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Watch: First Trailer For 'Dumb And Dumber To' Starring Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2014 12:03 AM
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Dumber And Dumber To
Jesus, was it really twenty years ago when we first laughed ourselves stupid with "Dumb & Dumber"? Geez, time flies, but we'll totally stand up for that Farrelly Brothers comedy, a genuine, shameless does of absolutely low brow humor that's still kind of amazing, mostly thanks to Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels who go full stupid with hilarious abandon. But will it be as funny two decades later, when we're older and wiser?

HBO Cleaning House? The 3rd Season of 'The Newsroom' Will Be The Last

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 13, 2014 6:22 PM
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Is HBO cleaning house, and perhaps sweeping away dead or underperforming weight? Just one week after the cable network announced the upcoming fifth season of “Boardwalk Empire” would be its last—news which surprised many of its fans—HBO announced that Aaron Sorkin’s troubled drama “The Newsroom” would also end (read: be canceled, gently) after its upcoming final season.

'Breaking Bad,' 'House Of Cards' & 'Behind The Candelabra' Among Big Emmy Winners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 8:56 AM
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Last night TV's finest -- which these days tends to include some of movie's finest too -- gathered for the Emmy Awards, while the the rest of us stayed glued to "Breaking Bad" and to some extent, the series finale of "Dexter." Either way, both options were better than that dubstep dance routine to "Breaking Bad" on the awards show. And once the jokes were over, and tributes were finished, some statues were handed out honoring some fine folks.

Recap: Aaron Sorkin Finally Gets It Right With The Season 2 Finale Of 'The Newsroom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 10:04 AM
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Before diving in, a bit of a disclaimer and/or explanation is in order. Thanks to TIFF taking me away from the television for a couple of weeks, followed by some bungling couriers and concluding in massive fatigue upon returning from Toronto, "The Newsroom" slipped off the immediate radar. And a show you might have heard of called "Breaking Bad" took priority over the weekend. But with Walter White's latest adventures concluded for now, I finally got a chance to catch up with the last two episodes of "The Newsroom."

Recap: 'The Newsroom,' Season 2, Episode 3 'Willie Pete'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 9:56 AM
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Occupy Wall Street! Operation Genoa! Uganda! Mitt Romney! Troy Davis! Netflix splitting into two companies! (Yep, a passing reference was made to that quickly aborted blunder). "The Newsroom" has had a lot going on across the first two episodes, so much so that Aaron Sorkin felt compelled to rewrite and reshoot large portions of them, as he got started on work for the third episode. And in many ways, "Willie Pete" does feel like a very conscious pivot point episode, one where the focus shifts primarily to the character relationships and ditches covering a breaking news story, a least for the moment. The result? Probably the weakest episode of the new season thus far, and one that strains to reshuffle the deck only to leave everything exactly where it was when it started.

Recap: 'The Newsroom' Season 2, Episode 2 'The Genoa Tip'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2013 10:03 AM
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If last week's premiere was the small pebble, rolling down the mountain of the second season of "The Newsroom," you can start seeing the eventual massive snowball forming with the second episode. This new approach from Aaron Sorkin, with one large news story anchoring the narrative, is an interesting touch, but it doesn't get in the way of his usual combination of lefty liberal political posturing, speech-ifying, genuine drama and truly shameful emotional manipulation. And this week's "The Genoa Tip" has it in spades with a finale that nearly tips over into offensive bad taste.

Recap: 'The Newsroom' Season 2 Episode 1, 'The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 9:58 AM
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After a rocky first season, both compelling and cringe-worthy in equal doses, and sometimes all at the same time, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is back for a second season and it has undergone some significant retooling. The writers' room was given a shakeup, and even as production got underway, Sorkin seemingly changed plans midstream. After the first two episodes had been shot, and while Sorkin was writing the third, he realized his story wasn't going to play out way he wanted. So he went to HBO, asked to reshoot major portions of the first two episodes and rewrite the third, which they agreed to, though the cost was dropping the season order from ten to nine episodes. So, what was the result of all this overhauling? Well, mostly more of the same, outside of one key structural difference.

Watch: 2 New Clips From HBO's 'The Newsroom' Plus Supercut Of Every Instance Of The Word “News” On The Show

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 12, 2013 9:39 AM
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Swerving in quality nearly every episode yet still sustaining a strong audience, HBO's “The Newsroom” approaches its second season with promises of rejuvenation and a return to form. Creator Aaron Sorkin has already discussed his decision to scrap the new season's first two episodes for story reasons, while also hoping people “take a second look” at the series overall, but now the network has released a few new clips to show off the end result.

'Dumb And Dumber To' Finds A Home At Universal

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 19, 2013 9:19 AM
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It’s been quite some time since we last saw Harry and Lloyd. Yes, there was that abysmal “Dumb and Dumberer” prequel and there was even a Saturday morning cartoon series which was terrible in its own way, but forgivable from a nostalgic point of view. As far as we were concerned the real Harold and Lloyd were where we last left them at the end of “Dumb and Dumber,” wandering the desert in search of fame and fortune. However, thanks to Universal Pictures, a proper sequel to the comedy classic is finally on the horizon.

Jeff Daniels Says Jim Carrey Still In For ‘Dumb & Dumber’ Sequel, Summer 2013 Shoot Eyed

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 7, 2012 11:40 AM
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Currently keeping busy with a fine performance on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” even when the show around him perhaps isn’t so good, actor Jeff Daniels’ commitments to the Aaron Sorkin show obviously means that his film opportunities will be somewhat slimmer in the near future. The star will appear next in Rian Johnson’s “Looper,” but after that talk will instead turn to one of the numerous projects waiting for Daniels to take a break from the show. One that keeps cropping up is the long-discussed sequel to “Dumb and Dumber,” and only a few months after Jim Carrey suggested that the film was dead, Daniels recently expressed the opposite.

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