In a return to familiar territory for Tyler Perry, "Madea's Big Happy Family" provides deadly serious soap operatics and aggressively rousing religious uplift.
Cameron Crowe's docu "The Union" chronicles the collaboration among Elton John, Leon Russell and T Bone Burnett in making the 2010 album "The Union."
In an extravagant gamble worthy of the fictional Benzini Brothers Circus itself, Fox gives Sara Gruen's grassroots bestseller "Water for Elephants" the glossy, big-budget treatment fans crave.
A remarkably cogent docu, "Give Up Tomorrow"chronicles the case of a young man wrongly convicted of rape and murder, exposing a major miscarriage of justice.
Pic's ideal balance of familiar and new will ensure high-octane theatrical returns, setting a breakneck pace for vid and ancillary down the road.