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Jim Carrey’s latest movie given limited release after being panned for its vulgarity; “worst acting of his career”

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TDS makes you ugly both inside and out

This guy has a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Just visit his Twitter account and witness his TDS-inspired “art” for yourself.

Now his latest performance is being resoundingly hammered. Karma can be a you-know-what.

From Daily Mail: He was one of the biggest comic actors of 1990s, landing box office smash after box office smash with the likes of Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Ace Ventura.

But Jim Carrey’s career has been in free fall for the past decade.

Forgettable movie choices, a turbulent personal life and bizarre and ‘difficult’ behavior has seen Carrey turn from a hugely bankable A-lister to an actor whose last few movies have barely made back their budget.

The movie, Dark Crimes, which focuses on a murder investigation into a slain business man which appears to be identical to a murder featured in a mysterious author’s novel, has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 0% – meaning none of their approved critics had given it a good review. The New York Post’s Johnny Oleksinski called it ‘punishing to watch’ adding ‘That this exercise in vulgarity was made at all is shameful.’

AV Club’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote that it had been one of the most disappointing performances of Carrey’s career.  ‘A few words should be said about Carrey’s performance: It may be the worst dramatic acting of his career, a charmless cartoon of self-repression.’

Rex Reed of the New York Observer was left confused. ‘The screenplay teeters between depraved and confusing (‘Truth is what you make it. Reality is perception.’) Say what?’ he wrote.

The New York Times’ Ken Jaworowski branded it a ‘less successful attempt at noir’ while Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times said the movie left a ‘sour taste.’

Not everyone hated the movie however.

Michael Rechtshaffen from the Los Angeles Times praised Carrey’s ‘quietly exacting, uncharacteristic performance, though not qualifying as a saving grace, hints at some promising new career directions in the same manner Robin Williams successfully tapped a darker side with ‘One Hour Photo.”

It has been a tough few years for Carrey, who once mocked Oscar-winner Charlton Heston in a Funny or Die music video, joking that his movies ‘are no longer in demand.’

He was sued last year by the family of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, who claimed he gave her sexually-transmitted diseases and provided the drugs she used when she took her own life in September 2015, aged 30. The wrongful death lawsuit was dismissed earlier this year.

In recent years, he has also become increasingly political through his artwork. Whether that is attacking Republicans in unflattering caricatures or drawing bullet-riddled classrooms after the latest mass shooting.


I would expect the #MeToo movement to be upset with this movie. From Mr. Oleksinski’s NY Post review:

“The days of saying, “Come on, kids. Let’s see the new Jim Carrey movie!” are officially over. The former funnyman’s latest, “Dark Crimes,” begins in a brothel in Poland, where screaming prostitutes are suspended by ropes from the ceiling or led around on leashes and beaten.

That sets the tone for an abysmal film, in which Carrey’s brooding Polish cop tries to solve a murder, the circumstances of which resemble a novel written by a controversial author. It’s a kind of Polish “If I Did It,” punctuated by rapes and other violent acts against women. Carrey’s cop believes the writer is guilty of the crime, and goes rogue to get justice.”

Absolutely disgusting. Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

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Obamas ink producing deal with Netflix

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Another reason I will never subscribe to Netflix.

From Hollywood Reporter: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are officially getting into business with Netflix.

The Obamas have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with the streaming giant, Netflix announced on Monday. The pair will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features under their Higher Ground Productions banner.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama in a statement. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

The former first lady added in her own statement: “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others. Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

The unprecedented deal is Obama’s first big move after exiting the White House in 2017. While previous former presidents have limited their post-White House pacts to book deals, the deal is the latest talent feat for Netflix as the streamer continues to expand its unscripted and informational original programming. Netflix’s recent deal with mega-producer Ryan Murphy is said to be worth as much as $300 million.

The Obamas also have a $65 million deal with Penguin Random House to publish individual books.

Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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Shun this movie: ‘Show Dogs’ grooms kids for pedophiles

Show Dogs is promoted as a “family” buddy-cop movie, which was released in the U.S. last Friday, on May 18.

Directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman, and starring a roster of actors including Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordin Sparks (of American Idol), and Stanley Tucci, the movie is about a Rottweiler police dog, Max, and his human partner who go undercover at a prestigious dog show to stop an animal smuggling activity.

Panned by critics, with an approval rating of just 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, Show Dogs “grooms” (i.e., prepares) children for pedophiles with a plot point where the main character Max must have his genitals nonconsensually fondled, and is taught by the other characters to “relax and enjoy it”.

