Fox looks insane, Perry downtrodden in pics from ALEX CROSS.
TYLER PERRY SHOULD BE AFRAID TO (ALEX) CROSS A CRAZY-LOOKING MATTHEW FOX
Everything that's ever fallen out of James Patterson's head womb has been abysmal, but these pictures make me concerned for Matthew Fox. He looks like something that's been locked in a wood shed for 30 years.
Does this movie WARRANT this sort of transformation?
Has anyone sacrificed their body nearly as much for such a forgettable-seeming movie? There is zero audience for a movie where Tyler Perry isn't in drag.
I thought about that too, Gabe.
But then, I found The Machinist pretty forgettable too.
Maybe Fox decided to use the movie as an opportunity to get in shape. Hahahaha. I've read that he's a pretty heavy beer drinker and his weight did noticeably fluctuate during Lost.
Man, I was thinking the same thing. It works for The Machinist because it's a showcase for Bale's talents/commitment. A good career move/in DeNiro's shoes etc.
But I don't know that it works if you're playing the bad guy in something as utterly forgettable as this looks. Perhaps he thought he'd be up against Elba and knew he had to bring his A-Game, but it ended up looking like an over-shoot: "You did THAT to yourself - for Tyler Perry?".
Maybe he beat up that bus driver because he thought it was Madea? "Take off that ridiculous lady suit you HACK!!!!!" Then ran off into the night screaming "It should have been Idris ELBAAAAA!!!!!".
Reminds me of Matt Damon's regrets for doing the same thing (losing a ton of weight) for that Meg Ryan Military Chopper Pilot movie. "I nearly killed myself and nobody cared and nobody even saw the movie". You start to understand why DeNiro phones in so much of his work now - you kill yourself for Scorsese, for everyone else you maybe take up jogging again if they're lucky.
Mat, buddy, listen. There is a thing as over-committing to something. Context, buddy, context.
He really is. Here it looks like he's taking the "You talkin' to me?" scene and trying to one-up it by adding an interpretive dance section.
I was gonna say JLA as Bats.
Some of the stuff Independent Studios are showcasing at Cannes.
Stolen has him reuniting with Simon West, his Con Air director. If it even has 1/10th of the awesomeness of their previous collaboration, it will definitely be worth a watch.
That said, Cage & Rourke starring in a Kitamura film just seems...odd.