Madea Christmas

Tyler Perry Delivers A Christmas Present

Posted on 12/11/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentTyler Perry has known Madea for fifteen years now, but he confesses that she still can surprise him. “There are moments when her jokes come up, and I find myself laughing as I hear them,” says Perry, who created the outspoken southern matriarch in a 1999 play, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. He has since played Madea (pronounded Muh-DEE-uh) in nine plays and seven films—including his newest, A Madea Christmas. Madea is foul-mouthed and ill-tempered—and unrepentant about both. …

2013 Holiday Films: No Classics, But Good Stories

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentRemember when December was the time for Christmas movies? I’m not talking about on TV, where each year the networks re-roast old holiday chestnuts starring Rudolph and Charlie Brown and unwrap new specials they hope (in vain) will become annual traditions. No, I mean in theaters, where you could once find honest-to-goodness big-screen Christmas flicks like White Christmas and A Christmas Story and even National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I’m told the globalization of the movie industry has helped to put …