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2012 October 19

Sign of The Cross

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(NEW YORK) After a long day, sometimes you need an action-packed thriller to get your juices flowing again. Thankfully, the Cinema Society and Grey Goose hosted a screening of Alex Cross at the Tribeca Grand Hotel giving us just the right dose of crime mystery on a Thursday night. The premiere brought out an A-list crowd, per usual: Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson, Carmen Ejogo, novelist James Patterson, Meredith Ostrom, Alex Lundqvist, Thom Filicia, Mario Lopez, Nicole Ari Parker, Kelly Bensimon, Olivia PalermoMontego Glover, and Russell Simmons.

The Rob Cohen directed film is based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Patterson, and reboots the movie series that started with Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. In a game of cat and mouse, young homicide detective and psychologist Alex Cross (Perry) meets his match when he encounters serial killer (Matthew Fox) who merges Cross's business life with his personal one. Both Cross and partner Tommy Kane (Ed Burns) are pushed to their breaking points, seeking revenge on a killer who thrives off pain.

Before the screening, Perry enlightened The Daily with some on-the-job style secrets. "As a detective, I wore things I would never wear. It took me back to many years ago when I couldn't afford nice things. I'm able to be more hip and chic. [On the red carpet] I always wear Tom Ford and I always pay full price for Tom Ford. He has not sent any clothes to me for free...as of yet!" Noted. 

After crime fighting came cocktails at The Beatrice Inn, where Gayle KingTika SumpterEd Burns, and a slew of movie buffs joined in on The Cinema Society socializing. Miss the premiere? Enjoy round deux as Alex Cross hits theatres tonight.
ASHLEY TSCHUDIN 

 

 




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