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2013-08-13 09:44:39 AM  
Dude, even teh little girl is calling him out on it.
 
2013-08-13 09:50:00 AM  
Gee, I wonder if he'll forfeit his paycheck if he feels so strongly about it.  Donate the money to the Brady Campaign or something if that's how he feels.
 
2013-08-13 09:50:56 AM  
I'd like to meet the lawyer who wrote the contract that allows Jim Carrey to not participate in any promotional duties for the film just because he no longer feels like it.
 
2013-08-13 10:00:41 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd like to meet the lawyer who wrote the contract that allows Jim Carrey to not participate in any promotional duties for the film just because he no longer feels like it.


I like to meet the Production Company lawyer who let the contract go through
 
2013-08-13 10:03:45 AM  
It's kind of sad that he feels so strongly about this movie, because he's the only one who truly "looks" the part.  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

i218.photobucket.com

Now *THAT* is a comic book character.
 
2013-08-13 10:04:56 AM  
 - is boycotting promotional duties on the film saying he can no longer support the project following the Sandy Hook school massacre.

What a coont. Like before "the Sandy Hook school massacre ", he didn't know there was such thing as violence in the world. Some people who work for a living's careers could be hurt if that movie tanks. What a c-rag.
 
2013-08-13 10:08:24 AM  
Maybe he should have done that with Mr. Popper's Penguins.
 
2013-08-13 10:16:10 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd like to meet the lawyer who wrote the contract that allows Jim Carrey to not participate in any promotional duties for the film just because he no longer feels like it.


Technically because Mr Carrey is talking about the film by saying he doesn't want to promote the film it is getting the film into media thus promoting the film and ergo fulfilling his end of the contract. I mean we don't want this to go into mediation do we?

/not a lawyer
//stayed at a holiday inn though
 
2013-08-13 10:16:35 AM  

PainInTheASP: It's kind of sad that he feels so strongly about this movie, because he's the only one who truly "looks" the part.  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

Now *THAT* is a comic book character.


I still can't tell which one is played by Donald faison. It's a comedy, why not promote it with an actor from a comedy that has a large loyal following?
 
2013-08-13 10:19:18 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I'd like to meet the lawyer who wrote the contract that allows Jim Carrey to not participate in any promotional duties for the film just because he no longer feels like it.


By not promoting the film he is getting more attention for the movie than if he did the talk show circuit. The producers realize he is giving them all kinds of publicity they couldn't even buy and don't bother suing for breach of contract.
 
2013-08-13 10:19:37 AM  

plushpuppy: Pocket Ninja: I'd like to meet the lawyer who wrote the contract that allows Jim Carrey to not participate in any promotional duties for the film just because he no longer feels like it.

I like to meet the Production Company lawyer who let the contract go through


I would bet the language is in the contract, but what are you going to do?

Sue him to enforce specific performance?  Yeah, that will work well - a pissed off actor doing interviews for a movie he doesn't support anymore.

Sue for damages?  You may recover some cash, but burn a bunch of bridges.  Plus, if you didn't follow every thing in his rider to the letter, you are very open to a countersuit for not having the right color ratio of M&Ms in his trailer.

They did the best thing possible and turned it into free publicity.

Basically, a contract like that probably contains 100s of things that just don't matter and are not worth the effort.
 
2013-08-13 10:19:46 AM  

Mugato: Like before "the Sandy Hook school massacre ", he didn't know there was such thing as violence in the world.


It's almost like we could still learn something as we age, perhaps even become enlightened.
 
2013-08-13 10:23:53 AM  

edmo: Mugato: Like before "the Sandy Hook school massacre ", he didn't know there was such thing as violence in the world.

It's almost like we could still learn something as we age, perhaps even become enlightened.


Sorry of THIS.
He had a change of heart. It happens. We grow, we learn.
Anyone getting their panties in a wad over it needs to drop their People magazine, turn off E! and go outside.
 
2013-08-13 10:24:15 AM  

PainInTheASP: It's kind of sad that he feels so strongly about this movie, because he's the only one who truly "looks" the part.  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

[i218.photobucket.com image 419x189]

Now *THAT* is a comic book character.


I feel for Jim.  He reads the script, signs on, acts and only after all is said and done does he see that he looks like a slightly saner Ted Nugent.
 
2013-08-13 10:25:25 AM  
Sorry=so much.
Stupid auto correct.
I'd kill it but that sounds violent.
 
