33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
NEW YORK – When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
New this week: 'Coming 2 America,' Camilo and a dragon movie
(ABC/Paramount+/Amazon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. Ad— A more family friendly streaming option this week is the Walt Disney Co.’s computer animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring the voices of “Star Wars’” Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as a dragon. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
Kaitlyn Dever, Paul Rudd react to Golden Globe nominations
He was nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series for FX's “Pose.”“It’s a dream come true. I’m honored.” — Paul Rudd, nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series in a musical or comedy for the Netflix show “Living with Yourself,” said in an interview. I was really glad we were able to show that.” — Kaitlyn Dever, nominated for best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television for “Unbelievable," said in an interview. “There are only two things I let interrupt my beauty sleep: fire alarms and the Golden Globes nominations. — Craig Brewer, the director of “Dolemite Is My Name,” which is nominated for best motion picture - musical or comedy, said in a statement.