Ferrell's new movie, which stars him and Amy Poehler as a married couple who start an illegal casino, is projected to drastically underperform at the U.S. box office.
He’s been one of the most consistently successful comedy actors of the last two decades, but Will Ferrell’s reputation has taken a bit of a hit this week with the news that his latest movie, The House, has enjoyed the lowest opening weekend takings for any of his major films in 18 years.
Distributed by Warner Bros. and opening on a wide basis in 3,134 locations in the U.S., the new comedy looks like it will only take around $9 million at the American box office. If projections are correct, that will be the worst performance for any of his films that have seen a first-week release in over 3,000 locations – and, against a reported $40 million budget, that’s a significant underachievement.
Will Ferrell at the premiere of 'The House'
It is every parent's dream come true when their child gets into college - especially when it's the one they've been hoping for. Scott and Kate Johansen are therefore thrilled when their daughter Alex gets into Buckley College. They only problem is, there is no way they can afford the school fees after spending the entire fund. Instead of telling Alex the truth and breaking her heart, they decide that they're going to get the money together no matter what they have to do. A solution arrives in the form of Frank, who introduces them to the world of illegal underground casinos and they decide to band together with their neighbours to make up the thousands of dollars worth of tuition by building the casino in the basement. They make terrible criminals and they run the risk of going to jail for a long time, but how far are they willing to go for the sake of their child's future?
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Depp holds the ignominious title for the second consecutive year after the 2016 list was published by Forbes.
Capping off a rather horrid 2016 for Johnny Depp is the news that he’s been judged by Forbes to be Hollywood’s most overpaid actor for the second year in a row, following a handful of big-budget disappointments at the box office this year.
The 53 year old megastar topped Forbes’ annual list of actors whose movies have underperformed at cinemas compared to their budgets, after his much vaunted sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass flopped at the box office in comparison to its predecessor.
Johnny Depp is the 'most overpaid' actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row
West has previously described Ferrell as ‘a god’.
The rapper, who has in the past expressed his admiration for Ferrell, is said to want to make a comedy biopic and ‘not take himself too seriously’.
Will Ferrell could be helping Kanye make his life story into a movie
Continue reading: Kanye West 'Trading Ideas' With Will Ferrell About Biopic
Melissa McCarthy brings another of her improvisational alter-egos to the big screen with this energetic comedy. The first cause for pause comes because this is a reteaming with her filmmaker husband Ben Falcone, with whom she made the bizarrely unfunny Tammy, as opposed to the filmmaker Paul Feig who directed her to box office triumph with Spy and The Heat and an Oscar nomination in Bridesmaids. Yes, there's a significance difference.
This time she plays hugely popular financial guru Michelle Darnell, whose stardom ends abruptly when she is sent to prison for four months for insider trading. When she's released, everyone she stepped on as she rose to the top turns their back on her, and her nemesis/ex Renault (Peter Dinklage) is still determined to get revenge. The only person who will talk to her is former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), so Michelle moves in with her family. Unable to restart her business, she also takes over the Dandelion Scout troup of Claire's daughter Rachel (Ella Anderson), pushing the girls to take aggressive measures to sell their cookies.
As always, McCarthy throws herself into the role, creating a vivid character who indulges in a lot of outrageously silly slapstick. As with Tammy, the humour centres more on abusive interaction and humiliation than actual wit. McCarthy and Falcone strain to get laughs from physical wackiness rather than anything based on the character, so the movie only ever feels mildly amusing thanks to its high energy. But there's nothing engaging about Michelle, and it's only in a few cute-warm scenes with the terrific Bell that the film springs to anything resembling life. Thankfully, her scenes with the likeable Tyler Labine (as a potential boyfriend) have a loose humour to them. And Dinklage is surprisingly amusing as the sputtering cartoonish villain, while Kathy Bates generates a few sparks as Michelle's sassy mentor.
Continue reading: The Boss Review
The comedian was reported to have signed on for an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ based on Reagan’s final days.
Earlier this week it was reported that Will Ferrell would be portraying former US president Ronald Reagan on the big screen in a ‘comedy’ which would focus on politician's struggle with Alzheimer’s, during his final days. However a spokesperson has now confirmed Ferrell will not be starring in the film after all and he never intended to.
Will Ferrell will not be playing Ronald Reagan after all.
A spokesperson for Ferrell told Deadline: “The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy,’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.”
Continue reading: Will Ferrell Will Not Be Playing Ronald Reagan In Controversial Comedy
His family are hurt that their ordeal will be turned into a comedy.
One would think that, in this day and age, we'd have learned that there are some things not worth making a joke about. The children of former US President Ronald Reagan have lashed out at recent reports that Will Ferrell is set to portray their father in a comedy about the politician's struggle with Alzheimer's.
Will Ferrell shamed for his upcoming comedy
Patti Davis wrote an open letter to Ferrell on her website yesterday (April 28th 2016) branding the actor 'ignorant' for his intentions to turn her father's turmoil into a comedic movie called 'Reagan' in which he stars and is producing with writer Mike Rosolio. She also explained more fully about how the ordeal affected her and her family.
Kanye West really, really loves Will Ferrell’s movies.
