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Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 12:21 PM

The original “Dumb and Dumber” was a unique comedy adventure. It came out back when Jim Carrey had one of his greatest runs. In 1994, he was in “Ace Ventura,” “The Mask” and the original “Dumb and Dumber.” The first two got sequels, and he later was in “Liar Liar,” another gem of his. I’d easily call it his heyday; the best of Carrey was in that stretch.

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Jennifer Aniston fans who were shocked to see her good-girl image fritter away, quite hilariously, as the sex-addict dentist in “Horrible Bosses” and then take it another step further as a stripper in “We’re the Millers” should watch out! She’s gone...

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Before reaching TV and film stardom, Steve Carell spent a lot of time moving around. He was born in a town west of Boston (Concord), grew up in a different town west of Boston (Acton), moved to Chicago to get his comedy training (The Second City),...

Posted Nov 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”) doesn’t just portray Stephen Hawking in the biopic “The Theory of Everything,” he fiercely becomes the legendary British physicist. It’s pure bravura. Redmayne goes deep behind those black-framed glasses and...

Posted Nov 14, 2014 at 1:01 AM

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Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Ardent readers of stories about actors have no doubt come across the difficulties of conducting interviews with Tommy Lee Jones, an excellent performer, likely best known by contemporary audiences for his role as the gruff government agent in the...

Posted Nov 7, 2014 at 1:01 AM

After spending a bladder-busting three hours enduring Christopher Nolan’s uber-hyped “Interstellar,” my end reaction wasn’t jaw-dropping awe. It was more a feeling of relief. Relief that I somehow survived such a loud, overwrought, pretentious,...

Posted Nov 7, 2014 at 1:01 AM

People who haven’t seen “Interstellar” and are only familiar with its (three radically different) trailers are already comparing it to “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Gravity” and Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film “Inception.” OK, maybe there’s some “2001”...

Posted Nov 7, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Best. Stan. Lee. Cameo. Ever.

Updated Nov 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Oscar voters have long had a love affair with actors who play characters that are emotionally or physically challenged. Nominations went to Sean Penn for “I Am Sam” and Tom Cruise for “Born on the Fourth of July.” Gold statues went to Daniel...

Posted Oct 31, 2014 at 1:01 AM

In taking the lead role of Lou Bloom in this creepy psychological horror film, Jake Gyllenhaal dropped about 30 pounds. Besides looking kinda scrawny, his face hollowed out and his big eyes look even bigger. This is all a good thing when you’re...

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