Elf Monopoly

Right now, all eyes are on Jon Favreau‘s work on the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, but as we get closer to the holidays, fans will be digging into the director’s modern holiday classic Elf. The movie is played endlessly during the Christmas season, and this year you can take your love of Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf to the next level.

This year, fans will be able to play a special Elf version of the classic board game Monopoly, featuring familiar locations and settings from the film. Plus, while you’re arguing about how much money you own for landing on whatever the Elf equivalent of Boardwalk will be, you’ll be able to munch on some Elf breakfast cereal from General Mills. Read More »

Awkwafina Sandra Oh

Awkwafina (Crazy Rich AsiansThe Farewell) and Sandra Oh (Killing EveSideways) are set to star in a new untitled comedy from Netflix. The two actresses will play sisters in the movie, and they’ll both produce alongside comedy legend Will Ferrell. Get some plot details about the new project below. Read More »

Stranger Than Fiction - Will Ferrell

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Stranger Than Fiction

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: What happens when a man suddenly starts to hear someone narrating his life as if he were the main character in a story? That’s exactly what happens to IRS auditor Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), and as if hearing a female voice describing everything he was doing wasn’t bad enough, she’s also made him out to be an ill-fated protagonist, and his death is imminent. It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, “There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes.”

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Will Ferrell is best known for his raucously hilarious comedic roles in Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and other comedies. But in 2006, Stranger Than Fiction saw Ferrell mix some of his comedic antics with an outstanding dramatic performance that should have earned him an Academy Award nomination. Read More »

Anchorman Funko POPs

San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us. Well, this year it’s Comic-Con at Home with a bunch of virtual panels instead of the usual massive gathering of nerds and geeks at the San Diego Convention Center, but we’ll try to make the best of it.

Even though there isn’t a show floor to scour for the usual Comic-Con exclusive merchandise, that’s not stopping the arrival of a new wave of 2020 SDCC exclusive Funko POPs. While this year’s selection feels a little lackluster overall, the introduction of one particular new series of Funko POPs kinda makes up for it. We’re talking about a set of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Funko POPs featuring several different versions of the titular San Francisco news man, and some of the Channel 4 news team. Read More »

Vintage Ghostbusters Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a vintage 1984 featurette on the making of Ghostbusters, revealing funny behind the scenes footage, a look at the creating of sets and props, and more. Plus, Adam Savage shows off the frog props he has from the pivotal scene in Magnolia where they rain down from the sky, and some new stories from behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live are told by John Mulaney, Eddie Murphy, and more. Read More »

Eurovision Movie Music Video

Netflix’s Eurovision movie now has a title and a music video to go with it. The title: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaThe music video: “Volcano Man.” What does any of this mean? Who can say? All we can know for sure is that stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are decked out in some memorable costumes for a suitably epic – and silly – video.

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the shrink next door tv series

The Shrink Next Door is the latest buzz-worthy podcast to find itself turned into a TV series, and now that TV adaptation has a home. Apple TV+ just won a bidding war to land the show, which will reunite Anchorman cast members Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. The true story follows a psychiatrist who slowly takes over the life of his unsuspecting patient.

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Hamilton Props

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Adam Savage explores the props of the San Francisco stage production of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony-winning musical Hamilton. Plus, a wildlife expert breaks down more animal scenes from movies like The Birds and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and Will Ferrell has a new song you can sing while thoroughly washing your hands. Read More »

the shrink next door limited series

Will Ferrell is reuniting with his Anchorman co-star Paul Rudd to star in the limited series The Shrink Next Door, a dark comedy based on the true crime podcast about a celebrity psychiatrist who slowly takes over his clients’ lives.

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downhill review

If you watched Ruben Östlund’s uncomfortable dark comedy Force Majeure and thought, “This is good, but it would be better if it was nicer and more watered-down,” you’re in luck. Downhill is exactly that – a remake that is more or less the same movie as its original – with most of what made the original so special tactfully removed.

That’s not to say Downhill is bad – it’s not. It’s perfectly fine. And anyone watching it who hasn’t seen Force Majeure beforehand might find even more to love. But even removing Force Majeure from the equation, Downhill harkens back to the era of forgettable ’90s rom-coms, where any semblance of conflict is tidily wrapped up by the time the credits roll.

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