"Final Destination 5" Makes Bloody Imax 3D History 


Warner Bros. has announced that "Final Destination 5" will be released on Imax 3D screens when it opens Aug. 12.

It's the first of the popular franchise to be released on Imax.

Now you can watch all the blood and gore bigger and better!

Stay tuned and come back to mannythemovieguy.com, I'm interviewing the cast and crew of "Final Destination 5" and I will post all my fun interviews right here.

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Clint Eastwood's "Hoover" and Hanks/Bullock 9/11 Drama Get Release Dates!  


Warner Bros. has announced that their upcoming Oscar bait, Clint Eastwood's Hoover" will be released on Nov. 9. Yay! I can't wait for this movie!

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the iconic F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover. The script is written by "Milk's" Dustin Lance Black.

Warner will open the film on Nov. 9 in select cities, and expand it nationwide on Nov. 11.

Another Warner Oscar bait starring Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock from Oscar contender Stephen Daldry ("The Reader," "The Hours") is the drama "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close." This 9/11 drama will be released in limited markets Christmas Day to quality for the Oscars.

Expanding nationwide on Jan. 20, 2012, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" is about a boy who believes that his father (Hanks), a victim of 9/11, left a final message for him. But his mother (Bullock) does not want to believe him, so the boy begins his journey in search of his father's message. Aw...

And now, for a non-Oscar bait topic, Warner also revealed that the sequel to "Journey to the Center of the Earth" will have its release date moved from Jan. 27, 2012 to Feb. 10, 2012. Starring Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, and Kristin Davis, is now called "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island."

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Statham vs. Owen -- Check Out "Killer Elite" Trailer 


You may groan by saying that Robert De Niro is back with another movie just to pay his mortgage but take heed, at least Clive Owen is there with him and Jason Statham is even tagging along.

In "Killer Elite," Statham stars as an ex-special ops agents who is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor played by Robert De Niro. Now, he must kill three smart assassins and their cunning leader (Clive Owen) in order to complete his near-impossible mission.

The movie is being released on September 23rd, and we'll see then if all your groaning is worth it. For now, watch the trailer below:



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"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do James Franco and the Chimps Get? 


The "Planet of the Apes" series, especially the classic 1968 film starring Charlton Heston, was a cautionary tale about the unthinkable consequences of man playing God. That main thesis is highlighted in the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" which shows the evolution of the apes revolution.


Set in present day San Francisco, James Franco as scientist Will Rodman is the one playing God. He works for Gen-Sys, a large pharmaceutical corporation conducting genetic research to develop a benign virus that restores damaged human brain tissue. Read More...

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Final Tally: "Cowboys & Aliens" Narrowly Beats "The Smurfs" 


It was a nail-biting box-office drama over the weekend. The big question was, would the under-performing "Cowboys & Aliens" outshine the over-performing "The Smurfs" at the box-office?

("Cowboys & Aliens" Movie Review)

Then Sunday morning, it was a draw.

Both Sony Pictures ("The Smurfs") and Universal ("Cowboys & Aliens") each projected that their respective movies would earn $36.2 million, a tie for No. 1. The final results on Monday would decide whether movie audiences favored the western sci-fi over the little blue creatures.

And now this.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Cowboys & Aliens" starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, "appears to have pulled narrowly ahead of dark horse 'The Smurfs' to win the weekend box office race."

"Cowboys" is expected to claim the top spot with $35.7 million to $36 million, while "Smurfs" settled for No. 2 with $35.6 million.

Previous weekend's box-office champ, "Captain America: The First Avenger" slipped to No. 3 with $24.9 million.

RELATED READINGS:

"Captain America: The First Avenger" movie review

Watch my fun one-on-one interview with Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) right here, with Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) right here, with Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) right here, and with director Joe Johnston right here


The other new entry to the box-office race was Steve Carell's "Crazy, Stupid, Love" co-starring Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Kevin Bacon, and Emma Stone. The romantic dramedy which earned the Critics' Choice Seal of Approval from the Broadcast Film Critics Association earned a respectable $19.3 million to enter at No. 5.

("Crazy, Stupid,Love" Movie Review)

Meanwhile, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" continued to make box-office history. The final film of the "Harry Potter" franchise now ranks as the highest grossing title ever released overseas by distributor Warner Bros.

("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Movie Review)

"Deathly Hallows 2" also has now grossed $1.01 billion worldwide, but "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is about to enter the $1 billion club very soon. The third "Transformers" movie has generated worldwide total of $983 million over the weekend.

("Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Movie Review)

"Cowboys & Aliens" was expected to open in the $42 million to $45 million range, while "The Smurfs" was projected to debut between $25 million to $30 million. "Cowboys" cost $163 million to produce while "Smurfs" cost $110 million.

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office Movies for weekend of July 29th:

1 "Cowboys & Aliens," $36 million

2 "The Smurfs," $35.6

3. "Captain America: The First Avenger," $24.9 million

4. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," $21.9 million

5. "Crazy, Stupid, Love," $19.3 million

6. "Friends with Benefits," $9.3 million

7. "Horrible Bosses," $7.1 million

8. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," $6 million

9. "Zookeeper," $4.2 million

10. "Cars 2," $2.3 million

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