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The Get Out writer is the first black person to win an Original Screenplay Academy Award
Director Jordan Peele made history at the 2018 Oscars - becoming the first black person to win a statue for Best Original Screenplay for his directional debut, Get Out. Now the 39-year-old has said he hopes his win with inspire the next generation of African-Americans to greatness in the film industry.
Jordan Peele wants to be an inspiration for other black filmakers
The director confessed to reporters backstage that he almost didn’t become a writer/director because there were so few role models to inspire him.
Continue reading: Oscar Winning Director Jordan Peele Hopes His Story Will Inspire Others
Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti on the red carpet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018 held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This year's winner of Best Picture was 'The Shape of Water', with director Guillermo del Toro winning Best Achievement in Directing - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th March 2018
The actor-turned-director saw huge success with his horror release 'Get Out' in 2017.
Jordan Peele is no stranger to success, having taken in over $255 million in the worldwide box office for his fantastic 2017 horror flick, 'Get Out'. Focusing not just on the thrilling world in which the characters were a part of, the director managed to deliver a commentary on the way people of colour have been treated by white people throughout history, and still to this day. It was a brilliant piece, and the perfect debut for Peele, who's now working on a second movie that's slated to be a "social thriller".
Jordan Peele will be directing a "social thriller" this year, with a release set for March 2019
Universal announced that a film would be distributed at some point in March 2019, and that Peele was involved in writing and directing. No information has been given as to a plot for the movie, or even who will be joining the cast, but it's now been confirmed that the film will go into production this year, with filming likely starting around the middle of 2018.
Continue reading: Jordan Peele To Begin Filming New Social Thriller Movie This Year
Jordan Peele at the 90th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2018 held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This year's Academy Awards Best Picture nominees are 'Call Me By Your Name', 'Darkest Hour', 'Dunkirk', 'Get Out', 'Lady Bird', 'Phantom Thread', 'The Post', 'The Shape of Water' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 5th February 2018
Jordan Peele in the press room at the 70th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This year saw Guillermo del Toro take home Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 'The Shape of Water', while other winners included Jordan Peele, Reed Morano, Beth McCarthy-Miller and Jean-Marc Vallee - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 3rd February 2018
Greta Gerwig at the 2018 Writers Guild Foundation's 'Beyond Words' event held at the Writers Guild Theater in Los Angeles. With award season about to get in full swing, Academy Award-nominated screenwriters discuss the movies of the year - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 2nd February 2018
Jordan Peele pictured at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAGs) Awards 2018 held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This year's big winners included 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', 'Veep' and 'Big Little Lies' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 21st January 2018
The 'Get Out' filmmaker prefers being behind the camera.
'Get Out' was without a doubt one of the most talked about films of 2017. The horror flick, directed and written by Jordan Peele, told the story of a young African-American man who would go to meet his white girlfriend's parents for the first time, and whilst things started out very pleasantly, it didn't take long for the tides to turn and for the movie to kick off the character's worst nightmare.
Jordan Peele will now stick to directing
Setting itself aside from other horror movies, 'Get Out' managed to deliver some fantastic social commentary on racial divides and attitudes held towards minorities even in the present day. It was these aspects of the film that were largely responsible for it becoming such a huge box office success, with a total gross of $254 million worldwide against a small $4.5 million budget.
Continue reading: Jordan Peele Is "Out" Of Acting; Will Focus On Directing
Here are our favourite films of last year.
There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres. Needless to say, it was difficult wittling down the number to just ten, but we reckon the following definitely captivated our imaginations the most.
Daniel Kaluuya in 'Get Out'
1. Get Out - Comic actor Jordan Peele made his writing-directing debut with this hugely enjoyable horror film, which keeps the audience laughing while knowingly grappling with race and class themes.
Continue reading: 10 Best Films Of 2017
The 2018 Golden Globes have 'Get Out' in the comedy-musical category.
Get Out director Jordan Peele has waded into a controversy that’s been ignited after the Golden Globes panel faced confusion over which precise category to place the film under – ending up choosing the comedy category, rather strangely.
The critically lauded film was holed as a horror film – pretty uncontroversially, really – right from its debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival back in January. Furthermore, it got great reviews for its insights on race relations in America, telling the story of a young black man (played by Daniel Kaluuya) who meets the middle-class family of his white girlfriend (played by Allison Williams) when horror ensues.
