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While promoting "Dumb and Dumber To," Jim Carrey made an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show," where he spoke about how difficult it was to work with Tommy Lee Jones on "Batman Forever." "I was really looking forward to working with Tommy, but he was a little crusty," he explained. "I think he was just a little freaked out because 'Dumb and Dumber' came out on the same weekend as [his movie] 'Cobb,' and 'Cobb' was his big swing for the fences and that didn't work out and that freaked him out a bit." Carrey went on to describe the first time he met Jones. "I walked into a restaurant the night before our big scene in The Riddler's lair and [Tommy was there]," he said. "I went up to say hi and the blood drained from his face, in such a way that I realized that I had »
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, “Big Hero 6″ leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $7.4 million for spots that have aired 703 times across 34 networks through October 26. Nick and Disney Xd, in that order, got more of the ad placements for “Big Hero 6″ than any other networks.
In jumping up from fourth place on the previous week’s chart, “Big Hero 6” displaced “St. Vincent” (the No. 1 spender last time), which disappears from our chart entirely. New entrants in our top 5 this week include “Nightcrawler” and “Dumb and Dumber To” — spending $6.4 million and $5.8 million respectively.
Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV Spend Powered by iSpot.tv $7.4M – Big Hero 6 Online Activity: 2.28% within the movie »
"I think what happened was, I was really looking forward to working with Tommy because he's a fantastic actor and he still is to me, I mean he's amazing, but he was a little crusty, he was a little crusty," Carrey said.
"Sometimes that Rhodes Scholarship is more of a weapon than an asset."
He continued: "I think he was just a little freaked out because Dumb and Dumber came out on the same weekend as Cobb, and Cobb was his big swing for the fences and that didn't work out and that freaked him out a bit I think. »
Tommy Lee Jones has a reputation as an actor with intensity, who doesn't suffer fools - and sometimes not fools - gladly. And rumours had done the rounds around the time that Joel Schumacher was shooting Batman Forever that he and co-star Jim Carrey didn't get on particularly well for a start.
Turns out those rumours had some substance to them. Bluntly: they didn't.
Chatting on The Howard Stern Show, Carrey was asked directly whether they got along or not, and he said that "I was really looking forward to working with Tommy, but he was a little crusty. I think he was just a little freaked out because Dumb And Dumber came out on the same weekend as Cobb, and Cobb was his big swing for the fences and that didn't work out. And that »
Skip to the 55 minute mark to listen Riddle me this, riddle me that, why did Jim Carrey's Batman Forever co-star Tommy Lee Jones hate the funnyman so much? Before the two actors began working on Joel Schumacher's 1995 Batman film, the two sort of competed at the box office. In December of 1994, Jim Carrey had Dumb and Dumber coming out the same weekend Tommy Lee Jones had his Ty Cobb biopic Cobb coming out. Carrey's film pulled in $16M in its opening weekend and went on to gross $247M. While Tommy Lee Jones' Cobb opened in limited release, pulling in only $63,786, and would end up grossing just north of a million. Above is audio of Jim Carrey's appearance on the Howard Stern Show, in which he discusses the matter, or you could read the transcription that fashionnstyle.com have written. Howard Stern asked: "When you wre doing 'Batman Forever, »
From a creepy demon to a psychotic billionaire, and the little girl from the 'Chandelier' music video, Carrey brought the bizarre to 'SNL.'
Jim Carrey is one of those comedians who always seems to be a walking contradiction. On the one hand, his over-the-top delivery, penchant for bizarre comedy and experience on a live sketch comedy show should mean that he'd be the perfect guest host for Saturday Night Live. But his enthusiasm and manic energy frequently seemed to sabotage his best bits during his previous two times hosting.
However, while starring in the pre-Halloween episode of Saturday Night Live's 40th season, everything seemed to fall into place (minus a few striking missteps), and Carrey managed to set the bar for the rest of the season with one of the funniest episodes in recent memory.
