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YOU PEOPLE MOVIE REVIEW
You People (directed by Kenya Barris, and written by Jonah Hill/Barris) is a rom com about Ezra (Jonah Hill) and Amira (Lauren London), and how they must navigate each other’s families before they get married. Ezra is a dude down with the culture but grew up in privilege with his parents Arnold (David Duchovny) and Shelley (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), while Amira comes from a proud, black, family (Eddie Murphy as Akbar and Nia Long as Fatima) who are confused in her choice in Ezra. TC, Ryan, and Chad sat down today to talk race relations in America. Now I know what you’re thinking “why are these three Twinkies talking about this culture?” Chad would respond with, “good question, I maybe should have done more do-diligence on casting for this episode.” Either way, there’s still voices to be heard in this movie that are worth listening to.
DIRECTED BY: Kenya Barris
STARRING: Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy, Sam Jay, Travis Bennett, Molly Gordon, Deon Cole, Andrea Savage, Elliott Gould, Rhea Perlman, Mike Epps, La La Anthony, Yung Miami, Khadijah Haqq, Bryan Greenberg, Jordan Firstman, Andrew Schulz, Matt Walsh, Emily Arlook, Hal Linden, Winnie Holzman, Richard Benjamin, Doug Hall, Anthony Anderson, Nelson Franklin, Rob Huebel, Kym Whitley, Kenya Barris, Felipe Esparza
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
Ryan Aleck Hill (Screener Squad, Video and Audio editor)
Ryan is a Washington D.C. based filmmaker & video editor who loves watching and talking about movies more than just about anything. He currently works at a creative agency as a director of photography/video editor, and does freelance video editing for Anthony Fantano/TheNeedleDrop. He also has a YouTube channel (Downhill Media) where he works on a weirdo art explainer series called “Artsplained” with his partner Michelle. He was a part of the Spill.com community way back in the day, where he was cursed with an obsession for movies. In an effort to break the curse, he shows up on the Screener Squad podcast every once in a while and edits for One Of Us. Chris Cox claims that this is the only way it can be broken. You can follow him on Twitter but you’ll probably regret it.
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