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Is it game over for Adam Sandler? His new comedy, “Pixels,” opened over the weekend to a mediocre $24 million, a disappointing result for the $88 million project. Sandler’s latest box office lemon comes on the heels of “The Cobbler” (Sandler’s lowest-grossing title ever, which opened to just $24,000 from 20 theaters in March), 2014’s “Blended” (the Drew Barrymore reteaming that mustered $46 million), “That’s My Boy” (a pairing with Andy Samberg that eked out $37 million) and “Jack and Jill” (the cross-dressing comedy that landed some of the worst reviews of his career). His only recent hits have been the 2013 sequel to “Grown Ups” (which netted $133 million) and “Hotel Transylvania,” an animated film that didn’t require him to be onscreen.
Here’s how Sandler’s box office career went from $4 billion in ticket sales to ice cold.
1. He aged out of his material
Sandler, 48, spent the ’90s playing the eternal teenage »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Steve Oedekerk's 2002 dubbed comedy Kung Pow: Enter the Fist is one of those comedies I'll always have to regret liking when I was around nine-or-ten years old. It's a sophomoric, slappy-happy rip-off of Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily written with all the sophistication and charm of two middle-school boys riffing on a copy of an old 1970s martial arts feature. It probably had to do with my love of kung fu -- something I still adore today -- and being of the right age. This is all to say, it's one of those black marks in my film-loving life from which I constantly atone for. It didn't make a dent in the box office, but I suppose it had a modern following on home video who clamored up its irreverence in a pre-YouTube era as I did then. Does that warrant the need to have a sequel »
- Will Ashton
One of the great things about having friends who are film nerds is that you end up having a lot of phone calls about nothing urgent. You end up talking about alternate theories and dream casting and things that might have been. I've got some other things I'll be posting tonight that speak to that, but first up, let's just play a little bit. The conversation I was having with Scott Weinberg today was about the way I find casting shortsighted in movies sometimes. In particular, I love comedians who push themselves, and Scott's article about Robin Williams (it would have been his birthday today, something that makes me unspeakably sad this year) focused on some of his left-of-center choices as an actor. Scott's fond of "Insomnia," where Williams gives some really good creepy, something that doesn't surprise me at all. Of course Williams was effective at playing dark and dangerous. »
- Drew McWeeny
Some actors are chameleons. With each performance, they transform themselves almost unrecognisably, whether it's Christian Bale's haunted, emaciated factory worker in The Machinist, Charlize Theron's haggard serial killer in Monster or Jake Gyllenhaal's sinewy boxer in the forthcoming Southpaw.
Then there's Jeff Goldblum, whose approach to acting is very different - but no less valid - than those chameleons. In each of his roles, he brings charisma, intrigue and restless energy. He's a fascinating actor to watch because, whether he's playing the lead or a supporting role, he somehow manages to project so many opposing forces in one performance: he's at once an extrovert and an outsider. Geeky and awkward yet also flirtatious and comfortable in his own skin. Intellectual yet sometimes naive. Gentle but also commanding and sometimes even scary. »
Can’t-Man: Reed’s Marvel Entry Positions Rudd as Dubious Franchise Tangent
Evidence of Marvel’s continuing imperviousness to even the most promising of fashionable script doctors is Ant-Man, an adaptation of one of the brand’s more obscure super hero offerings, featuring a protagonist whose transformative power lies in the most unassuming of eponymous spirit animals. With a screenplay tinkered on by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd following the original plans of Edgar Wright to direct from a script he wrote with Joe Cornish, one would expect a modicum of self-aware ridiculousness to beam this trifling entity into a rudimentary chunk of entertainment. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, despite the attempts of overly qualified cast members to energetically elevate unfortunate swaths of dialogue like “Get on the damn ant!” Directed by Peyton Reed, whose last theatrical feature was 2008’s Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man (which perhaps describes his »
- Nicholas Bell
One of the regular sticks used to beat Joel Schumacher's pair of Batman films with was the decision to put nipples on the Batsuit worn by Val Kilmer in Batman Forever. It's not the main area of contention with the films, certainly, but let's just go with that it didn't help.
Digging through my back catalogue of magazines last week, I discovered an old issue of Premiere magazine, dating back to the film's release in May 1995. As it turns out, even before the film came out, and even before the world wide web as we know it today had risen, the nipples were an issue.
