Disney fans, and /Film readers, are likely aware that major Hollywood stars have been dressing up like Disney characters. It’s not as bad as it sounds. In the past few years we’ve seen Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Jessica Biel as Pocahontas and many others dressing up to help promote the Disney brand.
The trend now continues. Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz has done her 2012 Disney Dream portraits and they feature Russell Brand as Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as Phineas, Ezra and Gus, the Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion. It’s the first time the series has featured characters who originated in a theme park and not in a movie. Check them out below. Read More »
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It isn’t going to make things any better, but people could probably use a dose of comedy today. Personally, I’ll take pictures of cats driving cars, videos of dance routines gone horribly wrong, and, should those fail, film footage of two men vainly lusting after political office.
The latter, at least, falls into the /Film purview, so here’s a new trailer for The Campaign, in which Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play rival political candidates who will seemingly do anything to win their competition. The panel for the film was one of the stranger ones at Comic Con last week (video of it is embedded below) and by comparison, this trailer seems pretty friendly and tame. But, in keeping with the grim news that saturates TV and online conversation this morning, friendly and tame is pretty nice. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 by Angie Han
Whatever its flaws, The Other Guys boasted a crackling comedic duo in Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, so we were excited to hear about a re-team for the two stars in the football comedy Three Mississippi. But alas, it’s not meant to be. Adam Sandler has just replaced Wahlberg in the film, which centers around rival families engaging in an annual tackle football match. Surprisingly, it’ll be the first time that comedy heavyweights Sandler and Ferrell have starred in a feature together. More details after the jump.
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The first teaser trailer for a sequel to Adam McKay‘s Anchorman hit last week, and bootlegs have been floating around for a few days. Now there’s an official release of an all-new teaser trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues, aka Anchorman 2, as well as a good online version of the theatrical cut.
Both teasers are pretty simple stuff, but some of the essential goofiness that made Anchorman a favorite is there: namely, Steve Carell gets right back into character as Brick Tamland as the rest of the Action News Team (Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Dave Joechner) spew their own brands of nonsensical idiom.
Check out the new teaser below, along with the one that has been in theaters for a few days. Read More »
With the Anchorman 2 teaser trailer set to hit the big screen late tomorrow night with the midnight shows of The Dictator, Ron Burgundy himself took to Twitter to let everyone know about the momentous occasion. Check out his tweet below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
When real-life politics get ugly, it’s depressing, but when fictional politics go negative, it’s hilarious. After whetting your appetite with Monday’s silly political ads, the first full-length trailer has been unveiled for Jay Roach‘s The Campaign. Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell star as rivals competing for a Congressional seat in North Carolina. As you can probably guess by that cast, it’s not long before the race spins amusingly out of control. More details after the jump.
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Though superheroes are likely to dominate the early and mid summer box office, politics could be the highlight of August. That’s when The Campaign, Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis‘s political spoof, is scheduled for release. Timed to play around height of the 2012 Presidential elections,the Jay Roach film centers on two men – Cam Brady and Marty Huggins – running against each other for Congress.
The Facebook page for the film has just updated and given us our first taste of Ferrell and Galifianakis in character. Plus, each candidate has released their own ads which reveal our first glimpse of footage from the movie. As you’d expect, it’s all incredibly stupid and funny. Check everything out below. Read More »
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Tuesday morning at CinemaCon, Warner Bros held their big presentation outlining their film releases for the rest of 2012. Filmmakers and stars presented exclusive unseen footage, trailers and sizzle reels.
We screened a five minute tonal sizzle reel for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, 10 minutes of selected cuts from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit‘ in 48 frames per second 3D, Baz Luhrmann‘s 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and Jay Roach‘s political comedy The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.
After the jump you can find a video blog I recorded with Frosty from Collider and Alex from FirstShowing discussing our reactions to all the footage, including the higher frame rates of The Hobbit.
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