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12 Films To See In December

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • December 2, 2013 12:26 PM
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12 Films To See In December
Christmas is coming, which means annoying family members giving you an excuse to hit the movie theater if only to escape from their incessant babbling. Or maybe that’s just how I settle things in my family? Regardless, in honor of the twelfth month, this month’s Must-See List is celebrating its own twelve days of Christmas with two additional movies worth seeing. What do you have planned for your Christmas movie watching list? Check our list (twice) below.

Listen: Best Original Song Oscar Contender From 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Plus Full Soundtrack Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2013 11:35 AM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
As the marketing for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" carries on, it can be easy to forget that there is actual movie in between the mobile games, Ron Burgundy guest appearances, branded clothes, and more. But as we get closer to the release date, the fog of commercials is beginning to clear and the comedy is beckoning on the horizon. And wouldn't you know it? The movie could be an Oscar contender.

Watch: First 2 Clips From 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Plus Ron Burgundy Is Confused About 'Doctor Who'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2013 9:08 AM
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Anchorman 2
The campaign for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" rolls on, permeating almost every pop culture sphere possible, and so this morning comes even more from the movie. But in this case, instead of Ron Burgundy shilling for products and commenting on TV shows, we have a couple scenes from the actual movie (and yes, Ron Burgundy shilling for products and commenting on TV shows too).

Adam McKay Says He Might Make A G-Rated 'Anchorman' Spin-Off About Ron Burgundy's Son & Dog

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 14, 2013 10:42 AM
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It's no secret that “Anchorman” represents an almost free-form comedic enterprise for director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, able to shift and change form and purpose at will. Some are brilliant, like the alternate cut of the original, entitled “Wake Up Ron Burgundy”), some simply lackluster (the recent Dodge Durango tie-ins), but at least McKay and co. know their property. And as the sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” nears its release next month to hopefully calm our fears once and for all, McKay has recently revealed his next game-changing spin-off.

New 'Anchorman 2' Character Posters, Adam McKay Reveals He Wanted A Budget Of $80 Million

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 5, 2013 11:17 AM
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Anchorman 2
The release of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is just over a month away, and by now, fans of the first movie know that it was a long and winding road for the sequel to even enter production. We all know the first “Anchorman” wasn’t exactly a runaway hit when it was first released in the summer of 2004, but it still made a healthy profit. Even after the movie encountered great success in DVD sales, as well as the McKay/Ferrell duo’s subsequent films each crossing the $100 million mark in the box office, there was still some considerable push-back from Paramount Pictures when it came to a possible "Anchorman" sequel. As co-writer/director Adam McKay puts it, the primary issue for this was the film’s proposed budget.

New Photos: Spike Jonze's 'Her,' Kate Winslet In 'Labor Day,' 'Catching Fire,' 'Anchorman 2' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 2, 2013 3:31 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
November has rolled around, so it's officially that time of year: the holiday movie season. Both the L.A. Times and the New York Times have gotten deep into the action with great features in their movie sections which provide a heap of new photos from several highly anticipated movies. First up is a film we've already seen (read our NYFF review here), but one that's highly anticipated by many of us who haven't seen it nonetheless: Spike Jonze's "Her" (December 18th, in limited release), which features the stellar cast of Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt.

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.

Watch: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' With 6 Commercials For Dodge Durango Presented By Ron Burgundy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 1:06 PM
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Will Ferrell likes to make commercials. He's done regional ads for Old Milwaukee, a Super Bowl spot for Scorpion Beer to help the release of "Casa De Mi Padre," and he's back once again, with more product weirdness and another movie to promote.

Watch: Ron Burgundy Has Something To Say About The Goodwood Revival In 'Anchorman 2' Promo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 9:25 AM
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Ron Burgundy is returning to cinemas, and we're cautiously optimistic, if only because comedy sequels have an awful track record — but we have our fingers crossed that "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" can match the brilliance of the first movie.

Our 16 Most Anticipated Films Of The Fall

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • September 5, 2013 12:47 PM
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2013 Fall Film Preview, Her, American Hustle, Counselor
With this week feeling, release-wise, a little like the industry at large is taking a deep breath while effecting the gear change from Summer tentpole scheduling to awards season programming, it’s a good moment to pause and take a look at the goodies to come in the waning months of 2013. It’s a pretty stellar lineup, as films we've seen throughout the festival year start to make their way into awards-friendly end-of-year slots, vying with films we haven't yet seen but have been patiently, and in some cases pantingly, looking forward to for months now. In fact the lineup is so stellar that for the purposes of whittling down a manageable list of the films we're most anticipating, we made the decision to exclude anything that features in our Most Anticipated Toronto Internatioal Film Festival list just to narrow the field a little.

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