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    Universal Moves Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ to September Release

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Universal and MGM’s reboot of “Candyman” now moves from its June 12, 2020 release to Sept. 25, 2020. Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods,” “Top Boy”) directs, and Jordan Peele‘s Monkeypaw Productions and BRON Creative produce. As the coronavirus outbreak shuts down theaters worldwide, the summer release schedule continues to suffer in the […] More

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    WATCH: Terrifying Trailer Lands for Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot

    There may be nothing more dangerous than saying his name five times, and the “Candyman” trailer proves just that. The much-anticipated look at Jordan Peele’s reboot of the 1992 horror is here and it’s as gory and terrifying as film fans will have hoped for. Peele has produced the film, with Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods”) […] More

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    African American Film Critics Association Winners: Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Us’ Lead with Top Honors

    The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) announced their 2019 winners. Leading with three top honors is Jordan Peele‘s “Us,” taking the wins for Best Director, Best Film and Best Actress for lead Lupita Nyong’o, now a powerhouse presence among critic groups. “Dolemite Is My Name” star Eddie Murphy took the award for Best Actor. […] More

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    What’s On TV? – Friday (11/29/19) – Investigate ‘The Report’ on Amazon

    While taking a break from your Black Friday shopping, catch up on two of the best films from 2019 with “The Report” and “Us.” Along with the latest television episodes, enjoy some quality time with the family at home in front of your screen. Pick of the Day: “The Report” (Amazon) Debuting at the Sundance […] More

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    What’s On TV? – Sunday (11/24/2019) – ‘Watchmen’ Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

    No matter your tastes, this Sunday’s lineup has got you covered. Superheroes and conspiracy theories? Check. Ex-con dramedy? Check. Doppelganger horror? Check. Christmas shenanigans? Of course! Tonight should have something for even the pickiest viewer. PICK OF THE DAY: “Watchmen” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EST “Watchmen” has been steadily gaining momentum over the first half […] More

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    Awards: Will Oscars Remember ‘Us’ and Lupita Nyong’o?

    What’s even scarier than “Us” is the idea that Oscar voters won’t remember the film at all. Writer/director Jordan Peele achieved the same success as “Get Out,” his directorial debut that was another early release in awards season. “Us” has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $254 million worldwide. One question that still remains, […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Evolves Its Characters With Love and Respect

    Josh Cooley‘s “Toy Story 4” is a film that dares to explore the inventive scale of our humanity, all within the lens of plastic figures navigating a constant foreign and changing world.  The sensational script by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom highlights the most bright and warm parts of these characters audiences have grown to […] More

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    New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (06/18/19) – David Robert Mitchell And Jordan Peele Puzzlers

    This week, two auteurs, David Robert Mitchell and Jordan Peele, highlight the new Blu-Ray/DVD releases. Both are following up critically acclaimed horror efforts. But that’s about where the similarities end today. Read on for more below. PICK OF THE WEEK “Under the Silver Lake” Following up “It Follows,” filmmaker David Robert Mitchell went in a […] More

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    Genre Geeks: The Power of Humor in Genre Films

    “A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Sometimes in life it’s the only weapon we have.” Roger Rabbit made this salient point about show business in 1988’s “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” and it’s a fundamental truth that rings sharper in today’s age of blockbuster dominance. The brooding antihero and the despondent energy he permeates […] More

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