By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, has died at age 87.
In a Huffington Post blog post Tuesday night, Jim Carrey made an effort to clarify his gun-control remarks that have caused such a firestorm on social media recently.
An eBay seller that began auctioning off his autographed picture of Jim Carrey in order to buy a Glock has apparently been ordered to alter or remove his listing from the website.
An eBAY seller will be auctioning off his autographed picture of Jim Carrey in order to buy a Glock to protect his family.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" is living up to its name at the box office.
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is well served by Steve Carell’s idiot bluster, showing that Burt Wonderstone is due for a dose of comeuppance. But the story of the magician in decline flags about two-thirds of the way in, because there’s nothing sympathetic or redeemable about Burt Wonderstone to keep audiences engaged.
Jim Carrey has delivered more than his share of great performances. But this undercover act wasn't one of them.
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" _ The only incredible thing here is the way this comedy makes Steve Carell so thoroughly and irreparably unlikable. In a film about magic tricks, this is the most difficult feat of all. Even when Carell is playing characters who are nerdy ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin") or needy ("Crazy, Stupid, Love") or clueless (TV's "The Office") or just plain odd ("Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"), there's usually an inherent decency that shines through and makes him seem relatable, vulnerable, human. None of those qualities exists within Burt Wonderstone, a selfish and flashy Las Vegas magician who once ruled the Strip alongside his longtime friend and partner, Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), but now finds his act has grown outdated and unpopular. Even within the confines of a comedy sketch, where he probably belongs, Burt would seem one-dimensional and underdeveloped with his hacky jokes and tacky clothes. Stretched out to feature length, the shtick becomes nearly unbearable _ until, of course, the movie doles out its obligatory comeuppance, followed by redemption, and goes all soft and nice. By then it's too little, too late. Jim Carrey gives it his all, as always, as the up-and-coming gonzo street magician who threatens Burt's career, but Olivia Wilde gets little more to do than serve as the supportive "girl" as Burt's assistant. PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language. 101 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.
Alan Arkin is Steve Carell's idol, in reality and in their new movie.
The only incredible thing about "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is that way it makes Steve Carell so thoroughly and irreparably unlikable. In a film about magic tricks, this is the most difficult feat of all.
Comedian Jim Carrey just can't quit the cracks. First he puts down the Second Amendment. Then he disses the church and religion.
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"They symbolize my awkward spiritual struggle." _ Jim Carrey, joking about why he wore enormous prosthetic bare feet and had feathered wings stitched onto his jacket at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing dinner.
The Steve Carell magician comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" will kick off the annual South by Southwest film festival.
Highlights of Hollywood's 2013 schedule (release dates are subject to change):