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Never Before Seen Photos of CANNIBAL CORPSE On Set on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Surface

One of the biggest moments in Cannibal Corpse’s illustrious career was when they showed up in Jim Carrey’s breakthrough hit, Ace Ventura. It was a big moment and the band claim that not a day goes by where a fan tells them they discovered the death metal greats through the wacky comedy. Despite previous reports to the contrary, Jim Carrey was a big fan of the band’s and personally requested that they perform “Hammer Smashed Face” during their big scene in the movie.care

If you’ve never seen the movie, here’s the scene:

Recently, Metal Injection reader, Florida guitarist and metal lifer Mark Douglas reached out to us and told us that he was actually there on set the day of the infamous shoot at the Cameo Theater in Miami, Florida. Douglas ended up being an extra in the movie. Douglas noted he tagged along with Corpse guitarist

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Spike Jonze almost directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls


Or, at the very least, he almost directed a sequel to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

The revelation came from Jim Carrey himself during publicity for his new documentary, Jim Andy: The Great Beyond, which looks at the production behind his Andy Kaufman biopic Man On The Moon. Jonze, who’s a producer on the documentary, had a run-in with Carrey all the way back in the ’90s when he came in to pitch for the sequel for Carrey’s breakout film.

As Carrey tells it, it was merely a case of not recognising Jonze’s talent at the time. Jonze, of course, went on to direct Being John Malkovich, Her, Where The Wild Things Are and the greatest music video of our time – namely, Sabotage by Beastie Boys.

“I was stupid enough to turn him (Jonze) down to

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Jim Carrey Really Regrets Turning Down One Director For Ace Ventura 2

Of course, depending on who you talk to about this revelation made by Jim Carrey to ScreenCrush, that might have been a better prospect than the film that eventually became the Ace Ventura sequel. With comedic wild man Steve Oedekerk taking up the writing and directing duties of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, a sequel more appropriate to what the studio and fans were expecting was delivered. The film was a financial success, albeit a critical whipping boy. But if Spike Jonze had gotten his hands on the film, then we just might have received a movie that may have tanked, but would eventually become a cult classic over time.

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Jim Carrey’s ‘Ace Ventura 2’ Rejected Spike Jonze As A Director

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Imagine a universe where Spike Jonze‘s big screen directorial debut wasn’t the critically adored mindf*cksnuggle Being John Malkovich, but instead the second Ace Ventura adventure. (The one where the pet detective was in a rhino’s butt.) It was nearly a reality in the ’90s, but red carpet muser Jim Carrey wasn’t interested in Jonze at the time. He says he regrets that decision to this day.

Carrey’s been busy making the publicity rounds as his Kaufman documentary Jim Andy: The Great Beyond makes the screening rounds. Jonze, a producer on the film, shared the stage with Carrey at the Toronto International Film Festival. Screen Crush reports that Carrey recalled turning down Jonze as the director of Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

“I’ve been wanting to do something with Spike forever,”

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Jim Carrey Regrets Rejecting Spike Jonze as Director for ‘Ace Ventura 2’

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Some of our greatest directors get their starts in the most unexpected places. For Spike Jonze, it could have been by directing the sequel to Jim Carrey‘s slapstick comedy classic Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, if fate didn’t have its way.

In other words, Jonze could have won his Oscar 19 years earlier than he did when he brought home the trophy in 2013 for Her.

Back when Jonze was a fresh-faced, untested director, he had vied for the director’s chair for Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Unfortunately, he was turned down by Carrey, who has regretted the decision ever since.

Carrey recounted the story at the Toronto International Film Festival [via ScreenCrush] where he was

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Spike Jonze wanted to direct Ace Ventura 2

Imagine a world where Spike Jonze directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. 

It almost happened. Jim Carrey revealed the tantalizing bit of movie history at the QA panel for documentary Jim Andy: The Great Beyond at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jonze produced the film about the making of Carrey’s Andy Kaufman biopic, Man on the Moon.

Early in the proceedings, Carrey explained that the project arose because of his longtime desire to work with Jonze after their paths briefly crossed earlier in their careers.

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According to ScreenCrush, Carrey told the Toronto audience, “I’ve been wanting to do something with Spike forever. I was stupid enough to turn him down to direct Ace 2, ’cause I had no idea who he was. And he came in and pitched all kinds of

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Man arrested in Ventura on suspicion of luring underage girl

A Pomona man was arrested Friday in Ventura on suspicion of felony child luring and related charges.

Randolph Beach Brummett Jr., 32, was taken into custody without incident after an investigation led by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators said that over a three-week period Brummett engaged in an online chat with a person whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. He eventually arranged to meet her in Ventura and pick her up for the purposes of having sex.

Brummett was arrested instead. In addition to child luring, he was booked into Ventura County jail for sending harmful matter to a child.

Brummett has since been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court Sept. 13, according to jail records.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to

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Did a zany, Ace Ventura-style Han Solo result in the firing of the film’s directors?

There has been a lot of finger-pointing in the wake of the firing of Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were last week surprisingly announced to be departing the project despite having been already filming the movie for nearly five months.

A reportedly tyrannical Kathleen Kennedy, head of LucasFilm, was initially pegged as the ‘villain’ in the scenario, until that proved to be false. Blame then gravitated towards Lord and Miller themselves, their relaxed, improvisation-heavy working style clashing badly with the by-the-book attitude of Han Solo screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.

But it now appears that the first person to suggest Lord and Miller were taking the highly-anticipated spin-off in the wrong direction was none other than Alden Ehrenreich, the actor assuming the role made famous by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars movies.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/did-zany-ace-ventura-style-han-solo-result-firing-films-directors/

Real life ‘Ace Ventura’ finds lost pets

When Patti Sheinbaum’s dog Daisy got loose from a pet sitter last November, the Jupiter resident said she was frantic.

For 15 days, the 11-year-old dog was away from home and Sheinbaum spent the entire time searching for her.

She also had help in that search from a real life Ace Ventura named Jamie Katz.

“If it wasn’t for Jamie, I wouldn’t have found her,” Sheinbaum said.

Katz is a private detective who specializes in finding lost pets.

She opened her own agency in September of 2015 and she used to hate it when people called her Ace Ventura.

“That was a joke. That was a movie. And I’m real,” Katz said. “But it came to a point where I said I’m going to embrace it and I’m going to go with it.”

Since she’s opened her agency, Katz has located about 130 missing pets.

For Patti Sheinbaum, Katz employed something she

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25-Year-Old Kansas City Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies in Car Accident – KGO

Yordano Ventura, a former top prospect who played an important role in delivering the Kansas City Royals their first World Series championship in three decades in 2015, died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, according to his team.

Ventura, whose fiery personality on the field matched his high velocity fastball, was only 25-years-old at the time of his death.

“The Kansas City Royals regretfully announce the passing of Yordano Ventura, who perished in a car accident last night in the Dominican Republic,” the Kansas City Royals said in a statement, adding that no further details were available regarding the accident that claimed Ventura’s life.

Dayton Moore, Royals’ Senior VP of Baseball Operations and General Manager, said the club was praying for Ventura’s family.

“Our prayers right now are with Yordano’s family as we mourn this young man’s passing,” Moore said in the team’s statement. “He was so young

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