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Will Ferrell - 'Zoolander 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th February 2016

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Will Ferrell - 'Zoolander 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th February 2016

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Will Ferrell - Zoolander No. 2 Premiere at the Empire, Leicester Square in London, England. 4th February 2016. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 5th February 2016

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Will Ferrell - The Fashionable Screening of 'Zoolander No.2' held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th February 2016

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Will Ferrell - 'Zoolander No 2' UK Premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals. at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th February 2016

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Will Ferrell - The cast of Zealander 2 seen arriving at Sexy Fish restaurant. London. UK - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd February 2016

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Will Ferrell - Zoolander 2 cast members have dinner at Sexy Fish - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd February 2016

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Will Ferrell - Zuper Zoolander No.2 Zcreening at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater. at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz movie theater - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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Will Ferrell - The Zoolander No. 2 Berlin Premiere in Potsdamer Platz. at Sony CineStar - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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Adam McKay, Steve Carell , Will Ferrell - Steve Carell Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame at On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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Get Hard Review


Good

Audiences may be divided over whether this comedy crosses the line as it looks for laughs in racism and homophobia, but the cast and crew just manage to keep the movie's heart in the right place. At its core, this is another enjoyable bromance that uses cheap gags to keep the audience chuckling awkwardly. And even if the one joke requires a certain level of gay fear, the film has enough spark and personality to poke fun at what is clearly depicted as narrow-minded paranoia.

It opens in a ludicrously expansive Bel Air mansion, where naive investor James (Will Ferrell) lives with his shark-like fiancee Alissa (Alison Brie), daughter of his boss Martin (Craig T. Nelson). Then as he's performing a duet with John Mayer at his engagement party, the feds swoop in and arrest James for embezzlement. But his innocent plea is ignored, and the judge throws the book at him, sentencing him to 10 years at the notorious San Quentin Penitentiary. With 30 days before he has to report to jail, James hires his car valet Darnell (Kevin Hart) to toughen him up for life behind bars, assuming that because he's black Darnell must surely know something about prison life. Darnell needs the cash, so he plays along, turning to his gang-member cousin Russell (Tip "T.I." Harris) for some street cred.

The script adds some clever texture in Darnell's home life with his no-nonsense wife (Dickerson), who is bemused by the fact that her nice-guy husband is pretending to be a seasoned criminal. Like her, the audience is waiting for the sham to collapse hilariously around him, but the screenplay veers off in some unexpected directions that both increase the tension and push the humour closer to the edge. Even so, the movie's core issue is the gaping divide between obscene Westside wealth and the relative economic struggle in South Central. Although director Etan Cohen never takes any of this too seriously, milking every situation for maximum absurdity.

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Will Ferrell Dresses As Little Debbie For 'Tonight Show' Appearance Promoting 'Get Hard'


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You'd be forgiven for being a little confused by Will Ferrell’s appearance on last night’s edition of ‘The Tonight Show’, after all host Jimmy Fallon also seemed pretty perplexed by the comedian’s choice of costume. Ferrell appeared on Fallon's sofa dressed as Little Debbie's snack cakes mascot, Little Debbie and refused to break character during his interview, which was meant to be promoting new movie Get Hard. 

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Wearing a blue check dress, a white apron, black patent shoes, white ruffle socks and with a curly brown wig under his straw hat, Ferrell gave no real explanation for his choice of attire, as host Fallon looked on baffled.

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Kristen Wiig And Haley Joel Osment Return For 'Spoils Of Babylon' Sequel While Maya Rudolph Signs On


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Kristen Wiig And Haley Joel Osment will be returning for ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ sequel, ‘The Spoils Before Dying’ network IFC has announced, while Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph has also been added to the miniseries’ ever growing cast.

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Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson who starred in the original miniseries which aired last year, have also singed on return. While joining Maya Rudolph in bringing some new blood to the series will be Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe.

