Michael Jackson Dies at 50 


We are following breaking news right now out of Los Angeles. Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50.

This afternoon - the pop star was taken by ambulance to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles suffering from cardiac arrest. Jackson was not breathing when he was taken from a home he is renting in the Holmby Hills area to the hospital.

I'm just sad. Another one of my childhood pop icons passed away :sad

You'll be missed Michael!

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What Do I Think of "Public Enemies?" In a Nutshell... 


Saw a screening of "Public Enemies" last night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. So what do I think of the film?

It's good not great! And I want it to be great! It's Depp! It's Bale! It's Michael Mann! But Marion Cotillard stole the show!

I will post my full review very soon, but if you can't wait, you can twitter me at http://twitter.com/mannymovies or email me at manny@mannythemovieguy.com.

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An Angel Gets Her Wings! Farrah Fawcett Dies at 62 


After a long battle with cancer, Farrah Fawcett died at the age of 62. Another one of my pop culture icons has passed away :sad

Although the actress never excelled in the movie industry, she was certainly a major TV star! She was my favorite angel in "Charlie's Angels" next to Kate Jackson's Sabrina! And she had shown some acting depth in various TV movies such as "The Burning Bed."

And yes, I had her famous poster on my wall!

For more on Miss Farrah's life, click here.

Here's a special look back at the life and times of Farrah Fawcett. Good bye Miss Farrah, and our heartfelt condolences to Ryan O'Neal and the rest of Fawcett's family :sad



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"The Dark Knight" Lords Over Saturn Awards Winning Five Nods! But "Iron Man" Got Love Too! 


"The Dark Knight" emerged as the big winner at the Saturn Awards taking home five trophies! (Check the full list of nominees here)

The Batman sequel won for action-adventure-thriller, music (Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard), writing (Christopher and Jonathan Nolan), supporting actor (Heath Ledger), and special effects.

The Saturn Awards is given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and the winners were announced June 25th.

"Iron Man" won for top sci-fi film, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" won fantasy film category, and "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" won for horror film (huh?).

Here's the complete list of the winners of the
35TH ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS

Science Fiction Film:
"Iron Man"

Fantasy Film:
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Horror Film:
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

Action/Adventure/Thriller Film:
"The Dark Knight"

Actor:
Robert Downey, Jr. ("Iron Man")

Actress:
Angelina Jolie ("Changeling")

Supporting Actor:
Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight")

Supporting Actress:
Tilda Swinton ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")

Performance by a Younger Actor:
Jaden Christopher Smith ("The Day the Earth Stood Still")

Director:
Jon Favreau ("Iron Man")

Writer:
Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan ("The Dark Knight")

Music:
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard ("The Dark Knight")

Costume:
Mary Zophres ("Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull")

Make-Up:
Greg Cannom ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")

Special Effects:
Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Timothy Webber, Paul J. Franklin ("The Dark Knight")

International Film:
"Let the Right One In"

Animated Film:
"Wall-E"

Television Series:
"Lost"

Syndicated/Cable Television Series:
"Battlestar Galactica"

Presentation on Television:
"The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice"

Actor on Television:
Edward James Olmos ("Battlestar Galactica")

Actress on Television:
Mary McDonnell ("Battlestar Galactica")

Supporting Actor on Television:
Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes")

Supporting Actress on Televison:
Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter")

Guest Starring Role on Television:
Jimmy Smits ("Dexter")

DVD Release:
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer"

DVD Special Edition Release:
Stephen King’s The Mist" - 2 disc Special Edition

DVD Classic Film Release:
"Psycho" - Universal Legacy Series

DVD Collection:
"The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration"

Series on DVD:
"Moonlight"

Retro Series on DVD:
"The Invaders"

The Life Career Award:
Lance Henriksen

The Lifetime Achievement Award:
Leonard Nimoy

The Visionary Award:
Jeffrey Katzenberg

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"Watchmen" Fans Rejoice! The Much-Talked About Director's Cut to be Shown in Theaters! But There's a Catch! 


Save the date! You'll be able to see Zack Snyder's "Watchmen" director's cut on July 17!

But here's the catch:

It's for one-week theatrical release only, and will just be shown in four venues namely Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York.

So if you're not from those cities, you're out of luck!

What's so great about the director's cut of "Watchmen?" Well, Snyder's cut has 25 ADDITIONAL MINUTES! I'm intrigued! Perhaps, this version will be a better cut than its original theatrical release.

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