2013-08-13 10:25:45 AM  

edmo: Mugato: Like before "the Sandy Hook school massacre ", he didn't know there was such thing as violence in the world.

It's almost like we could still learn something as we age, perhaps even become enlightened.


People can't be improved. To say otherwise is Communist leftspeak. All good USAians know that man is, in fact, a cowardly, craven creature that needs strong leadership and the strong, invisible pimp-hand of the Market.
 
2013-08-13 10:30:54 AM  
This is Jenny McCarthy's fault, 100%
 
2013-08-13 10:33:35 AM  

edmo: It's almost like we could still learn something as we age, perhaps even become enlightened.


I'd hardly call that enlightenment. Unless prior to this he was a complete retard who didn't know bad things happened in the outside world until the Sky Hook story.
 
2013-08-13 10:37:03 AM  
I am having a hell of a time trying to figure out how this movie relates to the Sandy Hook shooting beyond violence (and obviously the violence in the movie isn't real). But whatever Carrey's logic is here, it will look like he's just AWing unless he donates his whole paycheck to the victims' families.
 
2013-08-13 10:40:08 AM  
John Leguizamo, who also appears in the movie, told Yahoo! movies in July "I love Jim, man. The dude's great; he's entitled to think whatever he's thinking.I just don't understand. When did you realize the movie was violent? I mean, didn't you see the first one? Didn't you read the script? I know you must have read the script! I don't understand."

My thought as well.  Just when, Mr. Carrey, did you realize that the movie was too violent for you to be associated with it?
 
2013-08-13 10:41:08 AM  
...Or at least charities/efforts to reduce violent crime.
 
2013-08-13 10:42:54 AM  
Well, I'm sure this is all worth the bunched-up & stained panties as it will be the Shakespeare of our era (or a $5 DVD in the has-been movie at Walmart).
Let's get all frothy & agitated.
 
2013-08-13 10:43:25 AM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Dude, even teh little girl is calling him out on it.


Yeah, the 16 year old soon to be a hottie is smarter than the guy who ripped off Frank Gorshin's shtick.
 
2013-08-13 10:47:08 AM  
Jim should have learned more from his father.  He never shot his mouth off about politics and just focused on announcing the best game he could at Wrigley Field
 
2013-08-13 10:49:07 AM  

Mugato: - is boycotting promotional duties on the film saying he can no longer support the project following the Sandy Hook school massacre.

What a coont. Like before "the Sandy Hook school massacre ", he didn't know there was such thing as violence in the world.


Which makes me wonder if this is staged to get publicity...
 
2013-08-13 10:51:43 AM  
The great thing is I didn't recognize Jim at all when I saw the trailers, so his acting and costume/makeup are top notch.

Yes, it is a violent film. But the first movie, Kick Ass get sent to the hospital for months and Hit-Girl's dad is cooked alive in front of her. Of all films, that one showed some consequences of violence that were extremely negative to the 'good' guys. There is comedy interwoven with the dark drama, a balance few media sources go for.

If I were the studio, I would negotiate with Jim to cut back on his pay a bit for not doing the promotional stuff, but secretly thank their stars for the bonus publicity.
 
2013-08-13 10:52:00 AM  
vudukungfu:Yeah, the 16 year old soon to be a hottie is smarter than the guy who ripped off Frank Gorshin's shtick.

Soon?
img005.lazygirls.info

Oh, right... soon.
 
2013-08-13 10:58:22 AM  

LonMead: vudukungfu:Yeah, the 16 year old soon to be a hottie is smarter than the guy who ripped off Frank Gorshin's shtick.

Soon?
[img005.lazygirls.info image 487x640]

Oh, right... soon.


There's a bunch of them about the same age, guys as well as grls, that will make one hell of an ensemble movie in 15-20 years.

Her, Hailee Steinfeld, Chandler Riggs, Maisie Williams, Jack Gleeson, Ariel Winter,......
 
2013-08-13 10:59:20 AM  

LonMead: vudukungfu:Yeah, the 16 year old soon to be a hottie is smarter than the guy who ripped off Frank Gorshin's shtick.

Soon?


Oh, right... soon.


The harvest will be good...
 
2013-08-13 11:08:42 AM  
PainInTheASP:  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

This makes less sense to me than Carrey's stance, and in every thread there's someone who throws this out. Have people never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.
 
