Jim Carrey ‘Cannot Support’ the Violence of ‘Kick-Ass 2’

carreyThis past weekend, Jim Carrey announced that he cannot “support” Kick-Ass 2, the comic book movie in which he plays a major role as Col. Stars and Stripes, because of the level of violence in the flick. (See the NSFW R-rated red-band trailer here.)

This change of heart came about following the Sandy Hook massacre, according to Carrey, who Tweeted:

I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.

I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.

Now, Carrey is totally within his rights to change his mind about how he feels about a job, and his position as a Hollywood gun-control advocate is fairly well-known.

However, I hope he realizes that Kick-Ass 2 is a work of fiction that has nothing whatsoever to do with the real world. I also wonder if he’s putting his money where his newfound enlightenment is and donating his entire salary from the project he “cannot support” to a Sandy Hook victims fund or anti-gun violence group?

I would respect that a heckuva lot more than his refusal to promote the film.

Teaser for Missing Episode Set for ‘Zygons’ DVD?

"Terror of the Zygons"

“Terror of the Zygons”

This week kicks off with a colorful new rumor about the reputedly recovered missing DOCTOR WHO stories: Footage from “The Enemy of the World,” a lost Patrick Troughton Second Doctor episode, will be included on the September DVD release of “The Terror of the Zygons” as a way to announce/ promote the return of the 90 presumed-destroyed episodes.

If true — and we know how big an if that is — this would be very exciting and sure to boost sales of the Zygons disc far beyond what is already expected to be a popular release. But how credible is this particular rumor? Of all the rumors swirling around this issue (and they are all unsubstantiated), this is not very believable to me. The DOCTOR WHO DVD packages are very impressive, packed with content that clearly takes months to put together, so I have a problem believing that something so significant as a teaser for a returned story could be kept a complete secret during that process. I would like it to be true, but it seems like a reach.

Continue reading