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Dancing With the Stars better secure the rights to Haddaway's "What Is Love" for new contestant Chris Kattan. E! News has learned the Saturday Night Live veteran is in serious talks to compete in season 24 of the reality dance competition and you can be sure there will be some Night at the Roxbury, which used "What Is Love," homages. Perhaps Mr. Peepers will make an appearance? Kattan appeared on SNL from 1996 to 2003 and starred in the A Night at the Roxbury flick, a spinoff from the sketch series, opposite Will Ferrell. His other credits include Corky Romano, Monkeybone, Nancy Drew and on TV, The Middle, How I Met Your Mother and voice work on Bunnicula and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Kattan dipped »
Dylan McDermott will star in Fox’s comedy pilot “La>Vegas,” Variety has learned.
“La>Vegas” is an ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world, set on the Friday night flight from Lax to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.
McDermott will play Captain Dave, the pilot on Flight 1710, who’s described as all-American, cocky, but also a baby. He’s a likable narcissist who feels connecting with his passengers is just as important as flying the plane.
The 30-minute, single-cam comedy was created by Lon Zimmet who penned the pilot and will serve as executive producer with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and “Modern Family” co-creator Steve Levitan, who will direct the pilot.
The sitcom route is a new genre for McDermott. “The Practice »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your dramatic-leading-man-with-comedic-tendencies speaking…
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McDermott will play Captain Dave, the pilot of Flight 1710. Dave is described as “All-American” and “cocky, but also a baby… a likable narcissist who feels connecting with his passengers is just as important as flying the plane.”
Dylan McDermott has been set as the lead in Fox’s comedy pilot “LA > Vegas.” Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, “LA > Vegas” is set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday. The ensemble comedy centers on a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world and all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life. McDermott will play Captain Dave, all-American, cocky but also a baby, he is the pilot on Flight 1710, a likable narcissist who feels. »
- Linda Ge
“You have to resist the temptation,” Ferrell tells Rolling Stone. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it. I guess we’ll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don’t want to be doing sequels of everything. I think we personally feel great about what we did with Anchorman 2, and I think there are actually some people who like it more than the original. But then you always get that little bit of people saying, ‘Awww, why’d they have to do that?'”
- Gary Collinson
I just discovered a few interesting tweets on Taika Waititi's (director of upcoming Thor film) twitter (@TaikaWaititi), where some people are b**ching that, god forbid, Thor: Ragnarok may have some humor involved in it. One fan expressed as much Waititi himself.
@TaikaWaititi Taika, how do you feel knowing that there are angry people by Thor Ragnarok adapting a more comic tone?
— Alvaro S. (@alvarof616) February 21, 2017
Surprisingly enough, Waititi saw the tweet, and even went so far as to respond in a hilarious way:
Sounds like they need to laugh. https://t.co/fCB5AwQoDA
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) February 21, 2017
Pffffffrrrrrtttt (fart sound) »
- Drew Carlton
Almost nine years ago, Step Brothers, one of Will Ferrell's most beloved movies, made its debut in theaters. In the years since, especially after Anchorman 2 finally got made (even though it didn't live up to the legacy of the original), there has been demand and some possible talk of Step Brothers 2 happening. But that has mostly been put to bed. Both Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay have both weighed in on the potential sequel, saying that there are no plans to make a follow-up right now and that they doubt it will ever happen.
The pair recently spoke with Rolling Stone about Step Brothers 2, which Ferrell and McKay have kicked around ideas for in the past. However, while speaking to Rolling Stone, Will Ferrell made it clear that as of right now, they have no plans to do a sequel to Step Brothers. But they are having to resist some temptation. »
There are kids movies that nod to the fact that there will be adults in the audience by including winky references that fly over younger heads, or peppering the dialogue with pop culture allusions, or operating on some ironic double level. And then there are others, the rarer and more precious, that simply make the watching adults feel like the children they once were, all over again.
Swedish TV puppeteer and first-time feature director Petter Lennstrand’s unfeasibly endearing “Up in the Sky” is of the latter variety: a simple story told with such genuine heart, offbeat humor and unfakeable innocence that it feels like rediscovering a foundational movie from your own past, even as you watch it for the first time. It seems extremely likely that in a few years’ time, the kids lucky enough to have “Up in the Sky” in their lives right now will consider it a beloved classic. »
- Jessica Kiang
The 2008 comedy hit Step Brothers stands as one of the more beloved collaborations between Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Fans have been sacrificing oxen, goats and other assorted creature in hopes the duo would make a sequel to the quotable comedy classic, and though they’ve toyed with the idea for years, you could say they’ve officially grown out of the idea. While speaking with Rolling Stone... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Simon Brew Feb 22, 2017
Step Brothers 2 is the latest sequel to cross off the wishlist, it seems...
Whilst Anchorman is generally championed as the finest union of director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell, there’s a growing army of people who’d fight for Step Brothers. The movie, that co-starred John C Reilly, was a success on its original release, and richly rewards re-watches. Lots of the letter r in that sentence, there. But whilst there were murmurings about Step Brothers 2 around the time of its release, nothing was ever realised.
“You have to resist the temptation”, he told Rolling Stone. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there »
Today seems to be one where people wanting sequels are having their dreams crushed. First, Guillermo del Toro closed the door on “Hellboy 3,” and now Will Ferrell is wiping his hands of a much-dreamed-about follow-up to “Step Brothers.”
