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      • "WALL-E," "WANTED" THE $100 MILLION BOX-OFFICE DUO
        06/30/08


        "WALL-E" outgunned "Wanted" at the box-office this weekend, but the Angelina Jolie film also kicked major booty.

        I love both films, and the Disney-Pixar collaboration raised $62.5 million in ticket sales, while "Wanted" made $51.1 million.
      • WATCH MY "WALL E" AND "WANTED" MOVIE REVIEWS!!!
        06/27/08
        They're fun as always, of course :happy

      • VOTE FOR NORTON AVENUE FILMS, WIN A DELUXE DVD CASE!!!
        06/27/08


        My friends at Norton Avenue Films, shared with me this great news! But one quick note, you have to be a myspace member so they can notify you if you're the lucky winner!

        VOTE PLEASE? NORTON FOLKS ARE A BUNCH OF CREATIVE PEOPLE WORKING INDEPENDENTLY. SO THEY NEED YOUR H

      • "HELLBOY 3" ALREADY? GUILLERMO DEL TORO TALKS THREE-QUEL!!!
        06/27/08


        I heard from our friends at Collider, that director Guillermo del Toro is planning a three-quel of "Hellboy." But we have to wait until 2012 when del Toro finishes wrapping up "The Hobbit."

        Well, I will ask him this planned third film question when I meet

      • COULD IT BE? IS THIS POSSIBLE? "CLASH OF THE TITANS" REMAKE!!!
        06/27/08


        Now, I'm not all too happy with films being remade. I look at those as a sign that Hollywood, sometimes, is bankrupt creatively.

        BUT, there are movies I would love to be remade, some because the story needs to be updated, and some because their special effects are outdat

      • SEQUEL ALERT: FOURTH "BOURNE" FILM
        06/27/08


        As author Robert Ludlum keeps on spinning the "Bourne" wheel, Hollywood will continue churning out the film adaptations. There are a lot of "Bourne" books now, the latest will be released on July called "The Bourne Sanction."

        I heard from our fri

      • SEQUEL ALERT: "KUNG FU PANDA"
        06/27/08


        Yes folks, "Kung Fu Panda" made a killing at the box-office, so a possible sequel is unavoidable. The flick entertained the heck out of me, so let's hope and pray that the scriptwriters of the planned follow-up will have a better story to tell.

        Read this post

      • SEQUEL ALERT: "THE HOST"
        06/27/08


        I enjoyed this Korean monster flick, so you can imagine my joy when I heard that there's going to be a sequel! I hope that the filmmakers will retain the original film's charm.

        Check "The Host" if you haven't seen it yet, then click here to read the f

      • "WANTED" MOVIE REVIEW -- READ HOW MANY KISSES JAMES MCAVOY AND ANGELINA JOLIE GET!!!
        06/26/08


        Fate versus destiny is one of the themes explored in the new hypnotic and pulse-pounding thriller, “Wanted.” It’s a film destined to be one of the crowd-pleasers this summer. [more]

        Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, “Wanted” tells the tale of Wesley G

      • "THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE" OFFICIAL SITE -- YES, THERE'S A SYNOPSIS
        06/26/08


        I can't wait that much longer! I have to see the film right now! July 25th seems too far away!

        But for now, let's feed our "X-Files" fetish with their updated official site! Pictures, storyline, lots of Mulder and Scully sightings!

        Click her

      • AFRICAN FILMMAKERS GET INTO FOCUS
        06/26/08


        I love my Focus Features! Day in and day out, they release thought provoking films that I absolutely adore! Now, Variety is saying that:

        Focus Features has laid the fiscal groundwork to enhance African filmmakers' pics that are made in Africa via its Africa First Progra

      • "ENCHANTED," "LOST" BIG WINNERS AT THE 34TH ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS
        06/26/08


        "Enchanted" won three trophies including Best Picture (fantasy) and Best Actress (Amy Adams) awards. ABC's "Lost" walked away with 4 awards, including Best Network Television Series and Best Actor (Matthew Fox). “Sweeney Todd”, “Ratatouille”, and “300” each rece

      • "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT" THE MOVIE, NO REALLY!!!
        06/26/08


        "Arrested Development" fans rejoice! There are somewhat clear signs that your fave show may be resurrected as a film! Click here to find out what Jason Bateman has been alluded to into saying about the possible movie adaptation.

