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Reginald Hudlin Brings 4th Edition of ‘Black Movie Music Night’ to the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday August 24

A. Scott Galloway | Eurweb *One of the most highly anticipated events at the Hollywood Bowl every other summer is the all-star “Black Movie Music Night” where multiple singers and musicians perform classic songs from African American motion pictures complete with scenes from the films shown on a big screen…

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How ‘Boomerang,’ the Best Rom-Com Ever, Ruined Me

Damon Young | The Washington Post The second thing I was reminded of when I first re-watched “Boomerang” this year was how good everyone looked. Each man was uncommonly handsome. Not handsome in a physically striking way — although some were that too. (Has a man in a movie ever…

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‘Boomerang’ at 30: Think of it as the Robin Givens Rom-Com

It’s remembered as Eddie Murphy’s bid at romantic stardom and as a key point in Halle Berry’s career. But the riveting antagonist arguably created a new archetype. Salamishah Tillet | The New York Times It was the summer before my first year of college, and I was enthralled by a…

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Hollywood Flashback: 30 Years Ago, Eddie Murphy Soared With ‘Boomerang’

The star’s groundbreaking rom-com got lots of laughs while also showing Black men and women succeeding equally in the corporate world. BY RYAN GAJEWSKI | The Hollywood Reporter Eddie Murphy’s first entry in the romantic-comedy genre was Boomerang, released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 1992 — and which will be reissued…

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Black America Looks Back on ‘Boomerang’ With Nostalgia As Film Celebrates 30th Anniversary

By Isheka N Harrison | The Moguldum Nation Paramount celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Eddie Murphy-led romantic comedy “Boomerang” with a Blu-ray release on June 28 and Black America was full of nostalgia over it. When the now-cult classic film was released in 1992, it was the most expensive film…

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‘Boomerang’ at 30: How Eddie Murphy’s Rom-Com Classic Dared to Depict Reality

The legacy of Eddie Murphy’s 1992 rom-com classic By Julian Kimble | The Ringer There’s no grand statement in the opening scene of Boomerang, but it still says plenty about the film’s world. Once those elevator doors part, it’s game on for ad exec Marcus Graham (Eddie Murphy), who flashes a self-assured smile…

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