Articles tagged eddie murphy

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.

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4 Nov 2011 // 8:35 AM

A long-planned ‘Heist’

LOS ANGELES — Eddie Murphy had a simple suggestion about six years ago: Why not make an all-black version of “Ocean’s Eleven”? Director Brett Ratner

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Harlem Nights: Eddie Murphy and the Original Gangsters of Black Comedy

After a decade of uninterrupted success, Eddie Murphy ushered out the 1980s with an ambitious but shaky vanity project. Here is how the director, producer, writer and star of Harlem Nights bit off more than he could reasonably chew.

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‘Shrek: The Whole Story’: Imagine What We Would Have Missed If We Just Left Him Alone

Several ogres. Four films. One Oscar. A few notable misfires mixed in just for good measure. At the end of the day, a visit to Far Far Away is far funnier (and far more emotional) than you might expect ...

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‘Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy’ Brings on Bursts of Genius

The umpteenth rerelease of Eddie Murphy's best SNL skits is still pure comedy gold.

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Eddie Murphy Delirious: The 25th Anniversary Edition

Delivered in a box as red as the fire hydrant colored leather getup Eddie Murphy paraded around in 25 years ago, the 25th anniversary edition of the classic stand-up tour “Delirious” has arrived.

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12 Jun 2009 // 4:00 AM

Imagine That

Why anyone imagines children want to see Eddie Murphy's internal struggle may be the first question posed by Imagine That, but it's hardly the last.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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6 Apr 2009 // 9:58 PM

Coming to America

From big hair to shoulder pads, power suits to Jeri-Curl, and an omnipresent and delightfully horrific synthed-out soundtrack, this flick has a hungover Sunday on the couch written all over it.

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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11 Jul 2008 // 2:56 AM

Meet Dave

Meet Dave is "Eddie Murphy in Eddie Murphy," literally, metaphorically, exhaustively.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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18 May 2007 // 11:24 AM

Acting legend Julie Andrews returns in Shrek the Third

LOS ANGELES—PUBLICIST: “You’re not going to write that you watched the Kentucky Derby in Julie Andrews’ bedroom, are you?” JOURNALIST: “I wouldn’t

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18 May 2007 // 5:00 AM

Shrek the Third (2007)

Nothing looks to be ongoing so much as Shrek, except maybe the other sequel machines huffing and puffing this summer.

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9 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

agoDreamgirls (2006)

An undeniably fun ride, albeit with too much restraint here, too over-the-top there.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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9 Feb 2007 // 3:00 AM

Norbit (2007)

In the poster, he looks squished and distressed, she looks furious, as if daring you not to get the joke built into the very concept of Multiple Murphys.

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15 Dec 2006 // 2:30 AM

Dreamgirls (2006)

The decidedly uneven score embraces the music of its moment, from soul to Motown to pop to disco, all filtered through Broadway, which means it's all too watery and white.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

The film is now out on DVD, a bare-bones release ideal for dissection, isolating the best and worst of Murphy.

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20 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Shrek 2 (2004)

Cute, confident, and utterly stylish in his feathered hat, Puss confronts Shrek and Donkey in the woods: 'Ha ha!'"

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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