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Film Review: 'Dumb & Dumber To'

12 hours ago | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Twenty years after the release of Dumb & Dumber (1994) Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) return with another dose of malodorous humour in Dumb & Dumber To (2014). Lloyd has been in a coma for 20 years 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.

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- CineVue UK

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The Newsroom: Season Three Ratings

21 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though HBO would likely like a fourth season of The Newsroom, the series is ending with a shortened third season (interviews indicate that Aaron Sorkin made the decision to make this the final season). Will it go out with great ratings or will it fizzle? We shall see.

The Newsroom follows the behind-the-scenes world at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (Acn) channel. The cast includes Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.34 million total viewers.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels on Dumb and Dumber To, snerd nurgling

16 December 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

They're back. Two decades after Dumb and Dumber won over the masses with its endearing hilarity and pole-licking antics, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have reunited as the good-hearted duo Lloyd and Harry. For their new outing, they set off in search of the elusive Fanny Felcher - a young lady who Lloyd believes is his daughter and Harry is convinced is his future wife.

We caught up with Carrey and Daniels, alongside co-writer/director Peter Farrelly, to discuss how the reunion came about and how easy it was to return to these characters. But it wasn't long before the conversation descended into felching, 'snerd nurgling' and the risqué naming conventions in Carry On movies...

Dumb and Dumber To is out in the UK this Friday (December 19). »

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The Newsroom Season 3 Episode 4: ‘Contempt’ Review

15 December 2014 3:58 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Anthony Hemingway

Writers: Aaron SorkinDeborah SchoenemanJohn Musero

Synopsis: As Will refuses to reveal the source of the stolen government documents, despite the threat of legal action, Sloan and Mac search for a buyer for Acn.

Although The Newsroom has swerved more specific news stories and gradually veered over into the lives of the resourceful ensemble cast, it has continued to resonate with me as a fine piece of television that continues to entertain and inform, in various different ways. ‘Contempt’ is a curious five-day episode which carries on from where we left off with Will (Jeff Daniels) being handed a subpoena for withholding the government source of the classified information Acn have been given. It runs us around a course of Will not giving that information, which he says he has, up to the Supreme Court. Of course, whatever happens with the court side of affairs, our »

- Dan Bullock

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Exclusive: Olivia Munn Gets Animated!

15 December 2014 8:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Olivia Munn is going from the newsroom to the voice booth!

The Newsroom star is leading the cast for a new animated Disney series, Miles From Tomorrowland – and it's the first significant voice role for the actress, ETonline has learned exclusively.

Miles From Tomorrowland, debuting in February on Disney Junior, follows the space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family -- mom and ship captain, Phoebe (voiced by Olivia); mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sis, Loretta; and best friend robot ostrich, Merc -- as they connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

Watch: Jeff Daniels and Olivia Munn: What We'll Miss About The Newsroom

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"This is the first animated character I have voiced and I am having a blast!" Olivia, who previously lent her voice on episodes of Robot Chicken and Annoying Orange, told ETonline. "Phoebe is confident, warm and funny so I am trying to incorporate all those »

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Giveaway – Win Dumb and Dumber To merchandise packs!

15 December 2014 3:47 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of the long-awaited comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, which is out in the UK this Friday, December 19th, we’ve got two fantastic merchandise packs to give away to our readers!

Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Lloyd and Harry and co-stars Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Rob Riggle (The Other Guys), Steve Tom (The Campaign) and Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) alongside the returning Cam Neely (Sea Bass) and Brady Bluhm (Billy in 4C).

To be in with a chance of winning, firstly make sure you like us on Facebook (or follow us on Twitter)…

…Then complete your details below, using the subject heading “Dumb And Dumber To”. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, December 27th. UK entrants only please.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘The Newsroom’ Finale Might Look Better In Hindsight (Spoilers)

14 December 2014 7:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

So Aaron Sorkin? As Claude Rains said at the end of “Casablanca,” “As I suspected, you’re a rank sentimentalist.” Then again, anyone who has stuck with “The Newsroom” through its three interesting, exhausting, at times aggravating seasons — or for that matter, “The West Wing” in its heyday — won’t find that to be a major surprise, or always a bad thing.

Yes, the writer rails against the failings of the modern media, but that’s because of his faith in the nobler aspects of the calling. Yet in romanticizing the news, his fictionalized work didn’t just preach, capitalizing on the benefit of hindsight to illustrate where journalists have fallen short, but too often rang hollow.

Those excesses, for good and ill, were evident throughout this finishing six-episode arc and Sunday’s series finale (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched), which followed the sudden death of news »

- Brian Lowry

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The Newsroom Series Finale: How Did It All End?

14 December 2014 7:00 PM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of HBO's The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

Even though The Newsroom's series finale featured a funeral, it was unlike the final send-offs of so many other death-obsessed cable dramas. Instead, the message of the final hour of Aaron Sorkin's latest (and last?) TV series was simple: Life goes on.

