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Jan. 31, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Jim Carrey has been having a rough go of it lately. The guy fluctuates between Adam Sandler/Eddie Murphy level bad (MR POPPERS PENGUINS, YES MAN) to interesting projects that have potential (THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, KICK ASS 2, I LOVE YOU PHILIP MORRIS). His latest project is the just announced LOOMIS FARGO that sounds like a cross between a movie with indie cred and Carrey's own FUN WITH DICK AND JANE.

LOOMIS FARGO, inspired by true events, tells the story of a disgruntled bank employee who is ready to take a chance and risk it all for love, money, and a life hes only dreamed of. Teaming up with his work crush, they conspire to rob the financial institution. Together with their accomplices, the inexperienced criminals nab nearly $20 million - leaving a trail of evidence in their wake. Now the only thing tougher than pulling off the heist - will be getting away with it. Carrey will star in the movie for director Jared Hess (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, NACHO LIBRE) and screenwriter Emily Spivey (UP ALL NIGHT) and Chris Bowman (THE WRONG BROTHER). The movie is aiming to begin shooting in April.

I am wary of everything Csrrey does whereas I used to be first in line to see his movies. What the hell happens to our comedy movie mega-stars that they all end up in Movie Jail? I will reserve judgement on LOOMIS FARGO until I see some footage or a trailer.

Extra Tidbit: Hopefully producer Danny McBride will join the cast.

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10:25AM on 02/01/2013

Huh?

Yes Man was awesome.
Yes Man was awesome.
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12:50AM on 02/01/2013

I thoroughly enjoyed Yes Man!

I also enjoyed Mr. Poppers Penguins which was obviously geared toward kids, and doesn't make it automatically a bad movie. This sounds like it could be fun! I REALLY hope the new Dumb and Dumber gets made.
I also enjoyed Mr. Poppers Penguins which was obviously geared toward kids, and doesn't make it automatically a bad movie. This sounds like it could be fun! I REALLY hope the new Dumb and Dumber gets made.
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6:49PM on 01/31/2013
But we didn't send Jim Carrey to movie jail, it was pretty unanimous that he's still considered a valuable member to the cinematic community, Poppers Penguins be damned. This movie actually has an interesting story and I'm more concerned about Jared Hess' involvement as a cookie cutter director than I am in Carey's abilities to bring it (because I think he totally can). I know Alex Maidy has to be a real life human being, but sometimes it feels like he was created by the Joblo staff writers
But we didn't send Jim Carrey to movie jail, it was pretty unanimous that he's still considered a valuable member to the cinematic community, Poppers Penguins be damned. This movie actually has an interesting story and I'm more concerned about Jared Hess' involvement as a cookie cutter director than I am in Carey's abilities to bring it (because I think he totally can). I know Alex Maidy has to be a real life human being, but sometimes it feels like he was created by the Joblo staff writers just to stir up unnecessary conflict. Sigh, I guess Paul Shirey and Nikki Stephens can't cover everything.
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6:31PM on 01/31/2013

Yes Man was good.

I'm noticing a lot more of this confusing personal opinion for consensus opinion the last few months.
I'm noticing a lot more of this confusing personal opinion for consensus opinion the last few months.
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6:02PM on 01/31/2013
Yes Man was an awesome movie. No where near as bad as Mr. Poppers Penguins.
Yes Man was an awesome movie. No where near as bad as Mr. Poppers Penguins.
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5:28PM on 01/31/2013

Wow...

Let's see... in this article, you called 'Fun With Dick and Jane' 'Adventures of Dick and Jane,' you skipped a blatant spelling error with Jim 'Csrrey's' name, and said that you were going to reserve judgement after spending most of the article bashing Carrey's latest roles.

I know I sound like a douche, but come on...
Let's see... in this article, you called 'Fun With Dick and Jane' 'Adventures of Dick and Jane,' you skipped a blatant spelling error with Jim 'Csrrey's' name, and said that you were going to reserve judgement after spending most of the article bashing Carrey's latest roles.

I know I sound like a douche, but come on...
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5:12PM on 01/31/2013
Carrey is one of the few aging titan comedians I am still willing to give a chance. While he does put out stinkers, Nothing he's done in the past ten years has been abysmal and he's still done some decent films like Phillip Morris and Eternal Sunshine. Burt Wonderstone looks hilarious, and Carrey looks hilarious in it. Our comedy stars these days don't seem to age well in general like comedy stars of previous generations, but Carrey still seems viable if he can turn something good out. Here's
Carrey is one of the few aging titan comedians I am still willing to give a chance. While he does put out stinkers, Nothing he's done in the past ten years has been abysmal and he's still done some decent films like Phillip Morris and Eternal Sunshine. Burt Wonderstone looks hilarious, and Carrey looks hilarious in it. Our comedy stars these days don't seem to age well in general like comedy stars of previous generations, but Carrey still seems viable if he can turn something good out. Here's hoping Wonderstone is actually as funny as it seems like it will be.
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4:14PM on 01/31/2013

It was...

...Fun with Dick and Jane, not the Adventures of, just saying.
...Fun with Dick and Jane, not the Adventures of, just saying.
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5:24PM on 01/31/2013
There's a lot more than that wrong with this article.
There's a lot more than that wrong with this article.