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I.ve been not so patiently awaiting Bennett Miller.s Foxcatcher. What dragged me in? Aside from Miller? Was it Channing Tatum? No. You want to think that. It was actually another turn to drama for Steve Carell that hooked me. I think he can certainly step out away from his comedic roots to make a role like this one believable. I.m sure people though that Jim Carrey wouldn.t make the jump so well, but I think that The Truman Show disproved that theory. All that said, I.m rooting for Carell. »
- Niki Stephens
Talking to himself in delusional outbursts, an increasingly mad genius develops super powers that make him finally feel as if the world might take him seriously. Or at least notice him. The eternal dweeb, he sets out to get revenge on a personal hero who slighted him (an unforgivable sin to the bullied psyche) and to find the fame he deserves. That’s how Jim Carrey’s Riddler is born in Batman Forever, and it’s also how Jamie Foxx‘s Electro is born in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. They are both brilliant losers who worship at the feet of superheroes (Bruce Wayne for Ed Nygma and Spider-Man for Max Dillon). Both are transformed by injured anger, both are crushed under the heel of asshole middle management bosses and both boil over when they don’t receive the respect they feel entitled to. Early on in Spidey’s latest adventure — especially whenever Foxx is on screen — it »
- Scott Beggs
Anghus Houvouras on the comic book movie trend of the superfan becoming the supervillain….
Comic book adaptations are often accused of being unoriginal. These movies are ‘On the rails’ as they say. A predetermined path of familiar tropes and storytelling techniques that very rarely deviate from the familiar. The glut of superhero themed movies has rapidly accelerated some of these redundancies making them feel glaringly obvious. While I was watching the latest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 I noticed a familiar theme; the superfan that becomes a supervillain.
Jamie Foxx’s Electro starts off as a total geek with glasses and a terrible comb over. He starts off as Spider-Man’s biggest fan but eventually transforms into the super powered villain who wants to destroy Spider-Man. The sycophantic idol becomes the sociopathic monster obsessed with destroying his one time idol. It sounds familiar, and it should. There have been »
- Gary Collinson
Los Angeles (AP) — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." "Hunger Games" stars also took home some of the night's biggest awards. Jennifer Lawrence won best female performance and Josh Hutcherson was voted best male performer. Zany categories were also in abundance. Zac Efron earned best shirtless performance, while properly accepting his award, well, shirtless. Plenty of golden popcorn-shaped prizes were handed out at the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards, but it was the summer movie teasers — and the stars attached to them — that really had Hollywood excited. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, stars of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," coming May 2, introduced a brief clip of the film showing Spider-Man (Garfield) and the sparkling blue villain Electro (Foxx) battling in New York's Times Square. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the star of "Godzilla, »
- Jessica Herndon (AP)
There were so many bleeps in Mark Wahlberg's acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, it was hard to figure out what exactly was going on. After a montage of his impressive career, Mark took the stage to pick up the MTV generation award. The lifetime achievement award is given to "an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent" and has been won by the likes of Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, and Reese Witherspoon (but not Jennifer Aniston, as Mark thought). In his speech, Mark proceeded to cover a range of topics. They included: Palm Sunday Boston Tom Cruise Transformers Ted 2 Being incarcerated Victoria's Secret models His one-hit rap career His underwear modeling career Penny Marshall The 1975 film Hard Times America Check out the video below. We'll take what he's drinking! »
- Annie Gabillet
Just call Mark Wahlberg the king of the F-Bomb. Sure, there were slip-ups here and there during the MTV Movie Awards this year (we're looking at you Jonah Hill), but when the 42-year-old Lone Survivor star hit the stage to accept the Generation award, he reigned supreme. "I know what this really means. Many people have gotten this award before…Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston…this is the you're too f-cking old to come back award," Wahlberg joked. "This isn't the Channing Tatum award…this is you're f-cking done, but you know what, it's been a great run." Old jokes aside, it was also a bit of an Entourage reunion, considering that cast members »
Mark Wahlberg received the Generation award at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday -- an accolade that was celebrated with a hefty share of F-bombs. Photos: MTV Movie Awards: Rihanna, Conan Hit the Red Carpet After the award was presented by Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara -- stars of Entourage, which Wahlberg executive produced -- the actor seized the opportunity to look back on his career, before and after film. "I know what this really means -- many people have gotten this award before … Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and many others," said Wahlberg, as he stared
- Ashley Lee
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the big winner at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, winning the golden popcorn trophy for Movie of the Year, as well as wins for Best Female Performance for Jennifer Lawrence and Best Male Performance for Josh Hutcherson. Check out all the winners below!
