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Eddie Murphy

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Homophobia's still going strong in 21st-century comedy

    Homophobia in popular culture began to fade in the '70s, and for the most part was dead and gone by the '90s. With music, it began with disco and was stomped to death by riot grrrl. In film it was exposed with Boys in the Band, and deemed passé with My Own Private Idaho. Art and fashion have been g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Why does 103.1 want us to masturbate to standup comedy?

    The ultimate aim of good satire is to parody an unintentionally funny event as accurately as possible, while spicing it up with a little exaggeration and sarcasm. But sometimes the comedy gods throw you something so ridiculous, so shockingly unreal, that all you have to do is xerox it and say: Look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Photos: Ten biggest Hollywood movie misses filmed in Colorado

    We've been surveying Hollywood's relationship with our fair state via picks for the ten best movies filmed in Colorado, plus ten memorable movies set in Colorado but not filmed here and the ten most awesomely cheesy Colorado movies. Today, it's the ten biggest Hollywood movie misses shot in Colorado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Joe Piscopo on Frank Sinatra and Saturday Night Live

    Joe Piscopo joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980, after honing his stand-up chops at New York's Improv; he stayed with the show until 1985. During his SNL stint, he became known for such original characters as the Sports Guy, as well as celebrity impersonations of David Letterman and Frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Top ten outmoded industries Colorado should lure after snagging Blockbuster

    If the last time you rented a movie from Blockbuster also happened to be the last time you watched an Eddie Murphy movie, you're not alone. But just in case you did feel like giving up Netflix, Hulu and Redbox, and rewinding that copy of Beverly Hills Cop III you borrowed in 1994, Colorado's got you ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Movies filmed in Colorado: Watch clips and a photo slideshow

    Once upon a time, lots of movies were filmed in Colorado. The first was an 1897 flick called Festival of Mountain and Plain. One of the last was a 2009 Eddie Murphy movie, Imagine That. In between, there were scores of hits and classics that showcased the state's scenic beauty. Now, with the help o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    You need to sign up for a Turntable.fm account right now... uh, if you know somebody, that is

    ​We're listening to Selena Gomez right now, but not by choice. Some user from the U.K. is playing it in the room we're in on Turntable.fm, the newest, coolest music thing to hit the Internet. And yeah, in case you're wondering, Turntable.fm is every bit as cool as it's hyped up to be. To some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Four transvestites that sucked

    ​Candy Darling was probably the sexiest transvestite that ever lived, but s/he wasn't just sexy -- she was also talented. A star of stage and screen, she worked with luminaries from Andy Warhol to Tennessee Williams and was, during the course of her short life, such a fixture on the New York s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Five great actors that phoned in iconic roles for terrible sequels

    This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.​Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Film on the Rocks rolls out fake 2011 summer line-up, Facebook war ensues

    Dudes, chill. There will be no showing of Glitter this year at Red Rocks.​Judging by this weekend's Facebook frenzy over the Denver Film Society's "Bargain Bin" film selection of picks for the 2011 season of Film on the Rocks, there is just no fucking with moviegoers. On Saturday night, Karla Rodr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son is this week's most ridiculous trailer

    ​Ever since Eddie Murphy donned a fat suit in 1996 to play every member of the Klump family in The Nutty Professor, the success of that bit has given rise to a troubling phenomenon: the cross-dressing-black-man-in-a-fat-suit movie, a trick that effectively removes everything that was fun and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Great American Beer Festival: 25 things I learned in 2010

    ​1) No matter how prepared you are for GABF, it is still overwhelming. 2) San Diego County makes more amazing beers than some entire regions of the country. 3) Maui Brewing's CoConut Porter was one of the most heavenly beers I have ever tried. Even better, sources say they'll begin distribut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Top Five reuses of Teddy Pendergrass Songs

    ​It was sad news when we found out Teddy Pendergrass had died on Wednesday of colon cancer. As others began collecting the best of his songs into comprehensive and downright exhaustive lists, we started thinking about who had used his sultry baritone or music for other ends. His songs have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, September 8 edition

