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Nov. 26, 2019

Ep. 42 Eddie Shines As He Brings Dolemite To Life

Ep. 42 Eddie Shines As He Brings Dolemite To Life

On this episode of Kickin' & Streamin', Jocelyn is back (Yaaaaaay!). Graham & Jocelyn discuss Netflix original movie Dolemite Is My Name, a biopic about the life and work of comedian, actor, producer, dancer, and rap icon Rudy Ray Moore, starring Eddie Murphy. Jocelyn begins by pointing out how statistically, she shouldn't have known much about Rudy Ray Moore, or the character of Dolemite, yet she did, even though she cannot bring herself to remember how exactly she became acquainted with both the character or the comedian. Jocelyn begins by saying how she enjoyed the movie although she started watching it without any sort of expectation. Graham points out the movie is a feel-good type of movie about going after success despite how many doors may close on one's face. Jocelyn also describes the movie as a story about family,albeit not blood related, but family. Specifically the way Rudy Ray Moore kept and vouched for his friends and showcased their talent in all of his movies. Graham & Jocelyn discussed the cast, and Jocelyn particularly praised Da'vine Joy Randolph's performance as Lady Reed, who become a close friend and confidant of Rudy Ray Moore and was discovered by him at a moment in her life where she no longer dreamed of stardom. Graham & Jocelyn commented on the cast members and their cohesion within the story, Craig Robinson, Titus Burgess, Keegan-Michael Key, Wesley Snipes, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Rock, and a litany of actors who made this dynamic and absolutely fantastic movie. Graham commented on the movies dedication to the memory of Eddie's older brother Charlie, who passed away last year, and wondered if Eddie's long absence from the screen might be related to the loss of his brother with whom he was very close.   We hope you like this episode and if you do like our podcast please subscribe and don't forget to recommend it to your friends. Follow us on Instagram @kickinandstreamin_podcast, on Twitter: @Kickinnstreamin, and on Facebook @kickinandstreamin.