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…

Get Ready for Galaga ... the TV Show?

If the Candy Crush video game can get it’s own TV game show and Wreck-It Ralph his own movie, why not Galaga? Why not indeed.

According to MSN, screenwriter and producer, Roberto Orci is busy working to bring the Bandai Namco classic arcade game to TV in animated form. He is partnering with The Nuttery Entertainment and ShadowMachine (who are responsible for the animated and adult oriented Bojack Horseman and Robot Chicken). Fans can expect to see Galaga Chronicles in either late 2019 or early 2020 with a 12-episode run.

“Galaga is one of the games I played growing up,” said Orci. “I have fond memories of the quarters and hours upon hours I spent playing the game. I look forward to working with The Nuttery and to capture that magic in an exciting new format.”

Still, playing the 1981 game, which doesn’t have much of a storyline to it to begin with, hardly makes him an expert. But you never know. While Candy Crush failed to make it back on the small screen this summer, Wreck-It Ralph does have a sequel coming out, so anything can happen.


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