Tag: Jim Carrey

SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview

SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview

The annual mid-March South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) shindig has just about everything going for it. Taking place in hip Austin, it’s perhaps best known as a musical festival, but the film portion has grown in importance as the years roll by, premiering exciting new releases from big […]

Feature, Film Review

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

If there was ever an ‘alternative’ comic book film, it would have to be 2010’s Kick-Ass. With its over-exaggerated violence and dark humour, the film helped popularise Mark Millar’s cult comic.  But with the original film’s director and writer, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman respectively, jumping ship to revitalise the […]

Film Review

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

I laughed when I first saw the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. I laughed more than once and I knew that I would see it as soon as I could. Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) is a famous stage magician, who has worked for a number of years as a […]

Film Review

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

Jim Carrey needs to have a word with himself, or his agent. Because he’s been off his game for a while and needs to find his way back. I actually really liked I Love You Philip Morris but he then goes and undoes his good work by starring in something […]

Feature, Film Review

Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011)

In the nineties Jim Carrey’s name was like a stamp of approval, guaranteeing near to instant box office success. When it came to outlandish slapstick comedies Carrey had the market cornered, becoming an unconventional A-list celebrity in the process. That once boundless and vivacious actor now seems like little more […]

Feature, Spotlight

Mr Popper’s Penguins Gala screening

London’s Empire Cinema in Leicester Square was transformed into a glacial grotto of childhood fantasy for the Gala Screening of Jim Carrey’s new family friendly film Mr Popper’s Penguins. Amongst the bountiful buffet of sweet treats and stuffed penguins toys, there were numerous celebrities all here to join in with […]

Film Review

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

It is, despite the Truman Show, still a bold move to cast Jim Carrey in any movie that doesn’t require outrageous slapstick. Here, Carrey is not just required not to gurn, but to play the most anally retentive character in the film. As a concept, you would think, that would […]

Film Review

I Love You Philip Morris (2009)

Doesn’t make you proud If it was daring for stars like Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor to play gay lovers who meet in a Texas prison, giving this movie an “ick” factor for mainstream audiences that kept it on the shelf for two years, it hardly matters. The “true” story […]

Film Review

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Snow is falling… all around us… Yes it is time for the flickfeast Christmas festivities to commence and for starters Kevin Matthews gives us a review of Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey…

There’s really no point in putting a synopsis of the tale here as, surely, everyone knows about Mr Scrooge (played here by a motion-captured Jim Carrey) and his memorable night when