Postmortem:The Newsroom star breaks down that shocking death

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and their team of idealistic staffers gathered to say goodbye to their former boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston), who died of a heart attack in the penultimate episode while fighting with new corporate owner Lucas Pruit (Bj Novak). But the finale still featured plenty of Charlie, as flashbacks illuminated...

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- Adam Bryant

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The Newsroom Series Finale: How Did It All End?

14 December 2014 7:00 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of HBO's The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

Even though The Newsroom's series finale featured a funeral, it was unlike the final send-offs of so many other death-obsessed cable dramas. Instead, the message of the final hour of Aaron Sorkin's latest (and last?) TV series was simple: Life goes on.

Postmortem:The Newsroom star breaks down that shocking death

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and their team of idealistic staffers gathered to say goodbye to their former boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston), who died of a heart attack in the penultimate episode while fighting with new corporate owner Lucas Pruit (Bj Novak). But the finale still featured plenty of Charlie, as flashbacks illuminated...

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- Adam Bryant

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Jeff Daniels for Steve Jobs biopic? Natalie Portman passes on project

13 December 2014 9:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jeff Daniels is being considered for a role in the Steve Jobs biopic.

The Dumb and Dumber To star could be in line to play former Apple CEO John Sculley, according to The Wrap.

The project will be directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, who Daniels has collaborated with on The Newsroom.

Meanwhile, it is understood that Natalie Portman has passed on the role of Steve Jobs' daughter Joanna Hoffman following talks.

The biopic has already seen the loss of original star Christian Bale, and has moved to Universal from Sony .

Michael Fassbender is now attached to star as tech giant Jobs, with Seth Rogen in the role of Steve Wozniak - the co-founder of Apple Inc.

Leaked Sony emails have recently revealed that Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise for the role of Steve Jobs, and apparently claimed not to know who Fassbender was. »

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Dumb And Dumber To Review

13 December 2014 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Lauria Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Kathleen Turner

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 109 minutes

Synopsis: Harry (Daniels) and Lloyd (Carrey) go on a road trip to find Harry’s long lost daughter, hoping she will also donate Harry a kidney.

20 years they’ve made us wait and in that time we’ve endured the afterbirth of many a Jim Carrey project from the 1990s in the form of a mediocre TV show and a terrible follow-up with no involvement from Carrey. However, now it seems as though Carrey has decided to put his sequel shunning aside and return to one of his most popular characters along with Jeff Daniels, who has really pushed his critical acclaim to the limits by gracing us with The Newsroom.

Dumb And Dumber is one of those films that seems to get better with age. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Dumb and Dumber To Review – Flickering Myth Podcast

12 December 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast gets dumb…

Despite the negative reviews, Dumb and Dumber To did open to number one at the box office in the Us with $38 million, but it has since plummeted. It’s been 20 years since we last caught up with Harry and Lloyd – so how was their return to the big screen?

Luke Owen and Scott Davis sit down to discuss the movie and give their thoughts on Dumber and Dumber To, the first movie and the career of Jim Carrey.

See Also: Interview – Brady Bluhm on Dumb and Dumber To

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

And don’t forget to check out past episodes via the Flickering Myth Pocast website or use the player below:

Dumb and Dumber To is out in cinemas across the Us right now »

- Luke Owen

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Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Stuhlbarg To Join Steve Jobs Movie

11 December 2014 10:28 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Boardwalk Empire alum Michael Stuhlbarg has signed on to a highly promising follow-up project today, with word that he’s set to portray a journalist in Universal’s Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs movie.

The project has been making headlines a lot lately. First, Michael Fassbender was locked into place to portray the late Apple founder. Then, the project lost its funding when Sony unexpectedly put it into turnaround (though Universal was quick to swoop in). More recently, Jeff Daniels landed the supporting role of former Apple CEO John Sculley, and leaked emails from Sony called the script, which adapts William Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, “brilliant” and “masterful.”

The film will take part in three distinct acts, following Jobs during three stressful, high-profile product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and Apple’s 2001 debut of the iPod. It has been described as more like a play than a typical Hollywood biopic, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Aaron Sorkin Wanted Tom Cruise to Play Steve Jobs

11 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

There has been a lot of crazy drama surrounding Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie that Sony Pictures dropped, and you should read about all of it here. It’s really entertaining and interesting stuff. Universal Pictures ended up picking up the film project with Michael Fassbender attached to play Jobs. Before he ended up in the role, though, the only other two actors we knew about to be up for the project were Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale.

Turns out, just a couple of months ago Tom Cruise, Tobey Maguire, and Matthew McConaughey were also in the running. Sorkin’s favorite for the lead role though was Cruise. He wanted the actor in the role bad, which would have been really quite interesting to see. 

