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“I Ain’t Popping In Sh*t”: Eddie Murphy Explains Why ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Series Wasn’t Picked Up

When it comes to entertainment journalism, there’s news, and then there’s new-to-you. With Eddie Murphy doing an awards season victory lap for his work on “Dolemite Is My Name,” people who had neglected to follow the career of Murphy over the past few years are likely to hear some stories that fell off their radar […]

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The Rap on Rudy Ray Moore: How ‘Dolemite’ Became as Much a Soul Musical as Comedy

Among the other things Eddie Murphy’s rapturously received new comedy has going for it, “Dolemite Is My Name” might be the movie musical of the year, in spirit, if not wholly in form. At least, there are a few sequences where its real-life protagonist, comedian/musician/actor Rudy Ray Moore, breaks into a kind of proto-hip-hop performance […]

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The Rap on Rudy Ray Moore: How ‘Dolemite’ Became as Much a Soul Musical as Comedy

Among the other things Eddie Murphy’s rapturously received new comedy has going for it, “Dolemite Is My Name” might be the movie musical of the year, in spirit, if not wholly in form. At least, there are a few sequences where its real-life protagonist, comedian/musician/actor Rudy Ray Moore, breaks into a kind of proto-hip-hop performance […]

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The Morning Watch: Is Martin Scorsese Right About Marvel Movies?, ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Cast Roundtable & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a video essay tries to explain why what […]

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Halloween Water Cooler: Doctor Sleep, BoJack Horseman, Cronos, The Shining, Knives Out, Harriet, Pixar, AppleTV+, Jojo Rabbit, Dolemite Is My Name, Undone, Sleepy Hallow,

On the October 31, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter: Anyone have any interesting plans for […]

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Fantastic Fest 2019 Day Four Recap: ‘Dolemite is My Name’ is One of the Best Filmmaking Biopics Ever and ‘Fractured’ is Too Familiar For Its Own Good

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.) Welcome to Fantastic Fest 2019, day four. In this entry, Fractured is a stylish adventure in the familiar and Dolemite is My Name is the best filmmaking biopic since Ed Wood. […]

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‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Review: An Energetic Ode to a Determined Entertainer | Tiff 2019

Regardless of how you feel about 1975’s Dolemite, you’ll likely get swept up in Craig Brewer’s joyous, upbeat ode to its creator Rudy Ray Moore, Dolemite Is My Name. A film in the vein of “Let’s put on a show!” celebrations like Ed Wood (which shares Dolemite Is My Name’s writers Scott Alexander and Larry […]

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We’re Headed Back to Zamunda! Coming to America’s Sequel Finds a Director

It’s been 31 years since we’ve visited Zamunda, and it’s about time we went back!The long-awaited sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy Coming to America has taken a step closer to becoming an official reality. Paramount Pictures has tapped Craig Brewer, the director of Hustle & Flow and the Footloose remake, to lead the project. […]

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Keegan-Michael Key Joins Netflix Blaxploitation Biopic ‘Dolemite Is My Name!’

Keegan-Michael Key has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming blaxploitation biopic “Dolemite Is My Name!”, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The film is currently in production under the direction of Craig Brewer.“Dolemite Is My Name!” stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, who was known as the Godfather of Rap for […]

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T.I. in Talks to Join Eddie Murphy in Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name!’ (Exclusive)

Hip-hop artist turned actor T.I. (aka Clifford Harris), who next appears in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, is in talks to join Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name!, Netflix’s biopic of envelope-pushing comedian and film producer Rudy Ray Moore.Murphy is starring as Moore in the production, which began last week with Craig Brewer directing. […]

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