Jordan Peele Talks 'Nope': Shooting In IMAX, 'Akira' Influences & More

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Jordan Peele joins us to talk about his latest masterstroke, Nope, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun. We chat about his collaboration with cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, their decision behind shooting the film in IMAX, and what advice from Christopher Nolan looks like. The interview and this week’s review are free of spoilers, but we do talk about some of the film’s influences and origins, the topics Peele wanted to explore, and more. 

Stick around through the interview to hear our full review of Nope, as well as our reviews for the Russo brothers new action flick The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas. 

This week’s interview and BlendGame are sponsored by our friends at AMC Theatres: Thrills and Chills. Check out AMC Theatres' Thrills and Chills program for more on all the great horror and thrillers hitting theaters this year.

And be sure to grab some tickets to see Nope in theaters this weekend.

00:05:11 - Jordan Peele Interview
00:35:51 - Star Wars Tier List: Obi-Wan Kenobi
00:43:49 - Marvel Tier List: Thor: Love & Thunder
00:56:07 - Marvel Tier List: Ms. Marvel
1:05:09 - The Gray Man Review
1:15:40 - Nope Review
1:26:13 - #ScaredBlend
1:41:40 - Outro

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Gabriel Kovacs
Video Producer & Podcast Lead

Gabe studied Film & Photography at Webster University. He currently spends his free time looking like a fool trying to play Ice Hockey (a recently acquired hobby), playing video games, and watching every movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Dwayne, if you're reading this...he sends his love.