In his latest round of inspired tweeting, Kanye West has announced that actor Will Ferrell has reached ‘walking living breathing god status’. The rapper’s praise for Ferrell came after he watched comedy sequel Zoolander 2 for the second time, in which Ferrell reprises his role as villain Jacobim Mugatu.
Kanye West thinks Will Ferrell has reached ‘’god status’.
"Will Ferrell has reached walking living breathing god status," Kanye tweeted. "His existence is a blessing. Perhaps it was seeing him play the same character from 15 years ago with 15 more years experience. That showed how sharp and Bruce Lee status he is.”
With virtually the same blend of wit and idiocy as the 2001 original, this fashion-scene comedy is funny enough to spark some solid laughter in between the gags that fall flat. The punchlines are simple and the characters paper thin, but this world is so ripe for parody that the rather awkward mix of in-jokes and satire can't help but hit the bullseye every now and then.
Things haven't been great for top supermodel Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) over the past 15 years. His reading school collapsed in tragedy, sending him to live as a "hermit crab" in the wilds of northern New Jersey. And with a facial injury, his cohort Hansel (Owen Wilson) has retired in the wasteland of Malibu. Then Italian designer Atoz (Kristen Wiig) summons them to Rome, just as Interpol agent Valentina (Penelope Cruz) is investigating a series of popstar murders that seem linked to Derek's past. Teaming up with Valentina, Derek and Hansel track down their old nemesis Mugatu (Will Ferrell), reconnect with Derek's long-lost son (Cyrus Arnold) and discover a sinister conspiracy.
Stiller directs the film as if it's the next instalment in the Da Vinci Code saga, complete with shadowy secret rituals and ominous chase sequences. But the dialogue remains utterly ludicrous, as this "ridiculously good-looking" duo go through their individual existential crises, clueless that the world has moved on without them. Stiller and Wilson reprise the hang-dog charm that made the characters so likeable the first time round. Although this time Derek gets some emotional depth, while Hansel plays the action hero. Ferrell and Wiig camp it up to the rafters in their colourful roles, while Cruz vamps through the film in bombshell love-interest mode. Her deadpan performance might actually be the funniest thing in the movie. And each scene is packed with big-star cameos, some of which are genuinely amusing.
Continue reading: Zoolander 2 Review
The cast of the comedy sequel walked the blue carpet in London, serving blue steel all the way.
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson brought fun, fashion and laughs to London last night, for the premiere of Zoolander No.2 in the capital’s Leicester Square. They were joined by co-stars Christine Taylor, Penelope Cruz and Will Ferrell, who all walked the special ‘blue carpet’ in honour of Derek Zoolander’s infamous ‘blue steel’ pose.
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson at the Zoolander No. 2 premiere.
But before the screening got underway, Ben Stiller managed to break a world record for the longest selfie stick, after taking a huge selfie on the blue carpet. Stiller’s special stick measured a massive 28 feet.
Continue reading: Ben Stiller And Owen Wilson Strike A Pose At 'Zoolander No 2' Premiere
The pair previously worked together on 2010 comedy ‘The Other Guys’.
In comedy Daddy’s Home Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are reunited, five years after they first paired up for action-comedy The Other Guys. In the film Wahlberg plays Dusty, a father competing for the affections of his children with their stepfather Brad (Ferrell). But although the pair are on-screen rivals Wahlberg couldn't be happier to work with Ferrell again.
Mark Wahlberg stars in Daddy’s Home opposite Will Ferrell.
Speaking about landing the role Wahlberg said, “They called and said ‘Hey, would you like to work with Will again?’ And we absolutely had a blast together and I just thought it was a really funny part and a very different dynamic.”
Continue reading: Mark Wahlberg Talks Teaming With Will Ferrell Again For 'Daddy's Home'
Will Ferrell stars alongside Mark Wahlberg in 'Daddy's Home', out in the US on December 25th and the UK on December 26th.
Comedy legend Will Ferrell spoke exclusively to Contactmusic about his new movie Daddy’s Home, in which he stars alongside Mark Wahlberg. Out on December 25th in the US and the following day in the UK, it concerns a father and a stepdad who compete for the affections of their child.
“There’s so many blended families now, whether it’s a stepmom or stepdad,” Ferrell said of the movies premise. “The dynamic of that, and how it can be tricky at times, and then at other times it can turn out to be a good thing, it’s fun to examine that as a comedy.”
Will Ferrell stars in 'Daddy's Home', out on December 25th in the US
An odd mix of sentimental family warmth and gross-out antics, this comedy doesn't have the courage of its own convictions, which means that it's not quite funny enough to keep the audience fully entertained. That said, there are just about enough laughs that hit the target, and the big-hearted humour is surprisingly endearing, with larger themes that resonate even when the filmmakers get bogged down in the strained rude jokes.
Will Ferrell plays Brad, a guy who can't have kids but has always wanted to be a dad. So when he marries Sarah (Linda Cardellini), he enthusiastically dives into the stepdad role with her children (Owen Vaccaro and Scarlett Estevez). Then just as they're finally warming to him, their biological father Dusty (Mark Walhberg) turns up, clearly determined to win his family back. What follows is a battle between a too-nice dork and a super-cool biker, competing for the affections of both Sarah and the kids. Brad gets some terrible advice from his boss (Thomas Haden Church), while Dusty recruits a handyman (Hannibal Buress) to back his side.
