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My 5: Corbin Bleu’s Favorite Modern, Holiday Classics (Exclusive)

My 5: Corbin Bleu’s Favorite Modern, Holiday Classics (Exclusive)
Only 28 years old, Holiday Inn had been out for nearly 50 years by the time Corbin Bleu was born. But that didn’t stop the former High School Musical star and Dancing With the Stars contestant from stepping into the role made famous by Fred Astaire in Broadway’s musical adaptation of the film.

In fact, Bleu brought a modern flair to the character of Ted Hanover, a professional dancer who loses his partner to an oil tycoon and later sets his sights on friend Jim Hardy’s holidays-only hotel performer and love interest, Linda Mason. In one particular number from the Broadway show, “Let's Say It With Firecrackers,” Bleu performs a solo tap dance with the accompaniment of firecrackers with so much pizazz and style that even Astaire would have been impressed.

“We were really giving a new birth to the new number,” Bleu tells Et about working with choreographer Denis Jones to morph it for his body
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’
Ah, December. A time for sipping hot beverages, retail therapy, and gathering the family around the television. This holiday season, Netflix will add blockbuster comedies new and old to its collection, as well as some more artistic fare fresh from festival circuit. Next month on the streaming platform, home viewers can catch the comedic stylings of Chris Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in case they missed it in theaters. If you prefer something a little darker, the Wachowskis’ dystopian epic “V for Vendetta” will also be available.

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Jim Carrey may be recently known for his painting skills and red carpet nihilism, but back in the ’90s he was just “Ace Ventura.” Beginning in December, you can revisit both “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories

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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories
After “Who drew the dicks?” became one of the most intriguing TV mysteries of the fall, “American Vandal” is ready to ask a totally different question in Season 2.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Hollywood on Sunday night, series co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault and showrunner Dan Lagana reflected on the success of the show’s first season and dropped some hints about Season 2.

In true mystery series fashion, they didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the show’s second season, but they did confirm some extra details related to the most recent teaser.
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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - in praise of a profound and moving documentary

Ryan Lambie Nov 21, 2017

A documentary about Jim Carrey's method antics on the set of Man On The Moon turns out to be a profound and moving must-see, Ryan writes...

Why bother? It's a question occasionally worth levelling at the 'Method' - an immersive, all-consuming kind of acting created by the filmmaker and actor Konstantin Stanislavski. At its best, method acting brings us searing, self-searching performances like Robert De Niro's famous turns in Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.

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On the other hand, method acting can sometimes come across as needy and attention-seeking or, perhaps worst of all, a bit of a waste of time. For David Ayer's Suicide Squad, actor Jared Leto reportedly got so embroiled in his character, The Joker, that he started sending the cast and crew a long list of weird gifts, including dead animals and used contraceptives.
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The Top Five Jim Carrey Yelling Scenes in Movies

Welcome back to the Yelling Game, and now it’s time to celebrate one of the Kings of Yelling, Jim Carrey! If you haven’t watched one of his movies I feel bad for you son, cause Jim Carrey’s funny and I’ve watched every one. Okay so that was campy but at least it rhymed. Seriously though, this guy can turn it on and off like a switch and he never seems to go dry when it comes to going back to the well for more material. Some of his stuff tends to get recycled but when he finds a new way

The Top Five Jim Carrey Yelling Scenes in Movies
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‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ Review Roundup: Jim Carrey’s Tribute To Andy Kaufman

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Jim Carrey stars in the Netflix documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, which begins streaming Friday. In it, Carrey portrays the late Andy Kaufman, whom he played once before in the 1999 biopic Man on the Moon. This time around, we see behind-the-scenes footage from […]

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‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’: Inside the Life of Andy Kaufman and his Spiritual Connection With Jim Carrey

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‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’: Inside the Life of Andy Kaufman and his Spiritual Connection With Jim Carrey
For two people whose paths never crossed, Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman have a fascinatingly strong connection. Some might even call it cosmic.

