File this one under:
Brilliant self-promotion most people don’t get
Even seasoned media outlets like the Chicago SunTimes were shaking their heads at Carrey’s online profession of love for actress and comedienne Emma Stone.
You’d think they would understand good ol’ fashioned PR.
Who’s the hottest actress on the planet right now? Emma Stone. So if you’re Jim Carrey and you’re trying to draw attention to your TruLife website, who are you gonna target?
Is the video weird? Sure. Is it funny creepy? Uh, yeah. Is everyone talking about it?
And that’s exactly what Jim Carrey wanted. So, for the SunTimes to say Carrey’s video love note “falls flat”…
…means the jokes on them.
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Meredith Vieira left Today earlier this month to spend more time with her family. (She said she wouldn’t miss that early morning wake-up call, either.)
Kudos to Meredith for knowing that exiting the show was the right thing for her.
I wonder if Matt Lauer needs some time for that same kind of personal reflection?
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I was avoiding the news programs this morning — they were full of Teddy Kennedy’s death, and that made me sad — so I clicked around and stumbled upon “The Truman Show” on TBS. I haven’t seen that movie in years and had forgotten what a wonderful, dimensional performance Jim Carrey gives as the man unwittingly trapped in a TV show.
So, where does “The Truman Show” rank in Carrey’s long list of movie roles? Here’s my take. I’d love to hear yours.
CARREY COMEDY TOP FIVE
1. “Bruce Almighty” — Carrey is the god of comedy.
2. “Fun with Dick and Jane” — A perfect pairing with Tea Leoni
3. “Liar Liar” — The courtroom scenes are classic.
4. “Yes Man” — Carrey’s taped face is worth the whole film.
5. “Dumb and Dumber” — Stupid, but cemented my fanaticism
CARREY DRAMA TOP FIVE
1. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — Proved Carrey could give a controlled, vulnerable performance.
2. “The Majestic” — The critics be damned! I loved his innocence and patriotism.
3. “The Truman Show” — Carrey was simply heartbreaking.
4. “Doing Time on Maple Drive” — You might have missed this one; catch it on cable.
5. “Man on the Moon” — Carrey was Kaufman.
I’ll probably get some crap about “The Majestic,” but I felt that was one of the most underrated — no, make that critically abused — movies ever. In my opinion, it was this generation’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” If you haven’t had the pleasure, add it to your NetFlix queue.