There's plenty of potential in this premise, but the filmmakers refuse to make the decision about who the film is aimed at. It's too vulgar to be family entertainment, but it's not edgy enough to properly appeal to adults. So it sits there genially, occasionally sparking a burst of laughter or a knowing smile. But the plot never makes any sense, mainly because to make it work the filmmakers portray Brad as a complete and utter loser until the moment the movie needs him to be the good guy. All of which is painfully predictable, complete with shamelessly sappy moralising. Thankfully, the cast can play these kinds of characters effortlessly, and both Ferrell and Walhberg add details that keep the audience engaged.
Continue reading: Daddy's Home Review
Depp was ranked number two in last year’s list.
Johnny Depp has received the unfortunate honour of topping Forbes' annual list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors. Last year Depp was ranked number two on the list, but thanks to recent films Mortdecai and Transcendence he’s managed to dethrone Adam Sandler who has previously topped the list two years in a row.
Johnny Depp has been crowned Hollywood’s most overpaid actor.
According to Forbes, Depp’s Mortdecai grossed just $47 million at the box office, on a $60 million budget. While Transcendence barely made back its $100 million production costs, meaning Depp returned a mere $1.20 for every $1 he was paid.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Tops List Of Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actors For 2015
After reviewing the list of potential Republican Party candidates, George W Bush has decided he wants a third term.
Will Ferrell made his return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ yesterday evening (December 12th) as former US president George W. Bush. Bush made an appearance to give his thoughts on the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, concluding that what we really need is for him to come back for a third term.
Will Ferrell has returned to ‘SNL’, as George W. Bush.
“This is an important day, I’ve made a big decision, I’m entering the race for President of the United States of America,” Ferrell as Bush began. “The field of Republicans out there is so messed up, I figured it makes you miss me”.
Ferrell joined co-star Mark Wahlberg for the film’s UK premiere on Wednesday evening.
Actor Will Ferrell has said he believes comedy films deserve more recognition from award shows. Speaking at the UK premiere of his new film Daddy’s Home, Ferrell praised The Golden Globes for leading the way, but said that there’s still more to be done.
Will Ferrell at the UK premiere of Daddy’s Home.
"I think comedians are used to not being recognised for the most part, but I appreciate the Golden Globes has a comedy category, It feels like award shows should expand their critiquing and realise that doing comedy is difficult.”
Continue reading: 'Daddy's Home' Star Will Ferrell Wants More Recognition For Comedy Films
The comedy sequel stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as two male models.
Zoolander 2 is still months away from hitting cinemas, but it’s already broken a record thanks to its trailer. The comedy, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, is released on February 2nd, but fans have been viewing its trailer so much that its made the record books.
Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller and Penelope Cruz in Zoolander 2.
According to studio Paramount, the Zoolander 2 trailer is now “the most successful comedy trailer launch of all time”, having been viewed over 52.2 million times. The two-and-a-half minute clip was released on November 18th and even including a glimpse of Justin Bieber, who will cameo in the film.
Continue reading: 'Zoolander 2' Breaks Record For Most Watched Comedy Trailer
Derek, Hansel and some other familiar faces are back in Zoolander 2! After offering their services to 'The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too' Derek and Hansel find themselves pining for a time when they were the biggest names in fashion. Only a few years might've past but the fashion industry is a very different place and one that's left them FAR behind.
When an Interpol agent finds a unique pattern to a series of deaths - some of the world's most beautiful people - she knows that Derek Zoolander is the only one who can help catch the killer. Pop stars including Demi Lovato and Lenny Kravitz have all been found dead with a certain look alluding to Blue Steel on their face.
Zoolander 2 is the follow up to the 2001 film and it once again sees Stiller team up with Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film was written by Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux and will be released in cinemas from February 2016.
The 'Get Hard' star was honoured for his contributions to comedy with a star on the legendary pavement on Hollywood Boulevard.
On the eve of the release of his latest movie Get Hard, Will Ferrell has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Tuesday on Hollywood Boulevard, and was attended by fellow comics John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon.
Reilly, who was Ferrell’s co-star in Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, led the speeches in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum, saying “maybe someday, in 50 years, people will look down on the sidewalk and say the things that we say today about some of these people: 'Who the f--- is this guy?’”
Will Ferrell was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Continue reading: Will Ferrell Honoured With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
'Get Hard' is out in theaters on Friday March 27th, but it has attracted a great deal of criticism for its alleged racist themes.
On the eve of the release of his latest comedy Get Hard, actor Will Ferrell has been defending the movie against accusations of racism and homophobia, arguing that the controversial jokes are intended to lampoon America’s elite.
Get Hard’s plot concerns a wealthy businessman, played by Ferrell, who hires a black employee (Kevin Hart) in order to help him mentally prepare for a prison stretch. Many critics have pulled it up as being offensive in its themes, and have used some of the film’s jokes as illustration of that.
Will Ferrell shooting 'Get Hard' back in July 2014
The 'Elf' musical will open in the West End this winter.
A stage musical based on Will Ferrell's 2003 Christmas comedy movie Elf will debut in London's West End in winter 2015. The show that was previously staged in Plymouth and Dublin in 2014 features songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin and direction and choreography by Morgan Young.
