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View Poll Results: Jim Carrey - should he keep making movies?
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Nov 2, 2008, 10:43 PM
 
He isn't funny, why is he still making movies?
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Nov 2, 2008, 10:45 PM
 
I see what you did there.

You should have made a poll.
     
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Nov 2, 2008, 10:49 PM
 
You missed the second r. He is a better actor than Affleck.
     
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Nov 2, 2008, 10:50 PM
 
i meant to make a poll, but forgot to check the box ugh i can't change it now can I?

my left nut is a better actor than affleck.
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Nov 2, 2008, 10:52 PM
 
for some reason I thought there would be a R.I.P news link in this thread.
     
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Nov 2, 2008, 10:53 PM
 
Was he ever funny?

I remember hating him when he was the white guy on In Living Color. And I think I was in 8th grade at the time.

EDIT Nope, I was in 10th grade.

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Nov 2, 2008, 10:57 PM
 
he makes 20 mil a movie, so someone must find him funny.
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Nov 2, 2008, 11:03 PM
 
I thought he was hilarious in Dumb & Dumber (my favorite comedy of all time).

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Nov 3, 2008, 12:04 AM
 
I think he's freakin' hilarious. Bruce Almighty and Liar Liar are two of my favorites.
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Nov 3, 2008, 12:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by macfantn View Post
i meant to make a poll, but forgot to check the box ugh i can't change it now can I?

my left nut is a better actor than affleck.
Tell me what options you want and I (or another mod) will create it. Mods can add polls after thread creation.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 12:22 AM
 
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Nov 3, 2008, 12:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Tell me what options you want and I (or another mod) will create it. Mods can add polls after thread creation.
just a yes and no option
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Nov 3, 2008, 12:33 AM
 
Why is he still making movies?

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Nov 3, 2008, 12:54 AM
 
Should he make movies? Sure. If people want to watch them then yes. No one is forced to watch them.

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Nov 3, 2008, 01:29 AM
 
Loved him in The Mask, Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, Batman, Bruce Almighty, The Grinch, Series of Unfortunate Events, Dick and Jane, Number 23 and Eternal Sunshine. I hear he was good at Me, Myself and Irene, but I haven't watched it yet.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 06:54 AM
 
I loved him in Eternal Sunshine ...
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Nov 3, 2008, 07:21 AM
 
The problem I see is that he appears to be getting typecast. This new film looks like a variant of Liar, Liar.

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Nov 3, 2008, 08:10 AM
 
I don't think I've ever liked him in a comedy, but Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was fantastic, and I was really impressed that he didn't in any way ruin it.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 09:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by slugslugslug View Post
I don't think I've ever liked him in a comedy, but Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was fantastic, and I was really impressed that he didn't in any way ruin it.
He’s a really good actor. Shame his comedy is so over-the-top it’s rarely funny.
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 02:51 AM
 
I can't say I loved him in all his movies, but Fun with Dick and Jane was great. I think he is a good actor, he just needs the right parts to play.
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 02:55 AM
 
while some of his movies don't do it for me i must say that Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, and Ace Ventura are some of my favorite comedies.
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Nov 4, 2008, 09:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
I loved him in Eternal Sunshine ...
I second that - fantastic movie!
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Nov 4, 2008, 12:34 PM
 
He should just shag Jenny and nothing else.
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 07:02 PM
 
He's still making movies?!?
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 07:10 PM
 
The most recent movie I saw him in was… Ace Ventura.
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Nov 4, 2008, 07:39 PM
 
for the truman show
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Nov 4, 2008, 07:53 PM
 
"me myself and Irene" was one of the worst movies I have ever seen not involving Steven Segal. Carrey is washed up
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 08:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by TheWOAT View Post
"me myself and Irene" was one of the worst movies I have ever seen not involving Steven Segal. Carrey is washed up
He's done a couple since then.
     
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Dec 1, 2008, 09:41 PM
 
"Yes Man" sounds like a reshuffle of Liar Liar. I'll definitely rent it*

* which is not a negative comment. I've given up on the theater.
     
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Dec 1, 2008, 09:42 PM
 
I disagree. I don't think I'm going to rent it.
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Dec 1, 2008, 10:21 PM
 
I know someone who ****ed him.
     
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Dec 1, 2008, 10:23 PM
 
How on earth does a Canadian know so many people who know celebrities?
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Dec 1, 2008, 10:24 PM
 
It's 'cause he's gay. Word gets around quickly in that community.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
It's 'cause he's gay. Word gets around quickly in that community.
So how come I don’t know no one, then?
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
So how come I don’t know no one, then?
Not Canadian enough

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Dec 1, 2008, 11:14 PM
 
But he's an "actor" not just a "comedian." He got lots of good reviews for "Eternal Sunshine" and even the relatively serious parts of his funny movies have been quite good. Saying "he's not funny" is typecasting him.

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Dec 1, 2008, 11:36 PM
 
I like some of his "In Living Color" stuff and some of his older movies. The newer stuff has left me scratching my head. I've really not found him funny for some time and as already noted, Yes Man looks like a rehash of Liar Liar.
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Dec 2, 2008, 12:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
So how come I don’t know no one, then?
I am struggling with how to really say this, but do people in general know you are gay unless you tell them?

