It’s 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels goofed around in Dumb And Dumber - so what have their slacker characters been up to? Well, naturally, not a lot. Lloyd (Carrey) has managed to combine both laziness and pranking by faking being catatonic in a hospital. In the first of many scatological jokes, Harry (Daniels) has been coming to see him and patiently wiping his bottom, among other undignified things. How hilarious, then, for Lloyd to reveal that this has been one almighty wind-up and that he’s been pretending all along.
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15 December 2014, 9:30am
When jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (aka Bird) fluffed up his solo, his teacher flung a cymbal at his head to serve him right. Humiliated, Parker went away and 'Woodstocked' (musical jargon for 'practiced like crazy') only to come back and deliver the best sax solo of his life. True story. This is the inspiration behind Whiplash, a tale of how the literal blood, sweat and tears create all that jazz.
14 December 2014, 9:32pm
This week not only sees the release of long-awaited sequel Dumb And Dumber To, but it also marks the 20th anniversary of the original film, Dumb And Dumber. That’s a whole lot of dumb to celebrate. Well what better way to do that than to look at the dumbest moments from the dumbest characters from Dumb And Dumber.
11 December 2014, 12:09am
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the release of The Godfather: Part II. In that 40 years, we have seen every film format tried and tested in search of the winning formula for follow-ups: do more of the same! Have bigger explosions! Make it darker! Set it in space! Hire The Rock! But none of them have been able to match The Godfather: Part II for sheer quality.
10 December 2014, 9:44pm
The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies is the final whisk to Middle Earth to what director Peter Jackson claims is 'the most powerful and emotional’ of this epic trilogy.
8 December 2014, 11:31am
What better way to deflate the muscles of the manliest movie stars in cinema than to point and laugh at their silliest, most embarrassing moments? Suddenly they all seem a whole lot less intimidating...
4 December 2014, 11:25am
Written and directed by first-timer Theodore Melfi, St Vincent is the movie that Bill Murray fans have been waiting for, giving the much-loved comic actor his first live-action lead role since Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers in 2005. With a favourable wind, it's a role that could even land him a Best Actor nomination come Oscar time.
1 December 2014, 1:00am
"I don't know what to say, except it's Christmas and we're all in misery". Forget festive miracles, forget proving Santa's existence, forget lost elves, ice queens and dancing snowmen - the winter holidays are about family arguments, obscene decorations, dinner catastrophes and stressful shopping. Merry Christmas, everyone!
1 December 2014, 12:28am
It’s been 30 years since the release Beverly Hills Cop, which means it’s been 30 years since we were first introduced to Eddie Murphy’s hyuck-hyucking detective, 30 years since we first heard the world’s synthiest theme tune, and 30 years since we first marvelled at the sight of a banana getting rammed into a car’s exhaust pipe. To celebrate, here are some things you may not know about the film series depending on whether or not you read IMDB’s trivia pages
27 November 2014, 9:41pm
Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bike around the hall? Do you want to build a snowman? Wait, did we already ask you that? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are probably one of the gazillion people all around the world that have fallen in love with Disney's Frozen and simply won't let it go.