Weekend Box Office: It’s Madea’s world, we’re all just getting slapped upside the head in it

Eight films in (11 if you count cameos and an animated movie from a couple years ago), the Madea series is still slapping the competition upside its foolish, back-talking head. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, a hastily conceived sequel to last year’s seasonally (un)scary variation, topped the box office with a…

Explore some pop-culture holiday roads less traveled with your kids

Even if it’s baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah, you are likely already sick of the usual holiday trappings: It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, etc., etc. Sure, A Charlie Brown Christmas and How The Grinch Stole Christmas hold up after 50 years, but that’s only 40 minutes total…