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Terina Maldonado, a survivor of child abuse, of Macaroni Kid writes:

What could have been solely a fun movie for kids that would get my highest recommendation is damaged by a dark and disturbing message hidden, not so subtly between the fluffy dogs and glamorous parties of the show dog lifestyle. As part of any dog show, contestants are judged on their abilities and physical attributes. One part, in particular, is the inspection of the dog’s private parts. Being that Max is new to competing, he needs to learn the process so his partner, Frank, along with a former show champion work to get him ready for the final round of the competition. Since the inspection of the private parts will happen in the finals, Frank touches Max’s private parts to get him use to it. Of course, Max doesn’t like it and snaps at Frank for him to stop. Max is then told by the former champion, who has been through the process before, that he needs to go to his “zen place” while it happens so he can get through it. More attempts are made by Frank to touch Max’s private parts, but Max is still having trouble letting it happen and keeps snapping at him.

The day of the finals come and if Max doesn’t let his private parts be touched, he may lose the competition and any hope of finding the kidnapped panda. It all rests on his ability to let someone touch his private parts. The judge’s hands slowly reach behind Max and he goes to his “zen place”. He’s flying through the sky, dancing with his partner, there are fireworks and flowers-everything is great-all while someone is touching his private parts.

During the movie, I kept thinking, “This is wrong, it doesn’t need to be in a kids movie. Everything else in the movie is good fun except for this.” Afterward, my husband mentioned that he picked up on this message too, as did my mother who saw the movie with us. My daughter, on the other hand, said her favorite part of the movie was when Max got his privates touched and the funny reaction he had. I decided to use that moment to help reinforce what we have taught our children since they were little, private parts are just that, private. We talked about how I didn’t feel that part needed to be in the movie. We talked about how we never let anyone touch our private parts, what they should do if anyone tries. We reinforced that if anyone tries to touch their private parts or asks them to touch their private parts they should talk to us about that. We talked about different ways children can feel pressured to participate in those types of behaviors. A child predator is usually known to the child, rarely are they a stranger. We talked about bribes or threats, we discussed the fact that that type of behavior is not a game, we reminded them the same rules apply to kids as well as adults. Approximately one-third of offenders are themselves juveniles, with 23% of reported cases of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by individuals under the age of 18 and only 14% of children who suffered sexual abuse were violated by an unknown perpetrator….

With the #MeToo movement and all the talk of sexual predators in Hollywood, I couldn’t help but think this message, that is blatantly in the open for adults to see, but over a child’s understanding, is meant to groom children to be open to having people touch their privates, even though they don’t want it. It gives them the idea of a “zen place” to go to mentally when they are touched. 

Evil is cunning and insidious. What better movie to attract kids for pedophile grooming than a “family” movie about a dog?

See also “Grooming children for pedophiles

H/t FOTM‘s Christy

UPDATE (May 24, 2018)

After mommy blogger Terina Maldonado sounded the alarm, the movie’s production company deleted two offensive scenes from the movie. The sanitized version is the one being shown in theaters, as explained by USA Today in this video:

~Eowyn

Saturday Funny: GQ’s massive photoshop fail

GQ (formerly Gentlemen’s Quarterly) is an international monthly men’s magazine based in New York City. Founded in 1931 as a men’s fashion magazine for the clothing trade, it was rebranded in 1967 into a general men’s magazine, associated with metrosexuality, in competition with Esquire.

A metrosexual is a man who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance, and spends a significant amount of time and money on shopping for those products.

On April 19, 2018, the editors of GQ published an article titled “21 Books You Don’t Have To Read,” deeming The Lord of the Rings and Catch-22 as “overrated” and criticizing the Holy Bible as “repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned”.

This is the cover of GQ’s 2018 Comedy Issue, of three so-called comediennes  Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and the decidedly unfunny and revolting Sarah Silverman with nine hands/arms instead of six, and seven feet instead of six.

How that ridiculous cover could get by GQ’s phalanx of editors and copy-editors boggles the mind.

GQ had to publish a cringe-inducing apology on May 17, 2018, with a gratuitous jab at President Trump who, of course, has NOTHING to do with the magazine’s photoshop fail:

GQ would like to apologize to Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the egregious mistakes made in the process of creating the cover for our 2018 comedy issue, the latest in our pantheon of mostly annual love letters to the funniest humans we know. Our intention was to celebrate the three super-funny superstars, who are all that is smart and perceptive and riotous and necessary in comedy right now. We deeply regret that the results violated GQ‘s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.

In an effort to ensure that an error of this magnitude never happens again, and because this sounds like the right thing to say, GQ will be conducting a thorough internal audit of our cover-development process. To demonstrate our commitment to transparency, we will release the results of the review, quietly, in 17 months, on Medium.