        SOURCE: CHUD

      • NEW POSTER: "THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL"
        06/24/08
        Remember this poster? Well, as we reported back in January, Keanu will play Klaatu in the upcoming remake. So this poster was then...



        CLICK ON READ MORE TO SEE THE NEW POSTER. [more]

        This poster is now...

      • IT'S NOT JUST "G.I. JOE" ANYMORE!!!
        06/24/08


        Take a look at the poster! It's now known as "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra." But try as I may, I just can't get excited with this film! Perhaps, as trailers start pouring in, I may change my mind.

        But for now, oogle at the all-fierce Channing Tatum!
      • EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MARVEL'S "THE AVENGERS"
        06/24/08


        From "Thor" to "Captain America," see what Stan Lee, and "Captain America" creator, Joe Simon, had to say about Marvel's exciting future plans!

        Click here to read further.

      • "THE GREEN HORNET" OFFICIAL SITE LAUNCHED!!!
        06/24/08


        Alright y'all, before you get too excited, there's not a whole lot on the site, but this we can confirm, "Knocked Up's" Seth Rogen will write and star in the movie, and we have 2 years to wait before it opens (June 25, 2010).

        But for now, if you want t

      • AS IF WE NEED ANOTHER "HOSTEL"
        06/24/08


        Eli Roth will not write or direct "Hostel 3." Thank heavens! The first "Hostel" was good, albeit brutal and violent, and the second, just didn't go anywhere!

        Now, I heard that producers are moving forward to making the three-quel, without the origina

      • "IRON MAN 2" RUMORS EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!
        06/24/08


        Our friends at LatinoReview compiled a long list of rumors associated with "Iron Man 2." Some are intriguing, and some, let's just wait and see.

        Take a look!

      • SIMON COWELL'S FILM GETS "ONE CHANCE" AT PARAMOUNT
        06/24/08


        Simon Cowell, the judge, the record producer, the show promoter, now can add one more title to his belt -- movie producer.

        His movie about a rags-to-riches reality star is moving ahead at Paramount!

        I just hope this doesn't turn out to be Mariah Carey's &q

      • "GET SMART" OUTSMARTS "THE LOVE GURU" AT THE BOX-OFFICE!!!
        06/24/08


        It was a big comedy weekend at the box-office with the release of "Get Smart" and "The Love Guru." My pick of the week was "Get Smart" because "The Love Guru's" childish humor sinks Mike Myers' purpose of finding comedy through spiritual

      • "MAMMA MIA" HERE I COME!!!
        06/21/08


        I'm so excited, like a Pointer Sister, and I just can't hide it!

        I'm flying tomorrow morning to New York City to watch the film adaptation of "Mamma Mia" and to meet the actress who made me appreciate films -- Meryl Streep!

        I'm in cahoo

      • WHO'S GETTING A HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR NEXT YEAR?
        06/21/08


        The Village People, yes The Village People are among the lucky ones to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009!

        Who are the other lucky stars to be enshrined, walked on, and spit on, on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Stars?

        Click here to find out!

      • "THE LOVE GURU" AND "GET SMART" MOVIE REVIEWS
        06/20/08
        It's a big comedy weekend at the box-office -- Mike Myers vs. Steve Carrell. Which one is better -- "The Love Guru" or "Get Smart"?

        Take a look at my movie reviews :happy

      • RUMOR OF THE WEEK: "ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK" REMAKE -- WHO'S STARRING AS SNAKE PLISSKEN!!!!
        06/20/08


        Yes, we've all heard about the planned "Escape From New York" remake, but a much intriguing quesion -- who is going to play Snake Plissken?

