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‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Review: Dir. Sean Anders (2017)

Daddy’s Home 2 review: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell return for another bout of dad-based comedy, this time joined by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.

Daddy’s Home 2 review by Benjamin Read.

Will Ferrell’s presence as a comedian and leading man in Hollywood has never been in question. But, it’s easy to see that his career has certainly taken a downward spiral since the glory days of classics like Old School and Anchorman. Despite this, the former SNL star has managed to keep his head above water with a string of moderately successful hits in the past few years. In 2015, Daddy’s Home came storming out of the gates to mixed critical reviews, but huge box office success. Now, Ferrell and frequent collaborator Mark Wahlberg return for the sequel, Daddy’s Home 2. Does it match up to the playful laughs and guilty charm of the original?

This time around,
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‘Daddy’s Home 2′ Review

Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini | Written by Sean Anders, John Morris | Directed by Sean Anders

There’s a scene at the end of Daddy’s Home 2, Sean Anders’ sequel to his mediocre 2015 hit, which has all the hallmarks of a classic Christmas movie climax: the characters, previously at odds, coming together for a joyous singalong. Except the song they choose is Feed the World. The Band Aid anthem – once a call for the Western world to mobilise to relieve the vast suffering in Africa – is malignly appropriated as a campy joke, hollered against a backdrop of a shamelessly product-placed cinema chain handing out free snacks to gorging Americans. It’s not even the worst scene in the film, but it does epitomise a so-called comedy which is thoughtless on multiple levels, and frequently tasteless.

Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are now entrenched
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Video: iTom – Ep 2 – Daddy’s Home 2 UK Premiere

Comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 had its UK premiere last week and our very own Tom Salmon headed over to Leicester Square in London for episode 2 of iTom.

Along with getting some footage of the red carpet he also received some wisdom from stars of the film, Will Ferrell and Mel Gibson. Check out the video above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Also keep a look out on Roobla this week for our review of Daddy’s Home 2.
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Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
If there was a Top 10 list of reasons to scrub a celebrity’s appearance from an upcoming TV special, a sexual harassment scandal would surely come in at number one.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been edited out of PBS’ David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special (airing Monday, 8/7c), TVLine has confirmed. The decision to cut him from the broadcast comes just days after the Saturday Night Live alum became the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment. The network on Sunday released the following statement to TVLine:

PBS will air David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize on Monday evening.
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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend
Warner Bros.-D.C.’s “Justice League” is headed for an underwhelming opening weekend, coming in below early predictions with an estimated $94 million at 4,051 North American locations during its opening weekend.

The number marks a nearly 15% drop from early reports, which had pegged “Justice League’s” opening weekend in the $110 million range. With an estimated budget of around $300 million, “Justice League” poses high stakes for Warner Bros. The movie is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises.

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, and Willem Dafoe also appear. Zack Snyder began shooting “Justice League” in April of 2016, from a script by Chris Terrio. Joss Whedon — director of Disney-Marvel’s two “Avengers” movies — assumed directing
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Will Ferrell Is Left Speechless Over Mark Wahlberg’s Third Nipple

  • ET Canada
As Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg continue to promote their latest film “Daddy’s Home 2”, the close friends and co-stars continue to learn more and more little facts about each other as the days go by. Most recently, while appearing on “Good Morning Britain”, Ferrell was left speechless after learning about his co-star’s third nipple. […]
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The Best Animated Films of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Anomalisa’ to ‘Spirited Away’

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The Best Animated Films of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Anomalisa’ to ‘Spirited Away’
Pixar and Studio Ghibli tend to spring to mind first when discussing great animation, but there’s a world beyond those two giants. Animated films have grown ever more artful and affecting as more and more folks realize that it’s never just been a medium for kids, with studios and indies alike creating stop-motion marvels, hand-drawn standouts, and CGI spectacles.

The genre has grown so much since we entered the current century, in fact, that it can be easy to forget the Academy Awards didn’t even recognize animation until 2001. As few as three movies were nominated per year until 2010, but since then animation’s increased prominence has been reflected in the race’s competitiveness. Not every worthy movie could make the cut on either the awards circuit or this list, sadly, but rest assured that “The Red Turtle,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” and “Ernest and Celestine,” to name just a few,
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Inside the Unlikely Success of 'The Chris Gethard Show'

Inside the Unlikely Success of 'The Chris Gethard Show'
Could the next Johnny Carson be a comedian from West Orange, New Jersey with two Morrissey tattoos? "I know that's an unrealistic goal," Chris Gethard tells Rolling Stone with a bemused smile. "Is it gonna happen? Probably not. But why not try to take over, see what happens?"

