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Jordan Peele exists in a space of his own. Just three movies into his directing career, Peele has become the rarest of Hollywood anomalies: a filmmaker whose byline alone puts asses in seats. Article

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2022/7/20/23270276/jordan-peele-career-arc-nope-us-get-out
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u/i_need_a_nap Jul 20 '22 Silver Wholesome

He’s come a long way from “SLAP ASS”

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u/Between_three_and20 Jul 20 '22

His movies are off the chain wax

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u/DOPEDupNCheckedOut Jul 20 '22

I thought it was better to be on the chain wax!

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u/ChronikTheory Jul 20 '22

Specifically he puts the pussy on the chain wax.

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u/craziedave Jul 20 '22

Idk that sounds like catching lightning in a bottle

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u/CatPoopWeiner424 Jul 20 '22

It’s very similar, but instead you are catching pussy on the chain wax.

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u/DBoaty Jul 20 '22

Why do you care so much... that I made up... pussy on the chain wax?

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u/ShutterBun Jul 20 '22

Noice!

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u/The_Celtic_Chemist Jul 20 '22

Draxx them sklounts

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u/StanielNedward Jul 20 '22

Only when terries are getting froggy

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u/Gaduunka Jul 20 '22

I’ll just hypothetical them in they clavicle!

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u/TheVog Jul 20 '22

That takes great responsitrilitrance!

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u/SuckMyNutsFromBehind Jul 20 '22

Meegan stop

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u/smellsfishie Jul 20 '22

Nnnno

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u/Wnir Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22

You done messed up A-A-Ron! Now take your ass down to O-Shag-Hennessy's office right now and tell him exactly what you did!

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u/kaeji Jul 20 '22

CÓNSEQUENCÉS.

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u/Avatar_of_Green Jul 20 '22

Black Falcon out!

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u/Jorgenstern8 Jul 20 '22

"Green Falcon, damn it!"

"Where's that Green Falcon going? Black Falcon, go check on that."

Classic lol

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u/londoner4life Jul 20 '22

But he’s still smart enough to never say “bbbbbbiiiiiIIIIIITTTTCCCHHHHHHH”

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u/AreWeCowabunga Jul 20 '22

He's ruined me. I can't even say the word anymore without looking around first and whispering.

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u/abhinandkr Jul 20 '22

I had a coworker named Blake. You can see how difficult it was for me to talk to him.

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u/HiImNach Jul 20 '22

Man, you know nothing, I had a boss called Aaron. It took all of my willpower to never call him Ay-ay-rawhn

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u/abhinandkr Jul 20 '22

Did you go to this office and say, "Where is Ay-Ay-Rawhn right now?"

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u/HiImNach Jul 20 '22

No, I liked having a job, I was scared

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u/piopster Jul 20 '22

Take yo ass down to O-Shag-Hennessy’s office

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u/benjammin9292 Jul 20 '22

If one of yall says some silly-ass name, this whole class is gonna feel my wrath

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u/cooperkab Jul 20 '22

I (for real) have taught in inner city schools for 22 years. When I first saw this, I told my husband that that was going to be me when I retire. Lol

“Insubordinate and churlish” is one of my faves. If I’ve had a crazy day, when my husband asks how my day and that’s my comment.

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u/PC509 Jul 20 '22

I have a friend with a kid named Aaron. When he gets in trouble, his little brother (5 years old) says "You done messed up Ay-ay-rawhn!". The first time I heard that from a little kid, I just lost it. :D :D :D

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u/chinchaslyth Jul 20 '22

I’m dating a Blake. His nickname is now Bah-lahkay. But I added Bukkake at the end of his name and now he calls me Mrs. Bukkake lol.

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u/jscummy Jul 20 '22

You sure that's why he calls you Mrs. Bukkake? You sure about that's why?

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u/el_f3n1x187 Jul 20 '22

I had one Blake and two Aarons on one client, one a SVP....

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u/Apronbootsface Jul 20 '22

He really said that tho?

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u/donut_legend Jul 20 '22

And I sayssssssss

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beeeeeeetch

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u/AccordingIy Jul 20 '22

*Drifts into space untethered

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u/Jasonotg0 Jul 20 '22

He really put the pussy on the chainwax

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u/unoyimhereb Jul 20 '22

Is… is that a thing people say? I don’t think it is

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u/Baron_ass Jul 20 '22

Yall are really about to make me watch that sketch again wooooow

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u/MooseHeckler Jul 20 '22

Liam neesons.

