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La La Land director Damien Chazelle will direct a new musical TV series called The Eddy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama will center around a club in modern-day Paris, its owner, the house band and "the volatile city that surrounds them."
British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne will write The Eddy. Thorne is known for co-writing the This Is England spin-off series with Shane Meadows and creating the supernatural BBC show The Fades. He's also written for the hit teen drama Skins and the original British version of »
I like his smooth, dark brown complexion that glistens in all lights; his smile, which can flash from sardonic to warm; those soulful, expressive eyes
I hate horror films. I saw the 1996 classic Scream under duress: in a media studies class where critiquing it was integral to my final grade. I have a terminal case of the scaredy-cats, and I do not generally enjoy paying to be terrified. But as I heard more about new film Get Out, about a black man meeting his white girlfriend’s family, I knew I’d have to bite the bullet. And listen: it was utterly, spine-chillingly worth it. One of the top reasons? Its magnetic lead, British actor Daniel Kaluuya.
Kaluuya, 27, was born in London to Ugandan parents. I remember first seeing him in Skins, playing charming idiot Posh Kenneth. It was a thinly-drawn character elevated by Kaluuya who went on to become a writer on the show. »
- Bim Adewunmi
Image Source: Universal Pictures In October, we got introduced to a terrifying new horror movie by Jordan Peele. It's called Get Out, and the creepy trailer is enough on its own to turn you off of white suburbia for good. But there's something else. The more time we spent watching the trailer and looking forward to the film, the more we began to feel like star Daniel Kaluuya looked very, very familiar. And then, it clicked! Kaluuya actually appears in the first season of Black Mirror. He stars in the second episode, called "Fifteen Million Merits." The story tells of a futuristic dystopian society that revolves around 24-hour TV and the shallow entertainment of reality shows. In this world, civilians must cycle to power the society, earning a kind of currency known as Merits. We don't want to give too much away, but you might argue that it's a different »
- Ryan Roschke
Jordan Peele is best known as a comedian and one-half of the hilarious duo of Key & Peele but as it turns out, Peele is also a big horror buff and Get Out, a writing exercise he never figured would get made, is a perfect example of what can happen when an artist is given the opportunity to try something different.
Daniel Kaluuya ("The Fades," "Black Mirror," Sicario) stars as Chris, a talented photographer who is going away for the weekend with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams of "Girls" fame) to meet her parents for the first time. He's very black; she's very white and she hasn't told mom and dad. Rose argues race is a non-issue and though at first reluctant, Chris goes along with the weekend plans but rather quickly, even before the pair arrives at the posh family [Continued ...] »
It almost never happens with studio releases but over the weekend I was completely blindsided by a trailer for a movie I hadn't heard about.
Somewhere along the line, I missed the trailer for Get Out when it was first released and thought that's not usually a big deal when a movie looks this interesting, I just have to rectify the oversight.
Written and directed by Jordan Peele, one-half of the comedic duo Key and Peele, Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya ("The Fades," Sicario) as Chris, a guy in an interracial couple who is meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time. Though weird at first, the meeting seems to be going well until it becomes clear that her parents are members of some weird Stepford Wives-like brainwashing of all of the African Americans t [Continued ...] »
5 items from 2017
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