Gethard, 37, is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show (Tcgs). "It's a show named after a guy and that guy's not in control," he says on the talkshow's zany, clubhouse-like set. Rolling Stone followed the comedian for a week leading
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‘Lady Dynamite’ Star Maria Bamford Is the ‘Ultimate Artist’ Who Isn’t Afraid to Get Naked for Laughs That Cut Deep

‘Lady Dynamite’ Star Maria Bamford Is the ‘Ultimate Artist’ Who Isn’t Afraid to Get Naked for Laughs That Cut Deep
Maria Bamford, the star of perhaps Netflix’s most truly original comedy, went fully nude in the first episode of “Lady Dynamite,” just for funsies. “There are so many male nude scenes that I think are funny. I just — I’m older, I don’t give a shit,” she said, with a laugh, to IndieWire.

The scene features Bamford dodging attempts to pixelize her naughtiest bits, in an effort to (as one of her pet pugs explains in voice-over) celebrate “body positivity.” That’s an absurd sentence to write, out of context. But it fits perfectly with the mindset that drives “Lady Dynamite,” which features Bamford as a somewhat fictionalized version of herself, dealing with the pitfalls and pratfalls of the entertainment industry in a heightened reality where dogs can talk, the boundaries of space and time don’t matter, and, really, why shouldn’t a 40-something woman strut around naked?
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‘Lady Dynamite’ Star Maria Bamford Is the ‘Ultimate Artist’ Who Isn’t Afraid to Get Naked for Laughs That Cut Deep

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‘Lady Dynamite’ Star Maria Bamford Is the ‘Ultimate Artist’ Who Isn’t Afraid to Get Naked for Laughs That Cut Deep
Maria Bamford, the star of perhaps Netflix’s most truly original comedy, went fully nude in the first episode of “Lady Dynamite,” just for funsies. “There are so many male nude scenes that I think are funny. I just — I’m older, I don’t give a shit,” she said, with a laugh, to IndieWire.

The scene features Bamford dodging attempts to pixelize her naughtiest bits, in an effort to (as one of her pet pugs explains in voice-over) celebrate “body positivity.” That’s an absurd sentence to write, out of context. But it fits perfectly with the mindset that drives “Lady Dynamite,” which features Bamford as a somewhat fictionalized version of herself, dealing with the pitfalls and pratfalls of the entertainment industry in a heightened reality where dogs can talk, the boundaries of space and time don’t matter, and, really, why shouldn’t a 40-something woman strut around naked?
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Shea Whigham Cast In Dick Cheney & Neil Armstrong Movies

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Shea Whigham Cast In Dick Cheney & Neil Armstrong Movies
Shea Whigham is set to appear in two hotly-anticipated films. The actor will play Wayne Vincent, father to Lynne Cheney, in the Adam McKay-directed Dick Cheney biopic, which details the career of Cheney from Halliburton CEO to the most power Vice President in history. The pic stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams. McKay is producing along with his Gary Sanchez Productions partners Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick as well as Brad Pitt and Dede Garner via Plan B. In addition, he…
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Funny or Die CEO on the Secret to Viral Video and the Future of 'Billy on the Street'

When Mike Farah was promoted to be Funny or Die's CEO in 2016, he sought to refocus on its roots of making funny videos — not chasing an acquisition deal with a major media conglomerate. His first order of business was to cut nearly 40 employees and close its Silicon Valley outpost, where engineers had been dreaming up new app ideas. Soon after, Farah, 38, who previously had been president of production, signed an investment deal with AMC Networks.

Under Farah's leadership, the 110-employee private company founded in 2007 by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy is making more...
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20 Elf Quotes Perfect For Using Every Day of the Holiday Season

  • BuzzSugar
Elf is a movie that never gets old, and even though it's firmly a holiday movie, we find ourselves quoting the Will Ferrell comedy year-round. Buddy the Elf has so many cute one-liners that instantly brighten your day and make you feel like smiling at any time (because smiling is your favorite, of course). Here are the very best quotes from Elf - and how you can incorporate them into your conversations. Related19 Holiday Movies You Can Stream on Netflix17 Holiday Movies You Have to Watch at Least Once
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5 Reasons to See Daddy's Home 2

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5 Reasons to See Daddy's Home 25 Reasons to See Daddy's Home 2Amanda Wood11/14/2017 3:06:00 Pm

Will Ferrell is certainly no stranger to making hilarious Christmas movies, with 2003’s Elf helping to put him on the map as one of the funniest men in show business. Ferrell is back in the holiday spirit with Daddy’s Home 2, joining Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson and John Cena as one of the titular Daddies.

