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Film Review: Tyler Perry’S A Madea Homecoming (2022): A Fun but Occasionally Crude Entry in the Madea Film Series

Film Review: Tyler Perry’S A Madea Homecoming (2022): A Fun but Occasionally Crude Entry in the Madea Film Series
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming Review — Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming (2022) Film Review, a movie directed by Tyler Perry and starring Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, David Mann, Tamela J. Mann, Gabrielle Dennis, Brendan O’Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Brandon Black, Isha Blaaker, Candace Maxwell, Geneva Maccarone, Amani Atkinson, Maurice G. Smith, R.J. Atkins, Kevin [...]

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‘A Madea Homecoming’ Review: The Fastest, Funniest Tyler Perry Movie in a While

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‘A Madea Homecoming’ Review: The Fastest, Funniest Tyler Perry Movie in a While
How old is Tyler Perry’s spitfire matron Madea? Her age isn’t specified (I’d say she’s in her mid-70s), but whatever it is she’s that many years young. She has a sneaky-dog irascibility that won’t quit. And Tyler Perry can’t quit her. He had hinted that “A Madea Family Funeral,” in 2019, might be the last Madea outing. But the pandemic changed his mind. I say that with or without it, Perry would have returned to Madea, because she’s more than his greatest hit — she’s his unleashed id, the character he’s addicted to playing because she expresses so many of his angels and demons.

Of course, she’s also an eternal crowd-pleaser. The first Tyler Perry movie, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (which included an appearance by Madea), was released 17 years ago today. At the time, he’d already been doing Madea onstage for years.
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Brandon Black on Being the First Gay Character in a Madea Movie

Brandon Black on Being the First Gay Character in a Madea Movie
Tyler Perry's "A Madea Homecoming" is the first movie in all of the 10 franchise films to feature a gay character. Brandon Black stars as Tim, Madea's great-grandson, in the new Netflix film. Fresh from college graduation, he makes the anxiety-induced decision to come out to his family.

Perry has long been criticized for homophobia and misogyny in his films, leading to skepticism about how Tim will be portrayed. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Black responded to the criticism. "I know there's been some talk about whatever people think about other works of [Perry's] in the past, but I knew that, for me, I was proud to be Tim and to play it in this way because this is something not far from my own life . . . I don't feel like I'm making some mockery out of my sexuality or something - I don't feel that way at all. I think the movie handled it perfectly.
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‘A Madea Homecoming’ Film Review: Tyler Perry’s Comic Creation Comes to Netflix in Perhaps His Best Film Yet

‘A Madea Homecoming’ Film Review: Tyler Perry’s Comic Creation Comes to Netflix in Perhaps His Best Film Yet
The “Madea” movies have only intermittently done right by the character of Madea. Tyler Perry’s creation Mabel “Madea” Simmons is an outrageously anarchic agent of chaos that, until now, has never fit particularly comfortably in Perry’s didactic melodramas. (Imagine Bugs Bunny getting stuck in the world of “Davey & Goliath.”)

With “A Madea Homecoming,” Perry has — probably for the first time since “Madea’s Big Happy Family” — created a vehicle that lets Madea be Madea. No longer required by Perry the executive producer to tone down the material for a family-friendly PG-13 rating, Perry the writer-director-actor lets Madea be the blunt-talking, gun-toting, no-nonsense Thc enthusiast that the character was always meant to be.

Madea’s extended family — including Uncle Joe (also Perry), Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis Patton), Mr. Brown (David Mann), and Cora (Tamela Mann) — gathers at her house for the graduation of Tim, who’s the valedictorian at a never-named Hbcu.
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Madea Takes L.A.: Tyler Perry Celebrates Netflix’s ‘A Madea Homecoming’ With Purple Carpet Premiere

Madea Takes L.A.: Tyler Perry Celebrates Netflix’s ‘A Madea Homecoming’ With Purple Carpet Premiere
In 2019, Tyler Perry was ready to say goodbye to his iconic character Madea after the release of “A Madea Family Funeral.” But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the next year, Perry realized that people needed some joy in their lives.

“There is just so much going on in the country right now with all the social and civil unrest and I wanted to do this movie to make people laugh,” Perry told Variety. “We all just need some laughter and I can’t wait for audiences globally to discover Madea for the first time.”