“You have to resist the temptation,” the actor told Rolling Stone. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Back in 2013, Adam McKay told The A.V. Club that he and Will Ferrell were going to make a sequel to Step Brothers when they were having trouble getting the Anchorman 2 off the ground. But Ron Burgundy ended up returning to the big screen, and, alas, now it seems that Dale Doback and Brennan Huff may never do the same. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, McKay and Ferrell explain why you won’t see a Step Brothers 2 in the immediate future. “You have to resist the temptation,” Ferrell said. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of [them]. I guess we’ll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don’t want to be doing sequels of everything.”
McKay was a little more optimistic, saying, “Maybe ...
- Esther Zuckerman
In the nine years since the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy masterpiece Step Brothers hit theaters, fans have been clamoring for a sequel. But as Ferrell tells Rolling Stone, the odds of that happening are getting increasingly slim. "You have to resist the temptation," Ferrell says. "It's just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there's not a sequel of it. I guess we'll see, but as of now there are no plans. We just don't want to be doing sequels of everything. »
Judd Apatow’s problems began with the words: “Go talk to Kanye. There’s an issue with his outfit.” Kanye West — genius rapper, militant fashion designer, mad-hatter creative and pop culture lightning rod — wanted to talk with Apatow on the set of 2013’s “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” the Will Ferrell franchise that Apatow produced. Apatow reflected on his experience with West on Saturday during a charity stand-up performance that also promoted his new Pete Holmes HBO series “Crashing.” Also Read: Judd Apatow on Getting Political: 'The Idea of Not Speaking Up Feels Really Wrong' (Video) “We love Kanye, but we’re worried about him, »
- Matt Donnelly
This week on We Got This Covered’s Cinemaholics, hosts Jon Negroni and Will Ashton invite mainstay and fellow cinemaholic Matt Donato to help them review Logan, The Great Wall, and Fist Fight. The trio also discuss the biggest movie-related news of the week, like more trouble with The Batman and a director rumor about Suicide Squad 2.
In terms of television, Jon reviews The Good Fight on CBS’s new streaming service, and Will talks about Crashing on HBO. They also spend some time disagreeing about the first trailer for The House, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.
For more, here are the links to everything that’s discussed this week, as well as the show notes:
- Jon Negroni
The original 1996 movie, based on Irvine Welch's 1993 novel, defined a drug generation in the UK. With an electrifying soundtrack, a memorable group of characters and filled with moments that contributed to the pop culture of the cinema world, Trainspotting was definitely one of a kind. Not to mention a talent of a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremne and Kelly Macdonald.
Well, 20 years later... the original crew is back as Renton (McGregor) returns to his home town after "choosing life" and abandoning his misfit friends. In honour of T2: Trainspotting, we have compiled our own little list of long awaited sequels.
Read the list below and check out »
- Scott Goodyer
There are a handful of stars who might have found the fountain of youth, and the same can be said for this new group of stars turning 50 this year. Couples like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman will all be hitting the half-century mark in the coming months, along with comedians Leslie Jones and Will Ferrell. Also in the mix are Vin Diesel, Jimmy Kimmel, and Julia Roberts. It's hard to believe, but there's only one possible explanation: they must be vampires. Related:31 Stars Who Will Make You Feel Great About Turning 40 This Year30 Stars Turning 30 This Year »
- Monica Sisavat
The Trump travel ban has led to outcry and rallies for Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, nominated for an Academy Award
In a normal Oscars week, Jeremy Zimmer would expect to be wearing his best tux, rubbing shoulders with the biggest stars in Hollywood and grabbing canapés with one hand while holding a glass of champagne in the other. This year he expects to be holding nothing more glamorous than a placard.
“Don’t get me wrong, I like lobster rolls and handfuls of lamb chops as much as anyone, and more than most,” Zimmer – the head of United Talent Agency, which represents the cream of Hollywood, from Angelina Jolie to Will Ferrell – told his staff in an email. “However, this seems like a moment for us, at UTA, to speak up and put our money where our mouth is.”
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- Dan Glaister
Ghost in the Shell and The House trailers, Avengers: Infinity War news and more make our weekly round-upGhost in the Shell and The House trailers, Avengers: Infinity War news and more make our weekly round-upGarrett McCormick2/17/2017 5:20:00 Pm
Check out this week's round-up featuring the most buzz-worthy movie news! Everything, Everything
If The Fault in Our Stars had a movie-baby with Room, you'd get the upcoming film Everything, Everything.
Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is almost like every other teenager; she's curious about the world, she likes to have fun, she's full of spunk, but the difference between Maddy and everyone else is that she's never been outside before. Since she was born, Maddy has been told she is allergic to everything in the outside world, which has kept her trapped behind walls and locked inside her house.
After becoming distant pals with her neighbour Olly (Nick Robinson), the two build »
- Garrett McCormick
What would you do if: you couldn't afford to send your kid to college; you stepped on a mine in the middle of the desert; you had a mental link with a kaiju? Find out what fictional characters do in these situations by watching the movies The House, Mine and Colossal, all of which are previewed in the below roundup of trailers. The House Former Saturday Night Live colleagues Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are a married couple who turn to a life of...
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