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…

See an Exclusive Preview of Guardians of the Galaxy

Order your free tickets to the Guardians of the Galaxy First Look Event.
If you have attended an comic book/movie convention, you know that you spend a lot of time waiting amongst a crowd of people to see a few precious moments of an exclusive preview of a movie you so desperately want to see in the coming months. I have good news for you. You have a chance to have a mini comicon in your home town!

Marvel Studios and IMAX® 3D First Look are inviting Writer of Pop readers to view exclusive footage of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” which will be shown in 150 select IMAX® theatre locations on July 7. For free. There is a catch though, you will need tickets. More on that below.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is considered a highly anticipated summer blockbuster that will hit theaters on August 1st. However, it remains to be seen if this gamble will pay off for Marvel. For those unaware, the James Gunn directed film is based on a comic book series which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 in January 1969. A re-boot was created in 2008. It is certainly not as well-known as other franchises, but with stunts like this, they should do just fine.

Order your free tickets to the Guardians of the Galaxy First Look Event.
Download this poster here
It was announced today that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”: An IMAX® 3D First Look, will feature 17 minutes of exclusive footage from the coming film and will be “showcased” in 150 select IMAX® theatre locations across North America on July 7 at 7 p.m.

Commenting on the exclusive footage, director James Gunn says, “We’ve re-mastered some of our epic sequences into the IMAX 3D format, taking the scope and scale to new heights while creating a truly immersive, cinematic experience that will take you further into the Marvel Universe than ever before.”

“IMAX and Marvel fans are some of the most die-hard in the world and we’re excited to offer them this exclusive extended first-look at one of the summer’s hottest upcoming movies in IMAX 3D,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “James Gunn’s visionary film in IMAX 3D is going to give our audiences an immersive experience they won’t find anywhere else, and we’re thrilled to get the ball rolling and reward fans early at this unique event.”

Tickets to the July 7 Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”:  An IMAX 3D First Look are free and are available now for U.S. and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-served basis through this link. Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited-edition collectible Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” IMAX poster.

More Information About the Movie:
An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

The movie stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

Kevin Feige, p.g.a., is the producer and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. James Gunn and Nicole Perlman wrote the screenplay.

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