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Jim Carrey Plans to Bring Robotnik to Life With ‘Magic’ and ‘Desperation’

Jim Carrey Plans to Bring Robotnik to Life With ‘Magic’ and ‘Desperation’
Jim Carrey discussed his plan for how to bring Dr. Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik to life in the upcoming “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Monday.

Carrey finalized negotiations to play the Sonic villain earlier this summer, and is now confirmed to portray him in the upcoming 2019 film.

Carrey notes one of the challenging aspects in the interview, which was for the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) press event. “It will be live-action,” Carrey said, regarding the movie.

When asked about how Carrey will recreate Dr. Robotnik, the actor and comedian shouted his solution to the TCA crowd.

“Magic!” Carrey shouted. “Mixed with desperation.”

Carrey is known for his ability to fully transform himself into characters, and noted in an interview with Variety in September that he had difficulty finding himself after transforming to take on the role of portraying Andy Kaufman for 1999’s “Man on the Moon.
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Jim Carrey on What Drew Him to ‘Kidding:’ ‘Idea of Identity’

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Jim Carrey on What Drew Him to ‘Kidding:’ ‘Idea of Identity’
Jim Carrey discussed what it was that drew him to the Showtime series “Kidding” at the TCA summer press tour on Monday.

“The search for identity is a theme that’s always been attractive to me,” Carrey said. “There’s definitely something in this piece that calls to me.” Carrey went on to say that the show touches on the idea of “trying to hang on to the idea of the self.”

“Kidding” centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children’s television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality’s family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The series also stars Frank Langella, Catherine Keener, and Judy Greer

Carrey
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Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction Pacts With Sonar

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Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction Pacts With Sonar
Exclusive: Sonar Entertainment has set Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction to a first look deal for television and digital platform content. The announcement was made today by Thomas Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment and Michael Shamberg.

Shamberg brings several projects to the table under the new deal. They include adaptions of two best-selling books: Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew and A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg.

In Am I There Yet? writer/illustrator and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew uses essays and illustrations to capture the feelings and comical complexities of millennials. In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? From creating a home in
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Jim Carrey to Take a Break From Painting and Play the Villain in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

Jim Carrey to Take a Break From Painting and Play the Villain in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’
Jim Carrey has made more headlines of late for his unflattering paintings of Donald Trump than he has for his movies, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped acting. The two-time Golden Globe winner will return to the screen as the villainous Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie.

Though best known for his comedies and occasional dramatic turns (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), Carrey has also portrayed his share of darker characters: “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” found him playing the devious Count Olaf, and “The Cable Guy” showed how quickly laughter can turn into screams.

Familiar to anyone who had a Sega Genesis in the early ’90s, Robotnik is distinguished by his rotund frame and large mustache; Carrey in costume will surely be a sight to behold. Jeff Fowler is directing the adaptation of the famed video game, which will blend
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Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson Join Dolemite Is My Name Biopic

Wesley Snipes, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson Join Dolemite Is My Name Biopic
Just days after Eddie Murphy signed on to star in Dolemite Is My Name, as Dolemite star Rudy Ray Moore, the rest of the cast is coming together for this Netflix biopic. Wesley Snipes has come aboard to star as Dolemite director and co-star D'Urville Martin, who is described as an, "arrogant actor and alcoholic." Also joining the cast is Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess and Da'Vine Joy Randolph, although no details have been given about the characters they're playing. Production is slated to begin this week in Los Angeles.

Rudy Ray Moore came from humble beginnings, born the son of a sharecropper in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1927. He lived in Cleveland and Milwaukee, Wisconsin holding a variety of jobs before joining the U.S. Army, serving in an entertainment unit where he first developed his love of comedy. Upon his discharge, he relocated to Seattle then Los Angeles, where
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Jim Carrey Returns to Television with ‘Kidding’

After nearly 25 years, Jim Carrey is returning to television as a series regular in Showtime’s Kidding.

Jim Carrey has made cameo appearances in tv series such as The Office and 30 Rock but has not been a series regular since being a cast member on In Living Color in 1994.

