By PATRICK HALL
Special to The Wilson Post
Dr. Alex Cross is a family man, an intellectual psychologist and above all, a good detective in the Detroit Police Department, but despite the role being a welcome change of pace for star Tyler Perry, the movie didnt really stand out.
Based on books by James Patterson, the film follows the titular character played by Perry as he tries to uncover some brutal murders by an unnamed sociopath played by Matthew Fox. The villain hits Cross and his partner and childhood friend, Tommy Kane (Edward Burns), close to home and the film takes a revenge-flick tone.
Unfortunately, the plot of Cross doesnt really move in any coherent direction for most of the film. The fact that nothing is known about its sociopathic villain, identified as Picasso in the end credits, or his motives is annoying and how he achieves some of his villainy is questionable.For instance, he of course, knows the exact location and time Cross will be out to dinner with his wife. Well enough, in fact, that hes able to position himself inside a neighboring building with a high-powered rifle with perfect line-of-sight to their table, which they sit down at after Picasso finds his position.
MURFREESBORO -- After having been pushed to five games for one of the few times this season, Friendship Christians volleyball has reached the finals of the TSSAA Class 1A tournament. The defending champion Lady Commanders will play either Knox Grace or Boyd-Buchanan in a 2 p.m. match Friday at MTSU's Murphy Center for the title
Thursday Night Lights TV game --
The addition of television cameras and crew will only add to the excitement as Wilson Central hosts arch-rival Mt. Juliet in the Thursday Night Lights game on MyTV-30, presented by Taco Bell. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium. Fans are advised to arrive early as parking close to the field will be at a premium.
The programs have played in each of the 11 seasons since Wilson Central opened with the Golden Bears holding a 6-5 edge, including wins in each of the last three meetings.
Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet enter Thursdays contest with identical records of 8-1 overall, 5-1 in District 9AAA.
The Wildcats trimmed Station Camp 24-10 last week while the Bears had to score late to pull out a 34-31 win at Hendersonville.
Look for game coverage of tonight's game online Friday at www.wilsonpost.com.