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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’
Ah, December. A time for sipping hot beverages, retail therapy, and gathering the family around the television. This holiday season, Netflix will add blockbuster comedies new and old to its collection, as well as some more artistic fare fresh from festival circuit. Next month on the streaming platform, home viewers can catch the comedic stylings of Chris Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in case they missed it in theaters. If you prefer something a little darker, the Wachowskis’ dystopian epic “V for Vendetta” will also be available.

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Jim Carrey may be recently known for his painting skills and red carpet nihilism, but back in the ’90s he was just “Ace Ventura.” Beginning in December, you can revisit both “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Planet Earth II and The Santa Clause Coming to Netflix in December 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Planet Earth II and The Santa Clause Coming to Netflix in December 2017
With three days until Thanksgiving, Netflix gave subscribers an extra reason to be grateful by announcing which movies and TV shows will be available to stream in the month of December. Here is the complete list of new additions: Coming Dec. 1 8 Mile Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls All Hail King Julien: Season 5 A StoryBots Christmas August Rush Chef & My Fridge: 2017 Dark: Season 1 Diana: In Her Own Words Dreamcatcher DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays Easy: Season 2 Exporting Raymond Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story Full Metal...
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Ace Ventura being lined up for a reboot

Simon Brew Oct 27, 2017

Ace Ventura, Dead Ringers, Young Guns and more are set to be resurrected...

Remember the rules of these stories, chum: don’t shoot the messenger.

Anyway, a rebrand of Morgan Creek Productions, to salute its 30th anniversary, has brought with it fresh plans to exploit its impressive catalogue of titles.

It’s had these plans before, but according to a new report, Morgan Creek is now accelerating things. As such, it looks as if various titles are bubbling to the top of the pile. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, for one, which is set to head back to the movies.

Co-founder of Morgan Creek, James G Robinson, said that he’s not looking for a remake of the original movies though, but “we wanted to do a mainstream theatrical production relaunch”. It’s hard to see Jim Carrey being too interested in reprising the title role, but stranger things have happened.
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Reboots of ‘Ace Ventura’, ‘Young Guns’, ‘Major League’, and More in The Works

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Morgan Creek Productions is no more. The company has been rebranded and is now officially called Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, and they’re digging into their library of films to “exploit across multiple platforms” titles like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Young Guns, Major League, Pacific Heights, Diabolique, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, and David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers. Some of […]

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Morgan Creek plans reboots of Ace Ventura, Young Guns, Major League & more

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Reboot, reboot, everyone loves a reboot. Founded almost thirty years ago, Morgan Creek Productions is responsible for such films as Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Last Of The Mohicans, True Romance, Major League, Dead Ringers, Young Guns, Nightbreed, and more, and, due to a recent rebanding, the company now know as Morgan Creek Entertainment Group is looking to exploit... Read More...
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Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?

Sean Young is an American actress who has appeared in a number of well-known movies such as Dune, Wall Street, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. However, her single most famous role was the replicant named Rachael in Blade Runner, who managed to shake some of the titular character’s most fundamental beliefs. With that said, Young’s minimal involvement in Blade Runner 2049 has been noted, which stands out all the more because Harrison Ford returned to reprise his role as the ex-blade runner Rick Deckard. What Was Sean Young’s Role in Blade Runner 2049? Since Blade Runner 2049 has not been

Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?
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Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set

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Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set
Jim Carrey was recently on Norm MacDonald Live where he revealed that Tommy Lee Jones hated him when they were making Batman Forever together. Carrey was playing the Riddler while Jones was playing Two-Face in the Joel Schumacher directed movie. The movie was seen as divisive after the Tim Burton movies with Michael Keaton starring as Batman, though it was not universally hated like the next installment in the franchise, which has definitely not aged well, so don't bother going back for a nostalgic viewing. Anyway, while Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones were getting ready to do a scene together, Jones decided to tell Carrey about his true feelings.