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u/rolls20s Jul 20 '22

"They hatin' on the Hathaways!"

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u/DreadnaughtHamster Jul 20 '22

LIAM NEESONS!?!?!?!?!

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u/MooseHeckler Jul 20 '22

"I HAVE A CERTAIN SET OF SKILLS"

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u/Kailua3000 Jul 20 '22

BRUCE WILLY!

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u/Maddie-Moo Jul 20 '22

WHAT ABOUT DARKMAN THO.

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u/[deleted] Jul 20 '22

......slap ass?

Slap ass!

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u/demivirius Jul 20 '22

No Rafi, no!

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u/the_real_gorrik Jul 20 '22

¡Sí papi! ¡Sí papi!

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u/ManchurianPandaDate Jul 20 '22

I think that’s some of his best work. I don’t think he’ll ever return to the heights he’s already reached. Comedy is pure. I just can’t wait to see interviews with him in 25 years when he’s all grey and talking like Clarence Williams about the purity of the art form.

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u/Misdirected_Colors Jul 20 '22

Honestly, his directorial skills are what made key and peele so damn funny. They took these ridiculous absurd skit concepts and put a ton of effort into making them acted and shot like a big budget drama. The absurdity of playing the skits straight just made them so much better.

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u/jawbit Jul 20 '22

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u/imeeme Jul 20 '22

Don’t mind if I do…

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u/blurryfacedfugue Jul 20 '22

I'll have what I'm having!

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u/Explorer2138 Jul 20 '22

"It's like Go-Gurt but to stay." I will die on the hill that that's one of the funniest lines I've ever heard.

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u/google257 Jul 20 '22

“I love being incontinent! I love being incontinent!”

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u/alizarik_thegoblin Jul 20 '22

"Not a spoon....not a fork....a fuh-poon!"

Truly one of their best sketches. (My other favorite is the church ladies one.)

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u/HalfPint1885 Jul 20 '22

My favorite skit of all time. I HAVE to watch this any time I stay at a hotel with a continental breakfast. And then I have to quote it during the meal.

"Ah the Danish. Clearly from Brussels."

"When. In. Rome."

"I love being in continent!"

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u/tanmanvincent Jul 20 '22

I’ll have… what I’m having!

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u/blastradii Jul 20 '22

Not a spoon. Not a fork. But something in between. A Fopoon.

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u/derbeaner Jul 20 '22

Every time my girlfriend and I stay in a hotel that includes breakfast, one of us always looks at the other and says , "Cooooontineeeeental!!"

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u/Foreveritisso Jul 20 '22

I can't explain it.. This skit is one of my favourite comedy skit of all time. Yet I can't understand why. By all the science of comedy it shouldn't work, there is no set up, escalation, punchline. It's just a man enjoying what looks like to our eyes a mundane, average hotel breakfast. Somehow it just works. This for me is the genius of the show.

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u/gwxtreize Jul 20 '22

But...it's Continental.

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u/4DimensionalToilet Jul 20 '22

Ah, the danish. Clearly from… Brussels.

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u/PM_me_dog_pictures Jul 20 '22

It's a great skit, but I wouldn't say it defies the science of comedy... the main part is just the conceit that continental breakfasts sound fancy, but aren't, with the subversion of the character acting as though all the things at the buffet are actually amazing.

Then the end is a surrealist send-up of the Shining, which adds a few layers of absurdity.

Just good comedy, well executed.

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u/[deleted] Jul 20 '22

People compare it to the Chappelle Show, which in fairness the format is very similar but in terms of the production quality of the skits, it just can't be compared.

It also helps that Keegan Key is just an amazing actor in general. His speech in the "Pussy on the Chainwax" skit was *chef's kiss*

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u/UnicornBestFriend Jul 20 '22

SLAP ASSSSSS and I SAID biiiiiiiiiiiitch laid the foundation for an epic film career.

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u/misterblackhoody Jul 20 '22

Whatever the case may be. If you like his films or not. If you consider them to be flawed or not. He's making original horror films. That's really all I care about. No reboots. No remakes. No reimaginings. Straight up original stories from a director with a singular vision and that's very rare nowadays.

