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November 1, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
Charles Dickens' most popular creation, Ebenezer Scrooge, usually takes on the tenor of the times, so it's not surprising that Robert Zemeckis' new performance-capture animation version of "A Christmas Carol" has its star, Jim Carrey, musing about where his Scrooge fits in today. "I was thinking about it this morning, how this story ties into everything we're going through," says Carrey, who, thanks to the technology, plays Scrooge as well as the three ghosts haunting him. "Every construct we've built in American life is falling apart.
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March 28, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
When a documentary-turned mockumentary about the late comic great Jonathan Winters debuted in 2011, it didn't go far commercially. So what could "Certifiably Jonathan" producers Richard Marshall and Matt Fortnow do with hundreds of hours of unused footage, thousands of DVDs and multiple boxes of merchandise?  Try to sell everything, rights and all, on (what else?) EBay.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The filmmakers originally set out to chronicle the painting career of Winters, who during his half-century-career hosted his own variety shows, made numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show" and costarred in "Mork & Mindy.
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June 20, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Unless Jim Carrey changes his mind, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema won't go ahead with a third film in the "Dumb and Dumber" series. The actor's publicist on Tuesday told " Entertainment Tonight" that Carrey didn't expect to go ahead with a new sequel to the 1994 hit, reportedly out of frustration with the pace of development on the project, which the actor suggested should be called "Dumb and Dumber To. " A person close to the...
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January 25, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
PARK City, Utah -- Comedians who make the successful transition to drama are as common a sight as David Spade on the Academy Awards podium. But Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader pull off impressive dramatic range and make for a convincing brother-sister pair in "The Skeleton Twins," a study in depression and familial relations that feels serious-minded without being overly heavy. The duo star in Craig Johnson's feature, which made its debut in the past week at the Sundance Film Festival and will hit theaters in the late summer or early fall via Lionsgate.
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May 1, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Mark Waters decided early in pre-production that he didn't want to rely totally on CGI for his family film, "Mr. Popper's Penguins," opening June 17. Based on the 1938 book by Richard and Florence Atwater, "Popper's" stars Jim Carrey as a businessman who inherits six penguins. "I thought there was a way to do this thing all CGI, where everything is kind of planned out," Waters said. "But you lose the indefinable thing that is adorable about penguins. I wanted to go the other way — let's do everything we can with live penguins and then challenge the visual effects artists when we are doing CGI stuff to capture that essence, make them match the reality.
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June 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has sold his gated Malibu Colony retreat for $13.4 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom for a total of five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 51, has starred in such films as "Ace Ventura" and its sequels, "The Truman Show" (1998)
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August 25, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. Is Jim Carrey kidding with his creepy video love letter to Emma Stone? ( Los Angeles Times ) Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has stepped down. ( Los Angeles Times ) One of the actors from "Treme" has been found dead in the Mississippi River. ( Los Angeles Times ) L.A.'s mayor says he's going to take further steps to aid the city's local film and TV industry. ( Los Angeles Times ) Does someone like "the Situation" ever have a chance of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
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July 7, 2007 | John Horn
He's already played the Grinch, and now Jim Carrey is out to ruin Christmas all over again, this time playing Ebenezer Scrooge. Walt Disney Pictures announced Friday that Carrey will play the lead role in the computer-animated, 3-D retelling of "A Christmas Carol," to be directed by Robert Zemeckis. And because Carrey is Carrey, he'll play Scrooge at different ages as well as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future that haunt Ebenezer and make him rethink his misguided ways.
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October 16, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM
** GEORGE MARTIN "In My Life" MCA As the Beatles' record producer, George Martin was a knowledgeable and compatible guide for the scaling of rock's creative Everest. "In My Life," due in stores Tuesday and offered as his farewell to record-making (Martin is 72 and his hearing is diminished), finds him shepherding a questionable platoon of celebrity "heroes and friends" up the Disneyland Matterhorn.
