So Long Maurice Sendak! Thanks for "Where the Wild Things Are!" 

This is sad. Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator, who illuminated the dark path of growing up with books like "Where the Wild Things Are" has passed away. He was 83.

Sendak died at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. To read more on the life and times of Maurice Sendak, click here.

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Duh! "The Avengers" Shatters Box-Office Opening Records! 

Marvel's "The Avengers" was quite smashing!

We all knew that the movie would do marvelous business, but we didn't expect it to be this huge! The fantastic film from writer-director Joss Whedon assembled a record-breaking $200.3 million debut. (Watch "The Avengers" movie review)

The film, starring Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), broke the previous record of $169.2 million set by the "Harry Potter" finale.

(To win exclusive Marvel's "The Avengers" prize pack courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, click here)

But wait, there's more! "The Avengers" has sold $151.5 million worth of tickets overseas bringing its total to $441.5 million internationally and its worldwide total to $641.8 million. Smashing indeed!

(Disney will released its actual "Avengers" any minute now! Will keep you posted) Disney has revealed that the actual box-office take of "The Avengers" totaled to $207.4 million!

For now, here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for Weekend of May 4th:

1. The Avengers $200.3

2. Think Like a Man $8

3. The Hunger Games $5.7

4. The Lucky One $5.5

5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits $5.4

6. Five-Year Engagement $5.1

7. The Raven $2.5

8. Safe $2.47

9. Chimpanzee $2.4

10. The Three Stooges $1.8

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Win MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS Exclusive Prizes from Walt Disney Pictures 

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

*** “The Avengers” Poster (picture below)
*** “The Avengers” T-Shirt
*** “The Avengers” Frisbee

Everything you need to assemble your own team! HA!

How to enter:

1) Go to my Facebook page on
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:


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 of our "Avengers" contest, HAVE FUN!!!!

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Joss Whedon is the True Hero of "The Avengers!" Why? Watch My Movie Review! 

For my written review of "The Avengers," click here.

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New "Spider-Man" Trailer! This One Actually Makes Me Want to See the Movie! 
Like most folks, my mind still has fresh memories of the Tobey Maguire/Sam Raimi "Spider-Man" collaboration, so I was hesitant, at least in the beginning, to welcome this new film starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. But I adore director Marc Webb, the guy who gave us the fantastic "500 Days of Summer," so this may be worth it.

And the new trailer, just released by Sony Pictures, is a much, much better representation of the new "Spider-Man." More action, more Lizard (Rhys Ifans), more brooding, more mischief! In shore, more fun!

We'll see if the film will entangle us in a web of entertainment when it opens on July 3rd. For now, enjoy the latest trailer of our friendly, neighborhood "Spider-Man!"

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