June 11, 2009 |
He's a world-famous funnyman who commands $20 million a movie. So what does Eddie Murphy get you at the multiplex? In the case of his new PG-rated comedy "Imagine That," some prepubescent girls -- and not too much else. The year has been brutal for any number of prominent movie stars, as new works from Russell Crowe ("State of Play"), Julia Roberts ("Duplicity"), Will Ferrell ("Land of the Lost") and Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx ("The Soloist") struggled to sell tickets.
June 12, 2009 |
It must have taken a lot of imagination for the makers of "Imagine That" to believe there was actually a full-fledged movie behind its limited, decidedly low-tech concept. No matter, the shiny, family-friendly trifle that was cobbled together by writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson ("Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure") and director Karey Kirkpatrick ("Over the Hedge") proves funny and charming, at least until the "is-that-all-there-is?" of it kicks in.
April 20, 1999 |
The seesaw career of Eddie Murphy continues. Just when he was trying to live down the box-office bomb "Holy Man," Murphy has rebounded in a big way in the prison comedy "Life," which co-stars comedian Martin Lawrence. The Universal Studios release took in $20.4 million over the weekend to become the biggest April opener ever. In recent years, Murphy has gone from hit to dud to hit in amazing fashion. It began with "The Nutty Professor," which was a runaway success.
June 13, 1986
Comedian Eddie Murphy brings his "Pieces of My Mind" act to the Pacific Amphitheatre tonight at 7:30. Murphy, who found fame as a regular cast member of television's "Saturday Night Live" and went on to movie stardom in such films as "Trading Places" and "Beverly Hills Cop," will stick to comedy in tonight's show despite last year's successful foray into pop music. His album, "How Could It Be," spawned a top-5 single, "Party All the Time."
May 5, 1994 |
Nobody can out-nerd Jerry Lewis, Eddie Murphy figured, so he came up with his own take on the remake of Lewis' 1963 classic, "The Nutty Professor," which Imagine Films will produce for Universal Pictures later this year. In the original slapstick comedy, which Lewis wrote, directed and produced as well as starred in, the actor played a goofy, bucktoothed professor who transforms into a swaggering lady killer named Buddy Love after gulping down a magic potion.
March 7, 2013 |
Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold will be reuniting as Axel Foley and Billy Rosewood in the pilot for the possible CBS series "Beverly Hills Cop. " According to a report on The Wrap , Reinhold has signed on to do a cameo in the pilot alongside his old big-screen partner Murphy, who is also an executive producer on the series. But don't expect the series to be all about these two '80s action movie icons. The series, written by "The Shield's" Sean Ryan, is a continuation of the three movies but will focus on Foley's son, played by Brandon T. Jackson.