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Godless: This Actor Is Almost Unrecognizable as the Villain

Netflix released a new miniseries on Nov. 22 titled Godless, a Western hearkening back to the days of classics like The Searchers, Bad Day at Black Rock, and Shane. Like any good Western, it has a terrifying bad guy at its center. In the case of Godless, that man is Frank Griffin, an outlaw laying waste to the countryside as he tracks down his son-like partner who left Griffin's gang when he could no longer abide their brutal behavior. If Griffin looks familiar, that's because he definitely is - but Jeff Daniels is almost unrecognizable in the role. RelatedJeff Daniels Just Pulled Double Duty as 2 of His Most Famous Characters First of all, Daniels doesn't often sport such wild hair choices. But in Godless, it is 1884 and outlaws definitely did not have time to be well-groomed, what with all that killing and robbing and stuff. The shaggy hair and bushy beard are historically on point.
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My 5: Corbin Bleu’s Favorite Modern, Holiday Classics (Exclusive)

My 5: Corbin Bleu’s Favorite Modern, Holiday Classics (Exclusive)
Only 28 years old, Holiday Inn had been out for nearly 50 years by the time Corbin Bleu was born. But that didn’t stop the former High School Musical star and Dancing With the Stars contestant from stepping into the role made famous by Fred Astaire in Broadway’s musical adaptation of the film.

In fact, Bleu brought a modern flair to the character of Ted Hanover, a professional dancer who loses his partner to an oil tycoon and later sets his sights on friend Jim Hardy’s holidays-only hotel performer and love interest, Linda Mason. In one particular number from the Broadway show, “Let's Say It With Firecrackers,” Bleu performs a solo tap dance with the accompaniment of firecrackers with so much pizazz and style that even Astaire would have been impressed.

“We were really giving a new birth to the new number,” Bleu tells Et about working with choreographer Denis Jones to morph it for his body
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Jeff Daniels on His Outlaw Turn in Netflix's Feminist Western 'Godless'

When Jeff Daniels imagines all of the characters he has ever played standing together in one room, he knows that notorious criminal Frank Griffin, his role in Netflix's Western Godless, will stand apart from the others.

"At the end of my life when I’m looking back, and you want to invite everybody you’ve ever played to a party and you want to see who talks to who, you want to see Harry Dunne standing there with Frank Griffin when Will McAvoy comes up," Daniels tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Those conversations, I’d love to hear."

Although it's hard to imagine what the Dumb and Dumber...
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Doc NYC Review: ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ is Hilarious and Unexpectedly Moving

Reflecting on a production that might have been just a little more interesting than the excellent film they were making, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is the hilarious and occasionally moving portrait of Jim Carrey’s time making Milos Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man on The Moon.

Told through archival footage of both Andy Kaufman’s performances and Jim Carrey in character throughout the shoot of Man on the Moon (as Andy and his evil alternative persona lounge singer Tony Clifton), director Chris Smith frames the footage with a new interview with Carrey, bearded and reflexive about a dark period in his life. Hot off a triple success of broad comedies — Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber — the actor seeks meaning in his life in the wake of his father’s death. Writing a $10 million dollar check
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to return, Young Guns and Major League reboots also in development

Ace Ventura is definitely a character of his time, one who launched the 90’s success story that was Jim Carrey, while grossing over $100m worldwide and creating catchphrases that have echoed through to today.

Now, off the back of the news that Morgan Creek Productions, the company behind the film and its sequel, When Nature Calls, are rebranding, comes the announcement from Deadline that they plan to revive the pet detective.

It’s highly unlikely that Carrey will return, having recently revealed that his old self doesn’t exist anymore, and with Man on the Moon documentary Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond set to underline his underrated strengths as an actor, he’ll probably concentrate on more serious projects, such as Michel Gondry directed Showtime half-hour, Kidding.

