Jordan Peele And His Film ‘Get Out’ Just Made Movie History, And Everyone Should Be Celebrating

It was a huge weekend for Jordan Peele and cinema in general. The director/writer made history by becoming the first African-American writer-director to land a $100 million debut.

His social thriller ‘Get Out‘ continues to perform well at the box office. It’s been in theaters for a little under three weeks now, and last weekend it managed to bring in an impressive $21 million. We say impressive because it was going up against Kong: Skull Island and Logan.

In total, the film has earned over $110 million at the box office. It’s such an incredible number because the movie did not benefit from having a huge actor starring in it. Peele worked with a relatively unknown cast, and the film’s budget was just $4 million.

There have been other black directors who have seen their feature debuts earn over $100 million, but Peele is the first person to reach that mark with their own screenplay.

Another milestone? Get Out reached the $100 million mark in 16 days, which makes it the fastest film from Blumhouse productions to hit that mark.

What did Peele have to say about all this? Well, he went on Twitter and kept it simple…


Jordan Peele Reveals His Master Plan: Has Four More ‘Social Thrillers’ Planned After His Box Office Hit ‘Get Out’

So Get Out recently lost its perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It now sits at 99%, which means it freaking sucks. If you haven’t watched it, there really is no point now. It’s not worth your money.

Obviously we’re being silly. 99% is still an incredible rating and it’s clear Jordan Peele knows how to create a film that pleases both the critics and the audience. That’s not an easy thing to do.

It made over $30 million during its opening weekend to grab the top spot at the box office. It was working with a budget of just $4.5 million, so it’s already a huge success.

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Peele revealed he has a whole collection of ideas that are similar to Get Out.

“I have four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade. The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.”

Sounds promising. It’ll be fun to watch Peele grow as a director. Get Out was good, but there is always room for improvement.

You Need To Watch ‘Get Out’ This Weekend, Horror Film Has PERFECT Rating On Rotten Tomatoes

We have seen films enter Rotten Tomatoes with 100% ratings before, but typically it’s something like, “17 fresh reviews, 0 rotten.” And that’s certainly something to be proud of, but with only 17 reviews in, it’s hard to get too excited.

It’s not often a film gets past 50 reviews with a 100% rating. Jordan Peele’s psychological thriller about racism reached that mark, though.

In fact, with over 85 reviews counted, ‘Get Out’ still has a perfect rating on the site. 88 fresh reviews and 0 rotten reviews, with an average score of 8.2/10, which is absolutely incredible.

And the critics are using some grand statements in their reviews. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote in his review, “A jolt-a-minute horrorshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit. How is one movie all that? See Get Out, from debuting director Jordan Peele (one-half of the comic team of Key and Peele), and get woke.”

BET’s Clay Cane calls it the first “must-see film of the year,” and Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal wrote this glowing review

“A memorable horror flick if ever there was one, Get Out starts with a great title and a promising idea — a black man’s fear as he walks at night down a street in an affluent white suburb. Then it delivers on that promise with explosive brilliance.”

Everyone needs to go out this weekend and watch Get Out.

Jordan Peele’s Horror Film ‘Get Out’ Makes Surprise Midnight Debut At Sundance, And The Critics Are Loving It!

When Jordan Peele first announced he was making a horror film, everyone paused and was like, “But wait, you do comedy.” As you all know, Peele is best known for being the co-creator of the sketch comedy show Key & Peele.

But comedy isn’t the only thing he’s passionate about. He’s a HUGE horror fan, and it’s been his dream since he was little to make a legit horror movie. He was finally able to live his dream last year. He wrote and directed ‘Get Out,’ which is described as a racially charged horror film. You can watch the trailer for the movie at the top of this page.

It’s scheduled to be released on Feb 24, but a few lucky critics got to watch the movie last night at Sundance. Get Out made a surprise midnight debut at the festival, and it’s safe to say it was a huge hit.

The entertainment editor for Thrillist went on his Twitter account after watching the movie and wrote that Peele managed to do the almost impossible: create a brilliant horror script.

Popular horror site Bloody Disgusting gave the film a near perfect review. They gave it a 4.5 /5 and had this to say in their review

“Musical stings totally work too. Peele has a grasp on all the tropes of horror and uses them in fun ways. Without giving away the ultimate endgame, it’s safe to say Get Out mashes up subgenres like cult, mad scientist and no escape horror.”

We can’t wait to check out this movie next month.

