I love that Netflix is giving this a limited theatrical release, and dangling the carrot of awards season consideration to an Eddie Murphy comedy, a movie about a 1970s comic who invented a character and became a phenomenon.
The father of rap? Not for me to say. But others have made the case, and he certainly was a comic, fast-talking role model.
It’s the “true story” of entertainer Rudy Ray Moore, and this 1975 blaxploitation film.
“Dolemite” was directed by this blaxploitation legend.
Eddie and Wesley and Craig and Snoop and Keegan-Michael Key and Titus Burgess and Chris Rock and Mike Epps and T.I. and Da’Vine Joy Randolph — people were lined up around the block to get into this Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Empire”) film.
An Oct. 4 release.