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‘A Quiet Place’ scares up tons of money at the box office, but will it make noise at the Oscars like ‘Get Out’?

‘A Quiet Place’ scares up tons of money at the box office, but will it make noise at the Oscars like ‘Get Out’?
It’s still only the spring, but might we already have another year-end awards contender on our hands? “A Quiet Place” opened on April 6 to rave reviews, and it has now topped the box office with $50 million dollars in its opening weekend against a mere $17 million budget. And it bears a few striking similarities to another horror movie that earned plaudits from the academy, “Get Out.”

The stories of the two films don’t have much in common besides sharing the horror genre. “Get Out” was an allegory about racism in America, while “A Quiet Place” is about a family that lives in silence to escape the detection of creatures that hunt by sound. But there are eerie parallels behind the scenes. Both films were similarly acclaimed: “A Quiet Place” scored 82 on MetaCritic and 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, while “Get Out” rated 84 on MetaCritic and 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. And
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'The Last O.G.': Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish on Their Painfully Funny Sitcom

'The Last O.G.': Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish on Their Painfully Funny Sitcom
"Ok, listen, I gotta play you something." Tracy Morgan gestures to a young man, one of a gaggle of publicists and assistants and network reps hovering around the periphery of an Austin conference room. Some of them are checking their phones, or pretending to. Others are simply staring nervously at the man at the center of the room. The 49-year-old comedian is here with The Last O.G., the TBS comedy that will mark his long-awaited, somewhat delayed post-accident return to TV and is premiering at SXSW later that day. (It
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Key and Peele Reuniting for Netflix Stop-Motion Movie by ‘Coraline’ Director Henry Selick

Key and Peele Reuniting for Netflix Stop-Motion Movie by ‘Coraline’ Director Henry Selick
It’s been three years since the final episode of Key and Peele aired, but we still feel the hole left by the near-perfect sketch comedy series. We could hope for a reunion special or maybe even a revival, but with its creators/stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele currently killing it in Hollywood, that’s unlikely. But a Key […]

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Netflix Wins Stop-Motion Animated ‘Wendell And Wild’: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key Aboard

Netflix Wins Stop-Motion Animated ‘Wendell And Wild’: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key Aboard
Exclusive: Fresh off winning the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his directorial debut Get Out, Jordan Peele is at the center of a most intriguing feature re-team with Keegan-Michael Key, his longtime partner on the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series Key and Peele. Netflix has committed to finance and distribute Wendell and Wild, a stop-motion animated feature to be directed by James and the Giant Peach helmer Henry Selick. Key and Peele will supply the voices for two…
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‘SNL’: Kate McKinnon Channels Frances McDormand on ‘Family Feud: Oscar Edition’ to Joke About Inclusion Riders — Watch

‘SNL’: Kate McKinnon Channels Frances McDormand on ‘Family Feud: Oscar Edition’ to Joke About Inclusion Riders — Watch
The Oscars have come and gone, but “Saturday Night Live” being a week behind means we were treated to one last round of jokes about the awards ceremony last night. Kenan Thompson resumed his “Family Feud” hosting duties once again for a special Oscar Edition, which pitted the winners — Frances McDormand (Kate McKinnon), Guillermo del Toro (Beck Bennett), Allison Janney (Heidi Gardner), and Jordan Peele (Chris Redd) — against the losers: Common (Sterling K. Brown), Sally Hawkins (Melissa Villaseñor), Willem Dafoe (Alex Moffat) and Timothée Chalamet (Pete Davidson).

McKinnon channeled the “Three Billboards” star’s righteous indignation over the last few months, beginning with a joke hinging on her call for inclusion riders: “For all you ladies out there, I have two words that are going to change our industry: burlap dress,” she said. Hers wasn’t the only worthy impression, however, with Redd making a pointed joke about Peele moving
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Snoop Dogg’s Oscar Picks: Why He’s Rooting for ‘Get Out’ and Host Jimmy Kimmel

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Snoop Dogg’s Oscar Picks: Why He’s Rooting for ‘Get Out’ and Host Jimmy Kimmel
Snoop Dogg will be pulling for Jordan Peele on Sunday night. At the 90th Academy Awards, Peele and his film “Get Out” are up for three awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

“I think ‘Get Out’ should win,” Snoop told IndieWire on Friday. “That was a great movie. The story. The cinematography. The way that the black man lived at the end, both of them!”

