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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues … Continued

  • 2014
  • US
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd

Anchorman 2 but with 763 new jokes (roughly), a new musical number and not for younger ears and eyes.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
  • UK release: 18 December 2013

Sequel to the 2004 comedy about San Diego newsreaders.

Anchorman Marathon

  • 2004 / 2013
  • US
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell

Back-to-back Ron Burgundy.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Written by: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, Fred Willard

Snappy comedy vehicle for Saturday Night Live veteran Will Ferrell that's set in the sexist days of the 1970s TV news media. The eponymous newsreader, Ron Burgundy is forced by changing times to go head to head with Christina Applegate's go-getting female reporter. Ferrell's on top form here - better, in fact, than the…

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

17 Dec 20134 stars

Will Ferrell's idiotic newsman makes a welcome return

In the nine years since the release of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell's titular creation has become a real icon of idiocy, making a sequel genuinely welcome. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (once again co-written by Ferrell and…

WATCH: Anchorman 2 - Trailer 2!

23 Oct 2013

New footage from The Legend Continues introduces a clash of news values, and Fantana's jimmy cabinet

The latest trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has landed online, featuring blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearances from Harrison Ford, James Marsden and Greg Kinnear alongside the old team of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul…

Anchorman 2: 5 things we’d like to see

24 May 2012

In honour of the sequel's new teaser trailers, we speculate on what should be in the final film

1 Champ’s struggle with his sexuality Sports presenter Champ Kind (David Koechner) obviously had a thing for Ron (Will Ferrell) in the first film – he broke down when Ron started spending more time with Veronica than the news team, and was visibly…

Anchorman sequel announced by Will Ferrell

29 Mar 2012

The actor appeared in character on US talk show Conan O'Brien to reveal the plans

‘Mr Burgundy, we would be honoured if you will play some “yazz” flute for us one more time.’ That’s right, Ron Burgundy is due to hit our screens once more. Will Ferrell appeared in character as the moustachioed, suited and booted newsman on US talk…

The Other Guys

  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Written by: Chris Henchy, Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson, Dwayne Johnson

Pairing Ferrell and Wahlberg as the incompetent cop duo is a good move on director McKay's part. While it doesn't hit the mark of previous Ferrell/McKay success story (Anchorman), their chemistry works its low-brow magic to provide a sense of fun much needed in wannabe blockbusters.

God Tussi Great Ho

  • 2008
  • India
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rumi Jaffery
  • Cast: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sohail Khan

When successful Indian TV anchorman Arun (Khan) loses his job he blames God. So God (who else but the omnipresent Bachchan) decides to give him a chance at running things for a week. Bollywood remake of hit US comedy 'Bruce Almighty'.

Network

  • 1976
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Written by: Paddy Chayefsky
  • Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Overheated 70s satire of media and morals has Oscar-winning Finch as a fading news anchorman who finally freaks out in the studio, finds God and begins to spurt much evangelistic bombast, finally setting himself up to commit suicide on air. Ratings soar, of course, and station boss Holden rubs his hands in glee, a gesture…

Hollywood and Wall Street: how the movie industry loves to hate big money

30 Sep 2015

Star-studded The Big Short is the latest example of Hollywood's distrust of the financial sector

Your pulse may or may not start racing at the prospect of an entire movie about mortgages, but the upcoming The Big Short, based on the book of the same name by eminent finance journalist Michael Lewis, could be one of the must-see films of this autumn.

Knocked Up

16 Aug 2007

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin – nipple wax scene In an effort to make virgin Steve Carell more appealing to women, his friends take him to get his chest waxed. Carell agreed to do the waxing for real in the film. By the time they reach his nipples, you too are…

Thousands of films to be deleted from Netflix at the end of September

1 Sep 2015

Netflix US ends deal with Epix, huge titles to leave platform including: Hunger Games, World War Z

In a turn of events sure to disappoint (or liberate) those struggling to keep on top of their to watch lists, Netflix US has chosen not to renew its contract with distributor Epix, a move which will see thousands of films removed from the site. While…

The best upcoming film releases for autumn 2013

6 Sep 2013

The best new movies coming your way in 2013 and 2014

Woody Allen has been a dormant force in the last decade, Midnight In Paris aside, but his latest, Blue Jasmine, is winning plaudits as his best film in decades. Cate Blanchett heads the usual eclectic Allen cast. Maritime drama Captain Phillips sees…

Cheap Thrills

27 May 20143 stars

Black comedy that brings to mind a drug-fuelled Coen Brothers flick with a hint of early Sam Raimi

Family man Craig (Pat Healy) is resoundingly down on his luck. Facing eviction after losing his job, he hits the bar with old drinking buddy Vince (Ethan Embry). It's there they encounter rich couple Colin and Violet (David Koechner and Sara Paxton)…

The Lego Movie

11 Feb 20143 stars

A genuinely funny film from the makers of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Fast, funny and created with loving attention to detail, The Lego Movie will delight anyone who has ever played with those universally-recognised little yellow figures. Beginning at a blistering pace that never lets up, the film (from Cloudy With A…

2 Guns

14 Aug 20133 stars

A stripped-down action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington

The movie title could have sprung from the mind of one of Mark Wahlberg’s expanding gallery of macho dimbulbs: 'If all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun, how about we use two guns?' But it also feels like Walter Hill – veteran action director…

The Big Short

18 Jan 20164 stars

Terrifically and improbably entertaining financial crisis dramedy, featuring an all-star cast

Scathingly funny, dark and impudently executed, this intensely gripping, fact-based comedy drama achieves what most would have thought impossible. It makes the cause of the global economic meltdown not only almost comprehensible but outrageously…

The Campaign

27 Sep 20122 stars

Half-hearted political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis

The director of Meet the Parents answers a not-exactly gaping need here: welcome to another comedy in which Will Ferrell plays a particularly pompous and idiotic member of a profession prone to pomposity and idiotism. One does begin to fear that the…

Casa de mi Padre

11 May 20122 stars

Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy is at once unfunny and too silly to take seriously

Funnyman Will Ferrell as a tough rancher in a violent Spanish-language Western? It could only be a joke, and that’s exactly what Case de mi Padre is, a ragged, silly spoof in the Airplane/Naked Gun mode. Unfortunately, as jokes go, it’s a not…

Christine

23 Jan 20174 stars

Dramatisation of the sad demise of Christine Chubbuck, featuring astonishing work from Rebecca Hall

Following in the wake of documentary-drama hybrid Kate Plays Christine, Christine is the second film over the past year to try and understand Florida television news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who committed suicide on air on July 15, 1974. Director…

The Foot Fist Way

18 Sep 20083 stars

Getting a cinema release through the endorsement of Will Ferrell and his Anchorman/Tallegeda Nights director Adam McKay, The Foot Fist Way is a low-budget mockumentary about a small-time martial arts training school. Made in 2006, the central role of…

The Force Awakens to screen on Tower of London as part of Luna Cinema 2016 outdoor cinema programme

6 Apr 2016

Newest Star Wars film to be first of the franchise allowed for outdoor screening

Spring has sprung (supposedly) and with it comes news of the 2016 summer season of outdoor film screenings. The Luna Cinema has once again expanded, from 70 in 2014 and 120 in 2015 to 150 outdoor film screenings in its 2016 programme. The most…

Knocked Up

19 Jul 2007

Writer, director and producer Judd Apatow honed his skills on The Larry Sanders Show, winning a couple of Emmys for his writing. What he took from the experience was that the best comedies are not made up of jokes, but of observations on the ways people…