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Jam. Jam. Here Comes the Man: Tyler Perry

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 26, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 26, 2009 |

I hate to interrupt Michael Jackson Day on the planet Earth (and as Melissa noted in the comments last night, it’s really taking all the attention away from Joshua Jackson’s passing) with something as trivial as this, but the absurdity of it might temporarily distract you from every goddamn person you know talking about the death of MJ (personal favorite, “Jam” featuring the other MJ in the video). But, we can’t mourn the passing of one superstar without noting the continued rise of another, a man who dominates on television, on stage, and in the movie theaters.

I speak of Tyler Perry, of course, who blesses us with his presence twice yearly now (once in the Spring, once in the Fall) because it’s not like it takes a lot of time and effort to put a Tyler Perry movie together. Anyway, you’ve probably heard that he has a new movie coming out called I Can Do Bad All By Myself — the play it’s based on actually featured the very first appearance of Medea. It’ll be released on September 11th. And look what we have here: The “motion poster,” which is a newfangled little trick the studios are pulling (Terminator Salvation did this as well). I have no idea why such a thing is necessary, but I find it strangely laughable.

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