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In 1980 a young Australian gentleman named Greg Pead decided his name didn’t quite suit him. It was then that he legally changed his name to Yahoo Serious. Seriously, he did! He worked as a tyre fitter to get himself through Art college but was kicked out before completion. It was in 1988 he came to the attention of his home nation, and then the world with the release of Young Einstein. Those of a certain age (which is around my generation – early 30’s) might recall this popular VHS in their local video store. Had you not gone as far as renting it, you’d probably have a vague recollection of the cover. Serious as Albert Einstein with his wild, untamed red hair. Serious was Carrot Top before Carrot Top ever infected a cinema.
Young Einstein was a breakout hit for Serious. It »
- Gary Collinson
“Happyish” hasn’t had its formal premiere on Showtime yet, but already the show is a survivor.
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman in February 2014, days after the original pilot was ordered to series, was an emotional blow to all involved that could have easily tabled the project for good. After some time passed, however, creator-exec producer Shalom Auslander realized he still wanted to work in the world of “Happyish.”
Just as it was a long process in setting Hoffman in the challenging role of a mid-40s advertising executive facing a multilevel midlife crisis, recasting the part was no easy feat. The process involved outreach and inquiries made to “a lot of people,” Auslander says, without confirming any names.
One of those actors was known to have been Jim Carrey. Sources said the actor had “discussions” with Showtime last year about joining the project, though it’s not clear »
- Cynthia Littleton
Hugh Jackman has played Logan aka Wolverine in seven different films. It’s an impressive number that will shortly increase with a third solo Wolverine film and possibly X-Men:Apocalypse, although at the time of writing he has yet to be officially cast. A few other names are snapping at the heels of Jackman, notably the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you include the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans has played Captain America four times (five if you include his appearance as Loki using magic to look like the first Avenger in Thor: The Dark World), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth have portrayed Black Widow and Thor respectively four times each whilst the King of the McU, Robert Downey Jr. has made an impressive six appearances as Iron Man/Tony Stark (including his post-credit appearance in The Incredible Hulk).
Unfortunately for Hugh Jackman, as far as this article is concerned, »
- Brendan Bergmanski
Is that you, Jim Carrey?! The actor debuted a new look at Lacma's 50th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday. The "Dumb and Dumber To" star looked dapper in his white tuxedo jacket, black slacks and white button down ... but we couldn't take our eyes off of Carrey's long salt and pepper beard. While we think the 53-year-old actor looks pretty good with and without facial hair, this look definitely ages Carrey. Jim wasn't the only star stealing the spotlight -- Naomi Watts stunned on the red carpet with her beau Liev Schreiber by her side. The "St. Vincet" star looked gorgeous wearing a Marchesa Spring 2015 floral halter gown. The actress finished her look with a wispy updo and sported minimal makeup for the night. Liev looked just as dapper wearing a classic black suit, white button down and black tie. Are you a fan of Jim's big beard? »
- tooFab Staff
★★☆☆☆ Twenty years after the release of Dumb and Dumber (1994) Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) return with another dose of malodorous humour in Dumb and Dumber To (2014). Lloyd has been in a fallow state for two decades but now he's back and itching to go on another road trip with Harry whose just discovered he has a long-lost daughter with the one time love of his life, Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner). The pair sets off to find Penny (Rachel Melvin) just as she heads off to a big science symposium to give an important speech on behalf of her adoptive father Dr. Pinchelow (Steve Tom). Two ineffectual and methane-loving knights in shining armour, the pair follow Penny to the symposium.