        Click here to find out!

        All I can say is, he's got mighty big shoes to fill!!!!

      • WILL.I.AM TALKS ABOUT HIS BIG SCREEN DEBUT IN "X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
        06/20/08


        Black Eyed Peas rapper, Will.I.am reveals clues about the upcoming flick, "X Men Origins: Wolverine" starring Hugh Jackman.

        He's boom boom boom, a teleporter! Read the interview!

      • MY SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH JAMES MCAVOY FOR THE FILM "WANTED"
        06/19/08
        Here it is folks, my special interview with James McAvoy for "Wanted."

        I first interviewed him for "Atonement" and ever since then, I'm a big fan! He's such a great guy in person!

        We talked about:

        Being an unlikely action hero in "

      • JAMES MCAVOY ON SET OF "WANTED" PART 1
        06/19/08
        James McAvoy talking about the car scene in "Wanted" with Angelina Jolie (Part 1).

      • JAMES MCAVOY ON SET OF "WANTED" PART 2
        06/19/08
        James McAvoy talking about the car scene in "Wanted" with Angelina Jolie (Part 2).


      • JAMES MCAVOY ON SET OF "WANTED" PART 3
        06/19/08
        James McAvoy talking about the car scene in "Wanted" with Angelina Jolie (Part 3).

      • RAPPER ACTOR COMMON TALKS ABOUT "WANTED"
        06/19/08
        And here's Common for "Wanted."

        We talked about:

        His acting resume
        His involvement with the film
        Shooting in Chicago
        His character Gunsmith
        The film's theme, "fate vs. destiny"
        Morgan Freeman's character Sloan
      • THOMAS KRETSCHMANN, CROSS, TALKS ABOUT "WANTED"
        06/19/08
        Thomas Kretschmann, the assassin Cross in "Wanted" talks about his character in the movie.

        We also talked about one of the themes of the film, "humor through violence" and director Timur Bekmambetov's vision.

        Have fun with my interview :happy

      • RUSSELL CROWE, RIDLEY SCOTT TOGETHER AGAIN FOR "ROBIN HOOD" FLICK!!!
        06/19/08


        Director Ridley Scott helmed Rusell Crowe in 3 films! Scott gave Crowe a Best Actor Oscar for "Gladiator" in 2000, he tried to cast the actor in a softer light, sort of, in 2006's "A Good Year," and the duo mesmerized, alongside Denzel Washington in last year�

      • MOVIE REVIEW: "THE LOVE GURU"
        06/18/08


        It’s been 6 years since Mike Myers came up with an original character. “Austin Powers in Goldmember” opened in 2002, and since then, the comedian navigated between voicing the super-popular “Shrek” films and playing The Cat in the awful adaptation of “The Cat in the Hat.”

        If

      • AFI'S 10 CLASSIC FILMS IN 10 CLASSIC GENRES
        06/18/08


        The American Film Institute released its latest Top 10 countdown, this time it's about the 10 classic films within a certain classic genre.

        Take a look at their number 1's per genre:

        BEST ANIMATION: "SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS"
        BEST RO

      • GEORGE LUCAS NOT DIRECTING TUSKEGEE AIRMEN FILM!!!
        06/18/08


        UPDATE: THE AP REPORTED YESTERDAY, GEORGE LUCAS IS DIRECTING, BUT ACCORDING TO NEW REPORTS, HE IS NOT HELMING THE FILM ABOUT TUSKEGEE AIRMEN. READ THIS ARTICLE.

        I've always known Mister George Lucas has a heart of a gifted storyteller. It's just that recently, his

      • SPIKE LEE SET TO "TIME TRAVEL"
        06/18/08


        First he had a word fight with Clint Eastwood, now, Mister Spike Lee is set to adapt the memoir "Time Traveler."

        It's actually pretty interesting.

