While the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber and the 1980 horror classic The Shining probably won't ever appear on a double bill at an independent movie theater, it doesn't mean that the two movies can't fit together. In fact, the folks at OfficialComedy have created a mash-up clip that takes one of the more frightening scenes from The Shining, the one where Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) hunts down his wife and child with an axe and utters the movie's most famous phrase, and blended it with a scene from Dumb and Dumber where Harry (Jeff Daniels), well, becomes indisposed. watch the clip >> Posted 03.15.13 by Ryan
In June, Jim Carrey dropped out of a sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber, claiming that he was "frustrated" at the lackluster commitment from studios New Line and Warner Bros. "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title," Carrey explained at the time.
For those that were excited at the prospect of a sequel and then bummed at Carrey's exit, there's good news: the sequel may not be dead after all. During a recent panel for the Television Critics Association, Jeff Daniels told Crave Online that there's still hope that Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne could step in front of cameras again next year.
why did carrey leave? >> Posted 08.07.12 by Ryan
Jim wants to do it. I want to do it. The Farrellys [writer-directors Peter and Bobby] want to do it. They want to rewrite the script a little bit and they aren’t trying to jam it in before I have to go back and do Newsroom in November. So they’re going, "Why don’t we just do it right? Let’s get everybody organized to go next May or June." If everything works out on the business side, that’s what we’ll do but I think there’s more hope than ever.
During the Sony press conference for Looper held this past weekend during the San Diego Comic-Con, actress Emily Blunt said that when she was first introduced to Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) on the set of the movie, the makeup and prosthetics he was wearing to look more like Bruce Willis were so convincing that she thought she was talking to a body double and not the actor himself. That has to be comforting news for Rian Johnson (Brick), the writer and director of the time-tripping thriller about hitmen ("loopers") who kill victims sent to the them from the future, but for JGL looking like Willis wasn't enough — he wanted to talk like him, as well.
more from JGL & new images >> Posted 07.18.12 by BrentJS
The thing I focused on most was his voice. Why? The voice is what I look for first and foremost with just about every character I play. I don’t have an answer why. And Bruce was really accommodating and open and collaborative in helping me do that. He recorded himself reading some of my voice-over lines so that I could hear how he would sound saying them, which I thought was really cool. But mostly it was just hanging out with him, getting to know him, having dinner, talking about music or anything else was probably what was the most useful in trying to get a sense in what I was then going to portray.
In April, it looked like a sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber was finally going to become a reality after co-writer and director Peter Farrelly said shooting would start this September with both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning to their respective roles as dim-witted best friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. Unfortunately for those anxiously awaiting the sequel, Carrey has dropped out.
While everyone was passionate about returning for the sequel, Carrey told ETOnline that he had grown "increasingly frustrated" in the commitment from New Line and Warner Brothers, the studios that are also ironically behind his upcoming movie Burt Wonderstone. "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title," Carrey explained, revealing the sequel's proposed title. would daniels continue without carrey? >> Posted 06.21.12 by Ryan
Not an April Fool's joke; we checked. A sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber will, in fact, start shooting this September. Last October, That's My Boy director Sean Anders and his occasional screenwriting partner John Morris (Mr. Popper's Penguins, Hot Tub Time Machine) were hired to pen the sequel for directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Clearly, their script must have hit the mark. While doing press for the siblings' upcoming remake/homage The Three Stooges, Peter revealed that the Dumb and Dumber sequel is gearing up to step in front of cameras this fall.
more about the Dumb and Dumber sequel >> Posted 04.02.12 by Ryan
We're getting set to shoot Dumb and Dumber 2 in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.
While it doesn't always seem like it these days, not everyone in Hollywood wants to make a sequel. However, after decades of aversion, writer/directors/siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly admitted they were finally ready for a sequel and are working on a follow-up to 1994's Dumb and Dumber. "We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life," said Bobby at the time. "And hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel." It appears they did. more about a Dumb and Dumber sequel >> Posted 10.27.11 by Ryan
Writer/directors/siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly mainly toil in comedies — the most recent being Hall Pass — but despite the brothers' success in comedies like 1998's There's Something About Mary and 1994's Dumb and Dumber, the duo have yet to make a sequel. 2003 prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd was made without the Farrelly's involvement, but Bobby told Moviehole that a sequel to Dumb and Dumber is currently being developed.
Who's "in the mix" for Curly? >> Posted 03.01.11 by Ryan
[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they’ll be able to quote lines from that — lines that I’ve long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel — and that ball is in motion. We’re starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we’ll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel.
Actor Ryan Reynolds is currently filming scenes as the title character in Green Lantern, which many believe marks his second turn as a superhero — Deadpool in last May's X-Men Origins: Wolverine being the first. However, Reynold's second super role was actually the Superman-esque character Captain Excellent in the little-known independent Paper Man. First screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2009, the movie is finally getting a limited theatrical release, and now the official trailer has popped up online. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.11.10 by BrentJS
Howl takes the audience back to the birth of the counterculture with the beat poets of the 1950s, encapsulating the inter-generational conflicts of the time in a landmark obscenity trial over the Allen Ginsburg poem from which the movie gets its name. The movie, originally to be a documentary, mixes scenes of Ginsberg (James Franco) reading his signature poem with a dramatization of the trial, a legendary disappearing interview that Ginsberg gave to Time magazine, and some dreamy animation.
Although Howl did not end up being a documentary, filmmakers went to great lengths to recreate the atmosphere and the anxieties of the time, as cast members Franco, Jon Hamm (who should feel relatively at home in the '50s given his role as Don Draper in Mad Men), and Jeff Daniels explain in a series of on set video interviews.
Also released in conjunction with the movie's debut this week at Sundance is this set of four clips, starting off with an extended bit of Ginsberg's original incendiary poetry slam. Later, as a comic counterpoint, we get a scene in which a stiff establishment suit reads extracts from Ginsberg's work in the courtroom, pushing for some sort of meaning that makes sense in his world. Posted 01.20.10 by reelz