However, the 2018 Golden Globes nominations that were rolled out this morning placed Get Out in the comedy-musical category, which left many onlookers rather bewildered, none more so than the director himself.
There's so much manic energy in this animated action comedy that it can't help but entertain pretty much everyone in the audience, from kids who like fart jokes to adults who will enjoy the surprisingly sweet exploration of childhood friendship. Indeed, the central thrust of the film is resonant with meaning, which nicely grounds the outrageously colourful silliness.
The buddies at the centre are George and Harold (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch), pranksters who keep the other students at their school doubled up in laughter. But of course this also makes them the primary nemeses of Principal Krupp (Ed Helms) and the class tattletale Melvin (Jordan Peele). In desperation, Krupp declares that he is moving George and Harold into separate classes. And in a moment of panic, the boys somehow manage to hypnotise Krupp into believing that he's Captain Underpants, the nutty superhero from the comics they draw in their treehouse. But as they're enjoying their power over the principal, a more threatening villain appears in the form of their humour-hating new science teacher, Professor P (Nick Kroll).
While the movie is a little too manic for its own good, there's plenty to enjoy here. Not only does the story work on a variety of levels, but it's animated in a range of visual styles, from the somewhat plasticky main story to more intriguing traditional animation, flip-books, pen and ink, comic strips and even sock puppets. Every scene is packed with unexpected twists and visual invention. Nothing about this movie sits still for long, bouncing through its wacky story without pausing for breath. And the knowing style of humour makes even the most vulgar humour disarmingly hilarious.
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There has never been a team quite like fourth-grade schoolkids George Beard and Harold Hutchins. When they are not wreaking havoc at their school with a variety of impressive pranks, they are writing and illustrating their very own comic book series based on their character Captain Underpants. Their fun is threatened, however, by their mean principal Mr. Krupp who wants to split up the 9-year-old besties for good to prevent any more mischievous antics. Determined not to be separated, they decide to hypnotize the teacher into being convinced that he is the real Captain Underpants. As hilarious as that may sound, the kids have a hard time looking after him as he gets into all sorts of trouble trying to save people. Then when a crazy scientist known as Professor Poopypants threatens to take over the world, the three of them must band together to defeat him.
Kaluuya is the star of 'Get Out', the debut film from first-time director Jordan Peele.
Low-budget satirical horror film Get Out is turning into one of the early front-runners for the best movie of 2017, receiving ecstatic reviews and tearing up the box offices.
In a new interview, one of its cast members, Bradley Whitford, has attributed this to the vision of first-time director Jordan Peele and its talented young lead star, 27 year old British actor Daniel Kaluuya.
Get Out has been doing great business in the States since its release at the end of February, grossing over $84 million worldwide so far against its modest budget of just $4.5 million, with reports of many people going to the cinema to see it a second, or even third, time.
Continue reading: Bradley Whitford Praises Jordan Peele And Daniel Kaluuya
Comedian Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele fame) has surprised everyone by making his directing debut in the horror genre with the film Get Out.
Get Out is about a young black man who (Daniel Kaluuya) who travels with his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) to meet her parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). And things turn far more terrifying than expected.
While there are comical elements in the movie, Peele deliberately designed it to scare the audience. And he also wanted to make a comment on racism. "Race, specifically, is the American horror that has gotten the least attention within the genre," Peele says. "Every other social dynamic or fear has been tackled, but there's been something taboo about race. And we need to discuss these racial issues in a way that doesn't bum us out."
Jordan Peele had a busy year in 2016 with the release of Storks and Keanu
Continue reading: Jordan Peele Mixes Horror And Deeper Themes With Get Out
Over the centuries Stalks have been entrusted to create and deliver human babies to their new families. Junior's father has built up a successful business with just those deliveries but profits aren't what they used to be and now Junior's father has decided to branch out into package delivery.
Junior is set to inherit the family business and all he has to do is get through the next 24 hours but his ride goes anything but smoothly after he accidently creates a new baby by mistake. Junior asks for help from Tulip, the only human working at Stalks & Co. Tulip is an orphan who's always wanted to find her real mother and father but in the meantime takes delight in helping others fulfil their dreams.
Along the way, Tulip, Junior and their special care package run into all sorts of problems, they're being chased by Pigeon Toady who thinks he knows an unauthorised baby is about to be imminently delivered and also a pack of stealthy wolves who can't decide if they want to eat or adopt the baby.
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