a/k/a Tyler Perry’s She’s Living My Life

Release Date:  3/30/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  R
Director:  Tyler Perry
Studio(s):   The Tyler Perry Company; Lionsgate

Cast Taraji P. Henson (Melinda);Ajiona Alexus (Young Melinda); Danielle Nicolet (Sara); Jazmyn Simon (June); Lyriq Bent (Robert); Kendrick Cross (Kalvin); Katie Carpenter (Carly).

Story:  Follows a faithful wife who, after growing tired of standing by her devious husband, gets enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.  Source:  Movie Insider.


Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral

Release Date:  3/1/19; In Theaters
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Tyler Perry
Studio:   Tyler Perry Studios; Lionsgate
Cast:  Tyler Perry (Madea), Patrice Lovely (Hattie), Cassi Davis (Aunt Bam).

Story:  Centers on a joyous family reunion that becomes a nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.  Will be the last Madea movie in the franchise.  Source:  Movie Insider; IMDB.


A Wrinkle In Time

Release Date:  3/9/18; In Theaters
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time: 
Ava DuVernay

Studio(s):   Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Cast:  Storm Reid (Meg Murry), Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Chris Pine (Dr. Alex Murry), Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Dr. Kate Murry), Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who), Michael Peña (Red), André Holland (Principal Jenkins).

Story:   Follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a young girl traumatized by the disappearance of her scientist father (Pine) years before. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey with a schoolmate and her younger brother to find her father. They are aided by a trio of supernatural beings: Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Winfrey).  Source:  Movie Insider.


To Love The Soul Of A Woman

Release Date:  12/5/17; DVD
(Original Release: 2016)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  120 mins.
Director:  Jerome “JB” Brown
Studio:  JBStar Productions, Maverick Entertainment
Cast:  Zeeky Minnis, JB Brown, Lainie Smith

Story:  An abusive woman who stops at nothing short of murder to get her way. Monee Kinyard emasculates, humiliates and physically abuses her ex-military fiancee’, Earnest Anderson, who does all he can to appease her. She torments his friends, terrorizes her own children and plots his horrific death, but as fate would have it she ultimately faces the biggest revelation of her life when Earnest’s best friend, Thomas Peterson, unveils his own wrath of fury.  Source:  Maverick Entertainment.


Sunday Morning Rapture

Release Date:   11/7/17; DVD
(Original Release – 2011)
Genre:  Inspirational
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  72 mins.
Director:  William L. Sheals
Studio:   End Touch Movies; Maverick

Cast:  Bryan Davoll, Eunice Edmonds, Caleb Callahan, Gwendolyn Lindsay, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Brandon Cantilang, Herb Bowens, Sherrie Peterson, Steve Warren, Herman Pennamon, Jr.

Story:  One day Jesus is coming!  You may be at work, you may be at home, you may be awake or you may be asleep. God grant that you will be ready when He makes His personal appearance. What if His appearance occurs on a Sunday Morning?  Award winner Tommy “Tiny” Lister along with sermon excerpts from Bishop William L. Sheals star in this living parable to let the world know about the second coming of Jesus Christ. Pastor Tim is a man struggling with worldly desires despite his standing in the church. Caleb and Victoria Winters are a married couple dealing with the loss and heartbreak of their second miscarriage while trying to hold themselves together for the sake of their adopted son Brandon. Riley and Katrina Kilgore are a wealthy married couple bound together by love, but unequally yoked. And Anne Roundtree believes she has her salvation on track, but she, as with all the others fatefully come to discover that they just weren’t ready to face the rapture.  Source:  Maverick Entertainment.


Tyler Perry’s Boo 2!  A Madea Halloween

Release Date:   10/20/17; In Theaters
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  PG-13
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Tyler Perry
Studio:   The Tyler Perry Company, Lionsgate

Cast:  Tyler Perry (Madea/Joe/Brian), Patrice Lovely (Hattie), Cassi Davis (Aunt Bam), Diamond White (Tiffany)

Story:  Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the bogeyman are unleashed. Source:  Variety.



Details:  On May 26, 2017, Variety reported that Lionsgate is launching the comedy sequel Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween on Oct. 20.  Perry brought his signature Madea character back to life last year in his ninth “Madea” movie — Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween.  Perry credited the story’s origin to Chris Rock’s inclusion of a fictitious Madea Halloween movie in his 2014 film Top Five.  Boo! A Madea Halloween was a solid performer for Lionsgate with $73 million in domestic grosses.  Lionsgate released the following logline: “Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the bogeyman are unleashed.”  Source:  Variety.

The Transfiguration

Release Date:  8/8/17; DVD (Original Release – 2016)
Genre:  Drama/Horror
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  97 mins.
Director:  Michael O’Shea
Studio:   Transfiguration Productions, Strand Releasing
Cast:  Eric Ruffin (Milo), Chloe Levine (Sophie), Aaron Moten (Lewis).

Story:  The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.  Source:  Official Site.