Will Ferrell starred in the best loved Christmas comedy movie Elf
Directed by Jon Favreau, the comedy movie remains one of the best loved Christmas films of all time. It starred Ferrell as Buddy, an orphan raised as an elf in the North Pole after sneaking into Santa's sack one Christmas. Buddy heads to New York to find his father (James Caan) and ends up falling in love with an employee (Zooey Deschanel) working at Santa's grotto in a department store. It grossed over $220 million at the box-office.
Continue reading: 'Elf' Musical Heading To London's West End In Winter 2015
Jimmy Fallon provided lots of laughs with his special filming of 'The Tonight Show'.
The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX
Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight
The trio behind 'Step Brothers' and 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' are set to re-team for an upcoming comedy about two friends who dedicate their lives to protecting the US border.
Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and director Adam McKay are set to reunite for Sony's upcoming comedy 'Border Guards.'
The successful trio, who have worked together on hugely popular films such as 'Step Brothers' and 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby', will be re-teaming for the third time, Deadline reports.
John C. Reilly will reunite on screen with Will Ferrell
Wayne Knight isn't the only celebrity to be at the center of a death hoax, these other celebrities have also been victims to social media's cruelest rumor.
Seinfeld fans can breathe easy after panic ensued following rumors of Wayne Knight’s death on social media site Twitter. The rumors claimed that the 58 year old had been involved in a fatal car crash, although Knight took the site himself to straighten things out, “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but...I am alive and well!” before commenting, “Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”
Wayne Knight took to Twitter to explain he isn't dead
We’re glad that Wayne was able to see the funny side of his death hoax, we guess that he is a comedian, so we'd be worried if he didn't! We wonder if these other celebs took their own death hoaxes so lightly.
Continue reading: It's Not Just You, Wayne Knight! Other Celebrity Death Hoaxes
Who deserves to win one of the slightly more humorous movie awards?
The MTV Movie Award nominations have been announced and you know what? It’s so refreshing to see some different movies thrown into the mix! The MTV Movie Awards don’t take themselves quite as seriously as the Academy Awards or the BAFTAS, taking pop culture into account just as much as a good performance. The main movies that we’ve come to be acquainted with over awards season are still up for nomination, but which of these nominees do you think deserve a chance to take home one of the sillier (for lack of a better word) awards?
Chris Hemsworth WILL Win Best Shirtless Performance
Will you go and catch the new look Anchorman 2?
If you saw Anchorman 2 on the day of release, then you’re likely to be one of those superfans who still quotes the original movie. And you’re precisely the type of audience who’ll go and see a second showing of the sequel with 763 new jokes in it.
How many smoking crack jokes can you make? Probably loads
That’s right: Anchorman 2 (version 2) will be out again in cinemas for a week starting February 28 in both the U.K and U.S. It’ll feature over 700 new jokes and be 20 minutes longer. What’s not to like?
Continue reading: Anchorman 2: How Many New Jokes Do You Want, 763? Yeah, Okay
The popular US comedy sketch show has been introduced to China via Sohu Video.
Saturday Night Live has been made available to Chinese viewers since a video streaming website, Sohu Video, began to exclusively show the popular US comedy sketch show. Ten episodes of the show's current 39th season have been made available through the site, which is a unit of the Nasdaq-listed Sohu.com Inc.
The Wit & Wisdom Of Jimmy Fallon Will Be Shared With A Chinese Audience.
Soon more episodes of the weekend show will be uploaded the Monday after being aired in the United States although will not have subtitles at first. A version with Chinese subtitles and explanations of the cultural references made during the show will be made available the following Saturday, according to the AP.
Continue reading: 'Saturday Night Live' Makes China Debut, Despite Censorship Triggers
Blockbuster v Cult Comedy, guess who won?
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has continued its journey at the top of the box office, decimating the competition with its solid franchise state, huge CGI set pieces and epic proportions. It even managed to stop Ron Burgundy in his tracks.
It's all smiles for Martin Freeman in Desolation of Smaug
Peter Jackson's Hobbit sequel took in $31.5 million in its second weekend of release for Warner Bros., adding to the $73.6m the fantasy goliath took on its opening weekend. It's now made more than $400 worldwide, including $96 million internationally over the weekend.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' remains No.1 at the box office proving the comedy sequel 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' was no match against the fantasy epic.
The epic fantasy sequel 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' remains in the top position at the North American box office despite the release of the well-publicised comedy 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'.
Martin Freeman as 'Bilbo Bagins'
New Line Cinema's hit fantasy film is No.1 at the North American box office for a second straight week, earning $31.5 million this weekend.
The comedy sequel is predicted to make whopping $40.1 million this weekend, making it $61.3 million in five days
Anchorman 2: The Lengend Continues has been lighting up cinema screens since Wednesday (18 December) this week and looks set to continue its impressive run into next week and emerge as the top grossing film of the weekend. Having opened strongly mid-week, the reunited Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner have maintained their steady rise to the top.
All the gang, plus a secretary and some other guy, are back for the new Anchorman
In just five days since it was released, the film is estimated to have made $61.3 million already (via Box Office Mojo), with a massive $40.1 million coming in over the weekend period alone. Clearly people have recognised that Anchorman 2 is kind of a big deal, and they responded as expected.
Continue reading: 'Anchorman 2' Staying Classy To Top US Box Office This Weekend
The actor has firmly denied any possibility of a sequel.
