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My Favorite Movie: Thandie Newton

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"Boys can put everything into lists. Women are less committed to that kind of thing! Can I have three? 'The Piano Teacher' literally hits the G-spot of a woman, 'Walkabout' is an incredible movie that has a key lesson about the inability to understand each other, and I was haunted by 'The New World' by Terrence Malick for weeks."

Thandie Newton plays a down-on-her-luck janitor who is reluctant to accept help or affection from the successful CEO played by Tyler Perry in "Good Deeds," which opens in theaters everywhere on February 24.

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Q&A: Thandie Newton on Getting Real With Tyler Perry in 'Good Deeds'

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Award-winning English actress Thandie Newton seems just as comfortable in an action picture as she does in a drama. After being drained by Brad Pitt's vampire in "Interview With a Vampire," Newton went on to win accolades for her performances in "Beloved," "Mission: Impossible II," "The Truth About Charlie" and "Crash." More recently, Newton portrayed Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's "W." and earned praise for her role in Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls."

We caught up with Newton in Los Angeles as she was promoting her second movie with Perry, "Good Deeds," which opens in theaters on February 24. Newton plays a janitor struggling to care for herself and her young daughter when a friendship with a successful businessman (Perry) changes the course of her life. The well-spoken actress was eager to talk about the deeper meaning behind the inspirational film. Get More »

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Tyler Perry's 'Good Deeds' Trailer Is its Own Reward

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They say that no good deed goes unpunished, but they clearly have never met Tyler Perry -- and his "Good Deeds" are about to reward you with a brand new trailer.

So much for conventional wisdom.

Of course, conventional wisdom has never really been of much concern to Tyler Perry. After all, the creator and star of the "Madea" films has turned himself into a multi-media juggernaut despite basically no support from mainstream Hollywood. This time around, though, he's ditching the drag and the laugh track for a more serious, heartfelt look at life, starring as a businessman whose life is upended when he meets a struggling single mom (Thandie Newton). Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies

Tyler Perry Spreads the Southern Hospitality in 'Good Deeds' Trailer

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Tyler Perry has achieved the perfect "awwwww"-inducing trifecta in the trailer for his new movie, "Good Deeds": Nerd who learns to cut loose, down on her luck single mom and adorable child with strategically missing tooth.

In the movie, Perry stars as Wesley Deeds III, an Ivy League educated businessman who has always conformed to what society has demanded of him. In his case, society seems to have demanded a lot of suits slightly rumpled by long hours at the office, driving nice cars, and having sensible breakfasts prepared for him by his lovely wife, played by Gabrielle Union. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies

Thandie Newton's 'Good Deeds' Go Unpunished

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You know the old axiom that no good deed goes unpunished? Well, turns out that in Hollywood, at least, some good deeds actually get rewarded.

Just ask Thandie Newton.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Newton is about to get her just reward for appearing in Tyler Perry's adaptation of "For Colored Girls" last year: a co-starring role opposite Perry in his upcoming new romantic drama "Good Deeds." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Tyler Perry Does More 'Good Deeds'

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Tyler Perry does it all. And the writer/ director/ producer/ actor is about to do it all again for his new film "Good Deeds."

The romantic drama centers around Glen Deeds, a successful entrepreneur who's about to get married when he suddenly finds himself more interested in a down-on-her-luck single mother than his uptown fiancée.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Perry, who penned the script, will also direct and star as Glen.

With shooting slated to start at the end of April in Atlanta, there's still no word yet on what lucky lady will capture Perry's heart. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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