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Jordan Peele is this generation’s Rod Sterling, for sure

For sure, for sure, from the mind of Jordan Peele comes a successful revival that no one else could have pulled off. The Twilight Zone is hitting your screen for the fourth time (the most recent attempt to revive the popular series was in 2002), and the CBS All Access adaptation tackles the weird, wild, and impossible from the perspectives of people who were cloaked in allegory by the original show. In the first few episodes, The Twilight Zone tackles police brutality and what happens when people of color assimilate whiteness. If those are any indication, the rest of the empathetic mini-movies will be well worth your time. Step — if you dare — into the Twilight Zone.

The brilliant simplicity of The Twilight Zone

A new remake hosted by Jordan Peele shows how the sci-fi series gets at our deepest primal fears.

by Anonymousreply 5404/16/2019

I haven't watch the first two episodes yet, 'tho I'm interested. Have you seen them?

by Anonymousreply 104/04/2019

We already have “Black Mirror”

by Anonymousreply 204/04/2019


by Anonymousreply 304/04/2019


Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Reboot Is a Predictable Dud

The gifted filmmaker behind ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ is the new Rod Serling in this reimagining of the celebrated TV series. Sadly, it doesn’t come close to matching that show’s genius.

by Anonymousreply 404/05/2019

Politicized garbage belongs in the pyre...more fun, more sex please.

by Anonymousreply 504/05/2019

o plz mary, she aint good enuf to kiss the velvet shoe of mister sterling (serling??)

peele is a fly by nite horror buff

by Anonymousreply 604/05/2019

The article at OP makes the new show sound like its themes will be overtly SJW and political rather than “universal” and metaphorical like the original. That surprises me and does not sound compelling...

by Anonymousreply 704/05/2019

I’ve actually seen the first two episodes and I think it’s quite good.

by Anonymousreply 804/05/2019

The first episode was so slow, I couldn't finish it. This should be 40 minutes or less.

I'll give it another go soon.

by Anonymousreply 904/05/2019

The innocence and fun of the original can't be duplicated in today's social climate.

by Anonymousreply 1004/05/2019

I haven't had many people talk about the new Twilight Zone. They should have either put it on Netflix or on regular TV. Nobody has CBS All Access.

by Anonymousreply 1104/05/2019

How much easier it is to navigate a course as a chosen representative of a repressed minority. And to repurpose white-created art as black art. You will be free from a certain rigor of criticism. Like to critique Peele might even be viewed as racist. I hate the SJW era. It is artless.

by Anonymousreply 1204/05/2019

Well, someone sounds triggered.

by Anonymousreply 1304/05/2019

That guy is awfully homely, kinda sloby looking. Rod Serling was Mad Men era swanky.

by Anonymousreply 1404/05/2019

Peeler is fat and gross.

by Anonymousreply 1504/05/2019


by Anonymousreply 1604/05/2019

Black Mirror is excellent, as the Brits are unflinching.....I mean pig fucking in the pilot episode- you're not going to see anything remotely similar in The Twilight Zone.

by Anonymousreply 1704/05/2019

This is the 3rd attempt to bring back The Twilight Zone. I think they should probably just leave it alone. You just can't replicate the original show. It came at exactly the right time and is still loved and watched today. There is a reason the SyFy Channel still has marathons of it every year. It is, and always will be, legendary.

by Anonymousreply 1804/05/2019

It was meh. Done well but crappy endings. As said upthread, we already have Black Mirror.

by Anonymousreply 1904/05/2019

And Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams on Amazon, which itself feels like a Black Mirror ripoff, even though the source material predates it.

by Anonymousreply 2004/05/2019

I’d rather Peele be funny again.

by Anonymousreply 2104/05/2019

Dickheads CBS put this on their paid streaming service I’m not paying for that anywhere else I can watch this?

by Anonymousreply 2204/05/2019

^^ Kodi or any Torrent site.

by Anonymousreply 2304/05/2019

The poster with his nose up Jordan Peele's ass cheeks all the time should be spayed and neutered.

You need to wait until Peele has 100 episodes at least and 3 dozen movie hits, and be as important to white people as blacks, before you go around calling him "Rod Sterling" or "Alfred Hitchcock."

ENOUGH. Are you his agent or something? His paid publicist? If not, you are truly and pathetically wasting your time.

Let's just be grateful that Jordan Peele is no longer making "comedy" or describing himself as a "comedian," because his Comedy Central show was miserably unfunny, like horror shows where he belongs.


by Anonymousreply 2404/05/2019

Key and Peele was hilarious, and often subtly erudite. It showed the great love of cinema and pop culture those two had. I liked, "Get Out" and am waiting to see, "Us", but have no interest in paying to see, "Twilight Zone".

