Leave it to a comedian to make one of the scariest movies in recent memory. Jordan Peele moves into writing and directing with this offbeat comedy, a fresh and fiendishly smart story with engaging characters and provocative themes. It's a combination of a knowing issue-based drama, lively romantic comedy and unhinged horror that hits all of its targets with precision. And it keeps us gleefully entertained with its escalating terror.
The story centres on Chris (Sicario's Daniel Kaluuya), whose girlfriend Rose (Girls' Allison Williams) invites him home for a weekend to meet her parents Missy and Dean (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). Rose assures Chris that they're so liberal that they won't mind at all that he's black. But things don't feel quite right from the start. For one thing, there are two creepy servants (Betty Gabriel and Marcus Henderson) who seem to be lurking everywhere. And Rose's brother Jeremy (Caleb Landry Jones) revels in stirring up problems. As things get increasingly freaky, Chris calls his best friend Rod (Lil Rel Howery), an airport security officer back in New York, for advice. Then things take an even more bizarre turn when Missy and Dean's friends arrive for an annual party.
Peele begins to play with the audience right from the start, using Michael Abels' disorienting music and Toby Oliver's quirky camerawork to maximum effect. Often this involves pushing us far too close to a character whose behaviour is just a bit off. Every moment is undercut with humour, including awkward moments and snappy gags that serve as a relief valve even as they set us up for something scary. It's such clever filmmaking that we have little choice but to sit back and enjoy the ride. And woven through all of this is an inventive and lacerating exploration of attitudes toward race in American society.
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The couple married in a star studded wedding on Saturday September 19th.
‘Girls’ actress Allison Williams married boyfriend Ricky Van Veen, in a celebrity packed ranch wedding on Saturday, September 19th, Us Weekly reports. The 27 year old actress and her entrepreneur boyfriend have been dating for three years and announced their engagement back in February.
Allison Williams and Ricky Van Veen are now married!
The star studded ceremony featured guests including, Williams’ ‘Girls’ co-star Lena Dunham, Rita Wilson (who plays Williams’ mother on ‘Girls’), Tom Hanks, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Bee Shaffer and Andy Cohen.
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The 'Girls' writer and star was speaking to Variety about the hit series' future.
Lena Dunham has spoken of her desire to make a movie adaptation of ‘Girls’ – eventually. The comedic mastermind revealed that she has harboured the ambition for a while, but wouldn’t consider putting it into action for at least ten years after the series concludes.
The 28 year old was speaking to Variety about the success of the HBO series and what the future holds. “I have fantasies of us all coming back when we’re 40,” she admitted about her cast of twenty-somethings. “We’d want to wait long enough for something to have really gone down.”
Lena Dunham floated the possiblity of a 'Girls' movie - but not in the immediate future
It's the first time we've heard from the Williams family since the NBC anchor's suspension earlier this month.
‘Girls’ star Allison Williams has leapt to her news anchor father Brian’s defence, following the recent controversy in which he incorrectly claimed that his life was in grave danger while he was reporting on the Iraq conflict.
On Wednesday night, the 26 year old actress was a guest at a talk with NBC host Seth Myers in New York when the subject of her father’s suspension was raised. Allison is the first member of the family to speak publicly about the controversy, and she described it as “tough, obviously toughest on my dad” before stating confidently to the audience “I know you can trust him”, reported CNN.
Allison Williams, star of 'Girls' on HBO, spoke about her news anchor father Brian
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Adam Driver brought his wife Joanne Tucker along to the season four premiere of 'Girls', held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He was joined by his co-stars from the show Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Jon Glaser and Peter Scolari with his wife Tracy Shayne.
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Gaby Hoffmann were among the stars of 'Girls' who were spotted arriving at the premiere of season four of the show, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The cast of 'Girls' led by Lena Dunham posed alongside each other on the proverbial red carpet at the show's fourth season premiere held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Among the stars were Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke.
The 26-year-old actress will continue to portray Marnie Michaels in the hit HBO series for as long as possible.
Allison Williams absolutely loves playing Marnie Michaels in the HBO hit series 'Girls,' and she plans on keeping the role for as long as possible. This may be down to the show's creator and writer Lena Dunham, who always keeps things fresh for the 26-year-old actress.
Williams loves starring in HBO's 'Girls'
"As long as they'll have me. I would never ever get sick of playing her, because there is no sense of 'Oh, I've done that already,'" Williams said in the February issue of Glamour magazine. "It's all new - new scenarios, new feelings."
With the fourth season of 'Girls' set to debut of 11th January, the cast and various celebrities arrived at the New York première for the series.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York was the sight of something pretty spectacular on 5th January 2015. And no, it wasn't because Ben Stiller was running around at night with a magical tablet and entourage of historical waxworks that look oddly like famous film stars. The Museum was, however, the location for the premiere for season four of HBO's 'Girls'.
As well as the majority of the main cast, the premiere saw members of the supporting cast and various additional celebrities arriving to support the premiere. In addition to Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver posing on the red carpet and with one another, 'Mad Men''s Jon Hamm and 'Star Trek''s Zachary Quinto also made an appearance. The event was similar to the way in which the premiere for season three took place at The Lincoln Centre in Manhattan and also saw a string on celebrities checking in to show support.
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The British actress joins a cast list that already includes 'Girls' star Allison Williams and legend Christopher Walken.
Minnie Driver has announced that she’s signed up for ‘Peter Pan Live’. The 44 year old actress will be the narrator of the piece and also star as the adult Wendy Darling on the live TV event, which is due to air on NBC on December 4th at 8pm ET.
Minnie Driver will play the narrative voice of adult Wendy Darling in 'Peter Pan Live' in December
Giving more detail in reaction to the casting, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt stated: "We're thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure. She appears in the final emotional scene when Peter returns to the Darling home years later only to realize Wendy is now grown up and has a daughter of her own, but you'll also hear her voice throughout the movie since Adult Wendy is also our narrator. She's a classy addition to our wonderful cast."
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