The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, listen as Coming 2 America director Craig Brewer breaks down the return of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to Queens. Plus, watch a throwback featurette for the 2016 reboot of Godzilla with a one-hour dive into the making of the movie. And finally, check out a blooper reel from the first season Amazon’s survival series The Wilds. Read More »
Coming 2 America was a sequel that was a long time coming — it was finally released more than 30 years after the original 1988 hit comedy. So it stands to reason that the long-awaited Coming to America sequel, which brings back Eddie Murphy and other original cast members, would have legions of nostalgic fans who would tune in when the film debuted on Amazon Prime Video last week. But even so, today’s news that Coming 2 America had the biggest debut of any streaming movie in the past year? That’s a bit hard to believe, but as is the case with all of these celebratory “ratings” stories, we have no actual numbers to back it up. So let’s roll out the royal red carpet for the movie that reportedly scored the “No. 1 opening weekend of any streaming movie in the past 12 months.”
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Coming to America is full of comedy heavy hitters and a handful of up-and-coming comedy stars. But one of the film’s supporting cast members wasn’t originally intended to be in the movie until Paramount Pictures forced them into it. Since nearly the entire cast of Coming to America was Black, the studio wanted a white actor with a somewhat prominent role in the movie. And that’s how comedian Louie Anderson ended up working alongside Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall at McDowell’s. Read More »
This week brings Coming 2 America to Amazon Prime, and it’s already an overstuffed affair, with Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and almost everyone from the original returning for another round. Murphy and Hall are also playing multiple characters again, just as they did in the first movie, but there was once an idea that would have had Murphy playing more characters in a single film than he ever has before. Eddie Murphy revealed that The Nutty Professor family The Klumps were once slated to be in a scene, creating a massive comedy crossover. Read More »
This week brings the comedy sequel Coming 2 America to Amazon Prime. It’s been over 20 years since the original Coming to America hit theaters, when Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall were at the top of their game. Do they still have what it takes to bring the laughs, or will they follow in the footsteps of long-gestating comedy sequels like Dumb & Dumber To and Bad Santa 2?
We’ll find out in a couple days whether Coming 2 America has the goods, but in the meantime, the Coming to America Honest Trailer gives credit where credit is due while also reminding us that Eddie Murphy still fell far from the glory of the 1980s, especially when it comes to playing multiple roles in the same movie. Read More »
Here’s a Hollywood “what if” for you: What if Ryan Coogler had directed the Coming to America sequel? It could have happened, Eddie Murphy revealed in an interview ahead of the Amazon Prime Video release of the long-awaited Coming 2 America. The Black Panther director — long before he helmed the Marvel phenomenon — had approached Murphy with a pitch for a Coming to America sequel. And while Coogler’s pitch didn’t interest Murphy, it did help get the ball rolling on what would eventually become Coming 2 America.
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After more than 30 years, Coming 2 America is bringing back Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to reprise their royal roles from the original comedy Coming to America. Joining them will be Wesley Snipes as a new character, a military man named General Izzi who will undoubtedly stir up trouble for the fictional African nation of Zamunda. Funnily enough, Snipes could have been part of the original Coming to America cast, but he ended up losing the role in question to someone else. Read More »
Eddie Murphy reprises one of his most iconic roles in Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 hit Coming to America. Murphy is prince-turned-king Akeem of the African nation of Zamunda, who once again has to head to New York City. Original Coming to America cast members Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, and Louie Anderson are back along with Murphy as well. Watch the Coming 2 America trailer below.
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Coming 2 America is the follow-up to the hit 1988 comedy starring Eddie Murphy as the young African Prince Akeem who comes to America to find a queen whom he truly loves. A few decades later, Akeem must return to the United States when he learns that he’s the father to a son in Queens, New York, and the first Coming 2 America poster teases his arrival. Read More »
Coming 2 America has officially found a new home. Following rumblings last month, Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights for the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s classic comedy Coming to America from Paramount Pictures. A release date has been set for March 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.
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