In a big interview piece to promote the film just prior to its release, Jim Carrey - who played The Riddler in the movie - »
Guillermo Gael Delgado Garcia has become an internet sensation this week after a video of his unique dance talents hit the web on July 1. In the video, the young boy is seen dancing to “Cuban Pete” the popular song from the Jim Carrey film The Mask. Adorable Boy Dances To ‘Cuban Pete’ In Viral […]
The post Boy Shows Off Cool Dance Moves To ‘Cuban Pete’ From ‘The Mask’ appeared first on uInterview. »
- Shantel Whitaker
I interviewed model/actress Lauren Hutton in late 2007 at her home in Venice, CA. Hutton greeted me wearing a gingham workshirt, battered jeans and no make-up, hair pulled back. She was and is one of the most beautiful humans I've ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on. A sharp mind and tough core resided within, which I quickly found out as our conversation flowed and the hours passed. As she bid me good-night, she handed me a manila envelope. I opened it when I arrived home. Inside, the recent issue of Big Magazine that was done as a tribute to her remarkable career. That magazine, and her inscription, remains one of my most treasured mementos.
No Nip/Tuck Required
Lauren Hutton was the face of American fashion in the 1960s and ‘70s. Having appeared on every major magazine cover multiple times (a record 27 times »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Regular readers of the site will know that earlier this year we ran a series looking at the classic films of Keanu Reeves. This was to co-inside with the release of the fantastic John Wick; now we turn our attention to another big name from the nineties, Tom Cruise. Each week from now until the release of the highly anticipated fifth Mission Impossible film, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, we’ll be taking an in depth look the films that we feel are his classics.
Tom Cruise, born Thomas Cruise Mapothor IV, got into acting during high school, abandoning his original plans of becoming a Catholic priest. He then moved to New York at the age of eighteen to start acting. His on-screen début came in Endless Love where he had a small role. He also has a starred in Taps, The Outsiders, Losing It, All the Right Moves, and Legend before studios started taking notice. »
- Kat Smith
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Tuesday? Star Wars becomes a World War II movie, Japan accepts the U.S.'s robot war challenge and Ant-Man gets reimagined as a 1950s film. Plus, we have a supercut of Jim Carrey falling down and Real Fake History tackles Kill Bill Vol. 1. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Ant-Man is a 1950s Monster Movie
Vulture has put together another Remix video, where they re-imagine the upcoming Ant-Man as a 1955 monster movie. Cinema legend Vincent Price "narrates" this brief trailer, which utilizes black and white Ant-Man footage along with 1950s classics such as The Fly, The House on Haunted Hill, The Incredible Shrinking Man and Them! for an »
Comedy sequels are often pure tripe. For every 22 Jump Street there’s at least 40 of the ilk of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Ted 2 veers closer to the former, even though you might expect Seth MacFarlane to favour Jim Carrey emerging from a Rhino’s anus to anything resembling character development.
Surprisingly though, something about Ted 2 just works, and it arguably stems from the core plot itself. In the original Ted, the worn-out narrative of ‘my girlfriend wants me to grow up’ gave the film a fairly negative through-line. That, coupled with the relentless gross-out gags and consequence-free drug humour, culminated in a film that had laughs, but wasn’t particularly likeable. And that’s coming from a writer who has happily fallen asleep to Family Guy re-runs on BBC3 more times than he can remember. »
A trailer arrived online yesterday for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events , although it was soon confirmed to be fan made. Check it out here…
Not much is known about Netflix’s plans for A Series of Unfortunate Events as of yet, although the series is expected to arrive some time in 2016. A film of the same title was released in 2004 which followed the narrative of the first three books in the series and starred Jim Carrey as the evil Count Olaf.
Did you think the trailer was convincing, and are you looking forward to the series? Let us know…
- Thomas Roach
Actor in anti-vaccine protest on Twitter comes under fire after attaching picture, but apologises after contact from boy’s family
Jim Carrey has been forced to apologise after tweeting a picture of a child with autism and tuberous sclerosis without his family’s permission.
Carrey tweeted the picture of Karen Echols’ son Alex as part of a protest against recent legislation in California that removed the personal-belief exemption from public health vaccination programmes.