- CineVue UK
In the summer of 1989, while Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" was sounding a thunderclap in cinemas, a troupe of largely black actors and comedians came together on a Fox sound stage in Century City to produce a sketch comedy show aimed at servicing a minority point of view that had been underrepresented by the medium. With producer Keenen Ivory Wayans at the helm, fresh off the success of his 1988 Blaxploitation parody film "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," eight individuals — a then-unknown Jim Carrey along with Kelly Coffield, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymáh and Wayans' siblings Damon and Kim — filmed the first episodes of "In Living Color." The show debuted on April 15, 1990, and 25 years later, Damon Wayans can't help but remember first and foremost that he had hair back then. "I remember the pain of getting fired from 'Saturday Night Live' and feeling that I needed redemption, »
- Kristopher Tapley
As Kim Wayans says in our extended feature on the 25th anniversary of "In Living Color," her brother Keenen was always encouraging on-screen talent to draw on real-life circumstances and relationships to inject truth into their work. That was, as Damon Wayans explains, the big difference between "Saturday Night Live," a writer-driven show, and "In Living Color," a character-driven show where actors were eventually encouraged to pitch characters and concepts and work them out with the writers. It's no surprise, then, that some of these characters would have personal connections with the performers. As you can see in anecdotes from Kelly Coffield, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymáh and Kim Wayans, quite a few of them in fact came from other corners of their lives, be it someone they knew or something that would just organically spring to life in the day-to-day camaraderie of the show. Learn more about the inspirations behind classic characters like Benita Butrell, »
- Kristopher Tapley
The 35-year-old can play a whole range of roles, but she will be remembered for her quirky, often socially-awkward characters nailing the deadpan humour, and earning her a way towards a soft spot in the hearts of her fans.
Her acting career has dipped into three separate decades, and while New Girl is her biggest lead role, she’s featured in a range of box-office productions including: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and (500) Days Of Summer, while she’s starred as the main love interest for Jim Carrey in Yes Man, and Will Ferrell in the festive favourite, Elf.
New Girl is where most of her time is being invested, and she hasn’t featured in a film since medieval comedy, »
- Michael Potts
By Alex Simon
Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Annapurna Pictures has named David Kaminow president of marketing, several weeks after he departed from Sony Pictures.
Kaminow will report to founder Megan Ellison and will oversee global marketing and publicity.
Annapurna’s upcoming slate includes Richard Linklater’s “That’s What I’m Talking About,” which will be released in theaters later this year by Paramount; David O. Russell’s “Joy,” set for a Christmas launch by Fox; and Ana Lily Amirpour’s dystopian drama “The Bad Batch,” starring Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves.
In 2009, Kaminow was named president of worldwide strategic marketing and research at Sony, where he oversaw all worldwide theatrical market research. He’s the latest in a long line of executives to depart from the studio over the past two years.
He worked on Sony titles including the Spider-Man franchise, “Skyfall,” “21 Jump Street” and its sequel, “The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels and Demons, »
- Dave McNary
Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures has named David Kaminow as president of marketing, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Kaminow, who most recently worked at Sony Pictures, will oversee all global marketing and publicity for Annapurna and its projects. He’ll report to company founder Ellison. “I’m thrilled to begin working with Megan and the whole team at Annapurna,” Kaminow said. “I can’t wait to bring their fantastic and diverse slate of films to a global audience.” Also Read: Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves Join Jason Momoa in ‘The Bad Batch’ (Exclusive) Kaminow was most recently president of worldwide strategic marketing »
- Jeff Sneider
Filmmakers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer ran out of gas a long time ago as aggressively madcap movie spoofers. (Not that they had much in the tank to begin with – remember, we’re talking about the pair who gave us “Vampires Suck,” “Disaster Movie” and “Meet the Spartans.”) But they’re still spinning their wheels, even while stuck in a rut, and continuing to produce lamely unfunny drivel such as “Superfast!,” a low-octane goof on the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Much like “The Starving Games” (2013), heretofore the nadir of their careers, their latest opus is receiving only a limited theatrical release — during the opening weekend of monster hit “Furious 7” — concurrent with its VOD debut. But, really, some theatrical releases can never be limited enough.
This time out, Friedberg and Seltzer keep their freewheeling pop-culture digressions to a minimum, preferring to concentrate almost exclusively on the primary object of their affliction. »
- Joe Leydon
The actor – who was an "SNL" cast member from 1989-1995 – told David Letterman on Friday night's "Late Show" that he learned he was in the lineup from a TV ad before even knowing he made the guest list.
