Kidding reunites Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry, gets promptly lost in its protagonist’s head

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In Kidding, the new Showtime dramedy that re-teams Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry 14 years after Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, family entertainment has a dual meaning. Carrey stars as Jeff Pickles, a children’s television host with Fred Rogers’ lilt and Sesame Street’s merchandising might, who’s become a…

Jim Carrey pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with very, very bad portrait

We all thought it was pretty funny when Jim Carrey decided to dedicate his social media pages to unflattering portraits of Donald Trump and his various evil cronies, with Carrey’s particularly weird style and his unsubtle commentary (Trump bathing in literal sewage, for example) making it clear that he truly despised…

This profile is as close as you’re going to get to understanding what’s going on with Jim Carrey

Every article written about Jim Carrey in the past few years can be boiled down to one simple question: What’s going on with Jim Carrey? Fans and casual observers alike seem perplexed by the Dumb And Dumber star’s recent transformation from Hollywood top-earner to reclusive political cartoonist and painter. Most…

Jim Carrey embraces his creepy Mr. Rogers side in the first trailer for Showtime's Kidding

Even before his most recent, high-profile bouts with murder thrillers, political nudes, and publicly fucking with people, there’s always been an edge of madness to a good Jim Carrey performance. That’s something that Kidding, his new Showtime series with Eternal Sunshine collaborator Michel Gondry, seems to be banking…

Who’s there? It’s Dark Crimes, the dark crime thriller where Jim Carrey plays a Polish cop

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In his 2008 article “True Crime: A Postmodern Murder Mystery,” The New Yorker’s resident chronicler of deadly obsessions, David Grann, recounted the strange case of a Polish writer who became the prime suspect in an unsolved murder after a detective recognized details of the crime in his debut novel. The story was…

What the hell were any of us thinking making the terrible Batman Forever a huge hit?

You can see how it happened. The executives at Warner Bros. didn’t set out to destroy the Batman mythos or to make unwatchably shitty Batman movies that would put both the character and the superhero movie genre at large into a state of prolonged stasis. They just wanted a hit. Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, from 1992,…

Jim Carrey painted a very rude portrait of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, because that's what he does now

The most recent phase of Jim Carrey’s career has been marked by 1) cosmic declarations about the nature of self in an ever-shifting universe, and 2) the fact that he is a painter now. He is pretty good at both of these things! What’s interesting is that he’s not just disappearing from public life for this stuff. He…

Jim & Andy’s long-lost Jim Carrey footage reveals the madness in the Method

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There’s acting, and then there’s Method acting, and then, way out on the fringes of what’s considered acceptable and professional, there’s what we might call Xtreme Method Acting. Basically, the word “cut” ceases to have much meaning for the duration of the shoot. The actor is always in character, must always be…

Jim Carrey finds the man on the moon in this trailer for Jim And Andy: The Great Beyond

Milos Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man On The Moon was largely based around star Jim Carrey recreating some of the most famous moments from the weirdo comedian’s life, but the recreations didn’t stop when the cameras weren’t rolling. In this trailer for Chris Smith’s behind-the-scenes documentary Jim And Andy:…

Jim Carrey explains weird, metaphysical Fashion Week interview by getting even more weird and metaphysical

Earlier this week, we reported on a bizarre interview Jim Carrey gave at New York’s Fashion Week last weekend, in which he first circled reporter Catt Sadler like a prowling animal, before answering her questions with cheerfully blunt philosophical statements like “There is no me” and “There are just things happening…