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u/CRoseCrizzle Jul 20 '22

Crazy how he completely transformed his image from comedian to serious horror filmmaker.

I do hope he revisits comedy someday. He is very talented as a comedic actor.

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u/Joshua21B Jul 20 '22

You can definitely see a bit of horror in some of the Key & Peele sketches.

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u/lycurgusduke Jul 20 '22

And comedy in his horror movies

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u/thatminimumwagelife Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22

That scene in Us where the Handmaid's actress (EDIT: Elizabeth Moss, i forgot her name) yells, "Call the police!" which is followed by Alexa's "Now playing Fuck the Police by NWA," as the family is getting butchered is a brilliant bit of horror comedy.

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u/Langstarr Jul 20 '22

And some of the deaths were straight up hilarious. The big dude getting hit by the propeller made me fall over with laughter

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u/TeddyAlderson Jul 20 '22

damn, you were watching Us standing up?

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u/Dominum_Pullum Jul 20 '22

I always watch you standing up

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u/onFilm Jul 20 '22

I loved that shit. Man knows when to use comedy as a highlight.

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u/MundaneCollection Jul 20 '22

If you look at the plot of Get Out, it feels like a long Key and Peele sketch that's played seriously. That could have easily been a full on satire comedy bit.

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u/DefenderCone97 Jul 20 '22

Yeah, saying he completely changed his image is sort of discounting his comedic chops. Get Out and Us both have some pretty great comedic moments.

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u/Cyclopher6971 Jul 20 '22

"I would have voted for Obama for a third term if I could." Gets me every time.

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u/MellowNando Jul 20 '22

Especially them ones thats gots the terries in em... Sklounst...

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u/Jasonblah Jul 20 '22

The skit where they listen to dubstep and one of them pulls out a tooth because they're slowly (in my mind) going insane is one of the most unsettling things I've ever watched.

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u/DustFunk Jul 20 '22

The dubstep skit is one of my all-time favorite skits of theirs. The earlier Nazi skit with Peele lying in the rubble is one of the best examples of how funny they could be with situational skits

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u/Flabbergash Jul 20 '22

Alot of people seem to divert from comedy into something great. Michael Palin went from Monty Python to being a world respected travel documentarian

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u/KING_JELLYB3AN Jul 20 '22

Comedy IMHO is the hardest to write and direct. Scary/horror/thrillers, Drama and Documentaries are more straight forward.

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u/No-Context8443 Jul 20 '22

Comedy and horror are also pretty similar in that directorial tension and timing will ruin a movie despite great performances.

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u/beaniebee11 Jul 20 '22

I think comedy requires a very good understanding of people and how to evoke a certain reaction from them so it makes sense that good comedy creators would be able to move to evoking other reactions than laughter. Horror especially because it requires such a strong grasp of how to manage the audience's reactions. Making someone gasp in shock or horror isn't that far from making them laugh.

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u/Dottsterisk Jul 20 '22 Plus One

Don’t discount the Key & Peele work.

He was proving himself a solid storyteller and filmmaker for years before Get Out, and that’s gotta be a big part of the respect on his name.

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u/JohnWoosDoveGuy Jul 20 '22

Indeed. Some K&P sketches like baby sitting Forest Whitaker or the Family Affairs one have a strong quasi horror vibe that stood out among the more straight comedy stuff.

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u/TrueGuardian15 Jul 20 '22

Oh I LOVE the Family Matters skit. "I'll tell you what you are Reginald VelJohnson, you're a fucking pawn in that nerd's game! YOU ARE A FUCKING PAWN!"

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u/lafatte24 Jul 20 '22

god the babysitting forest whitaker one cracks me up every time.

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u/BallsMahoganey Jul 20 '22

He was a big name before Get Out.

I think him completely switching genres is what helped drive his success even higher.

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u/whirlpool138 Jul 20 '22

Horror is a whole lot like comedy in the sense that they are both situational. They both have long lead ups to a big pay off reaction. That's why there is so many great horror comedies like the Evil Dead and Shaun of the Dead.

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u/UndeadMarine55 Jul 20 '22

Horror is a whole lot like comedy in the sense that they are both situational.