And to you, our respected readers, we know that GQ must work doubly hard to earn back your trust. Until then, we’ll be ignoring our mentions.

Come back to GQ.com next week to read the profiles of our three wildly talented, extremely two-handed cover stars. In the meantime, we’ll be praying that Donald Trump tweets something about Chrissy Teigen in the next hour so everybody forgets all about this.

Given the gratuitous jab at President Trump, it should come as no surprise that GQ is relentlessly left-wing:

If you still believe the pics you see of “celebrities” to be accurate images of what they look like, this GQ photoshop fail should disabuse us of that fantasy.

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~Eowyn

Traitor Hanoi Jane and other elderly actresses star in new movie, “Book Club”

Just what everyone wants to see: A bunch of elderly women getting excited because of the book, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

This new movie opens on May 18 and stars Hanoi Jane, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen. The premise, from Rotten Tomatoes:

“Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.”

Some of the movie reviews.

From Hollywood Reporter: “Instead, sit back and watch four dazzling pros inhabit a sitcommy world like nobody’s business, providing whatever dimension it has and selling lines that have no business being sold.”

From the A.V. Club: “The script is so lazy and outdated in its humor, it condescends to the same audience it purports to empower.”

From the Mercury Entertainment: “Were “Book Club” an actual book, a page turner it would not be. The romantic comedy would be more of a lazy read — its plot developments range from sloppy to almost non-existent — but one with reasonably appealing characters.”

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

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We have a winner!

. . for FOTM’s 175th Caption Contest!

There were 59 submissions! — many of which are very clever and funny!

The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 175th Caption Contest, with two #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling 10 points is . . .

SmKay!

This is the winning caption:

Another thing you wish you didn’t see on Google Maps!

Nana is in 2nd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points. Here is her caption:

And here is a manhole without a cover.

Larry, Slimeballactor, and Smokie are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their respective captions:

Larry: “Well, you see officer, I saw this hole in the assphalt and I…”

Slimeballactor: “Welcome To D.C. Take a right at the Hemorrhoid!!”

Smokie: “He could be a great congressional candidate. He already knows how to assume the position”

Alma, Brian Heinz, Denis Couture and pigpen51 are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

Alma: “Beware, sink hole ahead!”

Brian Heinz: “What’s a guy got to do to get a booty call in the capitol. I thought Congress was in session?”

Denis Couture: “Is this what they call a ‘stink hole’??”

pigpen51: “Gay leapfrog?”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, SmKay!

Here is your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, go here and here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~Éowyn

Jimmy Kimmel concedes defeat: Won’t bash Trump at ABC’s Upfront

Tonight, when Jimmy Kimmel takes to the stage in a room packed with network executives, media, producers and advertisers for ABC’s Upfront at Lincoln Center, he told Deadline Hollywood he won’t do Trump bashing.

Of course, Kimmel won’t admit defeat, but instead justifies himself by calling Trump-bashing too easy (“low-hanging fruit”) and using the excuse that “people have had an ass-ful of Donald Trump”.

In response to Deadline‘s question, “Having missed last year, this will actually be your first upfronts of the Trump Era. Having you been saving up a barrelful of barbs for the President and his ongoing big show?,” Kimmel said:

I don’t know, I don’t know how much focus there will be on that. I think people have had an ass-full of Donald Trump, and I feel like the upfront is a time to look within and make fun of ourselves….

Sometimes there is such low-hanging fruit, you have to choose between 12 jokes on one subject, and picking the right ones is something I obsess over….

Well, I can’t imagine that it will be entirely Trump free, but I’m not planning on that to be my focus. Already I’m seeing a lot of other things to point out, to make fun of.”

“People have had an ass-ful of Donald Trump”?

No, Kimmel. Americans have had an ass-ful of you.

Which is why:

  • The ratings for the 2018 Academy Awards that Kimmel hosted crashed by double digits to a record all-time low.
  • According to TV By the Numbers in April 2018, so far this season Jimmy Kimmel Live has averaged only a measly 2.31 million total viewers. As Breitbart‘s John Nolte points out, in a country of 330 million, that is less than one percent. Statistically speaking, Kimmel’s viewership is a big fat zero.
  • After Kimmel stooped so low as to make fun of First Lady Melania’s Slovenian accent — of her pronunciation of “this or that” as “dees and dat” when she read to children during a White House Easter celebration — an online petition calling for a boycott of Jimmy Kimmel Live quickly exceeded its goal of 50,000 signatures.

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~Eowyn