Continue reading: Kristen Wiig And Haley Joel Osment Return For 'Spoils Of Babylon' Sequel While Maya Rudolph Signs On

Justin Bieber Apologises For Bad Behaviour Following Brutal Comedy Central Roast


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Justin Bieber has gone on a charm offensive to improve his reputation in the wake of his Comedy Central roast, which he described as a “turning point” in his life.

On Saturday (March 14th), the Biebs was the subject of many a barbed comic put-down at the hands of various celebrity presenters during the taping of his Comedy Central roast. After his experience, he acknowledged his past bad behaviour and vowed to better himself during a contrition speech.

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Justin Bieber just before his Comedy Central roast on Saturday (Mar 14)

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Get Hard Trailer


James King (Will Ferrell) has been accused of tax evasion. He is sentenced to spend TIme in San Quentin State Prison, and knows for a fact that he will be unable to survive his time in prison. He hits upon the idea of getting help from his black friend Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), who he believes has spent time in prison. Lewis has not, but does not want to turn down the money King is offering, so he agrees to make him ready for his time in jail by playing up to  every stereotype King expects of him.

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Will Ferrell Thrown Out Of Basketball Stadium


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Actor and funny-man Will Ferrell got thrown out of a basketball game after nailing a cheerleader with a ball. This wasn’t some disgraceful public meltdown, though: Ferrell had surprised New Orleans fans during half-time by shooting part of his new film Daddy’s Home, which also stars Mark Wahlberg.

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Will Ferrell shot a scene from upcoming Daddy's Home during halftime in New Orleans

Wahlberg was also courtside on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans who were playing host to a game against Los Angeles Lakers. Ferrell shot a scene that required him to drunkenly attempt a half-court shot and miss, wiping out an unsuspecting cheerleader in the process.

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'The Lego Movie' Finishes 2014 As King Of UK Box Office


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Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's inspired Lego Movie is officially the No.1 movie at the UK box office for 2014, beating comedy sequel The Inbetweeners 2 and epic sci-fi film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The animated movie - which will spawn a sequel in the near future - took an overall £34.27 million.

The Lego MovieThe Lego Movie is the top grossing movie of 2014 in the UK

The Lego Movie garnered critical acclaim for effortlessly linking audiences young and old with its story of a lowly construction worker fighting to bring down the establishment. Voice stars included Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. The spin-off will feature Will Arnett as the Lego Batman, in 2017.

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Penelope Cruz Set To Join Ben Stiller In 'Zoolander 2'


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Penelope Cruz is reportedly set to star in Zoolander 2. The 40-year-old actress will join Ben Stiller in the sequel to the hit comedy.

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Penelope Cruz at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March.

Read More: Esquire Magazine Name Penelope Cruz 2014's 'Sexiest Woman Alive'.

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Stand Up To Cancer Reveals Its Incredible Celebrity Line-Up


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Stand Up To Cancer aims to reiterate the point that everyone is connected and everyone can be affected by cancer with their every-two-year telethon which this year features a stellar celebrity line-up including Pierce BrosnanBen Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.

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Last year, Pierce Brosnon lost his daughter, Charlotte, to Ovarian Cancer

"Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer's goal is to end cancer's reign as a leading cause of death by raising funds to accelerate research that will help transform cancer from a disease that takes far too many lives to one people survive" states the Stand Up To Cancer website. In a bid to remind people that one out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, the campaign has been running since 2008 with various famous faces offering their own experiences of the disease and support of the cause.

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Will Ferrell In Talks To Play Producer Russ Meyer In 'Russ And Roger Go Beyond'


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Fans of Will Ferrell have come accustomed to see him star in big-budget comedies in recent years, but his next role could be quite different as he is reportedly in talks to play film producer Russ Meyer in the indie flick 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond.'

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Ferrell in talks to play softcore porn producer Russ Meyer

The plot of the movie revolves around the softcore porn producer and the time he collaborated with film critic Roger Ebert to make 'Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls,' which he directed and co-wrote with Ebert.

