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The Twilight Zone – “The Comedian” (2019) TV Review

The first episode of the much anticipated reboot of The Twilight Zone, executive produced and narrated by Jordan Peele, is freely available to watch online. Future episodes are solely available on CBS All Access.

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Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone was undoubtedly influential. Unfortunately, that Continue reading The Twilight Zone – “The Comedian” (2019) TV Review

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Us (2019) Movie Review

Jordan Peele understands the horror movie industry. Given he came out of the Blumhouse label with his directorial debut, the massively successful Get Out, this is no controversial statement. But his adept understanding of what works and doesn’t work about a horror film does not end at Jason Blum’s low-risk, high-reward model.

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Peele has been transparent about his horror influences, and it is clear with Get Out and Us that he knows how to Continue reading Us (2019) Movie Review

2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Director

The 2018 Best Director category is not entirely unexpected. There is a surprise or two (mainly just one, though), but mainly this race remains the same as it was before the nominations were announced. The only hurdle left for the current front-runner to jump is the DGAs. Let’s talk about that.

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The Nominees:

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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Director Nominees

People were surprised when Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele were snubbed for the Golden Globes crop of directors. Will they get into the Academy nominations? Is there a scenario in which Spielberg doesn’t get in? Will Guillermo Del Toro win…well that’s an article for another day.

Let’s talk about it!

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The Nominees:

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Get Out (2017) Movie Review

The opening to Get Out, the new thriller from Key & Peele‘s Jordan Peele, plays out in a single, meandering take that is gorgeously composed. The single shot depicts a man (Lakeith Stanfield) being plucked off of a suburban street in the middle of the night.

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This cold open pivots to an idyllic, happy young couple, Chris and Rose (Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams), packing for a weekend at Rose’s parents’ house. This retreat to the woods, however, promises to be far more Continue reading Get Out (2017) Movie Review

Keanu (2016) Movie Review

After his girlfriend breaks up with him, Rell (Jordan Peele, also co-writer) comes across cute kitten Keanu, who proves to be the saving grace from his post-breakup blues.

Rell gets unnaturally attached to Keanu, to the point that when the cat is kidnapped (dare I say cat-napped?) by gangster outfit the 17th St. Blips, he and cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) must infiltrate the gang and literally save the cat.

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The lion’s share of comedy in Keanu derives from Continue reading Keanu (2016) Movie Review

Weekend Box Office Predictions: 4/29 – 5/1

The weekend of 4/29/2016 sees three new wide releases: KeanuMother’s Day, and Ratchet & Clank. The first is the big screen debut of Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as leads. The second is the next film in the Garry Marshall-verse. And the third is a video game adaptation. Let’s get into it.

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Mother’s Day has the widest release of the three (3,035 according to Box Office Mojo), but Marshall’s box office record is Continue reading Weekend Box Office Predictions: 4/29 – 5/1