Jim Carrey on the rise?

Posted by · 12:49 pm · January 7th, 2011

I’ve been pulling for Jim Carrey the whole way, I tell you.  I was a massive fan in the 90s, starting with “the white guy on ‘In Living Color’” days, through the silly comedies critics loathed and the eventual Oscar-baiting (some of it actually worthy). The last decade has seen ups and downs for the […]

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WGA gives leg up to ‘Please Give,’ ‘Phillip Morris’

Posted by · 10:06 am · January 4th, 2011

Well, we all knew the WGA would have a unique slate of nominations, given the list of ineligibilities this year (which included “Another Year,” “Blue Valentine,” “Biutiful,” “The Ghost Writer,” “The King’s Speech,” “Love & Other Drugs,” “Made in Dagenham,” “Never Let Me Go,” “The Way Back” and “Winter’s Bone,” among others). I was expecting […]

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If I had a ballot

Posted by · 8:56 am · December 15th, 2010

The year is winding down.  Today, as part of the week’s on-going year-in-review specials, I’m offering up my annual “if I had a ballot” post. In years past I’ve tended to defer to studio campaigns for category placement, but this year I figured, “Screw it.”  After all, if I actually had a ballot I could […]

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Likability: the best films of 2010

Posted by · 11:51 am · December 13th, 2010

I don’t quite know how to peg 2010. On one hand it has felt like a weak year. On the other hand, I’ve enjoyed quite a few films. Maybe the story lies in that sentence: “enjoyed.” There were precious few films that really rocked me, but plenty that were a nice enough experience. If you […]

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Carrey speaks out against homophobic bullying

Posted by · 8:51 am · November 11th, 2010

I admit I haven’t yet got round to seeing the fact-inspired, gay-themed comedy “I Love You, Phillip Morris,” despite it having opened in the UK way back in the youthful glory days of March. (US audiences still have to wait another three weeks.) Reaction from my fellow Brit critics was politely tepid, and I largely […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Leading men in the spotlight

Posted by · 10:14 am · October 25th, 2010

About a year ago I took to examining the 2009 Best Actor race.  The frontrunners for five slots seemed to be, in order, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Jeremy Renner, Morgan Freeman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Viggo Mortensen and Robert De Niro. A day later press members received their first invites to “Crazy Heart” screenings and were notified […]

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‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ red band trailer

Posted by · 10:51 am · October 21st, 2010

I recently sang the praises of Glenn Ficcara and John Requa’s “I Love You Phillip Morris,” which is building up the publicity push as of late. We got a poster last week, and today, a red band trailer that, suffice it to say, is NSFW. Check it out after the jump.

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‘Winter’s Bone’ leads the way with Gotham Award nominees

Posted by · 10:08 am · October 18th, 2010

The nominees for the 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced this morning by Elvis Mitchell via live stream and we get a lot of what we’d expect.  Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” received three nominations, including Best Feature, while Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” received two.  Those were the list-toppers. Darren Aronofsky’s […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Supporting ladies gather, London opens, Hardy goes to Gotham

Posted by · 8:28 pm · October 15th, 2010

• Off the Carpet picked out the likeliest runners in a highly malleable Best Supporting Actress race. • We checked in on the Best Animated Feature race, where it seems we may be looking at a three-nominee field after all. • Away from the awards beat, the week’s big news was the casting of Tom […]

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Carrey kills in ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’

Posted by · 9:22 am · October 14th, 2010

I really can’t sing the praises of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s “I Love You Phillip Morris” enough.  It’s a shame the elusive film, which has been sitting on a shelf waiting for a release for some time, has taken this long to see the light of day, because it’s a delightful romp with genuine […]

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‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ poster

Posted by · 11:34 am · October 13th, 2010

Fancy this timing, I’ll finally be getting around to “I Live You Phillip Morris” later this afternoon.  Today, via Entertainment Weekly’s Pop Watch blog, we get our first look at the poster.  The film stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor and is set for release December 3.  Check out the full image after the jump.

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9/22 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Carrey’s Oscar potential, ‘Inception’ with a joystick, demanding to see ‘Beaver’

Posted by · 9:12 am · September 22nd, 2010

• Sasha Stone ponders Oscar possibilities for Jim Carrey in “I Love You Phillip Morris” as the hate-mongering right looks to block the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. [Awards Daily] • Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy reunite to celebrate 25 years of “The Breakfast Club.”  Come on, Emilio.  Too […]

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Is Jim Carrey okay?

Posted by · 4:10 pm · April 25th, 2010

I asked that, sincerely, via Twitter yesterday after seeing Tweet after Tweet packed with sentiments such as: ETERNITY IS NOT A MEASURE OF TIME!IT’S THE DEPTH OF THIS MOMENT!HEAVEN IS HERE,NOW!FIND IT!FEEL IT!BOING BOING, EVERYBODY!BOING BOING!!! ;^) Obviously a number of Carrey’s projects have crashed and burned as of late, most recently the indefinitely stalled […]

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Yes, but you didn’t actually WIN

Posted by · 5:31 pm · July 9th, 2009

There are several reasons I’m bothered by this one-sheet for gay rom-com “I Love You Phillip Morris,” which has built up a fair amount of goodwill from its appearances at Sundance and Cannes this year.

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Coppola goes to Cannes after all

Posted by · 9:18 am · April 24th, 2009

After turning down an out-of-competition slot at Cannes earlier this week, it seems Francis Ford Coppola has had a change of heart. Variety reports that his new film, “Tetro,” will open the festival’s Directors’ Fortnight on May 14, marking the much-awaited film’s world premiere. The addition of Coppola adds some welcome lustre to a sidebar […]

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Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor do the nasty

Posted by · 9:08 am · August 26th, 2008

The first still for “I Love You Phillip Morris” has been released, and it’s an enticing shot for the two or three people in the world who’d like to see these guys bumping uglies… But seriously, I do think it’s hilarious that this film was pitched as “‘Catch Me If You Can’ meets “Brokeback Mountain.’”  […]

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