Wow! Jordan Peele’s Horror Film ‘Get Out’ Actually Looks Terrifying…Check Out The Trailer Inside

When it was announced that Jordan Peele (Key and Peele) would be teaming up with Blumhouse Productions to create a horror film, everyone was a little confused…but also a little excited. After the news was revealed, Peele explained that this is something he has wanted to do for years.

In a statement released last year, Peele talked about his passion for horror films:

“People know me for my work in comedy, but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films. Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. Get Out takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since Night Of The Living Dead 47 years ago. It’s long overdue.”

Sounds interesting, right? Well now we have the first trailer for Get Out, and we have to admit, it does look pretty terrifying. Most people thought, since Peele wrote and directed the film, that it would be filled with more laughs than scares.

But this a straight horror movie. It’s not a parody. Daniel Kaluuya (Skins, Sicario) and Allison Williams (Girls) star in the movie. They play Chris and Rose, a happy couple who has plans to visit Rose’s parents on their family estate. Before the trip, Chris is worried about how her parents will handle the issue of his race, but he soon discovers there is something really f–king strange going on at the family estate.

We suggest only watching the first minute of the trailer below. As with most horror trailers, it shows too much after that.

One minute is all you need.


Movie Review: Keanu – Endearing and Hilarious at the Same Time.

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First off, I’ll admit the name threw me. I mean, there’s literally only one thing you associate with Keanu, and that’s Keanu Reeves. But let’s make this clear. He’s not in this movie. However, the cat which this movie is focused around a is named Keanu, with a wink at Reeve’s prior pet revenge film John Wick.

The premise is a unique one. Two bumbling guys pose as bad assed drug dealers in order to save an adorable kitten that seems to leave tragedy in its wake. Despite the ridiculous premise, it’s actually buyable because the leads are that charming and the cat is ridiculous cute. Add gold chains and a dew rag to ridiculous cute, and you have a kitten, that even the hardest core thug will fall in love with.

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This is weird for me to say, because in theory, this movie should be everything I hate. Not only do I hate cats, I never particularly liked Key & Peele. They’re a real hit or miss for me, but this feels like one of their sketches that was a complete hit, because these guys had me laughing throughout.

It’s been a long time since this has happened to me with a comedy. I consider myself comedy desensitized because I see so many movies. As a result, I can understand when something is humorous in a pragmatic way, without actually laughing. Yeah, I know I’m a real bucket of laughs to go to the movies with. But rarely is something so funny that it catches me by surprise and makes me really laugh. Generally, if that happens once in a movie, I call that movie good.

I lost count of how many times Keanu made me do that. Maybe it’s the adorable premise (you haven’t felt heartwarming until you see a lot of really scary guys fighting over a really cute cat), or the way Key and Peele play off each other, but the entire thing is endearing and hilarious at the same time.

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Another thing to note is the excellent and understated cameos. Anna Farris pokes fun at herself as a katana wielding drug addict. Method Man also does a good job of playing tough yet vulnerable bad guy Cheddar.

But it’s the two stars who own the show. They don’t develop as characters. Instead, they’re genuinely nice from the beginning and never turn to the ‘nice guy goes bad’ cliché in the end. It’s a refreshing change of pace for a fish out of water comedy like this.

Of course, it’s not for the easily offended, but I will say this. These guys never make a joke for the sake of being offensive; instead, they try stay pretty true to life, stereotypes and all. Well, as true to life as a crazy story like this could get.

Keanu is coming in at a respectable 3rd at the box office, holding its own against big budget blockbusters The Jungle Book and The Huntsman; Winter’s War. The movie has earned its spot at the top, and is easily a great choice if you’re looking to laugh.


four and a half stars

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Jordan Peele Is Finally Getting The Chance To Make A Horror Film, Get All The Delicious Details Inside!

Now that his Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele is over, Jordan Peele is finally getting the chance to make a horror film, which is something he’s been wanting to do for a very long time. You may remember hearing about this idea back in October of last year.

Peele mentioned how he was working on a “straight horror” movie about the “fears of being a black man today.” It was an exciting idea at the time, and almost a year later it’s still an exciting idea. That’s why Blumhouse Productions has decided to make Peele’s dreams come true.

According to Deadline, the 36-year-old actor/writer will direct and write a horror-thriller titled Get Out. The film centers on a “young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.”

In a statement released earlier this week, Peele had this to say about the upcoming project…

“People know me for my work in comedy, but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films. Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. Get Out takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since Night Of The Living Dead 47 years ago. It’s long overdue.”

It doesn’t sound like Peele will be acting in the film, so maybe he’ll consider his good friend Keegan-Michael Key for the starring role? I mean, they obviously work pretty well together.