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How not to reconnect with an old hook-up who’s now famous

Jeremy O. Harris on Late Night with Seth Myers last October (Photo: YouTube) A tweet from the actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris has gone viral. Harris is the queer writer behind the Slave Play, which enjoyed a recent run at the John Golden Theatre in New York City. The play prompted much debate around interracial relationships and Harris saw his profile soar, with numerous magazine profiles and appearances on chat shows including Late Night with Seth Myers. Harris’s success has been noted...
Tags: New York, Life, New York City, Time, Lifestyle, Yale, Broadway, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Seth Myers, Anthony Rapp, HARRIS, Chris Hayes, Peele, Yale School of Drama, CHICAGO LOS ANGELES


How to Listen

John and Craig talk dialogue. How characters speak is an optimized version of real speech — but if you optimize too much you risk making your characters feel artificial. We listen to clips of real conversations to pick out patterns and tendencies you can incorporate to help improve written dialogue. Then we dive into the mailbag for questions on perspective (48:03), submission agreements (51:40), and best practices for non-WGA writers during a strike (55:58). In our bonus segment for premium s...
Tags: Senate, Arizona, John, Greta Gerwig, Craig, Peele, Mark Kelly, Matt Rogers, WGA, Craig Mazin, Screenwriting, Follow Up, Scriptnotes, QandA, Las Culturistas, Assistants


Amazon’s Nazi-Killer Epic Hunters Can’t Tell the Difference Between Vigilante Justice and Equal-Opportunity Sadism

If your aim is to tell a nuanced story about heroism, historical trauma and revenge, it’s probably best to keep Nazis—by which I mean the literal perpetrators of the Holocaust—out of it. From a thematic perspective, it’s very hard to win with these guys. Depict them as brilliant, bloodless killing machines, and you’ll burnish their terrifying mythology; choose instead to paint them as dimwitted, incompetent henchmen, and you’re liable to trivialize the suffering and deaths of millions. A fe...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Hbo, New York, Television, News, Maryland, Nazis, Uncategorized, Nasa, Fbi, Meyer, Quentin Tarantino, Sam, Mel Brooks, Al Pacino


The Last O.G. Season 3 Trailer: Tracy Morgan’s TBS Comedy Returns in April

The Last O.G. Season 3 trailer: Tracy Morgan’s TBS comedy returns in April After scoring rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, Tracy Morgan’s hit TBS comedy The Last O.G. is set to return for a third season, with the cable network debuting the first trailer for the next chapter that also unveils an April premiere date. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Tracy Morgan Joins Eddie Murphy in Coming to America Sequel The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-co...
Tags: TV, Movies, America, Brooklyn, TV News, Tbs, Tracy Morgan, Steve, Morgan, Bobby, Peele, Shay, Carl Jones, Jordan Peele, Andrew Richardson, Principato Young


Exclusive The Twilight Zone Blu-ray Clip: The Wunderkind

Exclusive The Twilight Zone Blu-ray clip: The Wunderkind Ahead of the well-received series’ Blu-ray release, CBS has given ComingSoon.net an exclusive clip from The Twilight Zone revival episode “The Wunderkind” starring John Cho (Searching), Jacob Tremblay (Good Boys) and Alison Tolman (Fargo), which can be viewed in the player below! Click here to pre-order The Twilight Zone Season One Blu-ray before it arrives Tuesday! RELATED: Twilight Zone Season 2 Cast Revealed, Jordan Peele to Pen Ep...
Tags: Movies, Cbs, Seth Rogen, Rod Serling, Rosenfeld, Peele, Glen Morgan, Simon Kinberg, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jordan Peele, CBS Television Studios, Steven Yeun, ComingSoon, Serling, Marco Ramirez, Amy Landecker


Hunters Red Band Trailer: Al Pacino Leads the Bloody Hunt for Revenge

Hunters Red Band Trailer: Al Pacino leads the bloody hunt for revenge Amazon Prime Video has released the red band trailer for executive producer Jordan Peele’s forthcoming action-thriller series Hunters, featuring new footage from the series which highlights the titular group’s brutal Nazi hunt for righteous revenge. Starring Oscar winner Al Pacino, you can check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Jordan Peele’s Hunters Trailer: Revenge Is Righteous Hunters’ A-list cast includes Lo...
Tags: Amazon, Video, TV, Movies, New York City, Amazon Prime, TV News, Catherine Tate, Al Pacino, Sonar, Hunters, Amazon Prime Video, Reich, Logan Lerman, Peele, Jordan Peele


How ‘The Stepford Wives’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Influenced the Films of Jordan Peele

