Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Weekend Box Office: 'Rio' Defeats 'Madea' Before The Summer Onslaught Begins

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • April 24, 2011 4:56 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Hollywood doesn’t really recognize the seasons as clearly as you. Which is why even though you’re in school, summer begins in May, and even though you still have a full month of spring, that period usually closes in Hollywood around this time every year. In 2011, “summer” is beginning even earlier with next week’s release of “Fast Five,” sure to be the year’s biggest opener, which means that “Rio” effectively gets its licks in before the hot season begins, scoring a second straight weekend at #1 with a $26 million take.

Tyler Perry Starts Fight With Real Filmmaker, Says Spike Lee Should 'Go Straight To Hell'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • April 20, 2011 2:10 AM
  • |
  • 42 Comments
"Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘This is a coon; this is a buffoon.' I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: ‘You vote by what you see,' as if black people don't know what they want to see."

Tyler Perry To Do Some 'Good Deeds'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 4, 2011 11:06 AM
  • |
  • 9 Comments
Yeah, we know. Tyler Perry doesn't usually fall under our radar of coverage, but as one of the most successful actor/writer/producer/director threats in Hollywood, he can't be ignored. Say what you will about the quality of his films, but he's speaking directly to a segment of the moviegoing public that Hollywood routinely ignores and he's making mad bank doing it. It's not exactly shocking that Lionsgate has re-upped their first-look deal with Perry for another two years; he delivers big box office on relatively small budgets and his Madea series is a bonafide franchise.

Matthew Fox & Ed Burns Join Tyler Perry In 'I, Alex Cross'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 17, 2011 6:21 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
You may have forgotten, but Tyler Perry is making strides outside of films that he writes and directs and just a couple of months ago, he stepped in the lead role in "I, Alex Cross" taking over for Idris Elba (and thus, killing our interest in the movie). Anyway, casting is gearing up and two names have joined the film.

Stringer Bell Out, Madea In For 'Cross'; Rob Cohen Will Take Over Directing Duties From David Twohy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 1, 2011 3:17 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Tyler Perry Is Also The Real Black SwanDr. Alex Cross, the character created by James Patterson in his best-selling books, is no stranger to the big screen. In 1997 and 2001, Morgan Freeman played the role of the crime busting psychologist in "Kiss The Girls" and "Along Came A Spider" and now the franchise (of sorts) is getting a reboot and moving in some interesting directions.

Email Updates

Recent Comments