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« on: August 13, 2019, 08:20:57 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 08:49:08 AM »

I want this to be good. Eddie Murphy is a comedic legend. I think some people nowadays may have forgotten how funny he was in his heyday. But just go back and watch movies like The Golden Child, Boomerang, The Nutty Professor or Coming to America to remember how much a comedic force he was. And Dreamgirls showed he can do drama as well.

That being said, this movie doesn't look great. it's like a cross between Bowfinger and Black Dynamite. Both those movies are excellent. And the fact that this is on Netflix rather than being released theatrically doesn't bode well (most Netflix original movies suck).

However, I will give it a chance as I like (most of) the cast. And maybe this will kickstart an Eddie Murphy comeback. Looking forward much more to Coming to America 2 to be honest.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 06:15:39 PM »

Interesting. I saw Dolemite years ago but did not realize there was so much background to it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 07:00:00 PM »

"Yes, I'm Dolemite. I'm the one that killed Monday, whupped Tuesday and put Wednesday in the hospital!
Called up Thursday to tell Friday not to bury Saturday on Sunday!" - Dolemite
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 07:40:28 AM »

Didn't realise this was a biopic. I thought it was supposed to be a comedy spoof. But thanks to google I've learned a bit about the character and the man behind the act. Might have to re-evaluate my earlier opinion of the trailer.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 08:43:37 AM »

Didn't realise this was a biopic. I thought it was supposed to be a comedy spoof. But thanks to google I've learned a bit about the character and the man behind the act. Might have to re-evaluate my earlier opinion of the trailer.

Yea, Dolemite is considered one of the quintessential "Blaxploitation" films of the 70s.  Apparently Snoop Dogg lists it as an inspiration and he's in the film as well.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 09:02:42 AM »

Yea, Dolemite is considered one of the quintessential "Blaxploitation" films of the 70s.  Apparently Snoop Dogg lists it as an inspiration and he's in the film as well.
I wasn't exposed to many blaxploitation films growing up. And I saw Snoop in the trailer, rocking the Stevie Wonder braids.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 08:01:59 PM »

I wasn't exposed to many blaxploitation films growing up. And I saw Snoop in the trailer, rocking the Stevie Wonder braids.

As a cinephile, I would recommend looking up their background.  It is a very interesting part of American Cinema history.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 11:08:11 PM »

As a cinephile, I would recommend looking up their background.  It is a very interesting part of American Cinema history.
I know about the blaxploitation genre. I just never watched many of the films that came out. I'm not sure how many were shown in the UK due to popularity.
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