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“I think magicians are a lot more arrogant,” Carrey said. “That’s what bothered me about magicians growing up. I was always fascinated by it growing up, they’re kind of like, ‘Abracadabra, you’re an idiot!’ They don’t let you in on the joke. Comedians are in on the joke, unless you’re Andy Kaufman.”
The sequel we never quite believed would really happen isn't just happening-- it's yelling in your face in this brand-new, red-band trailer, which premiered at Next Movie. Yeah, you have to be over 17 to watch it. What do you think we are, child-endangerers?
It presumably won’t take any amount of elaborately constructed mirrors or intentional distraction to make The Incredible Burt Wonderstone a runaway hit. It’s directed by Don Scardino, a television veteran with who helmed a season and a half of 30 Rock throughout its run. Stars Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey are playing over-the-top comedic roles that still feel atypical to what we normally see them doing
It's weird that we've gotten to this point, but Jim Carrey is actually due for a comeback. The hands-down biggest comedy star of the 90s seemed completely unstoppable for nearly a decade, and was even earning Oscar buzz for some movies while cavorting around in insane Grinch makeup for others (OK, just that one)
Guardians is an unconventional comic-book property, and Marvel is approaching it with a little more freewheeling daring-do than they have, say, a traditional Iron Man or Thor movie. Hiring Super director James Gunn, for instance, was a bold step in a fresh direction, which is why I’m keeping a very open mind to the possibility of Sandler in a Marvel movie.
Steve Carell has built a career out of playing the sad sack everyman, but in his next movie he’ll drape himself in sequins and become a superstar. The new movie Burt Wonderstone casts Carell and Jim Carrey as rival magicians out to destroy each other.
Jim Carrey is now in talks to star in Loomis Fargo, a true heist tale that is set to be directed by Jared Hess, one of the co-directors of Napoleon Dynamite. Described as one of the biggest heists in American history, the story follows four men in the south who managed to get $17 million out of an armed Loomis Fargo truck.
Really, no one wants to see a Dumb and Dumber sequel if it doesn’t star Carrey and Jeff Daniels. That would be certain death. Thankfully, if the Tweet can be believed, the Farrellys are writing for Carrey and Daniels, so we’ll hopefully see the duo back in action in the sequel.
File this one under very-unconfirmed at this point, but it's looking like there's a chance Jim Carrey could be headed back into superhero territory. The actor, who once played the Riddler in Batman Forever, is reportedly being "courted" to join the cast of the Kick-Ass sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.
Alright, now we really don't know what to believe about a Dumb & Dumber sequel. The Farrelly Brothers have been hinting at it for years, and earlier this year it seemed to be actually happening, with Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey both saying they were on board, and the Farrellys promising a September shooting date
To be honest, it's unclear how much Daniels is really upset about the project falling apart. He's done a lot of excellent work in the last decade that seemed to directly counteract his Dumb & Dumber goofball reputation; on The Newsroom, the new show from Aaron Sorkin
After much hoopla, speculation and in some corners, excitement, it now appears Dumb And Dumber To won’t be happening. Carrey released a statement through his rep this morning confirming the news and citing lack of studio interest in moving forward as his determining factor to bail. Whether that means Warner Brothers and New Line were unwilling to spend the money or dismissive of all the early plot ideas is open to debate...
When the Farrelly Brothers were promoting The Three Stooges, the pair surprised many by announcing plans to make a Dumb and Dumber sequel, insisting Dumb and Dumber To would shoot this fall. Jim Carrey had teased an interest in reprising his role as the chip-toothed buffoon Lloyd Christmas
Even before they started production on the completely atrocious looking The Three Stooges, the Farrelly Brothers were kicking around another terrible idea, to make a sequel to their landmark 1995 hit Dumb & Dumber
Edwin Cannistraci and Frederick Seton penned the Pierre script, which imagines Carrey as “a self-indulgent French nihilist” who steals the Mona Lisa and tries to sell it in London. His plan is to use the money to finally move out of his parents’ house. Awesome.
Universal Pictures has already tried to make a follow-up to Bruce Almighty and it was an incredible failure. I am, of course, referring to Evan Almighty, a comedy starring Steve Carell that cost a whopping $175 million to make, but made only $100 million at the box office (and only $172 million internationally). Still, the first film was a smash hit, netting nearly $500 million globally.
There are a bunch of good reasons to get drunk on Christmas. Sometimes you don't want to deal with your family, there's plenty of eggnog lying around, and sometimes it helps make the movie a little funnier and Chinese food taste better (those last two are for our Jewish friends out there). Should you decide to get drunk on Christmas, however...
People are going to come to Wonderstone to see Carell play off of Carrey, but it’s encouraging that director Don Scardino is going out of his way to surround the comedians with solid character actors and eye candy (I mean Steve Buscemi, of course)
Deadline reports that Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Judy Greer, Sarah Silverman and Jessia Biel are in the running to fill out the comedic triangle, though we’re not sure yet what role the actress would play in director Don Scardino’s film. But depending on which actress you choose, you’re going to get a specific tone that could take Wonderstone in completely different directions.
Could Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne be headed back to the big screen for more dumb (and dumber) shenanigans? That may be in the works, but before you groan about remakes and bad prequels, it sounds like this one will be a sequel and helmed by the Farrelly brothers, who directed the original film more than a decade ago.
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell may not have shared a scene in the season finale of The Office earlier this year, but it's becoming easier and easier to see them in movies together. In addition to staring as antagonists in Bruce Almighty, both comedians lent their voices to the animated adaptation of Horton Hears A Who.
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With the exception of two Ace Ventura movies, Jim Carrey has actually been able to spend most of his career avoiding really terrible sequels. Movies like Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Bruce Almighty were all given the sequel treatment, but Carrey, not wanting to soil material that he liked being a part of, decided not to be involved.
While I didn't watch tonight's season finale of The Office, I think it's pretty safe to say that Jim Carrey is not going to be Michael Scott's replacement as the new boss. Sure, he probably could do the job and do it well, but the fact of the matter is that he's a movie star that hasn't been on more than two episodes of a television show since 1994.
While we're now more than a decade removed from his classic comedies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Liar Liar, Jim Carrey remains a fun on-screen presence. Sure, the laughs aren't as big as they used to be, but he remains a face that audiences like to see and will always enjoy watching. Watching the first international trailer for Mr. Popper's Penguins, you remember why.