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I dont know too much about Tyler Perry except that he seems to have come out of nowhere and his movies make a wadload of money. If he keeps this pace up, hell be one of the richest men in entertainment, if he isnt already. The writer, director, and star of success stories like DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN and MADEAS FAMILY REUNION is now rumoured to be taking on a role that no expected: the head of Starfleet Academy in J.J. Abrams STAR TREK redux.

Some people have expressed cynicism, calling this stunt casting to attract Perrys faithful, church-going audience. Doubtful. Just because Perry has a minor role in a major blockbuster with an already established (and rabid) fan-base, it doesnt mean people will be willing to sit through a sci-fi saga unless they were already predisposed to doing so before. That and J.J. Abrams takes characterization and casting much too seriously to pull a stunt like that. Im sure Perry will be fine in the role, regardless of the fact that hes best known for dressing up like an old woman. UGO.com has the full story HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Tyler Perry is also an author and a playwright, aka everything I want to but am too scared/untalented to be.
Source: UGO.com

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6:41AM on 12/31/2007

Right on..

Sounds good. The guy has chops, no doubt. His films aren't geared toward me, but I see the appeal and they are damn well made. It's like Kids in the Hall meets The Waltons come BET.

I usually don't get too stoked over Trek films and this one is turning out no different. They are good films, usually, and I'll check it out over time, but after time traveling to modern Earth in the 1980s, I think Star Trek can no longer be made that exciting. It'll be good, sure, but I've just run out of hype
Sounds good. The guy has chops, no doubt. His films aren't geared toward me, but I see the appeal and they are damn well made. It's like Kids in the Hall meets The Waltons come BET.

I usually don't get too stoked over Trek films and this one is turning out no different. They are good films, usually, and I'll check it out over time, but after time traveling to modern Earth in the 1980s, I think Star Trek can no longer be made that exciting. It'll be good, sure, but I've just run out of hype for this franchise.
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4:00AM on 12/31/2007

Really?

JJ Abrams takes casting and characterization way too seriously to stunt cast? Really? And this comes from... what? Felicity? Alias? Or...possibly from Mission: Impossible III the only film he's done? I don't really get where this adoration of JJ Abrams comes from... He clearly has so little involvment in Lost it's not even funny (and yet Lindelof and Cuse still get the backseat of the press despite being the brains of the series). What is it with this guy? He's trying to make the huge leaps to
JJ Abrams takes casting and characterization way too seriously to stunt cast? Really? And this comes from... what? Felicity? Alias? Or...possibly from Mission: Impossible III the only film he's done? I don't really get where this adoration of JJ Abrams comes from... He clearly has so little involvment in Lost it's not even funny (and yet Lindelof and Cuse still get the backseat of the press despite being the brains of the series). What is it with this guy? He's trying to make the huge leaps to movies and all he seems to know how to do is toss his name to dying franchises (I'm sorry Trekkies...it's true).

Tyler Perry on the other hand is fascinating... It seems like every year he manages to pull a Box Office Win out of nowhere with films no one even hears about until after they've won. This guy seems to have some sort of awesome devil's pact going on that can do nothing but help this film's chances. I say, bravo for stunt casting.
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12:27AM on 12/31/2007

alright by me

I haven't seen any of those movies he's done because they are completely out of my interest range (almost as much as period-piece flicks with the fluffy dresses and tea-sipping all through the movie).
I don't see why he shouldn't "branch out" to some other realm of movie making. It would help boost his public image as well as - if done right - show a new angle to his acting chops.
I haven't seen any of those movies he's done because they are completely out of my interest range (almost as much as period-piece flicks with the fluffy dresses and tea-sipping all through the movie).
I don't see why he shouldn't "branch out" to some other realm of movie making. It would help boost his public image as well as - if done right - show a new angle to his acting chops.
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