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Ray Parker Jr. on the Legacy of ‘Ghostbusters’, Passing on ‘Spaceballs’ and His Wild Oscars Performance [Interview]

Ray Parker Jr. is best known as the singer and songwriter of the Ghostbusters theme song, but the musician has an entire career outside of the supernatural comedy. A new documentary titled Who You Gonna Call? is premiering at the Zurich Film Festival later this month, and in addition to spotlighting his work on Ghostbusters, it dives into the life and career of Ray Parker Jr., including his time spent growing up in Detroit and early years in music when he cut his teeth working with Stevie Wonde...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Mtv, Stevie Wonder, Sony, Bill Murray, Fleetwood Mac, Alvin, Missy Elliot, Ghostbusters, Michael Jackson, Detroit, Spaceballs

Antebellum Review: A Socially Brilliant But Disappointing Thriller

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Tags: Movies, America, Janelle Monae, Bush, Gabourey Sidibe, Jena Malone, Malone, Julia, Monáe, Veronica, Connecticut Yankee, Jordan Peele, Huston, ComingSoon, Renz, Christopher Renz

Good Movies as Old Books: 100 Films Reimagined as Vintage Book Covers

At one time paperback books were thought of as trash, a term that described their perceived artistic and cultural level, production value, and utter disposability. This changed in the mid-20th century, when certain paperback publishers (Doubleday Anchor, for example, who hired Edward Gorey to design their covers in the 1950s) made a push for respectability. It worked so well that the signature aesthetics they developed still, nearly a lifetime later, pique our interest more readily than those o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Design, Film, College, Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Stephen Frears, Agatha Christie, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson

Tim Heidecker – “Property” (Feat. Weyes Blood)

Tim Heidecker is mostly known as an actor and comedian. He did excellent work in the scene from Jordan Peele's Us, for instance, where he got brutally murdered while listening to the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations." But Heidecker also has a side hustle making vaguely satirical '70s-style singer-songwriter music. Heidecker recorded his new album Fear … More »
Tags: Music, Tim Heidecker, Jordan Peele, Heidecker, Weyes Blood

Nia DaCosta's Candyman Has Been Delayed Until 2021

Candyman, the horror remake helmed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele, was set for a release October 16th. In yet another covid delay, it’s being pushed back to an as-of-yet unknown date in 2021. Read more...
Tags: Science, Candyman, Jordan Peele, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Nia DaCosta

'Antebellum' has a setup 'Get Out' fans might love. But in the end, it doesn't measure up

Janelle Monáe stars in 'Antebellum,' the debut from Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz that shares a producer with Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' and 'Us.'          [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: Religion, Janelle Monae, Arizona Republic, Jordan Peele, Christopher Renz, Gerard Bush

Nia DaCosta’s Candyman Release Date Delayed to 2021

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Nia DaCosta’s Candyman release date delayed to 2021 After this morning brought the news that Warner Bros. was holding off on the release of the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman 1984, Universal Pictures is electing to once again delay the release of Nia DaCosta’s Candyman from its latest October release date to an unspecified 2021 date, according to Deadline. RELATED: New Candyman Promo: A Story That Lasts Forever PB = PB || {}; PB.gptSt...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Amc, Chicago, Warner Bros, Anthony, Clive Barker, Universal Pictures, Rosenfeld, Cabrini Green, Jordan Peele, Cabrini, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, DaCosta, ComingSoon, Colman Domingo

Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Release Delayed to 2021

Audiences will have to wait until 2021 to summon “Candyman.” The supernatural slasher film, directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, has pushed back its theatrical release and will now debut on the big screen sometime next year. “Candyman” was supposed to hit theaters on Oct. 16. Universal and MGM, the studio’s behind […]
Tags: Universal, Candyman, Jordan Peele, Nia DaCosta

Lovecraft Country Is Getting to the Root of Everyone's Pain

Much as each of Lovecraft Country’s episodes have further expanded upon its strange world of eldritch magic and white supremacist occultists seeking to control it, the show’s never lost sight of the fact that it’s telling a complicated story about multiple generations of interconnected Black families working though…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, Jj Abrams, Racism, Michael K Williams, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, Jurnee Smollett, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country Recaps, Deron J Powell, Monique Candelaria

