Tag: dolemite is my name

Eddie Murphy’s Latest Look Is Ripe for Appropriation

ImageFrom left: Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Tituss Burgess, Eddie Murphy, center, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph in their “Dolemite Is My Name” finery.CreditFrançois Duhamel/Netflix Will Eddie Murphy and his natty cohort in “Dolemite Is My Name” bring back the double-knit polyester leisure suit? Don’t bet on it. But what the movie may spawn, in some quarters […]

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TIFF 2019: Dolemite Is My Name Is the Comeback King of Blaxploitation

Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My NamePhoto: François Duhamel (Courtesy of Netflix) You ever leave a movie feeling all warm inside due to the bubbling laughter in your tummy and pure joy in reaction to an underdog’s triumph? That movie, for me, is Dolemite Is My Name. Netflix breaks down the synopsis like so: Stung […]

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The Root’s Guide to the 10 Blackest Experiences of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Dolemite Is My NamePhoto: Courtesy of TIFF Are you runnin’ through The Six with your cinematic woes? Well, you’re in luck, because it’s time for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)! Much like myself—who will be reviewing films from the fest this year for The Root—a bunch of Americans will be descending upon America’s […]

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Watch: Eddie Murphy Does ‘Whatever It Takes’ in Dolemite Is My Name Trailer

Dolemite Is My Name Official Trailer / Netflix (YouTube) Dolemite is his name and fuckin’ up motherfuckas is his game. Before there was Beyoncé’s Sasha Fierce, there was Rudy Ray Moore’s Dolemite. Now, the eccentric comedian’s real life story is being told in true blaxploitation fashion with Netflix’s upcoming film, Dolemite Is My Name. Advertisement […]

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