Carrey's shocked expression at learning the news forms the cover for his new, semi-autobiographical novel
Jim Carrey has turned serious in his online cartooning since the outbreak of social unrest following George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police. One day after posting a tribute portrait to Floyd, the actor on Saturday released a cartoon caustically criticizing the police in Buffalo, New York, who were seen in a widely shared video shoving a 75-year-old protester who fell to the ground and was bleeding from the head.“Before the protest, Buffalo police received a tip that AARP agitators were being bussed in from Cheektowaga,” the caption on Carrey’s cartoon reads. “I’ve got his teeth but watch out… he can still gum ya!” one nightstick-wielding cop declares, holding a set of false choppers overhead as an old man lies on the sidewalk, blood pooling from his head.Another heavily armed cop adds, “Greatest generation, my ass!”Also Read: Here's Donny! Jim Carrey Conjures 'The Shining' to Taunt Trump and Boris JohnsonOn Saturday, Buffalo police officers Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe were charged with felony assault in connection with the injury to 75-year-old local activist Martin Gugino outside Buffalo City Hall on Thursday night. The two officers, who were also suspended without pay, pleaded not guilty to the charges.The Buffalo Police Department initially said Gugino “tripped and fell,” but video showed the two officers appeared to push Gugino until he staggered and fell hard on the sidewalk as blood accumulated around his head. Gugino was hospitalized and remained in stable condition on Saturday, an Erie County Medical Center spokesperson told the Buffalo News.pic.twitter.com/yZKrOPvVrn— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 7, 2020Read original story Jim Carrey Gives Buffalo Cops a Cartoon Beating After Injury of 75-Year-Old Protester At TheWrap
If you’ve been busy quarancleaning this past month, you’ll recognize the household cleaner that a thirsty Donald Trump is busy chugging in Jim Carrey’s latest political cartoon.“Trump’s next medical breakthrough: ‘Want COVID out? SHOUT IT OUT!'” Carrey captioned his drawing, referencing the slogan of the stain-removing cleaner Shout.The satirical illustration takes a jab at Trump’s suggestion last week at a White House coronavirus press briefing that disinfectants and UV light could be used to kill the coronavirus through an injection. He made the comments after hearing a presentation from a Department of Homeland Security official who spoke about the effects sunlight and household disinfectants like bleach and isopropyl alcohol have on the virus in saliva found on surfaces and in the air.Also Read: Trump Wonders If Injecting Disinfectant - or Light - Into Human Bodies Could Kill Coronavirus (Video)“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute, and is there a way we can do something like that? Like injection inside or almost a cleaning because, you see, it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number in the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that,” Trump said.Top medical officials on the White House Coronavirus Task Force disputed that disinfectants and light can be used as a treatment for the coronavirus. But later, after being thoroughly reamed for the dangerous suggestion, Trump attempted to backpedal by saying he was being sarcastic.Still, in Carrey’s cartoon world, an illustrated Trump can be seen pouring the cleaner right down his throat as unseen onlookers shout “Chug! Chug! Chug!”Trump’s next medical breakthrough: “Want COVID out? SHOUT IT OUT!” pic.twitter.com/GQPpl5qpmS— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 29, 2020Read original story Jim Carrey Gives Shout-Out to Trump’s ‘Next Medical Breakthrough’ in New Cartoon At TheWrap
Jeff Fowler says he's hopeful for a 'Sonic the Hedgehog' sequel, but 'nothing official' has been announced as yet.
Who knew? The Weeknd and Jim Carrey are besties. While the “Starboy” singer didn’t use that exact term, he did talk about their surprising friendship in a new interview.