Movie of the Year
12 Years a Slave
The Hobbit: Desloation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Winner
- Stephanie Robbins
Jessica Herndon, AP Film Writer
Los Angeles (AP) - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave."
Zany categories were also in abundance. Zac Efron earned best shirtless performance, while properly accepting his award, well, shirtless.
Plenty of golden popcorn-shaped prizes were handed out at the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards, but it was the summer movie teasers - and the stars attached to them - that really had Hollywood excited.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, stars of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," coming May 2, introduced a brief clip of the film showing Spider-Man (Garfield) and the sparkling blue villain Electro (Foxx) battling in New York's Times Square. »
- The Associated Press
Digital Spy provides live updates on the winners at this year's MTV Movie Awards.
The winners in full are as follows:
Movie of the Year
12 Years a Slave
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Winner!
Best Female Performance
Lupita Nyong'o – 12 Years a Slave
Best Male Performance
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and »
Ever wonder what the White House Easter Egg Roll would be like if it was a 90s sitcom? Well, Michelle Obama has all your questions answered. The first lady posted a hilarious Instagram video showing the event as if it was a made-for-tv special. Between the cheesy music, neon colors and over-the-top cameos, the clip looks like it's a blast from the past. So just who is involved in the annual eggstravaganza? (Sorry, we had to!) Everyone from Jim Carrey to Ariana Grande, the family's pooches Bo and Sunny, and President Barack Obama appeared in the Instagram video. But that's not all, even the Cookie Monster (who plays himself, natch) guest stars at the very end of the »
(Cbr) After wishing his audience a “good afternoon, good evening and goodnight,” Truman Burbank is ready to wish you “good morning” again. The Wrap reports that Paramount’s new television division is planning a slew of new shows based on their movie catalogue, including one possible series inspired by "The Truman Show". The Jim Carrey-starring drama focused on a young man who lived in the same town for his entire life — without ever realizing that the whole experience was fabricated and documented as a reality television project. A television show about a movie about a television show — that’s some meta-level development right there. Given the right creative team and talent attached, a "Truman Show" TV series could actually be worth exploring. Beyond "The Truman Show", Paramount is also reportedly looking into making a new series based on the "Terminator" films. If it moves forward, this would mark the »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Undoubtedly one of the biggest -- and unique -- actors of his generation, Nicolas Cage got his start in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in a part so small if you blink you'd miss it. Then, after changing his name from Coppola to Cage, the actor's career took off and he's been a leading man ever since.
This week, Cage stars in David Gordon Green's "Joe," as a hot-tempered, but protective ex-con in a role that has critics raving about the actor's restrained performance. Whether or not you're a fan of the intense star, there's no denying he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.