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A Week In Movies: Stars Stage Photo-Calls As Apes, Greek Gods And Musicians, While Will Ferrell Films In Los Angeles


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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

It was a week for photo-calls, as the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gathered in San Francisco. Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and director Matt Reeves were all on-hand to premiere the film and then pose for some picturesque shots in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. The film opens next week in the US and July 18th in the UK. Watch 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' trailer.

Dwayne Johnson and his costars in the blockbuster retelling of the Hercules myth gathered in London this week to meet the press. Director Brett Ratner introduced the cast and showed a new clip-reel before heading out into Trafalgar Square for a photo op with Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Irina Shayk. The film opens at the end of the month. Take a look at some photo's from the Hercules Photocall taken in London on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.

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Tammy Review


Weak

Melissa McCarthy is clearly in a rut: the title character in this film isn't very far removed from her previous roles in The Heat and Identity Thief. Yes, Tammy is another chubby slob who is on the road to some sort of epiphany, and along the way she realises that simply running a comb through her ratty hair might make her look more human. At least the film has a seriously strong supporting cast who almost make it worth a look.

Tammy (McCarthy) is sacked from her job at a fast-food outlet on the same day she discovers that her husband (Faxon) is having a fling with a neighbour (Tony Collette). In a childish rage, she runs home to her parents (Allison Janney and Dan Aykroyd) and then decides to keep running, taking her grandmother Pearl (Sarandon) along for the ride. Pearl has a dream to see Niagara Falls before she dies, but she's just about as immature as Tammy is, so they immediately start getting into trouble. Their antics include a series of incidents involving a jet-ski, flirting and more with a father and son (Gary Cole and Mark Duplass), robbing a burger joint and attending a raucous 4th of July party at the home of Pearl's wealthy cousin (Kathy Bates).

Tammy is even less worldly wise than McCarthy's previous variations on the character: she has never even attempted to grow up, so reacts to everything like a toddler. Aside from not being remotely funny, this is deeply annoying from the start. And even the characters around her don't laugh - they roll their eyes in exasperation. Then after establishing her as a relentless loser who brings misfortune on herself, the script (written by McCarthy and her real-life husband Ben Falcone, who also directs and appears as Tammy's boss) contrives to make Tammy sympathetic by portraying her as some sort of a victim. Meanwhile, she of course slowly begins to look less cartoonish simply because she changes her shirt and takes a shower along the way.

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Will Ferrell And Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Chad Smith Finish Their Feud With Drum Battle On 'Tonight Show'


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Lookalike's, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Chad Smith, went head-to-head to on Thursday night's episode of the 'Tonight Show' to end their hilarious feud once and for all. The two stars engaged in a musical battle to determine who the more superior drummer, even though Smith is a professional musician.

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Ferrell challenged the Red Hot Chilli Pepper to the drum-off

Both competitors poked fun at fans, who say they look very similar, by wearing the exact same black leather jackets, T-shirts, sneakers, and baseball caps worn backwards.

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Lookalikes Will Ferrell And Chad Smith Settle The Score With An Epic 'Tonight Show' Drum Off


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The drum battle of the century has finally happened as Will Ferrell took on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith during Thursday’s ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’. Whilst Chad might have been the obvious winner it turns out Ferrell had some special guests waiting to ensure the funnyman was triumphant.

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The Smith vs Ferrell battle all started earlier this year during Ferrell’s Reddit AMA when a fan noted the comedian’s resemblance to Smith. Ferrell agreed saying, "It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other.” He then continued. "A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith.” However later he posted a video thanking fans for the AMA session and saying “It was great to finally clear up the fact that I am Chad Smith."

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Will Ferrell And Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Chad Smith Set For Drum Battle On 'Tonight Show'


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Can Will Ferrell even play the drums?

The 46 year-old actor and the drummer of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Chad Smith, will go head-to-head in a drum battle on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' on May 22nd.