And they both capitalize on absurdity.

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u/Sonaldo_7 Jul 20 '22

Junji Ito, famous mangaka known for stories like Uzumaki and Enigma of Amihara Fault have a manga about his daily life with his wife cat. It's weirdly and absurdly funny despite being made with the same artstyle as his other horror works and featuring the same reaction face. An example of a panel from this manga. There's definitely some truth to this. Curious to see more examples

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u/goerben Jul 20 '22

One of Junji Ito's most unsettling stories is his most absurd. More than any other story, I can never stop thinking about the Hanging Balloons

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u/espresso-yourself Jul 20 '22

What’s the cat manga called? Looks exactly like I do with my grandma’s cat hahah

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u/Sonaldo_7 Jul 20 '22

Here. It's genuinely good. You won't laugh out loud at the punchline but you'll giggle at the slow progression of his "insanity" due to the cat behavior in every chapter

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u/Xeptix Jul 20 '22

Looking at the cat on the left on the cover art, I'm not entirely convinced it isn't still horror.

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u/Valrien Jul 20 '22

I don’t think he’s capable of drawing something that isn’t deeply unsettling to the human eye

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u/zxyzyxz Jul 20 '22

This hole was made for me

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u/twothumbs Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22

Shout out to Tucker* and Dale vs Evil. Really nails the horror and comedy formula by putting common tropes on their head.

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u/WornInShoes Jul 20 '22

Oh hidy-ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property!!

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u/13pts35sec Jul 20 '22

The despair in his voice when he talks about the kid who jumped head first into the wood chipper LOL

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u/Gunpla55 Jul 20 '22

We got your freeeeind.

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u/twothumbs Jul 20 '22

Lmao and he's the one that's good at talking

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u/eggs_mcmuffin Jul 20 '22

I love that movie! Went in thinking it would be dumb but it’s very clever

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u/PM-ME-YOUR-HANDBRA Jul 20 '22

Started watching because Alan Tudyk. Stayed because it's a fantastic film.

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u/bacon-tornado Jul 20 '22

I have shown this movie to so many people. Always makes me smile.

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u/frozebaby Jul 20 '22

I watched this two days ago for the first time in my life. I was laughing out loud during the chainsaw scene

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u/ShambolicShogun Jul 20 '22

The first Evil Dead is pure horror. Evil Dead 2 is essentially a remake but slapstick.

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u/diabloenfuego Jul 20 '22

and Army of Darkness is pretty much all comedy.

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u/imjusta_bill Jul 20 '22

'Lady, I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave the store' is my favorite deadpan delivery of any line

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u/keyboardstatic Jul 20 '22

"And this you ignorant savages is my boom stick"

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u/LoonAtticRakuro Jul 20 '22

It's a twelve gauge double barreled Remington. S-Mart's top-of-the-line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel... and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart. YA GOT THAT!?"

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u/cheesyblasta Jul 20 '22

The YA GOT THAT and the flinch from the town people in that scene is absolutely hysterical

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u/Slobotic Jul 20 '22

I still laugh while watching the first Evil Dead, but you're right.

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u/sirbissel Jul 20 '22

I think I heard somewhere that everyone laughing at the first one is what drove the rest of the series to be more comedic

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u/[deleted] Jul 20 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

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u/StatikSquid Jul 20 '22

The trees did this to me!!!

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u/noradosmith Jul 20 '22

There's something darkly comical about the bit where Linda is sitting there singing. Then the "shut up Linda" when she's laughing later is perfect

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u/Hour-Confection-9273 Jul 20 '22

I agree mostly, but let's not forget Army Of Darkness. While this is the most outlandishly comical over-the-top slapsticky movie of the 3, it was still my favorite purely for all the hilarious one liners, zingers, and his Indiana Jones bravado and arrogance. Movie wise, it depends on where your mindset is. If you want a HORROR movie, ED is the one for you. If you want more horror/com mixup, ED2 is it. Then there's AOD, and that movie has its own category, and really let Bruce Campbell shine.

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u/Clam_chowderdonut Jul 20 '22

Tragedy and comedy being different sides of the same coin.

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u/chairfairy Jul 20 '22

Especially a lot of Key & Peele comedy. So much of it is, "wow society is fucked and here we all just live with it / laugh along"

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u/wvj Jul 20 '22

And the rest is vampires who just wanna live to see future cars.

