Powell, as a refresher, is the four-star general who, as Bush’s Secretary of State, used the intel that Saddam Hussein was manufacturing weapons of mass destruction to convince the president to invade Iraq in 2003.
In what we have been assured is not a particularly lively game of Mad Libs, Tyler Perry’s production company 34th Street Films has moved to remake the Korean body-switching comedy Miss Granny for English-language audiences. This explosion at the Unlikely Nouns Factory comes to us today courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter, who have noted that the popular movie will also soon receive a Spanish-language treatment as well. (All this is in addition to the Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Indonesian, and Japanese versions that already exist, officially rendering Miss Granny the most widely remade film of all time.)
There are a handful immutable truths in this life: death, taxes, and the perennial profitability of a Madea film. Over the course of ten plays, nine live-action films and one animated feature, creator Tyler Perry has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that he can make a buck just by slapping on a wig and muumuu and referring to the people in his immediate vicinity as "fools." It's almost as if Perry's fully conquered the world of entertainment, and like Alexander weeping before the totality of his own empire, he now wonders what new challenge might test his powers. Perhaps he's been left to compete with himself, concocting an idea so ill-advised that wringing a payday out of it anyway will be the one true measure of his abilities as a storyteller and visual stylist.
If nothing else, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows certainly looks wacky. The newest trailer doesn’t offer much in the way of “new,” but it is a solid reminder that Tyler Perry and Laura Linney are actually in this movie, and that is a thing we will never forget. On the more serious side of things (as if), Arrow’s Stephen Amell makes for a pretty cool Casey Jones. So there’s that.
In case you forgot because 80 percent of the real estate in your brain has been occupied by Star Wars, there's a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel on the way. Arrow star Stephen Amell plays hockey hero Casey Jones in the upcoming film, and the actor has revealed the first footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows — and oh yeah, that's the title.
Give Tyler Perry this much: The man is unpredictable. After carving out his own extremely lucrative and popular place in the world of indie film writing and directing a series of melodramas and comedies, he’s spent more and more time in the last couple years building up his acting resume in Hollywood. He starred as the title character in the cop thriller Alex Cross, and gave a really great supporting performance as a sleazy lawyer in David Fincher’s Gone Girl. So how do you follow up that one-two punch of crime and graft? Obviously by playing a mad scientist who turns into a giant fly in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we pick up where we left off last week and continue to discuss why 10 Best Picture nominees isn't working and we discuss the Oscar potential of 'Gone Girl' (which premiered last Friday at the New York Film Festival)
"Tyler is a well-known remote control enthusiast." Did you know that about Tyler Perry? You didn't? Well, Jimmy Fallon sure did, but that didn't stop the 'Tonight Show' host from attempting -- again! -- to best the Hollywood multi-hyphenate in yet another remote-controlled challenge.