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

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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…

'Finding Dory' Boasts Largest Animation Movie Opening Ever

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While it may not be surprising that some critics find Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory to be good, but not as good as it’s successor, Finding Nemo, it is surprising that the blue fish film has already made history by becoming the largest animation movie opening weekend of all time. Estimated to bring in $132.2 million on Father’s Day weekend, Finding Dory’s success is ahead of the $100 million the studio had expected.

Beating the record held by DreamWork’s 2007 film, Shrek the Third ($121.6 million), and Pixar’s own 2010 release of Toy Story 3 ($110 million), Finding Dory also has the distinction of being the second-largest opening of all films trailing behind 2015’s Jurassic World.

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