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Jim Carrey: From Grinch to Scrooge

Jim Carrey

In the past, has put his own one-of-a-kind spin to many memorable movie characters. No one could have been a more villainous (but lovable) Grinch, a sillier Riddler, a more zany Andy Kaufman (erm…except maybe Andy Kaufman). But has he got what it takes to tackle one of the most recognizable - and re-done - characters of all time?

“Everybody can relate to the idea of somebody who doesn’t feel loved, and therefore doesn‘t return love,” Jim Carrey said of Ebenezer Scrooge, the classic hero from Dickens’ . Disney is re-imagining the tale, with Robert Zemeckis at the helm of the project.

“I’m always excited about a new way to tell a story,” Carrey spoke enthusiastically about the project, which is scheduled to open in theaters November 6. This will not be the first time Carrey has taken on the role of a classic Christmas character, but it is a much weightier role than his usual comedy fare offers.

“I think that the moral of the tale is to love. To love the world, the best you can.”

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Getting Into Character: Jim Carrey as Scrooge

Jim Carrey as Scrooge

It was only a matter of time before someone redid the classic tale of Scrooge…and who better to take on another persona than ?

Later this fall, Disney’s version of A Christmas Carol will come to you in 3-D. The film written and directed by (Beowulf) was shot entirely with performance capture technology.

Carrey, who plays the central character of Ebenezer Scrooge, also stars as the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. Meanwhile, (The Dark Knight) will pull triple-duty as Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and Tiny Tim.

A Christmas Carol opens November 6, 2009.

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A Christmas Carol Medley: The Many Ways You Can Enjoy Dickens

It’s that time of year when it’s unsafe to enter a department store, when televised specials are vying to offer you the biggest stars and most touching moments. When ancient movies get dredged up for our entertainment. There is one holiday-themed tale which is so predominant, no winter season would be complete without it. This only begs one question: which version will you watch?

A Christmas Carol is one of the most re-made movies in cinematic history - even Disney is in on the action. But the story itself is even older than Hollywood. A Christmas Carol was originally written by Charles Dickens, and first hit the scene way back in 1843. More than one hundred years later, it’s still one of the most widely-recognized holiday stories in history.

And if you want to enjoy this time-honored tale of redemption, you’ll have more than your fair share of opportunity. How many ways can you enjoy Dickens this year?

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Gear Live Gets Scrooged

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Internet,

Andru Scrooged Sparky Elved

Obviously, we can never get enough of DIY photo applications and this seasonal one is no exception. ElfYourself was available last year from OfficeMax and now ScroogeYourself has been added. Do yourself, your family, your friends, your co-workers, or anyone else you think needs memorializing. It’s fairly simple. You just use a head shot, make a couple of adjustments, and the site will do the work and save it for you. What do you think about the pair of these guys? We call it some serious attitude!


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