Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
When Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele announced the end of their Comedy Central show Key and Peele last year, the official line was that they just wanted to move on to other things. But maybe the real reason for their professional breakup was something much more sinister. Maybe their relationship was irreparably damaged when it turned out one of them is — gasp! — a theater texter, while the other one just wants to be left alone to watch his movies in peace.
Well, probably not. But the two do find themselves hilariously at odds in a new “Don’t Talk” PSA from the Alamo Drafthouse. Which they recorded to promote their new movie together, Keanu. So yes, you can breathe a sigh of relief, they haven’t really turned against each other after all. Watch the Keanu Alamo Drafthouse PSA after the jump. Read More »
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The trailer for Keanu was already entertaining on its own. Not only does the presence of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele make it a must-see comedy, but the title character is one of the cutest kittens that the big screen has ever seen. In fact, one of the biggest problems that Keanu may end up having is that we just don’t get enough of the little feline in the film’s running time.
Perhaps in an effort to make up for the fact that there’s only so much of the little cat in Keanu, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a trailer parody that replaces Key, Peele and the other actors with cats. There’s more gangsta cats and even a pole-dancing cat. Don’t worry, you can watch all this cuteness out in the open because the Keanu kitten trailer is completely safe for work. Read More »
This is not a review of Keanu. The version that screened at SXSW was described as a work-in-progress cut and changes, both significant and minor, can still occur between now and when the film arrives in theaters. Jokes can be be swapped, sequences can be tightened, and entire scenes can still be excised or added. To say something definitive right now would be unfair.
However, the cut of director Peter Atencio‘s new comedy that played before a packed house at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin certainly felt like a finished movie…and that’s a bit of a mixed bag. So let’s break out the questions. Is the big screen debut of beloved comedy Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele funny? Yeah, of course it is. These two can’t not be funny. If the trailer made you giggle, there is plenty to enjoy here and you’re in for a good time at the movies. But is the film more than the sum of its best jokes? No. At least not in this particular version.
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South by Southwest is only days away now. Sadly, I won’t be attending the very fun Austin-based festival this year, but our own Jacob Hall will be in attendance to cover the wide array of films premiering there this year, including some high-profile films. Last week an unfinished cut of Sausage Party was added to this year’s lineup, but another addition just has been made to the SXSW schedule: Keanu will play at the festival.
Learn more about the Keanu screening below.
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Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
With last month’s red-band trailer, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele‘s Keanu went from an unknown quantity to one of our most anticipated comedies of the year. In part, this was because Keanu looks like nothing so much as a feature-length version of a Key and Peele sketch: original and hilarious and brilliantly insightful about society’s expectations of black men. But mostly, if we’re being totally honest, it was because of that cat. Just look at those fuzzy little paws and those big wide eyes. How can you not fall in love with him?
Well, maybe if you didn’t get to see the first trailer because it was NSFW. Fortunately, for those who’ve yet to succumb to Keanu’s charms, a new green-band trailer has just arrived. Now the whole family can get together to coo over this pint-sized bundle of sheer cute. Watch the Keanu green-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
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One of the biggest television events of the year is coming up this weekend with the live broadcast of Super Bowl 50. The NFL has dropped the Roman numerals from the game, because people are apparently too ignorant to know that “L” means 50 — it isn’t just a typo in the graphics. But that’s beside the point, because no matter what we call the game, it’s going to be sweetened by the comedic stylings of Key and Peele.
Squarespace has announced that they will have Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele providing live commentary for the big game as their characters Lee and Morris (seen above), but it might be a little tricky because of the rules they have to follow due to the NFL’s strict copyrights regarding the Super Bowl. Find out more about the Key and Peele Super Bowl commentary below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
For five seasons, Key & Peele was one of the funniest shows on television, a beautifully produced sketch comedy series that was literate and lewd, silly and sly, observational and controversial. Now, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key look to continue that legacy with Keanu, which already looks like a frontrunner for one of 2016’s funniest movies.
Goofy jokes? Confrontational racial comedy? Gun battles? Drugs? The cutest kitten in the history of ever? Yeah, the new Keanu red band trailer has it all.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Comedy fans mourned when Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele decided to end their Comedy Central series Key & Peele (pictured above) after five razor-sharp seasons. But in the duo’s defense, they had a pretty good reason for doing so: they wanted to move on to other things. Like Keanu, an upcoming comedy which reunites Key and Peele so they can dish out more satirical social commentary.
Look, we’re not saying Keanu is a feature-length version of a Key & Peele sketch, or that it makes up for the fact that we’ll never get a Key & Peele season 6. But it might be close enough. Get your Keanu first look after the jump. Read More »
Even though the ending of the Comedy Central series Key and Peele earlier this year left us sad, the good news that is left the comedy duo of Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key open to some big screen projects. And one of those promising opportunities just came to light.
Key and Peele are teaming up with Henry Selick (director of Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline) for a new stop-motion animation comedy called Wendell and Wild, and it sounds like it’s going to be another twisted endeavor. Read More »