Halloween Horror Nights Us Maze lupita nyongo

Lupita Nyong’o, good sport that she is, decided to jump back into her red jumpsuit and surprise folks at the Halloween Horror Nights Us maze to reprise her character from the Jordan Peele film. Nyong’o first went through the maze herself, and had the bejesus scared out of her. Then she easily slipped back into character, much to the surprise of other people traveling through the maze. Watch a video of Nyong’o at the Halloween Horror Nights Us maze below.

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We are long-time fans of Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Hollywood but have never been to the version in Universal Studios Florida. The opening nights usually occur on the same exact night, but this year Universal Orlando Resort opened their version a week earlier. So last night we got to experience Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando for the first time ever. How does HHN 29 stack up? Is Halloween Horror Nights 2019 Orlando really bigger and better than the Hollywood version? Watch our video showing highlights from every single haunted house, every scare zone, and both of the shows.

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Ghostbusters Halloween Horror Nights Maze

On September 3, 2019, I traveled to the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot to get a sneak preview of two of the big houses from Halloween Horror Nights 2019 based on Jordan Peele’s Us and Ghostbusters. Here’s what to expect from these two highly anticipated mazes and how they were created.

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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 »

halloween horror nights us

Universal Studios Hollywood is bringing back the funhouse with its Us-themed maze for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. The maze, based on Jordan Peele’s hit sophomore outing, will be the theme park’s biggest haunted walkthrough attraction at this year’s wildly popular annual Halloween event.

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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 »

Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 So Far

Ben Pearson's Top 10 Movies of 2019

2019 has not exactly been a banner year for mainstream American films. I still have plenty of foreign titles to catch up on before the year ends, and thankfully I caught a few worthwhile indies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to make this list a bit more interesting that it would have been otherwise. Here are my Top 10 movies of 2019 so far, with every title except one having already been released in U.S. theaters during the first half of the year (the one that hasn’t is currently slated for release this fall). Read More »

Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 So Far

top 10 movies of 2019 so far

The first half of 2019 is simultaneously the longest stretch of time I’ve experienced, and the shortest. The longest because the current political climate only worsens, and the shortest because I haven’t had the time to see nearly all the movies I wanted to see. Films like The Farewell, Parasite, Her Smell, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, An Elephant Sitting Still, and The Report evaded me before I sat down to write my best movies of 2019 list, but there are still plenty of great films to distract us — or perhaps remind us — of our most troubling real-life problems.

Here are my top 10 movies of 2019 so far.

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Best Movies of 2019 So Far

We’ve officially hit the midpoint of 2019, and that means it’s time to take stock of the year’s best movies so far. This summer has been mostly unremarkable, with a few glimmers of greatness here and there, but thankfully, the rest of the year has offered some gems worth gushing about. Honestly though, most of the great movies this year, at least for my personal list, come courtesy of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and thankfully, they’ll be on the way to theaters soon enough.

Below, find out my list of the 10 best movies of 2019 so far. Read More »

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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, watch as Adam Savage goes behind the scene at Weta Workshop to take a closer look at the robot from the Netflix movie I Am Mother. Plus, Shazam! star Zachary Levi has an encounter with The Tethered from Jordan Peele’s Us, and a video goes behind the scenes of some classic sketches from Nickelodeon’s original iteration of All That. Read More »