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Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to help young students

May 27th, 2013 10:39am EDT
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Actor/moviemaker Tyler Perry surprised students in Ohio last week (ends26May13) by showing up unannounced at a school concert and making a big donation to a scholarship fund.

The Alex Cross star was a surprise guest at a music event put on by pupils at the Finland Middle School in Columbus, Ohio on Friday (24May13) and he thrilled organisers by handing over a $100,000 (£64,516) donation.

The money will go to a foundation set up by teacher Mary Mulvany to fund college scholarships for students from the region's schools, and Perry revealed he wanted to back the cause after seeing the organi...

Blu-ray Review: 'Alex Cross'

February 8th, 2013 12:00pm EST
Alex Cross
Can Tyler Perry fill the shoes so amply filled by the great Morgan Freeman?  We’re gonna find out as we check out the new to Blu-ray film "Alex Cross," out now from Summit Home Entertainment.  The review of the hunt lies below!


   Title: "Alex Cross"

   Grade: 2

   Cast: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns

   Director: Rob Cohen

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 101 minutes

   Release Company: Summit Home Entertainment



The Flick: I heard some seriously unflattering things about this title before watching it.  (Plus the fact that Pete “Quote...

The Worst Movies Of 2012

December 17th, 2012 3:07pm EST
The Oogieloves
Not every film can win an Oscar, but these flicks could be winning "awards" for their complete lack of entertainment. These are the Worst Movies of 2012:

Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure: "Hey, kids love those interactive TV shows like Dora the Explorer, right? Let's make a movie like that - we'll be millionaires!" That's what the producers behind Oogieloves were thinking - except that they failed to realize their franchise had no name power, let alone anything near Dora's, and that most kids would be uncomfortable answering questions or dancing along to a film in a dark theater ful...

Tyler Perry Begs Fans To See 'Alex Cross' After Bad Reviews

October 19th, 2012 2:18pm EDT
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry has issued a groveling public appeal to his fans to see his new movie Alex Cross after the film was hit with a slew of bad reviews.

The actor/director is best known for his onscreen drag creation Mabel 'Madea' Simmons, but he has swapped comedy for drama in the dark new thriller, based on the character of James Patterson's best-selling crime novels.

Cross has previously been played by acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman, in thrillers such as Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider, and movie critics have been drawing unfavorable comparisons with Perry's new incarnation of the belov...

Weekend Movie Preview: 'Alex Cross,' 'Paranormal Activity 4,' & 'The Sessions'

October 19th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Alex Cross Poster
Sorry I was MIA last week folks. I had screenings of “Argo,” “Seven Psychopaths,” and “Flight” three nights in a row. The screening of “Flight” was particularly exciting because I got to meet director Robert Zemeckis beforehand. It was an honor to shake hands with the man responsible for “Back to the Future,” one of my top five all-time favorite films. In case you missed my review of “Argo,” check it out. Reviews of “Seven Psychopaths” and “Flight” should be coming soon as well.

Coming to theaters this week, we have the crime thriller “Alex Cross” starring Tyler Perry; the fourth “Parano...

Matthew Fox Lost 40 Pounds To Achieve Scarily Ripped Body In 'Alex Cross'

September 20th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Alex Cross
The film "Alex Cross" follows a young homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry) as he meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The movie is adapted from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, and Fox trained vigorously to to achieve the scarily ripped body of his bad guy character Michael "The Butcher" Sullivan.

The actor looks like a mean and lean thug with a shaven head, tattoos and veiny muscles covering his body.

The former "Lost" star adopted a whole new diet to lose a staggering 40 pounds. He also worked out rigorously with celebrity trainer Simon Waters...

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