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April Fools: The 10 Best Movie Idiots

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 1, 2014 3:00 PM
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The 10 Best Movie Idiots
Inspired in part by the Roman festival of Hilaria and the medieval Feast Of Fools, the first of the fourth month brings April Fool’s Day, a celebration of jokes, pranks and hoaxes around the world. It probably hasn’t escaped your attention, thanks to the prevalence of weak LOLs, thin hoaxes, and people complaining about the weak LOLs and thin hoaxes on social media.

Blessed Are The Forgetful: Remembering ‘Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind’ On Its 10th Anniversary

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 18, 2014 3:33 PM
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Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
It’s 2008. April-ish. Manchester. My girlfriend of 18 months and I have just broken up. The first really serious, vaguely grown-up relationship, the one that makes you understand why people put themselves through all of that stuff. It's been on its way for a while, but the plug was finally pulled in a phone call, one that we both cry our way through. Eventually, we hang up. I could get on with this new life, or I could drink myself into warm, nauseous oblivion until I don’t feel the absence anymore. Behind me, on the wall (tatty, faded, and with the top-left corner hanging off, because I haven’t yet taken that step into the crucial and significant part of adulthood where you stop using Blu-Tack and start framing your shit), is a poster for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

Review: 'Kick-Ass 2' Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 14, 2013 10:01 AM
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The pressure of insurmountable expectations from established predecessors hangs over “Kick-Ass 2,” seen in the characters of Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz) and Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Teenage Mindy trains to push herself as costumed crimefighter Hit-Girl, visibly seeking approval from the vacated costume of her late father, known to the general populace as Big Daddy. She’s promised to avoid letting down her doting dad, but she also vowed to honor Marcus (Morris Chestnut), her new legal guardian handpicked by her father who wishes the girl would try to lead a normal, non-costumed life. Young millionaire D’Amico, meanwhile, remains haunted by the sight of his father blown to bits by a bazooka fired by young vigilante Kick-Ass at the end of the first picture, believing he can honor dad’s memory by building his own criminal empire.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'Kick-Ass 2' Plus New Pics From The Superhero Flick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 12:37 PM
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So, do you have room for one more superhero movie this summer? Iron Man and Superman have dashed up onto the big screen, this weekend Wolverine gets his claws out, and closing the chapter on the summer of spandex is "Kick-Ass 2." And with the movie a few weeks away, a couple new clips have arrived to provide a peek at the R-rated mayhem that's brewing.

Jim Carrey Denounces Violence In 'Kick-Ass 2'; Mark Millar Has Something To Say About It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2013 9:20 AM
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A big part of summer movie madness isn't just the films, but the press hoopla that precedes them, with stars traveling the globe and high-fiving fans and journalists everywhere to help drum up support for their blockbuster. But one curious absence from the festivities over the coming week will be Jim Carrey, as he's publicly declared he won't be making the rounds for "Kick-Ass 2."

'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.

'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Put Into Turnaround, But Jim Carrey Joined By Owen Wilson In 'Loomis Fargo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 9:22 PM
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What once were grand plans for a summer 2013 are now gone. Despite talking about it a lot, particularly on their press run for "The Stooges," it looks like Warner Bros. has finally yanked the lifeline that was keeping the thin hopes of a sequel to "Dumb & Dumber" alive. But perhaps this isn't really a surprise?

Jim Carrey To Star In Former James Franco Project & Black List Approved Comedy 'Ricky Stanicky'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 7:23 PM
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Believe it or not, but James Franco doesn't always do everything he winds up committed to, and a couple years back you might recall he signed up star in "Ricky Stanicky." He had just wrapped "127 Hours," but even so, the movie seemed a long way off and it seems it wound up stalling, even though the script placed on the 2010 Black List. But alas, it has come back to life with a slightly surprising new star.

Watch: Jim Carrey Targets The Pro-Gun Crowd With Funny Or Die Video 'Cold Dead Hand'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 26, 2013 9:25 AM
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Jim Carrey's in a funny old place in his career. Once the biggest comedy star on the planet, the first person to command $20 million for a single movie, and also able to move into respectable indie fare like "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind," it's been a while since Carrey had a real hit. He's smartly choosing to take some smaller supporting roles as a result, but the first result of that experiment, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," didn't fare very well, and the second, "Kick Ass 2," isn't looking much better.
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Video: Steve Carell Talks 'Burt Wonderstone,' Trying To Identify With Jerk Characters & The Egos Of Show Business

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2013 6:49 PM
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Last week we rolled out some of our interview with Steve Carell, the star of this weekend's upcoming magician comedy, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Carell spoke to us about getting the band back together for "Anchorman 2" and his somewhat surprising dramatic turn as an eccentric millionaire schizophrenic for Bennett Miller's dark drama "Foxcatcher" coming later this year.

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