Even though plenty of people love (ironically or not) Will Ferrell’s 2003 Christmas film Elf, the actor himself isn’t keen on reprising his role. Ferrell said as much during a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, where he explained that a decade later, he feels too old for Christmassy shenanigans.
Ferrell thinks he'd look ridiculous in his old costume.
Ferrell said: ''Absolutely not ... I just think it would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back in the elf tights; Buddy the middle-aged elf.''
Great Odin's raven! It looks like the bulk of the reviews are positive!
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are back as everyone's favourite news team in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. It's been almost 10 years since 2004's unparalleled look into the inner workings of local news stations in the 1970's first gave us Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 6 news team and almost a decade later it seems as though they still now how to keep it classy.
The moustachioed maverick that is Ron Burgundy is back!
On the whole, the early feedback for the much-anticipated sequel s mostly positive. There are a few exceptions of course, with Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times leading the negative reviews. Skarkey, like most of us, is happy that Anchorman is back, but ultimately felt let down by Burgundy's second outing. She wrote, "While I'm glad Anchorman is back - we need a little levity in this year of heavy films - I do wish it were better."
Check out the ridiculous videos below
It’s the nearly moment all Anchorman fans have been waiting for, as the most quoted film of all time doubles its stock with a sequel, out tomorrow (Wed 18). But before the lexicon of hundreds-of-thousands of Ron Burgundy wannabes changes irrevocably, we have some choice clips for your delectation.
These four have entered many a 14 year old boy; entered their minds
It looks as though fans of the franchise aren’t going to be disappointed, if the reviews are anything to go by. The sequel has amassed an impressive 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, and while most of the critics seem to give Anchorman 2 a pass because of its predecessor, people won’t be leaving the cinema disappointed.
The reviews are in for Anchorman 2: how does the long-awaited sequel rate?
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has to be one of the most eagerly-anticipated sequels in memory with the near decade gap between the upcoming release and 2004's The Legend of Ron Burgundy serving only to heighten the fan mania surrounding the franchise.
It has been a long wait but the release of The Legend Continues is only two days away and boy, do we know it. The 2004 movie may have been released to comparatively low fanfare but the sequel has been promoted for months on end with a seemingly never-ending stream of teasers, trailers, clips and in-character public appearances from Will Ferrell, AKA Ron Burgundy, and his hapless news team.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Continue reading: Anchorman 2: How Does The Sequel Weigh Up To Anchorman? [Trailer]
Ron Burgundy and Champ Kind were scheduled to host a segment of 'SportsCenter' on Thursday night, but it has now been postponed in the midst of a press conference addressing Jameis Winston's sexual assault allegations.
Will Ferrell, in his famous comedic character Ron Burgundy, was scheduled to host a segment of 'SportsCenter' this Thursday (Dec 5th).
Champ Kind, played by David Koechner, was also meant to join the show which is part of the actors' promotional tour of the upcoming 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'.
However, ESPN has been forced to cancel their appearance due to Jameis Winston's sexual assault investigation results coming on Thursday as well.
Will Ferrell made a rare appearance as himself on the lengthy 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' promotional tour and discussed playing the character Ron Burgundy as well as the pressure of making a sequel.
Will Ferrell has been on an extensive promotional tour as of late, in support of his new forthcoming film 'Anchorman 2 : The Legend Continues'.
The 46 year-old has gone to every effort in his promo duties by attending certain events as the protagonist of the film, 'Ron Burgundy'.
Continue reading: Will Ferrell Talks The Iconic Ron Burgundy And Pressure To Make A Sequel
As Will Ferrell's comic creation butchers the news in North Dakota and gets schooled at curling in Winnipeg, lets remember some of the other choice moments from Burgundy to promote the upcoming 'Anchorman' film
As this is written, Will Ferrell and co. are probably getting ready to terrorise another part of North America with their brand of dysfunctional comedy, as the Anchorman 2 publicity train keeps on rolling. In the build up to the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, we've heard of and seen some funny stuff, so much so we decided to make a list of our favourite bits!
Burgundy and his moustache have been working hard ahead of the film's release
His two most recent stunts are some of his best, which gives us the feeling that the bumbling Ron Burgundy will be 'reporting' up and down North America, and possibly even further afield, right up until the new Anchorman in released later this month. After enjoying "Winnipeg, the Paris of Canada" this weekend, Ron could very well be showing up somewhere unexpected later this week, but considering how good his previous stunts have been, he will have to pull out all the stops to match.
Will Ferrell, as Ron Burgundy, attends the Canadian curling trials in Winnipeg on Sunday (Dec 1st).
Ron Burgundy travelled north of the border this past weekend to lend a helping hand to the Canadian curling team.
The character Will Ferrell created stopped off in Winnipeg, wearing his trademark 'Anchorman' red suit accompanied with his well-known thick moustache, and even had a go at the winter sport.
Team Ontario skip Glenn Howard gave the news anchor a quick tutorial and then hit the ice, the Canadian Press reports.
Continue reading: Ron Burgundy Joins Canadian Curling Trials In Winnipeg, Canada [VIDEO]
It's been a mixed bag for new this week, with a mixture of happy, sad and downright disgraceful news coming out of the never-dull world of entertainment.