Carrey will portray Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds, who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when Jeff’s family begins to implode, he finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

It’s definitely more of an experimental looking project for Carrey, which seems to be his thing as of late.
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How to Make a Revealing Whitney Houston Documentary When Her Estate Won't Participate

How to Make a Revealing Whitney Houston Documentary When Her Estate Won't Participate
Who is Jim Carrey, really? That's a question that Chris Smith's documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton poses but doesn't quite answer. The Netflix doc special is a journey into the mind of the iconic actor, who, during the making of 1999's Man on the Moon, famously journeyed into the mind of comedian Andy Kaufman, who in turn occasionally dragged everyone around him into the mind of his insufferable alter ego Tony Clifton.

Thanks to clips from more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage that collected ...
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Memorial Day tribute: 2018 celebrity deaths include Harry Anderson, Steven Bochco, Milos Forman, John Mahoney

Memorial Day tribute: 2018 celebrity deaths include Harry Anderson, Steven Bochco, Milos Forman, John Mahoney
To honor Memorial Day with a tribute on Monday, Gold Derby takes a look back at celebrity and entertainment deaths so far in 2018. We are continuing to update our memoriam photo gallery above with major celebrity deaths from film, television, theater and music.

For this year, losses have included Oscar winners Milos Forman and Dorothy Malone, Emmy winners Steven Bochco, Reg E. Cathey and Olivia Cole, Emmy nominees Harry Anderson, John Mahoney and Jerry Van Dyke, Oscar-nominated composer Johann Johannsson, and legendary sports announcer Keith Jackson. Here is a brief summary of the careers of 14 people who have died in 2018:

See Over 100 video interviews with 2018 Emmy contenders

Actress Margot Kidder died at age 69 on May 13. She was best known for playing reporter Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in “Superman: The Movie” (1978). She won a Daytime Emmy in 2015 for the children’s TV show “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
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Jim Carrey is Kinda Crazy (video)

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The wackiness of Jim Carrey has shaken up show biz. This Canadian comedian exploded onto the scene as a rubber-faced stand up which lead to television and then to movies. His talents have been used for both slap stick comedies and indie dramas. Jim Carrey is a method actor who blurs the lines of fiction and reality with performances like Man On The Moon. His life off screen has also gathered some attention whether it be through his politics, philosophy or art. Jim Carrey has shown the world... Read More...
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New ‘Prey’ Achievements Point to Moon-Themed Dlc

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Just when you thought it was safe to drink coffee again, Arkane is teasing downloadable content for its survival horror Fps “Prey.” A small update recently added 10 hidden achievements to the game, each containing one word, according to Egm. Put together, they read, “If you believed they put a man on the moon.”

While that’s obviously a reference to lyrics from R.E.M.’s 1992 song “Man on the Moon,” it’s also apparently yet another clue Arkane is taking protagonist Morgan Yu on a lunar adventure. The studio began teasing the Dlc in March with a Gif of the moon and a question: “Do we really know what’s out there?”

Do we really know what’s out there? pic.twitter.com/TIByM1O738

— Prey (@PreyGame) March 2, 2018

The company followed that up with concept art of Morgan standing in a Transtar space station. The moon’s surface is visible outside the windows.
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Vice U.K. Brings Its First Feature Film, ‘Time to Die,’ to Cannes (Exclusive)

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Vice U.K. Brings Its First Feature Film, ‘Time to Die,’ to Cannes (Exclusive)
Vice is bringing the first film from its U.K. studio to Cannes, introducing to buyers the new documentary “Time to Die,” which examines the underground assisted-dying movement. The film follows Dr. Nitschke, better known as “Dr. Death.”

“Time to Die” was filmed over four years and delves into the clandestine global network that illegally sources, buys, and sells assisted-dying methods. The film boasts unprecedented access to individuals seeking to end their lives and working with Nitschke, a pro-euthanasia campaigner. The feature shows his close relationship with members of his network seeking to acquire deadly drugs on the dark web.

The film comes as the island of Guernsey, a British dependency, is set to vote on whether to legalize such practices.

