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(Variety)   Jim Carrey is hurting for cash, will do a sequel to Bruce Almighty that will be written by the team responsible for the unholy terror that was Allen Gregory   (variety.com) divider line 105
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2012-01-10 09:45:20 AM
Oh come on, they're still allowed near a computer after Allen Gregory?
 
2012-01-10 09:49:27 AM
I don't remember a damn thing about Bruce Almighty, but Allen Gregory is a televised abortion.
 
2012-01-10 09:51:10 AM
I'm pretty sure there was a sequel called Evan Almighty.
 
2012-01-10 09:51:24 AM
"Allan Gregory" makes me want to punch Jonah Hill in the balls.
 
2012-01-10 09:56:21 AM
Alrighty then....
 
2012-01-10 09:58:44 AM

Jake Havechek: "Allan Gregory" makes me want to punch Jonah Hill in the balls.


You might not be able to punch Jonah in the balls but AG has already been canceled. So that's something.

/of course, they're replacing it with Napoleon Dynamite...
 
2012-01-10 09:59:45 AM

Mugato: Jake Havechek: "Allan Gregory" makes me want to punch Jonah Hill in the balls.

You might not be able to punch Jonah in the balls but AG has already been canceled. So that's something.

/of course, they're replacing it with Napoleon Dynamite...


as bad as the Napoleon Dynamite cartoon looks, it still looks like a better idea than Allen Gregory was.
 
2012-01-10 10:00:10 AM
Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

Oh wait, Once Bitten had a few, but not lately
 
2012-01-10 10:04:12 AM

katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

Oh wait, Once Bitten had a few, but not lately


He's just a little old to be doing the same shtick he did in 1994, is all. Okay, a lot old. And I suppose he can act when he wants to I guess. But the real money is always in going back to the well.
 
2012-01-10 10:05:18 AM

katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.


I still enjoy Liar Liar, that's probably about it for movies he's done that I'd watch more than once, if that.
 
2012-01-10 10:05:54 AM

katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

Oh wait, Once Bitten had a few, but not lately


It seems that Jim took the success of The Truman Show to mean that he should foray into serious acting instead of sticking with the slapstick dumb humor he was previously known for. It did not really work for him with the exception of Eternal Sunshine which was really saved by writing and cinematography more than his acting ability.

/I laughed a few times at Liar, Liar though.
 
2012-01-10 10:09:59 AM
Well, the article doesn't even mention Allen Gregory so subby either had to know that bit of trivia already or had to go hunting for it, which makes me think that he/she was actually a closet Allen Gregory fan.

That being said, the article mentions that they were also responsible for writing Yes Man and Hot Tub Time Machine, which were both surprisingly funny movies.

But, upon further review, it looks like the article writer doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. Yes, they wrote Yes Man but they have absolutely no connection to HTTM, so I'm torn.
 
2012-01-10 10:10:16 AM

katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

Oh wait, Once Bitten had a few, but not lately


He was a high point of In Living Color.
 
2012-01-10 10:11:03 AM
Neat, I like Jim Carrey and I liked Bruce Almighty, so win win for me!

Ok you can all go back to your fark hipster circle jerk of hate now.
 
2012-01-10 10:11:23 AM

Lsherm: katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

Oh wait, Once Bitten had a few, but not lately

He was a high point of In Living Color.


This. I loved his scenes on that show.
 
2012-01-10 10:12:51 AM
I'd like to point out that the article never mentions that Jim Carrey is:

A) Hurting for cash
B) Doing this sequel

But thankfully, subby didn't let that get in the way of a poor excuse for a headline, and a completely worthless greenlight.
 
2012-01-10 10:15:08 AM
He was good in Pink Cadillac. Might give this a shot.
 
2012-01-10 10:18:30 AM

Lsherm: katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

Oh wait, Once Bitten had a few, but not lately

He was a high point of In Living Color.


I'm holding out hope that Carrey will appear as Fire Marshall Bill on the new In Living Color specials. I'm not sure if he's as classy as JLo, though, who said she owed Keenen Ivory Wayans for giving her a shot and would do the show if asked
 
2012-01-10 10:18:58 AM
I actually kind of liked Allen Gregory. Too bad it was canceled.

/encrypted-tbn1.google.com
 
2012-01-10 10:22:18 AM

FeedTheCollapse: I don't remember a damn thing about Bruce Almighty


www.hotflick.net

Think harder, Homer.
 
2012-01-10 10:22:38 AM
I made it about halfway through the first episode of Allen Gregory. It was so unbelievably awful that I resolved never to watch anything involving Jonah Hill for the rest of my life.
 
