Dumb And Dumber To has skyrocketed to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend (14-16Nov14). The sequel, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as clueless best friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, has earned $38.1 million (GBP23.8 million) to steal the top spot from Big Hero 6, which has scored $36 million (GBP22.5 million) in its second weekend on release.
Coming in at third is Interstellar with $29.2 million (GBP18.25 million), while Beyond the Lights and Gone Girl round out the new top five.
Actor Jim Carrey showed off his artistic skills during a visit to comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' U.S. talk show on Thursday (13Nov14) - he used spray paint to create an abstract portrait of his and Dumb and Dumber To co-star Jeff Daniels' characters Harry and Lloyd on the white floor of DeGeneres' studio.
The 90's are here to stay (even though it's 2014) so we might as well embrace it! If you're struggling with who to be for Halloween this year, might I make a few suggestions based on some of the most popular icons that emerged in the world's favorite decade?
If you're going out in a group:
If you've got even more people, don't forget about Kimi, Susie, or Dil! Hell, you should even have someone dress up as Reptar so you can ride around on their back all night.
If you've got a few more guys than girls in your group, the Recess crew is perfect for you. Or, if you actually have a very even amount. You could go as the gang AND The Ashleys.
Saved By the Bell
Goes as just the guys, go as just the girls, go as Kelly and Zach, or the whole group...you've got a lot of different options when it comes to this Bayside High group.
For extra bonus points on creativity, you can go as Helga and carry around a gum shine to Arnold.
If you've got extra time on your hands, make sure you frost your tips AND figure out how to attach strings to your costumes, so someone can be your puppeteer all night.
If you don't dress up in these white suits, will anyone even know who you are? No, they won't. So don't mess it up!
You could also potentially wear scrubs and spend the whole night singing about them and we're sure everyone would get the gist.
Whoever get's to be Posh has the easiest time since they only have to wear a black dress.
You have a few options of which version of Destiny's Child you'd like to go as.
If you're going out with just your besties:
Princesses - Belle, Pocahontas, and Mulan are all 90's girls.
As Mulan you can go as war-hero-Mulan, deciding-her fate-Mulan, or you could just skip Mulan and go as her match maker.
You can be the inventor's daughter or you can be Beast's love interest here.
There is only one way to dress up as Pocahontas and that's by being a total bad ass.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Either go as Will or Carlton, but just make sure you and your best friend are both doing the Carlton all night long.
If you and your friend are super indifferent and don't really care about the holiday, but have to dress up, these two are pretty ideal choices.
Cher and Dionne are still the coolest best friends to dress as, obviously since Iggy gave them a shout out in "Fancy."
Dumb and Dumber
Being Harry and Lloyd is time friendly since the sequel is coming out this year!
If you're going out with your significant other:
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You will pretty much win any and every costume contest if you're willing to carry a door around with you two all night and show everyone how Jack and Rose both can fit on it.
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If you're just looking for an individual costume idea:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
If you see any Edward Cullen's while you're partying, you do have a right to stake them.Braveheart
If you do dress as William Wallace, you are required to give a very impassioned, drunk speech at whatever party you're at.Jurassic Park
You can either roll out with your crew as John Hammond, with his awesome cane, or you can carry around a spoonful of green Jell-O all night.
Is there anyone you think should have also been on this list? Tweet us your thoughts!
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Can you believe that Will Smith is 46-years-old today? Feels like yesterday he was playing a teenager on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. If you love Will Smith, you've probably been known to quote him relentlessly to your friends. That's okay, because same here. There's a reason that the world loves him, because not only is he handsome, he's hilarious. In comedic film and television, timing is everything. Will Smith has taught the world that he is the king of timing.