The documentary is co-directed by Matt Shea and Yonni Usiskin. The latter is in Cannes talking to buyers about the project. “‘Time To Die’ is an unflinching insight into our complex relationship with mortality,
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Vice U.K. Brings Its First Feature Film, ‘Time to Die,’ to Cannes (Exclusive)

Vice U.K. Brings Its First Feature Film, ‘Time to Die,’ to Cannes (Exclusive)
Vice is bringing the first film from its U.K. studio to Cannes, introducing to buyers the new documentary “Time to Die,” which examines the underground assisted-dying movement. The film follows Dr. Nitschke, better known as “Dr. Death.”

“Time to Die” was filmed over four years and delves into the clandestine global network that illegally sources, buys, and sells assisted-dying methods. The film boasts unprecedented access to individuals seeking to end their lives and working with Nitschke, a pro-euthanasia campaigner. The feature shows his close relationship with members of his network seeking to acquire deadly drugs on the dark web.

The film comes as the island of Guernsey, a British dependency, is set to vote on whether to legalize such practices.

The documentary is co-directed by Matt Shea and Yonni Usiskin. The latter is in Cannes talking to buyers about the project. “‘Time To Die’ is an unflinching insight into our complex relationship with mortality,
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With ‘Jim & Andy’, Chris Smith Charts Jim Carrey’s Eerie Transformation Into Andy Kaufman For ‘Man On The Moon’

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With ‘Jim & Andy’, Chris Smith Charts Jim Carrey’s Eerie Transformation Into Andy Kaufman For ‘Man On The Moon’
Of late, Jim Carrey has been exploring a newfound passion for political cartooning, but for now he remains better known as one of the most popular comedic actors in Hollywood history.

His credits range from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to Dumb and Dumber, The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, the 1999 Milos Forman film in which he played the late comedian Andy Kaufman. A video crew followed Carrey around on the set of the latter project as he embodied Kaufman and Kaufman’s alter-ego, obnoxious entertainer Tony Clifton, but the footage never saw the light of day until it became the basis for an acclaimed Netflix documentary that is now in the running for Emmy consideration.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, directed by Chris Smith, reveals the almost disturbing degree to which the actor transformed into Kaufman and his various personas, refusing to drop character over months of filming.
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Milos Forman Appreciation: A Civilized Filmmaker Who Loved Rebels

Milos Forman Appreciation: A Civilized Filmmaker Who Loved Rebels
Milos Forman, who died last week at 86, directed only 12 dramatic features, a startlingly compact résumé when you consider that his career spanned 60 years and more than a few filmmaking epochs, from the Czech New Wave of the ’60s to the New Hollywood ’70s to the post-indie ’90s. Yet almost every one of those movies looms large. That’s because Forman — auteur, actor, professor, expatriate, bon vivant — chose each new project with majestic commitment and care. His two most famous films, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Amadeus” (1984), both dominated the Academy Awards, lending Forman a cachet that helped to sustain his career. Yet even after the triumph of “Amadeus,” he didn’t direct another movie for five years. His films, at a glance, are strikingly eclectic, but what unites them is an overwhelming sly proclivity: Forman, coming out of Czechoslovakia just as it was being crushed by Soviet Communism,
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Milos Forman Appreciation: A Civilized Filmmaker Who Loved Rebels

  • Variety
Milos Forman Appreciation: A Civilized Filmmaker Who Loved Rebels
Milos Forman, who died last week at 86, directed only 12 dramatic features, a startlingly compact résumé when you consider that his career spanned 60 years and more than a few filmmaking epochs, from the Czech New Wave of the ’60s to the New Hollywood ’70s to the post-indie ’90s. Yet almost every one of those movies looms large. That’s because Forman — auteur, actor, professor, expatriate, bon vivant — chose each new project with majestic commitment and care. His two most famous films, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Amadeus” (1984), both dominated the Academy Awards, lending Forman a cachet that helped to sustain his career. Yet even after the triumph of “Amadeus,” he didn’t direct another movie for five years. His films, at a glance, are strikingly eclectic, but what unites them is an overwhelming sly proclivity: Forman, coming out of Czechoslovakia just as it was being crushed by Soviet Communism,
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Milos Forman (‘Amadeus’) voted top Best Director Oscar winner of 1980s, as orchestrated by you [Poll Results]

Milos Forman (‘Amadeus’) voted top Best Director Oscar winner of 1980s, as orchestrated by you [Poll Results]
Milos Forman, who passed away on April 13, has been voted your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1980s for his masterwork “Amadeus.” The biopic chronicled the infamous rivalry between Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). Much like the film itself being your preferred Best Picture winner of the ’80s, Forman was your choice for the top Best Director winner of the decade in Gold Derby’s recent poll.