"'SNL 40' was thrilling," he said. "I didn't know I was invited. I never received a formal invitation, so I was watching the ads on TV on the Super Bowl. It would be like, you know, ''SNL 40' – Jim Carrey, ...
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MTV has selected Robert Downey Jr. to receive its MTV Generation Award, to be presented by his “Avengers: Age of Ultron” co-stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 12 from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. The live telecast will also premiere a 90-second clip from the film that will be introduced by the cast. The superhero sequel opens May 1.
“Throughout his career, Robert Downey Jr. has mesmerized audiences by capturing the humanity in larger-than-life characters like Charlie Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV.
- Dave McNary
MTV today announced that the remarkable Robert Downey Jr. will receive the MTV Generation Award during the MTV Movie Awards that will air Live on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. Et/Pt from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Robert Downey Jr., known as one of Hollywood's most versatile actors, will be presented the award by his Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron co-stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.
In advance of the film's May 1, 2015 premiere, fans can also look forward to the world premiere of an exclusive 90-second clip from the blockbuster film that will be introduced by the cast during the telecast. Said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV:
"Throughout his career, Robert Downey Jr. has mesmerized audiences by capturing the humanity in larger-than-life characters like Charlie Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark. He's a brilliant actor and a Hollywood icon, »
Formerly known as Loomis Fargo, the long-awaited action heist comedy from Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess has finally arrived as Masterminds. Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis star, and a new trailer gives us a taste of the resulting shenanigans...Inspired by true events in 1997, the story involves armoured car driver David, who channels his disaffection with the job into a plan to liberate a fortune from a bank vault. Sadly for him, there's a glaring trail of evidence, while his cohorts double-cross him and proceed to live it up on the robbery's proceeds while he's left alone on the run in Mexico. Not unnaturally, our hero's next plan is to get even.Galifianakis (in a role originally earmarked for Jim Carrey) is David, with Wilson and Wiig as his shonky accomplices Steve and Kelly, and Sudeikis as a hit man.The rest of the cast includes Ken Marino (Veronica Mars, »
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Even though Jared Hess hasn’t made a movie in six years since 2009’s Gentleman Broncos, there’s still a small group of Napoleon Dynamite acolytes who love the indie director’s deadpan screwball comedy. And I can’t think of another comic more suited for that brand of comedy than Zach Galifianakis.
In Hess’s latest film Masterminds, Galifianakis is an armored car driver who manages to drive off with $17 million in cash, only to lose it to a pair of reckless, double-crossing criminals on a wild spending spree, forcing him to go on the run as well. Here’s the full synopsis, via Collider:
In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and »
- Brian Welk
The debut trailer for Masterminds has hit, proving that a semi-biographical, $17 million bank robbery, called one of the largest cash heists ever on American soil, can be viewed through the lens of slapstick hilarity. True crime now meets a star-studded consortium of contemporary comedy.s best, like Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, and Owen Wilson, who look to prove that a "bullet between the biscuits" won.t stop a collective case of low Iq larceny. Especially when there are so many other things that can stop them. Yes, that message in the beginning that reads, "based on a true story," is not just an example of the same sarcasm from which the title is derived. Masterminds is based (albeit loosely) on a 1997 Loomis Fargo & Company robbery in Charlotte, Nc that saw $17.3 million go missing. In fact, the film was originally titled Loomis Fargo and even had Jim Carrey in its sights »
From Crystal Lake Publishing, Jasper Bark's Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts is now available worldwide in bookstores and online and we've been provided with one of the collection's short stories, "Taking the Piss" (a truly haunting revenge tale), to share with Daily Dead readers. Also included in our latest round-up are Blu-ray release details and cover art for Troma's The Toxic Avenger: Part II and Class Of Nuke ’Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown, as well as details on an upcoming auction of film props from make-up effects mastermind Rick Baker.
Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts: "A word of caution gentle reader, these tales will take you places you’ve never been before and may never dare revisit. They’ll whisper truths so twisted you can only face them in the darkest hours of the night. They’ll unlock desires so decadent you’ll never wash their taint from your flesh. »
- Derek Anderson
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