Jim Carrey has been out of mojo for a while. His last couple films include 'Mr. Popper's Pengiuns,' the motion-captured 'A Christmas Carol' and last month's bomb 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.' That may explain why he's getting back together with one of his oldest collaborators for 'Ricky Stanicky.'
It's a little weird that a movie about the dangers of doing something so long that it becomes rote and stale is, at times, incredibly rote and stale. Write what you know, I guess; 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' has a couple big laughs, a few small laughs, and a whole lot of going through the Hollywood mainstream comedy motions. As a movie, it's a mess; in select moments, it's occasionally hilarious. It's probably best appreciated as a playlist of highlight clips on YouTube.
The 'Kick-Ass 2' trailer is here and it's here to remind you that this summer's superheroes aren't just in 'Iron Man 3' or 'Man of Steel.' Nope, Iron Man and Superman are great but now Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are back and this time the only choice is to go balls to the wall. And no, this new 'Kick-Ass 2' trailer is NSFW.
Previous trailers for 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' have been fairly traditional, laying out the story of two struggling magicians past their prime (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) who compete against a hip Criss Angel type played by Jim Carrey. But this new promo video chooses to go meta, styling itself like a hokey commercial for an actual Las Vegas magic act instead of a movie trailer.
'Dumb and Dumber 2' was definitely happening. And then it was off. But then Jim Carrey was back and it was back on again. And now, according to director Peter Farrelly, it's "100% guaranteed that it's a possibility." They're in talks with Warner Bros. for the sequel - titled 'Dumb and Dumber To' - and want Channing Tatum and Emma Stone to join Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Despite much critical hype, Matthew Vaughn's 'Kick-Ass' was only a modest success at the box office. While it didn't make a lot of money, it made plenty of fans and sold a lot of DVDs and here we are: 'Kick-Ass 2' hits this summer and our first look at the film has arrived. And yes, that is Jim Carrey.