Carrey has famously idolized Kaufman, whose remarkable career included a stint on the first season of “Saturday Night Live,” the role of Latka Gravas on “Taxi” and a standing invitation to appear on “Late Night With David Letterman.” And because no eccentric career would be complete without a good feud, Kaufman also had a running bone to pick with pro-wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Audiences first had this connection spelled out for them in 1999, when Carrey portrayed his idol in Universal Pictures’ “Man on the Moon,” a powerful retelling of Kaufman’s life — his rise to stardom in 1970s New York City, his fatal battle with lung cancer in the 1980s, and the veritable circus of highs and lows in between. Kaufman was well known as a
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Chris Smith (‘Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond’ director): Jim Carrey documentary is ‘a fascinating, Warhol-esque, verite experience’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

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Chris Smith (‘Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond’ director): Jim Carrey documentary is ‘a fascinating, Warhol-esque, verite experience’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
In our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive video above), Chris Smith describes his documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond” as “a fascinating, almost Warhol-esque, sort of vérité experience.” This Netflix documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey embodied idiosyncratic Andy Kaufman in the Milos Forman-helmed biopic “Man on the Moon” (1999), taking the idea of method acting to the extreme. […]
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New to Streaming: ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,’ ‘Mudbound,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Allied (Robert Zemeckis)

That thing we can’t take for granted: a film whose many parts – period piece, war picture, blood-spattered actioner, deception-fueled espionage thriller, sexy romance, and, at certain turns, comedy – can gracefully move in conjunction and separate from each other, just as its labyrinthine-but-not-quite plot jumps from one setpiece to the next with little trouble in maintaining a consistency of overall pleasure. Another late-career triumph for Robert Zemeckis,
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Doc NYC Review: ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ is Hilarious and Unexpectedly Moving

Reflecting on a production that might have been just a little more interesting than the excellent film they were making, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is the hilarious and occasionally moving portrait of Jim Carrey’s time making Milos Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man on The Moon.

Told through archival footage of both Andy Kaufman’s performances and Jim Carrey in character throughout the shoot of Man on the Moon (as Andy and his evil alternative persona lounge singer Tony Clifton), director Chris Smith frames the footage with a new interview with Carrey, bearded and reflexive about a dark period in his life. Hot off a triple success of broad comedies — Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber — the actor seeks meaning in his life in the wake of his father’s death. Writing a $10 million dollar check
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‘Batman Forever’ Honest Trailer: Return To The Ecstasy Soaked Fever Dream

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While the world waits for the “Justice League” reviews (and the Rotten Tomatoes score….later), let’s not forget that getting Batman right isn’t always easy. In fact, during the ’90s, Warner Bros. missed the mark a couple times, with “Batman Forever” starting the character on a downward spiral.

Screen Junkies takes a look at “Batman Forever,” the movie that fumbled at picking up where Tim Burton left off following “Batman” and “Batman Returns.” There were a lot of things that didn’t work, starting with leaning hard into ’90s aesthetics (glowsticks!) but having two co-stars who couldn’t get along — Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones — probably didn’t help.

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James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure

James Franco on ‘The Disaster Artist’ and How He Conquered His Fear of Failure
James Franco is almost over the hill. On a recent Los Angeles afternoon, as he climbs up a steep path on a hike to Griffith Observatory, he starts ruminating about his life. “I realize, ‘James, you’re 40,’” says the actor, who is actually 39. “I have achieved all the things that I dreamed when I was younger. And realizing, ‘Oh, those things are not going to fill the hole.’” As he approaches this milestone, he says he’s not afraid to slow down and focus, after bouncing from one project to the next for most of his life: “Do fewer things, and do things that you really love, and give them the attention they deserve.”

For Franco, a constant state of frenzy has been a shield, to protect him from failure. “It was a defense mechanism,” he says. “If I do a lot of things and one of them comes out and people don’t like it, I’m
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Exclusive: Ana Lily Amirpour to direct an episode of Castle Rock

The following is an excerpt from Rafael Motamayor’s interview with Ana Lily Amirpour, director of The Bad Batch at the Sitges Film Festival…

Ana Lily Amirpour is one of the most fascinating new directors working today. Her feature film debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night was tagged as “The first Iranian vampire Western” and received universal acclaim in 2014. Just two years later she followed that up with The Bad Batch, a cannibal Western featuring Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Jason Momoa. She recently finished shooting an upcoming episode of Legion.