Forman won with 22% of the vote, with Oliver Stone (“Platoon”) coming in second place with a respectable 16%. It was a tie for third between James L. Brooks (“Terms of Endearment”) and Robert Redford (“Ordinary People”) at 11% apiece. Sydney Pollack (“Out of Africa”) rounded out the top five with 9% of the vote. Next up, Barry Levinson (“Rain Man”) came in sixth with 8%, Richard Attenborough (“Gandhi”) came in seventh with 7% and Bernardo Bertolucci (“The Last Emperor”) came in
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Courtney Love on Milos Forman: 'We Have Lost a Cinema Giant'

Courtney Love on Milos Forman: 'We Have Lost a Cinema Giant'
Courtney Love, who starred in Milos Forman's The People Vs. Larry Flynt and Man on the Moon, paid tribute to the Oscar-winning director following Forman's death at the age of 86.

"He was always gentle and always brought out my best," Love wrote of filmmaker on Instagram. "I was surrounded by love on both of my films with him, and other than Kurt and Frances, they remain the highest points in my life."

As Love notes, Forman cast her in Larry Flynt during a turbulent time in her life, despite
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Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, and More Pay Tribute to Miloš Forman: ‘What a Force’

Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, and More Pay Tribute to Miloš Forman: ‘What a Force’
Following the news that Miloš Forman has passed away at 86, tributes are pouring in to the two-time Academy Winner. Danny DeVito, who worked with him on both “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Man on the Moon,” released a statement: “He was a dear friend and I will miss his. My thoughts go out to his family. May he Rest In Peace.”

Jim Carrey, Mia Farrow, Edgar Wright, and many others shared their remembrances on Twitter.

Another great one passes through the doorway. Milos Foreman. What a force. A lovely man. I’m glad we got to play together. It was a monumental experience. ;^) pic.twitter.com/wzgmOibDHs

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 14, 2018

Proof that the most brilliant of filmmakers could also be unfailingly kind, generous, humble and loyal. Thank you Milos Forman pic.twitter.com/btUmryxjRr

— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 14, 2018

Milos the magnificent! čest k jeho památce (honour
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Milos Forman Beyond the ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’: His Early Czechoslovak Films Reveal a Master of Black Comedy

Milos Forman Beyond the ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’: His Early Czechoslovak Films Reveal a Master of Black Comedy
Milos Forman only made eight English-language features in five decades, but many of his contributions became synonymous with the legacy of American movies. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” have a powerful resonance in popular culture, while later efforts “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Man on the Moon” showed a resilient filmmaker keen on exploring iconoclastic figures by pushing the boundaries of commercial cinema. However, in the wake of his death, no appreciation of Forman’s talent is complete without an acknowledgement of the masterful black comedies he made in the first stage of his career.

Less prophet of doom than a chronicler of contemporary despair, Forman meshed satire with realism and wielded irony as a cultural weapon. In the early ‘60s, Forman was a leading figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave by transforming the pratfalls of disaffected youth into punchlines. The humor emerged as a
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Peter Travers: How Milos Forman Injected Warmth and Mischief Into Stellar Films

Peter Travers: How Milos Forman Injected Warmth and Mischief Into Stellar Films
Hearing the news of the death of master filmmaker Milos Forman, images flooded in. Not of his movies; at least not right away. I remembered Milos, at his Connecticut farmhouse eight years ago poking at me with his cigar. Any threat in the motion dissipated instantly by the warm, mischievous glint in his eye.

I was there to talk of his career; of all those Oscars he won for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus and the success of his early Czech films (Loves of a Blonde,
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