Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021

There's an urban legend that says if you repeat the name "Candyman" aloud five times in front of a mirror, you summon a hook-handed killer. After seeing Nia DaCosta's film of the same name, you'll never be tempted to do that. You might even not want anything sweet again. Heck, cancel Halloween...

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

"Candyman" was always more than a surface level horror film. The 1992 film dealt with class, race and trauma. But almost 30 years later, a new version in theaters Aug. 27 reclaims and recenters the narrative around the Black experience. 

The original film took the seeds of a Clive Barker...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American Film Critics Association recognized him Wednesday night, the actor-singer called its honor just as special.

Foxx along with Eddie Murphy and Jordan Peele were among some of the...

Thursday, May. 16, 2019

Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed "Hollywood of the South." Productions as big as Marvel Studios' superhero blockbusters and shows like "Stranger Things" and "...

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019

Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, "Us," debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The opening, well above forecasts, had few parallels. It was the...

Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019

Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in "Us," a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director's astonishing debut, "Get Out," that despite its deficiencies will leave all who enter its shadowy world convinced of Peele's growing command as a singular conjurer of...

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019

Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for conversation. When you notice that the help is a little off. Or, as in his new film "Us," when you see that the family of four...

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

SXSW announced Tuesday that "Us" will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele's "Get Out," ''Us" is a socially minded...

Friday, Jul. 27, 2018

Will Smith, Jordan Peele, Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr. are part of YouTube Original's new series lineup.

YouTube said Friday that in "Will Smith: The Jump," the star will bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.

The live broadcast will take place on Sept. 25,...

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018

Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire "Get Out" to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American.

"This means so much to me," Peele said as he accepted the trophy Sunday. "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I...

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