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Now that fans have shown they support Jim Carrey going back and revisiting some of his classic characters, I make a pitch for a new movie featuring THIS rubber-faced genius. Can we make it happen, Mr. Carrey?
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers about the recently released Dumb and Dumber To. If you havenít seen the movie and wish to remain ignorant of the details, please click away to another one of our wonderful articles on the website.
Within the continuity of the franchise, Dumb and Dumber To is set a full 20 years after the events of the first movie Ė but you wouldnít necessarily recognize that from the maturity of its main characters. But what if we catch up with them in 20 years from now? Will they be smarter or more socially adept at all?
Forget Jennifer Lawrence. Another A-lister with deep ties to directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly actually IS in the film, in a VERY brief scene that is flying under the radar. You can watch it here, if you want to, and weíll reveal the personís identity on the other side of the clip.
When it comes to making sequels, Hollywood is pretty good at pumping them out within five years of the original - but some take a tad bit longer to get made. Dumb and Dumber To falls into the latter category. The film is arriving in theaters on Friday nearly a full 20 years after the first film came out in 1994. In cases like this, where the original stars and filmmakers are involved, one if forced to wonder how the idea of doing a sequel came up in the first place.
In hindsight, you realize that these two had such incredible (and bankable) chemistry that a studio would be wise to hand them a blank check, then wait to see what they come back with. Dumb and Dumber To opens in theaters on Friday. Do you think Jeff Daniels earned more money to appear in that one?
If youíve ever asked Jim Carrey for a quick photograph, then there is a good chance that you ruined his day in the process. The legendary comedy actor has opened up about the pitfalls of being an on-screen icon, and while some people might struggle to relate to his opinion, others will definitely understand where he is coming from.
Jeff Daniels clearly had a great time re-teaming with Jim Carrey for Dumb And Dumber To because the actor has admitted that he would be game to sign up for Dumb And Dumber 3 instantly.
Sometimes on a movie duo works fabulously together onscreen, but utterly loathe each other offscreen. Rumor has it this was the case for Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart on Sabrina, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey on Dirty Dancing, and even Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling on The Notebook. Well, add Batman Forever's dastardly duo of Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey to this list. It turns out Jones loathed Carrey, and had no trouble letting it be known.
A brand-spanking new trailer for Dumb And Dumber To has been released, and it shows Jim Carreyís Lloyd Christmas wearing a suit that fires lasers. The clip also features a whole host of new gags, some of which are funny, others that simply arenít, but itís impossibly not to smile when you see Carrey and his co-star, Jeff Daniels, whoíll play Harry Dunne, back on-screen together.
Secondly, where does Kick Ass go after part two? The comics have a very conclusive, movie-ready ending in regards to volume three. Could that be the fates of Kick Ass and Hit Girl? The second one had some pretty harsh reviews, and for good reason.
Here are the 5 callback jokes we spotted in the first full trailer for Jim Carrey and Jeff Danielsí sequel. What else did you see or hear? Share your finds in the comments section.
It has to be said that none of the comedy in Dumb & Dumber To feels overly fresh. The trailer seems like it belongs to a film that would have come out during the 1990s, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing. You donít want to tread over the exact same ground in a comedy sequel, but you also donít want to abandon the basic premise either.
Twenty years ago, Dumb And Dumber dropped into the comedy landscape like an atom bomb of stupid. That's not to say the movie was stupid, but let's face it... Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne probably only left elementary school on the good graces of a very planned clerical error.
Are you guys ready for the return of two of the dumbest characters in movie history? No, Iím not talking about Bella and Edward. Iím talking about Harry and Lloyd, the dapper-when-they-need-to-be gentlemen at the forefront of the Farrelly brothersí hit comedy Dumb and Dumber and the upcoming sequel Dumb and Dumber To. And now we have our first look at the two characters in action, assuming you think two guys going absolutely nowhere counts as action.
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are back on set for the long-delayed sequel to their 1994 comedy hit Dumb and Dumber, but thereís something decidedly smart about the behind-the-scenes snapshot Carrey shared on Twitter. That would be double self-promotion.
Kathleen Turner, a straight-up screen legend who's also never been afraid to cut loose and make fun of herself, has signed on for, let's be honest, probably the least likely thing you ever expected. According to Variety she'll somehow play a role in Dumb & Dumber To, the comedy sequel that itself seemed incredibly unlikely even months ago
The sixteen-year-old actressís last statement might be a bit of an overreach, but you see her point. People go into a movie knowing itís fiction, and for the vast majority of us onscreen violence is not something that inspires us to commit real-life assaults or murders. Still, this appears to be the very thing Carrey, an outspoken gun control advocate, fears.
Yesterday, Jim Carrey surprised everyone by publically distancing himself from the upcoming film Kick-Ass 2. Citing a change of heart after the horrifying Sandy Hook massacre, the comedian used his Twitter account to say heís not ashamed of the project but no longer feels any level of support for it. Not surprisingly, his viewpoint generated plenty of debate here at Cinema Blend.
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 projectís pre-production time would need to get rolling pretty soon so that scheduling wonít collide with Danielsí killer work on HBOís The Newsroom, and Carrey will be filming the Jared Hess heist comedy that used to be called Loomis Fargo.
If you havenít caught the film, yet, itís still playing in some theaters, but if you are just waiting for the home entertainment release, youíll be able to purchase the film beginning on June 25. Unfortunately, it doesnít 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. Sheís 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 Ė the chance to put aside their mask and live a normal life.