by TRN Staff Writers
Taraji’s Calling the Shots in “Proud Mary” We’ve seen Taraji P. Henson handled a music empire in FOX’s hit drama “Empire” and beat down misunderstood villainous Idris Elba in “No Good Deed”, but the actress is calling the shots in latest movie as a hitwoman. The verge describe Henson’s new movie as John Wick meets Foxy Brown. Henson stars as the title character Mary–a tough talking and fast shooting hit-woman who is good at her job. Usually Mary hits her mark and moves on to the next one until life throws her for a loop when one job goes bad. From the throw back Tina Turner track underscoring the trailer (“Proud Mary’ of course) to the “fly” wardrobe style that screams retro “Soul Train”, this movie looks to be channeling the best that Blaxploitation films of the 70’s had to offer. Joining Henson onscreen are Danny Glover, Billy Brown and Jahi Di’Allo Winston. The Babak Najafi directed action film hits theaters in January. Until then, here’s your First Reel Look at Henson in “Proud Mary”.
No Trick-Tyler Perry’s Treat this Halloween” Boo 2″ the Sequel Actor, director, writer Tyler Perry is hoping to take your mind off the summer heat by helping you get ready for Halloween. Perry’s dusting off the gray wig, donning the couch print dress and gathering all the gang for the comedy sequel. The first Madea Halloween movie took over the box office it’s opening weekend squashing Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”. The movie was such a hit, it continued to play at theaters after the holiday and all the trick or treat candy was gone. “Boo! A Madea Halloween raked in a respectable $73 million. Perry stars once again in the title role as Madea along with her merry band of crazies including Aunt Bam (Cassie Davis) and Hattie (Patrice Lovely). “Boo 2” is set to hit theaters October 20th. Until then, here’s your First Reel Look at Perry’s “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Will Smith’s Future is Looking “Bright” for Netflix Movie Actor Will Smith knows what a blockbuster feels like thanks to hit movies like “Bad Boys” &”Men in Black”. He’s hoping to relive that blockbuster experience with his new Netflix movie “Bright”. Smith stars as an LAPD cop working the beat in a future world where magical creatures like elves and orcs exist. Smith’s role as Scott Ward finds him partnered with one of the first orcs to make onto the police force. Their differences are many, but they also share one common mission—track down a magic wand that can be deadly weapon if it falls into the wrong hands. The trailer dropped during San Diego’s Comic-Con. Netflix is looking for this movie to launch the streaming service into a new era of original blockbuster films. Netflix pumped a reported $100 million into the making of the fantasy action film. “Bright” streams on Netflix right before Christmas on December 22. Until then, here’s your First Reel Look at Smith in action in “Bright”