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- Andrew Pulver
With all of the negative press surrounding Jim Carrey and his views on vaccinations, the world needs a reminder of what Carrey's powers can do when they're used for good. Which means, it's time for a supercut montage of some of the best moments featuring his specialty: the pratfall. Please enjoy, and join us as we remember those simpler, much funnier times. Thanks to YouTube user Shawn Kohne, we now have a comprehensive run down of the main types of Carrey pratfall. Jim Carrey fans of yesteryear will recognize a lot of the same laughs that made films like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and even The Cable Guy into well known staples of many DVD shelves and cable TV networks. Since it's been a while since films like those ruled Carrey's filmography, allow us to give you a refresher course in the Carrey Pratfall. The first type is »
Now that we know that amazing trailer for A Series of Unfortunate Events is fake, we're more desperate than ever for new information about the project. Specifically, we want to meet the cast! Fans of the well-known Lemony Snicket novels - written by Daniel Handler - must be as excited as we are, seeing as the original film adaptation was never granted any follow-up installments. Yes, Jim Carrey was a pretty phenomenal Count Olaf, but it's time for a fresh start. To help curb your excitement for the upcoming series, we've imagined who would be an excellent pick for Count Olaf, the Baudelaires, and more characters who appear in the first novel. »
The interwebs are ablaze with excitement over this beyond-creepy teaser for Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events — if only it were legit.
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The 35-second video, uploaded to YouTube by user Eleanora Poe — aka the editor-in-chief of The Daily Punctilio, a newspaper in the world of Snicket’s book series — is even more chilling than the 2004 film adaptation of the children’s novels, which starred Jim Carrey as the nefarious Count Olaf.
TVLine has confirmed that the video, though incredibly well-made, is not »
Read More: How to Sell a TV Show to Netflix [Editor's note: Shortly after running the below story, Netflix representatives confirmed the above trailer is fan-made and thus not officially connected to the upcoming series.] Netflix is bringing the beloved dark children's book series, "A Series of Unfortunate Events," to life in an upcoming series. The story of orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire and their misadventures was first seen in the 2004 film adaptation, which combined the first three books and starred Jim Carrey. In the new teaser, brilliantly titled "An Unfortunate Teaser," creepy Victorian music and shadows show a room filled with the Baudelaire's signatures: a hair ribbon for inventor Violet, a book and glasses for researcher Klaus, and leftover food for chef Sunny. Other books and creepy bugs lying around the room allude to different points in the series. Most importantly, the infamous eye and shadow of diabolical Count Olaf tie the whole »
- Kaeli Van Cott
Read More: How to Sell a TV Show to Netflix [Editor's note: Shortly after running the below story, Netflix representatives confirmed the above trailer is fan-made and thus not officially connected to the upcoming series.] Netflix is bringing the beloved dark children's book series, "A Series of Unfortunate Events," to life in an upcoming series. The story of orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire and their misadventures was first seen in the 2004 film adaptation, which combined the first three books and starred Jim Carrey. In the new teaser, brilliantly titled "An Unfortunate Teaser," creepy Victorian music and shadows show a room filled with the Baudelaire's signatures: a hair ribbon for inventor Violet, a book and glasses for researcher Klaus, and leftover food for chef Sunny. Other books and creepy bugs lying around the room allude to different points in the series. Most importantly, the infamous eye and shadow of diabolical Count Olaf tie the whole...
- Kaeli Van Cott
Hot dog, there’s a new competitive eating champion in town! Joey Chestnut, eight-time hot-dog eating champion, had victory snatched from his jaws Saturday at the annual hot-dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, as challenger Matt “Megatoad” Stonie bested Chestnut in the gluttonous competition, the Associated Press reports. Stonie choked down 62 hot dogs, versus 60 for Chestnut. See video: Jim Carrey Snorted Mustard, Inhaled Chunk of Hot Dog Into His Lungs for 'Dumb and Dumber To' “I trained hard for this. This is actually amazing,” the 32-year-old Stonie said. Chestnut took the defeat in stride, »
- Tim Kenneally
Jim Carrey apologized Thursday night for posting a photo of an autistic boy without permission in his anti-vaccination Twitter rant. Read More Jim Carrey Slams California School Vaccine Legislation: It's "Poisoning More Children" Carrey used the picture as part of a series of tweets he posted against a California law that removes personal-belief exemptions for child immunizations. The picture has been removed, but according to a post by the boy's aunt, the tweet read: "A trillion dollars buys a lot of expert opinions. Will it buy you? Toxin Free Vaccines, A Reasonable Request!" Karen Echols, the mother of the
- Arlene Washington
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