2020 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for media and advertising, but the challenges have only accelerated the industry transformation

Prior to the global pandemic, the ad industry was forecasting a blockbuster 2020 with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the US presidential election. Instead, advertisers have slashed spending, which has led to layoffs at ad agencies and media companies. Brands have also accelerated investments in areas that have grown during the past several months, like e-commerce and digital products. Transformers in media and advertising are developing new content breakthroughs for brands like Net...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Hollywood, California, Youtube, US, Trends, Brands, Unilever, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Tokyo, Starbucks

The 2020 Fall Movie Preview (Theatrical)

The 2020 Fall Movie Preview (Theatrical) is taking a look at movies set to make their theatrical release in the U.S. this Fall! Check them out below! RELATED: Check Out ComingSoon’s Fall 2020 TV Preview! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneS...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Montana, New York City, Ben Affleck, America, Chicago, United States, News Of The World, Dreamworks Animation, Tina Fey, Michael Caine, Jamaica, James Earl Jones

HBO Kicks Off Virtual Reality Extravaganza to Promote Lovecraft Country

HBO will host 100 influencers for a series of virtual reality events consisting of immersive theater, escape rooms, art installations, puzzles and a live concert to promote its new Jordan Peele-helmed horror show Lovecraft Country. The activations--the first of which kicks off at 10 p.m. ET tonight--will also be viewable on YouTube Live and include...
Tags: Hbo, General, Advertising, Jordan Peele

Check out the new song from Daveed Diggs' experimental sci-fi hip-hop group, clipping.

Most people will recognize actor/musician/writer Daveed Diggs from his fast-rapping turns as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. But Diggs' resume doesn't stop there. Among other things, he's also part of the experimental sci-fi-tinged hip-hop group clipping., along with producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. The group received a Hugo Award nomination for their song "The Deep," which also inspired a novel of the same name by Rivers Solomon that was recognized as one of ...
Tags: Post, News, Sci-fi, Hip-hop, Npr, Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Daveed Diggs, Diggs, Shirley Jackson, Jordan Peele, Marquis de Lafayette, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes, The Deep, Rivers Solomon

Hollywood Reacts to Chadwick Boseman’s Death: ‘This Is a Crushing Blow,’ Says Jordan Peele

As the news hit social media that star Chadwick Boseman is dead at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, Hollywood is remembering the actor who became a household name when he starred in the title role of the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther.” Jordan Peele tweeted, “This is a crushing blow.” Fellow […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Obituaries, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, Jordan Peele, Black Panther Jordan Peele

HBO’s Lovecraft Country Influencer Kits Support Black-Owned Businesses

Lovecraft Country, HBO's new supernatural drama series set in 1950s Jim Crow America, tackles the horrors of racism and monsters straight from author H.P. Lovecraft's stories. To build buzz for the series from showrunner Misha Green and producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, the network recently curated branded influencer kits containing items tied to its...
Tags: Hbo, Advertising, America, Influencers, Jordan Peele, Misha Green, Streaming & OTT, Adapting to Crisis, Lovecraft Country HBO

The week in TV: Lovecraft Country; African Renaissance; Manctopia and more

Horrors of all kinds abound in HBO’s brilliant new drama; Afua Hirsch explores African history; and inside the mind of Derren BrownLovecraft Country (Sky Atlantic) | sky.comAfrican Renaissance: When Art Meets Power (BBC Four) | BBC iPlayerHandmade in Africa (BBC Four) | BBCiPlayerDerren Brown: 20 Years of Mind Control (Channel 4) | 4oDManctopia: Billion Pound Property Boom (BBC Two) | BBC iPlayerLovecraft Country was, in its ambitions and its potential heft, already a phenomenon just on paper. A...
Tags: Hbo, Drama, Documentary, Africa, Bbc, Jj Abrams, Culture, Atlantic, Television & radio, Manchester, Factual TV, Jordan Peele, Afua Hirsch, Manctopia, Derren BrownLovecraft