Jim Carrey has talked about the subject before in the past, but the subject came up again when Norm MacDonald asked him about it. Carrey maintains that he still has nothing but the utmost respect for Tommy Lee Jones, but
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Jim Carrey Reflects On Batman Forever Rivalry With Tommy Lee Jones

While it continues to be one of the more divisive films to feature the Caped Crusader since its release in 1995, the fact of the matter is that there are still many fans out there who love Batman Forever. Personally, I didn’t hate it, but I’d much rather watch one of the movies directed by either Tim Burton or Christopher Nolan because, quite frankly, it was hard to take much of WB’s third crack at the Bat seriously.

So, if you’re of the same opinion as I am, then odds are that you didn’t take too kindly to how the villains were portrayed. Not to take anything away from Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones as actors, but their turns as the Riddler and Two-Face, respectively, were over the top, to say the least. In short, Carrey was playing Carrey and Jones apparently thought he was playing the Joker.
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The Mask: extra nerdy facts about the 1990s Jim Carrey hit

Simon Brew Sep 26, 2017

The Mask started life as a horror movie - but it'd turn into the film that made Jim Carrey a flat-out movie star...

Summer 1994 was an unpredictable time at the box office for Hollywood studios. The year before, Jurassic Park had smashed box office records, but twelve months on, films such as The Flintstones and Beverly Hills Cop 3 were struggling to emulate its success. There were some solid hits: The Client, Maverick and True Lies, for instance. But there was also a sense of things changing. The big money of summer 1994 was being taken by sleeper successes such as Forrest Gump and Speed.

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In the midst of this, though, emerged two brand new movie stars.

In February 1994, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective had introduced the world properly
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Spice Mines of Kessel Teased in Latest Look at Han Solo

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Spice Mines of Kessel Teased in Latest Look at Han Solo
Han Solo is continuing to shoot in the U.K., with director Ron Howard sharing more teases from behind the scenes. Over the weekend, he shared a photo of actor Paul Bettany as the actor wrapped his role. Today, we have a photo that could teases an iconic location. Ron Howard sent out this photo from the set, which doesn't feature any obvious spoilers. But it does features an entrance to a cave, with most speculating that this is our first ever look at the often heard about Spice Mines of Kessel. Ron Howard didn't come right out and say this is one of the caves of Kessel, but his cryptic tweet was enough to raise eyebrows.

The photo surfaced on the official Ron Howard Twitter this afternoon, with the director tweeting one word, "Spicey?" The spice mines of Kessel were first mentioned by C-3Po in A New Hope,
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Jim Carrey to Star in New Showtime Comedy Series ‘Kidding’

Jim Carrey to Star in New Showtime Comedy Series ‘Kidding’
Jim Carrey will star in a new Showtime comedy series in his first regular television role since his days on the 1990’s sketch show “In Living Color,” Showtime announced Thursday.

The half-hour series is titled “Kidding,” in which Carrey will play Jeff, a.k.a. Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. Showtime has ordered a 10-episode first season.

The role further expands Carrey’s relationship with Showtime, as he currently executive produces the dramedy “I’m Dying Up Here,” which was recently renewed for a second season.

The project will also reunite Carrey with “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry, who will direct for “Kidding.” Dave Holstein–a writer and producer on both Showtime
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Jim Carrey Regrets Rejecting Spike Jonze as Director for ‘Ace Ventura 2’

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Jim Carrey Regrets Rejecting Spike Jonze as Director for ‘Ace Ventura 2’
Some of our greatest directors get their starts in the most unexpected places. For Spike Jonze, it could have been by directing the sequel to Jim Carrey‘s slapstick comedy classic Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, if fate didn’t have its way. In other words, Jonze could have won his Oscar 19 years earlier than he did when he brought […]

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The Mask was supposed to have been a horror movie

Simon Brew Jun 7, 2017

Comic book adaptation The Mask helped make Jim Carrey a star. But the original plan for the movie was a bit different...

After his breakthrough success in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the film that really set Jim Carrey’s career ablaze was The Mask. The comic book adaptation was a film that New Line Cinema had initially modest expectations for in the summer of 1994. But soon, they realised they had a breakthrough movie star on their hands, with Carrey’s physicality also said to have shaved a fair bit off the special effects budget.

