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'Anchorman 3' Will Never Happen, Says Director Adam McKay

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by Jacob Hall February 27, 2014 @ 3:48 PM
Paramount Pictures
Although 'Anchorman 2' wasn't groundbreaking at the box office even being a more moderately budgeted comedy, it did make significantly more than its beloved 2004 predecessor. So, could there be an 'Anchorman 3' somewhere down the line? As far as co-writer and director Adam McKay is concerned ... No. Never. Ever.

'Anchorman 2' Returning to Theaters With Extended, R-Rated Edition

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by Mike Sampson February 21, 2014 @ 8:15 AM
Paramount
http://youtu.be/Ph9NMC2wK50
Didn't get enough Ron Burgundy last month with 'Anchorman 2'? Well, Ron, Brick, Champ and Brian are coming back to theaters this month with an extended, R-rated cut that promises 763 new jokes. It's like watching an all new 'Anchorman' movie!

NBC's 'Anchorman' Astronaut Comedy 'Mission Control' Adds 'Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 20, 2014 @ 9:30 PM
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We figured that NBC was blowing a bit of smoke in touting both Will Ferrell and the 'Anchorman' name for its new astronaut comedy pilot 'Mission Control,' but its first major casting is pure crystal. 'Breaking Bad' and 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' star Krysten Ritter will blast off into the leading lady role, but will 'Mission Control' fall apart on the landing pad?

'The LEGO Movie' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman February 2, 2014 @ 10:59 PM
Warner Bros.
"Everything is Awesome!"
Much has been said about our recent cinema kowtowing to nerds. From the massive success of 'The Avengers' to the ill-fated sci-fi odes of 'Paul.' (Anyone remember 'Paul?') The nerds have won. But whither the spaz?
Take a moment to remember the spaz. The hyperactive, highly-excitable enthusiast who can barely stay in one place for longer than sixty seconds and makes a little bit of a mess of things with his chaotic energy. 'The LEGO Movie' is the film for that person. From its opening frame to its surprisingly heartfelt conclusion, 'The LEGO Movie' has a bright and brash, candy-colored go go go dynamism that crackles with a glorious alacrity set to the tempo of the classroom's biggest and most disruptive spaz.

WATCH: 'The LEGO Movie' Debuts 9 Clips of Mini-Figure Action

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by Nick Romano January 27, 2014 @ 12:49 PM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/GHYEaSyLKnQ
Chris Pratt is a mini-figure living in the not-so-mini world of 'The LEGO Movie,' which brings together some of your favorite LEGO characters to life on the big screen and gives them the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and more! Warner Bros. has released a batch of nine new clips from the animated film so you can preview all the silly humor one can expect from a movie starring Andy Dwyer from 'Parks and Recreation.'

'Anchorman': The TV Series? NBC Orders Astronaut Comedy from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 15, 2014 @ 8:57 PM
Paramount
Fans of Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy return in 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' might still count themselves surprised a sequel finally got of the ground, but could the same brand of humor land on TV? NBC wants to put a man on the moon with a new 'Anchorman'-style comedy about the 1962 space race, direct from Ferrell and director Adam McKay themselves!

'Anchorman 2' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman December 17, 2013 @ 8:17 AM
Paramount
[This review contains some minor spoilers of 'Anchorman 2.']
There are a handful of extremely funny, laugh-out-loud moments in 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.' One happens early – the reveal that David Koechner now runs a cut-rate fast-food joint that saves money by serving fried bats (or, as he calls it, “chicken of the cave"). Another is a retread from the first film – a battle royale of news teams from various networks, but this time even more extreme. There's also great humor in what I suppose passes for “the point” of this movie – that lowest common denominator attitudes like those of Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy are what inadvertently invented the cesspool of modern cable news.
Of course, what you will find funny is entirely dependent on your own taste, but these highlighted scenes (and several others, I must point out) really landed with me. It struck me later, as I was trying to piece together why the movie felt about six hours long, that these moments were all dependent on gags that could not have been ad-libbed. Ferrell, Koechner, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and the rest of the gang are deservedly respected for their quick-thinking comedy chops. When they get together and riff, few can top them. The problem is that 'Anchorman 2' relies on this far, far too much. It's like a a dessert plate where mounds of fluffy whipped cream obscures the fact that, underneath, there's only a tiny bite of pie.

This Massive 'Anchorman 2' Photo Gallery Is Kind of a Big Deal

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by Nick Romano December 9, 2013 @ 11:36 AM
Paramount
By the hammer of Thor! As ‘Anchorman 2’ inches closer to its December 18 premiere, Paramount has released photos by the truck loads of all the hijinks to come – road trips, new suits and hairdos and … did someone say another newscaster brawl? Yup, that’s a trident. Brick has a trident!

'SNL' and Will Ferrell Resurrect the Legendary Bill Brasky

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by Jacob Hall December 8, 2013 @ 10:21 AM
Here's the weird thing about recurring 'SNL' characters and sketches: you may get tired or annoyed by them at the time, but ten years later, you'll just be longing for them. We didn't know how much we were missing the "Bill Brasky" sketches until last night, when the show brought the character back one more time. After all, when you have Will Ferrell in the house, you've got to revisit some of his classics.

'Anchorman 2' Clip: Ron Burgundy Gets Recruited for the Dumbest Thing He's Ever Heard

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by Nick Romano December 5, 2013 @ 11:49 AM
Paramount
http://youtu.be/_l_iH8MJg38
For any many hilarious one liners from the first 'Anchorman' that are sure to live long after our lifetimes, 'Anchorman 2' is sure to have tons more. To get a taste of Will Ferrell's return as Ron Burgundy and his foul pirate-hooker mouth, Paramount has released a new 'Anchorman 2' clip.