MADEA’S TOUGH LOVE Trailer: Meet Tyler Perry’s Animated Madea

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There’s no new Madea movie hitting theaters this year for the first time in three years, but you’re not completely off the hook.  Tyler Perry may have swapped his Madea getup for a super dapper suit to portray Tanner Bolt in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, but he’s still unleashing his inner Madea for a new animated film, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love.

I’ve completely lost patience for the film franchise and for Madea in general, but I’ve also got to admit, the new Madea’s Tough Love trailer actually makes me think that the character would have been better suited for animation all along.  That voice is as grating as ever and the jokes aren’t particularly amusing either, but it is easier to be a little more forgiving when viewing her antics in cartoon format.  Take a look at the trailer for yourself after the jump.  Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love hits Digital HD on January 13, 2015 and will also makes its way onto DVD and VOD on January 20, 2015.

Watch David Fincher and the Cast of GONE GIRL Talk Multiple Takes, Audience Reaction, and How Fincher Deals with Cell Phones on Set

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Gone Girl has finally been unleashed on general audiences, and after seeing it this weekend I count it as one of my favorite films of the year.  It’s bitingly funny, wickedly sharp satire, but above all it’s tremendously entertaining.  If you’re a fan of director David Fincher you’ve probably already read a number of interviews with the filmmaker about his Gillian Flynn adaptation by now, but a series of loose, uncensored video interviews with Fincher, Flynn, and the cast of Gone Girl has been released online via Cinemax and they’re a must-watch.  The conversation amongst the ensemble is really funny, with Rosamund Pike relating how Fincher reacted to catching her on her cell phone and the entire cast talking about how freeing it was to do many, many takes under Fincher’s direction.  There are also a couple more behind-the-scenes stories illuminated that illicit big laughs from all.

Hit the jump to watch the Gone Girl video interviews, and click here to read Matt’s review.  The film is now playing in theaters everywhere.

Listen to a Track from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ GONE GIRL Score; Plus 9 New Images

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October 3rd seems so close and yet so far away.  Gone Girl is hands down my most anticipated film of the rest of the year, not because of the story or source material, but because David Fincher is one of the few truly uncompromising filmmakers we have left.  When the film hits theaters, we’ll know that this is Fincher’s film through and through, and he seems to have a lot to say about relationships and our inherent narcissistic nature in the telling of this story.  Another reason to be excited about Gone Girl is the score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.  The duo’s work on The Social Network is one of the vital pieces that makes that movie a masterpiece, and while their Girl with the Dragon Tattoo score was a bit too similar-sounding to Social Network for my taste, I’m incredibly curious to see what they’ve come up with for Gone Girl.  And I’m in luck, because the very first Gone Girl soundtrack clip has been released online, and it teases a very different—yet still haunting—kind of score.  Is that a copy machine I hear?

Take a listen to the first Gone Girl soundtrack clip from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross after the jump, along with some new images from the film.  Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler PerryCarrie CoonKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick Harris, Gone Girl will premiere at the New York Film Festival and opens in theaters on October 3rd.

First TV Spot for David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Hurls Accusations at Ben Affleck

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20th Century Fox has released the first Gone Girl TV spot.  Directed by David Fincher, the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name stars Ben Affleck as a man who becomes the lead suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  This is one of my most-anticipated films of the year, and I hope the marketing stays on this level where they’re using Fincher’s moody vibe and sinister tone to sell the movie rather than giving away chunks of the plot.  I have the feeling this is going to be one mean movie, and I can’t wait to see it.

Hit the jump to check out the Gone Girl TV spot.  The film also stars Tyler PerryKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick HarrisGone Girl will premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival, and will open nationwide on October 3rd.

New GONE GIRL Trailer: Ben Affleck Is a Prime Suspect in David Fincher’s Latest Drama

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20th Century Fox has released a new full-length Gone Girl trailer. Directed by David Fincher, the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name stars Ben Affleck as a man who becomes the lead suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  After watching this trailer, this movie firmly remains one of my most anticipated of the year.  It’s unmistakably Fincher with cold, dim light permeating every scene (if there’s even much of a light source at all), and a remorselessness amongst all the characters.  There’s a bit more of the plot in this trailer as well, and while it doesn’t have the eerie attitude of the teaser trailer, it does a good job of conveying both the mystery and creepiness of the story.

