Tyler Perry as Madea, What Do We Know?


Tyler Perry is one of the most prolific and successful writers, producers, directors, songwriters and actors today.  In 2011 he was named entertainment’s highest paid man for earning $130 million between May 2010 and 2011. Born in New Orleans Louisiana September 13, 1969 Perry was one of several children.  At birth he was named Emmitt […]

Tyler Perry As Alex Cross


Madea  fans are probably aware that Tyler Perry has a  new movie  out this weekend, he  is playing the lead in the movie Alex Cross. This is a big difference from Perry’s normal roles in comedies and critics are not so sure he can pull it off. I think we know better. Tyler Perry was […]

Madea and Her Precious Bits of Wisdom


I actually love Madea. Tyler Perry’s far from feminine alter-ego has graced more than half of his movies.  Each one of her appearances has been filled with laughs and life lessons. Some may find Madea and Tyler Perry movies to be quite preachy.  It seems the lead character hammers viewers with so many ideas. Even […]

Tyler Perry’s Top 3 Movies, In My Opinion

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For some reason Tyler Perry movies didn’t really attract me until recently.  Although I’ve heard good things about Perry’s movies for some time, it wasn’t until two years ago that I watched one of them on the big screen. I was curious how he would adapt Ntozake Shange’s play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered […]

Madea: Facts & Figures

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Madea is the fictional, sassy, elderly woman portrayed by Tyler Perry in drag.  Do you know the following about her? Mabel Simmons  is Madea’s name Madea was born in New Orleans April 26, 1935 The family moved to Atlanta Georgia when she was 16 She attended Booker T. Washington High School and was a cheerleader […]

Fans Love Madea’s Witness Protection!


It was late one night last summer, and I was winding down after a long day at work. I was flipping through the channels when I came across a movie that grabbed my attention. It was called “Meet the Browns,” and one of the characters in the film was a sassy elderly lady that seemed […]