Watch: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone Trailer

According to CBS All Access: “Discover the next dimension.” The modern reimagining of The Twilight Zone, from Jordan Peele, is back. Stream all episodes of the new season of The Twilight Zone June 25 only on CBS All Access.

Jordan Peele is host and Executive Producer

In addition to being an Executive Producer with Simon Kinberg on this new version of a classic, Peele will return as the host. They have a stellar Season 2 guest cast including: Morena Baccarin, Billy Porter, Jurnee Smollett, Daniel Sunjata, Damon Wayans Jr. and more.

The original series was ahead of its time.

On October 2, 1959, the original Twilight Zone series premiered on CBS. Ahead of its time, the original show took the fans through a world of imagination, and pushed the boundaries of storytelling.

According to CBS, “The Twilight Zone explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides, and prejudices in metaphoric ways to introduce audiences to the tails of morality and present perspectives that are underserved in conventional television.

Now in 2020, Jordan Peele gets the opportunity to bring his innovation, ingenuity and creativity to this series. We can’t wait. Be there on June 25, 2020.

Jordan Peele Wins Oscar for best original screenplay

Jordan Peele Wins Oscar for best original screenplay

Jordan Peele Makes History

In case you’ve been living under a rock, “Congratulations,” goes out to Jordan Peele who wrote  and directed “Get Out.” And, he just won the Oscar for best original screenplay for “Get Out.”

I remember going to see Get Out and I was a little uncertain. I’m not a fan of being scared in the movies and “Get Out” was billed as a sort of horror movie–in a way. Personally, I feel life is scary enough so I generally don’t watch scary movies. But, because Jordan is Jordan, I went and supported Get Out on the opening weekend.

Hands down, it was the best horror movie that I’ve ever seen. It didn’t scary me like Friday the 13th.  And, I laughed a lot. The best part of Get Out was the realness of this story in the current state of America. I can see someone going to someone’s house and being drugged and killed. I can see that. It happens. Jeffrey Dahlmer, the serial killer, drugged and killed a bunch of gay black and brown during his killing spree.

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My question when I left the movie was simple, “Will Get Out affect who people date and who people feel comfortable with?” Anybody who knows me knows if I don’t know you, I don’t eat your food. I don’t stay at your crib. I don’t do anything that would lead me to a “Get Out” situation. But, I wonder for those of us with “relaxed tendencies,” is “Get Out” going to change the way you handle your business?

Let us know. Anyway, if you decide to keep doing things the way you’ve done them, Jordan Peele warned you. Jordan Peele straight up told you, “Get Out.”

Peace.

 

 

 

 

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2018 Black Oscar Nominees and Updated List of Winners

2018 Black Oscar Nominees and Updated List of Winners

Earlier this week I read reports that members of the Academy had flat out refused to watch Jordan Peele’s Oscar nominated directorial debut, Get Out. The fact that Peele’s film earned nominations in four categories still wasn’t enough for the old, crusty Academy members to give his film 90 minutes. Apparently, being nominated isn’t actually good enough for the people of the Academy. Apparently you must create an “Academy movie.” What the hell does that mean exactly? If a nominated movie isn’t an Academy movie, what is it? (scratches head)

Whoever the nameless, faceless people of the Academy are who refused to watch Jordan’s film you’ve underscored why countless people still believe the #Oscarsaresowhite and also this hashtag #Oscarstoowhite. It amazing how life changes, movies change, but the Hollywood guard desires to stay the same. Movies are reflective of our society. Movies are not stagnant—they are living just like the people who make them.

Anyway, I salute all of the nominees and especially every black person who is up for an Oscar tonight. I know it wasn’t easy. I know the odds were against you, but you prevailed anyway. We are behind you and we support you.  Now for the list of the Black Oscar Nominees and Winners…

2018 Black Oscar Nominees and Winners

(1) Best Picture: Get Out

(2) Lead Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

(3) Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq.

(4) Supporting Actress: Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

(5) Octavia Spencer “The Shape of Water”

(6) Director: Get Out – Jordan Peele

(7) Animated Short: Dear Basketball – Kobe Bryant – WINNER

(8) Adapted Screenplay: Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

(9) Original Screenplay: Get Out – Jordan Peele – WINNER

(10) Cinematography: Mudbound – Rachel Morrison (Rachel is not a person of color, but the director is so, she gets the black vote and she also was the DP for Black Panther. )

(11) Best Documentary Feature: Strong Island – Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes

(12) Best Live Action Short Film: Watu Wote/ All of Us – Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen

(13) Original Song: Mighty River from Mudbound – Mary J. Blige

(14) Stand Up for Something from Marshall – Diane Warren and Common

Jordan Peele’s win was history making. He’s the first black writer to win for original screenplay EVER! And, he’s just one of four black writers to be nominated in the Academy’s 90 year history.

We think its impressive to have black people and their work represented in 14 different categories. Way to go! We celebrate the talented creatives in our community who continue to push, claw and fight their way to the top.