See New Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Anti-Scientology Movie "The Master!" 
Like you, I love 2007's "There Will Be Blood," yet, Paul Thomas Anderson has not made a movie since then...until now! This one's called "The Master" and is supposedly inspired by Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard according to Gawker. The highly-anticipated film tells the story of a charismatic intellectual who starts a cult called "The Cause." Philip Seymour Hoffman is "The Master," cult leader Lancaster Dodd, and Joaquin Phoenix (welcome back!) is drifter Freddie Quell who was the Master's right-hand man until he starts questioning The Cause. Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Rami Malek, Ambyr Childers, and Jesse Plemons co-star in this Oscar hopeful opening October 12th of this year. Check out the teaser/trailer below and Phoenix's taut acting:



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Hey America, Did You Miss Ron Burgundy's Hot Breath in Your Ear? See New "Anchorman 2" Teaser Trailer!  
The sight of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner in their Channel 4 costumes is enough to make us "Anchorman" fans classy! The teaser trailer, exclusively attached to the first-week screenings of Paramount's "The Dictator" is finally here! Thanks to Funny or Die, we can share it all with you! Take a look!



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See the First Teaser Trailer for the New James Bond Film "Skyfall" 
Will director Sam Mendes give us a better Bond movie? Is Daniel Craig still up for the challenges of playing our favorite secret agent? I wanna know the secrets from M's (Dame Judi Dench) past! And, will Javier Bardem create a memorable villain much like Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men?" Stay tuned..."Skyfall" falls into theaters November 9th.



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"Battleship," "The Dictator" No Match for "The Avengers!" 


"The Avengers" has torpedoed "Battleship" into the "John Carter" territory.

Marvel's "The Avengers," distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, continued to dominate the box-office claiming the No. 1 spot for its third-straight weekend. The superhero team, assembled by writer/director Joss Whedon, earned $55.1 million in the U.S. and $56 million overseas for a grand total of almost $1.2 billion.

Universal's "Battleship" starring Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, and Rihanna debuted in the U.S. at No. 2 with $25.4 million, well below everyone's expectations. The action adventure, released in April overseas, has a cumulative total of $252.1 million. Budgeted at over $200 million, "Battleship" may soon join "John Carter" as one of the costliest films in recent history. ("Battleship" and "The Dictator" movie review right here)

Meanwhile, Sacha Baron Cohen's irreverent comedy, "The Dictator," premiered at No. 3 with $17.4 million. Since its release last Wednesday, the Paramount laugh-a-minute has sold $24.5 million worth of box-office tickets.

(To win exclusive "The Dictator" prize pack, click here)

To see my interviews with Sir Ben Kingsley for THE DICTATOR, click here; with Anna Faris, click here; with Jason Mantzoukas, click here

"Dark Shadows," the latest Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration fell to No. 4 with $12.8 million, while Lionsgate's latest box-office entry, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" starring Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz debuted at No. 5 with $10.5 million.

"The Avengers" is now the 4th highest grossing film of all time right after "Avatar" ($2.8 billion), "Titanic ($2.2 billion), and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($1.3 billion).

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of May 18th:

1. “The Avengers,” $55.1 million.
2. “Battleship,” $25.4 million.
3. “The Dictator,” $17.4 million.

4. “Dark Shadows,” $12.8 million.
5. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” $10.5 million.
6. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” $3.3 million.
7. “The Hunger Games,” $3 million.
8. “Think Like a Man,” $2.7 million.
9. “The Lucky One,” $1.8 million.
10. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” $1.5 million.

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Win One Million Wadiyan Money, Okay, THE DICTATOR Exclusive Prize Pack From Paramount Pictures! 


This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we have fantastic prizes from the film “THE DICTATOR” courtesy of our friends from Paramount Pictures. One lucky winner will take home the following:





*** “The Dictator” T-shirt featuring Wadiya
*** “The Dictator” cups
*** “The Dictator” Wadiyan money, one million Wadiyan dollars, wait, do they call their currency dollars? HA!
*** “The Dictator” mini-poster of Admiral General Aladeen
*** “The Dictator” stickers
*** And my favorite, “The Dictator” beard! Yes, you too can look like Admiral General Aladeen aka Sacha Baron Cohen, like in the picture.




Everything you need to be a respected dictator! HA!

How to enter:

1) Go to my Facebook page on www.facebook.com/MannyTheMovieGuy
2) Like my page
3) Like the contest post

And that’s it! Just like me forever and ever!

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on:

FRIDAY, MAY 25TH BY 5PM (PACIFIC)

It’s as easy as that! So what are you waiting for? Go to my Facebook page right now, and good luck!

Sorry international friends, this is only for U.S. residents

Here's the video to explain our contest further! HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK!



To watch my movie review of THE DICTATOR, click here.

To see my interviews with Sir Ben Kingsley for THE DICTATOR, click here; with Anna Faris, click here; with Jason Mantzoukas, click here

And here's more details on the movie from Yahoo:

Synopsis

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

In Theaters • May 16, 2012

MPAA Rating R (for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images)
Genres Comedy

DIRECTOR: Larry Charles

CAST

Sacha Baron Cohen
Jason Mantzoukas
Ben Kingsley
Anna Faris
J.B. Smoove

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