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!
Spike Lee’s third film takes place on the hottest day of the summer in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York. I heard Spike say in an interview this week that while he didn’t know what he was doing on his first film, She’s Gotta Have It, and was finding his way with School Daze, with this […]
Dating back to the days of Redd Foxx (and earlier), black stand up comedians would pay their dues on a different route than their white counterparts. Affectionately known as the ‘chitlin’ circuit’, the black stand ups of the 80s and 90s would tour the country for years, decades even, performing blue material that catered directly […]
Richard Pryor is universally recognized as the black comedian who set the stage for the onslaught of African-American stand ups who followed him in the 80s, 90s, and present day. An argument can be made that there are funnier stand up films by some of the comedians that came after him, but Richard Pryor Live […]
Originally written for Sylvester Stallone (who would take parts of the original idea to make Cobra), Beverly Hills Cop is universally agreed to be the film that made Eddie Murphy a movie star. Don’t need much more for the intro, on to the tale of the tape… Relevance: In terms of African-American ‘movie stars’ (which […]
This one makes me reminisce how good we had it in the 90s. I can pick up the phone right now and start quoting from this show to put my people into a laughing fit. For the uninitiated, Martin told the story of a Detroit DJ (Martin Payne) and his comical relationships with his […]
Boomerang is one of the enduring black films of the 90s. On the surface it can be categorized as just ‘another Eddie Murphy movie,’ but really it’s so much more. The story revolved around a player named Marcus Graham, who gets the tables turned on him. Most of you probably know the story, so let’s […]