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Eddie Murphy is back in ‘Coming 2 America’, riding a wave of nostalgia



“Coming 2 America” was obviously designed to be crowd-pleasing back when groups were conceivable, and as such it’s among the few movies redirected from theaters to streaming that have really lost something as a result of it. All things considered, it’s still a decent deal of fun, reassembling old appearances from the 1988 unique while adding a lot of new ones.

The first movie came at the stature of Eddie Murphy’s ascent to film industry fame, after a series of hits during the 1980s. The new film follows an awakening rebound with “Dolemite is My Name” and his triumphant Emmy-winning return to “Saturday Night Live,” with more nostalgia – including plans for another “Beverly Hills Cop” sequel – on the way.

At its core, “Coming to America” introduced a simple and sweet fairy tale, about a spoiled sovereign making a trip to Queens looking for genuine romance. However the film invested quite a bit of its energy basically filling in as a goofy exhibit for Murphy and Arsenio Hall, investing plentiful time in the cosmetics seat for their hair salon characters and that’s just the beginning.

Directed by “Dolemite’s” Craig Brewer, “Coming 2” repeats the entirety of that, with a pleasantly cast next-generation element that basically replays the plot from an alternate point. As a little something extra, the story (credited to a threesome of essayists) accompanies a women’s activist snare, and an exercise, similar to the first film, about putting aside outdated traditions.

Thirty-ish years after the fact, Murphy’s Prince Akeem is still cheerfully wedded to Lisa (Shari Headley) with three talented daughters, the oldest of whom (“If Beale Street Could Talk’s” KiKi Layne) would apparently make an ideal queen.

However the law requests a male heir, and confronted with a threat from the leader of a neighboring land, General Izzi (Wesley Snipes, rejoining after “Dolemite” and making advantage of his comedic turn), Akeem is enchanted to find he startlingly has one, who he to some degree unrealistically fathered during his time in New York.

Lavelle (comic Jermaine Fowler) and his mother (Leslie Jones) are astonished to find those birthplaces, yet alongside his uncle (Tracy Morgan, adding to what’s as of now a lovely profound “SNL” connection) they fly off to the anecdotal African realm of Zamunda, where Lavelle should wed Izzi’s little girl and secure the harmony. However he runs into his own entanglements in regards to masterminded relationships, which isn’t helped by the appearing foul play of bypassing Akeem’s different kids.

In the event that that sounds somewhat occupied, a lot of it is truly a pardon to turn Murphy and Hall free again on their old shtick, expanded by an excessive number of appearances to specify, up to and including the end credits. Luckily, the film is sprinkled for certain exceptionally entertaining lines, as Lavelle disclosing to Hall’s Semmi that he dresses “like a slave from the future,” and in very meta style knocking American motion pictures for depending on continuations that no one requested to see.

It’s frankly hard to tell how well the film would have fared in the cinema world, however it makes one miss the dramatic experience, if possibly to partake in the response when somebody like James Earl Jones shows up on screen.

In that regard, this nostalgic, somewhat engaging film has a fairly opportune inclination, regardless of whether its conveyance through Amazon – like most issues confronting Zamunda’s illustrious family – sums to a high-class problem.

“Coming 2 America” premieres March 5 on Amazon. It’s rated PG-13.


How the Metaphysical World Influenced the Art of Nisha Kapoor



Many things in this world can be a source of inspiration. It can be nature, the people we meet along the way, or even our experiences in life. However, there are other places where we can look for inspiration and it can provide numerous rich ideas because it transcends the physical. 

Artist Nisha Kapoor is all too familiar with the metaphysical world as a source of inspiration. Her art is heavily influenced by the vivid, otherworldly visions that she gets, resulting in colorful, captivating pieces that are a feast for the eyes. 

Her work is regarded as very unique and “never seen before” by famous art collectors and critiques.

The Experiences That Shaped Her Art

For more than a decade, Nisha has been having a lot of metaphysical experiences where she falls into a state of trance and gets lucid dreams. She has also experienced levitating and being transported into a 5D world. 

“Very specifically about 1.5 years ago, I clearly remember the day. I was immersed in a spa in a parlor and fell off in a state of a deep sleep, where I started having lucid 5D dreams again, with very beautiful, out-of-the-world visions and images,” she shared. 

It was unlike her prior experiences because this event was so compelling that she felt the need to draw what she saw the moment she came home. 

“My body physically could not resist drawing. And that is how I started drawing –just 2 years ago. I was always in a corporate job and started painting alongside after this incident,” Nisha explained. 

She also found a resemblance in Van Gogh’s quote “I dream my painting and paint my dream,” which has been her approach to translating her vivid visions onto the canvas. 

Through her paintings, Nisha has gained unprecedented international recognition in a very short period since she began. 

Creativity As Her Core 

Ever since she was a child, Nisha has always displayed her creativity through various mediums. She was an ace dancer, writer, creative marketer among other things. 