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Director Chuck Russell has been looking back at the movie, and he’s revealed that New Line had a very different take on the film originally. “It’s a great example of really fighting for your vision in a film. We changed
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Jim Carrey's The Mask Was Almost a Horror Movie

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Jim Carrey's The Mask Was Almost a Horror Movie
The Mask director Chuck Russell reveals that the action comedy was originally conceived to be a horror movie. 1994 was a huge year for Jim Carrey, he starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask. While looking at those three movies, one of them is not like the others. And it appears as if it could have been even more different. The Mask is a comedy, but it's a bit dark when compared to the other 2 outings that made Carrey a box office super star.

Russell (The Scorpion King, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) spoke to Xfinity about the 30th anniversary of Dream Warriors and also shared the interesting anecdote about The Mask. As it turns out, The Mask was originally conceived as a horror movie with Carrey starring as a Freddy Krueger-esque character. Russell explains.

"It's a great example of really fighting for your vision in a film.
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Flashback: Jim Carrey Takes Et to L.A.’s Legendary Comedy Club That Later Inspired ‘I’m Dying Up Here’

Flashback: Jim Carrey Takes Et to L.A.’s Legendary Comedy Club That Later Inspired ‘I’m Dying Up Here’
Before Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective or even In Living Color, there was only one way to experience the comedy magic of Jim Carrey: onstage. Over countless late nights in the ‘70s and ‘80s, thousands of people watched stand-up comedians such as Carrey hone their craft at the Los Angeles club The Comedy Store. The beginning of his 10,000-mile journey from Ontario, Canada, to stardom in the U.S. began with a single step on stage at the legendary venue, which serves as the setting of his new Showtime drama, I’m Dying Up Here, exploring the lives and careers of up-and-coming comedians.

“I came here when I was 17, on a bus, basically, and got off at The Comedy Store,” Carrey told Et in 1992, which at the time was just two years into his run on the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. Run by co-founder Mitzi Shore (also mother to the actor Pauley
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Jim Carrey on the Failures of His Early Career: ‘Darkness Is Where Diamonds Form’

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Jim Carrey on the Failures of His Early Career: ‘Darkness Is Where Diamonds Form’
The new Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here is an extremely personal outing for executive producer Jim Carrey.

The 55-year-old actor and comedian got his start in stand-up, and used his personal experiences to fuel much of the themes and plot points in the show — which takes place in the ‘70s Los Angeles comedy scene and follows a group of young comedians and the pressure they place on themselves to put on a good performance each night.

“I had such a glorious chance to be creative in this world of comedy,” Carey told the audience at the Los Angeles
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25 Fun Facts About Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

To this day one could conceivably argue that Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was Jim Carrey’s finest comedic work in a movie. Dumb and Dumber will always get the nod but it was Ace Ventura that was responsible for Jim Carrey becoming one of the biggest and most well paid names in comedic movie roles for the decade that followed this film. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this movie at least 30 times and every single time I see it I laugh at not only the same parts again and again but I find myself continuing to find newer nuances in

25 Fun Facts About Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
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‘3 Generations’ R Rating Is ‘Dangerous’ for Transgender Community, GLAAD President Says

‘3 Generations’ R Rating Is ‘Dangerous’ for Transgender Community, GLAAD President Says
In a guest column, GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis says the “MPAA should be sharing transgender stories like ‘3 Generations,’ not restricting.”

An R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America stands for “Restricted, Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian.” A film receiving this rating “may include hard language, or tough violence, or nudity within sensual scenes, or drug abuse or other elements.” This rating system helps gives moviegoers an idea about a film’s content and its suitability for themselves and their families.

These ratings provide important data, and as a parent with two young children, I’m always cognizant of MPAA ratings when considering what I want to watch with my family. Many parents wouldn’t entertain the idea of letting teens or kids watch an R-rated film, which is why as a mother and the president and CEO of GLAAD, I am urging the
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