2012-01-10 10:22:51 AM

MDGeist: Ok you can all go back to your fark hipster circle jerk of hate now.


ATTENTION everyone, add "doesn't really think Jim Carrey is as funny as he used to be" to the definition of "hipster".

This is getting to be a long list.
 
2012-01-10 10:25:26 AM
katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either.

I've always said that the best and funniest work Jim Carrey has every done was on In Living Color.
Everything else seems anti-climatic.

Jim Carrey also has a face thats set in permanent mug-mode and needs to be slapped repeatedly.
 
2012-01-10 10:26:04 AM

Lsherm: He was a high point of In Living Color.


That must have really pissed off all the Wayans who created the show with Carrey as the token white guy, which is why they retaliated by multiplying and making Scary Movie-type movies by the dozens.
 
2012-01-10 10:28:45 AM

Mugato: Lsherm: He was a high point of In Living Color.

That must have really pissed off all the Wayans who created the show with Carrey as the token white guy, which is why they retaliated by multiplying and making Scary Movie-type movies by the dozens.


Damon was just as funny on the show. The other Wayans were too young or Kim.

/Damon, Carrey, David Allen Grier, and Tommy Davidson made the show
 
2012-01-10 10:29:08 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Mugato: Jake Havechek: "Allan Gregory" makes me want to punch Jonah Hill in the balls.

You might not be able to punch Jonah in the balls but AG has already been canceled. So that's something.

/of course, they're replacing it with Napoleon Dynamite...

as bad as the Napoleon Dynamite cartoon looks, it still looks like a better idea than Allen Gregory was.


I,too,am definitely willing to give Napoleon Dynamite half a chance more than I ever gave that putrid Jonah Hill vanity project.
 
2012-01-10 10:29:19 AM

itsdan: katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

I still enjoy Liar Liar, that's probably about it for movies he's done that I'd watch more than once, if that.


What about The Mask?
 
2012-01-10 10:31:56 AM

MDGeist: Ok you can all go back to your fark hipster circle jerk of hate now.


Ah, yes. The "if you disagree with me you're a hipster" argument.

If you're so embarrassed by admitting that you like something that you can't do it without insulting everybody else at the same time, the problem might just be you, not everybody else.
 
2012-01-10 10:39:14 AM

dervish16108: Lsherm: katghoti: Remember when Jim as funny? Yea me either. I do recall at one time I would smirk a little (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber), but nothing else comes to mind.

Oh wait, Once Bitten had a few, but not lately

He was a high point of In Living Color.

This. I loved his scenes on that show.


Fire Marshall Bill
 
2012-01-10 10:43:18 AM
No it's definitely you Splinshints, now get back into the "I'm cool too guys" line before you lose your place.
 
2012-01-10 10:43:28 AM
I really liked him in Dead pool

chicago.metromix.com
 
2012-01-10 10:48:51 AM
RIDE THE SNAKE ^
 
2012-01-10 10:51:27 AM
The Truman Show is perhaps Carrey's best film to date,with The Mask,Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and the Ace Ventura movies rounding it up.
 
2012-01-10 10:52:19 AM
Ya'll are forgetting Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Great movie and Carry was good in it as well.
 
2012-01-10 10:53:39 AM

Cybernetic: I made it about halfway through the "Black Market" episode of Battlestar Galactica. It was so unbelievably awful that I resolved never to watch anything involving Ron Moore for the rest of my life.


Judging an entire series by one episode is fun!

/some of AG was ok but it was not a good show. Not *awful* though.
 
2012-01-10 11:00:09 AM
I generally love bad shows, but Allen Gregory was too bad to even watch. It was just so... dead. The jokes, the premise, the actors - dead.
 
2012-01-10 11:04:42 AM
This is what I hate about Hollywood. Jim Carrey hasn't had a hit in nine years. Yet every year some poor studio throws $100 million into one of his 'comedies', including a $20 million payday for Carrey, then does everything they can to convince us he's still a star. The final nail in his career's coffin was Mr. Popper's Penguins. It's like when people stopped caring about Jerry Lewis but he still kept making horrible movies for years until he became more famous for being a host of a telethon than for the thing that made him famous in the first place. At least Jerry Lewis was in a great Martin Scorsese movie. The apex of Jim Carrey's 'serious' acting career was...The Number 23.
 
