Best of 2010 -- My Favorite Celebrity Interviews, Movie Reviews -- Fun! Fun! Fun! 


It’s that time of the year again, when I trot out the best of the best of my celebrity interviews and movie reviews. Looking back at 2010, man, was I heavy! LOL, but I had a great time last year, and looking forward to a bigger and brighter 2011!

Take a look, and I hope I bring a smile to your face. I call this one Manny the Movie Guy Version 4.0 since this is the fourth time I made a best of. If you want to see my evolution as Manny the Movie Guy, click here, fun times down memory lane. But here’s version 4.0:



Featured on this video (they're all clickable!):

“The Last Airbender” movie review
“Nanny McPhee Returns” movie review
“True Grit” movie review
“Despicable Me” movie review
“Modern Scary Movies”
“She’s Out of My League” interview
“Remember Me” interview with Pierce Brosnan
“The Kids Are All Right” interview with Julianne Moore
“Jonah Hex” interview with Josh Brolin
Academy Awards Oscars predictions
“Alice in Wonderland” movie review
“Clash of the Titans” movie review
“Kick-Ass” movie review
Summer Movie Preview
“Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” interview with Bette Midler
“Dinner for Schmucks” interview with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd
“How to Train Your Dragon” interview with Craig Ferguson
“Somewhere” interview with Sofia Coppola
“Remember Me” interview with director and writer
“Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” interview with Christina Applegate and James Marsden
“How to Train Your Dragon” interview with Jay Baruchel
“The Kids Are All Right” interview with Mark Ruffalo
“Iron Man 2” movie review
“Babies” movie review
“Robin Hood” movie review
“Shrek Forever After” movie review
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” movie review
“Toy Story 3” movie review
“Splice” movie review
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” movie review
“The Morning Blend” live show from ABC Las Vegas
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” screening in Palm Springs
“Remember Me” interview with Robert Pattinson
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” movie review
“Inception” movie review
“Step Up 3D” movie review
“Step Up 3D” interviews with Adam Sevani, tWitch, and Legacy
“Palm Springs – Playground of the Stars”
“Yogi Bear” interview with Anna Faris
“Furry Vengeance” interview with Brendan Fraser
“Jackass 3D” interview with cast
“Greenberg” interview with Ben Stiller
“Splice” interview with Adrien Brody
“Piranha 3D” interview with Elisabeth Shue
“127 Hours” interview with James Franco and director Danny Boyle
“Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” interview with Mr. Tinkles
“Yogi Bear” interview with Yogi Bear (Dan Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake)
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” movie review
“Shrek Forever After” interview with Walt Dohrn (Rumpelstiltskin)
“Tron: Legacy” movie review

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Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? Tom Hardy as Bane? Intriguing Batman News! 


Warner Bros. has issued a press release regarding Christopher Nolan's new Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises." And it's intriguing!

First, Anne Hathaway will purr her way as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman! I hope Hathaway channels the Michelle Pfeiffer version from Tim Burton's "Batman Returns" and not Halle Berry's version in the horrible "Catwoman."

Then, we have Tom Hardy, the guy who stole all his scenes in the brilliant "Inception," as Bane:



In the Batman myth, Bane is a fascinating character and known as the king of the Gotham underworld. But before that, he was a prisoner at the fictional Caribbean Republic of Santa Prisca, in a prison called Peña Duro ("Hard Rock"). There, he became the king of Peña Duro prison where he was forced to become a test subject for a mysterious drug known as Venom. Instead of killing him, the drug increased his physical strength but he must take it every 12 hours or he would suffer side-effects.

Bane also carries a teddy bear he calls Osito. See? Lots of drama and character development right? No wonder, Nolan added him into the mix.

Both Catwoman and Bane will join the pantheon of Batman villains that Nolan paid homage to namely the Scarecrow, Ras Al-Ghul, Two-Face, and of course, the Joker.

In the press release (via LA Times), Nolan said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”

Here's what the director said about Hardy, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

Nolan co-wrote the script with his brother, Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by the director and David S. Goyer. Nolan is also producing the film whit his wife, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

We all have to wait until July 20, 2012 to see Nolan's masterpiece, and truth be told, I can't freaking wait!

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Robert Downey Jr. in Drag? It Must Be "Sherlock Holmes 2!" Check Out First Behind-the-Scenes 


Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. return to the loving arms of director Guy Ritchie for the sequel to "Sherlock Holmes." Entertainment Tonight's cameras paid the set a visit and caught Downey Jr. in drag!

The actors also praised their new femme fatale, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's" Noomi Rapace!

