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Film,Reviews

The Ending Of Jordan Peele's 'Us,' Explained

*Spoilers for the movie Us below: It was all right there in the trailer. There was Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) looking, dressing and acting like a regular degular Black mom in a car with her husband and two kids, headed to the beach. Then, Luniz' "I Got 5 on It," comes on the radio and she tries to get her young son Jason to...snap along with the song. “Get in rhythm," she tells...

Interviews,Film

Jordan Peele On The Intentional Blackness Of 'Us'

There's a reason movie lovers were analyzing every second of the trailer for Jordan Peele's latest horror film Us when it dropped on Christmas Day. On the surface, it's a home invasion film starring a family on vacation who gets attacked by their doppelgängers. But the symbolism, the homages, the revolutionary Blackness of having a dark-skinned family at the center of a horror film all...

News,Recap,Film

FUBU: Jordan Peele Hosts #UsFirst Movie Screenings For Black Journalists Across The Country

Jordan Peele has been saying that his highly anticipated sophomore film Us is nothing like Get Out, in that it doesn't center race in the same way. But having a whole Black family at the center of a horror film (a genre in which we've been historically erased or marginalized) is inherently iconic. Peele must know as much, and how significant this moment is for Black entertainers, press...

Mash-Ups,Television,Video

The 'This Is Us' And 'Family Matters' Mash-Up You Need In Your Life

While we all love bawling our eyes out to This Is Us on Tuesday nights, it's about time the Pearson family got a break! Shadow And Act reimagined what the Black Pearson family (Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ron Cephas Jones, Lyric Ross, Faithe Herman and Eris Baker) would be like if they were in a sitcom like Family Matters instead of their often traumatic drama. Watch This...

Television,Interviews,Video

Erika Alexander Explains 'Friends' Success Vs. 'Living Single': "They Have The Complexion For The Protection"

Hit '90s show Living Single became one of the most iconic shows in TV history. Starring Queen Latifah as Kadijah James, Erika Alexander as Maxine Shaw, Kim Fields as Regine, Kim Coles as Sinclaire, T.C. Carson as Kyle Barker, and John Henton as Overton, Living Single followed 20-something young Black professionals making their way in Brooklyn. Produced by A Different World's Yvette Lee...