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April Fools: The 10 Best Movie Idiots

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 1, 2014 3:00 PM
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The 10 Best Movie Idiots
Inspired in part by the Roman festival of Hilaria and the medieval Feast Of Fools, the first of the fourth month brings April Fool’s Day, a celebration of jokes, pranks and hoaxes around the world. It probably hasn’t escaped your attention, thanks to the prevalence of weak LOLs, thin hoaxes, and people complaining about the weak LOLs and thin hoaxes on social media.

John Travolta & Ethan Hawke Join Ti West's Revenge Western; Steve Carell Is On 'The Priority List' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 5:36 PM
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After going back to his silly comedic roots, reprising Brick Tamland in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Steve Carell is continuing down the dramatic road he's quietly been carving for himself, by lining up to produce and star in "Priority List." Based on the memoir by David Menasche, it tells the story of a teacher diagnosed with brain cancer and given a few months to live, who goes on to defy the odds.

Watch: “The 50 Greatest Vaginas of the 20th Century” Plus Gag Reel And Other Unrated Clips From ‘Anchorman 2’

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 17, 2014 9:40 AM
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Anchorman 2
If you thought the long awaited follow-up to “Anchorman” played it too close to the chest, then the upcoming “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues The Unrated Cut” might be for you. The sequel felt too long and heavily relied on jokes from the original. But by the looks of these clips, a lot of original humor didn’t make it past the editing room.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Actor Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 10, 2014 2:49 PM
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Premature Oscar Predictions: Actors
In an effort to cut off the head and put a stake in the heart of the awards season for a few months, last week saw us running down a few of the Best Picture possibilities for the 2014/2015 Oscars. Namely, the movies that are likely to dominate discussions in the back six of the next twelve months.

Watch: Champ's Mom Has Gonorrhea In Clip From R-Rated 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Continued'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 2:09 PM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Fans waited a long, long time for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," but they are being amply rewarded for their patience. In addition to the theatrical cut which dropped in December, this Friday — for one week only — a super-sized R-rated version is hitting theaters, featuring a whole new cut of the movie, made up entirely of alternate jokes and scenes that were dropped, including a musical number. And that's not all, as the home video release will feature contain the theatrical cut, the R-rated version and an Unrated version too, giving you three different ways to experience Ron Burgundy. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Watch: Trailer & Clip For Longer, R-Rated Cut Of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' With All New Jokes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2014 9:05 AM
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
When Will Ferrell and Adam McKay get together, they shoot a lot of material. And as fans of "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" already know, there was so much leftover material from the making of the comedy, the flimmakers were able to stitch together an entirely new movie, "Wake Up, Ron Burgudy: The Lost Movie," which was included as a DVD extra for the film. And, they've pretty much done the same thing again.

Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' Starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2013 10:05 AM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Heading into "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," the question shouldn't be whether or not the sequel can top the original, because the answer is already obvious: it can't. When "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" arrived, it was Will Ferrell's first stab at leading a movie on his own, and the box office results spoke to his multiplex popularity at the time: it was middling. But everyone knows the narrative by now, with 'Anchorman' catching much more fire on DVD, and becoming in the nine years since, nothing short of a relentlessly quotable contemporary comedy classic.

Watch: 2 New Trailers For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Starring Will Ferrell & Steve Carell

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 23, 2013 4:46 AM
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Now, these are more like it. Only earlier today, we were talking around the Playlist water cooler about how the marketing for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," which has involved a slightly underwhelming teaser trailer, Will Ferrell shooting 70 (!) in-character Dodge Durango ads, and as of yesterday, a Ben & Jerrys flavor called "Scotchy Scotch Scotch," has risked turning Ron Burgundy from the central character of the funniest pure comedy of the 00s to a corporate pitchman whose new movie was looking worryingly disappointing.

Sony Pictures Classics Move 'Foxcatcher' To 2014; Watch The Chilling Teaser Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 10:36 PM
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Foxcatcher
To all the prognosticators who have already sat back and considered the awards season over, time to wake up. Bennett Miller, who has gone two-for-two with Best Pictures nominations for "Capote" and "Moneyball," returns with "Foxcatcher" and goddamn if he doesn't look like he's back in top form.

Check Out Steve Carell's New Nose In 'Foxcatcher' & Idris Elba's Old Age Makeup In 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2013 3:24 PM
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With Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" entering the Oscar fray it's time for Sony Pictures Classics to start hustling the picture, but it seems that not everyone in their starry cast — which includes Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller — will be immediately recognizable. Yes, that's Steve Carell, and he's got a new prosthetic nose.

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