Anchorman 2 bloopers

As audience members, we’re encouraged to laugh as long and as loud as we can at Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. But as the stars of the show, Will Ferrell and company were obligated to maintain a straight face. Which isn’t always easy when the scenes are this hilarious.

A recently released reel of Anchorman 2 bloopers show the stars screwing up and screwing around on set — riffing on specialty condom brands, bursting into giggles at the phase “frothy ejaculate,” or nearly tearing up with laughter during an awkward romantic scene. Even Brian Fantana’s famous kittens get in on the non-camera-ready action, adorably attacking each other instead of their toys. Watch the video after the jump.

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‘Anchorman 3′ Won’t Happen Says Adam McKay

Anchorman 2 Ron Burgundy

Want an Anchorman 3? Don’t hold your breath. Friday, when the extended/alternate cut of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hits select screens, will be the last time Will Ferrell’s trademark Ron Burgundy’s mustache will grace movie theaters. Writer/director Adam McKay says there will never be an Anchorman 3. Read his full quote below. Read More »

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Briefly: The biggest small star of 2014 already has a big 2015 movie lined up. Kevin Hart, star of this year’s hits Ride Along and About Last Night, will star with Will Ferrell in Get Hard, a comedy directed by Etan Cohen. Ferrell plays a banker who is sentenced to jail and hires his car wash guy, played by Hart, to prepare him for prison. (Hence the title.)

The film has been in development since last year but Warner Bros. just gave it a release date: March 27, 2015. That places it against Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie and the animated The Penguins of Madagascar. [Box Office Mojo]

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Anchorman 2 hit theaters at the end of last year, and it will soon be back in cinemas in a completely different cut assembled from alternate takes. But that’s not the end of the Anchorman 2 variant offerings: the Blu-ray release will feature three versions of the film. In addition to the original theatrical release and the second cut coming soon, the disc features an unrated version of the film. There will also be hours of bonus footage, including a reported 90 minutes of additional alternate takes. So that’s nearly four versions of Anchorman 2, which means that at least one poor editor probably lost his mind trying to make sense of it all.

The blu specs are after the break. Read More »

Ron Burgundy North Dakota

Between Dodge commercials, Ben and Jerry’s containers, and dog magazine covers, people might think Ron Burgundy has appeared everywhere to promote the upcoming film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Now, in Ron’s epic quest to appear everywhere, San Diego’s classiest news anchor (played by Will Ferrell) unexpectedly appeared on a North Dakota news station Saturday. He did a full thirty minute broadcast, in character, and you can watch it in full after the jump. Read More »

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There’s one major downside to the way Adam McKay and Will Ferrell make movies. Eventually, they have to go through the footage and pick out one joke for any given moment. When making a film like Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the director and star shoot so much footage that, once they finally made it into the editing room, the difficult work finally began.

Back in October, a group of journalists visited the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood and met with McKay and his editor Brent White while they were still working on the film. During our discussion we learned how long the initial cut was, about that rumored second version of movie, the test screening process, and how Seth Rogen almost ruined the film in post-production. We heard of an alternate ending and musical numbers, and saw two hilarious scenes from the December 20 release.

Below, read about all that and more as I present 12 fun facts from a visit to the edit bay of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Read More »

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While the mainstream is fetishizing the ’90s, a crew is still looking back at the forgotten corners of ’80s pop culture. IFC mini-series The Spoils of Babylon is from exec producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate Young. (Steele and Piedmont wrote.) It is designed as a spoof of ’80s event television, and skewers stuff like The Thorn Birds; beach lit stories that, in their small-screen incarnations, are forgotten by most people who weren’t around to watch them the first time.

The series is about the Morehouse oil tycoon family, with Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins and Kristen Wiig among the leads. (Jessica Alba, Jelly Howie, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen, and Steve Tom also show up.) Below, watch a trailer in which Maguire narrates a brief history of the family, culminating with the ominous memory of the Morehouse son Winston. Read More »

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