by TRN Staff Writers,
Will Smith’s “Bright” Future on Netflix In between the Oscars drama of who won and who didn’t, the Academy Awards was the perfect time to showcase some upcoming planned drama onscreen. Smith dropped the trailer for his upcoming Netflix release “Bright”. Big Will stars as cop Scott Ward who is forced to work with otherworldly Orcs and Elves to save this planet. Smith re-teams with his “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer. “Bright” was pitched to the major studios which all passed on it, so streaming titan Netflix stepped up shelled out the bucks to nab the film. “Bright” will be released later this year on Netflix, but here’s your first reel look until then.
“Get Out” Bringing Them In at the Box Office Jordan Peele’s first stab at movie making from behind the camera was a gamble that is paying off for the comedian. His movie claimed the #1 spot at the box-office its opening weekend raking in over $30 million. The racial satire keeps you on the edge of your seat as it awakens a new niche in horror films. Critics label the movie as a bold. original story “blending race-savvy satire with horror”(Variety). Vulture calls it “the satirical horror movie we’ve been waiting for…a mash-up of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” and “The Stepford Wives”. The story centers around Chris(Daniel Kaluuya) and his interracial relationship with girlfriend Rose. After months of dating, Rose takes Chris home to meet the family. The family seems nice to a fault at first, but slowly Chris uncovers the disturbing truth and realizes he needs to get out because his life is in jeopardy. The movie garnered a rare 100% approval rating on critic site Rotten Tomatoes. Jordan Peele was one half of the hilariously creative comedy team of “Key & Peele” on Comedy Central. Peele says he prefers being behind the camera and bringing stories like “Get Out” to life. Peele still brings his brand of truth hurts comedy to the film. The chatter on social media and YouTube is pretty positive. Hollywood celebs like Chance the Rapper are getting behind the film. The rapper bought out the theater at a Chicago theater so his fans could see the movie for free. Chance posted after seeing the film…”DID I NOT TELL YALL #GETOUT WAS INCREDIBLE!! BEST FILM ACROSS ANY GENRE IN AWHILE GO SEE IT TODAY! Cc: @LilRel4 @JordanPeele
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper)
For this week in Black Hollywood, that’s a wrap!