Jordan Peele - Get Out - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Get Out director Jordan Peele addresses the many fan theories and observations that have been made online. Plus, see if you agree with the reasoning as to why Captain America: Civil War seemed to work better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and check out a trailer for a new documentary about Jim Carrey‘s method acting process in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Read More »

Get Out Golden Globes

What began as an amusing piece of awards season news has blown into a much larger conversation. Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, one of the best and most financially successful movies of 2017, has been categorized as a comedy by Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That means that it will qualify in the “Best Comedy or Musical” category at next year’s Golden Globes, should it earn the nomination. That’s a weird fit for a horror movie, albeit a horror movie with plenty of comic relief.

Naturally, the internet had a lot of say about this, and now Peele himself has joined the conversation.

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Twilight Zone reboot

You’ve gotta hand it to CBS All Access: they’ve just made it extremely difficult to avoid subscribing to their subscription streaming service. A new report says that Jordan Peele – the former Key & Peele star and the architect behind Get Out, one of 2017’s best movies – is working on a reboot of Rod Serling‘s seminal sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone for All Access alongside one of the showrunners of Netflix’s The Defenders.
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Jordan Peele Nazis

With the surprise mega-success of his feature directorial debut Get Out earlier this year, the multi-talented Jordan Peele has seen his star rise to new heights. The writer/director/actor/producer signed a TV development deal with a company called Sonar Entertainment just a few days before Get Out hit theaters, and now the first project in that deal has emerged: a 1970s-set TV series called The Hunt, which is about a band of Nazi hunters and was inspired by true events. Because of the modern re-emergence of Nazis thanks in large part to our joke of a president, this show is now more relevant than it should ever have been in the year 2017.
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big mouth trailer

Puberty is the worst, but at least you can laugh about it thanks to Nick Kroll‘s new animated comedy series, Big Mouth.

The Netflix comedy follows the pitfalls of growing up as a teen dealing with raging hormones in the American suburbs, and features some of today’s funniest comedians voicing the animated teenagers. Netflix has released a few videos teasing the hormone monsters and “monstresses” plaguing these young teens, but the official trailer for Big Mouth has just dropped.

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Spike Lee and Jordan Peele - Black Klansman Movie

Director Spike Lee is one of the most prominent African-American filmmakers, making some of the most poignant and relevant films that are full of rich social commentary about class, racism and more. Meanwhile, Jordan Peele just started his directing career by bringing us the powerful horror thriller Get Out, rife with themes and metaphors about race, and a promising beginning to his future as a filmmaker. Now the two directors are teaming up for a new project that will surely have a to say about racism in America.

Spike Lee and Jordan Peele will collaborate on a new project called Black Klansman, which will tell the true story of a black police officer who managed to somehow infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s. The Black Klansman movie at Focus Features even has a promising new talent in talks to take the lead role. Read More »

Han Solo Director Replacement

Yesterday brought the shocking news that directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller had been let go from the Star Wars spin-off focusing on a young Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich.

At first, only creative differences were cited, but since then we’ve heard more specific details about why the acclaimed and respecting directing team were removed from the project with three weeks of principal photography left on the schedule. The reasoning for a parting of the ways is said to be a clash in filmmaking style. The fast and loose, improvisational approach that Lord & Miller have compared to the more calculated and structured style that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan never really met in the middle, and disagreements finally came to a head.

Now Lucasfilm has to find a new director quickly as the studio hopes to be back in production by July 10 (or so we’ve heard), and while Ron Howard is said to be the frontrunner, with names like Joe Johnston and Lawrence Kasdan himself also in consideration, we have a list of filmmakers that we’d like to see finish the Han Solo movie instead.

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Jordan Peele header

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Get Out director Jordan Peele is making an HBO show with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions
  • AMC’s Preacher gets an explosive new season 2 trailer
  • The Young Pope gets a second season and a new name
  • ABC heads under the sea for The Little Mermaid Live!
  • And more!

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Jordan Peele

I’m not even thinking about my top 10 movies of 2017 list yet (mostly because it’s May), but if I was thinking about, I’m fairly certain Jordan Peele‘s Get Out would be occupying the number one spot. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a shotgun blast to the face – a bold and terrifying and deeply personal horror movie with a sharp comedic bite. It left my mind scrambled, even as I left the theater cheering.

Naturally, the film’s enormous success at the box office suddenly made Peele a hot commodity and he was offered a number of big projects, including Warner Bros.’ remake of Akira. He ended up turning it down and his reasoning should please many movie fans.

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the next Jordan Peele project

Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut, Get Out, couldn’t have received a better reception. The film was beloved by audiences and critics, and it has made almost $200 million worldwide on a budget of $4.5 million. After making an original, socially relevant thriller, the Key & Peele co-creator started to get some big offers, like the long-in-development Akira remake.

Rather than play in someone else’s big sandbox, Peele will write and direct another original social thriller for Universal Pictures. Below, learn more about the next Jordan Peele project.

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