2013-08-13 11:09:00 AM  

LonMead: Oh, right... soon.


Legal depending on your state residency
 
2013-08-13 11:14:21 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: LonMead: Oh, right... soon.

Legal depending on your state residency


She's probably scouring Fark.com for middle-aged men as we speak...
 
2013-08-13 11:18:03 AM  

Uncle Pooky: PainInTheASP:  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

This makes less sense to me than Carrey's stance, and in every thread there's someone who throws this out. Have people never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.


I didn't recognize him until I saw one of the trailers and his name came up. I had to go back through and watch it again to see who he was. They did a fantastic job on the makeup.

You do realize that it can be hard to recognize an actor when you have no clue the actor is in the movie, right?

Now as to this story, he's a dumbass. Did he not watch the first one? DId he not read the name KICK-ASS? Ohh well, maybe he lives in Utah and never knew.

e.kulfoto.com
 
2013-08-13 11:19:40 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: LonMead: vudukungfu:Yeah, the 16 year old soon to be a hottie is smarter than the guy who ripped off Frank Gorshin's shtick.

Soon?
[img005.lazygirls.info image 487x640]

Oh, right... soon.

There's a bunch of them about the same age, guys as well as grls, that will make one hell of an ensemble movie in 15-20 years.

Her, Hailee Steinfeld, Chandler Riggs, Maisie Williams, Jack Gleeson, Ariel Winter,......


Somehow the first Kickass flew under the radar for me, but this one looks really good, though I suppose I should see the first one first.

Moretz looked familiar so checking her IMDB page she's the girl who played Jack's teenage nemesis in 30 Rock, as well as the daughter in Dark Shadows, she was one of the few high points in that movie.  She's also apparently becoming a big thing in Hollywood, she has eight movies coming out in the next few years, and it looks like she's playing a lead/major role in all of them.
 
2013-08-13 11:22:31 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Pocket Ninja: I'd like to meet the lawyer who wrote the contract that allows Jim Carrey to not participate in any promotional duties for the film just because he no longer feels like it.

Technically because Mr Carrey is talking about the film by saying he doesn't want to promote the film it is getting the film into media thus promoting the film and ergo fulfilling his end of the contract. I mean we don't want this to go into mediation do we?

/not a lawyer
//stayed at a holiday inn though


Someone needs to seriously argue that the Streisand Effect still counts as actively promoting a film. It might also explain away just why Bruce Willis has been such an asshole in public lately.
 
2013-08-13 11:24:28 AM  

zvoidx: She's probably scouring Fark.com for middle-aged men as we speak...


If not, there's always roofies
 
2013-08-13 11:25:05 AM  
When I found out Jim Carrey was in this, the movie went from "See in theater" to "Wait for Redbox."
 
2013-08-13 11:25:42 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Uncle Pooky: PainInTheASP:  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

This makes less sense to me than Carrey's stance, and in every thread there's someone who throws this out. Have people never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.

I didn't recognize him until I saw one of the trailers and his name came up. I had to go back through and watch it again to see who he was. They did a fantastic job on the makeup.

You do realize that it can be hard to recognize an actor when you have no clue the actor is in the movie, right?

Now as to this story, he's a dumbass. Did he not watch the first one? DId he not read the name KICK-ASS? Ohh well, maybe he lives in Utah and never knew.

[e.kulfoto.com image 630x660]


I was in American Samoa when Inglorious Basterds was released. The marquee and tickets just said "Inglorious B," and people were going into the movie referring to it as that, meaning they thought it was the actual title.

/I bet they felt confused when they saw the title screen of the actual film.
 
2013-08-13 11:26:57 AM  

Gunderson: Jim should have learned more from his father.  He never shot his mouth off about politics and just focused on announcing the best game he could at Wrigley Field


YOU SIR....made me laugh with this one.
10/10

/finds Jim Carrey *extremely* annoying
/but he did do Andy Kaufman quite well
 
2013-08-13 11:27:05 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Moretz looked familiar so checking her IMDB page she's the girl who played Jack's teenage nemesis in 30 Rock, as well as the daughter in Dark Shadows, she was one of the few high points in that movie. She's also apparently becoming a big thing in Hollywood, she has eight movies coming out in the next few years, and it looks like she's playing a lead/major role in all of them.


She is cute and can actaully act. Most child actors have one very few have both.
 