1. Born Nicolas Coppola, the actor chose Cage as his stage name to honor comic book superhero Luke Cage.
2. Inspired by Superman's birth name, »
- Moviefone Staff
(Cbr) At six seasons and counting, "Robot Chicken" has become a cultural force almost as strong as the iconic characters and properties that it makes fun of on a weekly basis. In fact, the Adult Swim series has become a sort of singular destination for roasts of beloved movies, TV shows, comic books and pop culture mythologies, producing spinoffs like its massively-popular "Star Wars" parodies and, most recently, the second installment of their foray into one particular comic book universe with the "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise." The special premiered over the weekend, and will undoubtedly play again on the show's home channel, Cartoon Network. Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, along with series executive producer and DC's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns recently spoke with Cbr News recently about the process of mounting an episode dedicated to one particular nerd universe. In addition to discussing »
- Todd Gilchrist, Comic Book Resources
Even the White House is getting in on the '90s nostalgia these days! First Lady Michelle Obama took to Instagram for throwback Thursday, posting a hilarious video with the caption, "Ever wonder what the @WhiteHouse #EasterEggRoll would be like if it were a '90s sitcom? Pretty eggcelent." Cue the neon fonts, upbeat theme song, and a little jump-rope action. This year's Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday, April 21, with the theme "Hop Into Healthy, Swing Into Shape." The annual event will draw more than 30,000 people to the South Lawn, and if the '90s-style video is any indication, it looks like there will be appearances from Jim Carrey, Ariana Grande, Miss America, and Cookie Monster. Watch the full video above, then stay in the throwback Thursday spirit with more nostalgia. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The MTV Movie Awards are upon us once again, set to take place on Sunday in Los Angeles.
As Conan O'Brien prepares to take the reins as host of the raucous show, AccessHollywood.com counts down the 10 most memorable moments from years past:
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Director Peter Weir and writer Andrew Niccol’s trippy 1998 movie “The Truman Show” was way ahead of its time, but TV’s since caught up with a few billion “reality” TV shows starring the fakest people you’ll ever find on TV or, indeed, anywhere on this planet. (How many “Real Housewives” show are there now? 56?) Paramount TV has announced that they’re developing a new series based on “The Truman Show,” which originally starred Jim Carrey (in a comical, but also serious turn) as a man whose entire life is a scripted “reality” TV show being broadcast for the amusement of the world. The only catch? Carrey’s character, Truman Burbank, doesn’t know it. There’s no word about how Paramount will do this, or who will be involved. The mention of a possible show based on “The Truman Show” movie was just a small blip in an article by The Wrap. »
Paramount Pictures is currently in the process of bolstering its television division, which was launched last year. The plan is to develop shows for all mediums, including broadcast, cable, premium cable and online. The studio has yet to enter production on any TV series, but is developing shows based on its own films like "The Terminator" and "The Truman Show." Back in December, it was revealed that writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class) were hired for a new "Terminator" TV series, which will pick a critical moment from the first film and take it in a completely different direction. This is the first time we've heard of "The Truman Show" TV series and not many details are known. The film was released in 1998 and starred Jim Carrey as an insurance salesman who discovers his entire life is actually a TV show. »
Back in 1998 before reality TV would laboriously take over all our lives (whether we liked it or not) a fairly small movie called The Truman Show starring funny man Jim Carrey in an unlikely straight role surprised everyone with it’s compelling storytelling, on point writing and stellar performances from it’s lead actors to deliver an almost perfect portrayal of one ordinary working class man whose life has literally been one massive lie all for the sake of TV ratings. Well now Paramount, the studio behind the original movie, seems to be on board with developing the concept into a TV series.
No further details have been revealed yet as to how exactly they will approach it from a TV angle. It may be that they will use the same concept but not use the same character, Truman Burbank. Or they may come at it from the same perspective »
- Gavin Logan
Presumably because all other ideas in the world have officially been used up, recent reports are confirming that The Truman Show – the 1998 film starring Jim Carrey about a man who realises his entire life is the sum of a TV show – is to be made into an actual TV show. Yes, Paramount have revealed plans to turn much of their existing content into brand new shows for television. “We have three buckets of content we’re looking at, and one of them is intellectual property the studio, which has been around for over 100 years, owns,” revealed Paramount exec Amy Powell.
The Truman Show, of course, emerged as one of the best films of the ’90s, and brought attention to Jim Carrey as an actor of great dramatic weight. The film was also nominated for three Oscars and made an absolute killing at the box office, so it’s no wonder, »
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