In the second instalment of the Daddy’s Home series, co-Dads Brad and Dusty take on the challenge of having a “together Christmas” for their kids. Their fathers – played by Lithgow and Gibson – add a totally new layer of hilarity and fatherly adventures. We’ve put together a list of our top reasons why you should see Daddy’s Home 2 in theatres to kick off the holiday season. Check it out below, and catch Daddy’s Home 2 in Cineplex theatres now.
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Happy 50th, Jimmy Kimmel! Here Are Famous Friends Reading ‘Mean Tweets’ About You (Video)

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Happy 50th, Jimmy Kimmel! Here Are Famous Friends Reading ‘Mean Tweets’ About You (Video)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Kimmel! Your celebrity friends all came together to insult you in a secret “Mean Tweets” session. Talk about birthday punches. Ray Romano, Michael Keaton, Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Howard Stern, David Spade, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Bell, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, Liam Neeson, Larry David, Mike Tyson, Jeff Bridges, Zach Galifianakis, Kim Kardashian West, Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Lawrence, David Letterman and Will Ferrell all gathered together for the worst 50th birthday celebration of all time. Our Top 3 are below this “Also Read,” which itself is very much worth the click. Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel Wrote a Comic.
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Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West’s Tweet During Jimmy Kimmel-Themed Mean Tweets for Host’s Birthday

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Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West’s Tweet During Jimmy Kimmel-Themed Mean Tweets for Host’s Birthday
To celebrate Jimmy Kimmel‘s 50th birthday, the team at Jimmy Kimmel Live! surprised the late-night host with a special edition of their popular segment, “Mean Tweets.”

While Kimmel is used to having celebrities read the internet’s harshest disses about themselves, this time stars, including Kim Kardashian West, Stephen Colbert and Jennifer Lawrence, repeated tweets about the birthday boy.

Most A-listers read tweets from fans but the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, read a tweet from her husband Kanye West when the rapper was feuding with Kimmel back in September 2013.

Jimmy Kimmel put yourself in my shoes
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Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Cena and more talk Daddy's Home 2

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Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Cena and more talk Daddy's Home 2Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Cena and more talk Daddy's Home 2Adriana Floridia11/13/2017 12:34:00 Pm

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg make such a great comedic pair.

We saw it at first with their buddy-cop comedy The Other Guys, and then again with Daddy's Home, where Ferrell played the step-father to Wahlberg's children. The two men could not be any more different in their fathering approach, and that's likely because of their own fathers who enter the mix in the sequel, Daddy's Home 2, played by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson.

We had a chance to talk to the stars of the film. Check out the interview below and see Daddy's Home 2, now playing at Cineplex theatres.

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Video: Daddy’s Home 2 – Clips

It’s like Christmas has come early. Not one, not two, but three new clips for Christmas comedy Daddy’s Home 2. Mirrors, sledding and car journeys, three staples of the festive period…well, maybe not so much mirrors.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg return as joint dads, but this time they have the added comic value of John Lithgow and Mel Gibson playing their respective fathers. Christmas is a time for fathers to take the reigns and ensure their kids have a wonderful holiday. However, not everything will go to plan for this family.

Check out the clips above and below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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Three New Clips Land From ‘Daddy’s Home 2’

Paramount Pictures has released three new clips from their upcoming holiday movie Daddy’s Home 2, which opens in the UK next week, though previews nationwide on Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend.

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

Catch the new clips below.

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Second Opinion – Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Daddy’s Home 2, 2017.

Directed by Sean Anders

Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, Alessandra Ambrosio and John Cena

Synopsis:

Since we last saw them in Daddy’s Home, warring dads Dusty and Brad have learned to live with being co-parents and are unlikely – but best – buddies. When they decide the entire family should spend Christmas under one roof – and that includes their respective fathers – the question is which roof. Until one of the grandfathers books a log cabin big enough for all of them ……

‘Tis the season for a sequel. Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Enough of the approaching seasonal jollity. It’s only November. And, on the evidence of Daddy’s Home 2, we’ve had enough of sequels already. Ok, Paddington 2 is, admittedly, a joy, but A Bad Moms Christmas is anything but and Wahlberg and Ferrell’s latest
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