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Double Feature: ‘Us’ is just as good, if not better, than ‘Get Out’


Welcome back to Double Feature, the IDS film podcast where the powers that be let us in a podcast booth to give you hot takes and maybe some lukewarm ones, too.

The movie-going audience is buzzing about “Us,” the new movie from sketch comedian-turned-horror auteur Jordan Peele. Peele dominated the cultural conversation in 2017 with his hit directorial debut and racial parable “Get Out,” so anticipation for “Us” has been high ever since the trailer was uploaded to YouTube in December.

The movie stars Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman who returns to her childhood home with her family, with “Black Panther” standout actor Winston Duke playing her husband and formidable child actors Evan Alex and Shahadi Wright Joseph playing the couple’s two children. The family is accosted by four strangers who break into their house, and the intruders are revealed to be red jumpsuit-wearing doppelgangers of the Wilson family.

On this week’s episode, hosts Annie Aguiar and Chris Forrester discuss “Us,” the film’s significance, comparisons to “Get Out” and how they’re both in love with Duke.

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