Tag: Eddie Murphy

REVIEW: Shrek Forever After (2010)

In 2010, DreamWorks Animation completed the main Shrek film series with its fourth installment, Shrek Forever After. Shrek the Third is the only Shrek film I saw in the theater;, I saw Shrek Forever After by chance when my grandmother got us the DVD. I didn’t like the movie much, but it was st...

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REVIEW: Shrek the Third (2007)

2007 reminds me a lot of 2004 in terms of DreamWorks Animation’s cinematic output. In both years, they released a Shrek sequel in May and in the fall, a comedy featuring anthropomorphic animals starring a well-known comedian. We’ll talk about Bee Movie next time, but one big difference between t...

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REVIEW: Shrek 2 (2004)

Conventional wisdom tells us that sequels are usually a bad idea and never as good as the original movie. Every now and again, there’s an exceptionally good sequel that shakes things up, expanding on themes and characters from the original while also exploring new ones. I’ve always considered Th...

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Coming 2 America Trailer Hits the Shores

Get ready for another culture shock because Amazon has released a trailer for Coming 2 America (see what they did there?), the sequel to the comedy smash from 1988. Eddie Murphy reprises one of his most famous roles, Akeem, prince – and now about to be king – of the African nation of Zamunda, wh...

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REVIEW: Shrek (2001)

Today I’d like to look at one of the most influential animated movies of all time, the original Shrek. Shrek’s popularity spawned a movie franchise, TV specials, video games, toys, and even an entire sub-genre of imitators. However, the movie’s success wasn’t a foregone concl...

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A Decade of Disney: Mulan (1998)

Munir: Hello and welcome back to our A Decade Of feature, where we are currently reviewing the Disney Renaissance. Today, we take a look at this period’s penultimate film, Mulan. Released in the summer of 1998, Mulan is based on a popular Chinese legend, and it follows the path of Aladdin and ...

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