Ferrell is issuing a drum-off challenge to Smith to raise money for charity, and the winner will also be prized with a golden cowbell.

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Warner Brothers Building Lego Sequel, Want It Done By May 2017


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The Lego Movie went down so well with the critics and fans alike, Warner Bros. have set a release date for its sequel while the first one is still in cinemas. May 26, 2017 is the magic day the studio confirmed on Friday.

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Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks all enjoyed voice roles in The Lego Movie, which opened with nearly $70m at the domestic box office. It then went on to gross more than $200m in the global market in what was a remarkable success story. It didn’t just stun on a fiscal level, though. The critics were equally impressed, lauding the film’s original style and refreshing dynamic. It soon accumulated a very respectable 96% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

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"...I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster". The 10 Best Opening Movie Lines, Ever.


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They say you should ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but when you start watching a movie and immediately a great opening line hits you, you know that you’re likely in for a good couple of hours.

An opening line can be a powerful thing, we take a look at some of the most iconic opening lines from movies.

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The Lego Movie Review


Excellent

Inventive visuals and a seriously deranged script make this animated adventure far more enjoyable than we expect, especially as it brings out the childish creativity in everyone watching. Filmmakers Lord and Miller are experts at finding offbeat comedy in the most surprising places (see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs or 21 Jump Street). And this movie is often jaw-droppingly entertaining.

It's set in a Lego city where construction worker Emmet (voiced by Pratt) follows instructions to the letter. Like everyone else, he has been lulled into complacency by President Business (Ferrell), whose inanely catchy pop songs (the insanely hummable Everything Is Awesome!) and mindless TV shows (Where Are My Pants?) keep people from thinking creatively. He's also concocting an insidious plan involving a secret weapon called the Kragle. Then Emmet inadvertently discovers the Piece of Resistance and is declared "The Special" by the underground rebel alliance led by Wyldstyle (Banks) and Vitruvius (Freeman). With help from Batman (Arnett), a patched-up pirate (Offerman) and a groovy kitty (Brie), they go off-grid to save their civilisation, pursued by the president's vicious enforcer (Neeson).

As the story spirals from the city to the Wild West and Cloud Cuckoo Land, it develops an insane, free-wheeling tone that can't help but spark our imaginations. And the sassy 3D animation adds to this by evoking surreal stop-motion classics like Gumby or The Magic Roundabout while referencing other movies and playing merrily with iconic characters. Hill, Smulders and Tatum turn up as a trio of frustrated superheroes, while Daniels and Williams offer a bit of Star Wars silliness. All of the vocal cast members dive into their characters with energy, bringing out the warped humour and pulling us into the action and even some emotional moments.

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Of Course, There's Going To A 'Lego Movie' Sequel, It's Already Being Written!


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The Lego Movie clocked up nearly $70m on its debut. It racked up a ridiculously high score on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic combined, and is being talked about in the same breath as Toy Story and Finding Nemo. It’s a smash.

Lego MovieThe Lego Movie is the best thing ever, according to everyone who's seen it, reviewed it or been in the same world in which it exists

So it makes perfect sense that Warner Bros. are already in talks to get a sequel off the ground, with screenwriters Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan are already hard at work mapping out possible storylines for the franchise to take.

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'The Lego Movie' Top Of Box Office Stack, 'The Monuments Men' Bricks It [Trailer + Pictures]


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The Lego Movie has emerged as the weekend's most popular film, having opened last Friday in the USA to a promising $17.1 million and surpassing expectations with a total weekend box office gross of $69.1 millon (via Box Office Mojo).

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'The Lego Movie' Dominated The Weekend Box Office.

The animated comedy, which is based on the well-loved Lego toys, will see its premiere across the world this month but if the US excitement is anything to judge by, it's only going to get huger. With plenty of in-jokes for Lego lovers, a genuinely inspired storyline with lots of twists and turns, and a stellar cast, The Lego Movie has received a massive thumbs-up from even the snootiest of critics.

