/Filmcast Ep. 235 – The Lone Ranger

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Dave, Devindra, and Russ reflect on how many great coming-of-age films are being released this year, praise HBO’s customer retention strategies, and explain why they think Jim Carrey can do or say whatever the hell he wants. Be sure to read up on why The Lone Ranger is bad for our society and check out Jim Carrey’s video on gun control.

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Kick-Ass 2

When the first Kick-Ass hit theaters, it came under fire for its copious and unapologetic violence. With about two months to go until the release date, it appears that Kick-Ass 2 will get more of the same. But this time, some of the criticism is coming from a rather unexpected place.

Star Jim Carrey has hit Twitter to publicly denounce the violence in the film, saying he “cannot support” it in the wake of Sandy Hook. Shortly afterward, Mark Millar, who penned the movie’s comic book source material, issued his own measured response to Carrey’s announcement. “Jim, I love ya and I hope you reconsider,” he wrote. Hit the jump to read both of their comments.

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Dumb and Dumber

Peter Farrelly was a guest on the Nerdist podcast last week to make the big announcement that Peter and his brother Bobby were signing a deal to bring a Dumb and Dumber sequel to the big screen after news had leaked that Warner Bros would not be funding the film. Of course, the episode didn’t get posted until Tuesday night, after it had been formerly announced that Universal Pictures would be producing the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. But Farrelly reveals a bunch of details about the movie on the podcast, disputing reports that Warner Bros didn’t dump the movie, confirming a handfull of returning cast members/characters, announcing a contest to appear in the movie, The release date, filming location, some vague story details and more

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Just last week it was revealed that Warner Bros had dropped the Peter and Bobby Farrelly-directed sequel Dumb and Dumber To. Rumor had it that the Burbank-based studio saw a very limited upside in a follow-up and was unwilling to bet a low $30 million on the film. At the time it was reported that the Farrelly Brothers planned to shop the film to other studios, and it looks like they have gotten a bite. The directing duo announced on twitter that Red Granite Pictures (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Universal Pictures will team to greenlight the sequel.

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Just when you thought Dumb and Dumber To was almost here, turns out it’s going to have to go and totally redeem itself. The Peter and Bobby Farrelly-directed sequel, which would have brought stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back to the roles they originated in the 1994 Dumb and Dumber, has reportedly been dropped by Warner Bros. It will now be shopped around to other suitors.

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey‘s career is in an interesting place, with the former leading man beginning to find success as part of ensemble casts. As examples, he was highlighted as a strong point in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and looks like the most promising aspect of Kick-Ass 2.

Now a project that has languished for a while is coming back to life thanks in part no doubt to Carrey’s interest in the film, and the public’s resurged interest in the actor. Steve Oedekerk, who directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and wrote Bruce Almighty, will direct Carrey as part of an ensemble cast in Ricky Stanicky. The comedy follows a group of friends who create a fake friend to take the blame for their misdeeds, and then have to find someone to play the scapegoat in real life when their spouses insist on inviting Ricky to a party so they can meet him in the flesh.

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Kick-Ass 2 - Kick-Ass and The Mother Fucker

If you’ve watched the red-band trailer for Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2, this new all-ages version isn’t going to do much for you. This is really just the red-band trailer with all the most offensive stuff cut out. So there’s a bit less footage of the character played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and a bit more of Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), both in and out of costume. Even the last two kicker scenes — the place where a new trailer might usually break out the new material — are the same.

But if you want to see footage from Kick-Ass 2 and have some aversion to violence or cursing (no, I know — that wouldn’t make any sense) then check out the trailer below. For a better, different look, check out the “Hit-Girl goes to high school” trailer. Read More »

Atlas Shrugged

That third Atlas Shrugged you didn’t ask for is on the way. Also after the jump:

  • Who wants to be an extra in Captain America?
  • Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks up Red 2 and Jack Ryan
  • Here’s what Al Pacino will look like in Despicable Me 2
  • Check out another new Star Trek Into Darkness image
  • Kick-Ass 2 reveals some kick-ass character posters
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation gets an action-packed featurette

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