Screen Junkies » I Alex Cross http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Tyler Perry Leads ‘Forbes’ 10 Highest-Paid Entertainers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/tyler-perry-leads-the-list-of-forbes-10-highest-paid-entertainers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/tyler-perry-leads-the-list-of-forbes-10-highest-paid-entertainers/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:45:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228301 Who keeps giving Tyler Perry all this money? KNOCK IT OFF!

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The adage goes, “No one ever went broke underestimatin the American public.” Let this Forbes annual “Highest-Paid Men in Entertainment” list serve as testament to that fact.

The entrants on the top 10 this year are a sex-crazed golfer, a shock jock, a television therapist, Simon F*cking Cowell, a flamboyant singer that has never written a song, and Tyler Perry, a man who built his fortune pretending to be a fat black lady.

I can’t offer any more insight into the state of the entertainment industry and the country at large than this list does without commentary, so let’s just get through this thing and pretend it’s populated with a bunch of NPR personalities and theater actors to assuage our guilt.

10. Tiger Woods – $75 million

It must be nice to be so blessed with endorsements that you can spend the past two years not winning any golf tournaments, banging every hostess that Orland-area Outback Steakhouses can throw at you, and still find yourself with enough money that you’re one of the 10 highest-paid entertainers in the country. To be fair, Tiger Woods is far and away the most entertaining person on this list. He’s like 46,000 James Pattersons.

Also, he has Ambien sex, which I think is pretty neat.

9. Howard Stern – $76 million

The nice thing about being Howard Stern is that his standards of professionalism operate inversely to everyone else’s. If he wants to stick twin Asian midgets on a sybian for the world to see, he’ll enjoy a small ratings bump. If Dr. Phil does it life as we know it would cease to exist. Stern is tied up with Sirius/XM for a long time, so unless Son of the Beach becomes really, really popular in syndication soon, he’s going to be holding steady at $70 million bucks or so. Nothing to sneeze at.

8. Leonardo DiCaprio – $77 million

DiCaprio had a banner year last year thanks to his biggest non-Titanic films ever, Shutter Island and Inception. I had no idea that many people saw Shutter Island. Remarkably, he didn’t score a single producing credit in 2010, so all that money appears to have come from salary and endorsements, though it’s hard to imagine he didn’t get some participation in Inception.

He also is probably scoring some pretty sweet Growing Pains royalties from his role as Luke, the scrappy orphan. That’s probably the bulk of this sum.

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Casting Round-Up: ‘R.I.P.D.’, ‘Gangster Squad’, And ‘Alex Cross’ Score Some New Blood http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/casting-round-up-r-i-p-d-gangster-squad-stoker-score-some-new-blood/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/casting-round-up-r-i-p-d-gangster-squad-stoker-score-some-new-blood/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:55:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224068 A zombie movie, a Tyler Perry movie, and a movie about crime in 1940's Los Angeles. Oh, how I wish these were all one glorious film!

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Ryan Reynolds can kiss bachelorhood goodbye, as his R.I.P.D. character just found a new wife in Stephanie Szostak, who will also serve as a lead character. Though her character will be widowed, she will be able to sense Reynold’s presence, as he will be kicking criminal ass from beyond the grave. (THR)

Tyler Perry (shudder) will be answering to John C. McGinley in the latest adaptation of James Patterson’s Alex Cross in I, Alex Cross. McGinley’s character is described as “ambitious” and “vigorous.” “Vigorous,” eh? It’s not stipulated in the article, but one can safely assume that this character hates Zach Braff as well. (Variety)

And Gangster Squad’s Josh Brolin will be married to a hot redhead in Mireille Enos (The Killing). Mireille has garnered a bit of heat, having also signed on for World War Z recently. More than a wife in Gangster Squad, she will also work with Brolin in assembling his police squad as she fears for his life. Yay, terrified wife!

 

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Summit Nabs Tyler Perry Detective Film That Won’t Be The Next ‘Twilight’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/summit-nabs-tyler-perry-detective-film-that-wont-be-the-next-twilight/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/summit-nabs-tyler-perry-detective-film-that-wont-be-the-next-twilight/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 01:50:53 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203590 'I, Alex Cross' will star non-teen heartthrob Perry. In fact, an image of Madea is a good romantic mood killer for people of all ages.

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If Summit is looking to distribute the next Twilight, they probably won’t get it with I, Alex Cross. Though they’re both based on a series of books – the Alex Cross series is by James Patterson – Tyler Perry is hardly a teen heartthrob. In fact, an image of Madea is a good romantic mood killer for people of all ages.

In the film, directed by Rob Cohen (Stealth), Perry plays detective Cross, who disrupts a murderer’s plans. So the psycho killer, played by Matthew Fox (“Lost”), decides to send the detective a tersely-worded letter — actually, he kills the poor guy’s wife. Now Cross has to bring him to justice once more, with the help of his partner Tommy Kane (Ed Burns).

Summit CEO Rob Friedman managed to get the rights partly because he oversaw the last set of Alex Cross movies at Paramount, which starred Morgan Freeman and not a guy who dressed up like a fat woman dressing up like Snooki. (Deadline)

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Matthew Fox Will Start Killing People For Money http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-fox-will-start-killing-people-for-money/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-fox-will-start-killing-people-for-money/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:39:37 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202163 'Lost' vs. Madea

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You might now Matthew Fox from the popular TV show “Lost,” about the island or whatever. Now, he’s going to play a role that might provide an opportunity for him to knock one out of the park: An evil killer in the reboot of James Petterson’s Alex Cross series I, Alex Cross. Here’s a more involved description of the character:

“Fox plays Michael Sullivan, who kills both for money and thrills. He’s known as the Butcher of Sligo and shows why after Cross thwarts one of his killing attempts. Sullivan makes his retribution personal, by killing the  detective’s wife in gruesome fashion. Then it becomes a mano a mano battle between them.”

Yikes! Cross, by the way, is being played by Tyler Perry, who up to this point is best known for wearing a dress and claiming to not be afraid of no po-po. Even if this movie is terrible, it will probably still be sort of interesting. (via Deadline)

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