Review: ‘Coming 2 America’ is just the ticket in a tough year
★★★★½ out of 5 -- Rated: PG-13 -- Run time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (Available now on Amazon Prime Video streaming)There’s always a bit of nervous apprehension when actors try to revisit a favorite old character. There’s even a nod to two stars from the Murphy movie, “Trading Places” that involves SNL’s Colin Jost. Eddie Murphy and Kiki Layne (Courtesy Amazon Prime Video)There’s Kiki Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) as Akeem’s oldest daughter who clearly possesses major leadership capabilities. Shari Headley, Arsenio Hall, and Eddie Murphy (Courtesy Amazon Prime Video)“Coming 2 America” is a welcome comedy in a movie season filled with a lot of heavy subject matter. Murphy and company have great timing: It’s been a tough year and this film is just the ticket.
Review: Clooney launches satisfying return to space with ‘The Midnight Sky’
Actor/Director George Clooney with actors David Oyelowo and Tiffany Boone on the set of The Midnight Sky (Courtesy of Netflix)A never-fully explained disaster has struck the earth, making it uninhabitable to nearly everyone. He gets a major surprise when he discovers a young girl is also sharing the vacated base. She’s played by Irish actress Caoilinn Springall, who was only 6 years old when the movie was made. Felicity Jones as “Sully" in The Midnight Sky. “The Midnight Sky” does a wonderful job of balancing slower-paced drama with some high-thrills.