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People love watching films at 30,000 feet. But are they watching the wrong ones? Almost certainly
Few decisions in life are more difficult than selecting which movie to watch on an airplane. This is especially true if you are a bona fide film aficionado, a moviegoer with high standards. In this case, you must act judiciously, taking preemptive measures against the airline itself.
If you wait until you have taken your seat before deciding what you are going to watch, you have left yourself at the mercy of the airline, and deserve whatever happens to you. The viewing menu will invariably include a wide array of films you have already seen and do not need to see again. Things like North by Northwest and The Shawshank Redemption and Dumb and Dumber.
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- Joe Queenan
At&T Audience Network has set October 17 for the premiere of its new half-hour scripted comedy series Loudermilk. The series will air at 8:30 Pm on Audience via DirecTV, At&T U-verse and DirecTV Now. Created by writer-director Peter Farrelly (Dumb And Dumber, There's Something About Mary) and Emmy-winning scribe Bobby Mort (The Colbert Report), Loudermilk stars Ron Livingston as Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad… »
I’m having a little bit of writer’s block right now not to mention I’m at a loss for finding any interesting news stories. So when this happens it’s always appropriate to share something from Dumb and Dumber. It’s not a hard rule. I could have shared something from a myriad of films but I chose this one because for some reason I was thinking about the “Big Gulps” scene. It’s literally a 10 second clip and to this day I think one of the funniest moments of the movie. I’m too lazy to look this up right now but there’s
When in Doubt Just Put Something from Dumb and Dumber Up »
- Nat Berman
Have you ever looked at the year of some of your favorite movies and gotten depressed at just how old they are? I mean Dumb and Dumber came out in 1994! I 100% vividly remember seeing this movie in the theaters and laughing to no end. What’s even more depressing is that it makes me realize I was in high school at the time and I’m more than 20 years removed from being a freshman/sophomore in high school. I mean that’s just bizarre. If there’s one barometer that makes you feel the time flying by it’s movies. Another one is
Eight Movies That are Improbably 20 Years Old Already »
- Nat Berman
When you think of quotable movies from the 90s you generally go the Jim Carrey or perhaps Adam Sandler route. All of us know lines from movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, Billy Madison, and Happy Gilmore. However, before all of these movies came out, in 1990 there was a memorable little film called Tremors which starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward. They played these two crazy southern guys who wind up taking on an alien species that lay underneath the ground wreaking havoc on a small town. Here’s the full synopsis: Repairmen Val McKee (Kevin Bacon)
Proof that Tremors is One of the Most Quotable Movies Ever »
- Nat Berman
The 90s was a fantastic time period for comedies. When you look back, these are the years that brought us movies like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, American Pie, There’s Something About Mary, and a bunch of others. This is the decade where the Farrelly brothers came to prominence and comedy began to shift. You saw much less “stupid” humor and much more subtle, referential type humor. Following these films, the year 2000 saw Scary Movie, 2003 we saw Old School and eventually comedies would evolve into the Judd Apatow and Todd Phillips blends you see
I Always Felt Loaded Weapon was an Underrated Comedy »
- Nat Berman
The Daniels (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) a music video directing duo, who unleashed the internet breaking visuals for DJ Snake’s Turn Down For What back in 2014, make their feature debut with this bromantic comedy between a marooned millennial and a farting corpse, hardly the easiest sell to a movie going safe-spacer. And it’s true, when Swiss Army Man, the hottest ticket at last year’s Sundance Film Festival unspooled before the sold-out audiences’ eyes, many just got up and left, totally disgusted. Okay, let’s be clear here, this isn’t Robert Zemeckis’s Castaway that’s for sure, but it ain’t Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film either. Beneath their scatological obsessed humour, the Daniels have crafted a bizarre little indy film about isolation and sexual shame, which at times is beautifully lo-fi and tender.
We meet Hank (Paul Dano) a shaggy haired boy-man on a »
- Thomas Salmon
A fan trailer reimagines Mike Nichols’ classic coming-of-age story.
It’s always fun to reorient a film’s narrative based on elements of other genres. For example, I once wrote at length about why What About Bob? isn’t just a slapstick comedy but also an intense psychological thriller, and I’ve seen fan-made trailers turn films like There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber into psycho-killer flicks.
From Villareal’s intro:
What if “The Graduate” were a horror movie? The 50th anniversary of “The Graduate” is here. And in honor of this occasion, I created a fake trailer with a slight adjustment in perspective. Imagine “The Graduate” meets “Basic Instinct” meets “Cape Fear” with acne and pimples all over. Mike Nichols’s film is its generation’s grand »
- H. Perry Horton
Although he hasn’t seen the movie yet, Wilcox, who starred with Erik Estrada on the NBC show from 1977 to 1983, isn’t sold on the new raunchy premise.
“I have not seen the film but the trailers looked like a soft-porn version of ‘Dumb and Dumber,'” Wilcox told the Associated Press. “However, I hear the actors are both very talented and funny, so maybe it all works.” He said he’ll likely “wait for the video” instead of watching the pic in theaters.
— larry wilcox (@LarryDWilcox »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Bobby Farrelly has spent a quarter century in comedy, and the co-director of films like “Dumb and Dumber” and “There’s Something About Mary” says the world’s sense of humor has become increasingly touchy.
“People are very thin-skinned about a lot of subjects,” he said, speaking at Idaho’s Sun Valley Film Festival, held March 15-19. “You can’t even joke about them. These aren’t the days of Lenny Bruce, when you could try a bunch of different things and break rules. Now, people are sensitive. But I think it’ll change. It’s a cyclical thing. Someone will come along who’s doing it differently, a modern-day Joan Rivers who can make people laugh about being sensitive.”
