Like hundreds of thousands of other people around the world, Tananarive Due saw Get Out earlier this year. Blown away by the hit horror movie, the author and educator decided to design a semester-long special course about how horror and anti-black racism have intertwined in the cinema.
Hi. I’m black and I’m a man. That makes me a black man (by default), and that means I’m paranoid as fuck. Like, I’m pretty sure you’re plotting against me right now, so I’m looking at you crazy. Or at least you might could be. In fact, who is you? Is you is or is you ain’t my constituency?
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Girls Trip, the breakout hit of the summer, has crossed the $100 million mark at the box office, proving, yet again, that movies for and by black people can put asses in theater seats.
Comedian, writer and filmmaker Jordan Peele recently offered the hope that the success of his low-budget but high-profit film, Get Out, would convince Hollywood producers that “black voices … tell good stories like anyone else.”
With only a $5 million budget, Jordan Peele’s blockbuster hit Get Out is now the highest-grossing domestic hit ever by a black filmmaker. So far the movie has made a whopping $162.8 million in North America, beating F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton.
The movie Get Out will make you re-evaluate your life choices: whom you date, what kinds of dinner invitations from white people you’ll accept, and your friendships. Definitely your friendships. Because if there is one shining moment in the disturbing horror that is Get Out, it’s Chris’ ever-present, ever-woke,…
Although Jordan Peele’s brilliant (and now record-breaking) Get Out inverts classic horror tropes and societal expectations by making the “well-meaning” white people the bogeymen and the black dude the damsel in distress, its dramatic tension still relies on one thing you’ll find in pretty much every other horror…
Daniel Kaluuya has a few words for Samuel L. Jackson about being black. Last week Jackson questioned why Kaluuya, a British actor, was cast in Get Out, a movie that tackles race in the U.S., instead of an African-American actor, and said the role would have resonated more with an African-American actor.
Maybe Kourtney Kardashian saw Get Out, or maybe she was subtweeting Scott Disick to get out for the 100th time. But Twitter definitely felt that it was ironic for a Kardashian to tweet about a movie involving a black man and a crazy white family.
Samuel L. Jackson has some thoughts about black British actors securing American roles instead of African Americans, suggesting that perhaps black Americans could add some authenticity, especially when dealing with culturally specific things like America’s struggles with interracial relationships.
Funny or Die’s “Get Out (of the White House)” has everything a horror movie should include: the Trumps, Kanye West and perfect editing.
Editor’s note: This article contains major spoilers about the plot of Get Out.
If Armond White’s grandmother made a movie, he’d probably give it a negative review if everyone else liked it. It’s fine to have a different opinion about a movie, but it seems as though White has made a career out of being a contrarian. And as the young people would say, he’s the definition of a hater.
Every week I learn something new about my co-host, Patti LaDanielle, aka Danielle Young, and this week I learned that she loves Lil Zane more than Lil Bow Wow. According to Ms. Patti Patti, Lil Bow Wow’s music career regressed as he got older, and Lil Zane never hurt anyone.
When I first watched the trailer for comedian Jordan Peele’s Get Out, I knew that I had to see it, and I wasn’t wrong. It was as if Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was on some type of horrific steroid.