Movie Review: US

US movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Madison Curry Writer: Jordan Peele Director: Jordan Peele Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: March 22, 2019 Spoiler alert for those who have not seen the trailer for US: the movie, written and directed by Jordan Peele, concerns a family menaced by their exact physical doubles. It’s impossible to discuss US without saying at least this much. As with his feature debut, GET OUT, Peele has a great deal on his mind. Leaving the press screening, this reviewer overheard a young woman going into great […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Percy Hynes White chats about Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Percy Hynes White and Natalie Alyn Lind in THE GIFTED - Season 2 - "eneMy of My eneMy" | ©2018 Fox/Annette Brown

In Fox Networks’ THE GIFTED, now in its second season on Tuesday nights, Percy Hynes White plays mutant Andy Strucker. Still in his teens, Andy has learned that he is not just a powerful mutant, but that he and his equally powerful sister Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind), through their newly-empowered father Reed (Stephen Moyer), are descended from the infamous Von Strucker siblings, who helped created the Hellfire Club. Unlike Lauren and Reed, and regular human mom Caitlin (Amy Acker), Andy is ready to engage in open warfare against humans. He breaks away from his family and joins the violent mutant […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GET OUT

GET OUT | © 2017 Universal

Rating: R Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, LilRel Howery, Caleb Landry Jones Writer: Jordan Peele Director: Jordan Peele Distributor: Universal Release Date: February 24, 2017 Director/writer Jordan Peele (of KEY & PEELE fame) describes his feature film debut GET OUT as horror, and we can take him at his word. GET OUT isn’t the type of horror we’re expecting from the set-up, but it gets there nonetheless, and it’s creepy throughout. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a successful photographer who agrees, with some reservations, to go for the weekend to meet […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Paul Scheer on THE LEAGUE Season 5

Adam Brody and Paul Scheer in THE LEAGUE - Season 5 - "The Bachelor Draft" | ©2013 FXX/Matthais Clamer

For its first four seasons, THE LEAGUE, the half-hour comedy created by Jackie and Jeff Schaffer, was a staple for FX Network. Now FX is moving THE LEAGUE to its new outlet FXX for the show’s fifth season, which debuted Wednesday September 4 at 10:30 PM, following fellow FX transfer IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, which is now on FXX Wednesdays at 10 PM. Asked about the move, Paul Scheer, who plays THE LEAGUE’s much-bullied Andre, quips, “I was just happy that FXX isn’t a p**n channel. For a little bit, I was confused we’d be there.” Scheer, a native […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: KEY AND PEELE star Jordan Peele chats about the new hit Comedy Central series

Jordan Peele in KEY AND PEELE - Season 1 | ©2012 Comedy Central/Matt Hoyle

One of the funniest new sketch comedy series is KEY AND PEELE currently airing Tuesday nights on Comedy Central (and already picked up for a second season). The show features former MADtv funnymen Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key as they tear through everything from pop culture, race relations and more in their own unique ground-breaking style. ASSIGNMENT X recently spoke with Peele about the breakout new hit, his dead-on Barack Obama impersonation (he had to turn down an offer to take on that part on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE years ago), and the status of his guest appearances on the […]Read On »

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