Snoop has known Peele for a while — but mostly from the days when Peele’s “Key and Peele” partner Keegan-Michael Key would impersonate him on “Mad TV.”

“I’m rooting for Jordan Peele and the whole cast of ‘Get Out,'” Snoop added. “He got him some money now!”

Read More:RuPaul’s Oscar Predictions: Michael Stuhlbarg Was Robbed and Timothée Chalamet Should Win for ‘Call Me by Your Name

Beyond “Get Out,” Snoop is most excited to watch his pal Jimmy Kimmel
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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards winners: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ wins Best Picture, but voters spread the wealth

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2018 Gold Derby Film Awards winners: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ wins Best Picture, but voters spread the wealth
Call Me by Your Name” came out on top at the 16th Annual Gold Derby Film Awards when winners were announced on March 1, 2018. It won Best Picture in a competitive field of 10 films that also included “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” “The Florida Project,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Scroll down for the complete list of winners, which were decided by more than 1,000 Gold Derby users who voted for their favorites in our predictions center. And watch our complete presentation of the winners in the video above.

The win for “Call Me by Your Name” wasn’t necessarily surprising. It wasn’t the most nominated film of the year (that was “Shape of Water” with 14), but with 11 bids the intimate character-driven romance drastically over-performed relative to its showings at previous events including the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards,
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Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) follows sketch comedy alums like Kristen Wiig, Jamie Foxx & more by contending for Academy Awards

Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) follows sketch comedy alums like Kristen Wiig, Jamie Foxx & more by contending for Academy Awards
Movies that win Oscars tend to be dramatic, but performers and filmmakers with a background in comedy — specifically sketch comedy — have done surprisingly well over the years. The latest sketch alum-turned-Oscar nominee is Jordan Peele thanks to his work behind the camera as a writer, director and producer of “Get Out.”

Peele got his start on Fox’s “MADtv,” where he was a cast member from 2003-2008. He and his “MADtv” co-star Keegan-Michael Key followed that by co-creating the sketch comedy series “Key and Peele” which ran from 2012-2015 on Comedy Central and finally won them the Emmy for Best Variety Sketch Series in 2016. After they concluded that show Peele co-wrote the action comedy “Keanu” (2016) before making his directorial debut with “Get Out,” which explores racism in America through the prism of the horror genre. Its critical acclaim (99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercial success ($255 million grossed worldwide) has carried over into awards season,
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Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) would make history as first black writer to win Best Original Screenplay

Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) would make history as first black writer to win Best Original Screenplay
A year ago Jordan Peele was best known for the sketch comedy series “Key and Peele,” but after the show ended he stepped behind the camera, writing, directing and producing the horror comedy “Get Out.” Now Peele has the chance to make history as the first black writer to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Suzanne de Passe and Lonne Elder made history as the first black writers ever nominated for Oscars. De Passe was up for Best Original Screenplay for “Lady Sings the Blues” (1972), shared with Chris Clark and Terence McCloy. That same year Elder was nominated in Best Adapted Screenplay for “Sounder.” But neither won.

Seventeen years later Spike Lee was the second black writer up for Original Screenplay, for his classic “Do the Right Thing” (1989). Two years after that John Singleton reaped a bid for “Boyz n the Hood” (1991).

Black writers would go 18 years without receiving
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Get Out Makes Horror History with 4 Big Oscar Noms, Director Responds

Get Out Makes Horror History with 4 Big Oscar Noms, Director Responds
Get Out has officially earned four Oscar nominations. If we were to rewind the clock to just a year ago, it would seem very unlikely that a horror movie that was going to be released in February, coming from the guy best known for his sketch comedy show Key and Peele, would wind up getting nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Yet, here we are, as Jordan Peele's "social thriller" has defied the odds and done just that.

