BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Alamo Drafthouse and Paramount Pictures have joined forces to unleash a special edition movie pass called the Anchorfan Pass that will entitle holders to unlimited screenings of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues for a one-time fee of $15.
It took 10 minutes to realize that this was an impossible task. Almost every line of dialogue penned by Ferrell and McKay for The Legend Continues easily could fit on a t-shirt or coffee mug, living alongside ďIím kind of a big dealĒ as the next great Ron Burgundy quote.
There are precious few successful comedy trilogies. The Hangover Part III proved how difficult it can be to continue milking laughs out of a premise. But with dollars rolling in for Anchorman 2, could this inspire Ferrell and McKay to dive back in for a third Ron Burgundy movie? Should they?
In this clip for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Dylan Baker plays a pitchman trying to sign Ron to his wild news channel. Of course, Ron is initially dubious ("News going twenty-four hours around the clock? A channel that's never off in other words?...No offense, but you are stupid.") but a fat paycheck is enough for this anchorman with salon quality hair to give it a go.
Ferrell actually plays it straight, reporting on a fire at a neighborhood Samís Club and tossing it to a puff piece about holiday travel. Whatís so odd is that no one initially acknowledges the fact that a fictional anchorman is suddenly sitting at a news desk in North Dakota, relying facts to undoubtedly confused audience members at home.
Christmas is coming even earlier than expected for Anchorman fans. The anticipated sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was originally slated to debut December 20, which is a Friday, however it looks like the film will be getting a Wednesday release, as Paramount has moved up the release to December 18.
When Ron Burgundy promised "I'm kind of a big deal" in the original Anchorman, he was being a pompous jackass. But as the hype surrounding the upcoming sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues gets louder and louder, there's no denying it: Ron Burgundy is everywhere and people are loving it. People even trust Ron Burgundy so much these days that they're willing to let him ruin-- uh, I mean educate-- the future anchormen and women of tomorrow.
Paramount Pictures has teamed up with AMC Theaters and Fandango to offer "super tickets" for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues which will allow holders to see the film two days before its set to make its nationwide debut on December 20th.
Inspired by Burgundy's professed love of scotch, Scotchy Scotch Scotch is a butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swirl. (No butterscotch chips?) In a press release, Burgundy endorsed the new flavor while pitching some others...
Directed by Adam McKay, the new film finds Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Champ Kind (David Koechner) trying to find their place in a world that is just discovering the idea of a 24-hour news station.
Those watching the NFL on Sunday afternoon likely caught sight of a familiar face. Will Ferrell, in full Ron Burgundy character, hawked the Dodge Durango in not one but SIX car commercials, some involving either a horse or ballroom dancers (but not both in the same spot).
Welcome to fall movie season, where it's all about awards bait if you look in one direction (hello, August: Osage County!) and all about oddball blockbusters if you look in another (happy to see you, Riddick). Like any other time for movie releases, autumn is all about what you make of it, whether that's catching the three-hour French drama about lesbians or counting down the days until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But if you want an advance look at which films are begging for awards and which are best paired with a giant tub of popcorn, look no further
After nearly a decade of being quoted endlessly by fans, Ron Burgundy's many bits of wisdom -- "Milk was a bad choice," "I'm kind of a big deal," etc.-- have become legend. The arrival of Anchorman: The Legend Continues this Christmas promises to give us more where that came from, but Ron Burgundy wouldn't be a classy newsman if he didn't know how to take advantage of an opportunity. So in November, a month before the Anchorman' sequel's debut, we'll see the arrival of Let Me Off at the Top!, a.k.a. Ron Burgundy's memoir.
This summer lacked a significant comedy. Thankfully, two new pics hitting the Web this morning remind us that we still have Anchorman: The Legend Continues to look forward to later this year.
When Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released in 2004 it became an almost instant cult phenomenon. That summer it was hard to find a regular movie-goer who couldn't quote all of the movie's best lines verbatim, and thanks to the staying power of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's comedy it never got old. But while fans pleaded for a sequel, for years it seemed like an impossible dream.