2012-01-10 11:06:53 AM

velvet_fog: This is what I hate about Hollywood. Jim Carrey hasn't had a hit in nine years. Yet every year some poor studio throws $100 million into one of his 'comedies', including a $20 million payday for Carrey, then does everything they can to convince us he's still a star. The final nail in his career's coffin was Mr. Popper's Penguins. It's like when people stopped caring about Jerry Lewis but he still kept making horrible movies for years until he became more famous for being a host of a telethon than for the thing that made him famous in the first place. At least Jerry Lewis was in a great Martin Scorsese movie. The apex nadir of Jim Carrey's 'serious' acting career was...The Number 23.


FTFY
 
2012-01-10 11:08:45 AM
Wait! Allen Gregory has been canceled?

There is a God!

static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-01-10 11:16:42 AM
After the cinematic miscarriage that was Evan Almighty, I can't think of anyone that's eager for another movie in that universe.

What are they gonna do, make him Samson? Have God tell him to murder his kid before telling him he's just kidding? Behead a Baptist guy named John?

Or maybe it'll be a tragicomedy where he's the new Job.
 
2012-01-10 11:17:36 AM

youngandstupid: Ya'll are forgetting Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Great movie and Carry was good in it as well.


True,true.
 
2012-01-10 11:17:49 AM

Cybernetic: I made it about halfway through the first episode of Allen Gregory. It was so unbelievably awful that I resolved never to watch anything involving Jonah Hill for the rest of my life.


I never bothered with ALLEN GREGORY, but it looked to me like it started life as
a high concept of "Stewie gets his own TV show", but Fox didn't want to actually
pay Seth Green any money.
 
2012-01-10 11:19:13 AM
I thought the Napoleon Dynamite movie was amusing, but I can't see it being funny beyond that.
 
2012-01-10 11:22:10 AM

Strolpol: Or maybe it'll be a tragicomedy where he's the new Job.


I would watch that.
 
2012-01-10 11:23:23 AM

peterthx: Cybernetic: I made it about halfway through the "Black Market" episode of Battlestar Galactica. It was so unbelievably awful that I resolved never to watch anything involving Ron Moore for the rest of my life.

Judging an entire series by one episode is fun!

/some of AG was ok but it was not a good show. Not *awful* though.


I didn't know that particular episode of BG was the first episode.

I didn't make it through ten minutes of the pilot episode of Allen Gregory before changing the channel. I understand that pilot episodes can be a little bad in comparison to the entire series, but this was awful, so I had no hope for the series and resolved to never watch it again.

And I watched Terra Nova through the season (possibly series) finale if that tells you anything (glutton for punishment, but I still have my limits).
 
2012-01-10 11:26:36 AM
You better take this extra pair of gloves....my hands are starting to sweat.
 
2012-01-10 11:27:50 AM

velvet_fog: This is what I hate about Hollywood. Jim Carrey hasn't had a hit in nine years. Yet every year some poor studio throws $100 million into one of his 'comedies', including a $20 million payday for Carrey, then does everything they can to convince us he's still a star. The final nail in his career's coffin was Mr. Popper's Penguins. It's like when people stopped caring about Jerry Lewis but he still kept making horrible movies for years until he became more famous for being a host of a telethon than for the thing that made him famous in the first place. At least Jerry Lewis was in a great Martin Scorsese movie. ,b>The apex of Jim Carrey's 'serious' acting career was...The Number 23.


I was set to agree until this last bit, then I became Not Sure if Serious.
 
2012-01-10 11:27:55 AM

bhcompy: /Damon, Carrey, David Allen GrierDon 'No Soul' Simmons, and Tommy Davidson made the show


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/FTFY
 
2012-01-10 11:28:55 AM

FeedTheCollapse: velvet_fog: This is what I hate about Hollywood. Jim Carrey hasn't had a hit in nine years. Yet every year some poor studio throws $100 million into one of his 'comedies', including a $20 million payday for Carrey, then does everything they can to convince us he's still a star. The final nail in his career's coffin was Mr. Popper's Penguins. It's like when people stopped caring about Jerry Lewis but he still kept making horrible movies for years until he became more famous for being a host of a telethon than for the thing that made him famous in the first place. At least Jerry Lewis was in a great Martin Scorsese movie. The apex of Jim Carrey's 'serious' acting career was...The Number 23.

I was set to agree until this last bit, then I became Not Sure if Serious.




dammit, ftfm
 
2012-01-10 11:32:04 AM
I think Jim Carrey has the same issue as Robin Williams... both so well known (and popular) for their stupid comedy but both also capable serious actors.

It's just that they can't draw the same numbers for their serious stuff.
 
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