Eddie Murphy to Portray Richard Pryor in New Biopic 

This picture was on the cover of People Magazine dated July 11, 1983. Twenty six years later, Eddie Murphy will play the guy he's pictured with -- the iconic comedian, Richard Pryor.

Murphy has reportedly signed up to star in "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?" The best part? The actor is going to return to the loving arms of his "Dreamgirls" director, Bill Condon, who also produced this year's Oscars.

And Murphy, working hard to remove "Meet Dave" and "Norbit" from moviegoers' minds, has reportedly waived his usual multi-million dollar fee to get the chance to play Pryor, and prove his acting mettle!

This film will certainly have drama! The film will showcase Pryor's much-publicized battles with alcohol and drug addiction, and then in the end, his struggle with multiple sclerosis. The icon died in 2005.

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Coming Up on mannythemovieguy.com -- "Watchmen" Review and "Race to Witch Mountain" Galore! 

This is what I'm going to say about "Watchmen" for now, I....enjoyed it! I'll post my review soon!


A fun, nostalgia-inducing film! I love the original, I've always wanted to be Tony and Tia :happy

I'll post my review and interviews with the cast including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and AnnaSophia Robb, very very soon...

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Jim Carrey, Jake Gyllenhaal to Sing and Dance in "Damn Yankees" 

New Line Cinema is planning a contemporary version of the classical musical, "Damn Yankees," and they're attaching both Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal to star!

It's going to be produced by the folks behind "Hairspray," Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

The original musical was first a big Broadway success in 1955 and won 7 tony Awards! It's a story about Joe Boyd who makes a pact with the devil who transforms him into slugger Joe Hardy to help his struggling pro baseball team.

But there's a price of course! Boyd's soul!

Tan dan dan....

Carrey is going to play the devil and Gyllenhaal to star as Boyd aka Hardy.

And just for approved measure, the devil hires Lola, a lost soul, to seduce Hardy and seal his fate!

No word yet on who's going to star as Lola.

More tan dan dan...

There was, of course, a 1958 Warner Bros. film starring Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, and Tab Hunter.

Take a look at the trailer of the original film, and then picture Carrey and Gyllenhaal in the roles!

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You've Read It, Now Watch It -- My Movie Review of "Two Lovers" -- The "Supposed" Final Film of Joaquin Phoenix 
Love him or hate him, Joaquin Phoenix is a fantastic actor. And his supposed to be final film, "Two Lovers," is a testament to his greatness!

So this movie review is a plea! For you to watch "Two Lovers," and for Phoenix to forget rapping, and return to acting...quick!

Watch my review :happy

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Watch the Latest Release from the Brilliant Coen Brothers! And It's All for a Good Cause! 
I received a press release today teasing about the Coen Brothers. Being a fan, I got excited...until...I discovered it's a commercial, a public service announcement, if you may, about the real truth about "clean coal."

So I looked at it, and it has all the Coen Brothers' witty trademark. And it kind of makes you think! So there's nothing wrong with that...

See the video below, and I'll also paste parts of the press release, and if you so choose to know more, go to their website right here.

Here's the press release:

When it comes to making cutting edge films like "Fargo," "No Country for Old Men," and "The Big Lebowski," Joel and Ethan Coen are the real deal.

Now, they've got one more title on that impressive list.

"Air Freshener" is directed by the Coen brothers, and we're proud to say it's Reality's latest ad -- calling out the coal industry's ridiculous claims that coal is clean as only the Coen brothers can. Watch it now:

And here's the spot:

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