        Author Ronald Mallett, one of the nation's first African Americans to earn a Ph.D. in Theoretical P

      • OBITUARY: THE LEGENDARY CYD CHARISSE DIES AT 86
        06/18/08


        Miss Cyd gave such memorable performances in "Singin' in the Rain" and various MGM musical classics, but the perennial dance partner of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly passed away Tuesday in Los Angeles.

        My, my, I've been hearing of death and destruction lately

      • THE 2008 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS
        06/17/08


        Under the light of a full moon, the 2008 Annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea came to a successful close. Now in its ninth year, the event held from June 11-15, 2008 continues to grow, proving that big things can come from a little island.

        More than 20,000 people attended th

      • NEW "DARK KNIGHT" VIDEO CLIP -- TWO-FACE!!!
        06/17/08


        I'm very excited to see this sequel to "Batman Begins." Director Chris Nolan and company did such an amazing job last time, and now, with the advent of Heath Ledger's passing, "The Dark Knight" is becoming the much-hyped, much-talked-about summer movie!
      • "A FISH CALLED WANDA" -- THE MUSICAL?
        06/17/08


        It seems like every film these days are being turned into musicals! Now, our friends from cinematical, are saying, "A Fish Called Wanda" will get its own Broadway adaptation!

        And John Cleese is spearheading the project!

      • THE VATICAN SAYS NO TO "DA VINCI CODE" SEQUEL!!!
        06/17/08


        "Angels and Demons," the sequel, sort of, of "The Da Vinci Code" will not be able to shoot in and around Rome churches.

        Find out why, by clicking here.

      • OBITUARY: SPECIAL EFFECTS MASTER STAN WINSTON DIES AT 62
        06/17/08


        Oscar-winning special effects master, Stan Winston, died at his Malibu home after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 62.

        Click here for complete article.

      • STEPHEN KING, JOE HILL NOVELLA HEADED TO THE BIG SCREEN!!!
        06/17/08


        The father/son team of Stephen King and Joe Hill wrote a 60-page novella together called "Throttle," and it's now getting its own big-screen adaptation!

        It's bikers vs. a really mean tanker truck!

      • "THE INCREDIBLE HULK" SMASHES BOX-OFFICE COMPETITION!!!
        06/16/08


        "The Incredible Hulk" grabs a muscular box-office take leaping ahead of the competition for box-office supremacy! The film yanked in $54.5 million over opening weekend.

        For those folks doubting the box-office prowess of our favorite green giant, have no fear, the Hu

      • I JUST SAW "WANTED" AND I'M HOOKED!!!
        06/15/08


        You have to wait for my full review, sorry, but I'm just so excited I want to share with you sorta like my stream of consciousness directed towards "Wanted."

        First, James McAvoy made the film! He is so freaking charming, and his good boy with an edge persona fi

      • COMING SOON ON MANNYTHEMOVIEGUY.COM: AMERICA'S GAYSIAN SWEETHEART -- ALEC MAPA!!!
        06/15/08


        I thought I was America's Gaysian Sweetheart, but that hope crumbled when I met and interviewed Mister Alec Mapa!

        He's such a sweetheart, and he invited us to his home for a tęte-ŕ-tęte about everything! We talked about him growing up gay and Asian in San Francisco,

      • SEQUEL ALERT: "THE INCREDIBLE HULK"
        06/15/08


        I enjoyed "The Incredible Hulk," but I can't believe they're talking sequels already! But the big question, will Edward Norton return? He's one of the reasons the new film version works!

        Click here to read the full article!

      • HORNY TEENAGERS REJOICE! "MY TUTOR" GETS A REBOOT!!!
        06/15/08


        Remember "My Tutor" starring Matt Lattanzi? The 1983 film's tagline says, "School's Out...But Bobby's Education has Just Begun."

        Well, we're going to be re-educated again, because the Maltman Entertainment is launching a remake, and the

      • A "TITANIC" STAR FOR "CAPTAIN AMERICA?"
        06/15/08


        I know, it's too hard to believe, but according to LatinoReview, Marvel wants Leonardo DiCaprio for "Captain America."