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'The Lego Movie' Building To Weekend Box Office Success [Trailer + Pictures]


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The Lego Movie is on a strong trajectory to claim the title of the weekend's hottest movie after an astonishing cinema turn-out from audiences in the USA, where the new animated comedy premiered on Friday (7th Feb.).

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After Receiving Critical Praise, 'The Lego Movie' Looks Set To Dominate The Weekend Box Office.

The film, which is based on the tropes, lore and games of the well-loved Danish Lego toys, pulled in an impressive $17.1 million Friday (via Box Office Mojo), exceeding studio expectations by far. With such strong opening takings, the movie would be expected to emerge as the box office frontrunner, grossing at least $56 - $60 million over the weekend.

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The Lego Movie Set For Release Later This Week


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Danish company The Lego Group have partnered up with Warner Brothers for the first feature length Lego film, The Lego Movie, set to hit the big screen in 2014. 

A child's imagination is what made Lego blocks what they were. They could make a spaceship, a Wild West shootout or even a pirate ship come to life; well, maybe for a few hours until the few remaining pieces left out were embedded in a parent's foot.  Now it has reached a safer place for adults as the loveable figures make their way from the toy box onto the big-screen in 3D animation comes Warner Brothers production:  'The Lego Movie'. With a highly admirable voiceover cast of Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Banks, the film looks ready to be a 2014 BLOCK-buster sensation. 

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Superman meets Abe Lincoln in 'The Lego Movie'

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'The Lego Movie' Blows Critics Away With Hilarious, Far From Plastic, 3D Adventure [Trailer + Pictures]


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The wide release of The Lego Movie is now only days away and as reviews filter through, reasons to watch this brand new, animated adventure stack up like the iconic, colourful building blocks. It seems that something in the movie's playful attitude and inventiveness has worked to bring out the inner child of even the most cynical critics and it's practically unanimous: The Lego Movie is a winner.

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Critics Are Falling Head-Over-Heels For 'The Lego Movie.'

The movie stars Chris Pratt as Emmet, an average little Lego guy with a sunny outlook on life who is mistaken for the amazing Master Builder by the bearded sage Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and is enlisted on a mission to save the Lego world from being destroyed by Lord Business, the evil tyrant voiced by Will Ferrell. Emmet's unpreparedness yet nervous willingness to take on the heavy mantle of hero makes for some hilariously hapless scenes that will coax giggles out of those who thought their childhood was long gone.

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'The Hobbit 2' Still Dominates Box Office Despite 'Frozen' Festive Surge [Trailer]


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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has maintained its number one position in the box office charts for a third week. Peter Jackson's sequel has fought of competition from Disney animation Frozen, comedy Anchorman: The Legend Continues and crime drama American Hustle to claim 2013's final weekend triumph.

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'The Hobbit 2' Maintains Its Box Office Stronghold.

So far The Hobbit has collected $190 million at the worldwide box office but the total is still behind the original instalment which had already picked up $230 million by the third weekend. In its sixth week of release, Disney's Frozen gave a still impressive performance, taking $28.8 million behind The Hobbit's $29.9 million weekend total.

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The Legend Continues, But Was 'Anchorman 2' Worth The Effort?


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It's been nine years since we first met Ron Burgundy, as inhabited by Will Ferrell in 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. The film wasn't a massive hit when it opened, but over the years a cult following has steadily grown. So with the increasing popularity it was inevitable that a sequel would arise. (You can read our review of the movie here).

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And here we have Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a comedy pastiche that's likely to only properly please die-hard fans of the original's mixture of broad goofiness and surreally absurd gags. The gang is all back - Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, plus cameos from Harrison Ford, Vince Vaughn and many more. 

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Review


Good

It's been nearly 10 years since we first met Ron Burgundy, and this sequel is just as random and silly as expected. It's also more like a series of referential gags than an actual movie comedy, and as with the original film the best bits are knowing jabs at absurdities of the news media. This time we're in the 1980s, so there's plenty to make fun of here.

