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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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Trailer Debut: Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher was – somewhat prematurely – featured on our Most Anticipated Films of 2012 list a little while back. Now, near the end of 2013, comes the first official teaser for Bennett Miller’s true-crime drama. Steve Carell stars as schizophrenic billionaire John du Pont, a chemical heir who tried to train wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing […]

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Bad love – Despicable Me 2 review

By Jess Lomas June 18, 2013 It used to be that animated sequels went straight to home video. Now, they’re the most reliable money-spinners in cinemas. Back in 2010, Despicable Me showed us that a would-be evil villain, intent on stealing the moon, could be foiled by three orphan girls thrust into his life. In Despicable […]

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Sydney Film Festival – The Way, Way Back review

By Simon Miraudo June 7, 2013 Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, former Groundlings and recent Oscar winners for penning The Descendants, make their directorial debut with The Way, Way Back. A sunny, bittersweet tale marked with moments of goofy, cringe-inducing comedy and the occasional saccharine speech, it’s a clear relative of their last, Academy Award […]

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Teaser Debut: Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues

A second teaser trailer for Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues has arrived online. Though it’s just a variation on the previous teaser, and features no footage from the film itself, the sight of Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy encouraging us “fat faces” to “stay classy” is welcome nonetheless. Stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Christina […]

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Al Pacino abandons Despicable Me 2; Benjamin Bratt fills in

Al Pacino is out of Despicable Me 2 and Benjamin Bratt is in, Deadline reports. This worrying development sees Pacino exit the anticipated sequel due to creative differences with Universal Pictures. Bratt (Miss Congeniality) will step in to voice new super villain Eduardo, alongside Steve Carell’s Gru, ahead of the film’s July release in the […]

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Magic dance – The Incredible Burt Wonderstone review

By Simon Miraudo March 13, 2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone gets a lot of mileage out of its stars’ increasingly ridiculous hairdos. I’m not proud to say that they kept me giggling throughout, but they did, and I have to live with that. If a lot of effort was put into hair and makeup, not […]

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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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Trailer Debut: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

We’ve had to wait too long for the trailer to The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, in which Steve Carell and Jim Carrey play rival magicians. It’s finally arrived, promising plenty of the silly haircuts and outrageous visual gags that the premise and cast promised. If Carell and Carrey weren’t appealing enough – and, perhaps to some, […]

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Eternal flame – Hope Springs review

Hope Springs – Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell. Directed by David Frankel. Rated M. By Richard Haridy. Don’t be fooled by the promotional material; Hope Springs is not a comedy. It’s actually something much more interesting: an adult drama dealing with adult issues in a minimalist way. Unlike the cloying contrivances […]

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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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The Office is coming to an end

Greg Daniels, the man responsible for adapting The Office for American screens, has announced that the upcoming ninth season of the hit NBC show will be its last. EW has his official statement: “This year feels like the last chance to really go out together and make an artistic ending for the show that pays off a […]

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Charlie Kaufman’s Frank or Francis postponed

We were greatly looking forward to Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman‘s directorial follow-up to Synecdoche, New York; the insane-sounding musical Frank or Francis, starring Steve Carell as an arrogant filmmaker and Jack Black as the blogger that torments him. Co-star Elizabeth Banks dropped a bombshell this week when she told Movieline the project was no more, stating “it fell apart at […]

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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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Trailer Debut: Hope Springs

The trailer for marital dramedy Hope Springs has arrived online, featuring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as an older couple looking to spice up their relationship. And who better to sprinkle some spice than a marriage counsellor played by Steve Carell? Director Dave Frankel is responsible for the films Marley and Me and The […]

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Steve Carell and Toni Collette set to reteam

Steve Carell and Toni Collette will reteam for the first time since Little Miss Sunshine, Variety reports. The ex-star of The Office and the woman of multiple personalities from United States of Tara are said to be joining forces in Jim Rash and Nat Faxon’s The Way, Way Back. Rash and Faxon last collaborated as […]

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Steve Carell makes an offer we can’t refuse

Steve Carell and New Girl‘s Jake Johnson are set to star in a new mob comedy for Warner Bros. According to Deadline, the pitch is based on an original idea by Johnson and Max Winkler, for which WB paid six figures. There are no further details on the currently untitled project, though Letterman writer Rodney […]

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Teaser Debut: Despicable Me 2

The minions – and little else – are back in the teaser trailer for Despicable Me 2. The first Despicable Me featured Steve Carell (well, his voice anyway) as a super-villain who winds up adopting three adorable orphans. But it was the villainous Gru’s equally adorable minions that everyone walked away talking about, and thus, they are now being […]

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Trailer Debut: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley await the end of days in the trailer for the darkly comic Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), SAFFTEOTW (phew) stars Carrell as a man whose wife leaves him upon learning of the impending apocalypse. He […]

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Keener, Banks and Reubens join Kaufman’s Frank or Francis

Update: THR confirms Kate Winslet will not be involved in the film. Elizabeth Banks and Pee Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens, will however. The original report is as follows. Charlie Kaufman’s Frank or Francis adds Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener to the cast list, according to Vulture. The film, which Kaufman wrote, will be his […]

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Is Dwight getting his own Office spinoff?

There have been some big shakeups at Dunder Mifflin recently. Not only did NBC’s The Office see the exit of star Steve Carell last year, but they introduced James Spader as new company CEO Robert California, and promoted Ed Helms‘ Andy Bernard to office manager (and show lead). Deadline now reports another potentially giant change. […]

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What’s crazy got to do with it? – Crazy Stupid Love review

Crazy Stupid Love – Starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore and Ryan Gosling. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Rated M. Originally published September 30, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Crazy Stupid Love (or, in its official and confusingly punctuated form: Crazy, Stupid, Love.) often feels like the American version of Love Actually (or should that be Love, Actually; this is frustrating). That is perhaps an unfair dig at Crazy Stupid Love, and too much […]

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Steve Carell to star in Lunatics

Steve Carell is attached to produce and star in an adaptation of Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel’s novel Lunatics, Deadline reports. The as-yet unpublished novel follows two soccer dads who engage in a minor feud which soon escalates and kicks off a life-threatening worldwide catastrophe. It will arrive on book shelves next January. Carell is […]

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Buscemi and Wilde joining Carell and Carrey in magician movie?

Gorgeous heartthrob Steve Buscemi and acclaimed character actor Olivia Wilde might join Steve Carell and Jim Carrey in their new ‘duelling magicians’ comedy Burt Wonderstone. Carell will star as the eponymous Las Vegas magician who must defeat a rival magic-maker (Carrey) following the death of his assistant. According to Deadline, studio New Line wants Buscemi […]

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The 10 least threatening movie killers

The 10 least threatening movie killers. By Simon Miraudo. Is there a more lovable actor than Steve Carell working today? We think not. Don’t you just want to cuddle him?! He’s abandoned his post at The Office and is now looking for more serious feature film fare, such as the recently announced Foxcatcher in which […]

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Channing Tatum to play Steve Carell’s murder victim in Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher is fast becoming one of our most anticipated upcoming releases, which we think is a rather tempered response to a film starring Steve Carell as real life chemical fortune heir, paranoid schizophrenic and convicted killer John du Pont. Now it seems Channing Tatum, who is making a habit of taking on unconventional projects, could […]

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Carrey and Carell to play duelling magicians in Burt Wonderstone

Jim Carrey has been offered a role opposite his former Bruce Almighty co-star Steve Carell in the comedy Burt Wonderstone, The Wrap reports. Carell has long been attached to the project, in which he will star as the eponymous Las Vegas magician who must defeat a rival magic-maker following the death of his assistant. Studio […]

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