Despite all my efforts and communal trumpeting, not a single one of the colored girls from For Colored Girls was nominated for an Academy Award. I really kind of had high hopes for them, until I saw every other movie that came out from pretty much September onward. So Tyler Perry will do what he does best — ruin other franchises, anger the gods of snow and storm, and make more Madea movies.
The latest Madea film is actually based on one of Tyler Perry’s original plays, Madea’s Big Happy Family — you know the ones that they used to run ads for on my local Philadelphia channels back in the day. Perry actually released a video version of the stage production last year, but now he’s gonna make a movie. At least Loretta Devine will get some much deserved work. And so will Shad “
Lil Bow Wow” Moss. Because—
Shad? SHAD? *arrrrooooo?*
In an effort to draw people’s attention to the film, Lionsgate and Perry have been redoing Oscar nominated posters. I’ve seen one for The Godmother ala Mario Puzo black and white style with Madea’s head on them. In fact, all of the posters have Madea’s heads on them. And the latest batch are for “The Real Black Swan” and “True Grits” and “The Queen’s Speech”. Here they are for you.
There are ten nominees so can we expect seven more?
There’s a time and place for Tyler Perry, and at least this time, he’s doing Madea which is what he does best. I think of all the Oscar nominees 127 Hours is the best approximation. Because when I watch one of his movies, it feels like it takes that long to get through it, and by the end, I’ll want to chew through my arm to free myself.