The 92nd Academy Awards have come and gone and while Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us went unrecognized — even in the Best Actress category, where Lupita Nyong’o’s versatile dual role surely deserved a nomination —  horror aficionados know the real score regarding the best films of last year. So does Janelle Monae, whose opening musical number featured back-up dancers in red Us jumpsuits and white Midsommer dresses, with Monae herself being crowned the flowery May Queen and other notable sn...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Obama, California, Horror, New York City, John Lennon, US, Features, Connecticut, Adelaide, Manhattan, Tsa, Universal, Baby, Upper West Side


Favorite Films of 2019

We conclude this recap of 2019 movies with a traditional top 10 list, only a month and a half (or so) late! This marks the fourteenth year in a row that I've posted a top 10, which is a pretty respectable streak. For reference, previous top 10s are here: [2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006] I always try to find some sort of themes for the year in movies, which is a total fool's errand, but I guess I'm a fool because I enjoy trying it out. Th...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, China, America, San Francisco, Netflix, Jennifer Lopez, Santa Claus, Silicon Valley, Steven Soderbergh, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Quentin Tarantino, Greta Gerwig, Shakespeare


Everything Coming to Amazon Prime in February 2020

Jordan Peele’s upcoming show “Hunters” is among the slew of new movies and TV series that will be added to Amazon Prime Video next month. Peele executive produced “Hunters,” a drama following a group of Nazi hunters in New York City in 1977. The first season, created by David Weil, stars Al Pacino, Logan Lerman and […]
Tags: Amazon, New York City, Amazon Prime, Hunters, Amazon Prime Video, Peele, Jordan Peele, David Weil, Al Pacino Logan Lerman


‘Hunters’ Super Bowl Trailer: Celebrate the Big Game by Cracking Some Nazi Skulls

Amazon would like you to watch their new drama series Hunters and they’ve spent Super Bowl cash to create a new trailer and put it in front of the largest possible audience. Ahead of the weekend’s big game, a new trailer for the upcoming series about Nazi-hunters seeking out and destroying fascists-in-hiding in 1970s New York City has arrived and it looks slick and brutal. Watch it for yourself below. Huners Super Bowl Trailer While Al Pacino is the face of the show (he plays the leader...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, New York City, America, Thriller, Nazi, Al Pacino, Hunters, Reich, Peele, Jordan Peele, Pacino, Alfonso Gomez Rejon, David Weil, Lena Olin


Hunters Super Bowl TV Spot Previews New Amazon Prime Series

Hunters Super Bowl TV spot previews new Amazon Prime series Amazon Prime Video has released the Super Bowl TV spot for executive producer Jordan Peele’s forthcoming action-thriller series Hunters, highlighting the beginning of the hunt for the Nazi officials, who have infiltrated America. Starring Oscar winner Al Pacino, you can check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Jordan Peele’s Hunters Trailer: Revenge Is Righteous Hunters’ A-list cast includes Logan Lerman as Jonah Heidelbaum...
Tags: Amazon, Video, TV, Movies, New York City, America, Amazon Prime, TV News, Streaming, Catherine Tate, Nazi, Al Pacino, Sonar, Hunters, Amazon Prime Video, Reich


Bryan Cranston Remakes ‘The Shining’ for a Mountain Dew Super Bowl Commercial

This weekend brings us Super Bowl LIV, and with it will be a bunch of star-studded new commercials pushing all the biggest brands in front of one of the largest television viewing audiences of the year. But in the internet age, it’s more important to go viral before the Big Game, and some of this year’s biggest commercials are already online. One of them will be of particular interest to fans of Mountain Dew, Bryan Cranston and Stanley Kubrick. Mountain Dew has just launched their new Mounta...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Horror, Mountain Dew, Super Bowl, Jack, Tracee Ellis Ross, Entertainment Weekly, Bryan Cranston, Ross, Remakes, The Shining, Wendy, Peele, Jack Torrance, Jordan Peele


Go Behind the Scenes of Jordan Peele’s Hunters Series in New Featurette

Go behind the scenes of Jordan Peele’s Hunters series in new featurette Amazon Prime Video has released the first featurette for executive producer Jordan Peele’s Hunters, offering us a behind-the-scenes look at what the viewers should expect to see in the forthcoming action-thriller series. Featuring interviews by creator David Weil and some of the cast led by Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, you can check out the video below! RELATED: Jordan Peele’s Hunters Trailer: Revenge Is Righteous Hunters’...
Tags: Amazon, Video, TV, Movies, New York City, TV News, Streaming, Catherine Tate, Al Pacino, Sonar, Hunters, Amazon Prime Video, Reich, Logan Lerman, Peele, Jordan Peele


CS Soapbox: Snubs and Surprises of the 2020 Oscar Nominations

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: Snubs and Surprises of the 2020 Oscar Nominations The time has finally arrived and the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced to celebrate some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed films of 2019. It proved to be a morning full of surprises and snubs, including the surprise that Todd Phillips’ Joker holds a commanding lead with 11 nominations including Best Picture. With all of these big surprises and snubs revealed in this morn...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Clint Eastwood, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Sam Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Renée Zellweger, Avengers, Academy, Joaquin Phoenix, Al Pacino


2020 Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Who Landed the Unlikely Nods and Who Was Overlooked?