Ian Watkins Trial: It's a shame we have to start with this one but little else has seen the headlines all week. The disgraced former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, 36, describing himself as a "determined and committed paedophile" in the ongoing court case, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted rape and 12 other offences including sexual assault and taking, making and distributing indecent images of children.
What's more, innocent parties including Alexa Chung, Fearne Cotton and Ian "H" Watkins from Steps have been dragged into the reporting. Peaches Geldof has received stern criticism after she shared the names of the women who let Watkins abuse their children.
Continue reading: A Week In News: Ian Watkins Trial, AMAs Triumph And A Beloved Pet Dies
Emerson College renames its journalism school after the Anchorman "legend."
The Anchorman sequel is almost here and if that's not exciting enough for you then the news that top Boston university, Emerson College, will temporarily rename its school of communication 'The Ron Burgundy School of Communication' will send you into full-blown, movie-quoting overdrive.
Smell That? It's 'Sex Panther' And It's Coming Our Way!
Indeed, It's exactly a month until Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kind reunite for more debauched and bungling action. To celebrate the occasion, the prestigious Boston college will rename the school for one day only on the 4th December to honor the fictitious television anchorman, reports the AP.
Ron Burgundy will take over Emerson College for one day only as it's school of communications will be renamed after the man himself!
Ron Burgundy is already a big deal but now he will be a huge one!
The fictional news anchor, from Will Ferrell's hugely popular comedy 'Anchorman', will be honoured by Emerson College on December 4th.
According to The Associated Press, the college in Boston will rename its communications school for one whole day.
Anchorman-ners, give yourselves a big fat pat on the back.
By making a film with so many quotable lines, the public couldn’t resist but repeat them to each other on a daily basis; the Anchorman team basically guaranteed themselves a sequel, even if they didn’t quite know it at the time.
The cult hit returns for a sequel
“We’ve never made a sequel to any of the films we’ve done because we’ve been anti-sequel. Why not explore a new idea instead of revising something that you’ve already made?” the film’s star, Will Ferrell, told Screen Rant.
The end times for cinema, that is.
Remember when George Lukas and Steven Spielberg essentially predicted the End of Cinema as We Know It? Paramount seem to be gearing up for that apocalypse with a lapse into mega-deals, most recently an early release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, according to a report by First Showing.
Will Ferrell (left) and Christina Applegate (right), filming the highly anticipated sequel in NYC.
The promotional stint follows a similar offer for a World War Z mega ticket from earlier this year. That offer included a ticket to a 3D showing of the film two days before the theatrical release, a small popcorn, one HD digital copy of the movie when it becomes available, a pair of collector’s custom RealD 3D glasses, and an official full-size limited-edition movie poster. Now, with the return of Ron Burgundy pending in December, Paramount have teamed up with AMC Theatres and Fandango for a nationwide offering of the program.
Continue reading: Paramount Announces 'Anchorman 2' Super Ticket, Possibly The End Times
Ron Burgundy will reveal all in his autobiography.
Ron Burgundy could potentially have a premium No.1 hardback on his hands, with the release of his memoirs Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and other Musings just weeks away. It hits on November 19 but Burgundy himself has previewed the book in a brand new video.
Paul Rudd [L] and Will Ferrell [R] - Ron Burgundy - Smoke Crack in 'Anchorman 2'
"I've been asked to talk about why I've written my highly anticipated autobiography Let Me off at the Top. Well, for one it turns out I'm a great book writer.
Continue reading: Forget Morrissey, Ron Burgundy's Autobiography Is Almost Here! [Video]
As well as the ice cream, there is a whole new trailer for the comedy sequel to wet your appetite with.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will soon be lighting up cinema screens across the globe when it is released at the end of 2013. In case you haven't already notice, the movie is kind of a big deal, and as a result, there is a lot of noise being made about it's impending arrival.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will be out 20 December
This week we weren't just treated to an all new trailer for the film, but also to the news that Ron Burgundy is getting his own Ben & Jerry's ice cream! 'Scotchy, Scoth, Scotch' doesn't actually contain any scotch, but instead the more family-appropriate butterscotch paired with more butterscotch and will go on sale on a limited basis across America for the next few weeks.
The Anchorman 2 trailer is finally here, but what else does it tell us about the new movie?
The Anchorman 2 trailer - a new full-length offering - is the talk of the internet and we're gonna go ahead and join the discussion. It seems Adam McKay and Will Ferrell have carved out a nice little angle for the new movie, set in a world where glorified and sexualized round-the-clock news is taking over from traditional, serious forms of journalism.
Paul Rudd [L] and Will Ferrell [R] Smoke Crack, Live On Air
In a bid to pull in the ratings, Ron Burgundy and his team of San Diego anchors Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kid are taking things to the extreme. They're smoking crack live on TV to be precise. The sub-plot here is that Ron is fighting his own battle against his wife and rival Veronica, who is rooted in the traditional accepted forms of journalism.
The lineup for the EMAs is just taking shape. No twerking prospects thus far.
Katy Perry is one MTV darling who just keeps coming back – this time she will be at the EMAs (European Music Awards), almost three months after performing at the oh-so-scandalous VMAs back in August, the good folk from MTV have announced. On 10 November, Perry will take the stage in Amsterdam to perform 'Unconditionally' – the second single off her third album, Prism. The EMA audience might be in for an even bigger treat than those who got to witness the singer’s performance of 'Roar' at the VMAs, since Perry has mentioned in previous interviews that 'Unconditionally' is actually her favorite track off the album.