Morgan Creek Entertainment Group will move forward with the Ace Ventura franchise regardless, saying “we wanted to do a mainstream theatrical production relaunch,
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How an Independent Filmmaker Went From Being the Farrelly Brothers’ Assistant to Making the Movies That Studios Wouldn’t

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How an Independent Filmmaker Went From Being the Farrelly Brothers’ Assistant to Making the Movies That Studios Wouldn’t
Editor’s note: Nearly 20 years after making his feature directorial debut, Josh Klausner’s latest feature film, the musical “Wanderland,” is set for its world premiere. Klausner’s path from indie film and back again is a unique one, including stopovers in the studio world alongside big names like Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Paul McCartney, and Shrek himself.

We asked Klausner to reflect on his career so far, and what’s next for a filmmaker who has never taken the easy way.

My path to directing “Wanderland” was a bit like the rambling journey its main character Alex takes over the course of the movie. For me, it was about stepping off the path I was on as a studio screenwriter to reengage again as an independent filmmaker.

You’d never know it from “Shrek Forever After” or “Date Night,” but I always believed I’d primarily work in the world of independent film.
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Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set

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Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set
Jim Carrey was recently on Norm MacDonald Live where he revealed that Tommy Lee Jones hated him when they were making Batman Forever together. Carrey was playing the Riddler while Jones was playing Two-Face in the Joel Schumacher directed movie. The movie was seen as divisive after the Tim Burton movies with Michael Keaton starring as Batman, though it was not universally hated like the next installment in the franchise, which has definitely not aged well, so don't bother going back for a nostalgic viewing. Anyway, while Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones were getting ready to do a scene together, Jones decided to tell Carrey about his true feelings.

Jim Carrey has talked about the subject before in the past, but the subject came up again when Norm MacDonald asked him about it. Carrey maintains that he still has nothing but the utmost respect for Tommy Lee Jones, but
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Jim Carrey to Star in New Showtime Comedy Series ‘Kidding’

Jim Carrey to Star in New Showtime Comedy Series ‘Kidding’
Jim Carrey will star in a new Showtime comedy series in his first regular television role since his days on the 1990’s sketch show “In Living Color,” Showtime announced Thursday.

The half-hour series is titled “Kidding,” in which Carrey will play Jeff, a.k.a. Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. Showtime has ordered a 10-episode first season.

The role further expands Carrey’s relationship with Showtime, as he currently executive produces the dramedy “I’m Dying Up Here,” which was recently renewed for a second season.

The project will also reunite Carrey with “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” director Michel Gondry, who will direct for “Kidding.” Dave Holstein–a writer and producer on both Showtime
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Jim Carrey to Star in Kidding Comedy, Ordered to Series at Showtime

Jim Carrey to Star in Kidding Comedy, Ordered to Series at Showtime
One half of Dumb and Dumber is returning to the idiot box.

Showtime has ordered to series Kidding, a new half-hour comedy starring Jim Carrey, TVLine has learned. The series will reunite Carrey with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), who is on board to direct the 10-episode first season.

RelatedDon Cheadle, Andrew Rannells to Star in Showtime Comedy Pilot

In Kidding, Carrey plays Jeff, a beloved children’s television star who has turned his role as “Mr. Pickles” into a multi-million dollar branding empire. “When this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode,
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Jim Carrey, Behind the Mask: The Actor Explains His Viral Red Carpet Interview, Painting, and Life Beyond Slapstick

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Jim Carrey, Behind the Mask: The Actor Explains His Viral Red Carpet Interview, Painting, and Life Beyond Slapstick
Jim Carrey likes to mess with people. Using 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage from Milos’ Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic “Man in the Moon,” Carrey and director Chris Smith created “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” a documentary that details Carrey’s aggressive Method approach to portraying Kaufman and his abrasive, lounge-singing alter ego Tony Clifton. It shows that Carrey baffled everyone on set and beyond it, crashing parties and workplaces in character as he burrowed so far inside the role no one was sure he’d come back. Pitched somewhere between a punchline and psychosis, the result was one of his most remarkable, lived-in performances in a career filled with jarring slapstick creations.