With typically only five nominees per category, someone is always bound to be left by the wayside when the Oscar nominations arrive. 2020 is no different. But with the snubs also come the surprises – the films, filmmakers, and actors who no one expected to land a nomination suddenly find themselves invited to the biggest awards ceremony Hollywood has to offer. We’ve combed through this morning’s nominations and have put together a list of the biggest snubs and surprises from the latest batch of...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Beyonce, France, Disney, Nasa, Features, Ferrari, Ford, Meryl Streep, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig


Twilight Zone Season 2 Cast Revealed, Jordan Peele to Pen Episode

The Twilight Zone season finale trailer stars Seth Rogen & Zazie Beetz According to Deadline, CBS All Access has revealed the cast for this year’s The Twilight Zone Season 2, and has also revealed that host and executive producer Jordan Peele will write the episode titled “Downtime” featuring Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo and Tony Hale. In Season 2, Oscar winner Jordan Peele’s reimagining of the classic sci-fi/horror anthology features an ensemble cast that consists of Peele (Get Out, Us) a...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, TV News, Cbs, Philadelphia, Rod Serling, Jacobs, Simpson, Rosenfeld, Peele, Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, CBS Television Studios, ComingSoon, Marco Ramirez


‘Twilight Zone’ Season 2 Cast Announced and Jordan Peele Wrote an Episode This Time [TCA 2020]

Get Out and Us creator Jordan Peele relaunched The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access last year, and he also served as the new host in place of the legendary Rod Serling. During CBS All Access’s announcements to the Television Critics Association, Head of Original Content, Julie McNamara, previewed the second season, including the cast and titles for new episodes. Find out all about The Twilight Zone season 2 below. In the first season, Peele created the reboot and has a story credit on “Nightm...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Cbs, Win, Joel Mchale, The Twilight Zone, Cbs All Access, Rod Serling, Porter, Jacobs, Christopher Meloni, Simpson, Gillian Jacobs, Rosenfeld, Peele


/Film’s Top 15 Movies of 2019

Over the past week, we have published individual Top 10 Movies of 2019 lists for each member of the /Film staff. And behind the scenes, we’ve been crunching the numbers to determine a list that represents the site as whole, with all of our most treasured films from the past year featured. And while not every beloved film made our final Top 15 of 2019 list (The Lighthouse missed it by this much!), we feel that the movies below not only represent the site’s overall tastes, but also what a tremend...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Obama, Senate, China, Nazis, America, Features, Jj Abrams, United States, Stanley Kubrick, Scarlett Johansson, Pedro Almodóvar, Cia, Hitler, Antonio Banderas


6 Hollywood Lessons Learned the Hard Way by Gay Horror Filmmakers

If you don’t believe representation in horror cinema matters, go watch Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror . Despite countless walks of life stamping this vibrant earth with their signature footprints, movies – especially mainstream studio products – are largely populated by the same faces, genders, you name it. More importantly, when themes or characters step outside “normality,” creatives in charge generally aren’t living what they’re shooting. None of this is to suggest such situatio...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Horror, Features, Chucky, Smith, Hulu, Carter, Mancini, Jesse, Freddy, Peele, Blumhouse, Jordan Peele, Don Mancini


Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Movies of 2019

If anyone tells you 2019 wasn’t a good one for cinema, then they’re watching the wrong movies. With all the hell raging around the world, it’s harder than ever to give us a proper escape into the movies. In fact, some of the best movies of the year didn’t even bother with trying to ignore the problems we’ve been facing, and instead used them to inform some of the most riveting, compelling, powerful and even heartfelt movies of the year. Many of them are even among the best of the decade, in my ...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Hollywood, Movies, Senate, Nazis, America, Features, United States, Daniel Craig, Brad Pitt, Hitler, Quentin Tarantino, Greta Gerwig, Peter Jackson, Dianne Feinstein, Academy


Watch: Books & Other Hidden Details Examined in Jordan Peele's 'Us'

It's 11:11. Are you ready for a deep dive on Us? Our friend H. Nelson Tracey has unveiled another "Reading List" video for Jordan Peele's horror movie Us, which opened in theaters almost a year ago. Nelson goes through the movie and points out books, other visual patterns, and the repetition of 11:11 throughout it. "For this video essay, I point out some of the hidden books, as well as other clues and details hidden in plain sight you may have missed when you saw the movie." I always enjoy t...
Tags: Movies, Nelson, Peele, Jordan Peele, To Watch, Featurette, H Nelson Tracey


Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2019

It was another great year for movies, where we were blessed by new classics from beloved auteurs and new works of genius from fresh faces. Where sophomore efforts turned out to be magnificent titles in their own right. And, perhaps most interesting of all, where multiple movies conveyed a similar, and timely, “eat the rich” motto. My name is Chris Evangelista, and I approve this message. These are the 10 best movies of 2019, according to me. 10. Hustlers Stylish and sexy, and ultimately m...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Obama, Senate, US, America, Features, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Stanley Kubrick, Daniel Craig, Brad Pitt, Cia, Scorsese, Johnson, Quentin Tarantino


Fresh Air Weekend: Jordan Peele; Francis Ford Coppola

We continue our Best of the Decade series with archival interviews with two directors. Peele talked about Get Out in 2017. In 2016, Coppola described the studio battles he faced filming The Godfather.(Image credit: Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Tags: News, Francis Ford Coppola, Peele, Jordan Peele, Coppola


Chelsea Peretti on ‘Spinster’ and Her Plans to Write, Direct, and Release an Album [Interview]

One doesn’t so much speak to Chelsea Peretti during an interview, rather you just kind of hold on and hope you can keep up. It’s clear the writer/stand-up/actor doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and from the moment we began speaking it felt like a test. We were in Whistler, British Columbia for the Word Premiere of Andrea Dorfman’s film Spinster, which follows Gaby, a woman who is coming to terms with finding happiness outside of having a relationship, and leaning into the notion of not needing to...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, La, Features, Nick Kroll, Parks and Recreation, Nova Scotia, Jordan, Chelsea Peretti, Parker Posey, Oakland, Ava Duvernay, Sarah Silverman, Parks, Simon Pegg


Jordan Peele’s Hunters Trailer: Revenge Is Righteous

Jordan Peele’s Hunters trailer: Revenge is righteous Amazon Prime Video has released the official Hunters trailer for executive producer Jordan Peele’s upcoming Nazi-hunting action-thriller starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman. Set to debut on February 21, you can check out the series trailer now in the player below! RELATED: Jordan Peele’s Hunters Teaser: Al Pacino Gonna Kill Some Nazis Hunters’ A-list cast includes Logan Lerman as Jonah Heidelbaum and Al Pacino, making it his first-ever tele...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, New York City, TV News, Streaming, Catherine Tate, Al Pacino, Sonar, Hunters, Amazon Prime Video, Reich, Logan Lerman, Peele, Jordan Peele, Greg Austin


The Mystery of the Oscars: How Do You Really Vote for a Script?

We love to talk about great movie writing. But the best screenplay categories are rarely judged on the words alone.
Tags: Movies, News, Noah, Jordan, Johnson, Kent, Tarantino, Frank, Steven, Sheeran, Greta, Jennifer, Peele, Rian, Gerwig, Quentin


2019 Was a Peak-Geek Year – Where Do We Go from Here?

In the 21st century, geek properties have come to define our entertainment culture to the point where some say comic book nerds are now our cultural overlords. Despite false alarms of impending genre fatigue, superhero films dominated the 2010s right up until the end of the decade. In 2019, geek-chic gave way to peak-geek, with saga-ending pop culture behemoths like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker roaming the earth and indeed ruling the worldwide box office. However, “gee...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Disney, US, America, Features, Glass, Fox, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Tarantino


Reading ‘Us’ Through Its T-shirts

With its star, Lupita Nyong’o, in awards contention this season, a look at the clothes that helped tell the story.
Tags: Costumes, Movies, News, Jordan, Lupita Nyong, Peele, Academy Awards (Oscars, Us (movie


ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade

ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade The 2010s were a decade of mindblowing films that took us through turbulent times with style and substance. It was the decade when superhero flicks came into their own, and horror became a dominant force in the industry. This decade also saw a downturn in the mid-budget studio picture (comedies, star-led dramas), yet still a few managed to rise above. Overall it has been an impressive ten years, and ComingSoon.net is counting down the best of the best...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Aaron Sorkin, New York City, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Stephen King, Disney, America, Dave, Jake Gyllenhaal, Wes Anderson, Manchester, Hugh Jackman


The 10 Movies That Defined the Decade, For Better and Worse

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Everybody’s got their opinion on the best films of the decade. There are consensus favourites and weird idiosyncrasies on everyone’s list. But what films actually defined the decade? Which films were representative of the changing culture across those ten years? Which films best represent the trends in cinema? It’s been a decade of enormous change, both in the film world and the wider one, and though we can’t sum up all of it in ten film...
Tags: Facebook, Christopher Nolan, Movies, China, Marvel, Disney, America, Features, Jj Abrams, Fox, Netflix, United States, James Bond, Pi, Walt Disney Company, Paul Feig