The 'Roar'singer's schedule is fully booked these days, most recently with an appearance at the iTunes festival in London.
This is a return to the EMAs for Perry, who got to host in both 2008 and 2009. The same cannot be said about the other lead performer, however. Ron Burgundy, the 70s news anchor and lead character in Anchorman, was recently announced as the other lead act of the EMAs. Of course Will Ferrell or rather, Ron Burgundy, is sure to bring some class to the event, if only by bringing his perfectly quaffed hair to the event.
The comic creation now fronts a multi-platform marketing campaign for the 2014 Dodge Durango that sees him star in a series of adverts and will extend to further marketing ploys.
Will Farrell's prowess as a car salesman has already been exploited to great effect through his Eastbound and Down character Ashley Schafer, and upon seeing how well the blonde-haired comic creation is at shifting vehicles, the Chrysler group have decided to enlist Farrell themselves in a new marketing partnership. Farrell's Anchorman character Ron Burgundy will instead be providing the car selling nous, with Chrysler and Anchorman studio Paramount Pictures teaming up for a multi-platform marketing campaign for the 2014 Dodge Durango range.
Ron Burgundy doesn't have his news team to rely on in the ads
In a series of viral clips, some of which have already aired on television (as of Saturday, 5 Oct.), combines Burgundy's two greatest assets; his charisma and poetry-like mastery of the English tongue, to bring all of the Durango's unique selling points to the fore. Among these are the expansive glovebox, large enough for "two turkey sandwiches or 70 packs of gum," as well as the all new 360 horsepower engine, which must make other horses feel "pretty dumb."
One of the big events of the weekend was the LACMA Film + Art Gala which saw some of the great and good of Hollywood in attendance to raise a glass in honour of the director Stanley Kubrick and artist Ed Ruscha. Cameron Diaz, Evan Rachel Wood, Robert Pattinson, Will Ferrell and Salma Hayek were just some of the names there for the event which cost between $5000 and $10000 a ticket.
Continue reading: Pictures: Hollywood Stars Turn Out For The LACMA Gala
Will Ferrell's funniest movie in years, this is a silly comedy with a terrible sentimental streak, but the political satire running through it is dead on. In fact, the film's opening act is razor-sharp as it lampoons election campaigning with knowing jabs at corporate sponsorship, incumbent laziness and the difficulty of being an honest candidate. So it's disappointing when the film becomes soppy and stupid.
Ferrell creates a memorable comical character in Cam Brady, a five-term North Carolina congressman up for re-election. He's sure he will coast his way back into office, and is only mildly worried when naive local goofball Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) runs against him. Marty certainly isn't ready for the slick attacks orchestrated by Cam's campaign manager (Sudeikis). But two wealthy brothers (the underused Lithgow and Aykroyd) are bankrolling Marty's campaign in the hopes of turning the district into a Chinese sweatshop, so they hire a ruthless press officer (McDermott) to whip Marty into shape. And the game is on.
Even though the characters are cartoonish, what they do is eerily authentic. Cam is a smooth operator with strong hair and a womanising streak. He also believes he can do whatever he wants as long as he mentions "America, Jesus and freedom" in every speech. By contrast, Marty is camp and silly, with a plump wife (Baker) and kids, plus a pair of pet pugs that Cam instantly labels as "Communist Chinese dogs!" Their clashes are a riot of parody and slapstick, some of which is sharply pointed (neither says anything substantial) and some is just ridiculous (including a hilarious cameo from Uggy, the dog from The Artist).
Continue reading: The Campaign Review
The trio in question are Dunst, Fisher and Caplan, high school friends who reunite in New York as bridesmaids for Becky (a cleverly against-type Wilson), a girl none of them ever really liked. On the night before the marriage, they're goofing around with Becky's rather large wedding dress, and they tear it. So now they have one long night to get it repaired. Along the way, they run into the stag night for Becky's groom (MacArthur) and his chucklehead friends (Scott, Marsden and Bornheimer).
Continue reading: Bachelorette Review
Prior to the unopposed congressman Cam Brady's fifth term election, two affluent CEOs decide enough is enough after Brady commits a major public faux pas. They bring in a second candidate to rival Brady and allow them to gain control over North Carolina. Their candidate, Marty Huggins, though less charismatic than Brady but equally as much of an intellectual vacuum, is the na<ve local Tourism Center director who, with the help of his new supporters and a ruthless campaign manager, quickly becomes a genuine competitor incurring many more of Brady's public indiscretions.
Continue: The Campaign Trailer
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are given one billion dollars to make a movie by the Schlaaang Corporation. Instead, the pair spend nearly all of the money and use what little they have remaining to make a three minute movie, which turns out to be a disappointment.
Armando Alvarez is the heir to a Mexican ranch, where he has lived and worked all his life. Meanwhile, his brother, Raul, has a successful career as an international businessman. However, the ranch soon comes into some financial troubles, with Armando at a loss for what to do.
Continue: Casa De Mi Padre Trailer
Armando Alvarez is the heir to a Mexican ranch. He has lived and worked there all his life, while his brother, Raul, has a successful career as an international businessman. The ranch soon experiences some financial difficulties, with Armando at a loss for what to do.
