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The new horror sequel Candyman debuted at the top of the box office this weekend with more than $20 million, and its director, Nia DaCosta, made history in the process. DaCosta, according to IndieWire and Deadline, has become the first Black female director to ever have a film open at number one at the domestic box office.
True super fans of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s surreal anthology series that ran from 1959 to 1964, should be pleased. They won’t be, because that’s how die-hards often roll, but one thing is obvious from the first full-length trailer for Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access reboot: He has tremendous respect for the spirit of the first show. Continue reading ‘THE TWILIGHT ZONE’: WATCH THE CREEPY FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR JORDAN PEELE’S REBOOT
Movie fans, rejoice: Jordan Peele has just laced the world with the greatest Christmas gift of 2018. Today, bright and early, as everyone opened up their gifts, Peele dropped off the first trailer for Us, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 standout (and Oscar-winning) film Get Out. Continue reading Jordan Peele Creates a New Monster in First ‘Us’ Trailer
Jordan Peele made history by being the first black nominee for the Oscars’ big three: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. With his Best Original Screenplay win for Get Out, he made history again, becoming the first black writer to win in the category. Continue reading Jordan Peele Is First Black Writer to Win Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
Get Out walked away from the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards victorious, snatching both Best Feature and Best Director for Jordan Peele on Saturday. Spike Lee presented the award for Best Director to Peele. Continue reading ‘Get Out’ Wins Best Feature at Spirit Awards Ahead of the Oscars
Writer/director Jordan Peele’s Get Out was one of the sleeper hits of the year, debuting a year ago from Universal Pictures and — with very strong legs — ended up with a $176.5M domestic gross on a budget of around $4.5M; it was one of the most profitable films of 2017. Peele’s nominations this AM marks the first time an African American has been honored with a Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Original Screenplay nominations in one year as well as the third filmmaker ever to get the trifecta of honors for a directorial debut joining Warren Beatty for Heaven Can Wait and James L. Brooks for Terms of Endearment.