candyman trailer

Someone must’ve gone ahead and said his name five times in front of a mirror, because Candyman is back. The horror classic, based on a short story by Clive Barker and directed in 1992 by Bernard Rose, gets a modern-day update courtesy of director Nia DaCosta, and producer and co-writer Jordan Peele. This is no mere remake, but a continuation of that film that also reboots and recontextualizes the tale. Watch the first Candyman trailer below.

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The 92nd Academy Awards have come and gone and while Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us went unrecognized — even in the Best Actress category, where Lupita Nyong’o’s versatile dual role surely deserved a nomination — horror aficionados know the real score regarding the best films of last year. So does Janelle Monae, whose opening musical number featured back-up dancers in red Us jumpsuits and white Midsommer dresses, with Monae herself being crowned the flowery May Queen and other notable snubs like Dolemite Is My Name and Queen & Slim adding to the costume flair.

Two years ago, when Peele was on the awards trail for his first feature, Get Out, he participated in a THR writers roundtable where he was asked to name one screenplay that had particularly influenced him. He gave an appropriately doppelgänger answer, citing not one, but two films based on Ira Levin novels: The Stepford Wives and Rosemary’s Baby. The 1975 film adaptation of The Stepford Wives hit theaters forty-five years ago today, and at first glance, its influence on Get Out (another improbably good February movie) is more immediate. However, Peele has identified Rosemary’s Baby as his favorite film and, like the Tethered in Us, it’s easy to see movements mirrored between his two modern horror gems and both those classic Levin adaptations.

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The Twilight Zone Season 2

Get Out and Us creator Jordan Peele relaunched The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access last year, and he also served as the new host in place of the legendary Rod Serling. During CBS All Access’s announcements to the Television Critics Association, Head of Original Content, Julie McNamara, previewed the second season, including the cast and titles for new episodes. Find out all about The Twilight Zone season 2 below. Read More »

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

A lot can change in a lifetime, so said the meme-able tagline for The Irishman this year. But it doesn’t even take a full life to observe a radical change in the trajectory of a life, as shown by the many artists who changed the course of their careers during the 2010s. It’s one thing to stage a comeback when you’re down and out in the public eye – after all, who doesn’t love an underdog story? – and another to successfully execute a 180-degree shift when things are going fairly smoothly.

This list pays tribute to those in the industry who pulled off pivots that caught us off-guard but did their job of redefining an already established star image. You might notice a running theme in this list: it’s disproportionately male, white and straight, unfortunately. This indicates that there is still room for the industry to improve in the 2020s and allow more opportunities for women, people of color and LGBTQ+ artists to spread their wings and avoid becoming pigeonholed into a single identity. But given the breadth of artists reshaping a well-known persona in this decade, they have many great playbooks to run.

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Hunters Trailer

Put this one on your “Most Anticipated TV of 2020” list. In the Jordan Peele-produced Hunters, Al Pacino leads a team of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York City. That premise alone should sell you on this, but if not, this new trailer should do the trick. It’s mostly just Pacino giving a monologue in a thick accent, but at the last minute, “Street Fighting Man” from The Rolling Stones kicks in, knives come out, and things get very intense. Watch the Hunters trailer below.

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Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay

Get Out may seem like yesterday’s news, but when you think back over the biggest horror films of the past decade, Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut looms large. Now fans of the film can explore it in even more detail with Inventory Press’s Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay, a 224-page book which features the screenplay along with Peele’s in-depth notes, more than 150 stills from the movie, and behind-the-scenes information about how this modern classic came to be. Sounds like it’d be a great holiday gift for the horror movie fan in your life. Get the details below.
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new jordan peele movies

After Get Out and Us, Universal wants more Jordan Peele movies – and I can’t say I blame them. Peele just inked a five-year first-look deal with Universal, which will result in two films that Peele plans to write, produce, and direct. Peele’s films with Universal have both been acclaimed and hauled in a total of $500 million at the box office, so the studio would be crazy to lose him at this point.

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Us Vinyl Soundtrack

Because every month feels like an entire year these days, you might find it hard to believe that Jordan Peele‘s provocative thriller Us came out earlier this year. We’re bound to be reminded when awards season starts heating up, but until then, Waxwork Records is here to deliver the Us vinyl soundtrack that comes in some incredible artwork on the cover and gatefold, and has two different colored vinyl discs that are perfect representations of The Tethered. Or, if you’re not a vinyl collector, there are two outstanding enamel pins that you might want to add to your collection. Read More »

Legend of the White Dragon

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, learn how Jordan Peele‘s Us crafted the doppelganger scenes to allows actors to play two characters in the same shot. Plus, watch a teaser for a Power Rangers inspired short film called Legend of the White Dragon starring Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver, and see how SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny reviews impressions of some of his signature characters. Read More »

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Us blu-ray giveaway

Jordan Peele‘s twisty, mysterious horror hit Us arrives on Blu-ray next week. In honor of the impending home media release, we’re giving away Us and Peele’s first film, Get Out, on Blu. Here’s your chance to own two of the best horror movies of the 21st century, together.

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