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Believe it or not, there was a time when Eddie Murphy wasn't just funny -- he was groundbreaking.
Yes, before starring in films like "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," "Meet Dave" and "Norbit," Murphy was the king of X-rated humor that focused on taboos like race and sexuality (all pretty normal from a comic nowadays).
So with his lighthearted "A Thousand Words" opening this weekend, let’s look back at his early work that didn't just pave the way for comics like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, but made Eddie Murphy one of the funniest people on the planet. Get More »
Has it really been 27 years since Eddie Murphy became a mega-star with a little comedy called "Beverly Hills Cop?"
The movie became the highest-grossing film of 1984—yes, making even more than "Ghostbusters"— and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. And of course you couldn't escape the comedy's radical soundtrack, which featured hits like the Pointer Sisters' "Neutron Dance," Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On" and the ubiquitous synth theme "Axel F."
This Blu-ray debut is simply the best the movie has ever looked or sounded at home. Get More »
The new comedy "Take Me Home Tonight" celebrates the 1980s and all its excesses, from Mercedes-worship to Frankie Goes To Hollywood telling us all to relax.
The '80s was a time of rampant materialism and mohawks, and the only way people got through it -- like WWII -- was with laughter.
In honor of Topher Grace's nostalgic comedy, we're celebrating the 25 most-uniquely only-in-the-80's comedies, the ones where the hair was froofy, Eddie Murphy still brought the funny, and the geek inherited the Earth. Get More »