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Another change Farrelly noted is the shrinking number of names that matter as comedy box office draws. It »
- Steve Greene
Hard-core CHiPs fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it.
But Larry Wilcox, who rode his motorcycle to everlasting fame in the old CHiPs TV series, says that for now, he'll give the benefit of the doubt to CHIPs, the forthcoming film based loosely — very loosely — on the show that made him and Erik Estrada two of the biggest stars of the 1970s and early '80s.
"I have not seen the film but the trailers looked like a soft-porn version of Dumb and Dumber,'" Wilcox said recently. "However, I »
- the Associated Press
Justin Bieber has had his fair share of accidents in public — most of them involving high-profile falls while on tour.
So when the 22-year-old pop star was seen walking down the streets of West Hollywood, Los Angeles on Thursday with a giant wet stain on the crotch of his designer sweatpants, the Internet obviously just assumed Bieber had peed himself. (Yes, #JustinPeeber was a thing.)
But the “Love Yourself” singer has a totally reasonable explanation.
Late in the evening on Thursday, Biebs set the record straight about the source of the stain. “Someone got me flowers and I was driving, »
- Dave Quinn
I find it pretty fortuitous that Step Brothers was on Starz last night and I’m reading about the fact that there are no plans for a sequel today. P.S. I love when it’s on real cable movie channel. Watching it edited for language is absolutely brutal. Let’s talk about Step Brothers for a minute. First of all I have a very hard time accepting the fact that this movie is almost 10 years old already. Second of all, I place it in my all-time top five for comedies. Yes, seriously. Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura have automatic spots. I’d
Step Brothers was On Last Night and There’s No Plans for a Sequel »
- Nat Berman
Back in September of 2015, Oz Perkins’ horror film “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and spent most of the past year and a half on the festival circuit. Now, the film will finally receive a theatrical release through A24.
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The film follows Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls left alone at their prep school over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly creepy occurrences at the school, Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road is determined to get to the school as fast as she can. But as Joan gets closer, Kat slips further into the grasp of an unseen evil force while Rose tries desperately to help her. The film co-stars Lauren Holly (“Dumb and Dumber”), James Remar (“Sex and the City »
- Vikram Murthi
They do — again!
Nearly 18 years after tying the knot, David and Victoria Beckham have renewed their vows. In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs for a special 75th-anniversary edition, the soccer star opened up about the special ceremony.
“We have renewed our vows since ,” he said. “It was a lot more private, about six people there in our house.”
Their vow renewal was much more intimate than their lavish 1999 wedding, in which they wore matching ensembles.
“I even had a top hat in purple,” he joked. “What was I thinking? I looked like the guys out of Dumb and Dumber. »
- Jodi Guglielmi
Nearly 18 years after tying the knot, David and Victoria Beckham are taking steps to keep their marriage strong.
In a rare interview over the weekend on a special 75th anniversary edition of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the retired soccer star opened up about life with former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, admitting that the A-list couple recently renewed their wedding vows.
“We have renewed our vows since [our first wedding]. It was a lot more private, about six people there in our house,” David, 41, stated about the quiet affair.
Their renewal was a far cry from their lavish nuptials in 1999 where the couple wore matching purple outfits. “I even had a top hat in purple,” he noted. “What was I thinking? I looked like the guys out of Dumb and Dumber.”
The sportsman further elaborated on making his marriage to Victoria »
Production has wrapped on Canadian writer-director Peter Ricq's Dead Shack and along with word that Raven Banner have picked up Canuck distribution rights to the film, a first still has arrived online and it's a good 'un. Dead Shack is a horror dark comedy that centres on three kids who, while on a weekend getaway at a rundown cottage in the woods, must save their hard-partying parents from their predatory cabin neighbor who is intent on feeding them all to her undead family. Yep, teen kids in the woods with their drunk parents and the undead. What could go wrong? Lauren Holly (Dumb And Dumber) anchors the cast as the villainous neighbor and while this is technically the feature debut from Ricq, the man actually...
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Television personality Sherri Shepherd blasted her exes Lamar Sally and Jeff Tarpley in a series of tweets. Sherri Shepherd Blasts Exes In Twitter Rant The tweets were in reference to her ongoing child support cases with both men, where she claimed they teamed up and were working against her. “How many ex husbands does it take to get […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Dustin Guy Defa makes his Sundance Film Festival feature debut with “Person to Person,” and he doesn’t know what to expect. He’s had a lot of disappointments in his life, ranging from being the kind of penniless artist whose survival demands long-term couch surfing to overcoming a nightmare family of origin. (It yielded his 2011 Sundance short, “Family Nightmare.”)
However, “Person To Person” also gives real weight to the time-worn trope that values the journey over the destination. With a cast that includes names like Michael Cera and”Broad City” star Abbi Jacobson as well as indie filmmaking stalwarts like David Zellner and Benny Safdie, it reflects the success he’s had building his place in independent filmmaking and the joy he brings with it. “It comes through loud and clear in his work,” said filmmaker David Lowery, a longtime Defa fan. “It’s the reason why his movies »
- Eric Kohn
Robin Bell Jan 13, 2017
You know you're a fan of something when that fandom is put to the test. Did you stick with Community when Dan Harmon wasn't writing it? During the barren 90s did you cling onto the hope that Doctor Who would return and be fantastic? Those moments when your patience and perseverance are tested are what make the privilege of being a fan important.
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