In his version of “Jaws,” where the threat isn’t a shark but rather the coronavirus and the deadly illness it causes, Jim Carrey has already figured out who’d make the perfect Mayor Larry Vaughn.In Carrey’s latest political cartoon, shared on Thursday, President Donald Trump is depicted wearing the seersucker suit of the “Jaws” mayor and asking two beachgoers, “Why aren’t you going in the water?!” as a bloody limb can be seen on the sandy shore.“Trump is willing to risk countless lives to save his economic record,” Carrey wrote. “He has fully become the mayor from Jaws.”Trump is willing to risk countless lives to save his economic record. He has fully become the mayor from Jaws. pic.twitter.com/ZggJClEaXG— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 27, 2020In the film, Mayor Larry Vaughn of Amity Island (played by Murray Hamilton) refuses to comply with local officials, who request that he close the beaches after a young woman is killed by a shark. Instead, the mayor says he wants to keep the beaches open — especially on the Fourth of July — for the sake of the economy.Also Read: Jim Carrey Resumes Anti-Trump Cartoons, With POTUS Asleep During Coronavirus Pandemic“We will be open for business. It’s going to be one of the best summers we’ve had,” the mayor says in the film.Trump, meanwhile, has said that he wants to reopen America’s businesses by Easter despite cautioning from health care officials that social distancing and self-quarantining protocols should still be in place to help stop the spread of the virus.Read original story Jim Carrey’s Latest Cartoon Takes a ‘Jaws’-Size Bite Out of Trump’s Coronavirus Response At TheWrap
'Sonic the Hedgehog' stars Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz and James Marsden talk about what they learned from backlash over character's initial design.
The actor's rep says Carrey's response wasn't "a reference to the journalist herself."
Count me as one of the chorus of people who, when the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie was announced, rolled my eyes and exclaimed, “No one asked for this!”And yet, here I sit completely eating my words, because that movie with the weird VFX re-do that inspired some rather harsh memes turns out to be a complete delight, offering some really great family-friendly fun.Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) lands on Earth as a child after escaping his home planet, where he was chased by evil creatures who wanted to use his abilities for themselves. Using one of the golden rings given to him by his pseudo-mother, Long Claw, he lands in Green Hills, Montana. There he grows up, enjoying the simple things — reading his favorite comic books (“The Flash”), playing ping-pong with himself, listening to music, and observing the townspeople, while staying completely hidden. His favorite people to watch are the “Donut Lord” aka town sheriff Tom (James Marsden) and his wife, the “Pretzel Lady,” local vet, Maddie (Tika Sumpter).Watch Video: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Gets a Digital Makeover in New TrailerTom spends most of his days sitting at a speed trap, waiting for anything, anything at all, to happen. And when he gets home, something does: He’s been offered a chance to join San Francisco’s police department, where he feels he might actually get to save a life or do something more than just escort a family of ducks across the street. That same evening, Sonic — having just watched a Little League game he yearned to be part of — literally tries to outrun his loneliness and creates a power outage so massive that the U.S. government becomes suspicious.They hire Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), the smartest man in the world, who has an army of technologically advanced gizmos he created himself. Soon, Robotnik discovers Sonic’s abilities, and Tom and Sonic head out on a road trip both to escape Robotnik and to find Sonic’s rings, so he can be safe once more by leaving the planet he has fallen in love with.When that infamous first “Sonic the Hedgehog” trailer dropped, the VFX was definitely questionable, but there’s not a trace of that earlier awkward look in the final product. The effects, while maintaining fidelity to the popular video game, turned out stellar. Sonic and his homeworld were exactly as I would have pictured them back when I couldn’t put my Sega controller down.Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Should Speed to Weekend Box Office Win - But Will It Launch a Franchise?Making his feature film debut, director Jeff Fowler stays true to what fans presumably want to see in a Sonic film. The worlds were believable, and Fowler seems really in-tune to what families would enjoy in a film about an insanely fast, laid-back alien creature. Wisely, he just makes it fun.The script itself is very light-hearted, even with undercurrents about being an outsider and the loneliness that comes with it. Co-writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller (Blumhouse’s YouTube series “12 Deadly Days”) never let the heaviness dwell too long. Kids who might be venturing to a new school or a new city will definitely identify with that aspect, and I appreciated that not once in the film is Sonic asked to change who he is; in fact, it’s by being himself that he finally finds the community he’s longed for.Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Expected to Spin Dash to $45 Million Opening at Box OfficeThe entire cast knows what film they’re in, providing the perfect blend of energy and charm needed to sell this wacky story about a little blue alien hedgehog. But I couldn’t contain my glee at watching Jim Carrey operate in peak early-’90s form. Robotnik is definitely a villain, but you can spot elements of “Ace Ventura” and “The Mask” whipped into this tech-savvy, egotistical, psychopath. There’s a dance sequence to “Where Evil Grows” that shows off Carrey’s genius.(Props to cartoon vet Ben Schwartz for voicing a sweetness into a character that could have easily gotten lost in the oddities that surround it, all the while matching Carrey’s energy and comedic timing beat for beat.)“Sonic the Hedgehog” might not become a kid-movie classic, but it makes for a great little getaway to enjoy with the whole family. That, in itself, earns a golden ring.Read original story ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Film Review: Video Game Adaptation Surprises With Charm and Delight At TheWrap
"I've decided 'You understand my message, I don't need to be steeped in it anymore,'" the actor tells Yahoo.
