by Mica Wilhite
“Boo! A Madea Halloween” is an idea from Chris Rock, not Tyler Perry. In 2014, Rock’s movie “Top Five” incorporated into the story, what was then, a fictitious movie title and poster called “Boo! A Madea Halloween.” When Rock showed it to Perry, Perry thought the idea had potential and proceeded to write and produce the latest Madea manifestation.
Filming started in January 2016, only lasted six days and only cost $20 million. For this eighth installment in the series, Perry targeted a younger audience by casting YouTube stars like Liza Koshy and Lexy Panterra and Instagram heartthrob Brock O’Hurn. Panterra is also known for her “Lex- TwerkOut” workout videos which were very helpful for the cast since there’s plenty of on-screen frat house twerking going on. And Madea fans will be excited to know she can’t help but join into the “bottom half” fun as well.
The story is about Brian and his daughter Tiffany. They live around the corner from a fraternity house and he notices Tiffany’s interest in the non G-rated goings-on over there. On Halloween, Brian needs to go out of town but doesn’t want to leave Tiffany alone. So, only as a last resort, he calls Madea for help. Love her or not, Madea has fans. Even though this movie only scores 23% Rotten Tomatoes, the audience score is 63%. Opening weekend was slated to bring in $15 million in box office receipts. Madea raked in $27.6 million and was the number one movie.
“Boo! A Madea Halloween” (103 minutes) is showing at the Marshall Cinema with a PG-13 rating for suggestive and thematic content. Call (903) 935-5662 or visit www.Jimplecute1848.com for a full list of show times. Even after Halloween, skip your workout and experience some “bottom half” fun with Madea this week.
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