The hit horror flick has been a favorite throughout awards season, but it was still a big question mark as to whether or not the movie would manage to secure a nomination in the Best Picture category. Especially since the movie was completely shut out of The Golden Globes. The other movies nominated in the category include Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread,
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Movie News: Ken Watanabe Joins Ryan Reynolds in 'Detective Pikachu'; Watch New 'Ready Player One' Video

Detective Pikachu: Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, above) has joined the cast of Detective Pikachu. Ryan Reynolds will star in the live-action adaptation of the popular Pokemon video game series; his role is said to be "motion-capture in nature." Watanabe will play Detective Yoshida, a character created for the mystery movie. Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton will also star; Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) will direct. [THR]   Jordan Peele: Actor Jordan Peele, who made an impressive feature directorial debut with Get Out (above), says he will now focus on making films rather than acting: "Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing." Peele appeared alongside Keegan-Michael Key in the hit TV sketch show Key and Peele and in the film Keanu; he's also...

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‘Get Out’ Producers Wanted Jordan Peele to Play TSA Agent Rod

‘Get Out’ Producers Wanted Jordan Peele to Play TSA Agent Rod
“Get Out” producer Sean McKittrick says he failed to convince writer-director Jordan Peele to take a pivotal role in his $250 million-grossing debut. “We tried to force him — not force him, but we tried to encourage him to play the part of Rod that was ultimately played by Lil Rel [Howery],” said McKittrick during a panel at the Producers Guild of America Nominees Breakfast on January 20.

Read More:Producers Guild Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘I, Tonya’ Make the Grade, ‘Phantom Thread’ Doesn’t

Peele, then best-known for his work on the Comedy Central series “Key and Peele,” declined, stipulating, “‘The moment the audience sees my face, they’re not going to take [the film] seriously,'” said McKittrick, a partner at QC Entertainment. “He knew from the get-go how to keep the tone, which was very thin-ice throughout, it could veer off at any moment.”

In the film, Tsa agent Rob rescues his
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Get Out Director Jordan Peele Retires from Acting

Get Out Director Jordan Peele Retires from Acting
While not a huge shock, Jordan Peele has announced that he is "done" with acting and will instead focus on his directing. Get Out was a huge unexpected success for Peele and he clearly prefers to be behind the camera as opposed to being in front of it. Peele came into cult popularity with his comedy partner Keegan Michael-Key on the hit show Key and Peele as well as their work on the big screen for Keanu, but he's looking to leave all of that behind, at least for the time being.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jordan Peele jokingly compared himself to the Phantom Thread's Daniel Day-Lewis with his retirement from acting. Day-Lewis announced over the summer that Phantom Thread will be his last acting role. However, the actor has "retired" from acting in the past, so possibly Peele will return as well. When talking about his decision to quit acting,
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‘The Shape of Water’ Will Be the Best Picture Nominee to Beat

‘The Shape of Water’ Will Be the Best Picture Nominee to Beat
This year, it looks like the five DGA feature film director nominees could match up with the top five Best Picture Oscar nominees. Assuming that’s true, which movie is running ahead? Let’s break down their followings.

Dunkirk” is a $100-million spectacular World War II epic with appeal to men from action filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Inception”) who is eager to finally earn his first directing Oscar nomination.

Guilds: PGA, DGA, Ace, Asc, and Adg.

Read More:2018 Producers Guild of America Awards Nominations: ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Get Out,’ and More

Harmful meme: Why hasn’t it gotten more awards attention so far, like SAG? It’s landed nominations from the Globes, BAFTAs, and Critics Choice, but so far no wins. It lacks dialogue (so did “The Revenant”) and meaty characters. It’s radical that way, which is a good thing (it scored $505 million worldwide) and a bad
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‘The Shape of Water’ Will Be the Best Picture Nominee to Beat

‘The Shape of Water’ Will Be the Best Picture Nominee to Beat
This year, it looks like the five DGA feature film director nominees could match up with the top five Best Picture Oscar nominees. Assuming that’s true, which movie is running ahead? Let’s break down their followings.

