Haunted Mansion movie

Here’s some unexpected news: Disney is in negotiations with Justin Simien (Dear White People) to direct the new Haunted Mansion movie, based on the classic theme park attraction. Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, The Heat) wrote the most recent draft of the script for this film, which will not be connected to the much-maligned 2003 movie starring Eddie Murphy. Read More »

bad hair trailer new

There’s a killer weave in Bad Hair – literally. This horror-satire from Dear White People director Justin Simien follows a young woman in the 1980s who gets a weave that appears to have a mind of its own. The film played Sundance and is headed to Hulu this month, and a new Bad Hair trailer just arrived to announce the release. Check out the trailer below.

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Bad Hair trailer

Justin Simien, the creator of the indie movie Dear White People and the acclaimed Netflix series of the same name, has moved into the horror realm for his second feature film. Bad Hair is a horror satire set in the 1980s, focusing on the relationship between power and perceived beauty as it applies to an aspiring television executive – oh, and one of the characters has a weave with a mind of its own and a taste for human blood.

The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and arrives on Hulu this October. Check out its new trailer below. Read More »

Bad Hair review

Writer/director Justin Simien premiered his feature film debut Dear White People at Sundance in 2014, and later went on to adapt that movie into a Netflix streaming series. Now he’s back at the festival with something completely new: an ‘80s-set horror thriller about a killer weave. Read More »

Dear White People season 3 trailer

I know we’re in the throes of Peak TV and there are more shows to watch than ever, but if you haven’t given Netflix’s Dear White People a try yet, you’re missing out on one of the streaming service’s best original series. It’s a smart, funny, sexy show with a terrific cast of vibrant characters, and I’m particularly appreciative of how it often tackles complex subject matter, giving its characters time to truly grapple with difficult decisions instead of easily distilling them down to surface-level. It’s provocative in the best sense of the word.

Check out the first full trailer for the show’s third season below, which promises new characters, new relationships, and new secrets. Read More »

Dear White People season 3

Netflix has made it official: Dear White People will return for season 3 on the streaming service. Justin Simien‘s dramedy, adapted from his film of the same name, focuses on racial tensions at a predominantly white Ivy League university, and the third season will continue to dig into a mystery that was uncovered in season 2.

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Bad Hair movie

After turning his indie hit Dear White People into a Netflix TV series, director Justin Simien is ready to return to movies. Simien is gearing up to helm the horror satire Bad Hair, which sounds like it could be the spiritual successor to Get Out.

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Dear White People season 2 trailer

Dear White People was one of the best TV shows of last year, but because of the non-stop onslaught of Netflix shows and original movies, it didn’t get as much as much love as it deserved. Now a new trailer for the second season has just arrived, and everyone who’s caught up with the show will know why that’s exciting – this is a vital, hilarious series with a whole lot on its mind and a cast bursting with complex and lovable characters.
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Dear White People trailer

Writer/director Justin Simien’s 2014 debut feature film Dear White People announced the arrival of a bold new voice in entertainment. Simien’s movie tackled topics like identity and race with humor and wit, and I was thrilled when Netflix announced they’d picked up the concept as a TV series. After a quick date announcement trailer a couple of months ago, they’ve released the first full trailer for the series – and it looks fantastic.
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‘Dear White People’ TV Series Coming to Netflix

Dear White People

Justin Simien made a big splash with his feature directing debut Dear White People, and now he’ll continue making waves over at Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a Dear White People TV series, which like the movie will center on students of color attending a mostly white Ivy League school. As of now, there’s no word on whether any of the original cast members (which included Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, and Tyler James Williams) will return.  Read More »