Perry celebrated the premiere of “A Madea Homecoming,” the latest Madea film and the first to premiere on Netflix, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Joining him were the cast of the family comedy, including Brendan O’Carroll, Brandon Black, Isha Blaaker, Jennifer Gibney, Candace Maxwell, Amani Atkinson and Geneva Maccarone.

A Madea Homecoming
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Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming Gets Trailer

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming Gets Trailer
The official trailer for A Madea Homecoming has arrived, and you can check it out right here. The film is written and directed by Tyler Perry and stars Perry, Cassi Davis Patton, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Gabrielle Dennis, and Brendan O’Carroll.

Tyler Perry returns with everyone’s favorite character in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming the latest film in the “Madea” franchise set to debut on Netflix. Writer-director-producer Perry stars in the film that centers around Madea’s great-grandson’s college graduation, though the celebratory moment hits a halt as hidden secrets and family drama threaten to destroy the titular character’s happy homecoming. The film features many all-stars of the “Madea” franchise, including Tamela Mann (Cora), David Mann (Mr. Brown), Cassi Davis Patton (Aunt Bam) as well as a special guest appearance from iconic Irish actor Brendan O’Carroll, who matches Madea’s comedic prowess as Agnes Brown.
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‘A Madea Homecoming’ Trailer: Tyler Perry’s Iconic Character Makes Netflix Debut

‘A Madea Homecoming’ Trailer: Tyler Perry’s Iconic Character Makes Netflix Debut
America’s favorite grandmother Mabel “Madea” Simmons is back and badder than ever — meaning she’s still “braless and lawless.” Netflix dropped the trailer Wednesday for Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Homecoming,” the 12th installment in the iconic franchise.

“Black don’t crack… unless you’re using it,” Madea says in the trailer for the film, which will center around her great-grandson’s college graduation, where hidden secrets and family drama threaten to ruin the celebratory reunion. The movie streams on Feb. 25.

Perry — who has been playing Madea since 1999, when he first debuted the character in his play, “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” — was planning to retire his gray wig after 2019’s “A Madea Family Funeral” and his 2020 live “Farewell Play Tour,” but changed his mind after the pandemic hit.

He told Variety in 2020, “I was done with Madea, completely done with it … But as I’ve been
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‘You’re the Worst’ Review: A Profound Finale Proclaims the Happy Ending Is Already Here

‘You’re the Worst’ Review: A Profound Finale Proclaims the Happy Ending Is Already Here
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “You’re the Worst” Season 5, Episode 13, “Pancakes,” the series finale.]

As it began, so, too, did it end. Gretchen (Aya Cash) and Jimmy (Chris Geere) met at a wedding during the “You’re the Worst” series premiere, and they left one in the series finale. That it was their own wedding, before it happened, served not only as a nice spin on expectations, but a key takeaway from the series finale: While so many romantic-comedies present the alter as the ultimate goal, Stephen Falk’s incisive and rebellious take dares to see it as a sacrifice.

So, no, the two worsties didn’t tie the knot. All that came before wasn’t one long trek toward vows, a ceremony, and a reception. But Jimmy and Gretchen abandoning their long-in-the-works ceremony at the last second wasn’t because of a break-up, as was teased so torturously throughout the season. Those tricky flash-forwards were used to make viewers confront the very real
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Stars Join 6th Annual Autism Speaks Chip In Celebrity Poker Tournament

Autism Speaks is hosting their 6th Annual Chip In Celebrity Poker Tournament on Saturday, August 18th at Hudson Loft in Downtown Los Angeles.

This lively evening of poker and philanthropy will be hosted by Jeff Michael, Co-Anchor of CB2 News This Morning, and will bring together a diverse group of celebrities including: Rj Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Ed Begley Jr. (“Whatever Works”), Fred Melamed, Patrika Darbo (“Days of Our Lives”), Sean Kanan (“Bold and the Beautiful”), Brandon Black, M.J. Dougherty (“Life Lessons from a Total Failure”), Elizabeth J. Carlisle, Erin Murphy (“Bewitched”), Massi Furlan (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”), Monty Geer (“Awkward”), Ty Olsson (“X-Men 2”), Niko Pepaj (Daytime Divas), Michael Patrick Lane (“Dynasty”), Lea Coco (“Queen Sugar”), William Marquart (Subject 5"), Michael Dargatis (“Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Katy Bodenhamer (“The Office”) and more celebrity guests to be announced all supporting Autism Speaks in its mission to promote solutions,
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