So recently Tyler Perry spoke about his disappointment in the Alien prequel Prometheus.
“I love Sci Fi, I love the Alien movies and the Alien franchise. I was very disappointed with Prometheus, but I love that whole franchise. Those are my favorite movies. I’m actually working on a sci-fi movie right now.”
After which the Twitter universe went crazy in bashing Tyler and his thoughts. Even Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof joined in on the fun by stating “I, for one CANNOT wait to see “Tyler Perry’s Better Than Prometheus.” Then Lindelof tweeted “EXCLUSIVE SET PHOTO From “Tyler Perry’s Madea Killed Space Jesus”
Wow!!! Poor Space Madea!! But I do wonder, what sci-fi movie is Tyler working on?
One thing is for certain, Tyler Perry has some hustle to him. No matter what you may think about his material. The latest power move (rumor) is that the media mogul plans on following in Oprah’s footsteps and starting a cable network. Perry is supposedly working with Lionsgate to form the channel.
Details are still sketchy, but the new network will initially house reruns of Tyler’s sitcoms and movies, plus third-party content “that meshes with Mr. Perry’s Christianity-tinged brand.
We wonder will Tyler hit the ground running with new programming or will it be the best of House of Payne x Meet The Browns?
I have been hard on Mr. Tyler Perry for a while now. In fact I still refuse to see anything with a Madea in it. Movies, plays, trailers, whathaveyou. But that is because of my own problems and the law I have that no man should be caught in a dress period!!! I haven’t seen Big Momma either so don’t feel bad Tyler. But does he have a point about all the criticism he receives?
Tyler Perry had this to say about one of his harshest public critics; Spike Lee.
I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! 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. I am sick of him. He talked about Whoopi, he talked about Oprah, he talked about me, he talked about Clint Eastwood. Spike needs to shut the hell up!
I don’t even understand it. There [are] so many people who walk around, and this is where the whole Spike Lee [issue] comes from — the negativity, ‘This is Stepin Fetchit,’ ‘This is coonery,’ ‘This is buffoonery’ — and they try to get people to get on this bandwagon with them, to get this mob mentality to come against what I’m doing. Continue reading →
Idris lets us know how he really feels about some of the images that Tyler Perry and Martin Lawrence shows on film. “Can I be candid? I don’t like all of Tyler Perry’s films. Yes, I did work with Tyler for ‘Daddy’s Little Girls‘ because it portrayed a positive image of a black father. I am happy for Tyler’s success…we need Tyler Perry … by going to support his movies, we need to show economic strength. But we are also responsible for elevating film. I’m not with buffoonish characters like Madea or Big Momma.”
And while we are on the subject; why doe sit seem like the media is so hard on Tyler and his Madea movies, while remaining quiet on Martin Lawrence’s Big Momma character? Do you see anything wrong with the portrayal of these characters?
I think that Tyler Perry claps his hands when it is dress up like a woman day!!! I just know he loves it. Anyway, this poster is promoting his upcoming movie Madea’s Big Happy Family, coming out April 22.
For Janet Jackson, after many years of being in the spotlight for her music career, the Gary, Indiana native is putting her first passion and first love back in the forefront, acting.
Having already done ‘Why Did I Get Married?‘ and its sequel, ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?,’ Jackson is back on the screen again with ‘For Colored Girls,’ her third collaboration with writer-director-producer Tyler Perry.
An adaptation of Ntozake Shange‘s legendary play, Jackson plays Jo, the head at a major fashion magazine company and married to stockbroker Carl (played by Omari Hardwick).
The film weaves together the stories of nine different women – Joanna, Tangie, Crystal, Gilda, Kelly, Juanita, Yasmine, Nyla and Alice – as they move into and out of one another’s existences; some are well known to one another, others are as yet strangers. Crises, heartbreaks and crimes will ultimately bring these nine women fully into the same orbit where they will find commonality and understanding. Each will speak her truth as never before. And each will know that she is complete as a human being, glorious and divine in all her colors.
Not sure if there ever was a cover with this many beautiful women on it before!!! The cast of “For Colored Girls” has not one but two covers. So She-Moguls, there is even a little something for you too.
Ever since the promo pics dropped, I have been a lil geeked for this movie. However after watching this trailer I am not so sure. I could be wrong, but this movie seems like everyone is sad or upset about something. Don’t know about you all, but I am tired of these types of stories/films/media reports. Can we get some happiness? Now like I said I may be wrong, but from the looks of this trailer….
I’m not in the know about this movie, partly because I am not the biggest Tyler Perry fan. But with promo pics like this, I am just a Google click away from being put on. For Colored Girls comes out Nov. 5th. Just in time for your early holiday rush.
I will admit I am not the biggest Tyler Perry fan, but I did enjoy Why Did I Get Married? So needless to say I will be checking for the sequel. Looks like there is a lot of drama packed into this one. The movie drops April 2, 2010 and I am sure it will be a number one flick.
I know some of you Moguls are divided on this issue. We here at UML have different opinions as well. But it is what it is. Does some of the work that Tyler Perry does show African-Americans in a degrading fashion? Let us know your opinions.