John Cusack to Star as Edgar Allen Poe in "The Raven" 


John Cusack is set to play Edgar Allen Poe in "The Raven" from director James McTeigue. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it's a fictional thriller set in 1849 Baltimore during "the last five days of Poe's life in which he is forced to partner with a detective in search of a serial killer who has kidnapped Poe's fiancé and has gone on a spree of murders that mimics the author's work."

At one point, both Joaquin Phoenix and Ewan McGregor were in talks to play Poe, while Jeremy Renner had to bow out of production because of "Mission: Impossible 4." "The Hurt Locker" star was supposed to play the detective.

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Hello Las Vegas! KTNV-ABC Welcomes Me with Open Arms! It's Such a Sin! 


Las Vegas was my home for a few years back in the early part of the decade, and the city has always been near and dear to me. That's why I am very happy to report that I'm going back to Vegas, well, at least you'll be able to see me there!

Channel 13 Action News (KTNV), the ABC affiliate, is running my movie reviews/celebrity interviews, every Friday on their Morning Blend Show at 9am with Dao Vu and Shawn Tempesta. I love these two! Very, very sweet!

Check out KTNV's website by clicking here, and my Morning Blend appearance right here. My debut there was my movie review combo of "The Expendables" vs. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." Check it out!

I can also be seen at KMTV/CBS Omaha (check out the link here), and The Filipino Channel (TFC) Balitang America every Friday at 5:30 pacific (it's also being televised nationwide/worldwide so check their site right here for more info). The show Balitang America is being seen by millions of Filipinos worldwide!

Oh yeah, and last but not least, please pay a visit to my own Manny the Movie Guy TV. It's through Film Annex and it's a really cool site! It helps struggling filmmakers so check it out right here. They always have contests and fun stuff you can do while earning money!

So there you have it, yeah, I'm very busy, but I'm having fun!!!

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Watch My Top 10 Best Films of Summer 2010 
To read my full article on the Top 10 Best Films of Summer 2010, click here, otherwise, click the video below and have fun!



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Paging Katie Holmes it's Adam Sandler, "True Blood" Star to "Scream," Impossible Mission for "Hurt Locker" Actor, We Really Love You "Phillip Morris," and Angelina Jolie is "Unforgiven!"  


Today, I was bombarded with all the news I could handle, so I'm sharing them with you!

Katie Holmes may soon star with Adam Sandler and Al Pacino in the new Columbia Pictures comedy, "Jack and Jill" from director Dennis Dugan. Mrs. Tom Cruise is in talks to play Sandler's wife while Pacino is set to play, get this, himself! Sandler will play BOTH Jack and Jill, twins with issues. It's sorta like a family comedy which is perfect because teh film is set on Thanksgiving. THR

"True Blood" star Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell are set to make cameos in "Scream 4." Wes Craven's film has a top secret script but we're hearing that both Paquin and Bell will cameo in the same vein as Drew Barrymore's in the original "Scream." I'm excited for this film as I'm a fan of the "Scream" franchise, and with a reported 140-page script, this may well be the longest film of the series. THR

"The Hurt Locker's" Jeremy Renner is joining Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible 4." Brad Bird is directing the film from a script by Josh Applebaum and André Nemec. Shooting is expected to begin this fall with a Dec. 16, 2011 opening date. THR



So finally, after months (actually more than a year!) of waiting, "I Love You Phillip Morris" is coming to theaters near you! The film billed as the gay movie with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor will open in theaters near you on Dec. 3 thanks to Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment. The "Bad Santa" team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa wrote and directed the film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. I wonder if the American version will slightly differ from the global version. I saw the film, it was okay, not that memorable, but I did enjoy the performances! So mark your calendars, Dec. 3rd, and see Carrey and McGregor go gay! Yay! Here's the trailer:



Angelina Jolie is being courted by producer Graham King to star in "Unforgiven." No, this one's not a remake of the Clint Eastwood film, it's based on a British miniseries. Christopher McQuarrie is adapting for the big screen. Jolie will star as a jailed woman who's attempting to rejoin society after serving a 15-year prison term. Sounds like a Jolie project doesn't it? DEADLINE

That's it for now, all the fantastic movie news I could muster!

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Top 10 Best Films of Summer 2010! Did Your Favorite Make My List? 


I was about to give up on Hollywood this summer. “Iron Man 2” did not soar like its predecessor, audiences gave up on “Sex and the City 2,” and “Jonah Hex” imploded at the box-office.


But there were still some bright spots in our summer moviegoing experience. These films provoked, entertained, cajoled, and gave us hope. Here are my Top 10 picks for the Best Films of Summer 2010. Read More...

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