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.


TULLY
2018, Focus Features, 95 min, USA, Dir: Jason Reitman

This new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO) centers on Marlo (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn. When Marlo is given a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass), she is initially hesitant to accept the extravagance but comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).


YOUNG ADULT
2011, Paramount, 94 min, USA, Dir: Jason Reitman

JUNO director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody reteam for this biting comedy about Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron), who writes novels for young adults without fitting into either demographic. When she learns that old high school boyfriend Buddy (Patrick Wilson) and his wife (Elizabeth Reaser) just had a child, Mavis takes it as a cue to return to her Minnesota hometown and try to win the man back. Patton Oswalt is wonderful as the former classmate who tries to talk some sense into her.


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