“It was a choice as an actor to have Andy come back and make his movie, to push me aside,” Carrey said during an interview in Toronto to promote the documentary, which Netflix recently acquired. “I was wondering
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The Bottom Shelf: Return Of The Living Dead 3, The Evil Within and The Jerk, Too

Nick Aldwinckle Sep 14, 2017

Our round up of horror and genre DVDs and Blu-rays returns, with some solid titles, and The Jerk sequel...

So, whilst Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump are comparing the size of their nuclear weapons and super-storms are battering the world’s coastlines, the head of Nato is describing the present moment as the “most dangerous in a generation”. With any luck, the inevitable apocalypse may bring with it some fun real-life zombie larks to bring some light to the fast-approaching nuclear winter: what more prescient documentary-drama could there be, therefore, than Re-Animator cult hero Brian Yuzna’s Return Of The Living Dead 3?

Resurrected this month on Blu-ray as part of the gloriously tacky Vestron Video Collection, the second sequel to Dan O'Bannon’s classic eighties comedy horror adopts more of an angsty nineties tone as the monster-making Trioxin chemical returns to cause havoc all over again,
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Jim Carrey On His ‘Jim & Andy’ Documentary & The Art Of Self: “Everybody’s Interested In Invisible Men” – Toronto

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Jim Carrey On His ‘Jim & Andy’ Documentary & The Art Of Self: “Everybody’s Interested In Invisible Men” – Toronto
Who is Jim Carrey? Seeing the actor—one of the most indelible, singular performers of his generation—mobbed by fans as he exits Deadline's Toronto Studio, this seems an absurd question. Beloved for his signature, almost athletic gifts before the screen, Carrey has carried such comedic classics as Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, The Truman Show and Man On The Moon. If you were to ask Carrey himself who he is, his answer would likely surprise you. Much…
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Jim Carrey Gets Existential at Fashion Week: ‘There’s No Meaning to Any of This’ — Watch

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Jim Carrey Gets Existential at Fashion Week: ‘There’s No Meaning to Any of This’ — Watch
Jim Carrey has a lot of famous catchphrases, from “allrrrighty then” to “that’s how the cookie crumbles.” “There’s no meaning to any of this” probably won’t join their ranks, but it is pretty hilarious coming from the star of “Dumb and Dumber.”

Carrey got existential while walking the red carpet for a New York Fashion Week event, a brief interview that was strange from the beginning. The actor first began by circling Catt Sadler of E!, who did her utmost to get some normal responses out of him — all to no avail.

Read More:Jim Carrey Is Now an Amazing Painter and His Art Documentary Is Going Viral — Watch

“There’s no meaning to any of this, so I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join, and here I am,” he says. As Sadler attempts to pivot to something more traditional,
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Wyck Godfrey Tapped for Top Executive Role at Paramount Pictures (Exclusive)

Wyck Godfrey Tapped for Top Executive Role at Paramount Pictures (Exclusive)
Updated: Wyck Godfrey, the powerhouse producer behind “Twilight” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” is taking over as president of Paramount’s motion picture group. He will begin his new position in January 2018.

The studio confirmed the news on Saturday. Godfrey’s hire comes after Marc Evans announced that he is stepping down as the motion picture group chief at the end of the year. Godfrey has a long-standing relationship with Jim Gianopulos, Paramount’s newly appointed studio chairman, to whom he will report. When Gianopulos ran Fox’s film division Godfrey produced several hits for the studio, including “The Maze Runner,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” and “The Longest Ride.” He his known for having a keen sense of what will appeal to tween audiences, an important demographic for a business struggling to appeal to younger consumers.

“I worked with Wyck for many years and have been in awe of his incredible success as a producer
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New to Streaming: ‘Carrie,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘Bottle Rocket,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson’s feature debut, the slyly comedic Bottle Rocket, positions its heroes, three young wannabe criminals with an eye for small-scale robberies, as blind innocents, lost in the unfamiliar world of adulthood. As part of his 75-year plan, Dignan (Owen Wilson) forms a gang, consisting of himself, Anthony (Luke Wilson) who’s fresh out of a voluntary psychiatric hospital, and Bob (Robert Musgrave) who
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Film News Roundup: Music Biopics ‘Dalida,’ ‘Django’ Land U.S. Releases

Film News Roundup: Music Biopics ‘Dalida,’ ‘Django’ Land U.S. Releases
In today’s film news roundup, two music biopics get domestic distribution and Harvey Weinstein launches an animated films label.