Continue: Casa De Mi Padre Trailer
New York cops Gamble and Hoitz (Ferrell and Wahlberg) have been relegated to unimportant positions by two teams of flashier detectives (Jackson/Johnson and Wayans/Riggle). But when Gamble arrests a millionaire investor (Coogan) for a minor infraction, he and Hoitz are plunged into a murky case involving a ruthless Aussie goon (Stevenson) and bribed city officials. Even their captain (Keaton) tells them to leave it alone, but Gamble can't let go and Hoitz sees this as a chance to stop being the "other guys".
Continue reading: The Other Guys Review
Every super-villain needs an arch nemesis, and generally they come in the form of a superhero! Megamind and Metro Man have that exact relationship. Megamind is the worlds most famous super-villain and for the past 20 years Metro Man has shattered all his efforts at world domination.
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Continue reading: Step Brothers, Interview with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly
In 1968, Brooks was at the top of his game. He was also at the very beginning of it: The Producers was his first feature film, and you can track the quality of his movies on a steady decline which stretches from the awesome Blazing Saddles (1974) to the middling Spaceballs (1987) to the awful Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Brooks' last appearance behind the camera.
Continue reading: The Producers (2005) Review
That's why Superstar, starring Molly Shannon, is a breath of fresh air. It's the first film in a long while to give a woman the freedom to "get jiggy" with all-out Jim Carrey-esque full body humor.
Continue reading: Superstar Review
The scheming of Palermo's prototypical Italian is of little interest (he gets an old girlfriend to play nice with him), but Ferrell's ultra-loser, whose hearfelt appeal to the sky in the Hollywood Hills is met with jeers from the locals, shines. Shaud's dalliance with a married gal (is hubby a mobster?) is relatively lame, though his equally pathetic character is goofy enough to make his few scenes fun.
Continue reading: Men Seeking Women Review
Anchorman launches us into the world of '70s broadcast journalism with local San Diego anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) as the poster boy for men behaving badly. His supporting anchors introduce themselves by breaking the fourth wall with all the casual gusto of their on-air personas. There's good-ol'-boy Champ Kind (David Koechner) with sports, ladies' man Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) in the field, and dumb-as-a-Brick Tamland (Steven Carell) on weather. They revel in their boys' club with gleeful ignorance of terms like "sexual harassment" until new reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) enters the fray. Improbably, Ron and Veronica hit it off until a series of events puts her in the co-anchor seat and professional jealousy rips them apart, sending Ron on a downward spiral.
Continue reading: Anchorman Review
These three questions, along with "How the hell does a lisping moron actually have game?" predominate a thinking viewer's mind as it wanders through the cerebrally deficient film The Ladies Man. But then your brain reminds you that you're not here for it. You're here so your brain can turn off for a long, long time.
Continue reading: The Ladies Man Review
Much like Derek, Zoolander is a sweet simpleton of a movie. It's not complex in either its social commentary or its comedy, and it never produces any gut-busting laughs (except maybe a scene when Derek's model roommates all die in a tragic "gasoline fight" accident -- a riotously funny take-off of Tommy Hilfiger ads). But it has a satisfying handful of strong chuckles, wild characters and performances, and mildly harsh potshots at the fashion industry to keep you amused. Better yet, this exaggerated version of the original three-minute skit is only blown out to an efficient 95 minutes -- just enough time to string together its goofball plot without exhausting the gag.
Continue reading: Zoolander Review
While its trailers make you believe the small screen gem has been reincarnated from its TV Land graveyard, those expecting a proper big screen revival will be sorely disappointed. In fact, the sisters Ephron have carefully crafted a film that tries and succeeds at not resembling the original. Too bad the parts they took out are all the best bits. The finished product is new and different, but it's too predictable and remarkably devoid of anything entertaining or enduring.
Continue reading: Bewitched Review
The two are spotted in the White House by a gaurd who originally saw the girls at Watergate the night of the burglary. The two are taken to the infamous "West Wing" where they meet and fall in love with President Richard "Dick" Nixon, played by Dan Hedaya, and very well I might add. Unfortunetly Hedaya's very entertaining performance of Dick couldn't save this already ill-fated non-comedy.
Continue reading: Dick Review
Soon there are interrupted weddings, "I tried to tellyou but couldn't" apologies and an avalanche of other plot machinationsthat come close to ruining what is otherwise the bawdiest, most consistentlyhilarious comedy so far this year.
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have an ad-lib-happy, almostHope-and-Crosby-like chemistry as a pair of buddies -- ironically talenteddivorce mediators by profession -- who spend their free time attendingweddings of people they don't know to score with girls they'll never seeagain. Almost the entire first reel of the movie is something akin to afilmmaking miracle -- one long, perfectly-tuned montage sequence of variousethnic weddings that just keeps getting funnier and funnier as it mixestoasts, dances, flirtations, made-up war stories, fake tears, and prettygirls caught up in the romance of the day and jumping our heroes' bones.
Story proper kicks in when the boys dare to crash "theKentucky Derby of weddings" -- the Secretary of State's eldest daughteris getting hitched -- and Wilson lays eyes on the middle daughter (talented,bright-eyed Everygirl knockout Rachel McAdams) as she's quietly snickeringthrough her sister's corny self-written vows.
Continue reading: Wedding Crashers Review
Date of birth
16th July, 1967
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