Issa Rae & David Heyman to Produce Ghost in the Machine at Netflix

Issa Rae & David Heyman to produce Ghost in the Machine at Netflix After landing the rights to the forthcoming memoir from Tanya Smith, Netflix is partnering up with Issa Rae (The Lovebirds) and David Heyman (The Secret Garden) to produce a feature adaptation of The Ghost in the Machine, according to Deadline. RELATED: Jordan Peele & Issa Rae To Produce Universal’s Sinkhole PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh =...
Tags: Movies, Fbi, Netflix, United States, Smith, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Secret Garden, Rae, David Heyman, Jordan Peele, Heyman, Issa Rae, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jillian Share

Video essay on "The Last Acts of Black Horror Heroes"

Cydnii Wilde Harris juxtaposes two iconic horror films with Black male heroes: Night of the Living Dead and the original ending of Get Out, with director Jordan Peele's commentary on why it got changed. The effect is very interesting, but without context it's probably going to be make more sense viewers have seen both films, especially NOTLD. If you didn't know Get Out had an alternate ending, it's definitely worth watching just for that. Image: Vimeo /Cydnii Wilde Harris
Tags: Video, News, Race, Racism, Horror Movies, Horror Films, Jordan Peele, Living Dead, Get Out, Night of the Living Dead, Cydnii Wilde Harris

‘Lovecraft Country’ Trailer Digs Deeper Into the Occult and Teases the Season Ahead

Lovecraft Country just made its debut last night and it’s already on its way to being HBO’s new genre TV series sensation. If the buzz for the horror series produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, and Jordan Peele couldn’t be high enough, HBO has dropped a “season ahead” trailer giving us a sneak peek at the coming episodes of Lovecraft Country, and the occult mysteries that are in store. Lovecraft Country Trailer: The Season Ahead The mystery has been set up in the first episode of Lovec...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Horror, America, Chicago, Thriller, Courtney, Jordan Peele, Hippolyta, Jim Crow America, TV Trailer, Lovecraft Country, Chris Evangelista, Samuel Braithwhite, Christina Braithwhite, Misha Green J J Abrams

Lovecraft Country Promo: What to Expect in the Weeks Ahead

Lovecraft Country promo: What to expect in the weeks ahead Following the series debut of Lovecraft Country last night, HBO has released a promo reel for the remaining nine episodes of Misha Green and Jordan Peele’s new horror drama series, teasing the upcoming creatures that Atticus, Letitia, and George must face in Ardham as Atticus fights for his birthright. The second episode titled “Whitey’s on the Moon” is set to air on Sunday, August 23. Check out the video in the player below! Directe...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, America, TV News, Montrose, George, Atticus, Lovecraft, Jordan Peele, Leti, Matt Ruff, Hippolyta, Jim Crow America

Lovecraft Country Season 1 Episode 1 Recap: Sundown

Lovecraft Country Season 1 Episode 1 Recap: Sundown Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams have teamed up on HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a horror series blending the reality of 1950s Jim Crow America and the supernatural terror of H.P. Lovecraft. The show follows Atticus “Tic” Freeman on a road trip with his friend Letitia Lewis and Uncle George. In Lovecraft Country Season 1 Episode 1, Tic set out toward Massachusetts with Leti and George, who was writing a travel guidebook for African Americans. Pop’s...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, Massachusetts, Chicago, Marvin, Diana, Naacp, Recap, Montrose, TV Recap, Hunt, George, Jackie Robinson, Freeman

‘Lovecraft Country’ Star Jurnee Smollett and Creator Misha Green on If They Would Reteam for a Black Canary Project

“Lovecraft Country” marks the second time Jurnee Smollett and creator Misha Green have worked together, extending their creative relationship from two seasons on WGN’s historical drama “Underground” to HBO’s buzzy horror series, based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. The show is executive produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams. But […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Birds Of Prey, WGN, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, Jurnee Smollett, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors

Lovecraft Country uses the Black experience to wage a righteous war

Lovecraft Country isn’t the stuff of nightmares. But by the end of the first episode, you'll wish it was.  
Tags: Hbo, Opinion, Trends, Jordan Peele, Movies & TV, Black History, Lovecraft Country, Misha Green

‘Lovecraft Country’ Featurette: At the Center of the Horror is a Story About Family

