Okay, it’s been a pretty crazy news cycle recently. The monarchy has shifted, the Emmys happened, and we’ve been hooked on the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Don’t Worry, Darling more than the movie itself. So it’s understandable that a few newsworthy moments have kind of slipped beneath the radar amidst the chaos. But… nah, I’m sorry guys, it’s absolutely ridiculous how much we aren’t discussing Wendell & Wild right now.Continue reading “We Aren’t Talking About the ‘Wendell & Wild’ Trailer Enough”
Brandon Perea is still pinching himself over the very idea of himself in Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, Nope. Perea plays Angel, the Fry’s employee who befriends siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) as they embark on their mission to capture images of the U.F.O. that terrorizes their horse ranch.Continue reading “Brandon Perea Finds New Messages with Each Screening of ‘Nope’”
From the great animation director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Coraline, Henry Selick has teamed up with Jordan Peele to create his next stop motion animation, Wendell & Wild.Continue reading “Sneak Peek at New Stop Motion Film ‘Wendell & Wild’”
Please forgive me. I couldn’t resist. Universal just released a new poster for their horror Summer tentpole, from the mind of Jordan Peele, Nope. And the movie continues to look bonkers!Continue reading “New Poster for Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Has Us Saying ‘Neigh’”
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Nope. Peele promises to bring a new kind of pop nightmare to the expansive horror genre for his third directorial effort. Though the trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the plot, we can only assume that the kite string attached to the dark cloud that hovers above the dusty California gulch means doom for all those underneath it.Continue reading “‘Nope’ Trailer Teases Jordan Peele’s Latest Scares from Above the Clouds”
Candyman (2021) is Nia DaCosta’s conversation with the original 1992 classic. You know the story: in 1870, freed slave Daniel Robitaille (the amazing Tony Todd) was an artist who fell in love with a white woman. Her father had him tortured, mutilated and killed, his left hand replaced with a hook. Say his name five times while looking in the mirror, the story goes, and he will return and seek vengeance.Continue reading “‘Candyman’ is Horror with Something on its Mind”
We have it, folks. We finally have the name, movie poster, and official release date for the next Jordan Peele cultural masterpiece. Nope, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun will be dropping July 22, 2022, with a note highlighting how select sequences were filmed with IMAX cameras.Continue reading “Jordan Peele Reveals Poster for ‘Nope’ Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun”
Northern California is where the breakdown of American society begins in Jordan Peele’s second feature film Us. You can be a part of the tethered family by picking up the 4K ultra HD Blu-Ray DVD or streaming on demand today!
With historic Oscar nominations for Get Out and record-breaking ticket pre-sales for Black Panther, 2018 is shaping up to be a watershed year for mainstream genre pictures that center Black characters. Acclaimed speculative fiction writers and educators Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, who currently offer an online course dedicated to Jordan Peele’s box office phenomenon, join Keith for a frank discussion of both films and their place in American popular culture.
This has been an amazing ten months for Black cinematic culture. We had Beyoncé’s Lemonade in April 2016. Donald Glover’s Atlanta and Ava Duvernay’s Queen Sugar both premiered on September 6, 2016. Luke Cage’s entire season broke the Internet on September 30. Barry Jenkins’s Best Picture Oscar winning Moonlight dropped October 2016. So did Issa Rae’s Insecure. And then the wicked mind of Jordan Peele unleashed Get Out, this past weekend. There were other films, television shows, videos and the like, but damn. Look at this trajectory. It would be so easy to label this a Black Cinematic Renaissance, but I don’t think I want to be that optimistic.
This will be a collective review between Edward Hong and Josephine Chang. First, Edward provides a bite sized non-spoiler review for Jordan Peele’s Get Out while Josephine will go in deep to discuss the film in full detail. So for those wary of spoilers, you are safe!