Before Sony ditched the project, Sorkin was pushing for Cruise in a couple of emails that he shot off to the studio executives. »

- Joey Paur

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Movie News: J.J. Abrams' Secret Sci-fi Movie Coming; Totally Insane 'Kingsman' Red-Band Trailer

10 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

J.J. Abrams: He may be focusing on completing Star Wars: The Force Awakens for release next year, but J.J. Abrams has multiple irons in the fire, including a mystery science fiction movie that he will produce. Sony Pictures is acquiring the top-secret project, which is reported to have something to do with extraterrestrials; Chris Alender will make his feature directorial debut. [Deadline]   Steve Jobs: Michael Fassbender is now confirmed to be starring as Steve Jobs in the upcoming but still-untitled movie about the Apple cofounder, written by Aaron Sorkin and to be directed by Danny Boyle. Jeff Daniels, who starred in Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom, is under consideration to play John Sculley, an Apple executive; the search for a female lead to play an Apple...

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- Peter Martin

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Shocking SAG Awards (TV) snubs: Kerry Washington, Jessica Lange, Martin Freeman ...

10 December 2014 7:09 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The SAG Award nominations for TV shows and performers went mostly as we predicted. However, as always, there were a number of surprises, which meant some of the contenders we were expecting to be nominated were left out in the cold.  And because SAG combines lead and supporting performances on the TV side (it doesn't do this for the film folk), the competition was intense. (Read about who did make the cut here.) Below, the lists of those programs and performers who won't be in the running on Jan. 25 at the 21st annual edition of these kudos. -Break- Not Nominated: TV Drama Ensemble "American Horror Story: Freak Show" "The Good Wife" "Mad Men" "True Detective" Not Nominated: TV Drama Actor Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom" Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" Clive Owen, "The Knick" Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex" James Spader, "The Blacklist" Not Nomin »

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Jeff Daniels Eyed For Steve Jobs Film

10 December 2014 5:56 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Actor Jeff Daniels could be re-teaming with his "The Newsroom" collaborators Aaron Sorkin and Scott Rudin for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic at Universal Pictures.

Daniels is considered a top choice for the key supporting role of former Apple CEO John Sculley in the film which Sorkin penned and Rudin is producing. Michael Fassbender is slated to play late Apple co-founder Jobs, alongside Seth Rogen as his close confidante and co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Daniels does not have an official offer yet, but it's expected to happen soon. Danny Boyle directs the project and Mark GordonGuymon Casady and Christian Colson are producing.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Jeff Daniels Eyes Steve Jobs Biopic, But Natatlie Portman Has Passed

9 December 2014 3:45 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Right now, the final season of "The Newsroom" is airing on HBO with just one episode left in the season (which has been stirring up some controversy for this past Sunday's episode). And now it looks like one of Aaron Sorkin's stars from the show may head over to the Steve Jobs biopic that he scripted and is now set up at Universal Pictures after being shut down at Sony Pictures. The Wrap reports Jeff Daniels is currently being eyed to play former Apple CEO John Sculley in the film from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. He doesn't have an offer yet, but he's Boyle's top choice for the role, so this should easily be finalized. However, this update also comes with news that Natalie Portman has passed on the role she was recently in talks for. Variety says Portman decided not to take the role, which has confirmed »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jeff Daniels Tapped To Join Steve Jobs Biopic

9 December 2014 2:58 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a stretch of teething problems, work on the Steve Jobs film has started to settle. Original director Danny Boyle and original screenwriter Aaron Sorkin are both still attached, and The Wrap now reports that Jeff Daniels is in the running for a role. It’s still in the early stages, but word suggests that he is Boyle’s leading favourite for the part.

Should a deal get struck, he’s expected to play former Apple CEO John Sculley. If the actor joins, this would also mark a reunion for him and screenwriter Sorkin, who previously collaborated on HBO’s The Newsroom. As Sorkin’s zappy dialogue is perfectly delivered by Daniels as newscaster Will McAvoy, his casting seems like a no-brainer. With that being said, a slew of big names have already dropped out.

At one point, the story of the film’s production threatened to overshadow the film itself. »

- Gem Seddon

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Jeff Daniels Eyed for Steve Jobs Movie; Edgar Ramirez Joins Jennifer Lawrence in Joy; Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates Set for Xavier Dolan’s Latest

9 December 2014 2:19 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a trio of interesting casting developments to address this afternoon.  Briefly: Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels is being eyed to play Apple CEO John Sculley in the Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic. Zero Dark Thirty actor Edgar Ramirez is in final negotiations to join Jennifer Lawrence in director David O. Russell’s next film, Joy. Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates have been added to the increasingly fantastic cast for Mommy director Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. More on the aforementioned casting after the jump. Per The Wrap, Jeff Daniels is being eyed to join the cast of director Danny Boyle’s  Steve Jobs biopic, which was written by Aaron SorkinMichael Fassbender has closed his deal to play the Apple innovator, Seth Rogen is set to co-star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and while Natalie Portman was »

- Adam Chitwood

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