The night started off shaky, with a cold »
With the release of Dumb and Dumber To in just a few weeks, Jim Carrey returned to the Saturday Night Live stage as host this weekend. The actor took on a handful of hilarious sketches, but the one people are talking about the most finds Carrey being himself. In Carrey Family Reunion, the funnyman catches up with old relatives played by members of the SNL cast, all of whom are similar to the actor's popular movie characters. The highlight of the sketch comes when his Dumb and Dumber costar Jeff Daniels enters as Lloyd Christmas. Check out the role reversal in the video above! »
One of the shittiest things about working on this side of the Atlantic is that we don’t get to see the weekly wonder that is Saturday Night Live. This week on the legendary comedy show, live from New York, Jim Carrey hosted, and during one of the many hilarious skits on the show, Carrey was front and centre for a family reunion, where he met a bunch of members of his ‘family,’ all dressed as characters from each of his movies. The segment had a belter of closer when Dumb And Dumber co-star Jeff Daniels appeared as Carrey’s character from the popular Farrelly brothers movie, Lloyd Christmas.
We’ve posted the entire skit from the show below.
Carrey and Daniels reunite on screen this winter for Dumb And Dumber To, the trailer for which you can see here.
Source: Blip »
- Paul Heath
What if all of Jim Carrey's best-known, over-the-top characters were merely inspired by members of his family? That's what "Saturday Night Live" surmised, as it sent its members, one after another, to impersonate Jim Carrey's mannerisms and catch-phrases directly to Jim Carrey's face, during a "Carrey Family Reunion." If you never thought you'd watch someone speak out their butt again -- a la "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" -- guess again. The cast even had Carrey's "Dumb and Dumber" co-star Jeff Daniels along for the roast. Carrey was host of the Oct. 25 episode of "SNL," and Iggy Azalea was on as musical guest. Carrey and Daniels' sequel "Dumber and Dumber To" hits theaters on Nov. 14. »
- Katie Hasty
Will it be third time’s the charm for Jim Carrey and “Saturday Night Live”? We shall see as the show returns from its first hiatus this season. When Carrey last hosted in January 2011, only five current cast members were still around. That offers up a lot of new comedic combinations tonight. Plus, as Carrey looks to plug his upcoming film “Dumb And Dumber To,” don’t be surprised to see Jeff Daniels pop by, hopefully in full Will McAvoy mode. (After all, “The Newsroom” is already plenty funny, and sometimes even intentionally so.) As per usual, I’ll assign grades to each sketch while liveblogging all the action. As per usual, I urge you not to get bent out of shape should these grades not align with your own. If you did, well, that would be super strange and kind of boring. See you at 11:30 pm Est when things kick off properly. »
- Ryan McGee
L.M. Kit Carson, the Texan film legend best known for David Holzman's Diary, has passed away at the age of 73. For Filmmaker Magazine, Vadim Rizov gathers some valuable insight from Fabrice Aragno, the cinematographer of Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu au langage. Eric Hynes provides an excellent and authentic New Yorker take on Gangs of New York for Reverse Shot's Martin Scorsese Symposium. Above: we're disappointed to hear that Paul Schrader's latest film has been essentially taken out of his hands—in response the filmmaker has disowned the picture. For Film Comment, Violet Lucca interviews Ruben Östlund about his acclaimed film, Force majeure:
"Lucca: Like your previous work, Force Majeure is intended to foster a philosophical debate about what human behavior means or implies. Do you envision that being more of an internal process, or do you want people to talk it out?
ÖStlund: Yeah, in a group. »
Actress Laurie Holden has moved on from killing zombies on television to fighting sex traffickers in real life. The former Walking Dead star was recently involved in an undercover sting operation in Colombia to take down a notorious sex trafficker. According to ABC News, the mission, dubbed Operation Underground Railroad, was the creation of former CIA and Homeland Security agent Tim Ballard, who recruited "a ragtag group of volunteers" that featured two CrossFit instructors from Utah, a door-to-door salesman, and Holden, who portrayed "Andrea" on The Walking Dead for three seasons. »
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow released the first official poster for next summer's highly-anticipated action-packed sequel, which comes with the tagline, "The Park Is Open." With the release of this one-sheet, can the first trailer be coming soon?