    Photo by Aaron ThackerayBlink-182's Tom DeLonge.​Blink and you'll miss it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Blink-182 at Fiddler's Green. • Over the Weekend: Fell at Larimer Lounge. • Over the Weekend: Ween at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Warlock Pinchers (almost) reuni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Imagine That: Denver-filmed movie's flop seals fate of movie executives

    Eddie Murphy's "Imagine That" went down the tubes -- and so did the jobs of two Paramount executives. Just as Colorado is belatedly trying to become friendlier to Hollywood moviemakers via the re-establishment of the state's Office of Film, Television and Media, the most recent studio flick to be s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Just imagine that

    The film stories keep unrolling in Denver, where the Denver Film Society is trying to rebuild after a morale-deadening miss at installing a new executive director, and the just re-established state film office starts the process of luring moviemakers to Colorado. Still, as Imagine That, the Eddi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Nation's critics give Eddie Murphy's Denver-filmed flick two thumbs sideways

    Eddie Murphy going down the tube in "Imagine That." As Patricia Calhoun implies in this morning's Wake-Up Call, Imagine That, the new Eddie Murphy flick, much of which was filmed in Denver circa 2007, hasn't exactly enraptured those film reviewers still fortunate enough to have a job. Metacritic.co ... More >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Barron Christian has a small role in Eddie Murphy's Imagine That and a lifetime of out-of-this-world stories

    How to describe the voice of Colorado-based Barron Christian, who has a small part in Imagine That, an Eddie Murphy movie shot partly in Denver that opens on Friday? It's a deep baritone delivered warmly and confidently -- and there's a cadence to his vowels that gives his sentences incredible ric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    A salute to the "Tiny" movie career of another Colorado character actor

    Last week, Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill authorizing the creation -- re-creation, actually -- of the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media. Such an operation is desperately needed, as witnessed by the dearth of big-time productions that shoot in these parts. Indeed, Imagine That, an E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 10 edition

    Photo by Autumn DeWildeBuilt to Spill. You think you're so smart.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch. • Mini Q&A with the Fluid's John Robinson. • A first look at FOE and Karma's "Tic-Toc" video. • Atmosphere, Bat for Lashes, Brad Paisley shows announced. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2008
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    June 25, 2008

    Q&A With 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander

    Judah Friedlander shows viewers the funny in plenty of different venues, including the laugh-inducing NBC sitcom 30 Rock and movies such as the upcoming Eddie Murphy vehicle Meet Dave, not to mention stand-up gigs like his impending four-night run at the Denver Improv (get details here). He ties all ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008
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    October 3, 2007

    They Like Us, They Really Like Us

    Denver has always been the Sally Field of cities, grateful for the slightest nod of recognition from the national media. Under normal circumstances, the filming of an Eddie Murphy movie in this town -- Nowhereland, for example, which is currently shooting around Denver -- would be front-page news. ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 7, 2007
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    February 8, 2007
  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Jamie Foxx

    Saturday, January 13, Colorado Convention Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    Dreamgirls

    Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Come Together

    Les Fradkin brings back the Beatles with a little help from his friends.

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    You So Lazy

    Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?

  • Film

    July 1, 2004

    Wrong Wayans

    Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks.

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    Nice Puss

    A killer cat steals a wonderful movie.

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    Till Death -- If We're Lucky

    The In-Laws remake is bigger and broader but not better.

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Mr. Mom

    A kinder, gentler Eddie Murphy plays Daddy once more.

  • Film

    April 17, 2003

    Flick Pick

    Trading Places

  • Film

    October 31, 2002

    Fly Spy

    Murphy and Wilson fool around with formulaic fun.

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Under Ogre

    Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairy tale.

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Comic Relief

    The Original Kings of Comedy stars some very black humor.

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    I See Dull People!

    The only thing more boring than the surface of this Ford/Pfeiffer thriller is What Lies Beneath.

  • Film

    September 16, 1999

    It's No Gem

    Blue Streak has Martin Lawrence running around in circles.

  • Film

    August 12, 1999
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    April 15, 1999
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    December 31, 1998
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    July 2, 1998
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    June 18, 1998
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    January 23, 1997
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    July 18, 1996
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    January 4, 1995
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