        Wow! But Leo is a good actor, and what I noticed is that a comic book film adaptation always works with a great thespian behind the mask!
      • NO "HOBBIT" FOR JAMES MCAVOY?
        06/15/08


        According to Collider, James McAvoy confirmed that he's not going to be in the film verson of "The Hobbit."

        But I still want to hear it from him, so I'll ask him when I interview him for "Wanted."

        Stay tuned...

      • HULK SMASH!!! WATCH MY MOVIE REVIEW OF "THE INCREDIBLE HULK"!!!
        06/13/08
        And see me turn GREEN :happy



      • I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE "WANTED" STARRING ANGELINA JOLIE AND JAMES MCAVOY!!!
        06/11/08
        I'm set to watch this film this weekend, and interview the cast, and I can't wait!

        The trailer looks good, and James McAvoy has always been a very intriguing actor. I sat down with him for "Atonement," and I'm looking forward to interviewing him again.

      • "THE INCREDIBLE HULK" MOVIE REVIEW!!!
        06/11/08


        In “The Incredible Hulk” TV series, Bruce Banner (the memorable Bill Bixby) is always on the move. He’s intent on finding a cure before his alter-ego, the Hulk (Lou Ferrigno), gets unleashed by his anger.

        The new film version starring Edward Norton captures the mood and the p

      • PAUL NEWMAN MAY HAVE LUNG CANCER
        06/11/08


        I hope it's not true, and if it is, I hope he gets well soon! He's one of the few remaining movie legends we have!

        But the rumors are persisting, that Paul Newman may have lung cancer. Read the article here.

      • DIRECTOR JON FAVREAU SPEAKS OUT ABOUT "IRON MAN 2" -- HE THINKS SCHEDULE UNREALISTIC!!!
        06/10/08


        Jon Favreau helped make "Iron Man" a critical and commercial success, but I'm sensing trouble in paradise.

        He thinks Marvel Studios' target date to open "Iron Man 2" is unrealistic.

        Favreau wrote on his myspace blog that...(CLICK REA

      • SET VISIT: "FRIDAY THE 13TH" REMAKE!!!
        06/10/08


        Miss Stephanie Sanchez from iesb.net, visited the set of "Friday the 13th" the remake. Take a look at what she found.

      • "BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" THE OPERA!!!
        06/08/08


        Yes it's true! "Brokeback Mountain" the opera is set to premiere in 2013. Read the full story here!

      • "KUNG FU PANDA" KICKS BOX-OFFICE COMPETITION!!!
        06/08/08


        Jack Black beats Adam Sandler for box-office king title! Black's animated flick "Kung Fu Panda" raked in $60 million in ticket sales to debut as the weekend's No. 1 movie.

        Sandler's messy commedy, "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" opened

      • KEIRA KNIGHTLEY TO BE "MY FAIR LADY"
        06/08/08


        Can you see the similarities between Audrey Hepburn and Keira Knightley?

        I can, and we'll be able to see if Knightley can step into the iconic shoes of Hepburn in the planned remake of "My Fair Lady."

        This is interesting. The musical remake about E

      • LEONARDO DICAPRIO TO PLAY "ATARI"
        06/08/08


        Ever wondered who invented Atari? Want to see Leonardo DiCaprio star in the movie about one of the founding fathers of the videogame industry?

        Well, your wait is almost over! Paramount Pictures is preparing a film called "Atari" with Leonardo DiCaprio set to star

      • MARVIN GAYE -- THE MOVIE
        06/08/08


        The iconic Marvin Gaye is set to have a biopic with director F. Gary Gray ("Set it Off," "The Italian Job") on the helm. The working title is "Marvin: The Life Story of Marvin Gaye" targeted for a 2009 release.

        "Blood Diamond's" C.