We reported last week that a trailer was recently screened for random moviegoers at a Regal Cinemas movie theater, with YouTube user Ivan Flores posting a detailed description of the footage. The video was later blocked by NBC Universal, which lead many to believe his description is accurate.
Production wrapped on the adventure back in August, and it should be only a matter of time before we see the first footage. It's worth noting that Universal Pictures has two upcoming movies hitting theaters, Ouija on October 24 and Dumb and Dumber To on November 14, so it's possible the trailer may be released then.
Now that it's episode #301 it feels like we are starting all over again, but I think we have a good one for you to begin as we listen to Shia Labeouf tell a story to Jimmy Kimmel about his arrest after a performance of "Cabaret", we talk more about Gone Girl as to who should be blamed for what took place, complain about Burger King and cable prices, talk new DVDs and Blu-ray, answer your questions, play some games and much more. Hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »
- Brad Brevet
October can be a gloomy month so why not spice it up with a little comedy? As it so happens, the 1996 Farrelly brothers comedy Kingpin starring Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray has just made its long awaited Blu-ray debut as of October 14 and is now ready to own.
Thanks to the fine folks at Paramount Home Entertainment, I've got three copies of Kingpin on Blu-ray that will be awarded in this contest. For a chance to win one of them, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.
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Jim Carrey is set to host Saturday Night Live Oct. 25 ahead of the Nov. 14 release of Dumb and Dumber To (the sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber). "Fancy" rapper Iggy Azalea will be the musical guest. Carrey last hosted SNL in 2011, but got his start in sketch comedy years before when he starred on In Living Color throughout its five-season run in the early '90s. Since then, Carrey's gone on to win two Golden Globes -- one for The Truman Show, the other for Man on the Moon - and snag six Golden Globe nominations total for his work both in comedy and drama. »
- Ariana Bacle
At one time, it was almost unheard of for a sequel to be made beyond five years after the original (or the previous entry) came out. In recent years, we’ve had many franchises being revisited after several decades, as well as there being other old film series due to be revived soon. Is this becoming a new trend, and if it is, is it a good idea? Does it help or hurt the business?
Everyone on the planet probably knows by now that a seventh Star Wars movie is coming out in 2015. Episode Seven will mark a 10 year gap between the last entry, Revenge of the Sith, and the new film. We also have a Jurassic Park sequel due out in 2015, which will make a 14 year gap since 2001’s Jurassic Park 3. Eddie Murphy is planning to bring back Axel Foley for a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie. There »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
No surprise today's Tuesday episode is another random one as we talk about what makes a good movie critic, Ben Affleck's appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher", Johnny Depp's best performances, current thoughts on 3D, flashbacks in Gone Girl, new DVDs and Blu-rays and much more. Hope you enjoy and be on the lookout for a bonus Gone Girl episode in the very near future. https://twitter.com/bnlpod/status/519582862727979008 If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those »
- Brad Brevet
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck might have the action and drama covered when it comes to Project Greenlight, but now they’ve added some help with the comedy. Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the filmmakers behind Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and so many more, have been added to the upcoming HBO series, which recently […]
The post The Farrelly Brothers Will Be Mentors On New ‘Project Greenlight’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Thanks to its nearly 19 million subscribers, the Smosh channel is among the most efficient mouthpieces for brands looking to reach a young audience. Previously, Smosh has partnered with everyone from Ubisoft and Sun Drop, and the channel's latest branded video promotes Dumb and Dumber To. Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox have released a music video and launched a contest to support the upcoming sequel to The Farrelly Brothers' 1994 comedy classic. The music video is called "Your Dumb. I'm Dumber" and it begins with a reenactment of the original Dumb and Dumber film's most memorable scene. Once Padilla and Hecox complete their Jim Carrey and Lloyd Bridges impressions, they segue to a music video, where they list a bunch of dumb things their respective characters have done. At the end of the video, a voiceover from Padilla explains that the Dumb and Dumber video is an introduction to a contest leading »
- Sam Gutelle
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