Jonathan Goldstein (right) and John Francis Daley were behind last year’s outstanding comedic thriller Game Night, a movie that deserved far more recognition than it received. Since then, we’ve been waiting to see what’s going on with their take on The Flash, but it sounds like another project has the potential to get off the ground before then, and it will take them into a new genre. Read More »
Comedian Jordan Peele has become a powerhouse filmmaker following his directorial debut with Get Out in 2017. Now Peele is back with his sophomore directing effort, a new nightmare simply called Us. The film finds a family in Northern California suddenly hunted by people they never imagined: themselves.
A new Us featurette goes behind the scenes of the new horror movie without giving much away about what’s really going on with this story of dangerous doppelgängers. Instead, cast members Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Elisabeth Moss praise the unique vision that Jordan Peele has behind the camera. Read More »
Could the Invisible Man remake actually be The Invisible Woman? It’s possible, teased The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss, who has recently been reported to be attached to the upcoming Universal horror film. With initial star Johnny Depp no longer involved with the project, Universal is reportedly looking at a new star. But with Moss’ latest coy statement, the studio could be looking for a very different performer. Read More »
Us pits Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke against some of humanity’s worst fears: ourselves. The doppelgangers at the center of Jordan Peele‘s highly anticipated follow-up to his breakout 2017 hit Get Out are part of a long tradition of doppelgangers in horror movies. But they take on a whole new terrifying layer in Us, a psychological horror thriller/home invasion movie. It’s best seen in the two new Us clips released by Universal a week ahead of the film’s release.
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We’ve got one more week until Jordan Peele blows us all away again with his sophomore directing effort Us. The film has received rave reviews after its world premiere at South by Southwest, and audiences are eager to see what the comedian-turned-horror-mastermind has up his sleeve. But until then, we’ve got a good way to pass the time.
The official soundtrack for Us is available today, and while you might want to hold off on listening to the score until you actually see the movie (that’s a personal rule of mine), there’s one track you can listen to absolutely guilt-free. In fact, it’s a song you’ve heard several times before: “I Got 5 On It” by Luniz. But the hip-hop track was made to be truly chilling with a creepy remix in the first trailer for Us. And that’s the version that has been released online today. Listen to the song from the Us soundtrack below. Read More »
This isn’t quite a review, because what we saw at last night’s SXSW screening of Stuber wasn’t quite a finished film. But the work-in-progress print of Michael Dowse’s action buddy comedy felt finished enough to establish that stars Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani have the best possible comedic chemistry. Listen up, Oscars 2020. Read More »
There is, despite countless American Pie and Road Trip spin-offs arguing otherwise, an art to shaping R-rated comedies. Rawdog raunchiness and “F-bombs” alone don’t equate to laugh-a-minute genius.
Take a movie like Good Boys. Gene Stupnitsky’s hilarious adolescent comicality boasts heart, message, and humor in the precisely right places. Lesser creators would’ve leaned heavily on cursing “tweens” thinking with their pre-pubescent naughty parts, yet Stupnitsky and co-writer Lee Eisenberg dare to focus on a heartwarming story about coming of age with sixth-grade understanding, and then fill in the anecdotal kinky playthings and pornography gags. Read More »
Brie Larson is tearing up the box office right now as the latest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but her young Room co-star Jacob Tremblay is about to lead a movie of his own.
Tremblay stars in Good Boys, a new comedy produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg that follows a young boy whose attempts to learn how to kiss before an upcoming party spirals into “an odyssey of epically bad decisions.” Check out the red-band trailer below.
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At the SXSW Premiere of US, director/writer/producer Jordan Peele reflected on going beyond the standard horror beats. “I love horror” he mused about the conventions of the genre and what inspires him. “At the same time, who cares?” he said to laughs.
This perfectly captures what US does: it’s a carelessness to how Peele approaches the story, but not in a lazy or disrespectful way. But rather, a lack of care to stick to what audiences expect from horror – and that makes for a sharp, funny and terrifying film.
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Now that the Dark Universe is dead (*sheds a tear*), Universal is retooling their plans for future Universal Monsters movies. For now, they’ve teamed with Blumhouse and Upgrade filmmaker Leigh Whannell to concoct an Invisible Man remake. And it looks like that film is attracting some impressive talent. A report indicates Elisabeth Moss, of Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale fame, is circling the project.
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