Acquisitions

Under the Milky Way has acquired U.S. domestic theatrical rights to the music biopics “Dalida” and “Django,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Dalida,” directed by Lisa Azuelos, will open in the fall. The film stars Sveva Alviti as the Egyptian-born Italian singer who became one of France’s biggest pop stars from the 1950s to the 1980s. Recording in more than five languages, Dalida sold a record-breaking 170 million albums during her lifetime. Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, and Nicolas Duvauchelle also star.

Django,” meanwhile, launches early next year. Directed by Etienne Comar, the film stars Reda Kateb as gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, with Cecile de France playing his muse. The movie, which opened this year’s Berlin Film Festival, is set in 1943 Paris amid the occupation by Nazis, who oppose his “hot jazz” as being degenerate
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Jim Carrey unveils a new layer of genius in I Needed Color

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Jim Carrey blasted into the stratosphere of fame by dousing himself in ketchup and talking out his butt in comedies like Dumb And Dumber and Ace Ventura, but anyone who’s seen movies like The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind knows there is so much more to the gifted human being. But one facet of his life you probably weren’t so familiar with is his painting, which has become a... Read More...
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Peter Farrelly Is ‘Disappointed’ About His Time on ‘Project Greenlight': ‘I Wanted Out’

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Peter Farrelly Is ‘Disappointed’ About His Time on ‘Project Greenlight': ‘I Wanted Out’
It’s safe to say that Peter Farrelly does not relish his time on HBO’s “Project Greenlight.” The “Dumb and Dumber” director took part in a panel for his new Audience Network comedy “Loudermilk” at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Tuesday, where he was asked about his stint on “Project Greenlight.” He was an adviser for aspiring directors on Season 4 of the competition show in 2015 but quit midway through after experiencing friction with producer Effie Brown. “I was disappointed that it turned out like that because I was really looking forward to doing it, and I really.
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Fantasia 2017: Dead Shack Review: Dir. Peter Ricq (2017)

Dead Shack Review: A weekend getaway takes a nasty turn in Peter Ricq’s Dead Shack. Dead Shack Review

Shy and polite teen Jason (Matthew Nelson-Mahood) is spending the weekend at a cabin in the woods getaway with his best friend Colin’s (Gabe Labelle) family. Sadly, as per other ‘cabin in the woods’ films, the break is anything but relaxing as they find themselves stalked by the lady next door and her hoard of zombies. Dumb and Dumber star, Lauren Holly, plays that lady next door, and she’s definitely not someone that you want to mess with.

Imagine if you will that The Inbetweeners and The Lost Boys were to meet within the confines of a zombie movie and you’ll get a sense of what Dead Shack is all about. It’s a horror comedy that isn’t afraid to push the laughs, or the gore. With the exception of our lead,
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Skateboarder Andy Schrock to Star in Comedy ‘Paved New World’ (Exclusive)

Skateboarder Andy Schrock to Star in Comedy ‘Paved New World’ (Exclusive)
YouTube star and skateboarder Andy Schrock will topline the coming-of-age story “Paved New World,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Veteran producer Brad Krevoy is producing with “Skate God” director Alexander Garcia helming from a script by the writing team of Scott Marcano and Kip Koenig. Garcia is also a producer on the project alongside producing partner Anne Stimac.

Paved New World,” which was originally set up at Disney during the 1990s, will take place in the summer of 1995. Shrock will portray a hometown skateboarding hero named Gibby caught in the middle of a mid-life crisis.

The film centers on two teens who have just graduated from high school, heading off in different directions in life. Before they can embark on their new journeys, they take their boards on a final trek across town to witness Gibby attempt to skate “unskateable” Window Maker Mountain on his skateboard, as his last attempt to prove he is still the idol he
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