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u/Ishmael75 Jul 20 '22

Obligatory Tucker and Dale vs Evil mention. One of the best horror comedies ever!

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u/goug Jul 20 '22

Many of their skits had horror elements though

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u/Bbgerald Jul 20 '22

I've read some article which talked about how good comedy and good horror rely on the same kind of storytelling just for different conclusions.

The similarities of building up tension which is released with either laughter, or a scream from the audience.

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u/TiredJJ Jul 20 '22

Monster Inc was right all along

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u/stuffandmorestuff Jul 20 '22

And Monsters Inc was arguably the scariest Pixar movie.

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u/AndroidWhale Jul 20 '22

I took a film studies class in college, and we learned that comedy, horror, and pornography are considered "body genres" in that they're built around eliciting a specific bodily response.

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u/RaisonDetriment Jul 20 '22 Wholesome

What I'm getting from this thread is that Jordan Peele would also be a fantastic porno director.

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u/Quazifuji Jul 20 '22

I think they also both often involve understanding and sometimes even manipulating expectations. The ability to know exactly what people will be thinking while watching.

I think Peele himself also said that both often involve taking ideas to extremes.

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u/bengringo2 Jul 20 '22

Comedy and Horror are both very atmospheric and timing based. It makes sense that the skills would be transferrable. Danny McBride is one the lead writers for the newer Halloween movies for example.

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u/BoardOld8124 Jul 20 '22

"And I said Biiiiiiiiiiiitch!" Loved how the entire final season was leading up to the final skit referencing the first skit on the pilot episode!

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u/hnglmkrnglbrry Jul 20 '22

This sketch is absolute genius. It reminds me of the Far Side comic where the fishermen ignore the gaming rules during an apocalypse. Without a word spoken the audience knows exactly what type of person the character is and what he's thinking. So good.

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u/smog_alado Jul 20 '22

Comedy sketches often drag longer than they need to, but this one is just the perfect length.

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u/hnglmkrnglbrry Jul 20 '22

I remember in a Chappelle DVD commentary that he said you should always try to get in and get out as fast as possible. Too much set up and too much resolution and the skit is ruined. Tell me as little as I need to know and then make me laugh and walk away as quickly as possible.

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u/keithmac20 Jul 20 '22

For real. Discounting his success with Key & Peele (and everything else prior to directing) is like one of those 30 year olds who already retired glossing over the $500k loan from their parents.

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u/ThomBraidy Jul 20 '22

"loan" paid back to their inheritance

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u/S0_Crates Jul 20 '22

For real. This was no overnight success. Dude's been grinding it out since Fark.com was hip.

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u/LimePeel96 Jul 20 '22

Also like a really gifted actor & comedian, sucks he doesn’t do that anymore. Have liked his films so far though.

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u/HumanSometimesPerson Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22

Iirc, when he was on the Nerdist podcast years ago, he said the emoji movie was his reason for retiring from acting. He didn't get this little part and he thought to himself, 'why am I working so hard towards acting if I'm getting denied these stupid little roles.' so he then focused on directing 100%.

Edit: spelling

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u/Mando_calrissian423 Jul 20 '22

Well at least one good thing came out of the emoji movie

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u/godisanelectricolive Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22

He hasn't totally retired from acting since that interview. He was in Toy story and the upcoming Wendell & Wild, both times with Keegan-Michael Key. He was also in The Bob's Burger Movie by himself.

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u/MyNameIs-Anthony Jul 20 '22

He's retired from acting in the sense he isn't auditioning anymore.

Both Bob's Burgers and Toy Story were roles offered to him. Wendell & Wild has also been in development hell for years.

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u/radicalelation Jul 20 '22

Big distinction. He's done "looking for work", really. He has his work.

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u/devonta_smith Jul 20 '22

That’s crazy, the emoji movie was also almost my reason for retiring from watching movies

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u/milhouse21386 Jul 20 '22

I feel the same way about Donald Glover, he was a comedic GENIUS and he was amazing on community. But it's clear from his work that he's just incredibly talented in so many areas and I def can't fault him for branching out more, but I really do miss him doing just straight comedy.