Key & Peele: Othello Tis My Shite

At intermission, Lashawnio and Martinzion are loving Shakespeare's newest play, Othello. But will they like they ending? Directed by Peter Atencio. From the…

by Anonymousreply 2504/05/2019

she is this generations b grade movie maker yes fer shure

by Anonymousreply 2604/05/2019

Ed Wood meets Spike Lee by way of M.Night Shamylon

by Anonymousreply 2704/05/2019

his humor on tv was so amateurish, and rude

by Anonymousreply 2804/05/2019

HIs movies are so terribly ethnic huh?

by Anonymousreply 2904/05/2019

If Peele were white he would be seen for what he is - A competent B horror movie director. But instead he's the new Hitchcock. Whatever.

by Anonymousreply 3004/05/2019

Is anyone shocked that Us didn't do as well as Get Out?

by Anonymousreply 3104/05/2019

Each of his successive movies will do worse.

word is out.

he is fake.

by Anonymousreply 3204/05/2019

how he has changed in interviews. now she is 'miss film auteur'....da bigga dey is, da bigger day falls?

by Anonymousreply 3304/06/2019

The new Twilight Zone is lacking.

by Anonymousreply 3404/06/2019

He/it is this generation's ida lupino...

by Anonymousreply 3504/06/2019

She is this generations ….whoever directed that scientology movie with john fukin travolta

by Anonymousreply 3604/06/2019

The first episode was good. The second episode was pointless and made no sense and had a bad ending. I kept waiting for the gremlin to pop out.

by Anonymousreply 3704/09/2019

This generation's real Rod Serling has better things to do than copy the real Rod Serling.

This generation's real Alfred Hitchcock isn't trying to be Alfred Hitchcock either.

by Anonymousreply 3804/09/2019

The first episode felt so long and essentially held no surprises; it also had none of the darkly humorous undertones of the original series.

I don’t get the point of this reboot or why they would want to call it “The Twilight Zone”. It didn’t feel similar to the original at all.

And the Peele as Serling into and outro lacked the “gravitas” of either Serling or Hitchcock on their respective shows.

I went in hoping to like this too; I was open to it being good and did not want to feel like I wasted an hour...

by Anonymousreply 3904/14/2019

GET OUT was one of the most exciting and unique films I've seen in years. I still love it. US was really good I thought, but had many modern horror cliches in it (which GET OUT did not) but was still very interesting. I'm excited to see what film Peele does next!

I haven't seen this Twilight Zone re-re-re-reboot yet but will probably check it out. He seems like the perfect modern, buzz-y figurehead to be at the center of it, to give it a current edge. But it feels like yet another Twilight Zone remake is destined to basic and middle-of-the-road. (does Peele direct and create the episodes, or just host?)

Especially since the mind-blowing BLACK MIRROR came out years ago and blew everyone away and raised the bar on this kind of thing.

by Anonymousreply 4004/14/2019

This is why I have ZERO respect for black directors. They can't make a movie that isn't about race. Where are the black versions of Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis? Why can't a black director make a movie like E.T. or Edward Scissorhands, something that has nothing to do with blackness, whiteness or racism?

by Anonymousreply 4104/14/2019

Is he really being called the next Hitchcock? lmao! M. Night Shyamalan was called the next Spielberg after The Sixth Sense came out. He became arrogant, made some crappy movies and now, nobody cares about him anymore.

by Anonymousreply 4204/14/2019

R12, the SJW era is artless because it is religious in nature. SJWs are infiltrators trying to destroy true liberalism.

by Anonymousreply 4304/14/2019

[Quote] He became arrogant, made some crappy movies and now, nobody cares about him anymore.

Did you miss his comeback with The Visit?

by Anonymousreply 4404/14/2019

Get Out was an accidental success. There was nothing original or great about it. A narrative formed around it that made it talked about So much of it was ridiculous. The blind doctor and the hypnotizing tea was absurd and laughable. An experiment turned viable by dumb people.

by Anonymousreply 4504/14/2019

R45 by dumb guilt ridden people. It was a stupid ass movie. If you liked it so much you read too much into it to the filmmakers advantage.

by Anonymousreply 4604/14/2019

Peele is a pretty good B horror movie director. That's it. If he were white there would be no trying to make him something he's not.

by Anonymousreply 4704/14/2019

US was boring as a horror film and not really arful in the slightest, maybe there was something I missed but I though it looked awful. Give me an aesthete over this man anyday. He makes preachy, B-movies that are trying too hard to appeal to a sense of guilt that americans have (Get Out regarding race and US regarding social class).

by Anonymousreply 4804/16/2019

im astonished at the polish the masses are putting on his rosey cheeks.

I find him tiresome and compared to the fab rod serling, weak. at best.

get real sportsfans, don't drink da kools aid.

by Anonymousreply 4904/16/2019

[quote]The Twilight Zone tackles police brutality and what happens when people of color assimilate whiteness.

Sounds exhausting. More scolding. Hard pass.

by Anonymousreply 5004/16/2019

She has an M Samahang Pilipino vibe

by Anonymousreply 5104/16/2019

It's hard to pull off Twilight Zone-style irony to an audience who accept Hillary Clinton's assertion that the message of the novel 1984 is that we are supposed to trust the government.

by Anonymousreply 5204/16/2019

The first two episodes absolutely stunk. Peele’s imitation of Serling is cringeworthy, to say the least. Peele is hugely overrated. I wonder why. Get Out was abysmal yet it got rave reviews. One cannot help but see “lower expectations” are at work.

by Anonymousreply 5304/16/2019

Agree r53. If Peele were white, he would be seen as a decent horror film director, but that's it. Not as the new genius that he's being portrayed as.

by Anonymousreply 5404/16/2019
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