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The Most Memorable Movie Moments Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 24, 2013 12:40 PM
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The Most Memorable Movie Moments 2013
Can you feel it? The end of 2013 is hurtling toward us like a stampeding rhino. And as our year-end wind down is winding down, we're letting ourselves off the leash a little and assembling this unwieldy monster—an unashamedly scrappy and random list of The Most Memorable Movie Moments of the Year aka Every Damn Thing That We Couldn't Find Anywhere Else to Talk About. Those of you who like a little more formal rigor in your year-in-review programming may wish to check out Best Shots, or Best Music Moments, or Best Documentaries, or Best Soundtracks, or Best Scores or Action Sequences, Child Performances, TV Episodes, Worst Films… or really any of our other 2013 wrap-up features (just hit our "Best of 2013" tag) all of which were put together with about 83% more discipline than this one.

The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 24, 2013 9:04 AM
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The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2013
As some of you may know, The Playlist started out way back as a music-influenced movie blog and while our horizons have expanded exponentially since then, we like to keep a finger in that pie, and hope that we’re never remiss in giving the often overlooked audio component of the cinemagoing experience its full due. This year we’ve already run two celebrations of music at the movies: our Best Soundtracks of 2013 and our Best Scores of 2013, but as much as we think they give a good overview, there’s still room to talk about those times when a film’s music has been so integral to a scene that it transcends the wider discussion of whether the whole soundtrack is good or bad, or even whether the movie is good or bad, and creates a small sliver of something special and memorable.

Box Office: 'Smaug' Burns Burgundy, Defends Top Spot Against 'Anchorman 2'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • December 22, 2013 2:42 PM
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Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug
By Odin's raven, by the beard of Zeus, by the furry foot of Bilbo ("the bravest little hobbit of them all," according to legend/fan Leonard Nimoy)... Tolkien enthusiasts stood their ground against Anchorman's cult following and massive marketing campaign (Buy Dodge). As the dust settled, the streets did indeed run red (or at least reddish) with Burgundy's blood as Smaug's fire-belly burnt Baxter, Doby and the Channel 4 news team to smithereens. Not to say that it wasn't a battle of worthy adversaries, with 'Hobbit 2' suffering the largest percentage drop on the leaderboard (57.3% decrease), but 'Smaug' managed past that dent under its left wing and maintained its spot on top of the box office heap. Also of note for the weekend, there was a 36.6% increase at the overall box office since last year, proving that sometimes mediocre, rather than miserable, weather can be good for ticket sales.

Adam McKay Says An Early Version Of 'Anchorman 2' Was Like An Irwin Allen-Esque Disaster Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 11:09 AM
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"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is in theaters now, and for the sake of spoilers, we'll just say this: it gets a little crazy, often leading to the sequel's best moments. But in the nearly decade-long road to bring the movie to the big screen, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell had a lot time to think about how they were going to approach the followup. And while the final result expands the canvas but still keeps Ron Burgundy as the central focus, an earlier concept was much more epic (and somewhat outlandish) in scope.

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 »

Over 25 Images From 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' Plus Ron Burgundy Meets Linda Jackson In New Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 1:39 PM
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So has "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" stopped with the shameless marketing and started focusing on the actual movie? It would seem that way. With just over a week before Ron Burgundy and his pals are back on the air, Paramount is shifting gears and starting to show more from the actual movie.

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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