Director Jordan Peele took the world by storm with his directorial debut, Get Out, back in 2017. The picture amassed over $255 million dollars at the box office on a $4-million dollar budget, generated social commentary, and later nabbed Peele his first-ever Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Ever since then, moviegoers and entertainment writers alike wondered what Peele would tell audiences next. Surprisingly, Peele returned to the horror genre with another original idea, Us. With the bar being set very high thanks to his previous movie, the expectations for Us were somewhat unprecedented. But thanks to confident direction and another knockout script that presents new ideas, horrors, humor, and great character development, Peele has struck gold once again. Us is the year’s first memorable movie; it’s a horror movie that will require multiple viewings to appreciate its brilliance in showing us new horrors that won’t soon leave the minds of those that step into Peele’s new story.
I have a confession – didn’t want to see Black Panther. I’m sick to the bone of superhero movies, even Marvel. It’s not that they’re bad, it’s just that the genre is overplayed. I’m tired of seeing movies about characters I’ve already seen. I long for original films and, in a word: novelty. Well I was in luck. Even though this was another Marvel Superhero movie, Black Panther was refreshing. I wasn’t bored. I loved the heck out of this film. I liked it almost as much as Dr. Strange, and that is saying something. Read more