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…

Disney's Slate of Movies for 2017

Coco, Beauty and the Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 come to theaters this year.
Coco, Beauty and the Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 come to
theaters this year. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Disney had a banner year in 2016 having produced six of the top 10 best-performing films. Can they do it again for 2017? The live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Star Wars 8 are sure to be huge successes, but the other franchises on the list like Cars 3 and the 5th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean may not fare as well as it is uncertain how many fans were hoping for more of these two stories or how much more stories are left to tell. Then there are there is the big question mark of the new animated film, Coco. At any rate, here is the full slate of Disney movies to be released in 2017...READ MORE

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