Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgess, and Craig Robinson join Eddie Murphy's Rudy Ray Moore biopic

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast of Eddie Murphy’s biopic about comedian Rudy Ray Moore is getting even better (or “muscular,” as THR puts it), with Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph all joining the cast. The Hollywood Reporter story says that Snipes will…

Eddie Murphy rebrands himself as a wise old chef in the Mr. Church trailer

If there’s one thing that studio executives never get tired of greenlighting, it’s stories of privileged but emotionally damaged young white people who have their lives changed by the presence of older working-class black folk. Glancing up at the calendar, the year is 2016, a fact that’s kind of difficult to reconcile…

My father the cat: 12 movie parents who learned their supernatural lesson

The concept behind Nine Lives, which comes out this week, is both totally bonkers and totally clichéd: Kevin Spacey plays a billionaire businessman obsessed with work who neglects his wife (Jennifer Garner) and daughter (Malina Weissman), who adore him. Then magical pet-shop owner Christopher Walken sells him a cat…

Watch your tailpipes, that Beverly Hills Cop sequel is actually happening

It’s been 22 years since Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley last descended on California high society, shoving bananas into tailpipes and befuddling local judges, Reinhold and otherwise. Now, it’s time to fire up our Moog synethsizers and alert Bronson Pinchot, because it looks like Beverly Hills Cop is finally coming back.

Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner are reuniting for a Netflix mockumentary

Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner sure seem to like working together, even if they’ve only done so once. After Ratner directed Murphy in 2011’s Tower Heist, the pair set out to introduce Alex Foley to a new generation with Beverly Hills Cop 4, though the sequel hasn’t gotten off the ground yet. But it seems nothing can…

This comedian’s approximation of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show is bonkers

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a staple of the NBC lineup for nearly 30 years, becoming an enduring aspect of American life in the process, with its mixture of topical humor, laid-back celebrity interviews, and the eternally boyish charm of its Midwestern-born host. Carson retired from The Tonight Show …

The Tribeca Film Festival has started to find its identity in 2016

I live in New York City, and despite the crowds and the ridiculous prices, it’s a great place to see a movie. Actually, it’s a great place to see lots and lots of movies, which is why, in my heart of hearts, I’m committed to a major cineaste sin: Deep down, I kind of prefer the Tribeca Film Festival to the classier,…