Is it just me or was ‘Harlem Nights’ the last Eddie Murphy movie you went to see? OK, I did see the Klumps, but I went for Janet. I could run off about five real bad movies Eddie Murphy has done. He even had a bummer starring alongside Robert DeNiro! How can you make a bad movie alongside the man who played the young Vito Corleone in God Father 2? But Eddie’s bad luck may be over. Critics are saying Eddie has a winner this time playing Rudy Ray Moore in ‘My name is Dolemite”. The movie centers on the tribulations Rudy Ray had to overcome to make the black cult classic “Dolemite”. It also stars Wesley Snipes and Chris Rock.
A quick personal story; I was living in Houston in the early 2000’s. I walk into a Denny’s and sitting at the table is Rudy Ray Moore. I instantly recognized him and walked over and introduced myself & told him I would love to have him on my radio show. He gave me his number and told me to call when it was time. We did the interview and it went great. Afterwards he told me I had made his day by recognizing him, it had been over 25 years since his movies and he told me the world had forgot about him. No, they have not Mr. Moore and the country is about to know your story. R.I.P.