      • I JUST SAW "THE INCREDIBLE HULK!!!"
        06/06/08


        But you have to wait for my full review next week. For now, let me touch on few things:

        1) The plot is simple but engaging
        2) The villain is actually creepy
        3) The Hulk's design is more believable -- muscle definition on his body, and more emotive facial ex

      • WATCH MY "KUNG FU PANDA" MOVIE REVIEW
        06/06/08
        Special thanks to my friends at Moore's Karate and Health Club in Indio, Ca for letting me do my review there, complete with kung fu get-up, and karate chopping kids in the background!

      • MY FIRST FILIPINO FILM REVIEW: "CAREGIVER"
        06/06/08
        Okay, if you happened to look at "About Manny!," you would have known that I was born and raised in the Philippines. So it's my homeland, and I'm proud to be a Filipino!

        Right now, I'm also appearing at The Filipino Channel (ABS-CBN) every Friday for Balitang Ame

      • A PLEA TO MOVIE BUFFS: WATCH "MONGOL" RIGHT NOW!!!
        06/06/08


        Okay, this is not a formal review, but I watched "Mongol" last weekend and fell in love with it! It tells the sweeping tale of Genghis Khan.

        This film was the official submission by Kazakhstan for the Foreign Language Film category at the 80th Academy Awards. Tak

      • CASTING NEWS: BEN KINGSLEY JOINS "PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME"
        06/06/08


        As we reported back in November, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" director, Mike Newell, is set to direct "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." And Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star as Prince Dastan.

        Now, Ben Kingsley joins the cast as the villain

      • MOVIE REVIEW: "KUNG FU PANDA"
        06/04/08


        “Kung Fu Panda” wants to teach kids that if they believe in themselves, anything is possible. While that message is taken directly from a fortune cookie, the film is a solid family entertainment. [more]

        The movie tells the tale of Po (voiced by Jack Black), a roly-poly pand

      • EXCITING RUMOR: WHO'S GOING TO REMAKE "DARK SHADOWS" AS A BIG-SCREEN PROJECT?
        06/04/08


        Remember "Dark Shadows?" The gothic soap opera about the Collins family and their friends, and all the strange occurrences that happen to them involving vampires, witches, werewolves, and such?

        Well, the 1966 TV show may be updated and I heard this fantastic duo are

      • SPOILER ALERT: ENDING OF "TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS"
        06/04/08


        I've been hearing rumors that John Conner (Christian Bale) will...

        CLICK READ MORE IF YOU WANT THE MOVIE SPOILED FOR YOU!!! [more]

        die, and he will be stuck on a cyborg body. Oh yeah, and his skin will be peeled off! Eeeewwwww.....

      • FIRST CREEPY CLIP: "TWILIGHT"
        06/04/08


        Many teens and tweens I know can't wait for the release of "Twilight," based on the popular Stephenie Meyer novel.

        The film is going to be released December 12, but for now, head on to MTV for the first ever creepy clip of the film!

      • SET PHOTOS OF "TRANSFORMERS 2"
        06/04/08


        "Transformers 2" is currently filming in Bethlehem, PA in an abandoned steel mill. One sneaky resident took pictures of the set! For more pics, click here.

      • COMING ATTRACTION: "THE WOMEN" CO-PRODUCED BY GASP...MICK JAGGER!!!
        06/04/08


        First, "The Women" was a 1936 Broadway play directed by Robert B. Sinclair, then, it was successfully adapted for the big screen by director George Cukor in 1939 starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Lucile Watson, Mary Bolan

      • "TRANSFORMERS" WINS BIG AT THE 2008 MTV MOVIE AWARDS!!!
        06/02/08


        "Transformers" rules at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards!

        I enjoyed this film last summer, and almost one year later, it was picked as the Best Movie at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.




        Other winners include Will Smith for Best Male Performance in &qu

      • CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! "SEX AND THE CITY" SCORES BIG BOX-OFFICE WIN!!!
        06/02/08


        Proving that Carrie and her pals still have their sex appeal, "Sex and the City" strutted on top of the box-office catfight with a $55.7 million opening!

        Women power! Many industry insiders believe it's the female viewers who drove the film to its No. 1 spot.
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