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Welcome to another look at the highs and lows of Hollywood remakes. This time, we’ve got one of the better ones, as we compare two of the all-time great screen comedians in two of their best roles. This week, Cinelinx looks at The Nutty Professor.
Jerry Lewis and Eddie Murphy are two of the best big-screen comedians in the history of the film industry. Jerry Lewis’ 1963 hit The Nutty Professor is a comedy classic, which Lewis wrote and directed himself. Eddie Murphy is one of the few comedians talented enough to try to recapture that magic and succeed. Murphy’s remake is so entertaining that it matches the original in overall comedic quality. Which is better? Let’s look at the two versions.
What’s interesting about this comparison is that both versions of The Nutty Professor are the benchmark for the second half of the careers of the respective stars. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Can someone please tell me what happened to Jim Carrey? Oh right, he got older. He’s been in relationships, has kids, etc etc. Think Adam Sandler. Still though, I’m pretty sure the last time I remember seeing Carrey be even remotely funny in a movie was in Bruce Almighty, and maybe Yes Man. And I must say that’s really pushing it because in the grand scheme of things, he wasn’t really funny at all in those flicks compared to his older days. I miss the days of In Living Color and Ace Ventura. And it’s not just shows or movies.
10 Great Clips from when Jim Carrey Used to be Funny »
- Nat Berman
Monday, January 18th, has unfortunately been bestowed the most depressing day of the year, now referred to as “Blue Monday.” It’s true that January isn’t usually the happiest time—Christmas has passed, it’s cold and gross outside, and the fun, care-free moments of the holidays are over. In case you're succumbing to those winter blues, however, we have the perfect pick-me-up.
On Blue Monday, you can redeem only 500 Scene points to see any film currently in theatres! That's already one step to making our day better. The next is to check out the below 10 moments in film, where a smile is guaranteed, and if you're lucky, maybe even a laugh or two. You also may find yourself jumping into a song and dance. Take that, Blue Monday!
Here are 10 of our favourite uplifting moments in film, spoilers and all:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986); Directed by John Hughes »
- Adriana Floridia
With that signature (and soothing) voice coupled with a cool and calm demeanour, Morgan Freeman portrayed God with such compelling gravitas across Bruce Almighty and its middling spinoff Evan Almighty that he could fool us into believing that he actually is the all-powerful deity – ice-white suit and all.
It’s been almost a decade since Freeman last played the role in 2007, though while speaking to /Film, the esteemed actor revealed that he would be game for returning for Bruce Almighty 2, but only if Jim Carrey joins him. Said he: “I think I would have to if they did it. If Jim Carrey plays his character, and if I was called on, I would feel obligated.”
Carrey and Freeman first united for the original sleeper hit in 2003, where the former took on the role of Bruce Nolan, a struggling field reporter who is imbued with divine powers capable of reversing not only his own fortunes, »
- Michael Briers
Morgan Freeman met with the press of the Television Critics Association after his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. During the interview, /Film asked Freeman if he would return for Bruce Almighty 2. Freeman played God in the first film, and the spinoff Evan Almighty. “I think I would have to if […]
- Fred Topel
5 items from 2016
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