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Critics Say 'Dumb and Dumber To' Fails to Live Up to the Original

Twenty years after the release of the original, the Farrelly brothers' Dumb and Dumber sequel finally debuts in theaters today. Currently earning an underwhelming 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, Dumb and Dumber To is raking in the kind of reviews one might expect from a sequel with leads that are now 20 years older: It's good for callbacks, cheap laughs, and "crotch-centric" humor, but don't expect it to surpass the appeal of the 1994 film. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both get points from critics for embodying their silly '90s roles and carrying the film and Rob Riggle gets some love for his supporting double role, but [...]

'Dumb and Dumber To' Is Coming Out in November of 2014

The long-awaited Dumb and Dumber To will be released on November 14, 2014, according to Universal Pictures. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return as the intellectually-challenged Lloyd and Harry 20 years after the original Dumb and Dumber was released. The Farrelly Brothers have returned to direct the sequel, which follows the duo on a road trip in search of the long-lost daughter of Daniels' Harry. It's set to star Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, and Kathleen Turner, with a cameo by Jennifer Lawrence. Filming on the sequel began in September. For old time's sake, check out two of the original's movies trailers from 1994.

The ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Movie is the New ‘Arrested Development’ Movie

Now that the Arrested Development reunion is finally underway after six years of the cast and crew teasing us with a lotta “it’s happening” and “it might not be happening,” comedy fans need a new sequel to get their hopes up over, and the Farrelly Brothers have stepped up to the plate. Ever since Dumb and Dumber To (sic) was announced last February, there’s been a lot of flip-flopping about whether it’s actually gonna happen or not. Jim Carrey left the project in June, but is apparently now back onboard. The Farrelly Brothers took to Twitter yesterday evening to announce that they are almost done with [...]

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Are Set to Return in Dumb and Dumber 2

In what's either super-exciting news about the return of two beloved characters or further evidence of Hollywood's yellow-bellied resistance to new ideas — I honestly don't know! — Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have signed on to reprise their roles of Harry and Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber 2, which will be directed by the Farrelly brothers just like the original. It'll be like that really weird half-sequel featuring guys who sort of looked like Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels never happened! Shooting starts this September, with an expected release next year.

Interestingly, the Farrelly brothers won't be writing this one — that duty is going to Sean [...]

The Farrelly Brothers Are Planning a True Sequel to Dumb and Dumber

Sure, Dumb and Dumberer happened for some reason, but a real-deal sequel to the 1994 classic Dumb and Dumber is currently in the works. It would be again written/directed by the Farrelly Brothers and star Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. You know, I'd be on board with this. Seeing these two characters twenty years older and probably not much wiser has the potential to be awesome. The again, this could just be Bobby Farrelly talking about something that has no chance of ever becoming a reality, so we'll see. [Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up [...]

'SNL' Review: Jim Carrey Dances Like Everybody's Watching

When Jim Carrey last hosted SNL in 2011 (the first episode I reviewed for this site), I worried the 1990s comedy icon best known for playing manic cartoons from In Living Color, three comedy blockbusters in 1994, and a well regarded SNL stint, would fail to connect with the show's modern lineup. Thankfully, Carrey proved me wrong, blending nicely with Fred Armisen's eccentric subtlety and showing us how much fun a (then) fresh-faced Taran Killam could be to watch. Carrey's performance was a testament to the fact that while SNL may evolve, with increasingly eye-popping production value and an emerging struggle to make its live multicam elements work, some things will always just [...]

Rob Riggle Is Playing Two Major Roles as a Set of Twins in 'Dumb and Dumber To'

The upcoming Dumb & Dumber sequel, called Dumb and Dumber To, just added another cast member. Comedian Rob Riggle is joining returning stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, returning directors The Farrelly Brothers, and new cast member Kathleen Turner in the film, THR reports. Riggle scored one of the last major parts in Dumb and Dumber To, playing a set of twins: a repairman named Travis and his crazy brother, Captain Lippencott. The sequel's plot involves Harry and Lloyd taking a road trip to donate a kidney to Harry's long-lost daughter. The movie is shooting in Atlanta right now and is expected to be released sometime next year.

Jeff Daniels Explains What the Dumb 'Dumb and Dumber' Hold Up Is All About

Welcome to the seemingly bi-weekly column: "Hey Jeff Daniels, What's Up with the Dumb and Dumber Sequel?" In this installment Jeff Daniels expounds upon what Jim Carrey's problem was and what the hold up is:

 “I understood why, because this has been a year and a half of a whole bunch of are we, aren’t we, what’s going on, yeah the script’s funny, no it’s not, now we have to have notes. So I think Jim just got frustrated and I completely got it. I was frustrated too. We thought it was in pretty good shape. The studio and others wanted some more work done. The Farrellys wanted [...]

Dumb And Dumber…est Is On The Way From The Farrelly Brothers

Just when I thought they couldn't possibly be any dumber, they go and do something like this… and totally redeem themselves! After they wrap up The Three Stooges, the Farrelly brothers are apparently going ahead with the Dumb And Dumber sequel they've been dreaming about since 1994, complete with original morons Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Seeing as how Jim Carrey has talked about the sequel before to the press, and Jeff Daniels…is around, the odds of this actually getting made are pretty good. In the meantime, I will throw down for the series' prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. It wasn't all that bad! [...]

Breaking News on CNN: Jeff Daniels Has Diarrhea

Here's something you generally don't expect to see on CNN following a piece about protests in Britain and the battle over taxes in Congress: the diarrhea scene from Dumb and Dumber. But hey, I guess these are the sorts of things the 24-hour news networks need to resort to in order to entice viewers in this internet age. Or maybe it was just some incomprehensible fuckup. Either way!

The 'Dumb and Dumber To' Trailer Is Finally Here

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels visited The Tonight Show last night to finally premiere the trailer of Dumb and Dumber To, which you can watch in full above. Click through to watch the duo talk with Fallon at the desk and perform in the very latest edition of "Real People, Fake Arms" in the form of a Canadian soap opera.

Studio Dumps 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

The Dumb and Dumber sequel has run into another hurdle. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has dropped the project, which was set to see original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and original writing/directing duo the Farrelly brothers returning. The sequel, entitled Dumb and Dumber To, has been in the works for over two years with Jim Carrey leaving the project last year over frustrations with the studio and coming right back, only to hit more studio problems this week.  The sequel picks up 20 years after the original film when Harry and Lloyd find out that one of them may have fathered a child [...]

On 'Dumb & Dumber 2', Jeff Daniels Says: "IT'S HAPPENING!"

Seriously, stop toying with us! Dear Mr. and Mr. Warner, throw us a bone and we will put said bone in the mouth of a van that looks like a dog. Anyway, you heard Jimmy, #DumbAndDumberRises, let's start tweeting, nerds. Later in the show, Jimmy and Jeff had a dramatic turning contest, as you can see below, maybe we should just have Jeff Daniels turn to the camera and do a monologue about why we need a Dumb & Dumber sequel.

Greg Mottola to Direct Aaron Sorkin's New HBO Pilot

Here's an interesting combo: Greg Mottola, director of Superbad, Adventureland and Paul, has signed on to direct the new HBO pilot from Aaron Sorkin. The pilot, which is a drama, is going to focus on Will McCallister, played by Jeff Daniels, and will go "behind-the-scenes of his own cable news show as well as his female executive producer and staff." Practice those walk-and-talk steadicam shots, Greg!