Eddie Murphy

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Frustrated at Work? Here's a "Brick In Yo Face"

    Like Kermit the Snitch, it's not my business if you enjoy cocaine. I think it's the most ridiculous drug of all because I associate it with the 1980s, which was easily the silliest decade I've lived through. But I recognize there are people in this world who use it and since there is a demand, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Monkey Slap Everyone Is Talking About (And We Don't Know Why)

    It's the monkey slap heard around the world. A local bit of breakfast show ephemera went viral and it practically passed right under our noses. Deborah Duncan, Great Day Houston host, was assaulted by a monkey. And it wasn't like you'd think, it was more of a primate love tap. But still, it's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    10 Tech Resolutions for an App-y New Year

    Every year beginning January 2, people start with resolutions they can't or won't possibly stick with, as if the arbitrary start to a new calendar year is going to be the impetus we all need to be better, skinnier, healthier, smarter and less drunk. By February, it's all over and we try to figure ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Friends In High Places: 5 Weird Actor/Musician Friendships

    You or I may not be a fan of Justin Bieber, but you know who is? Mike Tyson, that's who. As Iron Mike explained a little while ago, he thinks Bieber is "pretty awesome." Apparently the ex-heavyweight champ got turned into a Belieber through his wife, who hooks Tyson up with most of his music. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 Musical Moments on The Arsenio Hall Show

    One of the greatest late-night talk show hosts of all time was Arsenio Hall. He was the quintessential Ed Sullivan for the '80s and early '90s. He featured all kinds of musical artists, but most importantly, he helped introduce rap music into the mainstream. Hall, who won Donald Trump's most recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Laugh While You Eat: Comedians on Food

    "Eat, drink and be merry" is often a salutation thrown out at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other life-affirming events. They rank among my favorite things to do. Combining food and comedy is great, but throw in some drinking, and you are sure to get some good, deep belly laughs. Stand-up is one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Unscripted: Top 10 Actor/Musician Collaborations

    Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Films to Celebrate Black History Month

    In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an entire month-long celebration and promotion of African American history, which we recognize this mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Prisoners of Sex: 10 Movie Womanizers, from the Sick to the Sublime

    The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2011

    High-rise Robbery

    Stealing from the rich to...oh, whatever. Funny is the message in Tower Heist.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    For Tyler Perry's Birthday, a Comprehensive History of Black Men in Drag

    That's a man, baby.​Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    February 17, 2011
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    January 25, 2011

    Adios "Age Of Aquarius": A Zodiac Realignment Playlist

    ​If Twitter is good for one thing, it's the immediate and rapid dispersal of breaking news. If Twitter is good for two things, it's that, plus the immediate and rapid dispersal of whatever trumped-up rumor, lie, or fakery that manages to draw the ire of the millions of poor saps reading along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Top 10 Musical Wikileaks We'd Like To See

    Bigger than Bowie and Bing, we tell you.​Ever since WikiLeaks began the publication of what is claimed to be over a quarter-million United States embassy cables last week, we've been pondering what secrets, phenomenon and other ephemera could be lingering out there in the music world, awaiting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    The Top Five Saturday Night Live Musician Impressions

    ​In the wake of the recent news that feted comedian/actor/YouTube sensation Jay Pharoah - above, known for his spoofs of A-list bait like Drake, Chris Tucker, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Eddie Murphy, and President Obama - will join the cast of Saturday Night Live when its 36th season premieres September ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Top Eight Weirdest Saturday Night Live Musical Moments

    ​This past Saturday was Steve Martin's birthday and, if you're old enough, you may remember back to a time when the snow-capped comedian/actor/musician was more than just a comedy archaeologist, exhuming the corpses of classic comic franchises and defiling the shit out of them. No, he actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Godsmacked: 27 Years Of Mouthwash Buzz And Birthday Shame

    ​This coming Monday, Craig's Hlist enters his 27th year of decadence and shame. One year closer to 30, with no signs of getting wiser or smarter. This year we have no clue as to what to do or where to go, other than see live music and drink too much. But that's a typical weekend anyway and will mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    For TDCJ: How To Tell If That Child Molester In A Wheelchair Is Faking And About To Escape

    The reward has gone up to $15,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the child molester who escaped from TDCJ by hiding a gun and pretending to be wheelchair-bound. (Trenchant analysis by a TDCJ spokeswoman: "[Arcade Joseph] Comeaux was in a wheelchair, which he claimed was necessary for his mobility ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Is It Just Me, Or Does The New Eddie Murphy Film Look Terrible?

    I have this vague memory of being a kid and watching Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood on Saturday Night Live. There was Eddie Murphy, making serious fun of my childhood idol Mr. Rogers by creating a freaky, parallel universe where Mr. Robinson could joke freely about his wife leaving him ("I'm so glad t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    In Honor Of The Defunct Penthouse Club, The Five Best Strip Club Scenes

    We at the Houston Press are pretty broken up about the closing of the Penthouse Club. Not because any of us were frequent patrons, of course (*cough*), or because we aren't wholly convinced the City's efforts to shutter "gentlemen's clubs" will eliminate crime as we know it, but because the strip cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    The Five Worst Movie Vampires

    With the release of Twilight, we're seeing a continuation of the metaphorical "defanging" of the vampire in modern culture. Vamps used to be terrifying creatures of the night, bent on evil and slaking their undead thirst. Now they're brooding fops who want to talk about their feelings. Here are five ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Coming to America

    Web exclusive!

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    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Charlie Murphy

    Former member of Chappelle’s Show is not his brother’s keeper

  • Home Entertainment

    June 7, 2007
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    February 8, 2007
  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Dream Works

    But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model

  • Music

    February 9, 2006


    Change It All

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005

    Nasty Mixx

    Talkin' dirty with 2 Live Crew's spinster

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Horse Senseless

    Racing Stripes is strictly for kids. More precisely, it's not for them either.

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004
  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    Nice Pussy

    A killer cat steals a wonderful movie

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    The In-(F)laws

    This Douglas-Brooks remake is bigger and broader, but not better

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Mr. Mom

    Eddie Murphy plays Daddy, once more, just be "Cos"

  • Film

    October 31, 2002

    Fly Spy

    Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson's cash-in pays off

  • Film

    January 3, 2002

    Losin' It

    A host of first-timers lit up the screen in 2001

  • Film

    June 21, 2001

    Do Little Indeed

    Who needs a plot when you have Eddie Murphy talking to the animals?

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Mouse Bait

    Shrek plunders the Magic Kingdom for empty laughs

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Just for Laughs

    Spike Lee's gloriously unpolished concert film focuses on the yuks -- to our great amusement

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2000

    Two Girls Talking Bad

    I Can Do Bad All By Myself

  • Film

    August 3, 2000

    Saturated Fat

    Nutty Professor II may be hazardous to your health

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    Giving Up the Ghost

    The only thing deader than the haunted spirit in What Lies Beneath is the movie itself

  • Film

    September 16, 1999

    Crimefighter in Spite of Himself

    Blue Streak is not quite up to its identity crisis

  • Film

    August 12, 1999

    Murphy Magic

    Eddie saves the comic Bowfinger from Steve's blahs

  • Film

    April 15, 1999


    A confused prison comedy locks up Eddie Murphy's talent

  • Film

    June 18, 1998

    Tonka Turns Tomboy

    Disney goes East in Mulan to give girls their due

  • Film

    September 5, 1996

    Good-bye to Summer

    What this year's movies portend for next year

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