Posts tagged as the farrelly brothers

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 [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

Lonely (and Raunchy) at the Top: The Eleven R-Rated Comedies That Have Been Top-Five Box Office Grossers

The Hangover, Pt. II has grossed over $254 million since it was released on May 26, making it the third-highest grossing (domestic only) film of the year to date, wedged in-between Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($348 million) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($240 million). (Bridesmaids is #7, with $167 million.) As you can probably guess, the Hangover sequel is a rare R-rated comedy swimming in an unoriginal pool of children’s movies and big-budget action films, making 2011 not unlike pretty much every other year. In fact, over the past three decades plus, only 11 movies that someone under 17 would need a parent or adult [...]

What the Hell Happened to the Farrelly Brothers?

There are a lot of people who wish it were still the 1990s: Chris Klein from American Pie, Ace of Base, Jennifer Aniston, the guy who created the Furby, me. But no one pines for the decade that brought us both Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class more than Bobby and Peter Farrelly.

Their new film, Hall Pass, was heavily promoted and starred A-lister Owen Wilson, plus comedy nerd favorites Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, and Stephen Merchant — but it only made $13.4 million at the box office in its opening weekend, finishing #2 behind Gnomeo and Juliet. That’s not [...]

Kingpin: The Farrelly Brothers' Biggest Flop and Greatest Triumph

There are few locations in the landscape of American sports that evoke as distinct a sense of mediocrity as bowling alleys. As arenas of athletic contest they seem forever doomed to conjure up images of beer-bellied men competing in obscurity inside dingy, decrepit rooms. Bowling alleys have long been the natural environment of lowlifes, misfits, and losers. As such they serve as a perfect setting for the Farrelly brothers — who are always at their best when championing the crude underdogs of life — and in Kingpin the underlying joke running throughout is that anybody with some sense and a few prospects should in no way be investing a [...]

Peter Farrelly Is Writing a Comedy Pilot for CBS, Without Bobby Farrelly

Peter Farrelly is making the leap from movies to TV, and from being half of a dynamic duo to being a dynamic single person. He's writing a comedy pilot for CBS, and he'll also direct it if the script gets picked up. It's about "a group of six parents and step-parents who are tasked with raising two kids." And our national love affair with the concept of "parenting" in entertainment lives on!

The Farrelly Brothers Are Hitting the Small Screen

TV: everyone's doing it! The Farrelly brothers are now developing a comedy for Showtime, about "a guy who is betrayed by his wife after years of marriage and he finds himself at the crossroads of a midlife crisis." Good for the Farrellys for doing it on cable instead of making the most censored, neutered network sitcom ever.

Oh, Jesus: The Cast of Jersey Shore Will Appear in the Three Stooges Movie

So, were you holding out hope that the Farrelly Brothers' upcoming Three Stooges reboot would be good? That they'd respect the source material and create something that we can all enjoy? Well, I've got some bad news for you: it's been announced that none other than the cast of Jersey Shore will be making an appearance in the film. I honestly can't think of any people who could more quickly kill off my interest in a movie just by being involved in it. Unless the stooges start out by playfully bonking Sammi on the head but then start bonking her on the head for real until she dies, [...]

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 [...]

The Three Stooges Bring Their Slapstick Into the 21st Century, For Better or Worse

Remakes and reboots are the acme of corporate entertainment. Perhaps it was always so. Repetition usually makes money, a consumerist morphine drip. But The Three Stooges?

When it was reported that the Farrelly brothers were casting a Stooge remake, I, like countless Stooge fans, took a dim view. How could they possibly improve on the original? Or was this a cynical effort to cash in on Stooge nostalgia? None of it made sense.

For one thing, The Three Stooges are from another world. Their humor sprang from vaudeville, which was dead by the time they were making Columbia shorts. They crashed through the Depression, World War II, Hiroshima and [...]

The Three Stooges Look True To Form In First Official Photo

Behold! The three stooges of The Three Stooges, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Sean Hayes. The Farrelly brothers definitely appear to be showing a deep directorial commitment to the haircuts of the original, that's for sure. Someone's gotta keep the wigmakers of this fine industry in non-allergenic hair-glue! Whether the movie will capture the original's madcap, slapstick, compoundword spirit, though, remains to be seen next April.

Three Stooges Movie to Poke America in the Eyes in April 2012

The Farrelly brothers' Three Stooges movie is set to come out on April 4, 2012. It's gonna hit you upside the head, America! And then you'll hit the person next to you, but she'll be ducking to tie her shoelace, so you'll fall over and hit the person two over from you. And so on.

A First, Cluttered Look of the Farrelly Brothers Stooges in Character

Curious as to what Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso (Moe, Larry and Curly, respectively) will look like in the upcoming Three Stooges movie from the Ferrelly Brothers? Well, someone managed to take a couple of snaps on-set, and while they're not the clearest things in the world, you can sort of see what they'll look like. I call bullshit; the original Stooges were in black and white. Where's the authenticity, Farrellys?