“Creativity has always been my core from the start and my spiritual journey has given me a fast track to express it,” Nisha said. 

She describes her otherworldly experiences as spiritual because it has touched her greatly and became a driving force for her to do art in all forms available to her. 

However, Nisha admits that she had never considered herself a painter, rather, the art of painting chose her. 
Check out Nisha’s work through her Instagram account (@errtistic).

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Joseph Siravo, Sopranos and Jersey Boys star, dies at 66



Joseph Siravo, most popular for his roles in “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Boys,” died on Sunday, They has affirmed. He was 66.

The effervescent performer, who passed his knowledge to others as an acting coach, died following a “courageous” bout with colon cancer, his family relayed to the New York Post on Monday.

Siravo portrayed Tony Soprano’s father in frequent flashbacks to the mob boss’ childhood in the 1960s during his experience on the HBO series, which was broadly viewed as one of the best TV shows of its era, regardless of genre.

A strategy entertainer of sorts, Siravo’s other TV roles include “For Life,” “Law & Order,” “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” and “The Blacklist.” He additionally showed up on Broadway creations like “The Light in the Piazza” for which Siravo collaborated with Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher twice. Most recently, Siravo also performed in “Oslo.”

Siravo’s off-Broadway credits are a showcase of his performance range and include “Mad Forest” and “Up Against the Wind” (both at New York Theatre Workshop) and “Dark Rapture” and “Gemini” (both at Second Stage).

The son of Theresa and Mario Siravo additionally notched in excess of 2,000 exhibitions as hoodlum Gyp DeCarlo in the flagship U.S. tour of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” which started in 2006.

His family told to The Post that Siravo “had a lifelong love of and passion for Shakespeare” and “received rave reviews for his portrayal of ‘Claudius’ in the Long Wharf Theater’s 2004 production of ‘Hamlet.’”

Also, “in addition to his work at NYU, he was also a coach, mentor and teacher of the Shakespeare canon,” his family added.

A significant number of Siravo’s fellow “Sopranos” costars took to social media to mourn his death and to celebrate the actor.

“Oh no! He was so great!” tweeted Stevie Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante on the iconic series. “Deepest love and condolences to his family. Big loss.”

Entertainer Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher in the arrangement, repeated his co-star’s sentiment in a emotional Instagram post.

“Joe was an excellent actor and a wonderful guy and he will be missed dearly,” Imperioli wrote. “His performance [as] Johnny Boy Soprano was spot on and he also made a perfect John Gotti in Nick Sandow’s ‘The Wannabe.’ In my opinion, he was the best of all the actors who’ve played the Teflon Don.”

Added actor and stuntperson Garry Pastore: “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”

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Canadian actress Carrie-Anne Moss was offered a grandmother role the day after her 40th birthday



Its no secret that ageism is an issue in Hollywood, and The Matrix’s Carrie-Anne Moss recently shared how it affected her as an actress over 40.

During a conversation with writer and filmmaker Justine Bateman, Moss revealed that she was offered a grandmother role “the day after my 40th birthday,” as per The Hollywood Reporter.

“I had heard that at 40 everything changed. I didn’t believe in that because I don’t believe in just jumping on a thought system that I don’t really align with,” she said. “But literally the day after my 40th birthday, I was reading a script that had come to me and I was talking to my manager about it. She was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, it’s not that role [you’re reading for], it’s the grandmother.’ I may be exaggerating a bit, but it happened overnight. I went from being a girl to the mother to beyond the mother.”

Moss, presently 53, said it was “brutal” swallowing that reality, particularly as older male actors don’t face the same hurdles.

“You don’t feel like you’ve aged much and suddenly you’re seeing yourself on screen,” she said. “I would look at these French and European actresses and they just had something about them that felt so confident in their own skin. I couldn’t wait to be that. I strive for that. It’s not easy being in this business. There’s a lot of external pressure.”

The praised entertainer, who likewise showed up in Jessica Jones, will reprising her role as Trinity in The Matrix 4, moderated a conversation on behalf of New York’s 92nd Street Y about Bateman’s new book. Face: One Square Foot of Skin investigates society’s reaction to ladies as they age and is a development to Bateman’s 2018 book Fame: The Hijacking of Reality.

During the visit, Bateman said she felt it was “psychotic” that conversations about maturing transform into conversations about “cutting up our faces.”

“It’s become normalized,” she said about cosmetic surgery. “Time out, time out! This is not a fact. This is an idea that we can either pull in and make a belief or not. I’m like, f–k that.”

In the face of criticism about her looks, Bateman, 55, said she’s not going to bend her philosophy. All things being equal, she decides to look inward and heal her own insecurities instead of reacting to hate.

“It does nothing to make me happier or free. It does everything to tamp all that down. It does everything to mute my life. I’m going to do the opposite, then I’ll have the opposite result,” Bateman said.

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