For starters, let us look at his physical comedy, where he didn't need any words to make us laugh:
He perfected the art of sassy shade:
He gave us the best way to tell people to beat it:
His dancing is probably some of the best/funniest we've ever seen:
He can even do the Carlton just as well as Carlton can:
This video dropped and we loved the song, but we loved his humor more:
He understood how the hood and aliens really are:
He says what we all wish we could:
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But in a way that really conveys how he feels:
He's also good at pointing out things we might not notice:
He does really good impressions of people:
Movies aren't the only place that he likes to have fun and make everyone laugh:
His rap career might have been laughable in different ways, but this Fresh Prince rap-dance reunion is hysterical:
He's not afraid to kiss his son in public, especially when he knows it will embarass him:
Also we must always remember that he's just as cool as he funny:
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British funnywoman Dawn French has branded the death of her longtime friend and colleague Rik Mayall a "wake-up call" and vowed to "live every minute properly" in the aftermath of the tragedy. The Harry Potter star worked with the comedian/actor on a number of projects over the years after landing her big break alongside Mayall on 1980s TV sketch series The Comic Strip Presents...
French admits she was blindsided by Mayall's sudden death on Monday (09Jun14) at the age of 56, and the tragedy has prompted her to re-evaluate her own life.
She tells the BBC, "I'm very sorry for his family's loss particularly... (It was) utterly shocking and (he was) the same age as me. Thirty million minutes. Just that. Hardly anything... I owe him a massive debt of gratitude. I will miss him enormously...
"We made, what, 45 films together... He's the first of our gang to go really... and recently Roger Lloyd-Pack (actor) died so I'm certainly having a bit of a wake-up call and it just reminds me to live every minute properly and to properly inhabit my life as well as I can."
The spirit of Dumb & Dumber is summed up, appropriately, in the final lines of the film. After inadvertently shooing away a busload of beautiful women seeking their company (and then some), our witless heroes Harry and Lloyd continue on their wayward journey down the Colorado highway, sinking blissfully into the little world that only they will ever occupy. After Jim Carrey bemoans their lonesome fate, Jeff Daniels stoically assures him that the duo's time will come — "We've just got to keep our eyes open." — before the inevitable game of its, no backsies, and double stamps erupts. It's this particularly tender ending that makes us realize that the previous two hours of infantile wisecracks and slapstick of the lowest brow were actually woven together, and made far more enjoyable than they should have been, by a sweet, warm thread of love for these characters and their joint private nirvana. It's the kindness, not the crudeness, that makes Dumb & Dumber such a special success. So we're worried that Dumb and Dumber 2, from the looks of the first trailer for the film, might be approaching its mission from the wrong side.
The trailer works blue with jokes about cat butts, bicycle dry-humping, and the vicious yanking of active catheters... nothing that would have felt too out of place in Dumb & Dumber. But the extended focus on a scene in which Lloyd attempts to swindle an ostensibly senile old women out of her hidden diamonds, amounting in the crassest gag in the preview.
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While crassness isn't a dealbreaker, it should not be the backbone of a Dumb & Dumber movie: innocence should. Harry and Lloyd were likable characters despite all the havoc and harm they caused due to their good nature and innocence. But here, that seems to be shafted in favor of an up of the ante on the crudeness that the Farrelly Brothers are so famous for. Look at lesser Farrelly films, like Shallow Hal and Hall Pass, as compared to Dumb & Dumber or There's Something About Mary — when crudeness takes a backseat to heart, we don't wind up with something memorable or particularly funny. We only hope that Dumb and Dumber To, as it is officially titled, does not make this fatal mistake.
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We've all seen it... two movies leads lean in for a kiss. It's a moment we'd been waiting for since the opening scene. And now that it's here, it's, well, horrible. Sometimes it's intentional, other times it's due to chemistry and occassionally there isn't a clear reason. No matter what the cause, the audience ends up cringing.
We're taking a look at the most memorable kisses in film from the '80s on, including the Best Kisses and the Most Perplexing Kisses. Here, however, are the kisses that made us long for a good old handshake.
Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Garner, Valentine's Day
Director Garry Marshall's schlocky romance had more than its share of awkward couplings, but Kutcher and Garner's characters — best friends that are just coming out of relationships that ended badly — were supposed to be the saving grace as they finally figure out that they should be together. The characters even admit the awkwardness of moving from friendship to something more. The problem is that the chemistry doesn't get any better even when they're supposed to have figured it out. Maybe being friends wasn't so bad after all.
Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortensen, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Maybe it's just that movie audiences aren't ready for Elven love. Tyler's Arwen and Mortensen's Aragorn played out a staid romance across three movies and the smooching didn't connect at any point. It didn't help that director Peter Jackson might have left in a little too much lip smacking on the soundtrack. When the two come together at the end, Mortensen looks more like he's going to headbutt Tyler rather than kiss her. And don't get us started on the creepy expression on Hugo Weaving's face as he watches.
Will Ferrell and Amy Adams, Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby
Yes, it's true that the kissing in a comedy isn't always supposed to make you think of romance — and it's also true that Ferrell's forced lip-lock with Sacha Baron Cohen was more laughable than anything else — but what earns Ferrell and Adams' passionate undertaking a spot on the list is Ricky Bobby's running commentary as it's happening. We're not sure which is worse: Ferrell comparing Adams to Tawny Kitaen in a White Snake video or her doing some of Kitaen's crawling-on-a-car-hood moves. With a bar full of people watching, it quickly becomes the PDA from hell.
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, The Empire Strikes Back
There's an old saying that earning a tie in a competition is like "kissing your sister." Thankfully, most people don't have enough experience in that area to challenge the axiom. But Hamill's Luke Skywalker knows way too much about sister kissing. Before we find out in Return of the Jedi that Luke and Leia are siblings, the princess lays a major smooch on Luke to make Harrison Ford's Han Solo jealous. The characters can be excused for not knowing that they're related — they were seperated at birth — but what's Star Wars mastermind George Lucas' excuse?
Pee-wee Herman and Valeria Golino, Big Top Pee-wee
For starters, watching Paul Reubens' man-child Pee-wee kiss anyone isn't exactly something that audiences normally clamor for. In Big Top, Pee-wee subjects Italian beauty Golino to one of the longest kisses in film history at somewhere around two minutes. The same year that Pee-wee's movie was released, Golino also played Tom Cruise's girlfriend in Rain Man, where she kissed Dustin Hoffman's Raymond. Now there's an epic year of uncomfortable screen kisses.
Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson, Back to the Future
There's nothing wrong with kissing your mother. In fact, we strongly encourage it... she gave you life and she deserves a nice chaste smooch to show your appreciation. That does not extend, however, to going back in time and taking your future mom "parking." While it's good that both characters recognized that there was something amiss with the kiss, it still doesn't stop it from giving us the willies every time that we watch Fox's Marty McFly get accosted by Thompson's overly amorous Lorraine.
Steve Martin and Claire Danes, Shopgirl
Martin's novel, on which the movie is based, was a sweet and whimsical look at a young woman trying to transition into being a fully functional adult in Los Angeles. The movie, though, is frequently off in any number of ways, and nowhere more so than when Martin and Danes play out the May-December romantic scenes. The duo are both fine actors, but they don't look any more comfortable doing the kissing than we are watching it.
Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly, Dumb and Dumber
Poor Lloyd. Carrey's dimwitted schmuck couldn't even fantasize right. Taking the expression about sticking your tongue down someone's throat way too literally, Carrey appears to actually cut off Holly's air supply during the spirited game of tonsil hockey. While the scene might have been all in Lloyd's head, unfortunately for Holly they really had to shoot it. And, to think, Carrey and Holly engaged in an off-screen romance... imagine having to do that scene with someone you didn't like.
Emma Waston and Rupert Grint, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2
Watson and Grint grew up together over the course of filming J.K. Rowlings' Harry Potter books. Since the books came out well before the movies were shot, the young actors playing Potter's pals Ron and Hermione had plenty of time to consider what was eventually coming. Fair warning didn't help any because Watson and Grint's discomfort at having to engage in a snogging session on camera comes across quite clearly. All that's missing is the two of them pulling away from each other and actually saying, "Ewww."
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Depp and Jolie have both done their fair share of onscreen smooching and have shown plenty of chemistry with other costars. The two pretty people are still attractive even in this bad movie, but they couldn't possibly have less onscreen chemistry. In fact, there are times during what is supposed to be sexy encounters in The Tourist where the duo seem to be acting in different films altogether, and seem to have forgotten entirely that they are supposed to be attracted to one another. When Depp comes up behind the lingerie-clad Jolie, grabs her hair and lays a wet one on her, you half expect her to beat the crap out of him.
