Monday, November 30, 2009

New Tyler Perry play 'Madea's Big Happy Family' to tour in 2010

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM

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Tyler Perry just announced on Facebook that he's donning his best gray wig, nylon stockings and lipstick to hit the road with a new stage play featuring  his iconic alter ego, Madea early next year.  The show entitled Madea's Big Happy Family is the thirteenth stage play written and produced by Perry.

I wanted to tell you this before the tickets went on sale in most places….Madea is officially going on tour! That's right, a Madea play, live on tour! I have managed to carve out about a year to go on the road and see you all again.

I gotta tell you, I have missed you. There is nothing like a live performance and if you've never seen a Madea play, then you haven't seen Madea at all. It is an experience, just ask someone who's seen it…..SMILE

It's been 5 years since I've been on the road and the timing just happened to fall right into place. I needed to get away from Hollywood for a second…clear my head. There is no better way to do that than to come out and see your faces and be reminded of where this all started.

The show is called MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY. I'm going to come through as many cities as I can. I know I can't get to all of them but I'll try and get as close as I can. Get your tickets early! I want you to have the opportunity to get good seats first before the rest of the country hears about the advertising, ok?

I can't wait to see you! This play is going to be amazing!

The letter to fans also lists over thirty tour dates in the five-month tour which kicks off  January 5th in Denver, Colo. and ends May 9th in Detroit, Mich. Big Happy Family will appear in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theater April 13-15.

Tyler is currently busy producing two televisions shows, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns which air on TBS. Recently Perry and Oprah Winfrey have received notoriety for producing the critically acclaimed film Precious currently in theaters.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Moon: Twilight sequel rises above expectations

Posted By on Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 6:04 PM

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GENRE: Supernatural teenage drama

THE PITCH: To prevent a frenzy for Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) blood, the Cullens, including her soulmate Edward (Robert Pattinson), cut all ties and leave Forks, Wash. Devastated Bella eventually turns to longtime friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) to mend her broken heart, unintentionally stoking Jacob's fiery passion for her and uncovering his true nature. Unable to forget her first love, Bella sets off a reckless chain of events that ultimately sends her on a mission to save a lovelorn Edward.

MONEY SHOTS: Jacob’s lycanthropic nature is revealed when he morphs into his wolven form to protect Bella from an attack by friend and packmate Paul (Alex Meraz). A savage, snarly, teeth-gnarling fight ensues between the two werewolves.

BEST LINES: Almost anything from classmate Jessica (Anna Kendrick) when talking to dazed Bella during a girl’s night out. As Jessica compares zombies to lepers, she notes, “My cousin had leprosy, so it’s not funny.” Best friend Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene) declares, “I have never known anyone more prone to life-threatening idiocy” when she comes to check up on Bella after a tragic prophetic vision.

WORST LINE: “I guess the wolf is out of the bag,” says Paul as they sit down and explain their tribal secrets with Bella.

Read the full Hollywood Product review of The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Speakeasy with Jamie Campbell Bower and Edi Gathegi

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:17 AM

Actors Jamie Campbell Bower and Edi Gathegi entertain questions from twilighters at recent meet and greet at Mall of Georgia.
  • Actors Jamie Campbell Bower and Edi Gathegi entertain questions from twilighters at recent meet and greet at Mall of Georgia.

As the second chapter of the Twilight franchise: New Moon looms on the horizon, die hard fans (or “Twi-hards”) have been lining up across the country to catch a glimpse of the faces behind the stars as they embark on a cross-country mall promotional tour.

Last week, Edi Gathegi who portrays the foreboding, dread-headed vampire Laurent and Jamie Campbell Bower, whose character Caius is introduced in the latest film greeted fans and responded to questions in a Q&A session held at the Mall of Georgia. Gathegi and Bower sat down briefly to discuss the making of the latest feature film and their own fascination with the series. The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens Fri., Nov. 20.

Was it easier to get into character this time around since you’ve played Laurent before?

Gathegi: It was definitely easier but initially it was very difficult because he’s described as having a slightly French accent and French is the accent that is hardest for me. It’s sort of impossible to do a slight French accent when you can’t even do a regular accent, so I had to learn the accent and then scale it back which was a challenge. So for the second film most of the work had already been done, I just stepped in put myself in a new situation and just trusted Chris Weitz’s directing.

Continue reading Speakeasy with Jamie Campbell Bower and Edi Gathegi.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

'Twilight - New Moon' stars visit Mall of Georgia

Posted By on Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 3:08 AM

On Thursday evening hundreds of screaming Twilight fans flocked to the Mall of Georgia to meet actors Edi Gathegi and Jamie Campbell Bower from the upcoming film The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Over 500 fans - known as "Twilighters" waited in line at Hot Topix inside the mall for a chance to get New Moon mini posters signed by movie vampires Laurent (Gathegi) and Caius (Bower).

After the autograph session, Gathegi and Bower met an ever growing crowd in the mall's Village courtyard for a hour-long Q & A session. Most questions were collected earlier from waiting fans but later in the session a microphone was passed for the attendees to ask the actors directly.

It was clear what was on the mind of the screaming Twi-hard adolescent girls who made up the majority of the crowd. Most of the questions mulled within the range of "Would You Marry Me" to "What was it like to work with Robert Pattinson."  Of course you can't have a Twilight conversation without asking the most important question for any true Twilight fan: "Team Edward or Team Jacob." Both Gathegi and Bower declared an affinity towards Team Edward ... OME!

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens Fri., Nov. 20 in area theaters.

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Dave & Busters opens new location at Discover Mills

Posted By on Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 1:41 AM

On Wednesday Dave & Buster's opened their third fun center in Atlanta. Located at Discover Mills, the new Sugarloaf location is the city's largest family entertainment arcade. D&B Sugarloaf is a 63,000 square foot facility designed as the ultimate play and sports viewing destination featuring over  200 games, a 16 lane bowling alley and 30 monitors to view eight events simultaneously.

To celebrate the occasion, members from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Atlanta Falcons' Defensive Tackle Jonathan Babineaux cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the center.

Babineaux who consequently had a phenomenal game against the Washington Redskins last weekend with 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks participated in a live interview radio session with 680 The Fan's Buck and Kincade and signed autographs for excited fans.

Dave & Buster's - Sugarloaf. Discover Mills Mall (former Jillian’s location), 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 441, Lawrenceville, GA. 678-847-5400. Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday:  11 a.m. – Midnight.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

First Look at Marvel Comic's 'Siege'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Why send sample pages of the latest story arc in the Marvel universe when you can send a trailer instead. Lately this has been the comic company's mantra to promote their signature book events.

Marvel Comics (MC) is pulling out all the stops to create buzz for the next big multi-pub series, The Siege. Here's how MC describes the upcoming series:

SIEGE is coming! It’s all been leading up to this universe shattering four issue limited series from the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel! Following the events of Dark Reign: The List, Norman Osborn sets his sights set on Asgard and nothing will stop him from completing his mission. But what does he want? How do Loki and Thor figure in? And just how does this relate to the inner strife between the Cabal? Marvel’s greatest heroes unite against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced, but even they have no idea what’s coming next. It’s time for the most jaw dropping comic book event of the decade begins in December with Siege: The Cabal and continues in January’s SIEGE #1!

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