Over the past decade, Ron (Ferrell) has married Veronica (Applegate), and they've taken a joint anchor job in New York, where they live with their son (Nelson). But when Veronica lands a coveted network news job, Ron has a meltdown. Drunk and unemployed, he's approached to work on a new station: a 24-hour cable news channel. Even though he's sure this crazy idea will never catch on, Ron re-assembles his old team (swaggering reporter Rudd, dazed weatherman Carell and goofy sports guy Koechner) to beat handsome anchor Jack Lime (Marsden) in the ratings. And Ron's offbeat, populist approach changes the news forever.

This comical exploration of how TV news has shifted from hard reporting to shameless audience pandering gives the film a whiff of depth, which helps make the comical moments a lot funnier. The screenplay is a series of sketch-comedy episodes that don't quite hang together. For example, you could delete an extended sequence in which Ron goes blind, nurses a shark to health and sings a big musical number, and the movie wouldn't change at all. But all of these sequences have an absurd genius behind them that often gets us laughing, sometimes in disbelief.

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Video - Will Ferrell And Judd Apatow Spotted With Baxter At 'Anchorman 2' NY Premiere - Part 6


The cast and crew of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' are seen arriving at the long-awaited New York premiere held at the Beacon Theatre. Among them are main star and writer Will Ferrell, who stars as leading anchor Ron Burgundy, and producer Judd Apatow who makes his return after working on the previous movie 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Clips


The legend of San Diego's Channel 4 news team may have long since dissolved over the years, but anchors Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kind are set to return as part of a brand new 24-hour news channel. In a bid to innovate newsreading and once again come out on top over Ron's wife and rival Veronica, they decide that they're going to give viewers the news they want to hear rather than what they need to. As usual, their antics involve the usual scandal and debauchery, putting their careers and tarnished reputations once again in the media's line of fire. No matter though, as these co-workers have each other's backs all the way.

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Steve Carell Had Difficulty Filming 'Anchorman 2' Because Will Ferrell Was Too Funny For Him


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Actor Steve Carell had difficulty working on the 'Anchorman' sequel because he found Will Ferrell so funny it was ''almost impossible'' to work with him. The 51-year-old 'Despicable Me' actor apparently had no quarrels with immediately signing on for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues', as the 2004 original was the "best fun" he's ever had. On the flip side, it made his job incredibly difficult, as he was almost unable to film certain scenes as he struggled to keep his composure.

Related: Steve Carell Is Almost Unrecognisable In 'Foxcatcher'

In an interview with 'Bang Showbiz' at 'Anchorman 2''s premiere at The Odeon, Leicester Square, London, the 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' star explained that: 'There's a scene we did in a lighthouse with Ron and it's probably the scene I laughed the hardest at. Will was so especially funny that day, it was almost impossible to get it [the scene] done.

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Paul Rudd Recruits One Direction For SNL 'Afternoon Delight' Rendition [Video]


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Paul Rudd kicked off his third go at hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live by ensuring that every 15 year-old pop music fangirl in the country was watching as he recited an opening monologue whilst being flanked by boyband One Direction. Rudd lamented that he had been overshadowed by previous musical guests Beyoncé and Paul McCartney only to be upstaged once again by the British fivesome.

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[L-R] Carell, Rudd, Koechner & Ferrell Brought The 'Anchorman' Machine To 'SNL.'

"Don't worry Paul, we're not here to outshine you," Harry Styles reassured him. "Yeah, you do the comedy stuff and we'll stand back and blow kisses," Niall Horan added as the rest of the band looked on, presumably fighting back laughter.

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Tina Fey, Al Roker, Superman and Will Ferrell - Tina Fey and Will Ferrell dressed as their characters in 'Megamind' and Al Roker as Superman Friday 29th October 2010 at NBC New York City, USA

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Will Ferrell

Date of birth

16th July, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.91


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