A new documentary titled De Palma is seeing release this week from directors Jake Paltrow (The Good Night, Boardwalk Empire) and Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg). The film is a chronicle of the life and work of acclaimed director Brian De Palma, whose major body of work has spanned from the 1970s to the present with films like Carrie (1976), a Stephen King novel, Scarface (1983) with Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scent of a Woman) and Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns), and The Untouchables (1987) with Kevin Costner (Waterworld, Dances with Wolves), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas, Casino), and Sean Connery (Diamonds are Forever, The Hunt for Red October). Despite all of the acclaim and success earned by these films, De Palma is one of the many artists who has never been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Untouchables saw Sean Connery win his first Oscar in 1988, Continue reading →
The long-awaited sequel to 1994’s classic hit comedy Dumb & Dumber is finally coming to theaters this month, and just in time for the original’s 20th Anniversary celebration! Dumb & Dumber To will reunite comedic geniuses Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on another wacky adventure as Lloyd and Harry, along with new castmembers Laurie Holden (The X-Files, The Walking Dead) and Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone, The Virgin Suicides). The film is directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal). You can see the trailer again here on MADE.
Paramount has finally reunited with the Farrelly Brothers for work on the long awaited sequel to the original comedy hit that helped make Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels movie stars. Dumb and Dumber To is again being produced, written, and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly and is even adding some new big names to the cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kathleen Turner, and Laurie Holden. The studio has given the movie a November 14 release date for next year, coinciding with their move to release Anchorman 2 on December 20th. Both movies have been awaiting sequels for at least a decade, and the plan to release them during the holiday season seems an interesting play for holiday box office hauls, but maybe it will play out for the better. Fans have have waited a long time, after all, to see Burgandy’s news team tackle more stories, and Harry and Lloyd haven’t been on the big screen together in almost 20 years, so audiences may just take a two-hour break from their holiday chaos to catch up with their favorite comedy clowns. We’ll see how Anchorman 2 does about a month from now, but the Farrellys will have to wait a whole year before they find out if audiences love Harry and Lloyd as much as they did in 1994!