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Lupita Nyong'o Looms Over Her Suspenseful Fate in This New Clip from 'Us'

Watch Lupita's character express her gut-feeling of doom in this new teaser.

We'll soon be squirming in our seats of horror as Jordan Peele's Us premieres in theaters this Friday.

After sustaining a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and a successful world premiere at SXSW, a new teaser from a scene in the film featuring Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke has left us shook.

But first, let's revisit the plot of the film:


'Us' follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex) to Adelaide's old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (which includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), Adelaide — who's haunted by a lingering trauma from her past — becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway.

The clip, entitled "Fear," we see Nyong'o's character Adelaide share with her husband Gabe that she's experienced a flux of coincidences during their getaway, Shadow and Act explains. Full of anxiety, Adelaide has a hunch that these coincidences may lead her to come across her scary doppelgänger again. Gabe then reassures his wife that all will be well, though she's apprehensive that he believes her.

Us is due to drop in theaters Friday, March 22.

Take a look at "Fear" below.

Us Movie Clip - Fear (2019) | Movieclips Coming Soon youtu.be

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Interview: Buju Banton Is a Lyrical Purveyor of African Truth

A candid conversation with the Jamaican icon about his new album, Upside Down 2020, his influence on afrobeats, and the new generation of dancehall.

Devout fans of reggae music have been longing for new musical offerings from Mark Anthony Myrie, widely-known as the iconic reggae superstar Buju Banton. A shining son of Jamaican soil, with humble beginnings as one of 15 siblings in the close-knit community of Salt Lane, Kingston, the 46-year-old musician is now a legend in his own right.

Buju Banton has 12 albums under his belt, one Grammy Award win for Best Reggae Album, numerous classic hits and a 30-year domination of the industry. His larger-than-life persona, however, is more than just the string of accolades that follow in the shadows of his career. It is his dutiful, authentic style of Caribbean storytelling that has captured the minds and hearts of those who have joined him on this long career ride.

The current socio-economic climate of uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrusted onto the world, coupled with the intensified fight against racism throughout the diaspora, have taken centre stage within the last few months. Indubitably, this makes Buju—and by extension, his new album—a timely and familiar voice of reason in a revolution that has called for creative evolution.

With his highly-anticipated album, Upside Down 2020, the stage is set for Gargamel. The title of this latest discography feels nothing short of serendipitous, and with tracks such as "Memories" featuring John Legend and the follow-up dancehall single "Blessed," it's clear that this latest body of work is a rare gem that speaks truth to vision and celebrates our polylithic African heritage in its rich fullness and complexities.

Having had an exclusive listen to some other tracks on the album back in April, our candid one-on-one conversation with Buju Banton journeys through his inspiration, collaboration and direction for Upside Down 2020, African cultural linkages and the next generational wave of dancehall and reggae.

This interview has been shortened and edited for clarity.

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