Articles tagged jim carrey

What Happens When Hollywood’s Critical Acclaim Fails to Match Box Office Receipts?

Oscar's favorite studios and films often face bankruptcy and financial ruin, while Worst Picture Razzie winners have (more than once) earned billions of dollars at the box office. Why this disparity between financial rewards and Academy Awards?

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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13 Feb 2009 // 3:30 AM

Under the Sea 3D

Under the Sea 3D offers a rare and gorgeous look at marine life from the heart of the Coral Triangle.

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Careers of five of Hollywood’s once-red-hot leading men may hang on their big holiday flicks

None of the actors listed below will miss a meal in 2009. None will have to tighten his Versace belt, have his Gucci driving shoes resoled

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19 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Yes Man

Carl (Jim Carrey) meets the incredible Allison (Zooey Deschanel), a girl so completely charming and dazzlingly unpredictable that he is instantly convinced of the rightness of yes.

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‘Yes’ is Better Premise than Product

It’s a very interesting question indeed: outside of a single turn as the voice of a cartoon elephant, is Jim Carrey still a viable

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Jim Carrey, ever energetic, takes on some crazy stunts in new movie ‘Yes Man’

When Jim Carrey says yes, he means yes. Take, for example, his work as a grumpy guy who decides to change his ways in the

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Doctored by Hollywood: Seuss books have had ups, downs in Tinseltown

Though Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was involved with moviemaking during his days with Frank Capra’s Armed Forces Motion Picture unit during World War

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Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

All the conventional plotting in Horton Hears a Who! needn't overwhelm the more important point, that "a person's a person, no matter how small."

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23 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Number 23 (2007)

The movie is at least nominally aware of the silliness of its device, that the finding of 23s in every frame is a game, that the meanings are more about readers' needs than some grand plan of the universe.

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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

For a comedy with so much politico-cultural baggage on its mind (and it's not above using Enron as a final punch line), Dick and Jane remains curiously inert.

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The Truman Show: Special Edition (1998)

You want the happy ending and Truman's self-assertion, even if that desire is shaped by those ideologies and ideals marketed by both Truman Shows.

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: Special Collector’s Edition (2004)

Based on three Snicket books, the film mostly takes the kids' perspective, and so delights in the gooey and the ooky.

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Elastic and not a little ewwwy, Jim Carrey's Olaf is fond of his own unclever pronouncements and unsubtle when it comes to plotting.

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6 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

In Living Color: Season 2

Appearing during the Reagan revolution's pronounced backlash against the homeless/poor/people of color, Homey offered a counter-narrative.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

At once abstract and heartfelt, sincere and weirdly charming, the film unhinges conventions of linear narrative along with romantic comedy.

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22 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Jim Carrey needs a vacation from himself.

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20 Dec 2001 // 3:00 PM

The Majestic (2001)

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Man on the Moon (1999)

Far be it from me to accuse Hollywood of wishful thinking. But as the closing credits for Man on the Moon roll under Andy Kaufman's (Jim Carrey's) timid gaze, it's easy to think the film has been seduced by its own notion that a life of sufficient celebrity can offer freedom from the mortality that afflicts ordinary souls.

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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