Davis: Alex Cross should thrill audience

Based upon the simply titled Cross, Perry stars as the police detective and psychologist who meets his match in a new serial killer.

The plot synopsis for Paranomal Activity 4 on Rottentomatoes.com is simply this: “The fourth instalment in the popular horror franchise.”

Not that the plot really matters, but if you are a fan of the series or just want to be creeped out, go see it. Paranormal Activity 4 starts tonight with sneak preview screenings at the Grand 10 and the Landmark 8.

Tyler Perry is best known for his hugely successful cross-dressing character of Madea in seven films starting with Diary of a Mad Black Woman and ending with Madea’s Witness Protection. Now he is branching out into something new playing author James Patterson’s character of Alex Cross.

This isn’t the first time the character has appeared on-screen as Morgan Freeman starred as Cross in both Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider.

Based upon the simply titled Cross, the 12th novel in Patterson’s series, Perry stars as the police detective and psychologist who meets his match in the form of a new serial killer called “The Butcher” (Matthew Fox).

An ex-operative who is able to predict every step of the police service, he easily escapes after killing his victims. But when The Butcher makes it personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits.

With a supporting cast of not only Fox, but Jean Reno, Cicely Tyson, Rachel Nichols, John C. McGinley and Giancarlo Esposito, it may not thrill critics, but it may entertain audiences.

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Ben Foster, 360 is a dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

It is from screenwriter Peter Morgan, whose credits include Hereafter, Frost/Nixon and The Queen and director Fernando Meirelles, the brilliant visionary behind movies like City of God, The Constant Gardener and Blindness.

While 360 may not meet the level of artistry of their previous works, it will likely please those who like interwoven storylines like in Hereafter and Babel.

Looking ahead, you can already purchase tickets on www.landmarkcinemas.com for Skyfall, the next James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig.

The first showings are on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Xtreme theatre at the Landmark 8, but it also opening on Nov. 9 at the Grand 10.

You can also purchase tickets for the Twilight marathon at the Landmark 8 Cinemas on Nov. 15.

But before there was Twilight fans there were Led Zeppelin fans. If you missed the Paramount’s showing of their 2007 reunion concert last night, it is showing again next Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

Also at the Paramount Theatre is something I thought I would never see again as a theatre manager—The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Paramount manager Sarah McBurnie has my ultimate respect as this is the first time in almost 25 years that Rocky Horror can be seen at an Okanagan movie house.

It will be showing on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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