'Just Mercy' is now free to stream through the month of June to help educate people on systemic racism
Warner Bros. has made "Just Mercy" free to rent on digital streaming platforms for the month of June. The film is being offered as a resource to help educate people about the dangers of systemic racism. Based on a true story, the movie focuses on the life of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he fights to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx). To learn more about Bryan Stevenson and his work with the Equal Justice Initiative, check out EJI.org.
In response to current events, Warner Bros. is now offering free streaming rentals for its film "Just Mercy." The movie comes from director Destin Daniel Cretton, and stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. "Just Mercy" was originally released in theaters on January 10, 2020. The movie tells the true story of Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), a civil rights attorney who works to defend a man wrongfully convicted of murder. You can rent "Just Mercy" for free right now through a variety of digital movie services in the US, including Apple TV, FandangoNow, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, PlayStation Store, Vudu, Microsoft, and YouTube. The free rental will be available throughout the month of June. The studio hopes that the film will serve as an educational resource for people who wish to learn more about the dangers of systemic racism in our society. To further elaborate on the decision to offer the free rental, Warner Bros. released the following statement on the film's official website: "We believe in the power of story. Our film 'Just Mercy,' based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, 'Just Mercy' will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the US. To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today. Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies.For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative please visit EJI.org."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Tax Day is now July 15 — this is what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first time
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How to watch 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' — Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return as the iconic duo in the new sequel streaming now on VOD services
"Bill & Ted Face the Music" is now available to rent or buy digitally. The..."Bill & Ted Face the Music" is now available to rent or buy digitally. The film made its home video debut on the same day it premiered in select theaters. The sci-fi comedy stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, reprising the roles they first made famous in 1989's "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." You can rent or purchase the movie from a variety of video on demand (VOD) services, including Amazon, Vudu, FandangoNow, Apple TV, and Google Play. Read more: Renting a movie online is as simple as a few clicks — here's everything you need to know about streaming rental services If you're searching for a most excellent new movie to stream from the comfort of your home, "Bill & Ted Face the Music" could be just the rental for you. The film, which stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as the iconic title duo, arrives on VOD at the same time it's premiering in select theaters. "Bill & Ted Face the Music" is the third entry in the "Bill & Ted" franchise, following 1989's "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" and 1991's "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey." Though once heralded as the musical saviors of the future, William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore "Ted" Logan (Keanu Reeves) are now middle-aged musicians struggling to fulfill their destiny. With the help of their daughters, the pair embark on a time-traveling and dimension-hopping adventure to save the universe. Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and William Sadler also star. The movie is directed by Dean Parisot, and is written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Matheson and Solomon previously wrote the first two entries in the series. "Bill & Ted Face the Music" has received positive reviews from critics. The movie currently holds an "82% Fresh" rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a score of 66/100 on Metacritic. How to watch "Bill & Ted Face the Music" "Bill & Ted Face the Music" is now available to buy or rent through a variety of VOD digital retailers, including Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, FandangoNow, Apple TV, and Google Play. The movie currently costs $19.99 to rent or $24.99 to own. If you rent "Bill & Ted Face the Music," you have 30 days to start streaming the film. After you start watching, the rental will last for 48 hours. Digital purchases of "Bill & Ted Face the Music" will remain in your library for as long as your chosen retailer continues to offer the movie. To watch "Bill & Ted Face the Music" through any of the aforementioned services, you'll need to sign up for an account to the retailer of your choice, enter valid payment information, and have access to that retailer's streaming app. Apps for Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, FandangoNow, Apple TV, and Google Play are available on many mobile devices, smart TVs, and streaming players. Click on the link for each service to see a full list of supported devices. The movie is available in standard definition (SD), high definition (HD), and 4K Ultra HD resolution through all of the listed services. Pricing is currently the same no matter which version you rent or buy. In addition to VOD services, "Bill & Ted Face the Music" is also currently playing in select theaters nationwide. You can check theater listings and purchase tickets here. 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Watch Free Films by African American Filmmakers in the Criterion Collection … and the New Civil Rights Film, Just Mercy
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