More on the Eddie Murphy mess | The Moviegoer

Friday, February 9, 2007

More on the Eddie Murphy mess

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2007 at 1:06 PM

that is "Norbit."  Kim Masters, writing for, thinks it's probably irrelevant.  Maybe so, but Murphy's not helping himself.

Murphy hasn't run much of an Oscar campaign. He doesn't want to do a lot with the press (hoping to avoid any queries about the tranny hooker). He's such a pain that he's even balking at singing his nominated song at the Oscar ceremony. But in our brief, unscientific survey, no academy voter said that the Norbit ads would have an effect. The Times found only one unidentified consultant who hedged on the question. (An on-the-record voter said the campaign was "irrelevant.") So, it's hard to make a case that the billboards are doing any harm.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by BSR

  • Weekend Moviegoing

    "Sunshine Cleaning," "Wendy and Lucy."  And this is fantastic.
    • Mar 27, 2009
  • Checking the Queue

    Thanks to Philip Martin for a shout-out in his Friday MovieStyle column.  I haven't posted my Netflix queue in a while, so here it is.Frozen River; Miracle at St. Anna; Hellboy II: The Golden Army; Happy-Go-Lucky; and Cadillac Records - - all 2008 releases that I missed.
    • Mar 14, 2009
  • That Time of Year

    It's the slowest for movies. "Watchmen," the much anticipated film adapted from, arguably, the greatest graphic novel of all time, has stirred the emotions of critics.
    • Mar 11, 2009
  • More »

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation