Matthew Fox's ridiculously and laughably jacked serial killer in "Alex Cross" broke the cardinal rule of the "Alex Cross" universe: He crossed Alex Cross. Cross cross cross. Cross? (Just checking to see if you're still paying attention.)

As the "Alex Cross" poster surmises, it's bad when people cross Alex Cross. For starters, he's played by Tyler Perry, who is a massive human being. (Perry is listed at six-foot-five.) There's also the fact that in detective thrillers like this one, the bad guy almost always winds up getting caught or killed or both, usually as victim of his own hubris. "Inflicting pain is a crucial part of my true calling," Fox's killer says in the trailer, before later giving the creepiest ever line reading of the word "stunning." (Fox later pulls out a bazooka, just because.)

Directed by Rob Cohen and based on the character created by James Patterson, "Alex Cross" is a big step for Perry. It's his first big franchise role away from the Madea films that he's created. (The latest Madea entry, "Witness Protection," is out on Friday.) For Fox, it's chance to make audiences forget his time spent on the island and in the tabloids. Win win?

"Alex Cross" is out in theaters this fall.

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  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - Theatrical Trailer

    The Official Theatrical Trailer for Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Cast: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Romeo, Tom Arnold, Doris Roberts, John Amos, Marla Gibbs, Danielle Campbell, Devan Leos Synopsis: For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. His frustrated second wife, Kate (Richards), has reached her limit taking care of his senile mother, Barbara (Roberts). His teenage daughter, Cindy (Danielle Campbell), is spoiled beyond hope and his seven-year-old son, Howie (Devan Leos), wishes his father were around more. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme -- and that he's been set up as the fall guy. Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of... His Aunt Madea's house down South. As a result, Madea and her live-in brother, Uncle Joe (Perry), find themselves managing a completely dysfunctional family from Connecticut. But as George tries to solve the mystery behind Lockwise's finances, Madea whips the Needlemans into shape using her hilarious brand of tough love. And together, they realize they just might have what it takes to unite George's family, outsmart the mob and change everyone's lives for the better.

  • Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

    BlackTree TV Release Date: February 24, 2012 Director: Lionsgate Director: Tyler Perry Producers: Ozzie Areu, Paul Hall Screenwriter: Tyler Perry Cast: Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Rebecca Romijn, Brian White, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Gabrielle Union, Beverly Johnson and Phylicia Rashad. Genre: Drama, Romance Synopsis: A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works as a cleaning person in his office building. Outspoken, impulsive and proud -- and also recently evicted -- Lindsey struggles to make ends meet for herself and her young daughter. But when Wesley offers to help her get back on her feet, his innocent good deed ignites an unexpected attraction -- and suddenly Wesley finds himself caught between the life he thought he wanted and the powerful desires of his heart...

  • Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls - Trailer

    A single father, Monty (Elba) is a garage mechanic who lives in an inner-city neighbourhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his daughters to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife Jennifer (Tasha Smith), Monty desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia (Union), a beautiful -- and hard-nosed -- attorney he meets during his short stint as a chauffeur. While Monty and the Ivy-League-educated Julia couldn't be less alike, an unexpected romance blossoms...and it soon begins to feel like true love. But in order for their relationship to survive, the couple must reconcile their two very different worlds -- and overcome the forces that threaten to tear Monty's family apart. 2007 Tyler Perry Studios, Inc.

  • Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? - Trailer

    Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. The others soon realize they too are not immune to the challenges of commitment and fidelity. Angela doesn't believe her husband, Marcus, can be faithful now that he's a celebrity television newscaster. Dianne and Terry's relationship is feeling the strain of raising children. And Patricia, a successful self-help psychologist, must finally reveal the deep flaws in her seemingly perfect marriage to Gavin. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness, doubt and faith, with life-altering consequences...

  • Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - Trailer

    After Madea (Tyler Perry) catches some children looting her home, she turns them over to their Aunt April (Taraji P. Henson), a nightclub singer who wants nothing to do with her late sister's kids. But things begin to change when a handyman (Adam Rodriguez) decides to rent a room in her basement. Now nothing will ever be the same as April finds love, faith, family -- and herself -- in this inspirational romantic comedy featuring performances by Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight and Marvin L. Winans.

  • Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

    As a single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street. But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time -- until a letter arrives announcing the death of a father she's never met. Desperate for any kind of help, Brenda takes her family to Georgia for the funeral. But nothing could have prepared her for the Browns, her father's fun-loving, crass Southern clan. In a small-town world full of long afternoons and country fairs, Brenda struggles to get to know the family she never knew existed...and finds a brand new romance that just might change her life.

  • For Colored Girls (2010) - Official Trailer (HD)

    For Colured Girls - Official Trailer (HD) For more news and exclusives: - Follow us! - Become a Fan! Copyright © Lionsgate In theaters: November 5th, 2010 Genre: Drama Official Site: Director Tyler Perry Cast: Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Omari Hardwick, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Macy Gray, Khalil Kain, Richard Lawson Writers: Tyler Perry Run Time: 120 minutes In 1974, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" made its stage debut, combining poetry, dance and music, and most significantly, placing the black female experience center stage. In lyrical, honest, angry, funny and tender language, Shange's "colored girls" evoked the feelings woven into the fabric of black female life in America. Within two years, the play became a Broadway sensation, won an Obie and Tony Award, and would eventually be produced in regional theaters throughout the country. Now, thirty six years later, filmmaker Tyler Perry adapts this landmark work for the big screen, integrating the vivid language of Shange's poems into a contemporary narrative that explores what it means to be a woman of color - and a woman of any color - in this world.

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