There is certainly a way a majority of gay people try to act, and you just don't come off that way. Call me the gay-stereotyping equivalent of racism, but most "gay-acting" people annoy me. You don't do that. Perhaps that's why you aren't obsessed with who slept with who. You aren't obsessed with gossiping about celebrities.

Or maybe you totally are and I missed it.
     
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This thread is
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I am struggling with how to really say this, but do people in general know you are gay unless you tell them?

There is certainly a way a majority of gay people try to act, and you just don't come off that way. Call me the gay-stereotyping equivalent of racism, but most "gay-acting" people annoy me. You don't do that. Perhaps that's why you aren't obsessed with who slept with who. You aren't obsessed with gossiping about celebrities.

Or maybe you totally are and I missed it.


No, you’re absolutely right—I don’t care. Those idiotic tabloids that spend all their time, a shitload of paper, and even more money on broadcasting who slept with whom, who wore what, and things like that—they annoy me to no end.

I was sort of more trying to imply that if a Canadian is ‘too far away’ and shouldn’t logically be in the know about these things, then a Dane should certainly be considered living under a rock the size of Uluru. Which is true, really.
     
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Dec 2, 2008, 08:44 AM
 
Me, Myself and Irene was fantastic. Other than that... meh.

He's talented, certainly, but not all that funny.
     
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Originally Posted by Cipher13 View Post
Me, Myself and Irene was fantastic. Other than that... meh.

He's talented, certainly, but not all that funny.
That's actually one of the worst movies he's made.
     
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Dec 2, 2008, 11:45 AM
 
Notice how you never see Jim Carey and Steve Martin together at the same time. My theory is once he realised he was trapped in shite movie hell Steve Martin created Jim Carey (like Mrs Doubtfire but without the foam boobs). For a while (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber) things were fine and he was funny, but now it's gone all runny again.

JC was bowel looseningly bad in Batman, and he's just got worse since then. The Trueman show was nearly OK but really, 20 mill a pop?
     
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Originally Posted by Andrew Stephens View Post
JC was bowel looseningly bad in Batman, and he's just got worse since then. The Trueman show was nearly OK but really, 20 mill a pop?
Jim actually hit the nail on the head in Batman. He channeled Frank Gorshin to a tee and then went beyond, making his Riddler a really psychotic bad guy. And considering that particular movie was intended to be kiddie comics stuff, it was a pretty good flick. Not up with the first Batman with Michael Keaton, but for what they were doing, it was good. For what it's worth, Tommy Lee Jones was great as Two Face, too.

It's all about assuming a character, not just being the same person all the time and reading off different lines. Jim ACTS, and I think he does a good job of it, especially considering the material he chooses and the directors he works with.

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Dec 2, 2008, 12:45 PM
 
I think Carrey did exactly what Joel Schumacher wanted in Batman Forever, so I can't really blame him. The problem was just that Joel Schumacher seems to have been sniffing glue. That film was awful just in general, and the performances just kept the tone even. (Alicia Silverstone in Batman & Robin, however, was just inexcusable.)
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Dec 2, 2008, 12:56 PM
 
I thought Me, Myself and Irene was very entertaining, and some of his others were pretty good as well, thus he should keep going. There are certainly far worse actors out there making a buck. This thread made me think of Will Farrell. I haven't seen one movie where I thought he was at all funny. I don't even like watching trailers of his current films, but he has to have something or he would have the following he does, or demand the big figures he does(though Nicole Kidman shows big fees do not translate into big draws).
     
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Dec 2, 2008, 01:32 PM
 
The quickest way to convince me to miss a movie is to tell me Jim Carey is in it.

His best performance, imho, was definitely "Eternal Sunshine...", but I put that accomplishment more to Gondry's abiity as a director and the overall strength of the story and production itself, rather than anything Carey did. I suspect the movie would have easily been as good with someone else in the part.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
The quickest way to convince me to miss a movie is to tell me Jim Carey is in it.

His best performance, imho, was definitely "Eternal Sunshine...", but I put that accomplishment more to Gondry's abiity as a director and the overall strength of the story and production itself, rather than anything Carey did. I suspect the movie would have easily been as good with someone else in the part.
Doing Time on Maple Drive? I personally thought that was his best performance.
     
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How on earth does a Canadian know so many people who know celebrities?
Um cuz they film a shitload of movies in Toronto and near my house, work and 80% of my friends are actors as I went to an arts high school so that's where I met them. My sister is also a makeup artist for movies, ads etc and her ex did lighting for films.

My best friend is a comedian in commercials ads, TV shows and has some hit on youtube.
www.reneepercy.com

My other friend was just a villain on Smalleville.
www.charlottesullivan.net/

I don't normally give that big a **** about celebrities but I got tons of dirt on which ones are huge secret homos, major hunks and married with "Agreements" with their wives. I just don't share it as I dont' want to get my friends in trouble

Actually I might have a sweet ass pic to show next Monday but I don't want to jinks it.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Actually I might have a sweet ass-pic to show next Monday but I don't want to jinks it.
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