Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Collectible Figure

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective isn’t exactly the first title that comes to mind when you think of movies that deserve detailed collectible figures. But this year, the eccentric animal private eye played by Jim Carrey has been given several action figures. NECA released a 8-inch figure with real clothing, as well as a figure with a cartoonish design. Now Asmus Toys is delivering the most realistic Ace Venture: Pet Detective figure yet, complete with a detailed likeness of Jim Carrey himself. Read More »

kidding canceled

The latest TV cancelation is no joke, despite the show’s title. Showtime has canceled Dave Holstein‘s dark comedy Kidding after two seasons at the network, four months after the Jim Carrey-starring series ended its eight-episode second season.

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The Cable Guy

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: The Cable Guy

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime

The Pitch: Oddball cable installer Chip Douglas (Jim Carrey) attempts to strike up a friendship with customer Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick) by offering him premium channels at no cost. When Steven rebuffs Chip’s frequent need for companionship, Chip goes from a mildly eccentric acquaintance to a full-fledged psycho stalker. Though it’s increasingly apparent to Steven that the cable guy is dangerous, convincing his friends, family and the authorities of that isn’t so easy

Why It’s Essential Viewing: The zany Jim Carrey of the 90s recently made a resurgence as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog, and he’s been giving us the darker side of comedy with Kidding on Showtime. But maybe you’d like to go back to a time when Jim Carrey’s darker tendencies first mixed with his over-the-top comedic antics from movies Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask. Look no further than The Cable Guy, the sophomore feature from director Ben Stiller with the sole screenplay written by Lou Holtz Jr., and a lot more famous faces than you probably remember. Read More »

Toy Story 4 Antique Store Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Pixar Animation points out a bunch of Easter eggs you probably missed in the antique store from Toy Story 4. Plus, Jim Carrey stars in a biopic about Conan O’Brien in a throwback clip from Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1999, and Elijah Wood takes a look back at his career, ranging from a bit part in Back to the Future Part II to Lord of the Rings and more. Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog Featurette

Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend.

Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to play the evil genius Dr. Robotnik, who wants to use his technologically advanced machines to take over the world and control humanity. But in order to do that, he needs to harness the power that gives the speedy hedgehog Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz of Parks and Recreation) his super speed. And so begins a game of cat-and-mouse, where Jim Carrey gets to ham it up as a bad guy once again. Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog Clip

The release of Sonic the Hedgehog is just two weeks away. The SEGA video game character took some extra time coming to the big screen to get a much-needed makeover that wouldn’t terrify audiences with his human teeth and wide-set eyes (the new version looks very close to his classic design). Was it worth the wait? You’ll have to watch the new Sonic the Hedgehog clip and Super Bowl spot to get a better idea. Read More »

NECA Ace Venture: Pet Detective Action Figure

NECA is responsible for bringing us some of the coolest action figures from blockbuster genre films like Predator, Halloween, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Godzilla, Gremlins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and countless more. But they’ve also given us action figures for movies that don’t usually get any collectible action figures, such as A Christmas Story, Pan’s Labyrinth, Home Alone, The Hateful Eight, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Now one more is one the way.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is the movie that turned Jim Carrey into a comedy superstar, and it sparked what would become what might be the most lucrative comedy career of the 1990s. NECA previously immortalized the standard version of Ace Ventura as an action figure, complete with animal accessories and his trademark tacky clothing made of real cloth. But now they’re giving us a much better version of Ace Ventura from when he pretends to need psychiatric care at the Shady Acres mental hospital. Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog movie delay

Jim Carrey was on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of his Showtime dramedy Kidding. He was supposed to have Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie premiering this fall, but the film has been delayed until next year as the filmmakers redesign the CGI Sonic character.

/Film asked Carrey how he feels about the delay and if he’s concerned about the fans having the power to impact and delay his work (even if the complaints were not about his performance specifically). Find out Carrey’s detailed, in-depth thoughts about the Sonic situation below. Read More »

Stranger Things Season 3 Premiere

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the best of the red carpet arrivals for the world premiere of the third season of Stranger Things. Plus, watch a comedy actors roundtable with possible Emmy contenders like Jim Carrey, Don Cheadle, Sacha Baron Cohen, and more. Then see how Idris Elba fares when he takes Vanity Fair’s lie detector test interview. Read More »

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sonic the hedgehog trailer

It took almost 30 years, but Sonic the Hedgehog is finally racing onto the big screen. The Sega video game character gets the CGI treatment in Sonic the Hedgehog, a live-action animated hybrid film starring James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic himself. The first trailer for the movie is online, and you’ll have to decide for yourself how good an idea this entire endeavor is. Watch the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer below.

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