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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Flight' and More

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This week: Denzel Washington plays an alcoholic airline pilot who makes a remarkable emergency landing in the high-altitude drama "Flight," directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Also new this week is Tyler Perry in "Alex Cross," the romantic comedy "Celeste and Jesse Forever" with Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones and the Blu-ray debut of "Cabaret" starring the inimitable Liza Minnelli. Get More »

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Are You Ready For Jamie Foxx's Tyler Perry's Madea's 'Alex Cross?'


When Tyler Perry made the decision to branch out from his wildly popular series of "Madea" comedies and try his hand at serious action with this fall's thriller "Alex Cross," it was a bold move. Unfortunately, though, it didn't really pay off at the box office. So where does Perry go from here?

Well, how about "Tyler Perry's Alex Cross 2 — Madea: Special Ops?" Get More »

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The Inevitable 'Madea' and 'Alex Cross'-Over Arises

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Tyler Perry's first turn starring in a movie that was not his own (and for which he needed no fake boobs, white wig or tattered nightgown) didn't exactly pan out as he might have hoped. "Alex Cross" turned out to be both a box office and critical mess, and the likelihood of that "Double Cross" sequel ever happening grows slimmer and slimmer with every scathing review.

Bummer for him, sure, but the good news for us is that it provided ample fodder for a "Madea" mash-up like no other. Get More »

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'Paranormal Activity 4' Tops Box Office


As expected, "Paranormal Activity 4" dominated the box office this weekend, pulling in a somewhat soft $30.2 million according to to win the top spot. That's significantly less than "Paranormal Activity 3" ($52.6 million) and "Paranormal Activity 2" ($40.7 million) made in their theatrical debuts.

"Argo," meanwhile, rode stellar word of mouth to a second straight second place finish with $16.6 million, dropping only 15% from last week for one of the best holds in Hollywood history. Alas, the news wasn't so good for Tyler Perry's "Alex Cross," which opened in fifth place with a disappointing $11.8 million.

For a full run down of the weekend box office, including figures for returning hits "Hotel Transylvania" and "Taken 2," head to

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My Favorite Movie: Rachel Nichols

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"I don't want to freak you out, but 'Silence of the Lambs' is my favorite movie. 'When Harry Met Sally' is probably my other favorite movie. I think those two tie. My best friend Juliet and I have probably watched it together like thirty times. Every time we're at my house hanging out, even if we're just playing Scrabble, we probably have it on in the background.

"I know they're two very different movies, but I always loved Jodie Foster growing up because she had gone to Yale, she was very bright, she spoke French, all of that. Even before I thought I wanted to be an actor. I always had a thing for her. I was so impressed with her.

"And then that movie was the first that ever scared me in the psychological sense. Plus, I was just enchanted by Anthony Hopkins. I don't know, I just always thought that Jodie Foster was something pretty amazing."

Rachel Nichols stars in "Alex Cross" opposite Tyler Perry.

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GALLERY: Stars Gone Skinny for Movie Roles

Forget all the extensive makeup jobs in "Cloud Atlas" — the real way to make yourself unrecognizable is to lose a lot of weight. The only way we would know that was Matthew Fox in "Alex Cross" is by his name being in the credits ... and we might even require additional confirmation beyond that.

In honor of the "Lost" star shedding the pounds to play serial killer/sadist Picasso, we've compiled a gallery of other stars who have gone skinny (sometimes way skinny) for a part.

"Alex Cross" hits theaters Oct. 19.

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'Alex Cross' Already Set for 'Double Cross'

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Before "Alex Cross" arrives in theaters tomorrow, there's one thing we know for certain: Cross lives. In fact, we already know Tyler Perry survives to see a sequel.

Based on James Patterson's popular series, "Alex Cross" follows the battle between a Washington, D.C. psychologist/detective, played by Perry, and a sadistic killer (Matthew Fox).

According to Deadline, the sequel will follow Patterson's 13th book "Double Cross," which features the detective gearing up to face off with not one, but two killers. No word yet if Fox's baddie or director Rob Cohen will be around for a round two. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Madea's Serial Killer Reunion in 6 'Alex Cross' Clips

Tyler Perry in "Alex Cross" Summit

Media mogul (or is that Madea mogul?) Tyler Perry is leaving his hallelujers at home as he stars in his first major Hollywood blockbuster which he neither produced, wrote or directed: Rob Cohen's "Alex Cross."

Based on the series of books by James Patterson featuring the title police detective, previously portrayed by Morgan Freeman in "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider," this one finds Cross tackling a new serial killer named Michael "The Butcher" Sullivan (Matthew Fox). When this Butcher kills someone close to him, Cross will use all his cunning to bring this maniac to justice, even if it means he himself must go off the deep end. Get More »

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Next Factor Q&A: 'Butter' Star Yara Shahidi

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Jennifer Garner might have met her match. Her name is Yara Shahidi ... and she's 12 years old.

In the new movie "Butter," Shahidi plays the adoptive daughter of Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry. She also happens to be an aspiring butter carving champion. Hey, you gotta have a dream. Garner, in all her glory, is the woman to beat. May the best butter-carving lady win.

Though Shahidi has already has an impressive resume, which includes "Imagine That" with Eddie Murphy, a guest spot on "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Salt" opposite Angelina Jolie, "Butter" really lets her show her comedy chops in a fresh way. We sat down with the young star to talk about the fascinating world of butter carving, what it's like working with her brother and why she doesn't think she has it all figured out just yet. Get More »

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Tyler Perry Trades Fake Boobs for Real Guns in 'Alex Cross' Trailer


Following in the footsteps of a legend like Morgan Freeman is no easy task, so when the powers that be decided to make a new film featuring hard boiled police detective Alex Cross, whom Freeman portrayed in the films "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider," they has their work cut out for them. After all, who in Hollywood has the chutzpah, the brie and the magnetic screen presence to pull off such a feat?

Madea, that's who. And we've got the new trailer for "Alex Cross" to prove it. Get More »

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