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Review: R-Rated, Extended Cut Of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 2, 2014 11:00 AM
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Earlier this week, Paul Rudd visited “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to welcome Fallon to his new gig as host and, ostensibly, to plug the rerelease of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which begins a weeklong run in an extended, R-rated cut this weekend. When the always-excitable Fallon asked Rudd what the longer cut was like, Rudd paused and said, “It’s just weird.” This is the easiest way to describe the new version of “Anchorman 2,” an oversized comedy so shapeless and bizarre that it borders on being experimental. Gone is any sense of pacing or propriety; in its place is sheer, go-for-broke goofiness. It doesn’t always work, but it’s probably the most fascinating thing being released in theaters this weekend.

The 5 Best Oscar Ceremony Musical Performances And 5 Terrible Ones

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2014 2:00 PM
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The 5 Best Oscar Music Performances, And 5 Terrible Ones
In the week running up to tomorrow Oscar's ceremony, we've looked at various aspects of Academy Award mania, from the best, and the worst, Best Picture winners, to the directors who went unrecognized, to our final predictions. But there's one final element of Oscar ceremonies themselves that we wanted to highlight: the musical numbers.

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.

Watch: Get Connected With 9 Clips From 'The Lego Movie' Plus Over 30 New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 10:24 AM
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"Everything is awesome!" goes the official theme song to "The Lego Movie," and while critics will eventually decide if that's actually the case, it's had to deny that spirit that's powering the Warner Bros. flick. Even though the entire movie is built around one of the most popular toys of all time, there's a weird innocent sweetness permeating from "The Lego Movie," which is certainly a nice change from the usual crass commercialism these kinds of movies project.

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.

First Listen: Ron Burgundy & Robin Thicke Cover “Ride Like The Wind” For The ‘Anchorman 2’ Soundtrack

Ron Burgundy & Robin Thicke, Anchorman 2
Yes, it’s Will Ferrell and Robin Thicke covering Christopher Cross' "Ride With the Wind" for the soundtrack to “Anchorman: The Legend Returns.” It’s not so much a collaboration as it is Thicke earnestly crooning this track and Burgundy doing sly commentary alongside the lyrics. Read More »

Watch: New Clip That Isn’t A Promotion From ‘Anchorman 2’ Plus Extended Look At ‘Spoils Of Babylon’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 6, 2013 9:24 AM
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As we detailed yesterday with 15 examples, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” moves forward with its pervasive (or as one could say, “annoying”) marketing prowess, utilizing underwear, ice cream, and automobiles as venues on which to slap Ron Burgundy’s face. Paramount hasn’t blocked their usual routes for promoting a film though, so we’ve got a pair of new clips—one from the Adam McKay-directed sequel, one as a holiday exclusive message, and also a look at a Funny Or Die-produced mockumentary starring Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire, and Kristen Wiig.

Stay Classy? 15 Ways That 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' Will Shamelessly Market Itself To You

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2013 2:28 PM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
There is no “in case you’ve been living under a rock” in terms of the awareness level of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” the long overdue sequel to 2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy." If you’ve lived under said rock in the last month, chances are Will Ferrell, in full Ron Burgundy regalia, has lifted up your stone and convivially asked you the way to San Diego. It’s also very possible Ferrell/Burgundy asked you if you needed any underpants, ice cream or Scotch while he was down there on his knees messing up his well-tailored maroon-colored pants, all in the name of not-so-subtly enlightening you to the existence of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

Watch: Ron Burgundy Hosts An Entire North Dakota Newscast, Visits TSN & Sings "Afternoon Delight"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 5:23 PM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Is there such a thing as too much Ron Burgundy? The answer is apparently: "no." The relentless promo machine for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" shows no sign of stopping, with Will Ferrell literally travelling the globe with his suit and mustache never too far behind. And don't be fooled into thinking Thanksgiving stopped Ferrell from collecting air miles and bagging more hotel room soaps.

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