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  1. #2051
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Definitely put DOLEMITE IS MY NAME in your queue (coming to NF on 10/25).

    Saw it tonight on the BIG screen and it's the best damn thing Eddie Murphy has done in ages.
    The supporting cast is absolutely brilliant.
    Craig Robinson is one of my new favorite actors (I didn't know dude could sing and play piano).
    Wesley Snipes is off-the-nuts.
    Great docudramedy send-up of the Blaxploitation era.
    I've been a Dolemite and Rudy Ray Moore fan from way back and I thought "Dolemite Is My Name" was pretty well done. My only minor gripe is it was difficult to ever see Eddie Murphy AS Rudy Ray rather than Eddie playing Rudy Ray, but I don't think it mattered much in the overall scheme of things.

    My wife had never seen the original "Dolemite" movie, so we also watched that last night. It holds up.

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    I, sadly, have to admit that I still have not watched the original Dolemite movie upon which the EM flick is based. While I have known about it since the late '80s, somehow it slipped through the cracks back when I was writing about hip-hop culture (I have seen The Mack, Superfly, read Iceberg Slim novels, and many others films/books that had an impact on rap lyrics and the surrounding culture, though, but still "slept" on Dolemite).

    FWIW, I think it might have been the Beastie Boys and then Robin Harris in House Party who first hipped me to Dolemite...but still I slept!



    Also, for film nerds, Dolemite Is My Name was directed by the dude who did Hustle & Flow...

    And for the hardcore rap nerds:

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    As mcski mentioned, the original Dolemite film is currently streaming on NF's competition (Amazon Prime).

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    "The Beach Bum"... not on Netflix but on Hulu. Essentially, it's Fear and Loathing in Key West. Some might say it's Mathew McConaughey simply just playing himself but I think the film reaches beyond that. Can take it at face value or enjoy the movie as something surrealistic over the last hour. Supporting cast with Snoop Dog, Jimmy Buffet, Zac Efron, George Clinton, Isla Fisher, and Martin Lawrence.

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    The Laundromat is kind of all over the place. Huge cast, solid director, and interesting story, yet the movie fails. It skips through the details that matter, and dwells on things that feel irrelevant. It tries to make a complicated subject entertaining, but ends up being neither entertaining nor particularly informative.

    It clearly wants to be the Big Short, but it's a ways off the mark. I'd give it a pass.

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    The King.

    Interesting retelling of Henry V. Without Shakespeare's* jingoism but more modern concerns of leaders motives and going to war over falsehoods.

    Highly recommended

    *The Falstaff character is particularly interesting twist.
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    Thanks for the rec, in this topic and the other one, on Dolemite Is My Name. A mighty fine bags-to-bitches tale. Put your weight on it!!

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    The End of the F***ing World S2 is out. Shocked they were able to keep it going. S1 was outstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    The Laundromat is kind of all over the place. Huge cast, solid director, and interesting story, yet the movie fails. It skips through the details that matter, and dwells on things that feel irrelevant. It tries to make a complicated subject entertaining, but ends up being neither entertaining nor particularly informative.

    It clearly wants to be the Big Short, but it's a ways off the mark. I'd give it a pass.
    Agreed, but it certainly made me rethink the Panama Papers and intrigued me enough to now search out Secrecy World, on which it was based.

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    Anyone else watching "Living With Yourself" with Paul Rudd? I've watched seven of the eight episodes. Honestly it's been a bit of a struggle to get through. Not really all that funny and only moderately interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Anyone else watching "Living With Yourself" with Paul Rudd? I've watched seven of the eight episodes. Honestly it's been a bit of a struggle to get through. Not really all that funny and only moderately interesting.
    Good info. Almost waded into that one last night. Perhaps I'll skip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Good info. Almost waded into that one last night. Perhaps I'll skip it.
    It has gotten good reviews, though, so maybe I'm the outlier.

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    ďAd VitumĒ is worth a watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Anyone else watching "Living With Yourself" with Paul Rudd? I've watched seven of the eight episodes. Honestly it's been a bit of a struggle to get through. Not really all that funny and only moderately interesting.
    Itís terrible.

    I watched the whole thing and couldnít tell you what itís about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Anyone else watching "Living With Yourself" with Paul Rudd? I've watched seven of the eight episodes. Honestly it's been a bit of a struggle to get through. Not really all that funny and only moderately interesting.
    Gave up after 2 episodes. Struggle is accurate.


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    I liked it, but definitely not what I was expecting

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    Another vote for 'Dolemite is my Name'. Thought it was over, he was going to go bust, then the ending was so good. Haven't seen a movie that good in a while.

    Viva Eddie Murphy! Hope he can make a comeback with non-nutty professor-esq movies. Good to see him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULLRismyco-pilot View Post
    ...Viva Eddie Murphy! Hope he can make a comeback with non-nutty professor-esq movies. Good to see him again.
    Brace yourself!
    While not Nutty Professor, EM's next cinematic venture is Coming To America 2...a sequel that is 32 years after the original!


    While I am hella skeptical, at least it's being directed by Craig Brewer, who directed Hustle & Flow and Dolemite Is My Name and at least it's gonna feature Wesley Snipes (who stole every scene he was part of in Dolemite Is My Name)...but other'n that I don't have very high hopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Brace yourself!
    While not Nutty Professor, EM's next cinematic venture is Coming To America 2...a sequel that is 32 years after the original!


    While I am hella skeptical, at least it's being directed by Craig Brewer, who directed Hustle & Flow and Dolemite Is My Name and at least it's gonna feature Wesley Snipes (who stole every scene he was part of in Dolemite Is My Name)...but other'n that I don't have very high hopes.

    Damn,next you'll tell me that they are remaking Trading Places with Dan Akroyd too

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    The Crown season 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    The Crown season 3
    Superb.

    IMO this show is right up there with some of the finest TV ever made.

    Olivia Coleman is incredible.
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    Just finished Russian Doll.

    I liked it, had some very funny moments, some total mindfuck moments, and some really dark moments. Really well done.

    And while there is of course some parallel to Groundhog Day, it's completely different (in style, substance, and even quite different on the basic idea).
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    SUPER DARK TIMES

    Surreal and macabre high school love triangle with rich layers of subtext and some seriously wigged out violence. Fantastic dialogue coupled with just the right amount of messed-up tweaks on familiar tropes and further enhanced with taut pacing and an hallucinatory sense of paranoia make this a keen viewing experience.

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    WTF was that Six Underground movie starring Ryan Reynolds that I just watched?

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    ^^ Michael Bay likes it when you watch him wank.

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