It's a Man, It's an Animal, It's "Manimal" and It's Coming to Theaters Near You! 


Remember the NBC early 80s show called "Manimal?" No? Well, don't worry, the premise is pretty simple. It's about Dr. Jonathan Chase, a rich doctor who morphs into animals in order to fight crime! Yup it was a campy show, and NBC cancelled it after just eight episodes. The series, starring Simon McCorkindale and Melody Anderson was created by Glen A. Larson, the TV producer who gave us "Magnum P.I., " "Knight Rider," and "Battlestar Galactica" among others.

Now, according to THR, Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the movie rights to "Manimal" and is developing a live action/CG Hybrid film. Sony is fast becoming the studio who gives you the live action/CG Hybrid films that you really don't care about but you'll watch anyway. Movies like "The Smurfs" last summer which grossed a head-scratching $500-million box-office take, the unavoidable sequel, and the upcoming "ALF."

Are you excited to see "Manimal?" For now, watch his transformation from the 1980s TV show:



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"Silver Linings PLaybook" Triumphs at Toronto International Film Festival! See Full List of Award Winners" 


David O. Russell's dramedy, "Silver Linings Playbook" took home the Blackberry People's Choice Award at the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival. Based on the seriocomic novel by Matthew Quick, Russell also wrote the screenplay starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.

Distributed by The Weinstein Company, "Silver Linings Playbook" joins previous TIFF winners "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," and "Precious." The dramedy is certainly in great Oscar company!

Runners-up were Ben Affleck's "Argo" and Eran Riklis' "Zaytoun."

Here's the complete list of the winners of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival:

People's Choice Award:

"Silver Linings Playbook," directed by David O. Russell
Runners-up: "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck and "Zaytoun," directed by Eran Riklis

People's Choice Award For Documentary:

"Artifact," directed by Bartholomew Cubbins
Runners-up: "Storm Surfers 3D," directed by Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan," and "Revolution," directed by Rob Stewart

People's Choice Award For Midnight Madness:

"Seven Psychopaths," directed by Martin McDonagh
Runners-up: "The Bay," directed by Barry Levinson and "John Dies at the End," directed by Don Coscarelli

Best Canadian Feature Film:

"Laurence Anyways," directed by Xavier Dolan

Best Canadian First Feature Film:

"Antiviral," directed by Brandon Cronenberg and "Blackbird," directed by Jason Buxton (TIE)

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:

"In The House," directed by Francois Ozon

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:

"Call Girl," directed by Mikael Marcimain

NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film:

"The Land of Hope," directed by Sion Sono

Award For Best Canadian Short Film:

"Keep a Modest Head," directed by Deco Dawson

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"Resident Evil: Retribution" is Alive and Kicking at the Box-Office! 


"Resident Evil: Retribution" just won't die! The fifth installment of the popular franchise took the No. 1 spot at the box-office with $21.1 million. Starring Milla Jovovich, "Resident Evil: Retribution" beat the Disney/Pixar "Finding Nemo" 3D re-release which debuted at No. 2 with $17.5 million. (Top 10 Best Pixar Movies Ever Made)

Previous weekend's box-office champ, Lionsgate's "The Possession" fell to No. 3 with $5.8 million. So far, the scary flick has made $41.2 million in three weeks.

But the big news at the box-office this past weekend was "The Master," the Paul Thomas Anderson's flick that may or may not be about Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the master and Joaquin Phoenix as the servant, "The Master" made $729,745 at the box-office which transferred roughly about $145,949 per theater. The film was only on five screens so it's huge!

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of September 14th:

1. "Resident Evil: Retribution," $21.1 million ($50 million international).
2. "Finding Nemo," $17.5 million.
3. "The Possession," $5.8 million.
4. "Lawless," $4.2 million.
5. "ParaNorman," $3 million.
6. "The Expendables 2," $3 million.
7. "The Words," $2.88 million.
8. "The Bourne Legacy," $2.875 million.
9. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," $2.5 million.
10. "The Campaign," $2.4 million.

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My Top 10 Best Pixar Movies Ever Made! Ranking Pixar Films Until 2012! 
Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” makes a splash again at the box-office this weekend with its 3D re-release and that got me thinking – What are the Top 10 Best Pixar Movies Ever Made? At least until this year’s “Brave?” I had to omit some movies, embrace others more, and come up with my favorite Pixar films. Did your favorite make my list? Check it out:



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Here's the New "Lincoln" Trailer, or "I See Oscars!" 
Yes, it has Oscars written all over it, at least based on the trailer. It has great Oscar pedigree starting with Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Not to mention Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant, James Spader as WN Bilbo, John Hawkes as Robert Latham, and David Straithairn as Secretary of State William Seward. It's based, in part, on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin and adapted by Tony Kushner. Oh yeah, and it's directed by a little-known director named Steven Spielberg. We'll see if this has Spielberg's magic when "Lincoln" opens on November 16.

For now, let's take a look at the new trailer:



Here's the synopsis from Yahoo:

Synopsis
Steven Spielberg helms his long-in-the-making biopic of Abraham Lincoln for DreamWorks and Touchstone Pictures. Daniel Day-Lewis portrays the former head of state in the Tony Kushner-penned adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, TEAM OF RIVALS, which chronicles the President's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War.

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