Here's the official logline, and yes, Professor Moriarty is the big bad in this sequel:

Warner Bros. returns to the scene of the crime with this sequel to their wildly successful revamp of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character. Robert Downey Jr. stars alongside Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO's Noomi Rapace. MAD MEN's Jared Harris also joins the cast as the arch villain, Professor Moriarty.


"Sherlock Holmes 2" hits theaters December 16th. For now, check out the ET video below (if the video is not working, here's the link):



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Will You Go to School With this "X-Men: First Class?" See First Image! 


Our friends at Collider posted this first image of the cast of "X-Men: First Class." Are you interested in this Matthew Vaughn-directed film? I enjoyed "Kick-Ass" so I have faith that Vaughn will take this franchise higher!

"X-Men: First Class" arrives in theaters June 3rd from Fox. So what is the film about? Here you go:

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.


Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

The teenage years of the mutants are explored at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel
Release Date: June 3rd, 2011 (wide)
Distributors: 20th Century Fox
Production Co.: Donners Company, Marvel Studios, Donners Company
Studios: 20th Century Fox
Filming Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
Georgia, USA
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Produced by: Gregory Goodman, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg

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"I Am Love," "Glee" Win Big at Dorian Awards! 


The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (of which I'm a proud voting member :wink) has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Dorian Awards, the best and brightest in film and television.

"I Am Love" starring Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton won the big prize, the Film of the Year! Annette Bening won for Film Performance of the Year for the fantastic "The Kids Are All Right" and "I Love You Phillip Morris" won the LBGT-Themed Film of the Year.

TV Comedy Performance of the Year brought us two Golden Globe winners, "Glee's" Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer tied in this category. "Glee" also won the LGBT-Themed Show of the Year.

Angela Lansbury received the Timeless Award given to a living actor or performer with an exemplary career marked by smarts, character, and wit!

Oh, and my favorite, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, won the Wilde Wit of the Year, because she is extremely witty!

Here's the complete list of Dorian Award winners and nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

FILM OF THE YEAR
Black Swan
I Am Love (WINNER)
The Kids Are All Right
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Christian Bale — The Fighter
Annette Bening — The Kids Are All Right (WINNER)
Colin Firth — The King’s Speech
James Franco — 127 Hours and Howl
Lesley Manville — Another Year
Natalie Portman — Black Swan

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR (Film, DVD or TV)
Catfish
Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (WINNER)
Restrepo
Waking Sleeping Beauty
Waiting for Superman

LGBT-THEMED FILM OF THE YEAR
A Marine Story
Howl
I Love You Phillip Morris (WINNER)
La Mission
The Kids Are All Right
Undertow

LGBT-THEMED DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
8: The Mormon Proposition (WINNER)

Prodigal Sons
Stonewall Uprising
Strange Powers: Stephen Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet

CAMPY — INTENTIONAL OR NOT — FILM OF THE YEAR
Burlesque (UM, WINNER)

Charlie St. Cloud
I’m Still Here
Piranha 3-D
Sex and the City 2

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
Boardwalk Empire
Damages
Dexter
Mad Men
The Good Wife (WINNER)
The Walking Dead
True Blood

TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY OF THE YEAR
Glee (WINNER)

Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Big Bang Theory
30 Rock

TV DRAMA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Claire Danes — Temple Grandin
Michael C. Hall — Dexter (WINNER)
Juliana Margulies — The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss — Mad Men
Edgar Ramirez — Carlos

TV COMEDY PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
(TIE)

Louis C.K. — Louis
Chris Colfer — Glee (WINNER)
Laura Linney — The Big C
Jane Lynch — Glee (WINNER)
Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory

LGBT-THEMED TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Glee (WINNER)

Modern Family
Nip/Tuck
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ugly Betty

CAMPY — INTENTIONAL OR NOT — TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Hot in Cleveland (WINNER)

Sarah Palin’s Alaska
The A List
The Colbert Report
The Real Housewives franchise

THE WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU RISING STAR AWARD
Darren Criss — Glee (WINNER)

Andrew Garfield — The Social Network and Never Let Me Go
Mila Kunis — Black Swan
Chloe Grace Moretz — Kick Ass, etc.
Sarah Steele — Please Give

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
Easy A (WINNER)

Mother and Child
Please Give
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
The Dissappearance of Alice Creed

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Archer
Bored to Death
Hung (WINNER)
Lone Star
Louie
Ugly Betty

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR
Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report
Tina Fey and the writers of 30 Rock
Rachel Maddow (WINNER)
Joel McHale
Aaron Sorkin
Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show

TIMELESS AWARD
Given to a living actor or performer with an exemplary career of marked by smarts, character and wit. This year's recipient is:
Angela Lansbury

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