‘Dolemite Is My Name’

Saying ‘Eddie Murphy is back’ is a little insulting, but I think it’s fair to say ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ definitely leans as far into R rated Eddie Murphy as we’ve seen in a long time. Based on the come up of Rudy Ray Moore, ‘Dolemite is My Name’ on paper feels like a traditional […]

Song of the Day – ‘Remember the Time’

  Happy MLK weekend everyone! Some of the Black Panther conversations I’ve had this week turned into ‘What other pop culture things felt like everyone had to see it right away (before we had social media)?’ Michael Jackson video premieres definitely were on the list, thus today’s choice (particularly with the cast, setting and director […]

‘White Like Me’

  Found out over the weekend how deeply my family in Houston was affected by one hurricane, and how old classmates are in the path of Irma.  So instead of a musical diversion to start the weekend, we’re going comedy… This, has always been my favorite Eddie Murphy thing.  Not ‘Coming to America’. Not ‘Raw.’ […]

Song of the Day – ‘Life’

  It’s not the greatest movie, but Martin & Eddie did a movie together years ago.  Because they really wanted to do a movie together as much as anything else. This was the theme song.  Also underrated in my opinion. Enjoy!  

‘Top Five’

  Chris Rock’s best film so far. The comparisons to Woody Allen’s most popular films are appropriate for the most part.  In this film, Chris plays an ‘alternate version of Chris Rock’: a hugely successful stand up comedian who’s successfully transitioned into mainstream Hollywood stardom.  But as ‘Top Five’ starts, ‘Andre Allen’ doesn’t want to […]

Song of the Day – ‘Party All the Time’

  Alright, I’m over here singing and humming (because I’ve been completely out of the Matrix for a few hours so I’m not caught up on the news), so let’s get this out now while I’m still buzzing. It’s the weekend.  Enjoy yourselves! (maniacal laugh…)  

The Price of Superstardom?

So I watched Six Degrees of Separation for the first time this week.  I knew of the film of course, and its reputation as the film that proved that ‘Will Smith can act’.  But even knowing that going in, the film left me in shock… Will is really good in this film.  In terms of pure acting, I think […]

Why I Should Host the 2012 Oscars

  B-man, What up?  So kudos to you first for taking on the job on such short notice.  You’ve got the pedigree the Academy likes, and at this point, I don’t think anyone has any expectations for next year’s show. So having said that, I think this year is the perfect opportunity to do something […]

Eddie at the Oscars

  A week or so of rumors became official today when Eddie Murphy was named the host of next year’s Academy Awards telecast.  To one generation, Eddie is Donkey from Shrek and Norbit (sigh), but to my generation, Eddie was OUR stand up idol.  Richard Pryor was the pioneer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are […]