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Dumb and Dumber To review: "Depressingly dumb"

20 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly; Screenwriters: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Sean Anders, Mike Cerrone, John Morris, Bennett Yellin; Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin; Running time: 109 mins; Certificate: 15

Perhaps it's no surprise that this should be the dumbest comedy to come out of Hollywood in years. That's the point, you might say. But there's dumb, and then there is depressingly dumb. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were loveable idiots when they first played Lloyd and Harry in 1994, but now they're older, none the wiser and needlessly abrasive, which takes the fun out of their stupid antics.

It's as if the Farrelly brothers are overcompensating; sharpening the daggers just a tad too vigorously to reclaim their place on the cutting edge of comedy, and yet this still feels dated two decades after the first Dumb and Dumber had audiences doubled over - not sure whether to »

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Movie Review – Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

19 December 2014 12:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dumb and Dumber To, 2014

Directed by The Farrelly Brothers

Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Kathleen Turner


20 years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry’s newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption.

Fans of Dumb and Dumber have been clamouring for a sequel for a long time. The original is thought to be not just one of the funniest comedies of the decade, but possibly of all-time. It was a box office smash and came out at a time when anything Jim Carrey touched turned to gold, but those times have changed. Carrey hasn’t released a decent comedy since Bruce Almighty and his co-star Jeff Daniels has moved on to serious dramas and impressive performances in TV shows like The Newsroom. Twenty years is a long time.

In short, Dumb and Dumber To is embarrassing. »

- Luke Owen

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Three clips from Dumb and Dumber To

18 December 2014 6:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release tomorrow, we’ve got three clips from the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, which you can check out below…

See Also: Win Dumb and Dumber To merchandise

Dumb and Dumber To is out in cinemas across the Us right now and will be released in the UK on December 19th. Joining Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and in the castare Rob Riggle (Step Brothers) Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Steve Tom (The Campaign), Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) and Bill Murray (St. Vincent), while Cam Neely (Sea Bass) and Brady Bluhm (Billy in 4C) reprise their roles from the 1994 original. Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of the film here…


The post Three clips from Dumb and Dumber To appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Simon Pegg and Robin Williams star in first Absolutely Anything clip

18 December 2014 3:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first clip for Terry Jones comedy Absolutely Anything has been released.

Simon Pegg stars as struggling school teacher Neil Clarke, and is seen in the new video talking to Dennis the dog, voiced by Robin Williams in his final role.

The film follows Neil as he suddenly discovers he has magical powers given to him by a group of aliens.

Monty Python stars Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam will provide the voices of the alien creatures.

Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard and Rob Riggle also feature in the project.

Absolutely Anything launches in UK cinemas on February 13, 2015. »

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First Clip From Absolutely Anything, With Simon Pegg And Robin Williams

17 December 2014 8:13 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Simon Pegg takes the lead role in Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything as a schoolteacher who is granted the power to make any wish a reality by a group of aliens (voiced by Jones and his other Monty Python co-horts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin). Besides the remaining Pythons, the cast is rounded out by Kate Beckinsale, Rob Riggle, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, and Robin Williams, in one of his final completed roles, as the voice of Dennis the dog. The first clip from the movie has come online, courtesy of Deadline, showing Williams (well his voice at least) in action, and promising the final product will be chock full of charming humour. Released: February 13th 2015 (Irl/U.K.) ? (U.S.) »

- (Tom White)

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Rob Riggle and Anne Heche join Topher Grace in musical One Shot

16 December 2014 8:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rob Riggle and Anne Heche have joined the cast of musical One Shot.

The comedy film follows the story of a failed Broadway singer who is now a production stage manager.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Topher Grace stars as the manager, who is forced to try and save the production on opening night by rounding up his crazy cast and crew before disaster strikes.

Broadway star Taye Diggs and 'N Sync singer Jc Chasez also star.

Riggle has previously appeared in Modern Family, 21 Jump Street and Dumb and Dumber To.

Heche's past projects include Men in Trees, Hung and Donnie Brasco. »

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‘Lets Be Cops’ Blu-ray Review

15 December 2014 6:49 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield

There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total turd. Such is the case with Let’s Be Cops. I really like Jake Johnson. If you read my Frightfest review of Creep you’ll probably have noticed that I spent about a third of that gushing about Safety Not Guaranteed, the Johnson-starring offbeat dramedy in which he is really good as a louche journalist. He is also really good in New Girl. So good, in fact, that he pretty much carried the show for the first half season it takes to get used to how annoying Zooey Deschanel is in it. »

- Jack Kirby

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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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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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Dark Factory ramps up slate

4 December 2014 1:05 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The producers behind Mexico-based Dark Factory have mapped an ambitious road ahead after securing a Sundance world premiere berth for their first English-language production, Reversal.

Daniel Posada and Jason Tamasco are preparing a February start on 100 Cries, the horror follow-up from Reversal (pictured) director Jm Cravioto.

Paradigm represents domestic rights to 100 Cries, a re-imagining of Ramón Obón’s 1965 Mexican horror classic 100 Cries Of Terror that will feature a Us cast.

The project is part of Dark Factory’s slate of Us productions that will shoot in Mexico and receive marketing support to a global audience.

Next to go after 100 Cries will be The Boondoogle, a previously announced title that Dark Factory has now come on to finance and produce and will also shoot in 2015 after Nala Films withdrew from its financing position.