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June 12, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million. The contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are five bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 50, has starred in such films as the "Ace Ventura" movies, "The Truman Show" (1998), "Bruce Almighty" (2003) and "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011)
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September 1, 2013 | By Susan King
It's a hectic week for James Franco. But then again, what week isn't? On Saturday, Franco premiered his latest directorial effort, "Child of God," at the Venice International Film Festival, and on Sunday he was back on the red carpet there for the screening of "Palo Alto," Gia Coppola's film in which he stars. Then on Labor Day evening, Comedy Central is airing its roast of the actor/director/poet/artist/novelist that was taped on Aug. 25. PHOTOS: Fall movie sneaks 2013 And on Friday, the Playhouse West Film Festival is presenting "An Evening with James Franco and Jim Parrack" as its opening-night event at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.
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July 9, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Maybe after playing the fast-talking, high-minded news anchor Will McAvoy for two seasons now on HBO's “The Newsroom,” Jeff Daniels is in the mood for a few fart jokes. Whatever the case may be, the actor was happy to announce on Monday's “Late Night” that he is set to begin filming the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber” in September. “Everybody's there, Jim in particular. It'll be so great to be with Jim Carrey again. He is just one of the best we've got,” Daniels said of his co-star.
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June 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has sold his gated Malibu Colony retreat for $13.4 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom for a total of five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 51, has starred in such films as "Ace Ventura" and its sequels, "The Truman Show" (1998)
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March 14, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. " Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that going to sell? Neither as good as you might hope nor as dreadful as doubters may fear, "Wonderstone" has in Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Alan Arkin four of the funniest men working in movies today. But it doesn't seem to know how to consistently get the best out of them.
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March 12, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Jim Carrey walked the red carpet at "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" premiere Monday night wearing shiny silver boots, gold Elvis-style sunglasses and a white jacket. Hordes of screaming fans along Hollywood Boulevard in front of TCL Chinese Theater made his progress slow. At one point a group of fans yelled in unison, "We love you Jim Carrey!" "I love you too, collective ego," he responded with his trademark mischievous grin. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times It was a fitting response at the premiere of a film in which Carrey plays a relentlessly egotistical Svengali of magic named Steve Gray.
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February 9, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Veteran comedian David Steinberg, who has directed such hit TV comedies as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Mad About You" and "Seinfeld," returns to Showtime on Monday evening for the second season of his interview series, "Inside Comedy. " This season he turns his lens on Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Bob Newhart, Jim Carrey and more. Do you think comedy can be dissected? I don't really dissect comedy. Nothing kills off humor more than overanalyzing it. On our show, it's just a conversation that I don't prepare for at all. Usually I know everyone because I've been around a lot, but the idea is to get their feeling about what it is that they're doing, the start, the middle and where they are now. What you get is very, very funny people who aren't switched on as they usually are on a talk show in front of an audience, so you can see how naturally funny they are. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times I thought it was interesting when Jim Carrey told you he thought that comics come from mothers with some form of mental illness.
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December 20, 1994 | ELAINE DUTKA
Moviegoing usually takes a back seat to last-minute shopping during the pre-Christmas week and 1994 was no exception. Still, New Line's decision to shell out $7 million for Jim Carrey panned out as "Dumb and Dumber" devastated the opposition and "The Santa Clause" broke the $100-million mark in its sixth week of release.
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April 14, 1997 | JONATHAN PALMER, Jonathan Palmer is a music supervisor for film and television and a member of the pop group Love Jones. He is a regular contributor to Detour magazine
In the '80s, much was made of the sway film critics have over our moviegoing habits. After much debate, the power of a critic to make or break a film was never proven or disproved. It's time to shift the focus of filmgoers' bile: Let's question the power of movie exhibitors and the trade reporters who cover them. Judy Brennan's recent article "Is Jim Carrey Flying in the Face of Success, Again?"
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