Hit the jump to watch the new Gone Girl trailer, and click here fore the new teaser posters.  Tyler PerryKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick Harris also star.  Gone Girl opens October 3rd.

First Trailer for David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Starring Ben Affleck

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20th Century Fox has released the first Gone Girl trailer. Directed by David Fincher, the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name stars Ben Affleck as a man who becomes the lead suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  This trailer continues Fincher’s streak of brilliantly repurposing songs to introduce his films to audiences (“Creep” for The Social Network and “Immigrant Song” for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as a rendition of Elvis Costello‘s “She” plays over a series of scenes from the dark drama that tell viewers everything may not be exactly as clear-cut as it seems.  I enjoyed Flynn’s novel and I’m incredibly eager to see how Fincher chronicles the twisted relationship between Affleck’s Nick and Pike’s Amy, and this debut trailer is an excellent mood-setter for the pic.  October cannot come fast enough.

Hit the jump to watch the Gone Girl trailer.  Tyler PerryKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick Harris also star.  Gone Girl opens October 3rd.

Terry Crews Talks Old Spice, Tyler Perry’s SINGLE MOM’S CLUB, LUKE CAGE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE EXPENDABLES 3, and More

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I’ve been a fan of Terry Crews for a long time, so it’s been great watching his career explode over the past few years with excellent work on TV (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Arrested Development) and in the movies (Expendables) .   With Crews playing a supporting role in Tyler Perry’s latest, The Single Mom’s Club, the other day I landed an exclusive video interview with the actor at the film’s Los Angeles press day.  During the interview, Crews talked about whether he really uses Old Spice, how he’s wanted to be in a Tyler Perry movie for a long time, the way Perry likes to work and how Crews always starts big and lets the director tell him to scale it down if needed, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables 3, his thoughts on playing Luke Cage in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Tyler Perry & Tika Sumpter Talk A MADEA CHRISTMAS, Being Part of a Holiday Movie, the Outtakes, the Way Perry Likes to Work, and David Fincher

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Writer-director Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas opens this weekend.  The story finds Madea (Perry) getting coaxed into helping a friend visit her daughter (Tika Sumpter) for Christmas.  Per the synopsis, “As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.”  A Madea Christmas also stars Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford, and Alicia Witt.  For more on the film, watch the trailer.

A few days ago, I landed a video interview with Perry and Sumpter in New York City.  They talked about what it means to be part of a holiday movie, the way Perry likes to work and direct on set, the end credit outtakes, and more.  Perry also talked about what it’s been like working for David Fincher on Gone Girl.  Hit the jump to watch.

New Trailer for TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS

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A new trailer for writer/director/star Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas has been released online.  The story finds the titular Madea accompanying her family on a visit to a relative in a rural community.  Culture clashes and “hilarity” ensues.  The trailer shows that the film pits Perry’s wise-cracking Madea opposite a backwards hillbilly-type played by—surprise, surprise—Larry the Cable Guy, so that’s a thing that’s happening.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter, and Alicia WittTyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas opens in theaters on December 13th.

David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Cast Features Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, and More [Updated]

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After rumors and reports of various actors circling roles in David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation Gone Girl, the director has set his cast.  It includes Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the lead roles of a story that centers on the disappearance of a man’s wife and the resulting investigation that follows.  The cast also includes Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, but not Neil Patrick Harris as was previously rumored.  [Update: Neil Patrick Harris has been confirmed as starring in Gone Girl.]  The Gillian Flynn novel adaptation is scheduled to shoot this fall.  Hit the jump for more.

Rosamund Pike Lands Female Lead in David Fincher’s GONE GIRL; Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry Eyed for Roles

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After a year and a half of waiting to hear what David Fincher’s next project after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo might be, the filmmaker is moving very quickly on his adaptation of the bestselling Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl.  Fincher committed to the film as his next project just a couple of weeks ago with Ben Affleck set as the male lead, and the search began to fill the pic’s integral female lead role.  While names like Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, and Emily Blunt were rumored, all three were subsequently ruled out due to scheduling and various other reasons.

