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Jim Carrey mulls star role in 'Loomis Fargo'

Actor Jim Carrey attends a special screening of

Actor Jim Carrey attends a special screening of "I Love You Phillip Morris" hosted by The Cinema Society and DeLeon Tequila at the School of Visual Arts Theater in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

WHO Jim Carrey

THE MOVIE "Loomis Fargo"

THE DEAL The actor-comedian is in talks to star in this heist comedy co-produced by "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels, according to Variety. The movie is based on the true story of four dimwitted Southerners who somehow managed to steal $17 million from a Loomis Fargo armored truck, scoring one of the biggest heists in American history. Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") is set to direct from a script whose writers include Jody Hill and Danny McBride ("The Foot Fist Way").

THE EVENT The fifth annual Home Movie Day

THE DEAL Who wants to see your old footage of birthday parties and family picnics? You'd be surprised. For five years, theaters around the country have been hosting this event and opening their doors to just about anyone with a shoe box full of celluloid. There are two basic rules: No videos and no explicit material. And don't be shy; as John Waters once said, "There's no such thing as a bad home movie."

INFO Saturday at noon at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington.

Admission is free. Please arrange to drop off material in advance by calling

Dylan Skolnick at 631-423-7611 or emailing dylan@cinemaartscentre.org. For more information, visit homemovieday.com.

THE MOVIE "Vertigo"

THE DEAL Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece finally outranked "Citizen Kane" as the greatest film of all time, according to Sight & Sound magazine earlier this year, leading to much chatter among critics and film fans. Find out why when Peter Mascuch, a film professor at St. Joseph's College, hosts a screening of what he calls Hitchcock's most "artistically free" and "least commercially calculated" film. It's the first in a new Film Seminar Series hosted by the college and the Plaza Cinema in Patchogue.

INFO Thursday night at 7 at Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry St., Patchogue. Tickets are $13. 631-438-0083; plazamac.org.

--RAFER GUZMAN

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