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Clips of It’s A Wonderful Life appear in all sorts of TV shows and films, some predictable Christmas fare and some you might not expect…
Thanks to NBC’s long-standing tradition of airing Frank Capra’s 1946 festive fantasy drama every 24th of December, It’s A Wonderful Life has become a Stateside Christmas institution. The film’s story of a small town family man facing financial ruin being coaxed back from suicide by an angel who shows him how important he is to the world is now as festive as overspending and overeating.
Its ubiquity means that It’s A Wonderful Life is one of the first ports of call when shows and movies want to inject a festive feel into their fictional worlds, hence it having been subject to more on-screen references, quotes, parodies and homages than you can shake a jingle bell at. The Muppets, The Simpsons, »
Dumb and Dumber To, 2014
Directed by The Farrelly Brothers
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
Exclusive: After November’s Dumb And Dumber To scored $128 million worldwide (and counting), it’s a no-brainer that Red Granite would want to stay in the Jim Carrey business. I hear the finance and production shingle led by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland has snapped up comedy pitch Deep Cover from writer Johnny Rosenthal. If deal sticks it’ll be a starring vehicle for Carrey, continuing his successful relationship with Red Granite, while Carrey would also produce alongside Michael Aguilar for their Some Kind Of Garden banner.
Plot details of the original pitch are being kept under wraps. This summer Rosenthal sold The Three Tenors to Lionsgate. He’s also got action comedy Iron Jack in development at Sony and wrote Bad Santa 2 for Dimension.
- Jen Yamato
With the new year comes a slew of new movies and TV shows on Netflix, and everyone's favorite streaming service is adding some great titles in January 2015.
On the movie side, a bevy of box-office heavyweights are being added to the instant mix, including Disney's live-action "101 Dalmatians," Jim Carrey's "Bruce Almighty," and Michael Bay actioner "Bad Boys II." Some smaller favorites are also coming to Netflix: Internet obsession "Mean Girls" returns (to stay?! Please!), Reese Witherspoon dark comedy "Election" gets a run, and this past summer's little-comedy-that-could, "Chef," makes its subscription service debut.
But wait, there's more!
"Friends" fans have been dying for the series to come to Netflix, and now that dream is coming true! Beginning January 1, subscribers will be able to watch every single episode, catching up with Monica, Joey, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe whenever and wherever they want. Other great shows being added in January »
- Tim Hayne
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.
By entering »
- Gary Collinson
We are in the middle of what could be a career-changing two-day span for Jennifer Aniston. The "Friends" icon and star of such blockbuster fare as "Marley & Me," "Bruce Almighty" and "We're the Millers" shocked many by earning a SAG Awards nomination Wednesday for her role in the indie drama "Cake." By Thursday morning she may have a Golden Globe nomination to go along with it. Directed by Daniel Barnz, "Cake" went somewhat under the radar after it earned a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival in September (although this pundit was certainly there). The movie finds Aniston playing Claire, a woman suffering from chronic pain who becomes strangely fascinated by the suicide of a young woman (Anna Kendrick) from her support group. Obviously, Claire is suffering from more than just physical pain and Aniston, as I wrote in my review, "makes you believe this character is at her »
- Gregory Ellwood
By Anjelica Oswald
Jennifer Aniston, the Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, could land her first Oscar nomination for her role as a woman suffering from chronic pain after surviving a car crash in Daniel Barnz’s Cake. (It won’t be a contender in the musical or comedy category at the Golden Globes. The nominations will be announced Dec. 11.)
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received a standing ovation. Though the film has received mixed reviews, Aniston’s performance has been described as an ”honest, sturdy performance.” The Los Angeles Times’ Betsy Sharkey said that “it is a serious treat to see the actress stretch herself.”
Aniston embraced going sans makeup in the film (except for fake scars) and found freedom in it. At a press conference in Toronto, she said, “I loved every minute of it. It was extremely liberating to do that. »
- Anjelica Oswald
Every once in a while a film comes along which completely changes your mind on a certain actor, whether it be for positive or negative reasons. Either their performance was astounding, proving their ability to morph seamlessly into their role, or was so disappointing you’d rather not talk about it. Jim Carrey, known for his slapstick humour and numerous comedy stints in films such as Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty and Dumb And Dumber, features as the shy, retiring Joel Barish in the 2004 science fiction drama Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and, boy, did he exceed my expectations tenfold.
I remember exactly where I was when I was introduced to Eternal Sunshine – a media studies lesson at the end of term, circa 2008. It had previously been shown on Channel 4, but its concept and narrative chronology was too much for me to handle on a Sunday evening, so I changed the channel. »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.
The Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and director Frank Darabont reunited for a special Academy screening of the film this week.
Digital Spy goes then and now with the cast of the beloved drama to find out what happened to them in the years since Shawshank's original release.
Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne)
Already a well-established and respected actor by the time he won the role of Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins saw his career surge in the wake of Shawshank. He bagged the role after Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt turned it down, but their loss was his gain.
During the 1990s, Jennifer Aniston was one of the most popular actresses in the world. She may not have been blowing up the box office like Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock, she was instead the star of the hit comedy show Friends – which had turned her into a household name. So popular was Aniston during this period that he hair even became known as “The Rachel”, a much-requested style for hairdressers during the 90s. The show was watched by millions around the world and has become one of the most celebrated Us sitcoms of all-time, launching Aniston and her co-stars into hot property. Particularly as the show couldn’t last forever and the cast would look to transition to the big screen.
Aniston was no stranger to cinema. She got her first break in the horror comedy Leprechaun in 1993, but would take a break during her first few years on Friends. »
- Luke Owen
Dumb and Dumber To is a hit. A large hit. Not quite a massive hit, but significant enough that it has ramped up chatter for a third Dumber to find its way into pre-production. After all, the Dumb and Dumber sequel now stands as the highest-grossing opening weekend on the Farrelly Brothers. resume. And it gave Jim Carrey his highest live-action opening since Bruce Almighty, back in 2003. Eric wrote about the amusing tease for a follow-up Dumb and Dumber movie that was shared during the end credits of this current sequel. But now that fans have shown they support Jim Carrey going back and revisiting some of his classic characters, I make a pitch for a new movie featuring This rubber-faced genius. Can we make it happen, Mr. Carrey? Want to read more about Dumb and Dumber To. We have a lot of coverage on: - The Jennifer Lawrence cameo »
Poor Lloyd and Harry. The perpetual underachievers of the "Dumb and Dumber" movies have been underestimated by everyone.
Certainly, few pundits expected much from "Dumb and Dumber To," the poorly reviewed sequel to a 20-year-old movie, starring a Jim Carrey whose box office strength has dwindled over the last decade. Besides, last week's champ, "Big Hero 6," seemed unstoppable and poised for a repeat victory, with about $35 million in likely earnings. "Dumber," by contrast, wasn't expected to top $29 million.
Nonetheless, "Dumber" confounded the sages and came out on top, with an estimated $38.1 million. How did it defy conventional wisdom for a come-from-behind victory?
Here are some of the ways:
Nostalgia isn't just for old folks. Sure, it's been 20 years since the 1994 original, but it's been in near-constant rotation on cable ever since. A whole generation has grown up watching the silly antics of Carrey and Jeff Daniels as the doofus duo. »
- Gary Susman
"Dumb and Dumber To," starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, took first place at the domestic box office with $38 million, making it Carrey's biggest live-action debut since "Bruce Almighty" ($70 million) more than a decade ago, as well as Daniels' biggest ever. Twenty years ago, the original film opened to $16 million and went on to earn almost $250 million worldwide on a budget of only $17 million. The sequel cost $40 million and has a good chance of becoming a big hit. It has a 27% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Marvel's animated "Big Hero 6" settled for second place with $36 million, bringing its worldwide total to $148 million, which is still short of the $165 million budget. Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" took third place with $29.2 million. Its total is now $322 million, almost double its $165 million budget. The other new wide release of the weekend was "Beyond the Lights" romance drama, which landed in fourth place with $6.5 million. »
Harry and Lloyd still have it. The Farrelly Bros.' "Dumb and Dumber To" starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels took No. 1 at the box office this weekend with a robust $38 million finish, nearly 20 years after the first film became a commercial smash. That compares with a $16.3 million opening for the original movie (about $26 million when adjusting for inflation), which held up spectacularly well to finish with over $127 million domestically and a grand total of $247 million worldwide. The sequel represents Carrey's biggest live-action opening since 2003's "Bruce Almighty," which took in a gargantuan $68 million in its first weekend. Coming in a close second was Walt Disney Animation's "Big Hero 6," which fell 36% to an estimated $36 million in its second weekend. That brings the Marvel adaptation to a grand total to $111.6 million in 10 days. Though it faces some competition from family-oriented films like "Penguins of Madagascar," "Annie" and "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb »
- Chris Eggertsen
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returned to the #1 spot close to 20 years after first portraying Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, as Dumb and Dumber To rode a wave of 1990s nostalgia to take an estimated $38.1 million at the North American box office. That result was slightly above expectations, beating the mid-fall starts of raunchy road trip comedies like Due Date ($32.7 million) and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa ($32.1 million). The opening is also slightly below the five-day opening of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ($39.5 million from its Wednesday bow).
