Tag: JORDAN PEELE

‘America Supports Sheriff Clarke’ Billboard Is the Horrifying Us Follow-Up Nobody Asked For

Photo: WISN 12 With his directorial debut Get Out and its record-breaking successor Us, Jordan Peele has reinvigorated a horror genre that was short on ingenuity and diverse representation. But on the south side of Milwaukee, another low-budget debut threatens to dethrone the Academy-Award winning filmmaker. “What the—?” an unnamed onlooker mutters in disbelief. “Why?” […]

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Jordan Peele Has Explained The Wild Twist Ending Of ‘Us’

UNIVERSAL PICTURES [Spoilers for Us, obviously] For the first two acts, Us is a straightforward (relatively speaking) home invasion movie about a family being attacked by themselves. But things get twisty and mind-bending in the third act, especially in the final minutes when it’s revealed that the “real” Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) was living among the […]

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Back to the Essence: Tracy Morgan Returns to Bed-Stuy Community Garden to Kick Off 2nd Season of The Last O.G.

Tracy Morgan at the Garden Party for Good at the Hattie Carthan Community Garden in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 28, 2019.Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images for TBS) The Last O.G., the number one show on TBS, is heartening, sly and oh-so-real. It portrays in popular culture the collateral damage of mass incarceration—the lost time, the regrets, […]

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‘SNL’ Spoofs Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ By Adding An Evil Twist To Credit Card Commercials

[embedded content] Share This Video Jordan Peele’s Us broke multiple box office records, including the biggest opening weekend for an original horror movie, the biggest opening for a non-Ted (!) R-rated film, and the biggest opening weekend for a movie with a black female lead. But like how Kurt Cobain knew Nirvana “made it” when […]

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‘Us’ Is a Complex Metaphor for Black Mental Health

Us, Jordan Peele’s sophomore return to theaters after the mega success of his Oscar-winning film Get Out, deals with the theme of multiple selves. As such, it could be viewed as a metaphor for mental health, especially within the black community. The plot focuses on Adelaide Wilson, who as a child had a chance encounter […]

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Them: A Fake yet Relevant Film About the White Men Pissed at Jordan Peele for Saying He Won’t Make a Film Starring a ‘White Dude’

Jordan Peele attends the Paley Center For Media’s 2019 PaleyFest LA – ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’ held on March 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: JB Lacroix (Getty Images) It’s settled — Jordan Peele is a fucking force. Fresh off the highly successful opening weekend of his second feature, Us, he’s not […]

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Jordan Peele Says He’ll Never Have a ‘White Dude’ Star in His Movies

Jordan Peele is on a goddamn roll. Us, his superbly oblique horror follow-up to Get Out, is a massive success, his Twilight Zone reboot premieres next week, and the guy still has a shit-ton of Nazi-hunting shows and Lovecraft County adaptations and unofficial Key & Peele reunions in the pipeline. Peele has already cemented his […]

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‘Us’ Shows How Theatrical Experience Can Conquer Streaming, And Opens The Door For A New Auteur Era

UNIVERSAL PICTURES The pressure to repeat yourself as a director, especially when your debut feature is as successful as Get Out was, must be intense. In his follow up, Us, Jordan Peele’s ability to maintain style without repeating content, to give us what we want without giving us what we’re expecting, is about as close […]

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Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong’o Co-Sign the Electrifying Us Tribute We Never Knew We Needed 

Screenshot: mizzk.o (Instagram) While Jordan Peele spent his weekend breaking box office records with relative ease, dancer Kendra “K.O” Oyesanya spent hers breaking the internet—because why not? On Saturday, the Step Up: High Water actress sent social media into a frenzy with a mind-blowing dance routine she unleashed with the help of Antwon Keith Collier, […]

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Us Broke a Big Box Office Record—Consider It the Umpteenth Reminder that Black Narratives Are Marketable 

Lupita Nyong’o, in UsScreenshot: Universal Pictures (YouTube) The movie that had one of the best marketing campaigns known to man (shout-out to the scissors and fan art, just to name a couple), was helmed by a man debuting a highly anticipated follow-up to his first feature (a huge hit!), and dominated every social media feed […]

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Weekend Box Office: With ‘Us,’ Jordan Peele Is Officially His Own Franchise

Universal With the massive $70 million opening weekend of Us, director Jordan Peele is doing something we haven’t really seen outside of Christopher Nolan among this generation of directors: He’s making huge, blockbuster original movies, and what may be even more impressive is that Peele didn’t have the The Dark Knight movies to boost his […]

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‘Us’ Opening Weekend Proves the Black Community Has Jordan Peele’s Back

Jordan Peele clearly had the world waiting with bated breath after the success of Get Out, because fans around the world flocked to theaters for this week’s premier of his latest horror film Us. On Thursday’s North America opening night at the box office, the film brought in $7.4 million, already putting it on track […]

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Here’s Why Winston Duke is Wearing a ‘Howard’ Sweatshirt In Us

Moderator Rhea Combs, Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Howard Provost Anthony Wutoh.Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images for Universal Pictures) At 6 feet 5 inches, Winston Duke already stands out as the gentle giant who has to get brolic in Jordan Peele’s new nightmare Us. But the real star is what he’s wearing throughout […]

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Getting To Know Us: Yes, Jordan Peele Has a Doppelgänger. Can You Guess Who It Is? 

Getting to Know Us: The Cast Of Jordan Peele’s Latest Film Plays “Never Have I Ever” / The Root Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex are promoting this little movie named, Us. You may have heard of it? *wink* That’s right, the Wilsons and the man who created them […]

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Jordan Peele Made a Playlist of His Favorite Music Moments in Film

The soundtrack for Jordan Peele’s next big horror film, Us, is stacked with bangers and bops, from Migos’ “Stir Fry” to Childish Gambino’s “Redbone.” It also features a healthy dose of old-school feel good songs like Nas and Lauryn Hill’s “If I Ruled the World” and a stand-out eerie remix to Luniz’ “I Got 5 […]

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These Terrifying New Clips from Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Will Fully Freak You Out

Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, completely destroyed SXSW last week. The movie pulled in a slew of rave reviews and even nabbed the rare distinction of having a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Hollywood Reporter called it “fiercely scary,” IndieWire praised it as “relentless” and “anxiety-inducing,” and Variety went on and on about […]

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