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Keke Palmer Fires Back at Comparison to Zendaya Over Colorism: “I’m an Incomparable Talent”

Keke Palmer doesn’t appear to appreciate the recent social media conversation comparing her career to that of Zendaya. A Saturday tweet drew attention for claiming that a perceived difference in mainstream popularity between Palmer, who currently stars in Jordan Peele’s Nope, and Zendaya is “one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in […]

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Scares Up $44M Opening

Acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele’s newest film, Nope, easily topped the domestic box office in its opening with an estimated $44 million from 3,785 theaters, according to Universal’s weekend estimates. While that is certainly a solid start, the sci-fi horror adventure pic came in well behind the huge $71 million bow of Peele’s Us in spring […]

‘Nope’: The Meaning Behind Jordan Peele’s Most Terrifying Scene Yet

[This story contains spoilers for Jordan Peele’s Nope.] What’s the deal with the chimp? Well that chimp, Gordy, is the key to the whole bloody affair. Let’s back up for a moment. Jordan Peele’s latest film, Nope, further cements the filmmaker as one the most important contemporary voices in cinema. Across three films, Get Out […]

Events of the Week: ‘Nope,’ San Diego Comic-Con and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Nope and Ted Lasso, along with a flurry of events for San Diego Comic-Con, the MLB All-Star Game, the ESPYs and Outfest. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin premiere HBO Max hosted a bloody red […]

‘Nope’ Universal Studios Hollywood Set Offers Creepy, Mysterious Addition to Theme Park

Universal Studios Hollywood has a creepy new attraction on the back-lot tour — and it just so happens to make history for the Los Angeles theme park. The prominent Jupiter’s Claim set used in Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror/sci-fi film Nope was disassembled post-production and transported to Universal Studios Hollywood where it was meticulously reconstructed on […]

Jordan Peele, ‘Nope’ Stars on Exploring “How People Consume Spectacle” and Taking Inspiration From Unlikely Sources

Nope — Jordan Peele’s latest project, which follows a sibling horse training duo, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, who encounter a mysterious force over their California ranch — has left audiences guessing about its secretive plot ever since the film’s first trailer dropped in February. It turns out, his cast had many of […]

Daniel Kaluuya Is Cool to Keep You Guessing

When the pandemic sent us into lockdown, Daniel Kaluuya watched a film a day. He opens the Notes app on his phone to show me the film diary he created. There are dozens of titles logged, along with notes. Juice. The Game. Interstellar. He tells me about falling back in love with The Prestige and […]

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope,’ ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ Featured in New VR Experience From Meta, Horizon Worlds

The Jordan Peele universe is expanding — into virtual reality. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions has teamed with Meta and Horizon Worlds to offer a new experience in the free virtual reality video game for Quest 2 headsets. The multi-world VR experience, debuting today after being in the works for two months, opens with Monkeypaw Productions: All […]

‘Nope’ Fictional Theme Park Becomes Permanent Attraction on Universal’s Studio Tour

Jupiter’s Claim, the fictional theme park featured in Jordan Peele’s upcoming sci-fi horror film Nope, is taking up permanent residence as part of Universal’s Studio Tour. The new attraction, which will be featured at Univeral Studios Hollywood, was created by production designer Ruth DeJong and carefully disassembled postproduction before being reconstructed at Universal Studios Hollywood […]

Universal Releases ‘Nope’ Featurette Showcasing Diverse Below-the-Line Crew

With still a month to go before the July 22 release of Jordan Peele’s Nope, every new clip is an opportunity to overanalyze for hints about the auteur’s cryptic upcoming feature. But the new behind-the-scenes featurette released by Universal on Wednesday doesn’t require much pause-and-rewind to grasp the point. The two-and-a-half-minute video features members of […]

Daniel Kaluuya (Sort of, Not Really) Teases ‘Nope’: “It Has to Be Experienced, Not Described”

“It’s to be experienced, not to be described.” That was Daniel Kaluuya’s honest response to Lil Rel Howery’s request to tease something about his upcoming film Nope, the latest mysterious joint from the mind of Jordan Peele. The two Get Out co-stars reunited Thursday night at the Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood for an […]

Final ‘Nope’ Trailer Reveals Far More Plot Details for Jordan Peele’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Horror Film

Nope dropped its final trailer Thursday — and it is far clearer just what is in store for audiences this summer. Written and directed by Oscar winner Jordan Peele, the Universal science fiction horror film is most definitely about aliens. That was the assumption from the initial looks at the film, but the previous trailers […]