Dumb and Dumber To was a big question mark heading into the fall season. Although the original film is a big comedy hit and has remained a popular title on cable, had 20 years simply been too long between films? Anchorman 2 proved that despite a lot of fan excitement, a nine-and-a-half year gap is a lot to contend with between movies. So, expectations were more conservative. »
- Jordan Adler
Nearly 20 years after moviegoers were first introduced to Harry and Lloyd, the pair of morons once again ruled the box office this weekend.Long-awaited sequel Dumb and Dumber To opened to $36.1 million, which was enough to take first place away from strong holdover Big Hero 6.The Top 12 earned $129.6 million this weekend, which is up nine percent from the same weekend last year. Dumb and Dumber To's $36.1 million is the biggest live-action debut for Jim Carrey since 2003's Bruce Almighty, and is also the best opening ever for the Farrelly Brothers. Among recent comparable titles, it's a bit lower than the five-day openings for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ($39.5 million) and We're the Millers ($37.9 million), and is a step above recent road trip comedies Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa ($32.1 million) and Identity Thief ($32.1 million).The original Dumb and Dumber was a massive box office hit back in 1994, and developed legions »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jim Carrey is back on top.
The comedian has struggled at the box office in recent years, suffering through the indignity of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” but by revisiting one of his most beloved comedies two decades after it hit screens, Carrey has scored his biggest hit in years with “Dumb and Dumber To.” The cinematic adventures of a pair of dim bulbs shone brightly at the box office this weekend, picking up an estimated $38.1 million across 3,154 locations.
Despite the strong showing, “Dumb and Dumber To” had to fight for first place with last weekend’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which soared past the $100 million mark. The Disney film fell a meager 36% from its opening, picking up $36 million across 3,773 screens. Its total stands at $111.6 million after two weeks.
- Brent Lang
Dumb wins teh boks offiss! Low Iq laughs were the biggest draw for crowds this weekend, putting Dumb And Dumber To at the top of the box office with an estimated $38 million! The sequel reunited Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for more moronic antics a full two decades after the first Dumb And Dumber became a surprise smash (nearly $250 million worldwide). The follow-up marks the best opening weekend for a Carrey starring role since Bruce Almighty ($67.9 million) way back in 2003. »
- Dave Davis
Eager to finally see Harry and Lloyd's new adventure, Dumb and Dumber fans rushed out to theaters on Friday. The long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, easily took first place yesterday, and should wind up with an opening weekend north of $35 million.Meanwhile, Interstellar topped Big Hero 6 on Friday, though those positions will switch for the full weekend.Playing at 3,154 locations, Dumb and Dumber To opened to an impressive $14.2 million yesterday. That's the biggest live-action opening day for Jim Carrey since 2003's Bruce Almighty ($20.1 million) and is the best opening day ever for a Farrelly Brothers movie (nearly twice as much as the opening for 2000's Me, Myself and Irene).This Friday number also compares favorably to Due Date ($12.2 million) and Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa ($12.6 million). The similarity here is that all three titles are road trip comedies that opened in October or November.If Dumb and Dumber To plays like Bad Grandpa, »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Nearly 20 years later, a sequel to Dumb and Dumber finally arrives in theaters this weekend.Playing at 3,153 locations, Dumb and Dumber To could be in a close race for first place against holdovers Big Hero 6 and Interstellar.Relativity Media is also releasing Beyond the Lights at 1,789 locations, while Birdman is expanding nationwide after four strong weeks in limited release. It's also a busy weekend at the specialty box office, with Saving Christmas, Rosewater, Foxcatcher and The Homesman all debuting.Dumb and Dumber arrived at the end of 1994, which capped a year in which Jim Carrey went from unknown to A-list in remarkably quick fashion. Earlier that year, Carrey starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, which earned $72.2 million and $119.9 million, respectively. Dumb and Dumber would prove to be an even bigger hit with $127.2 million, or the equivalent of over $240 million today.For the next decade, Jim Carrey »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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