Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a Creepy Tale That Sadly Mirrors Our Reality

On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million Americans stood hand in hand forming a human chain that stretched from New York to California for an event called Hands Across America. It was a fundraiser project from USA for Africa (the same people who produced the “We Are the World” single the year before) in hopes of raising $100 million to fight hunger and homelessness. The hope was that everyone who participated would donate $10 for the cause. Families stood and sang together for 15 minutes. And then it was over.

I had trouble remembering if Hands Across America really happened or if it was a gimmick for the film when the original commercial for the event flashed on the big screen during the opening of Us. I only vaguely remember the event, which might have to do more with the fact that I have lived in Washington State my whole life and we weren’t involved in the project. I doubt that I’m the only one and I suspect that was also some of Jordan Peele’s reasoning as well whe…

Rowan Atkinson is Awesome in Johnny English Reborn

'Pirates' is Worth the Plunder

Our first commercial!

Should you see ‘The Raven?’ Nevermore

Disney’s ‘See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees’ Program Extended

737 Releases New Album

Real Steel is Kinda Dumb

TobyMac Sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Sherri Shepherd Live on ABC’s ‘The View’

Dove Awards Celebrate 43 Years

Disney’s Chimpanzee is a Delight

New Music: Big Daddy Weave

Book Review: The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

Bullying – It’s Not Just for Kids

Bully Movie is Worth Finding

'Apartment 23' is More Offensive than Funny

Blue Like Jazz is an Unchristian Christian Movie

Self-Important 'Scandal' Isn't Worth Staying Up Late For

Betty White is at it Again and Off Her Rocker

promote my blog BrandBacker Member