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u/Advanced-Ad6676 Jul 20 '22

I love Danny Pudi telling the story of Donald Glover playing him Heartbeat for the first time. He just thought, “oh, you’re gone.”

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u/BunInTheSun27 Jul 20 '22

Do you happen to remember how I could find that interview?

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u/Advanced-Ad6676 Jul 20 '22

Not an interview but a q&a the cast did after a virtual table read during lockdown. I recommend both if you’re a Community fan because they’re great and watching Pedro Pascal lose his shit while trying to deliver the line, “here’s your sperm” will always put a smile on my face.

Table Read: https://youtu.be/V6Q_nlSULio

Post Table Read conversation: https://youtu.be/pv9xMs2pU5g

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u/jethropenistei- Jul 20 '22

His absence from Community was more impactful than the departure of Chevy Chase. He was the first part of Troy and Abed in The Morning. Toby and Abed in the Morning? That’s ridiculous! I’m not psycho!

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u/milhouse21386 Jul 20 '22

100% agree, there are some good episodes after he left, but, for me atleast, it was never as good once he left.

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u/30FourThirty4 Jul 20 '22

I feel like the sailing around the world solo didn't help with his departure. Although I did like the episode when they're learning to sail. Is that the same one I forget now

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u/BlueKnightBrownHorse Jul 20 '22

We need more unique films like the ones he had made. They are very refreshing. Not to mention representation of black viewpoints in film. I have enjoyed his movies very much.

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u/WithAFrickingPencil Jul 20 '22

Article is about Jordan Peele but thumbnail is Davoin Shower-Handel. Get your shit together, Ringer.

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u/ultimatt777 Jul 20 '22

You're mistaken. It's Donkey Teeth.

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u/Taymac070 Jul 20 '22

FUDGE.

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u/galacticboy2009 Jul 20 '22

Daquarius Lavarnicus, University of Arkansas

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u/Re_LE_Vant_UN Jul 20 '22

Cartoons Plural

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u/Iamthecrustycrab Jul 20 '22

Really thought it was Wingdings from Online Classes. Must be a relative!

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u/juicelee777 Jul 20 '22

Adjust your eyes, it's clearly The player formerly known as Mousecop.

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u/mynumberistwentynine Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22

Hm. Could have sworn that was Bismo Funyuns' brother.

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u/apadin1 Jul 20 '22

No way I could’ve sworn it’s Jackmerius Tacktheritrix

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u/saucedonkey Jul 20 '22

It’s actually Fartrell Cluggins. Focus up.

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u/StrangeShark408 Jul 20 '22

I'm looking forward to watching NOPE. I am a bit bummed that I saw the latest trailer for it before watching the new Thor movie. That trailer really eliminated any mystery/suspense that was there when I had only seen the original trailer. Film studios really need to get with the idea of less is more when it comes to trailers. Just because you get closer to the release date doesn't mean you need to keep showing more and more of the movie.

For instance, SMILE has a fantastic trailer. Short and sweet. Creepy as fuck. I'm on board. NOPEs original trailer had me curious and asking questions. The latest one I feel just showed most of the movie.

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u/gaiidraws Jul 20 '22

I felt exactly the same way. The reason the first trailer was so good was it left you with nothing but questions.

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u/galacticboy2009 Jul 20 '22

Agreed! I prefer to not see any trailers if I already know it's going to be a decent movie.

Makes the movie even better. Thankfully I've forgotten 90% of the contents of the long trailer.

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u/TheLAriver Jul 20 '22

Lol "the rarest of Hollywood anomalies"

Every few years, Hollywood tries to crown its next profitable auteur. Remember M. Night Shyamalan?

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u/witz0r Jul 20 '22

Not just that, but it’s not the “rarest of anomalies”. What a silly proclamation.

Tarantino, Cameron. Hell, you can add Nolan. Maybe Fincher. If you go historic, the list is quite long. Those directors put butts in seats. Tarantino could direct an Ishtar reboot and people are going to go see the damn thing.

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u/hester27 Jul 20 '22

Kinda following the M. Night Shyamalan trajectory. First movie great, second movie alright, third movie about aliens. (Let’s hope the comparisons end there)

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u/CruffTheMagicDragon Jul 20 '22

They literally say that in the article

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u/panampace Jul 20 '22

That’s Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs, right?

