Eddie Murphy

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Shrek at 20: an unfunny and overrated low for blockbuster animation
The fairytale comedy was a hit with critics and audiences but its toilet humour, glibness and shoddy animation mark it out as a misfire

Scott Tobias

18, May, 2021 @6:04 AM

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Coming 2 America is an unfunny disaster for representation | Kovie Biakolo
Eddie Murphy’s much-anticipated sequel to the 1988 comedy is archaic in its portrayal of both black Africans and Americans as well as being devoid of humour

Kovie Biakolo

08, Mar, 2021 @6:36 AM

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Coming 2 America review – Eddie Murphy makes a right royal turnaround
Prince Akeem returns to New York to claim his son in this about-turn sequel with its heart, and politics, in the right place

Simran Hans

06, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Coming 2 America review – Eddie Murphy comes up gasping for heir
Murphy is back as the Zamundan prince seeking his son in the US, in this tired sequel to the 80s comedy hit

Peter Bradshaw

04, Mar, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Coming to America's Arsenio Hall: 'In the 90s I was black Twitter'
As late-night TV’s first black host, Hall introduced MC Hammer and RuPaul to the world. Now, he’s returning to the spotlight in the sequel to Eddie Murphy hit Coming to America

Lanre Bakare

02, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Saturday Night Live: the 10 best sketches from the 45th season
An unusual, partly remote, season still delivered some winning skits including appearances from Jake Gyllenhaal, Eddie Murphy and Adam Driver

Zach Vasquez

18, May, 2020 @8:15 AM

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'I crack up every time': comedians' all-time favourite standup routines
Top comics pick the routines that make them howl with laughter, from Eddie Murphy on Rocky to Eddie Izzard on penknives and Michelle Wolf on women’s worst enemies

Interviews by Ben Williams

06, Apr, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gets Oscar boost at Critics Choice awards
Quentin Tarantino’s latest wins best film as Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho and 1917’s Sam Mendes tie for best director

Staff and agencies

13, Jan, 2020 @11:13 AM

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Saturday Night Live: Eddie Murphy returns after 35 years and lives up to hype
Murphy reprises some of his most popular characters, and reminds us that no one can match him

Zach Vasquez

22, Dec, 2019 @2:15 PM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: the full list
Our pick of the top films released in the US this year brings a shocking class war, tearjerking breakups, war, glamour, horror and everything in between. Tell us your favourites too

20, Dec, 2019 @1:50 PM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: the full list
Our pick of the year’s top movies released in the UK reveals the end of an era, painful breakups, festive families, horrors both real and imagined, and heroes of many kinds

20, Dec, 2019 @9:36 AM

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After a string of flops has Eddie Murphy rediscovered his comic genius?
Dolemite is my Name has repaired the comic’s sagging reputation. Now he’s returning to standup and Beverly Hills Cop. Is the old Eddie really back?

Steve Rose

25, Nov, 2019 @10:08 AM

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