Lovecraft Country grapples with horrors both cosmic and real in the upcoming HBO series, which blends Lovecraftian horror with the disturbing racism of 1950s America. But the new HBO series from executive producers Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, and Jordan Peele, is more than just about the terrors that lurk around every corner in Jim Crow America. At its core, it’s a story about family, according to star Jurnee Smollett in a new Lovecraft Country featurette released ahead of the show’s highly antic...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Horror, America, Chicago, Williams, Video Clips, Atticus, Courtney, Abbey Lee, Lovecraft, Jordan Peele, Smollett, Hippolyta, Jim Crow America

How to watch 'Lovecraft Country' on HBO when it premieres on August 16

  "Lovecraft Country" will premiere on the HBO cable channel and HBO Max streaming service on August 16. The series is produced by Jordan Peele ("Get Out"), Misha Green ("Underground"), and J. J. Abrams ("Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"). "Lovecraft Country" incorporates elements of drama, fantasy, and horror as it tackles racism in 1950s America along with supernatural terrors inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. To watch the show, you'll need an HBO cable subscription or an HBO Max st...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Samsung, America, Trends, Green, Anna Kendrick, Roku, Seth Rogen, Warner Bros, Matt, Lovecraft, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, Misha Green

Netflix Adapting Sci-Fi Young Adult Novel ‘The Upper World’ into a Movie Starring Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya‘s career skyrocketed after starring in Jordan Peele’s incredible horror movie Get Out. Since then, he’s been relegated to key supporting roles in the likes of Black Panther and Widows, and an unfortunately overlooked but fantastic lead performance in Queen & Slim. But Netflix might be able to help Daniel Kaluuya get more attention since they’ve just picked up the movie rights to an adaptation of Femi Fadugba‘s debut sci-fi young adult novel The Upper World, in which the actor is ...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, United States, United Kingdom, Adaptation, Harpercollins, Oxford University, Jordan Peele, Esso, Eric Newman, Bryan Unkeless, Daniel Kaluuya

Lovecraft Country Featurette Takes Us Behind the Scenes of HBO’s New Horror Series

Lovecraft Country featurette takes us behind the scenes of HBO’s new horror series HBO has released the first featurette for Misha Green and Jordan Peele’s forthcoming horror drama series adaptation of Lovecraft Country, featuring the main cast led by Jonathan Majors as they chat about each of their characters. Based on author Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, the series is scheduled to make its debut on Sunday, August 16. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Mandatory Streame...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, America, TV News, Lovecraft, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Hippolyta, Jim Crow America, Lovecraft Country, Michael Kenneth Williams, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors

Netflix Lands Daniel Kaluuya to Produce & Lead The Upper World

Netflix lands Daniel Kaluuya to produce & lead The Upper World Netflix’s adaptation of Femi Fadubga’s forthcoming YA fantasy novel The Upper World has taken a big step forward in development as Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) has signed on to star and produce the project, according to Variety. RELATED: Judas and the Black Messiah Trailer Reunites Kaluuya & Stanfield PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, US, Netflix, House Of Commons, Oscar, BAFTA, South London, Philadelphia, Einstein, Black Messiah, Judas, Peckham, Jordan Peele, Wallander, Esso, Eric Newman

Mandatory Streamers: Be Careful What You Search for in HBO’s Lovecraft Country 

Mandatory Streamers: Be Careful What You Search For in HBO’s Lovecraft Country Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of August 10, Misha Green and Jordan Peele’s Lovecraft Country series adaptation, based on the novel by Matt Ruff, is ready to take on monsters both familiar and Lovecraftian in a terrifying new tale also executive produced by J.J. Abrams. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online...
Tags: Amazon, Videos, Hbo, UK, TV, Movies, Australia, America, Bbc, TV News, Streaming, Hulu, Hunters, Paula Pell, J J Abrams, Peacock

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Little Woods’ is an Astonishing Debut Feature From Nia DaCosta That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Little Woods Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: In a female-led neo-Western, Tessa Thompson plays Ollie, a reformed ex-con with dreams of escaping her dreary fracking hometown of Little Woods, North Dakota. But when her terminally ill mother dies and her sister (Lily James) arrives on her doorstep with an unplanned pregnan...
Tags: Movies, America, Features, Npr, Hulu, Tessa Thompson, James, Thompson, Lily James, Deb, Ollie, Jordan Peele, Ian James, DaCosta, David Mackenzie, Featured Stories Sidebar