10. Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee may not have had as gigantic a Billboard career following her Best New Artist win as some of the other stars here, but her debut album is such an assured, unpretentiously poetic, rich listening experience. “Chuck E.’s in Love” and “Young Blood” are whimsical and catchy while “Night Train” and “The Last Chance Texaco” are crackling, despairing portraits. She was also so rad, and that made her bohemian folksiness so much fresher than you’d expect.
If timelessness is a criterion for the music and musicians who win Best New Artist,
Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner reprised the tune during the Sydney premiere of "Anchorman 2," inviting the crowd to join in. The audience was delighted by the performance, clapping and singing along, and cracked up as Koechner made his signature wacky sound effect toward the end of the chorus.
Indeed, the cast and fans have plenty to be delighted about: Paramount just announced that the flick will open two days earlier than planned to cash in on audience excitement for the long-awaited sequel to 2004's "Anchorman." The legend will now continue on Wednesday, December 18 instead of the 20th.
Here's hoping the singing continues in "Anchorman 2,
You know how it is – you're watching a film, when suddenly, out of nowhere, the characters burst into song. Fine when it's a musical – much more surprising when it's not. Here's some of the best of these moments – but can you think of any others? Share them in the comment thread below..
500 Days of Summer
Joseph Gordon Levitt's adorable Tom finally spends the night with the beautiful and quirky Summer and launches into a cheery, dance-filled rendition of You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates. Almost as elating as losing your virginity, this happy, colourful scene is easily one of the highlights of the film. Sadly the next scene is not nearly so cheerful…
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Taking a break from the hyper-macho guy talk, the Channel 4
Boiling down Ferrell's funniest moments to five is a nearly impossible challenge, but it's one we're happy to rise to. Get your jazz flutes ready and join us as we dive into the award winner's five most comedically genius moments.
5. The Tragic Fall of Mustafa: In which he is still alive ... just very, very badly burned.
4. Will's New Job: All kidding aside, if we don't get a Will Ferrell Security Guard movie sometime soon, then there is truly no reason for us to go on as a species.
In spite of a minimal plot, Anchorman remains one of the finest comedies ever thanks to perfect casting and characterisation, Ryan writes...
By rights, Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy should have been an unqualified failure. Originally conceived as a much more complex movie with a plot that involved a group of organized criminals called The Alarm Clock, Anchorman was radically edited before release, with entire chunks of its story ditched (these excised scenes eventually found their way on the DVD-only Wake Up, Ron Burgundy) in favour of an unconventional tale about male chauvinism in TV journalism, love, redemption and the birth of a panda in a San Diego zoo.
Couple the finished film’s decidedly loose storyline, and a group of characters which, in theory at least, are by turns sexist, small-minded and arrogant, and you have the makings of what could have been a comedy misfire.
Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George and Jay McGuiness had promised DeGeneres that, if they won the award, they would sing her a song on stage -- though it probably wasn't the one she was expecting. The Wanted jumped into a rousing, "Anchorman"-style rendition of Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight."
"The one thing I wanted to do is win a massive award," Sykes remembered telling his mother. "Fans, you guys did."
12. Community, “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”
Known for it’s endless pop culture references, Community carried on this theme with their Christmas episode. What makes it stand out from the rest of the Community episodes is the bold directional choice to have it filmed in stop motion animation.
Insisting he must find the meaning of Christmas through an animated adventure, his friends (who usually mock his ways) decide to humour their friend and assist. He finds a thoughtful discovery, which moves the episode into an unexpected emotional tone, complete for holiday viewing.
11. The Office, “Christmas Specials
Before Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley showed us the predictabilities of the office life, there was Tim Canterbury and Dawn Tinsely in the original BBC version.
Judd Apatow is a dominant force in the world of movie comedies, with his work as producer and director seeing great successes over the course of his career. With the upcoming UK release of Bridesmaids, which is produced by Apatow, I thought now would be an ideal time to look at some of my favourite musical moments from the films he's been involved with.
Step Brothers: Boats ‘N Hoes
Huff 'N Doback /Prestige Worldwide (written by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly)
This isn’t the first time that either Step Brothers or Ferrell and Reilly will be appearing in this list. It’s a film that I have a lot of love for, and one of the few to leave me unable to breathe for laughing
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