Flickering Myth spoke to Amirpour at the Sitges Film Festival and asked her what it was like working on Legion and if she would do another TV show, to which she replied, “I am directing an episode of Castle Rock, and that’s because I’m a huge Stephen King fan and J.J. Abrams is producing it,
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Walking Dead Recap: Pawn Takes King

Walking Dead Recap: Pawn Takes King
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. (And trust us, this one’s so good, you’ll want to watch first, read later.)

In what may have been Season 8’s first truly great episode of The Walking Dead, Sunday’s “Some Guy” started with Ezekiel being shaken to his theatrical core by the massacre with which “Monsters” ended, and concluded with the king being shaken to whatever is even deeper than one’s core by the next tragedy to strike. What could possibly have been worse than the bulk of his battalion being gunned down?
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Netflix releases poster for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Ahead of its arrival on Netflix this coming Friday, the streaming service has released a poster for its upcoming documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond featuring Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond here

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months.

Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he
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Jim Carrey Goes from Kids to Crises in New Showtime Series

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Kidding”Prolific funnyman Jim Carrey is making a triumphant return to television next year. The veteran comedic actor has just received the greenlight on his new dramedy, “Kidding.” The series will follow a beloved children’s show host whose messages of kindness fostered hope in generations of kids and parents. But when the beloved “Mr. Pickles” starts to have his own crisis of hope, starting with conflict between his wife and kids, his life starts to unravel faster than he can handle. The kind man trapped in a cruel world will be Carrey’s starring vehicle, while Francine Maisler’s office sets up the additional cast. No other names are currently attached to the Showtime series, but production will start in early February 2018 with Los Angeles anticipated to host.
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Kevin Spacey Cut From 'Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special' on CBS

The fallout continues for Kevin Spacey following allegations of sexual harassment.

The two-time Oscar winner has been cut from CBS' upcoming Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Set to air Sunday, Dec. 3, other previously announced guests for the two-hour special include Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short.

CBS is the latest to distance itself from the House of Cards star after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged on Oct. 29 that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances towards him in...
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Kian Lawley Discusses Favorite Foods, Acting Inspirations, ‘Zac & Mia’ Character In Tumblr Q&A

To celebrate AwesomenessTV's latest drama series, Zac & Mia, which was first announced in March and bows today on Verizon's Go90, co-star Kian Lawley took to Tumblr to participate in one of the platform’s Answer Time Q&A sessions this afternoon.

Zac & Mia, based on the novel by A.J. Betts, tells the story of two teenagers who bond while undergoing cancer treatment. Lawley headlines the series alongside actress Anne Winters, and fellow influencer Alexis G. Zall stars as Zac's sister. During his first-ever Answer Time session, Lawley discussed his preferred breakfast food (omelettes and waffles), the performer that has most influenced his career (Jim Carrey), and his dream pet (an okapi).

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Oscar Campaigning, San Francisco Style: Sffilm Doc Stories Showcases Its Contenders

At the San Francisco Film Society’s Doc Stories, Samantha Power — aka President Barack Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations — is a true star. “What a crowd,” she tweeted after a rousing standing ovation for Greg Barker’s HBO documentary “The Final Year,” which features her as part of Obama’s foreign policy team. “Huge thanks to SFFilm Doc Stories & to an incredibly engaged San Francisco audience who saw @thefinalyeardoc not as a retrospective, but as a call to action.”

The third annual Doc Stories (Nov. 2-5) was a rich weekend of nonfiction features and shorts that launched with the world premiere of Alex Gibney’s “Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge, Part I” (HBO) and closed with Chris Smith’s “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton” (Netflix).

It’s part of Sffilm executive director Noah Cowan’s
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