2013-08-13 11:33:14 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Uncle Pooky: PainInTheASP:  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

This makes less sense to me than Carrey's stance, and in every thread there's someone who throws this out. Have people never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.

I didn't recognize him until I saw one of the trailers and his name came up. I had to go back through and watch it again to see who he was. They did a fantastic job on the makeup.


Have you never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.
 
2013-08-13 11:41:43 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: OtherLittleGuy: LonMead: vudukungfu:Yeah, the 16 year old soon to be a hottie is smarter than the guy who ripped off Frank Gorshin's shtick.

Soon?
[img005.lazygirls.info image 487x640]

Oh, right... soon.

There's a bunch of them about the same age, guys as well as grls, that will make one hell of an ensemble movie in 15-20 years.

Her, Hailee Steinfeld, Chandler Riggs, Maisie Williams, Jack Gleeson, Ariel Winter,......

Somehow the first Kickass flew under the radar for me, but this one looks really good, though I suppose I should see the first one first.

Moretz looked familiar so checking her IMDB page she's the girl who played Jack's teenage nemesis in 30 Rock, as well as the daughter in Dark Shadows, she was one of the few high points in that movie.  She's also apparently becoming a big thing in Hollywood, she has eight movies coming out in the next few years, and it looks like she's playing a lead/major role in all of them.


She was also in Hugo and the Let The Right One In remake/Let Me In and was fantastic in both of them.
 
2013-08-13 11:45:00 AM  

Carth: She is cute and can actaully act. Most child actors have one very few have both.


Clint Howard.....

/runs from thread
 
2013-08-13 11:45:05 AM  

Uncle Pooky: scottydoesntknow: Uncle Pooky: PainInTheASP:  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

This makes less sense to me than Carrey's stance, and in every thread there's someone who throws this out. Have people never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.

I didn't recognize him until I saw one of the trailers and his name came up. I had to go back through and watch it again to see who he was. They did a fantastic job on the makeup.

Have you never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.


If you're going to parrot the exact same thing you said before, there's no point in this conversation. Yes, I've seen quite a few Carrey movies, some good some shiatty.

Again, if you don't know an actor is in a movie and they intentionally apply a ton of make-up to make him damn near unrecognizable, you're going to have a hard time recognizing him. I'm proud of you for seeing straight through it, but don't act all surprised when others are surprised they didn't recognize him.
 
2013-08-13 11:46:10 AM  

milkyshirt: I am having a hell of a time trying to figure out how this movie relates to the Sandy Hook shooting beyond violence (and obviously the violence in the movie isn't real). But whatever Carrey's logic is here, it will look like he's just AWing unless he donates his whole paycheck to the victims' families.


There's a bit in the comic in which Millar indulges himself even more than normal in his trademark hyperviolence and misogynism. Hopefully the movie will tone it down the way the last one did.

/Like by making the Katie and other female characters actual people instead of biatchy props
//Good God, I'm surprised that man can even talk to women without just muttering "rape, rape, rape"
 
2013-08-13 11:47:43 AM  

Fireproof: The marquee and tickets just said "Inglorious B,"


Soon to be a major hip-hop star.
 
2013-08-13 11:48:18 AM  

luidprand: Good God, I'm surprised that man can even talk to women without just muttering "rape, rape, rape"


He doesn't?
 
2013-08-13 11:51:55 AM  

zvoidx: IdBeCrazyIf: LonMead: Oh, right... soon.

Legal depending on your state residency

She's probably scouring Fark.com for middle-aged men as we speak...


i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-13 11:54:14 AM  
And the irony is, he's probably killed more kids from his support of Jenny McCarthy's anti-vax campaign than a bevy of violent movies ever did.
 
2013-08-13 11:59:07 AM  

Uncle Pooky: PainInTheASP:  Hell, I didn't even know it was Carrey  playing Colonel Stars and Stripes until yesterday.

This makes less sense to me than Carrey's stance, and in every thread there's someone who throws this out. Have people never seen Jim Carrey before? He's been in a few movies prior to this one.


I knew Carrey had a part in the movie, but never really thought about it.  I saw the first Kick-Ass and thought it was a good movie, but dark.

Fast forward to today and the trailers for the next one start coming out, but I don't see Jim Carrey anywhere.  What I do see is a character that looks like he was pulled straight out of the June 1978 issue of Mad Magazine ("The Spy Who Glubbed Me" issue).

Nope, didn't recognize him at all.
 
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