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Jim Carrey's 'Kidding' Tries Its Best to Figure Everything Out

Showtime's Kidding, starring Jim Carrey, asks viewers, "What if Mr. Rogers was coming unglued and didn't have all the answers to his or anyone else's problems?"

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In Defense of a Disgust for Reality Television

The recent death of a Buckwild cast member serves as a reminder that we have become far too accepting of manufactured truths and sensationalized reality.

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'Mr. Popper's Penguins': Bodily Functions

Mr. Popper's Penguins insists on treating a group of animals as, essentially, little people. At least they don't talk.

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Jim Carrey's Brilliant Dark Side

The Cable Guy and I Love You Phillip Morris show what Jim Carrey is capable of when no one is watching.

Film

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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Under the Sea 3D

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

Renee Scolaro Mora
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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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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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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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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.

Film

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.

Cynthia Fuchs
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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.

Cynthia Fuchs
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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.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

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.

Cynthia Fuchs
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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.

David Leonard
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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.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Bruce Almighty (2003)

Jim Carrey needs a vacation from himself.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Majestic (2001)

Jim Carrey gets schmaltzy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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