DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
2019, Netflix, 118 min, Dir: Craig Brewer

This exhilarating biopic about party-record king and self-made movie star Rudy Ray Moore boasts scene-stealing performances from Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Craig Robinson, Titus Burgess, Snoop Dogg, Chris Rock, Keegan-Michael Key and many others. Rudy Ray Moore (Murphy, in what might be his most heartfelt performance ever) is an entertainer trying to carve out a career from nightclub gigs while working a day job at a record store in 1970s Los Angeles. Hoping to reinvigorate his act, Rudy comes up with a new persona named Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene stories who becomes an instant hit in black communities across America. The logical next step is the silver screen; Hollywood may not be ready for Dolemite, but Dolemite is ready to take on every sucker to prove that legends are not born, they are sculpted out of sweat, tears and a touch of luck.


BOILING POINT (1993)
1993, Warner Bros. , 92 min, United States , Dir: James B. Harris

Rudolph “Red” Diamond’s (Dennis Hopper) worries only increase when he’s released from prison - he owes the mob money and they’re eager to get it. Red and his psychopathic protégé (Viggo Mortensen) leave a trail of bodies as they chase down cash; unfortunately for them, one of their victims was the partner of Treasury officer Jimmy Mercer (Wesley Snipes), who’ll do whatever it takes to avenge his colleague’s death. This gritty action drama features an excellent cast including Lolita Davidovich, Seymour Cassel, Valerie Perrine and Dan Hedaya.


MAJOR LEAGUE
1989, Paramount, 107 min, USA, Dir: David S. Ward

Ex-showgirl Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her late husband and immediately decides that she wants to get rid of the franchise so she can move to Miami. Her plan: to assemble a team so horrible no one will want to watch them play. The plan backfires, however, when fans embrace the motley crew and the players - who include Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes and Tom Berenger - perform above expectations. This raucous sports comedy from writer-director David S. Ward boasts a stellar supporting cast that features Rene Russo, Corbin Bernsen, and a pre-24 Dennis Haysbert.


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