Saturday, April 16, 2011

New In Theaters - April 22nd, 2011

Starring: Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, 
David Mann,Cassi Davis, Tamela Brown Mann, 
Lauren London, Isaiah Mustafa &Rodney Perry
Directed by Tyler Perry for distribution by Lionsgate

The Plot: After her niece (Devine) receives some scary news about her health, it becomes up to Madea (Perry) to gather her self-occupied family together to tackle it as a family, no matter how dysfunctional they are as a group.

The Final Word: Coming off the surprising flop “For Colored Girls,” Perry is probably relishing the chance to step back into the Madea role one more time. In fact, how’s this for a statistic? Every time Perry dons the Madea costume, his movie opens to at least a $20 million debut. In fact, his lowest ever opening for film in which he had a leading role is only $17 million. Whether you’re a fan of Perry’s or not, the simple fact remains he is a box office force.

Starring: Robert Pattison, Resse Witherspoon & Christoph Waltz
Directed by Francis Lawrence for distribution by 20th Century Fox

The Plot: Following the tragic death of his parents, a veterinary student (Pattinson) drops out of college to take up with the circus where he falls for the wife (Witherspoon) of the cruel ringmaster (Waltz).

The Final Word: The last time Robert Pattison stepped outside of his “Twilight” comfort zone, the results didn’t go in his favor. You can expect a much different result this time around as the teen heartthrob teams up with a pair of Academy Award winners for this adaptation of the popular book. FOX will have not only the “Twilight” fanbase interested, but also the appeal of the very likeable Witherspoon and the incredibly talented Waltz. The combination of these three should easily make this a popular film at the box office. Although can it outperform Tyler Perry’s latest installment in his ultra-successful Madea series?

Previewed next week: Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Fast Five, Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil & Prom