Dunkirk” is a $100-million spectacular World War II epic with appeal to men from action filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Inception”) who is eager to finally earn his first directing Oscar nomination.

Guilds: PGA, DGA, Ace, Asc, and Adg.

Read More:2018 Producers Guild of America Awards Nominations: ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Get Out,’ and More

Harmful meme: Why hasn’t it gotten more awards attention so far, like SAG? It’s landed nominations from the Globes, BAFTAs, and Critics Choice, but so far no wins. It lacks dialogue (so did “The Revenant”) and meaty characters. It’s radical that way, which is a good thing (it scored $505 million worldwide) and a bad
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10 Wide Releases in 2017 That Exceeded Expectations

While wide releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Dunkirk, Baby Driver, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Logan Lucky either met or fulfilled expectations this year, we had to dig deep for the studio films that caught us pleasantly off-guard. While much of our year-end coverage will be focusing on the overlooked gems, today we’re highlighting the few major releases that left us surprised.

Note that the below ten features are strictly films that received a wide release on their opening weekend and not ones that eventually expanded with a roll-out. Some, for various reasons, arrived with virtually little-to-no anticipation around these parts, while others wildly exceeded our standard expectations, and a few managed to be among our favorites of the year.

Check out our selections below and let us know what surprised you most in 2017.

Blade Runner 2049 (Ridley Scott)

It is hard to say where exactly expectations
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Friends From College: A Commentary on the Challenges of Monogamy (And Life)

Friends From College is an original Netflix series set in the Big Apple, where a group of Harvard graduates and best friends reunite under their mangled umbrella of past successes and present failures. With the exquisitely talented cast from Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) and Fred Savage (The Grinder), to Billy Eichner (Parks and Recreation) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), this group of New Yorkers turn the city from one that never sleeps to a city that never sleeps with their partners. Warning! This article contains spoilers. Plot Breakdown When Ethan (Key) and Lisa Turner (Cobie Smulders) return to

Friends From College: A Commentary on the Challenges of Monogamy (And Life)
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‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’: Season One (Amazon Prime Review)

Jean Claude Van Johnson review: The Muscles From Brussels lead the cast of this self-parody in a new six-part series coming to Amazon Prime Video.

Jean Claude Van Johnson review by Andrew Gaudion.

Jean Claude Van Johnson review

You may have caught sight of the pilot episode of Jean-Claude Van Johnson last year during Amazon Prime’s Originals audience poll. A few original Amazon shows aired a pilot on the streaming service, and his public opinion was enthusiastic enough, that series would be commissioned to a full order. It is the reason why The Tick returned to our screens, and it also why we now have a full series of Jena-Claude Van Johnson. Did Prime members get it right? Have we got a high kicking success or a flop that can barely do the splits? Well, it’s a bit of both.

The show stars Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a fictionalised version of himself,
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We Are So Here For Jordan Peele's Reboot of The Twilight Zone

Upon first hearing the news that The Twilight Zone is getting the dreaded reboot treatment, we were admittedly pretty nervous. Who has the stamina to cross a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity? Who could ever venture into the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge? While Rod Serling will forever remain our Twilight Zone fave, CBS All Access's remake of the classic has officially found a worthy successor: Jordan Peele. While The Twilight Zone doesn't skew straight horror all the time, we have a feeling the former Key and Peele comedian will be able to expertly nail the show's trademark eerie feel. He's already proved his horror chops tenfold with Get Out, one of this year's best movies, and has another social thriller in the works for 2019. CBS confirmed Peele's involvement on Dec.
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Watch: Jordan Peele Answers Reddit’s Biggest ‘Get Out’ Theories and Questions

Get Out landed in theaters way back in February, but in a rare feat for any film, let alone a horror movie and a filmmaking debut from Key and Peele's Jordan Peele, Get Out has remained a part of the cultural conversation throughout the year, and is now emerging as an Oscar frontrunner as we head into the thick of awards season. With the awards push in mind, Peele has been back on the media circuit and in a great new video from Vanity Fair, the writer-director is confirming, debunking, and occasionally marveling at the biggest fan theories …
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