‘The Martian,’ ‘Her Story’ + More (JETflix Friday)
You’ve worked hard all week and you deserve some down time. Spend your evening checking out some of these newly released flicks and shows. Grab the popcorn, because these picks are JET-approved! JETflix Fridays starts now…
ROUND ON BOTH SIDES
After several years of absentee parenting while pursuing her modeling career in New York City, Niecy returns to her small Midwestern hometown in search of her daughter. With an ensemble cast that includes Tami Jordan, Brandon Young (previously featured on The Wire), Nayvia Tukes, Charmayne Williams and Karen Clark Green, catch this film while it’s streaming now.
Watch It: On KweliTV
Astronaut Mark Watney is left for dead when a strong storm passes through while he and his crew are on a mission. Although his team believes he’s deceased, he survived. Now, the stranded spaceman must use his scarce resources to make it back to Earth. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover, this action flick is available for purchase now.
Watch It: DVD
The LGBTQ community hasn’t been explored quite like this before. Documented in six parts, this web series explores the dating lives of transgender and gay women. “There were a lot of queer women who are attracted to trans women but were worried about what other people would think,” cowriter Jen Richards said to TakePart. “And I want the audience to root for them to get over it.” Get to know the characters including Paige, portrayed by Angelica Ross, and learn about their journeys.
Watch It: On YouTube