British actor Warwick Davis has opened up about his heartache following the death of his first son just nine days after birth. The Harry Potter star suffers from a rare form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), where the bones endings fail to form, and his wife Samantha has a more common form called achondroplasia.
The couple's first son, Lloyd, inherited both conditions from his parents and died just nine days after he was delivered.
Davis tells Britain's Weekend magazine, "People who lose a baby never do (get over it). But... we are better people for it. I think you develop a certain empathy when you're been through what we have. It could easily have broken us, but it didn't."
While Samantha hopes doctors learned a lot from Lloyd, adding, "We found out later that Lloyd was the first in the world to survive at all (with both those conditions). The doctors actually learned a lot from Lloyd, hopefully that will help other people."
The pair suffered a stillbirth two years later but later welcomed two children, Annabelle, 17, and Harrison, 11.
Fans of late British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack will be able to hear one of the star's final performances in BBC Radio 4 drama Gloomsbury later this month (Mar14). The Harry Potter star recorded his part in the series, about the celebrated Bloomsbury literary group, before he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer aged 69 in January (14).
It isn't every comedian that can get away with doing an entire interview on The Tonight Show doing an imitation of someone else. Yet, when Kristen Wiig did exactly that — taking a seat next to buddy Jimmy Fallon dressed like One Direction's Harry Styles during his first week as host — it was completely charming. The same goes for when Wiig pops in on her old Saturday Night Live stomping grounds, as when she showed up in a cold open this season reprising her highly inappropriate, small-handed Dooneese character during a parody of NBC's The Sound of Music.
Quite simply, the Bridesmaids star makes every TV show that she comes in contact with better just by her presence, so why should that be limited to just late night? There are plenty of primetime offerings that could use some of Wiig's charm.
Parks and RecreationFellow SNL alum Amy Poehler's show has a strong history of funny guest stars (Louis CK, Parker Posey, Megan Mullally) so the writers would know what to do with Wiig. With Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones having departed, there's also plenty of available screen time. Even if it's just for a single episode, the show could use the boost. We've already met two of Nick Offerman's ex-wives both named Tammy (same as his domineering mother). What could it hurt to have a just as crazy Tammy III?
Downtown AbbeyWiig was just in Will Ferrell's period piece parody miniseries The Spoils of Babylon on IFC, so she should be good with the costumes. Elizabeth McGovern's Cora Crawley is from the States… she has to have a cousin someplace, right? Wiig is just the person to turn up as an ugly American full of dating advice and some "just get over it already" tips for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery).
The Vampire DiariesWe get it… hot vampires. After five seasons of watching pretty people fall in and out of love, biting each other's necks just isn't enough anymore. Let's say that Paul Wesley's Salvatore has an undead aunt that wants to pal around with Nina Dobrev's Elena… or Katherine or Amara or whatever other doppelgangers she has. Wiig seems perfectly capable of turning from funny to scary in a heartbeat… or, you know, whatever vampires have.
Game of ThronesWiig's pal Ferrell had a spoof on his Funny or Die website that turned GoT into a reality show. The producers of HBO's smash probably wouldn't want to go full-on comedy, but we could see Wiig doing a guest turn as a woman that befriends Peter Dinklage's Tyrion, only to be killed in some horribly graphic way just as he's starting to feel a little bit better about life.
The BlacklistNBC has a hit in the freshman James Spader thriller, but the struggling Peacock network can't afford to take any chances. It's always far better to keep the audience entertained while they're still watching a show than to have to lure them back later after they're already watching whatever's on CBS at the time. The show hasn't done much in the way of name guest stars so far, but Isabella Rossellini did make an appearance so it's not like they're completely averse to it. Maybe the next name on Spader's list could be a woman who controls foreign leaders from behind the scenes using her looks and charm… and maybe, just maybe, she has really, really tiny hands.