Jim Carrey says his days of making politically-motivated pictures of President Donald Trump are over.“To me, that was like a time, and it’s been a time, where I just wanted to be the lighthouse that was saying, ‘Hey, stay off the rocks, you’re headed for the rocks,'” Carrey told Yahoo Entertainment while doing press for his new film “Sonic the Hedgehog.”“We’re still headed for the rocks, but I’ve decided, ‘You understand my message, I don’t need to be steeped in it anymore.’ I think after a while … you get stuck in that kind of stuff.”Also Read: Jim Carrey's Latest Post-Impeachment Trump Artwork Has a StenchOver the past year, Carrey would post politically-motivated artwork, which was frequently very critical of Trump. The last Trump-painting he posted was on Dec. 22.“What I want to tell people is, ‘It’s never been a matter of hating anyone,'” Carrey said. “I can sit down with anybody in this country and break bread. I love people. To me, I think we got tricked by politicians and by weird corporate concerns to believe that disagreement is hatred. And I will never go for that.”Instead of painting political imagery, the “Kidding” star says he feels inspired to paint mangos at the moment.Also Read: Jim Carrey Takes Aim at John Bolton 'Cowardice' in Latest Political Artwork“Kind of obsessed with mangos right now,” he said. “Because they’re like the fruit of the gods, and they represent abundance and sweetness and the gifts of the universe. So that’s where I’m at.”See some of Carrey’s last Trumpian works below. For a more extensive list of Carrey’s political artwork, click here.pic.twitter.com/MqYPMyOyHX— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 22, 2019That night, Donald had a very strange dream. pic.twitter.com/Ki4GCifjON— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2019Like Captain Ahab, obsessed by a white whale of earthly dominance, Trump beckons all those who enable his madness to their doom. Will we awaken to the truth or ignore our own senses and blindly follow a maniac into the abyss? Me? “They call me Ishmael!” pic.twitter.com/KCllWbh4YY— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 4, 2019Read original story Jim Carrey Says He’s Done With Anti-Trump Art: ‘It’s Never Been a Matter of Hating Anyone’ At TheWrap
If you’re familiar with Jim Carrey’s Twitter page, then you know the comedian and artist isn’t one to stay silent on the ongoing saga of Donald Trump’s presidency. In the latest addition to his growing oeuvre of satirical political art, Carrey takes aim at a post-impeachment Trump, face deep into the bowl of a poop-stained toilet with a scrubbing brush.“And what’s wrong with toilets these days? Ya have to flush ‘em 15 times and no matter how hard you scrub them…the poop sticks! Out damn spot! Out, I say!,” the toilet bowl rim reads.pic.twitter.com/MqYPMyOyHX— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 22, 2019As can be seen above, the poop stains represent each of Trump’s alleged crimes or offenses, including abuse of power, tax fraud, lies (and more lies), and witness tampering and bullying. Carrey also included a few other jabs at Trump for “not being a self-made man” and for being an “unchristian hypocrite,” “lousy in bed,” and “90% illiterate.”Also Read: President Trump Impeached by US House of RepresentativesLast week, on the day Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Carrey had posted another piece of art featuring Trump as a Frankenstein’s creature-esque monster strangling his supposed creator, Vladimir Putin. The Trump monster also came wearing the president’s signature red tie with a “Made in China” label sewn on the back.“That night, Donald had a very strange dream,” Carrey tweeted.That night, Donald had a very strange dream. pic.twitter.com/Ki4GCifjON— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2019Read original story Jim Carrey’s Latest Post-Impeachment Trump Artwork Has a Stench At TheWrap
Former national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton isn’t scheduled to testify during House hearings around the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump — and Jim Carrey thinks that is “just another profile in cowardice.”The outspoken actor on Tuesday again used his doodling skills to take on a former member of Trump’s administration. This time, he wrote “BOLTON” down the side along with, “…the tough get going and the weak get silent!”Just another profile in cowardice. pic.twitter.com/iIumZGlRHo– Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 20, 2019Also Read: Jim Carrey Busts Donald Trump With NSFW Cartoon About House Impeachment Inquiry VoteBolton isn’t exactly being silent about everything, of