Before he became a movie mogul, Tyler Perry was homeless. Reflecting back on his life's struggles during a commencement speech at Tuskegee University last weekend, the producer described how serving others in need changed his life.
"I had just moved to Atlanta to try to launch this play, so I went to work. I managed to save $12,000 and I put the show up ... I thought 1,200 people would show up that weekend but only 30 showed up. My car payment, rent, everything was tied up in it so I ended up homeless with no money and nothing to my name," Perry said, according to AJC.com.
Perry, who received an honorary doctorate degree from the historic Alabama university, shared his story of perseverance with the graduates and their families to provide a glimpse into what his life was like back in 1991 when he became homeless as he worked to make his dream of launching a play come true. more >>
Harold Cronk, the director behind the commercially successful "God's Not Dead" film and its newly released sequel, has announced that his next faith-based film will be titled "God Bless the Broken Road," about a young mother who loses her husband in the war in Afghanistan.
Deadline reported on Wednesday that the film is inspired by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song title of the same name, and is set to be produced through Cronk's 10 West Productions, along with Great Basin Entertainment and A Really Good Home Pictures.
The plotline reads: "'God Bless the Broken Road' will tell the story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and is struggling to raise their young daughter in his absence. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song (covered later successfully by Rascal Flatts) talks about finding true love after a lifetime of making the wrong decisions." more >>
Warner Bros. announced the changes in the showing date of some of the films it is slated to release in the coming years. Among the movies that experienced a change of showing date, it is highly believed that one of which is the upcoming "Green Lantern Corps" movie, although it remains unnamed at this point in time.
The assumed "Green Lantern Corps" movie was originally scheduled for a June 19, 2020 release date. However, with the changes made by Warner Bros., it has now moved down a month later than its first schedule, July 24, 2020, as per Comic Book. Apparently, those anticipating the movie won't really need to wait that long before seeing another live-action feature of the said DC character, whether it's going to be a Hal Jordan or John Stewart Green Lantern.
It can be recalled that the last time Green Lantern was featured in a live-action movie was via the eponymous film that starred "Deadpool" actor Ryan Reynolds. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie failed at the box office, only earning $219,851,172 as its worldwide gross. more >>
Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) invoked '90s nostalgia in "Captain America: Civil War" in two really cool scenes: when he chatted with his "Only You" (1994) co-star Marisa Tomei (Aunt May) and when he appeared as a much-younger Tony alongside Tony's parents.
The latter was particularly striking as the actor looked very much as he did in his films from the late '80s and the early '90s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the teenage Stark was created by visual effects artists at Lola VFX.
The company, which uses the latest visual effects technology, was also employed by Marvel when it needed a younger version of Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) in "Ant-Man" (2015). Lola VFX was also responsible for "de-aging" Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), which won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. more >>
DeVon Franklin and his actress wife, Meagan Good, released a book centered around relationships earlier this year, but the Hollywood executive and minister insists that people need to figure out who they are before looking to obtain a significant other.
"When you don't have a clear idea of who you are and a sense of individual self, you then will allow yourself to be subjected to the madness of dating, and it will control you instead of you having control over it," he said in an Instagram video.
Earlier this year, Franklin and Good released their joint book The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love which has become a New York Times best seller. In the book the Hollywood couple writes about more than just their love story, advising people about the benefits of celibacy, offering dating advice and giving practical tips that help people focus on faith that can transform relationships. more >>
Coming to theaters yet again: One more action flick with warring women in the lead role. But most of these movies only obscure real feminine strength.
"Anything you can do I can do better!" sang the title character in the 1950 "Annie, Get Your Gun." That could be the motto of most of the female leads in blockbuster movies today.
Consider Rey, played by Daisy Ridley in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." She's hailed as an empowering role model for girls, but critics have pointed out how closely she follows the infamous "Mary Sue" trope — an adolescent with no prior experience whose improbable powers and skills save the day. more >>