Jordan Peele’s first effort as a writer/director fairly simmers with rage – not at the clichéd southern-fried racist rednecks of most horror movies that have discrimination at their root, but at white liberals who have all the right friends and say all the right things (or what they think are the right things).
Whiplash, my favorite movie of 2014, is now available on DVD.
It’s a tale of the lengths someone will got to to be great, and the lengths someone will go to to push someone to be great. Whiplash won three Oscars® this year – including Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons for the role of Mr. Fletcher, the abusive instructor/conductor of the top-rated music school’s jazz band.
John M. Chu, director of G.I.Joe: Retaliation is planning to direct a live-action version of the ‘80s cartoon series inspired by the Hasbro® toy line, Jem and The Holograms. The film will be produced through a partnership between Chu, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and Scooter Braun’s Scooter Braun Productions.
Chu, Blum and Braun are also asking for the fans’ help, not for money (a la Kickstarter) but for ideas on costuming, music and even casting. Check out their announcement video after the jump.