FilmGordon Radio | Boomerang

28 06 2012

This week on the BIG show, Eddie Murphy’s romantic comedy debut, Boomerang turns 20 and we’ll unveil the ten films that were voted off of the Black Reel Registry of Honor island.

The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable womanizer and male chauvinist. When he meets his new boss, Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens), Marcus discovers that she is essentially a female version of himself, and realizes he is receiving the same treatment that he delivers to others.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin (House Party), the film featured a who’s who of future Black celebs including Halle Berry, Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Grace Jones, Tisha Campbell, Lela Rochon and Chris Rock. In addition to the film’s powerhouse cast, musician Marcus Miller performed the score and L.A. Reid and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds produced the film’s classic soundtrack. editor, Daryle Lockhart and freelance writer and blogger, Candice Frederick will stop by to discuss the film’s anniversary. We will also announce the ten films that our judges voted to eliminate from the original list of 50 Black Reel Registry candidates.

The Movie Mob will also stop by to discuss and review all of this week’s latest releases including Magic Mike, People Like Us, To Rome With Love and Ted. All of that and more on Episode 140 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Check out some clips from Boomerang, below.

My Mack Daddy Vibe

Does This Mean You Forgive Me?

No Man Can Turn This Down



One response

28 06 2012

Yes, Boomerang was a phenom ‘back in the day.’ I remember working with several exchange students from IRELAND who all went to see it and TOTALLY LOVED IT! It has the earmark of one of the signs of a true classic: crossing all cultural barriers. Great review.

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