‘Coming 2 America’ Film Review

New Coming 2 America Poster Features New and Familiar Characters

After thirty years, Eddie Murphy has returned as one of his most iconic characters in comedy history, Prince Akeem Joffer in Coming 2 America, the long awaited sequel to one of the funniest comedies of the eighties. In Coming 2 America, Akeem has been crowned King of Zamunda by his dying father, King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), and is ruling with his Queen, Lisa (Shari Headley), who Akeem has met and fell in love with while on his trip to Queens in the first film. Blessed with three daughters (KiKi Layne, Bella Murphy, and Akiley Love), Akeem eventually learns that he also has a son and must set out with his best friend and royal aide, Semmi (Arsenio Hall) back to America and seek him out.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Film Review

Grade: A-

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster

It looks like the ‘Star Wars’ train isn’t slowing down yet. With the success of ‘The Force Awakens’ came the dawn of a new addition to the lore of the most popular film franchise in cinema history. We now have ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’; a prequel to the original trilogy, yet a sequel to the prequel trilogy that works as a stand-alone feature. (If you are confused, the franchise’s order is jumbled. Damn it, George Lucas!) The one problem I faced this year leading up to the release of this new addition is how it basically seems like a way for Lucasfilm LTD to not only compete with the cinematic universes of Marvel and DC, but also try to bank on the popularity of this ever-expanding franchise. With brilliant cinematography, answered questions, and direction by Gareth Edwards, those thoughts can just lay to rest.

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