course. He stepped down from his position in the administration in September and by early November, the Associated Press was reporting he had signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster worth approximately $2 million.The title, subject and release date of the book are not known and no other details have been made public. With the deal, Bolton will become the third person to parlay a Trump administration job into a lucrative book contract.Other former ambassadors, however, are testifying this month. Wednesday was the fourth day of hearings in Trump’s impeachment inquiry and, in fact, Bolton’s name was mentioned by Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland Wednesday as someone who “knew what we were doing and why” when it came to Trump’s dealings in Ukraine.Read original story Jim Carrey Takes Aim at John Bolton ‘Cowardice’ in Latest Political Artwork At TheWrap
Jim Carrey’s latest political cartoon leaves little to the imagination.Titled “Welcome to Nancy’s Wheelhouse,” the NSFW illustration features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi banging a gavel down on President Donald Trump’s exposed genitals. The President is shown reeling back in pain.Though the comedian has created numerous Trump-related satirical cartoons before, this is one of Carrey’s most graphic to date. He also opted not to share the image directly on his Twitter account, as he has done in the past, and instead directed interested viewers to a separate website with the disclaimer “intended for mature audiences.”This is a cartoon I call “Welcome to Nancy’s Wheelhouse”. It’s intended for mature audiences. https://t.co/BqDv8prvm8— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 1, 2019The illustration, published on Friday, comes a day after the House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry proceedings. The inquiry is now moving into its next public-facing side, and the House Intelligence Committee will begin leading public hearings.Also Read: Impeachment Update: House Approves Resolution to Formalize InquiryAs for Carrey, 2020 will also be an eventful year aside from the presidential election. On May 5, 2020, the comedian will be releasing a novel titled “Memoirs and Misinformation.” The book is described as a “fearless and semi-autobiographical deconstruction of persona” and will discuss Carrey’s experiences with “acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, loneliness, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, growing up in Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world.”You can see Carrey’s NSFW illustration here.Read original story Jim Carrey Busts Donald Trump With NSFW Cartoon About House Impeachment Inquiry Vote At TheWrap
Jim Carrey’s ready for the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.Sharing another one of his political satires on Twitter, the “Kidding” actor turned to the “Die Hard” franchise for inspiration, depicting a Hans Gruber-esque Trump, holding a gun, falling into a blue abyss — an image taken straight out of the 1998 film. Carrey also accompanied his illustration with Bruce Willis’s catchphrase from the series, writing “Yippie-ki-yay MF!” in the post.Yippie-ki-yay MF! pic.twitter.com/RsGDodXGu3— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 26, 2019The illustration comes two days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives would begin a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. The announcement coincided with mounting concern from lawmakers over a whistleblower complaint against the president that claimed he sought to use foreign power from Ukraine for his own political gain during a phone call. A memo based on the call in question, released by the White House, shows that Trump asked the Ukraine president to “do us a favor” and investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.Trump has been a common subject in Carrey’s oeuvre; earlier this month, the comedian has depicted the president as Ronald McDonald and satirized Trump’s affinity for Sharpies, hyperbole, and his 2016 defense of the size of his penis after Trump displayed a doctored hurricane map that he had Sharpied over to make it appear as if Hurricane Dorian would be affecting parts of Alabama, when in fact it would not.Take a look at 41 other examples of Carrey’s political artwork here.Read original story Jim Carrey Compares Trump to Hans Gruber in ‘Die Hard’-Inspired Artwork At TheWrap
Director Joel Schumacher has weighed in on what he sees as the veiled homophobic criticism of his Batman movies.
After the original backlash, Sony have redesigned Sonic - and the producer is confident fans will be back on side