Lupita Nyong’o Pursues The “American Dream” In Jordan Peele Thriller ‘Us’

Jordan Peele’s horror thriller Get Out was a massive success, so expectations for Us are at an astronomical level. Lupita Nyong’o is getting massive praise for her work in the feature, but there have been divisive early reactions. Some moviegoers view Us as another brilliant effort from Peele while others have given a rather lukewarm response.

For Nyong’o, her love for Us began as soon as she read the screenplay. “It did such an incredible job of keeping the suspense and actually it was quite frightening to go through,” said Nyong’o. “I remember immediately investing in the family dynamic and relating to it.”

Click on the media bar to hear Nyong’o talk about the American Dream aspect that is infused in Us.

Us, co-starring Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke, opens nationwide March 22.

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‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Lands Blu-Ray Release In May

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, which made over $101 million domestically, hits Blu-ray, 4K UHD, and DVD on May 7.

The film features the voices of Chris Pratt (Emmet), Elizabeth Banks (Lucy), Will Arnett (Lego Batman), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard), Alison Brie (Unikitty) and Charlie Day (Benny). Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors and writers behind 2014’s The Lego Movie, penned the screenplay.

Special features include an “Everything Is Awesome” Sing-Along (not available on DVD), deleted scenes, commentary from the filmmakers, the Lego movie short Emmet’s Holiday Party, several featurettes on the making of the flick, and the “Super Cool” music video (featuring Beck, Robyn, and The Lonely Island).

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Mindy Kaling Tackles The Talk Show Circuit In ‘Late Night’ Trailer

Mindy Kaling, seen last year Ocean’s Eight and A Wrinkle in Time, writes, produces, and stars in the highly anticipated comedy Late Night. The project centers on Molly (Kaling), the recent hire in an previously all male writing staff. Their boss is late night is tougher than nails talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson). Katherine may have been able to get away with being an unlikable person and fear inducing leader for years, but now that job is in trouble, she needs to revitalize her approach.

Late Night is directed by Nisha Ganatra, a TV director who’s worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Better Things, and The Last Man on Earth (she also directed the 2005 comedy Cake). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Late Night opens nationwide June 7 via Amazon Studios.

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‘Master Z: Ip Man Legacy’ Places Michelle Yeoh Back In The Action Fray

Revered action director Yuen Woo-Ping (Drunken Master, Iron Monkey) is back with Master Z: Ip Man Legacy.

The latest feature in the Ip Man Universe has Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang) attempting to piece his life back together in Hong Kong after being defeated by Master Ip. Attempting to live a quiet life waiting tables at a bar, Cheung Tin Chi is pulled back into the fight and searches for his own brand of retribution. Tony Jaa (Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior) and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) round out the cast.

The picture co-stars Michelle Yeoh, who previously worked with Woo-Ping in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny). As great as she was in Crazy Rich Asians, it’s pretty awesome to see her back in action! Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy hits theaters April 12 via Well Go USA Entertainment.

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Kevin Costner And Woody Harrelson Take On Bonnie And Clyde In ‘The Highwaymen’ Trailer

A Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson pairing is definitely welcome, and with The Highwaymen they have excellent material at the disposal. The project, directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Alamo), centers the capture of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow by former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (Costner) and Maney Gault (Harrelson). Arthur Penn’s revered film Bonnie and Clyde and the subsequent miniseries Bonnie & Clyde take on the perspective of the criminals, but finally seeing this tale from the lawmen’s side has been a long time coming.

The project also reunites Hancock with Hidalgo screenwriter John Fusco, and the scribe has spent years researching the life of Frank Hamer. Paul Newman and Robert Redford were slated to star in the film but the project was scrapped due to Newman’s health. Hancock’s last film The Founder featured one of Michael Keaton’s best performances (as former McDonald’s and San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc), so The Highwaymen is a feature that I’m putting on my must watch list. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

The Highwaymen hits select theaters March 15 and comes out worldwide March 29 on Netflix.

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Gemma Chan Sets Sights On “Different Challenge” With ‘Captain Marvel’

Crazy Rich Asians was one of last year’s breakout successes, and along with that film Gemma Chan was also featured in Mary Queen of Scots. Even with her work in those two high profile films, the actress did not envision a role in top shelf, comic book driven vehicle like Captain Marvel.

The film, featuring Brie Larson as the titular heroine, features Chan as the Kree warrior Minn-erva. “I never expected I would be in a movie like this,” said Chan during a Captain Marvel fan event held in Singapore. “It was exciting. I love my castmates. I think that’s a strength of Marvel is the amazing cast that they get together. It was just a really different challenge for me.” 

Click on the media bar to hear Chan discuss what fans can expect from Captain Marvel:

Captain Marvel opens nationwide March 8.

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