April 29, 1994: Ace Ventura, With Honors, and Romeo Is Bleeding released in cinemas

“He’s the best there is! (Actually, he’s the only one there is.)”

Ace_Ventura_Pet_Detective-1994Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is an American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac, and co-written by and starring Jim Carrey. The film was released this day in UK cinemas and co-stars Courteney Cox, Tone Lōc, Sean Young and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino. In the film, Carrey plays Ace Ventura, an animal detective who is tasked with finding the Miami Dolphins’ mascot that was abducted.

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Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was a box office success, grossing $107 million worldwide from a $15 million budget. It spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, a direct-to-video spin-off Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective, and an animated series which lasted three seasons. [Wikipedia]

Watch the trailer on the Warner Movies On Demand YouTube Channel.

“If you want a degree go to Harvard. If you want an education go to Simon Wilder.”

With_Honors-1994With Honors is an American comedy-drama film directed by Alek Keshishian and starring Brendan Fraser, Joe Pesci, Patrick Dempsey, and Moira Kelly. Gore Vidal has a small role as a Professor in Harvard University. [Wikipedia]

Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, stuffy student Monty (Fraser) finds himself at the mercy of the demands of homeless man Simon (Pesci) demands when he holds the papers hostage. [IMDB]

Watch the trailer on the Movieclips Trailer Vault YouTube Channel.

“The story of a cop who wanted it bad and got it worse.”

romeo is bleeding - cinema quad movie poster (2).jpgRomeo Is Bleeding is a 1993 neo-noir crime film starring Gary Oldman and Lena Olin, directed by Peter Medak. Its title was taken from a song by Tom Waits. Although the film was critically unsuccessful and a box office bomb, the central performances by Oldman and Olin have been praised. An all star cast includes Annabella SciorraJuliette Lewis, Roy Scheider, Dennis Farina, James Cromwell and Ron Perlman. [Wikipedia]

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A womanizing, crooked cop (Oldman) on the payroll of the mafia is confronted with the reality of his double life after he is asked to kill a beautiful and ruthless Russian gangster (Olin). [IMDB]

Watch the trailer on the Movieclips Trailer Vault YouTube Channel.

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