Now Fincher has settled on which actress will take on the role, and it’s the lovely Rosamund Pike.  Hit the jump for more, including the possibility of Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry (?) joining the cast.

Friday Box Office: IRON MAN 3 Stays On Top; THE GREAT GATSBY Defies Expectations

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One week after Iron Man 3 scored the second-highest domestic debut of all-time, the Marvel sequel is still on top. The blockbuster passed the $200 million mark in the US on Thursday and now stands at an incredible $794 million total worldwide.  On its second Friday, Iron Man 3 earned an estimated $19.7 million – down 71% from last week. That was a bit steeper than the 63% drop The Avengers saw on its own second Friday, though not entirely unexpected.

What was unexpected was how close The Great Gatsby came to unseating Iron Man 3 on its first day in theatres. Baz Luhrmann’s lavish, 3D adaptation of the literary classic earned an estimated $19.4 million from 3,035 locations: including $3.25 million from Thursday pm & midnight previews. That puts Gatsby on track for a three-day debut of $52 million – nearly double what box office watchers forecast back when the film was moved from its original December 2012 release date. The good news for Gatsby was disaster for Peeples, the weekend’s second new release. The Tyler Perry-produced project earned an estimated $1.1 million from 2,031 locations towards an opening weekend projection of just $4 million.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Iron Man 3 $19,757,000 $232.1
2.  The Great Gatsby $19,400,000 $19.4
3.  Pain & Gain $1,320,000 $37.9
4.  Peeples $1,185,000 $1.18
5.  42 $1,110,000 $81.1

We’ll have complete details and the weekend top ten when you check back tomorrow.

2013 Razzie Nominations Announced; TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 Gets Nominated in Every Category

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As we await the 85th Academy Award nominations announcement on Thursday morning, we now have a look at the opposite end of the 2012 film spectrum.  The 33rd Golden Raspberry Award nominations have been announced, celebrating the very worst of what 2012′s movie slate had to offer.  Leading the pack is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 with 10 nominations, as the film landed a nomination in every single category.  The Twilight closer will go head-to-head with Battleship, A Thousand Words, That’s My Boy, and The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure for the Worst Picture title.

It’s easy to beat up on the Twilight franchise, and even though I wouldn’t go so far as to call Breaking Dawn – Part 2 a good movie, it’s in no way the worst movie of the year.  The sheer amount of beheadings alone in director Bill Condon’s climactic fight sequence is enough to make the movie worth watching.  Anyway, hit the jump to check out the full list of Razzie Awards nominations.

Ashley Greene Eyes SATANIC; Wendi McLendon-Covey to Star in Tyler Perry’s SINGLE MOM’S CLUB; Kristen Stewart Says SNOW WHITE 2 “A Strong Possibility”

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A few casting updates:

  • Ashley Greene is in talks to join Haley Bennett in Satanic (formerly known as Kristy), a horror movie about a group of college students who are attacked in their dormitory over Thanksgiving break.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey is the first of four female leads to be cast by Tyler Perry for his next movie, Single Mom’s Club.
  • Kristen Stewart suggests “there’s a strong possibility” she will return for Snow White and the Huntsman 2.

Details after the jump.

Weekend Box Office: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 In First with $30.2 Million for Lowest Opening Since Original; ALEX CROSS Looks Like a Miss for Tyler Perry

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Two movies opened on Friday but there was really only one game in town: Paranormal Activity 4. Since 2009, the low-cost horror franchise has ruled late October with its increasingly impressive openings. That tradition hit a speed bump this weekend with PA 4’s estimated $30.2 million debut from 3,412 locations. That falls short of PA 2 and 3 and is also off from the scaled-back projections that followed the film’s Friday opening.

Title Weekend Total
1. Paranormal Activity 4 $30,200,000 $30.2
2. Argo $16.625,000 $43.1
3. Hotel Transylvania $13,500,000 $119
4. Taken 2 $13,400,000 $105.9
5. Alex Cross $11,750,000 $11.7
6. Sinister $9,030,000 $31.9
7. Here Comes the Boom $8.500,000 $23.2
8. Pitch Perfect $7,000,000 $45.7
9. Frankenweenie $4,434,000 $23.3
10. Looper $4,200,000 $57.8

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