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Jason Blum on cracking the horror formula: 'Movies are scary if they tangentially touch reality'
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Jason Blum on cracking the horror formula: 'Movies are scary if they tangentially touch reality'

Jason Blum is behind some of the most influential blockbuster horror films of the last decade, including Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, Oculus, Split, Get Out, and Us. His new series Welcome to the Blumhouse is releasing on Amazon Prime Video.

In Get Out, Jordan Peele constructed a world deceptively devoid of racism gradually closing in on the Black 'outsider'
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In Get Out, Jordan Peele constructed a world deceptively devoid of racism gradually closing in on the Black 'outsider'

Get Out’s silent viciousness resonated with a deep-rooted sense of vulnerability in me that being ostracized for something as inconsequential as skin colour was not only a commonality, but an accepted one at that.

Steven Yeun joins Jordan Peele's yet-untitled film, also starring Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya
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Steven Yeun joins Jordan Peele's yet-untitled film, also starring Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya

Jordan Peele is writing, directing and producing the Universal Pictures project, billed as a thriller

How Daniel Kaluuya claimed a place in Hollywood among most consequential leading men of his generation
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How Daniel Kaluuya claimed a place in Hollywood among most consequential leading men of his generation

From getting into the skin of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah to his impressive breakthrough in Get Out, Daniel Kaluuya is gradually transforming into a tour de force of young Hollywood

Donald Trump's term as president as depicted in cinema, television and documentaries; from Get Out to Parasite
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Donald Trump's term as president as depicted in cinema, television and documentaries; from Get Out to Parasite

Cinema under Donald Trump, it is safe to say, has been indicative of the chaos and division he has imported to the country.

Richard Herd, known for acting in Seinfeld and Get Out, passes away; Jordon Peele shares condolences
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Richard Herd, known for acting in Seinfeld and Get Out, passes away; Jordon Peele shares condolences

Richard Herd died of cancer-related causes on Tuesday morning at his home in Los Angeles, his wife confirmed in a statement

Taika Waititi confirmed to direct new Star Wars film: Looking at Hollywood's comedy disruptors who chose to reinvent their roots
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Taika Waititi confirmed to direct new Star Wars film: Looking at Hollywood's comedy disruptors who chose to reinvent their roots

Taika Waititi’s comedic presentation in Thor: Ragnarok was layered with elegant commentary on themes of colonisation and race

Like Parasite, Knives Out and The Platform, Brazilian quasi-Western Bacurau uses genre constructs for social commentary
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Like Parasite, Knives Out and The Platform, Brazilian quasi-Western Bacurau uses genre constructs for social commentary

In films like Bacurau, we get messages about society’s class structures, and the most interesting thing is that these films aren’t structured like “message movies”.

Candyman trailer sees producer-writer Jordan Peele introduce gory twists to classic boogeyman story
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Candyman trailer sees producer-writer Jordan Peele introduce gory twists to classic boogeyman story

The Candyman trailer seems to draw inspiration from Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden.

Jordan Peele has no plans to make a sequel to Get Out, reveals producer Jason Blum
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Jordan Peele has no plans to make a sequel to Get Out, reveals producer Jason Blum

Jordon Peele's Get Out starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, was both a critical and commercial hit for Blum's banner Blumhouse Production.

From Greta Gerwig to Jordan Peele and Alice Rohrwacher: 10 filmmakers to watch out for in 2020s
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From Greta Gerwig to Jordan Peele and Alice Rohrwacher: 10 filmmakers to watch out for in 2020s

Greta Gerwig, Drew Goddard, David Robert Mitchell are among the ten emerging filmmakers who could keep the wheels spinning and the lights on in this industry in flux.

35 actors under 35 to watch out for in 2020s, from Florence Pugh, Daniel Kaluuya to Zazie Beetz, Noah Jupe
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35 actors under 35 to watch out for in 2020s, from Florence Pugh, Daniel Kaluuya to Zazie Beetz, Noah Jupe

Which actors will become household names in the 2020s, and change the future of the craft? We have compiled a list of 35 rising stars, under the age of 35, who have enchanted us on screen in recent years.

Get Out, The Wolf of Wall Street, Mad Max: Fury Road, Her and more: 15 best English films of the decade
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Get Out, The Wolf of Wall Street, Mad Max: Fury Road, Her and more: 15 best English films of the decade

From Jordan Peele's Get Out, that changed the grammar of horror films, to Mad Max: Fury Road, that is an immensely watchable action movie, we recount the best films of this decade.

Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya to produce live-action version of Barney & Friends for Mattel
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Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya to produce live-action version of Barney & Friends for Mattel

Daniel Kaluuya is producing through his company, 59%, with two fellow executives, while Valparaiso Pictures is also on board

Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions signs multi-year film deal with Universal Pictures
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Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions signs multi-year film deal with Universal Pictures

Jordan Peele's 2017 film Get Out won him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Ready Or Not movie review: Samara Weaving's horror comedy is subversive, self-aware and wildly fun
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Ready Or Not movie review: Samara Weaving's horror comedy is subversive, self-aware and wildly fun

Ready Or Not delivers the entertainment goods with style, passion and a deep dedication to bridging the gap between genre and mainstream filmmaking

Jordan Peele to be honoured with BAFTA LA's John Schlesinger Britannia Award for excellence in direction
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Jordan Peele to be honoured with BAFTA LA's John Schlesinger Britannia Award for excellence in direction

Jordan Peele will join the list of previously Britannia award winners including Phoebe Waller-Bridge who is set to be named British artist of the year

Ready or Not review round-up: The 'deliciously diabolical sophomore feature' is a rare 'Get Out-like horror movie'
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Ready or Not review round-up: The 'deliciously diabolical sophomore feature' is a rare 'Get Out-like horror movie'

"What’s unexpected is the subversive wit that turns Ready or Not into a satiric sneak attack on the institution of marriage," says the Rolling Stones review.

Paranormal Activity 7: New instalment of horror franchise in development at Blumhouse, Paramount Pictures
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Paranormal Activity 7: New instalment of horror franchise in development at Blumhouse, Paramount Pictures

Directed by Oren Peli, the popular franchise was launched in 2007 with Paranormal Activity, a film about a young couple who move to a new house in San Diego and are haunted by a demon.

The Twilight Zone: Jordan Peele's reboot of 1960s anthology series renewed for season 2 at CBS All Access
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The Twilight Zone: Jordan Peele's reboot of 1960s anthology series renewed for season 2 at CBS All Access

The Twilight Zone, which is a reboot of the timeless anthology series created by Rod Serling, features writer-director Jordan Peele as host and narrator