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Amanda Seyfried thinks ‘He’s F***ing Perfect’

Amanda Seyfried is set to flex her funny bone again in the comedy He’s F***ing Perfect, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, the man behind Ferrell’s Step Brothers and Anchorman films. The screenplay was written by McKay’s former assistant Lauryn Kahn and was picked up […]

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Still classy – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues review

By Simon Miraudo December 9, 2013 The inspired lunacy of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is downgraded to calculated silliness in its long-gestating sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but hey, that is barely cause for complaint. This thing almost didn’t get made at all, and though it’s always unlikely for a beloved cult […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues

A new trailer for Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues has arrived online. Beginning with a shot of the esteemed James Dibble from the ABC, we see the decline of news coverage in America, culminating in Ron Burgundy and his Action News Team trialling crack on the air. Then, a barrage of jokes. Wonderful, absurd jokes. Director […]

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Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell working on Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are reported to be reteaming on the indie comedy Welcome to Me, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We say “re-team” but we are yet to see their first pairing, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, which hits cinemas at the end of the year. Still, the prospect of two of Hollywood’s funniest […]

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Harrison Ford joins Anchorman 2

Ron Burgundy will have to contend with Han Solo in Anchorman 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harrison Ford will play a legendary newscaster (similar to Tom Brokaw) in the upcoming comedy. Shooting has begun on the picture, which sees Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate  reprise their roles from the […]

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James Marsden joins Anchorman 2

Everyone’s favourite handsome person – and the love of Liz Lemon’s life! – James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman 2, Deadline reports. Plot details are tightly under wraps, but Marsden is said to be playing a rival anchor of Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell). Kristen Wiig is also a new addition to the cast, […]

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Oh brother – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters review

By Simon Miraudo February 4, 2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a silly, silly movie; a critique built into its very title. But don’t be fooled into thinking it delivers what’s printed on the tin! The name promises stupid fun, but only provides the former. This thing is supposedly meant to be funny, yet […]

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Kristen Wiig might play Brick’s love interest in Anchorman 2

Brick Tamland may have a love interest in Anchorman 2 far prettier than any lamp. The Wrap says Kristen Wiig is being courted to star opposite Steve Carell in the flick. Seeing as the script is still being written and the cast is not yet finalised, we may not get confirmation on this for a […]

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Television Revision: Eastbound and Down – Season 1

Television Revision: Eastbound and Down – Season 1. Starring Danny McBride, Katy Mixon, and John Hawkes. Rated MA. By Andrew Williams. Television Revision is a weekly feature in which our tuned in TV critic trawls through the best the box has to offer, giving you a primer on some of history’s finest shows (and warning […]

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Adam Sandler replaces Mark Wahlberg in Will Ferrell comedy

Last year it was reported that the stars of The Other Guys – Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg – would reteam for the backyard football comedy Three Mississippi, to be directed by Ferrell’s regular collaborator Adam McKay. Vulture today reports that Wahlberg has had to drop out of the picture due to scheduling issues, and Adam Sandler might […]

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Teaser Debut: Anchorman 2

The teaser trailer for the Anchorman sequel debuted in front of The Dictator over the weekend, and it has finally made its way online. Little is revealed, but it’s nice to see the Channel 4 Action News Team – Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner), and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) – back together at […]

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Poster Debut: Anchorman – The Legend Continues

With a new poster online and a teaser trailer reportedly attached to prints of The Dictator, we have further concrete evidence that the long-gestating sequel to Anchorman is indeed in the works (you’ll forgive us for being sceptical – we’ve been hurt too many times!). There’s not much to the poster, besides the meticulously tailored pants on display. These […]

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Uptown Saturday Night remake might star Will Smith and Denzel Washington

Warner Bros want Will Smith and Denzel Washington to star in their upcoming remake of Uptown Saturday Night, Deadline reports. Adam McKay is in negotiations to direct. The 1974 original featured Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier as two buddies who are held up at an illegal nightclub, and accidentally surrender a winning lottery ticket. McKay would direct the flick after he completes the […]

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Will Ferrell confirms Anchorman sequel is really, officially, finally happening

Will Ferrell took to Conan today – in character – to announce a sequel to his 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Deadline scooped the news earlier, reporting that Paramount would distribute the film. Judd Apatow will produce, and Adam McKay will direct, as with the first instalment. Ferrell and McKay have made […]

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Emma Stone thinks He’s F*****’ Perfect

Emma Stone is in talks to star in the cheekily titled comedy He’s F*****’ Perfect, Deadline reports.. The actual title isn’t censored, but you can assume it will be when it arrives in cinemas (or perhaps under a different guise completely). Last month, Adam McKay‘s 29-year-old assistant Lauryn Kahn sold her Perfect spec script for $1 […]

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Adam McKay to direct Ferrell and Wahlberg in Three Mississippi

A couple of months back it was revealed that The Other Guys themselves, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, would reteam to star in a backyard football comedy named Turkey Bowl. According to Vulture, TOG director Adam McKay has signed on to helm the film, newly-retitled Three Mississippi. Ferrell and Wahlberg will star as the patriarchs of two […]

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Will Ferrell wants to Swear to God

Will Ferrell is attached to a spec script by Due Date writers Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland, entitled Swear to God. According to Deadline, Warner Bros has acquired the script, and regular Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay is set to produce. Ferrell would play “a narcissistic hedge fund manager who thinks he has seen God”. Although described as […]

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Renner and Rapace to play Hansel and Gretel?

Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) are reportedly in talks to star in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The film has been set up at Paramount by Adam McKay (The Other Guys, Anchorman) through his Gary Sanchez Productions shingle. Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) is lined up to […]

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The Other Guys trailer debut

The first official trailer for the new Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg action comedy The Other Guys has debuted online. Ferrell re-teams with director Adam McKay (Talladega Nights, Anchorman, Step Brothers, Funny or Die) for this latest comedy about two NYPD desk-jockeys living in the shadow of their more action-oriented police brethren. I know that some are […]

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Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as The Other Guys

source: firstshowing.netThe first images from the set of the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg cop comedy The Other Guys have hit the interweb. Although they are not officially released stills from the production, they are mighty fine looking snaps. We first reported on this movie back in February when it was called The B Team. The film […]

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Head to Head – Step Brothers

Welcome to the latest installment of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. This week, our critics get into an epic noogie over Adam McKay’s manchild saga Step Brothers. Simon Miraudo will argue FOR the film DVDman […]

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He Ain’t Heavy (Well, He’s Kind of Heavy) – Step Brothers Review

Step Brothers – Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins and Adam Scott. Directed by Adam McKay. Rated MA for coarse language, nudity and sexual references. 98 mins. You only needed one look at the poster for Step Brothers to know exactly what this film would be like. Will Ferrell and John […]

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Anchorman 2 – Electric Boogaloo?

source: slashfilm.comComedy megastar Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay have revealed their plans for a sequel to Anchorman, with one version possibly set in the 80s. The first Anchorman starred Ferrell as anchorman extraordinaire Ron Burgundy, an arrogant yet lovable buffoon (see: 90% of all Ferrell films). Set in the 1970’s, it featured an all […]

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