I’m a black-movie connoisseur and African-American-movie advocate. If a black movie exists, I’m checking it out and I don’t care what country it comes from.
In 2016, there was a whole lot of hubbub when the trailer for the Eddie Murphy-helmed movie Mr. Church hit the streets. It’s a movie based on a story by Susan McMartin and the time she spent with her own real-life Mr. Church. It looked like a film where Eddie was playing a pantheon-level Magical Negro. I didn’t see it…
Because God or whomever you pray to clearly has a sense of humor, The Golden Child comes on network television and cable way more often than it should. The movie, released in 1986, is the story of Chandler Jarrell, played by a super-bankable ’80s Eddie Murphy, who is dubbed the “Chosen One” to save a child kidnapped…
A Coming to America sequel will eventually be coming to a theater near you, with Paramount Pictures giving the OK on the continuation of the 1988 classic that starred Eddie Murphy.
It is a Friday night on the set of 1992’s romantic comedy Boomerang. In between shooting takes for the now classic Thanksgiving-dinner scene, Eddie Murphy and cast trade jokes about what would happen if Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (John Witherspoon and BeBe Drake) had sex in the bathroom of his character Marcus’s luxurious…
There are a few black legacies that shouldn’t be touched: the Obama family, Martin Luther King Jr., the importance of Timberland in the ’90s and Coming to America.
The comedy world is mourning the loss of fellow comedian Charlie Murphy after the comic and actor died of leukemia Wednesday.
Hello, people of color!
White Hollywood is nothing if not a microcosm of white America, a place where shucking and jiving, bucking and jumping, "Yes, suh; no, ma'am" Negroes are more readily accepted than their revolutionary counterparts. This country has a fetish with subservient black men that translates into adoration on-screen.
I watched Harlem Nights for the first time last weekend. It was outlandishly Blackety Black Black. Just how I like my men. I loved it.