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Colonel Stars and Stripes is a maniac with a deep and demented penchant for violence, just like Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, and the rest of their pugnacious posse. But what brought about Carrey's seemingly sudden need to publicly apologize is unclear.
Like Anchorman 2 before it, Dumb & Dumber To had some major hurdles to get past, from Jim Carrey bailing to, most recently, the studio dropping it. Even when that last blow fell it seemed obvious that the film could come back to life, and now, the indefatigable Harry and Lloyd have risen again. According to Peter and Bobby Farrelly themselves, via Twitter, Universal Pictures has come to their rescue
The fact is, the project’s pre-production time would need to get rolling pretty soon so that scheduling won’t collide with Daniels’ killer work on HBO’s The Newsroom, and Carrey will be filming the Jared Hess heist comedy that used to be called Loomis Fargo.
If you haven’t caught the film, yet, it’s still playing in some theaters, but if you are just waiting for the home entertainment release, you’ll be able to purchase the film beginning on June 25. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as if Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be putting together an early digital release for the flick, which means Blu-ray copies, DVD copies, and digital downloads will be available simultaneously.
The film tells the story of three teens pull a prank and burn down a house in their neighborhood and blame a fictional scapegoat named Rickey Stanicky - a name they all subsequently use to get out of any jam over the next twenty years.
In case you forgot, Hit-Girl lost her actual father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), during the initial Kick-Ass movie. She’s attempting to start over in a new school with a new foster family, seeking what virtually every superhero in the history of comic books has ever wanted – the chance to put aside their mask and live a normal life.
“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.