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Alison Brie joins Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart for ‘Get Hard’

Community and Mad Men‘s Alison Brie will play Will Ferrell’s fiancée in the upcoming comedy Get Hard, Deadline reports. Though the actress is already 15 years Ferrell’s junior, the fact she plays a fairly-recent high school graduate on Community makes the pairing even ickier. The flick concerns an investment banker (Ferrell) who turns to his car-washer (Kevin Hart) for a crash-course in ‘getting hard’ […]

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Television Revision: Eastbound and Down – Season 3

By Andrew Williams February 19, 2014 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 you away from the specific episodes – or even seasons! – that might have ruined […]

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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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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to reunite on Devil’s Night

Comedy superstars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are teaming up again in new Sony comedy Devil’s Night, according to The Wrap. The pair has already worked together on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and fans are eager to see more from the duo, with Step Brothers grossing $120 million […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: Anchorman: The Legend Continues

A new poster and teaser trailer for Adam McKay’s Anchorman: The Legend Continues has hit the internet, finally giving us an impression of what to expect from the long-awaited sequel later this year. The poster is clean, simple and effective: a giant close up of Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell) moustache. The trailer, on the other […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: The LEGO Movie

The trailer and poster for The LEGO Movie should put some fears to rest that Hollywood’s money-making scheme to churn out toy-based films will only litter our cinemas with garbage. Surprisingly, The LEGO Movie trailer delivers laughs and a host of recognisable characters (Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) sure to draw not just a young crowd […]

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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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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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Lost in translation – Casa de Mi Padre review

By Richard Haridy March 25, 2013 If you’ve ever wished Will Ferrell would make a spoof of Mexican soap operas – mixed with a bit of spaghetti western and performed entirely in the Spanish language – then do I have news for you! Casa de Mi Padre is without a doubt the strangest, most niche […]

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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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Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson join LEGO movie

Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson will voice characters in Warner Bros’ upcoming animated LEGO movie. An official statement from the studio announced their casting, as well as that of Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman and Community‘s Alison Brie. They join previously announced voice talent Chris Pratt (also of Parks and Rec), Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and Morgan […]

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The top 10 Will Ferrell performances

The top 10 Will Ferrell performances. By Simon Miraudo. Will Ferrell stars as congressman Cam Brady in The Campaign, yet another oddball character to join his esteemed rogue’s gallery of supremely confident idiots. He’s come a long way since cheerleading with Cheri Oteri and crooning as Robert Goulet on Saturday Night Live. After cameoing in […]

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Made in America – The Campaign review

The Campaign – Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and Dylan McDermott. Directed by Jay Roach. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. No one’s ever going to accuse a movie in which a character goes by the nickname of “ticklesh**s” of being particularly witty, but it takes a special kind of genius to deploy lowbrow humour in […]

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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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Zach Galifianakis to star in A Confederacy of Dunces

Zach Galifianakis is set to star in the long-gestating adaptation of John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces, Vulture reports. Galifianakis would play Ignatius J. Reilly, a disgusting, condescending perennial scholar who works hard to avoid working and lives in New Orleans with his mother. The Muppets‘ helmer James Bobin is in negotiations to direct the […]

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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: The Campaign

The first full length trailer for the Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign has debuted online, highlighting how much funnier the film’s pre-trailer advertising was. Of course, this depends on whether or not you think punching a baby in the face constitutes as funny, which this film does when Ferrell’s North Carolina congressman Cam Brady makes this […]

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Teaser Debut: The Campaign

Our first glimpse at Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign has arrived via the film’s official Facebook page. The political comedy from Meet the Parents director Jay Roach sees Ferrell and Galifianakis face off as political candidates from the South, Cam Brady and Marty Huggins respectively. With the tagline ‘May the Best Loser Win’, Cam and Marty are […]

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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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First look at Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign

Entertainment Weekly has the first image of political competitors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign (formerly titled Dog Fight). In the Jay Roach directed comedy, Ferrell plays southern Congressman Cam Brady, who risks losing his seat when he becomes embroiled in a sex scandal. Enter Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), an outsider with an eye on the prize. Here is […]

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Josh Lawson joins Ferrell and Galifianakis in Dog Fight

Australia’s own Josh Lawson has been cast opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis‘ upcoming comedy Dog Fight, Deadline reports. The project was first announced last December, and concerns two political candidates from South Carolina (Ferrell and Galifianakis) vying for the same seat in Congress. Lawson will play Galifinakis’ brother. The role was originally written as […]

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Where there’s a Will – Everything Must Go review

Everything Must Go – Starring Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall and Christopher Jordan Wallace. Directed by Dan Rush. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. There comes a time in every comic actor’s life when they grow weary of begging for yuks, and try to prove that they’ve got dramatic chops too. It’s a rite of passage as […]

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Wahlberg and Hill teaming for Lethal Weapon-style buddy film

After playing opposite Will Ferrell in the buddy comedy The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg is set to join Jonah Hill in what has been described as a Lethal Weapon-style action flick called Good Time Gang. According to The LA Times, Wahlberg and Hill will play “two party-happy mercenaries” who take on a terrorist, only to discover that one […]

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