Steve Carr is attached to direct The Boondoogle and Rob Riggle and Thomas Lennon are attached to star and wrote the most recent draft from »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Cowabunga! How to Watch 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' at Home Now

25 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Expendables 3 (action sequel; Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes; rated PG-13) The Giver (young-adult sci-fi; Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites; rated PG-13) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (animated sequel; voices: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett; rated PG) Let's Be Cops (with deleted scenes) (comedy; Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev; rated...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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VOD Spotlight: Let’s Be Cops

25 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Let’s Be Cops: Did You Know … ? Here’s some fun trivia about Let’s Be Cops, starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr. and Rob Riggle. In the film, when Ryan (Johnson) and Justin (Wayans) make the decision to dress up as cops for a costume party, they take it to another level. As people start to mistake them for genuine cops, things get real, and they find themselves in the middle of an actual case. • Director and cowriter for Let’s Be Cops Luke Greenfield got the idea for the film when a costume designer gave him an authentic Los Angeles Police Department … Continue reading →

The post VOD Spotlight: Let’s Be Cops appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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Dumb and Dumber To Movie Review

20 November 2014 11:49 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Dumb and Dumber To Director: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathless Turner, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French. Dumb and Dumber Two or Dumb and Dumber Too? Either way the intentional typo reiterates the stupidity of our protagonists who are back after two decades. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have aged badly but more than their farcical out of date “dumb play,” the true problem of ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ lies in the script, drenched with language and coarsely vulgar gags. Twenty years since Dumb and Dumber’s first adventure, Harry finds out he has a daughter who was  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill crack up in '22 Jump Street' outtake

19 November 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It turns out you weren't the only one who couldn't stop laughing during "22 Jump Street." Star Jonah Hill also had a hard time keeping a straight face, as evidenced in a new outtake featured on the film's new DVD and Blu-ray. Co-star Rob Riggle's bug-eyed prisoner routine makes Hill giggle so hard that he can't even finish one sentence, much to the amusement of Channing Tatum and Dave Franco. The best part of the video is that it shows the action from four different angles simultaneously. It's like film school, only the dirty words are bleeped out. Watch it on Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("The Lego Movie"), "22" also stars Ice CubePeter Stormare, Amber Stevens, Nick Offerman and Jillian Bell. The DVD and Blu-ray release also includes deleted and extended scenes, featurettes, audio commentary with Tatum, Hill, Lord and Miller, and "The Dramatic Interpretation »

- Dave Lewis

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Following Scoop: Michael Ealy Cast as Ryan Hardy's Next Nemesis

18 November 2014 3:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

We have a hunch that Almost Human‘s idealistic Dorian would be disappointed in Michael Ealy’s killer new role on The Following.

Ealy has been cast as a “brilliant, chameleon-like” murderer who’ll test Ryan Hardy’s limits, TVLine has learned.

The role is a leap from the actor’s last series-regular gig as an innocent, caring android in Fox’s cancelled sci-fi drama. His other TV work includes Common LawCalifornication and The Good Wife.

As previously reported, Hunter Parrish (Weeds) and Zuleikha Robinson (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) will join Ealy on the Fox thriller’s Season 3 cast roster. »

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Hulu orders Billy Eichner comedy 'Difficult People' from producer Amy Poehler

18 November 2014 11:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hulu orders Billy Eichner comedy “Difficult People” from producer Amy Poehler Eichner and his "Billy on the Street” head writer Julie Klausner originally filmed their pilot about a pair of difficult friends for USA. “Peter Pan Live!” changes the “Ugg-a-Wugg” song so it won’t offend Native Americans After consulting with a Native American consultant, the “Peter Pan Live!” has changed “Ugg-a-Wugg” to “True Blood Brothers” and removed any phrases like “the brave noble red skin” from the lyrics. Dave Chappelle wants to guest on every TV show -- and have sex with Olivia Pope The comedian tells GQ in his first extensive interview in years: “For one year, I want to do this thing where I guest-star on as many television shows as I possibly can. I’d be a zombie in 'The Walking Dead.' A corpse on ‘CSI.' I’d be the first black guy to »

- Norman Weiss

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Exclusive: Marry Me Cops a New Romantic Pair

18 November 2014 10:55 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Jake (Ken Marino) and Annie (Casey Wilson) won't be the only ones feeling the love on NBC's Marry Me (Tues., 9/8) in the new year. TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that comic Rob Riggle (who previously appeared on Wilson's Happy Endings as the world's most obnoxious — and ill-fated — mail carrier) and absolute scream Natasha Leggero (Let's be Cops) are guesting on an as-yet-unscheduled 2015 episode.

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- Damian Holbrook

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Luther Remake Gets Pilot Deal at Fox

18 November 2014 9:14 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Detective Chief Inspector John Luther may soon put down stakes in the United States.

Fox has given a pilot commitment to an American adaptation of the popular British drama Luther, Variety reports.

Like the BBC original, Fox’s series would center on Luther — played by Idris Elba in the U.K. — and his travails as he solves crimes.

Luther creator Neil Cross will write the pilot’s script and executive-produce the project alongside 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment, BBC Worldwide Productions and Elba.

As of now, however, Elba is not planning to reprise his Emmy-nominated role in the American Luther. »

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Sleepy Hollow Recap: Even in the Afterlife, Mama Knows Best

17 November 2014 6:59 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The next time your mother won’t leave you alone, before you get all up on her case about it, double-check to make sure she’s not just trying to keep you safe from a malevolent spirit that wants to feast on your tender soul.

This has been your Lori Mills-approved tip from this week’s Sleepy Hollow, which brings Abbie and Jenny’s mom back into their lives for an interlude that’s equal parts sweet and scary.

The hour also gives Nicole Beharie and Lyndie Greenwood plenty of time to shine, and as the Mills sisters relive some tough childhood times, »

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