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Watch: Will Ferrell's Weird Super Bowl Ad You Probably Didn't See

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 1:42 PM
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In case you were in a coma, you know that last night was the Super Bowl and lots of things happened. Beyoncé dominated the half time show, the power went out, and some football was played between a smorgasboard of advertising. Studios rolled out spots for their 2013 heavyweights including "Iron Man 3," "Oz The Great And Powerful," "Fast & Furious 6," "The Lone Ranger" and "Star Trek Into Darkness," while big name directors like Jon Favreau, Jake Scott and Carl Erik Rinsch lent their talents to game day product spots. But here's one ad you probably didn't see.

Watch: The 5 Highlights Of The 2013 Golden Globe Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 14, 2013 12:27 PM
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It's a good morning to be a Los Angeles pharmacist, as, Hollywood is just this moment waking up with their worst hangover of the year. Yep, it's the morning after the Golden Globes, and what the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lacks in respect or prestige, it makes up for in free-flowing booze and raucous partying. And so long as you don't take it too seriously, it can make for pretty entertaining viewing, something proven last night.

Watch: Ryan Gosling & Will Ferrell Are 'Knife Guys'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 10:21 AM
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This weekend "Gangster Squad" is hitting theaters, and we strong suggest that you catch up with some of these classic gangster movies instead, instead of sitting through the star-studded disappointment. But at least the promo cycle for the movie has allowed a bit of late night comedy to get made.

Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Attached To Star In The Comedy ‘Get Hard’; Warner Bros. May Acquire

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 7, 2012 7:03 PM
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For years, at least in some circles, comedian Kevin Hart was known as the uppity Smart Tech Customer who almost clapped up Jay (Romany Malco) in Judd Apatow's “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” The scene is hilarious, now a classic in some circles (definitely around The Playlist watercooler), and Hart stole the show. The dimunitive comedian (5'2") has since shot up. His 2011 stand-up comedy documentary “Laugh at My Pain” turned Tinstletown heads when it earned $2 million dollars in its first week of limited release. It was one of the most solid per screen averages of the year and the film, produced for only $750,000, eventually grossed $7 million. Clearly there was an audience out there for Kevin Hart that Hollywood was just waking up to.

Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman & Alison Brie Join 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 1:55 PM
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Ordinarily, toy brand + celeb voice = us falling asleep. But, it's Lego and we pretty much like everyone who is coming on board a lot, and the guys directing it are solid too. So, color us optimistic. And really, how can you not like these latest additions?

Justin Theroux To Direct Will Ferrell & Steve Carell In 'Swear To God'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 9, 2012 9:55 PM
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Justin Theroux's career as a triple threat actor, director, and writer continues. Coming off another strong comedic turn in this year's hippie colony comedy "Wanderlust," Theroux is set to follow-up his underrated feature-film debut, "Dedication" with a new comedy called, "Swear To God."

Review: 'The Campaign' Is A Laughless And Cowardly Political Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 8, 2012 10:59 AM
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There’s always been something insidious about the MPAA ratings system. It has allowed filmmakers to more directly label films as if they were products off the supermarket shelf -- “The Dark Knight Rises” is going to be PG-13, because it’s about a character kids wear on their jammies. “American Pie” is going to be R-rated, because they’re going to talk about sex a whole lot. But sometimes, you wonder if the PG-13 and lower ratings are designed to rescue filmmakers from themselves, forcing them to find creative ways to tell certain stories without the benefits of explicit content. Unfortunately, that train of thought is absent from “The Campaign,” a proudly vulgar idiot festival that wears its sophomoric R-rating on its sleeve, infusing a ripe satirical comedic idea with nonsensical foul content in lieu of character, story and comedic resonance.

Watch: Will Ferrell Is Inconsolable About R-Patz/K-Stew Break Up On 'Conan,' Calls Her A 'Trampire'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 1:59 PM
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All snark aside, the recent personal life revelations about "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart, and its implications on her real-life relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson, have made sad reading, just as it's always sad to hear that any nice-seeming young couple are having difficulties. There's always many facets and sides to such a story, and as enticing as the gossip can be, we've all been in similar situations ourselves, on any number of angles, and it's hard not to feel for all involved.

Will Ferrell To Cameo In 'The Internship' With Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Plus More Casting Updates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2012 11:38 AM
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The paths of Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have crossed many times in movies such as "Wedding Crashers," "Zoolander," "Starsky & Hutch," "Anchorman" and "Old School." And lucky for us, they will all be meeting up once again. Ferrell is slated to take a cameo role in currently lensing "The Internship," the movie that finds Vaughn and Wilson playing recently downsized men in their forties who try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their twenties. So who will Ferrell play? Well, he'll be "Wilson's brother-in-law, who sells home electronics and has no problem making inappropriate comments about his attractive customers." So improv heaven -- sounds good to us. Lensing is underway on the Shawn Levy-directed movie which should hit theaters sometime next year.

Snakes, Dancing & More: New Images From 'The Campaign' With Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 2:03 PM
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Around this time last year, we were gearing up for another kind of political movie with George Clooney's "Ides of March." It had a fancy Venice festival premiere lined up and an awards-ready fall release date and...well, "The Campaign" isn't quite like that movie. At all. Instead of Clooney and Ryan Gosling squaring off, we've got Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, and following the recent restricted trailer, the studio has dropped a batch of new pics from the flick hoping you'll vote with your dollars in a couple of weeks.

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