Of Murphys and Megaplexes

On this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie, you get the not terribly unique experience of two white men talking about black cinema. The guests pick what they pick, you know?

But in this case the guest is Cameron Maitland,  co-host of the Royal Canadian Movie Podcast and a film and content specialist for Hollywood Suite, and he wanted to tackle Boomerang, the movie Eddie Murphy and Reginald Hudlin made in 1992 as a way of softening Murphy’s image — and, not incidentally, as a way of celebrating African-American talent, and showcasing that talent in an upwardly mobile setting.

We get into all that, and more, so you should give it a listen. Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher to get the episode instantly, or stream it on Spotify, or just download it directly from the web.

And while you’re listening to things, check out today’s episode of The Big Story, where I join Jordan to talk about the year that event-movie marketing finally rolled over independent thought. Because  that’s always fun.

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