Can you believe that Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming To America’ is turning 30!!!? Before there was Wakanda we had ZAMUNDA!
In the fictional African nation of Zamunda, crown prince Akeem lives a pampered life, but he wishes to do more for himself. When his parents, King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon, present him with an arranged bride-to-be, Akeem takes action. Seeking an independent woman who loves him for himself, not his social status, Akeem and his best friend/personal aide, Semmi, travel to the New York City borough of Queens and rent a squalid tenement in the neighborhood of Long Island City under the guise of poor foreign students. Continue reading On This Day… 30 years ago #ComingToAmerica hits THEATERS!!! [vid]
On This Day, April 16th 1999, The movie ‘Life’ was released in theaters!
Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. It is the second film that Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have worked on, the first being Boomerang. The supporting cast includes Obba Babatundé, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Bokeem Woodbine, Guy Torry and Barry Shabaka Henley. The film’s format is a story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both wrongly convicted of murder and given a life sentence in prison. As of 2018, Life stands as the last R-rated feature to date for Eddie Murphy, whose subsequent works have earned either PG or PG-13 ratings.
Continue reading On This Day… In 1999 ‘Life’ the movie was released with #EddieMurphy & #MartinLawrence [vid]
On this DAY we remember the LIFE and LEGACY of Charlie Murphy!
Continue reading Remembering #CharlieMurphy! [details]
Michael Jackson is no STRANGER to breaking records and pushing the ENVELOPE. HELL, he would create the GOLD STANDARD, then EXCEED it! On This Day, Februrary 2, 1992, The King of Pop released the BIG BUDGET video, ‘Remember The Time’ on BET, FOX and MTV simulataneously!
This was a NEW THING to do at the time. The 9 minute visual was promotoed as a SHORT FILM and featured Eddie Murphy,Iman, The Pharcyde, Magic Johnson, Tom “Tiny” Lister, Jr. and Wylie Draper. Directed by John Singleton and choreographed by Fatima Robinson, the video was an elaborate production and became one of Jackson’s longest videos at over nine minutes. It was set in ancient Egypt and featured groundbreaking visual effects for the time!