Get Ready for "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" the Movie! 


First of all, isn't this decision from Summit Entertainment to acquire film and TV rights to John Gray's "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" a bit late? I think, culturally, we've all moved on past the Mars/Venus phenomena, BUT, the property has sold 50 million books in 45 territories worldwide, so this may be a wise choice.

But what will the movie be about? Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun have been set to produce via their BermanBraun banner, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, "the producers weren't ready to tip their hand about what direction the film might take, saying it was still in early development, but the moniker suggests the possibility of a high-concept ensemble comedy along the lines of the hit 2009 release "He's Just Not That Into You."'

Oh yes, another romantic comedy about the battle of the sexes, brilliant!

But Berman served as an executive producer on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," one of my favorite TV shows of all time, so I'm giving this project the benefit of the doubt!

Berman and Braun even went on saying that the Mars/Venus franchise is "the Rosetta Stone for understanding the opposite sex."

Wow, the Rosetta Stone!

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Please Visit Me on MannytheMovieGuyTV.com, I'm Lonely! 


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven't yet, please visit me on my fantastic TV site, MannytheMovieGuyTV.com courtesy of our friends from FilmAnnex.com.

The Film Annex folks added this new feature where you can comment and connect on my page and all of my videos. It's all about joining the conversation :happy

You'll see my latest reviews there, and my latest celebrity interviews, so it's fun fun fun! Plus you can comment if you didn't like or liked my reviews/interviews. It's your chance to be heard!

And just FYI, I totally support Film Annex for its grassroots efforts in connecting movie buffs! It's a free online video and Web TV platform where you can watch movies online and download films by award winning filmmakers. And for Filmmakers, Film Annex promotes your movies for free and finances your film productions. Upload your film today and demand your Web TV to showcase your work and generate revenues.

So MannytheMovieGuyTV.com and FilmAnnex.com, those two sites should satisfy the movie buff in you! Have fun and visit me soon!

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Our Proud "Movie Loot" Winners! 


Last week, we gave away a great "Movie Loot" prize package courtesy of our friends at Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, and Paramount/DreamWorks. This week, they sent me a picture to share with y'all!

Staff Sergeant Lennie Sims from Kentucky won, he's finishing a year tour in Kuwait with the US Army right now. So why did we choose him? He's proudly serving our country, he's a movie buff, and the Movie Loot will brighten his and his family's day :happy

And take a look at their picture! The Sims' kids look happy wearing and holding the prizes which include:

"Clash of the Titans" giveaway
"How to Train Your Dragon" giveaway
"The Last Song" giveaway

Thank you to the Sims family, and thanks to everyone who entered! More prizes coming up, including, gasp, a signed "Kick-Ass" poster! Details to come!

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Ooops, Final Box-Office Numbers Are In -- "Kick-Ass" Kicks "How to Train Your Dragon" to No. 2 


On Sunday, Paramount had estimated "How to Train Your Dragon" would take in $20 million in box-office sales, while Lionsgate claimed $19.75 million for "Kick-Ass." (See story by clicking right here)

Now, final official report revealed that "Kick-Ass" rung up $19.8 million versus "Dragon's" weekend haul of $19.6 million.

This is actually not bad for both studios. For Lionsgate, having "Kick-Ass" dominate box-office is a blessing, since many insiders were viewing the film's R-rating as a hindrance. For Paramount/DreamWorks Animation, this shows that "How to Train Your Dragon" has staying power at the box-office, having only been beaten by $200,000 by "Kick-Ass."

The box-office flip-flop is pretty much a repeat of last week, when on Sunday, Fox said "Date Night" won the weekend, but with Monday's final figures, "Clash of the Titans" emerged victorious.

Here's the list of the Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of April 16:

1. "Kick-Ass," $19.8 million.
2. "How to Train Your Dragon," $19.6 million.
3. "Date Night," $17.3 million.
4. "Death at a Funeral," $17 million.
5. "Clash of the Titans," $15.8 million.
6. "The Last Song," $5.8 million.
7. "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?", $4.2 million.
8. "Hot Tub Time Machine," $3.55 million.
9. "Alice in Wonderland," $3.54 million.
10. "The Bounty Hunter," $3.2 million.

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Yay! "How to Train Your Dragon" Flies Back Atop Box-Office! 


It's another "too close to call" weekend as "How to Train Your Dragon" soared back to the top, fending off "Kick-Ass." The fantastic animated adventure earned $20 million at the box-office, versus $19.75 million for "Kick-Ass." (Watch my movie review of "Kick-Ass" right here)

"How to Train Your Dragon" made a rare dramatic leap back to the top. So far, the DreamWorks Animation film raised its total to $158.6 million. The film's quality gave it longevity at the box-office. (Check out my movie review right here, and my interviews with Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and writers/director Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)

Last weekend, it was a "too close to call" fight between "Date Night" and "Clash of the Titans" but the greek mythology actioner eventually won. This week, the remake starring Sam Worthington, fell to No. 5 with $15.8 million. (Check out my movie review of "Clash of the Titans" right here)

The No. 3 spot was also too close to call with "Date Night" slightly edging out "Death at a Funeral." The Steve Carell-Tina Fey film made $17.3 million while the Chris Rock comedy remake earned $17 million.

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of April 16:

1. "How to Train Your Dragon," $20 million.
2. "Kick-Ass," $19.75 million.
3. "Date Night," $17.3 million.
4. "Death at a Funeral," $17 million.
5. "Clash of the Titans," $15.8 million.
6. "The Last Song," $5.8 million.
7. "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?", $4.2 million.
8. "Hot Tub Time Machine," $3.55 million.
9. "Alice in Wonderland," $3.54 million.
10. "The Bounty Hunter," $3.2 million.

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