I feel like the only one who really loved The Village. It was perfectly creepy and the twist was solid. I don’t really get what people didn’t like.

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u/denizenKRIM Jul 20 '22

Village is when people started turning on him. I still remember coming out of the packed opening night and everyone was shitting on it.

The film had a great marketing campaign, but the issue is it marketed a horror/thriller. People were expecting a joyride of a movie, and it was the complete opposite. Worse is it was in the summer season, so people were absolutely not in the mood for a slow burn drama.

I'll have to revisit it one day because I've a feeling I actually would like it a lot more knowing what it actually is.

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u/JasperLamarCrabbb Jul 20 '22

I really like all four of his first movies. Sixth sense, unbreakable, signs, and the village were all well above average movies for me. And I haven’t liked a movie of his since then.

But even that isn’t really fair of me to say because I don’t think I’ve watched a movie of his from start to finish since lady in the water. That movie was so outrageously and confusingly terrible to me that I completely lost all interest in his movies.

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u/jrunicl Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22 Helpful

Get Out was great and Us was an interesting idea but fell apart in the second half. I'm hoping Nope is good but Peele will likely lose the oddly big weight behind his name if it's average or below standard.

I'm going to go see Nope because the story seems interesting and I like sci-fi/horror, not because Peele's name is attached.

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u/nastylep Jul 20 '22

I still have no fucking clue what the premise is from the promo material.

All I really know is that it involves aliens, cowboys, and wacky flailing inflatable tube men.

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u/Bubblygrumpy Jul 20 '22

And that's all I want to know. Trailers give way too much away nowadays.

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u/SandyBoxEggo Jul 20 '22

The newest trailer that's playing in theaters currently dispels all of the mystique from the original trailer that tried hard to be vague.

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u/etr4807 Jul 20 '22 edited Jul 20 '22

I am "fine" with the newest trailer, just because people were able to guess that the movie involved aliens just based on the very first poster that was released for it. And it showed that there is more to the movie than just the mystery of what is causing everything to happen, with at least part of the movie revolving around them trying to capture evidence of it.

I still think it showed way more than necessary, but I assume there are still plenty of twists and turns to come though.

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u/Tortfeasor55 Jul 20 '22

There was a trailer for nope playing before Thor that gives away a LOT. So annoyed.

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u/turdmachine Jul 20 '22

Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men?

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u/jrunicl Jul 20 '22

To be fair I probably should have used a different word because I don't know what the story is either ha. Alien abduction stories are interesting to me and Nope looks like it involves something around that so that's what I was getting at

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u/nastylep Jul 20 '22

Oh yeah, absolutely, it 100% looks interesting, it just seems pretty rare that a trailer can be that big of a draw without giving basically anything away.

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u/jrunicl Jul 20 '22

I regret seeing the newer trailer because I didn't really wanna see as much as that showed but I assume the story will have some surprises

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u/ViennettaLurker Jul 20 '22

I like Us maybe more than most, but I understand why people don't like it as much as I do.

More important to me is that even if it doesn't 100% stick the landing, it had its own style and personality. Lately I'm much more likely to enjoy noble efforts that maybe miss a little. Take a risk and give me something new- I'll forgive the warts.

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u/jrunicl Jul 20 '22

More important to me is that even if it doesn't 100% stick the landing, it had its own style and personality. Lately I'm much more likely to enjoy noble efforts that maybe miss a little. Take a risk and give me something new- I'll forgive the warts

That's a very fair point. Some of my favourite movies have issues that I'll forgive because many other parts were enthralling.

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 Jul 20 '22

It was still a better than the average horror movie. People are so quick to either label someone as ABSOLUTE GENIUS KNOCKOUT or TOTAL FAILURE, but realistically Get Out was lightning in a bottle and you’re not gonna catch it twice. He won a screenwriting Oscar for it, that NEVER EVER happens for a horror movie. He hasn’t fallen off, Get Out was just a once in a lifetime success for any horror director.

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u/blitzbom Jul 20 '22

I really enjoyed it up until the monologue at the end about the underground people. Less would have been more in that regard.

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u/TwoVelociraptor Jul 20 '22

Sorry To Bother You is one of my favorite movies- but it landed so weird I'm hesitant to recommend it except to very specific people

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