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In “Brawl in Cell Bock 99” Vince Vaughn plays Bradley Thomas. With a cross tattooed on the back of his skull, and impressively added muscle tissue to his physique, Vaughn’s transformation is a harrowing but impressive feat for the 47-year-old actor best known for his comedic roles in “Old School” and “Wedding Crashers.”
Bradley, the violent, but honorable man he plays in the film is sentenced to seven years for selling drugs, and is then blackmailed by none other than 72-year-old Udo Kier, and is forced to cause as much damage to get transferred to the incarceration hell that is “Red Leaf.” The warden of that prison is played by none other than Don Johnson who runs the place like a psycho bent on behavioral punishment.
- Jordan Ruimy
After the critical disaster that was Suicide Squad hit theaters in 2016, many fans were shocked and annoyed that Batman's archenemy, the Joker, barely appears in the movie at all despite the character being featured heavily in the film's promotional campaign. Even Jared Leto, who played the classic supervillain, voiced his own frustration at the decision to cut a lot of the Joker's scenes. In what appears to be a direct response to that (or just another way to milk the DC Extended Universe machine), Warner Bros. has announced that a new stand-alone movie about his backstory is on the way. Unfortunately, not everyone in the Batman fandom is on board with the idea. Do we get a Batwoman movie, a Birds of Prey movie? No. We get a fucking Joker movie from Todd Phillips. pic.twitter.com/4hiVmjYCMa - Scott Stamper (@DerfelBarada) August 22, 2017 fans: we want an under the red hood movie! »
- Quinn Keaney
We tell children to dream big, but in the movie business, working with adults, there’s a difference between being aspirational and being plain delusional. Warner Bros. hasn’t quite sorted out that balance with their continually messy development plans for DC Films, and today comes another indication everyone involved is throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks.
When it was revealed last week that WB and DC were making an origin story movie about The Joker, not starring Jared Leto, the early chatter was that Martin Scorsese was going to produce the film that’s being directed by Todd Phillips (“The Hangover,” “Old School“).
- Kevin Jagernauth
Will Ferrell‘s filmography has been, more or less, stacked with his popular brand of outrageous, improv-style comedy. The classics are well-known (“Anchorman,” “Old School” “Step Brothers,” “Talladega Nights,” “Elf“) but duds have happened as well (“Semi-Pro,” “Land of the Lost,” “Bewitched,” “Casa De Mi Padre” “Get Hard,” “The Campaign“).
Continue reading Will Ferrell To Star In Adaptation Of ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared’ at The Playlist. »
- Jordan Ruimy
Consider this a fairly odd news story. In fact, it might be the oddest in some time. Yesterday, word spread throughout the web that a film about DC super villain The Joker was brewing over at Warner Brothers. Yes, the clown prince of crime is getting his own spinoff. Now, that could sound pretty cool on its own, but this is coming off of Jared Leto showing up to mostly indifference in the underwhelming Suicide Squad, all while DC and the WB figure out what to do with their superhero universe. Wait until you hear the details though, as they just might blow your mind. Apparently, the powers that be have Martin Scorsese on board to produce this Joker tale, while Todd Phillips is co-writing a script with Scott Silver and eyeing the director’s chair. Your mind is blown, I’m sure. Scorsese involved with a comic book property? »
- Joey Magidson
To be honest, I can’t work up the energy to care enough to be outraged or surprised or concerned about whatever DC Films randomly decides to do next. Most recently, it’s hiring Todd Phillips (“The Hangover,” “Old School“) to direct a Joker origin story movie, divorced from the Dceu, and produced by Martin Scorsese. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ At any rate, the reaction to the news was swift, and members of The Playlist team have also already shared their early thoughts on a new podcast.
Continue reading DC Films Launching Off-Continuity Superhero Spinoff Movies at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Welcome to another edition of The Playlist Podcast, a discussion about film news and other film and television related items.
On this episode, I’m joined by Playlist Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez to discuss the news about the Joker origin story, set to be directed by Todd Phillips (“The Hangover,” “Old School“) and produced by Martin Scorsese.
Continue reading Joker Origin Story Movie Announced & We’re Shocked And Confused [Podcast] at The Playlist. »
- Ryan Oliver
A new standalone film about the origin of Batman's infamous foe the Joker is in the works, Deadline reports. Todd Phillips (The Hangover) will direct the film and is co-writing the script with 8 Mile screenwriter Scott Silver. Martin Scorsese is reportedly attached as a producer.
The as-yet-untitled film will be set in Gotham City during the Eighties and tell the story of how the Joker became a criminal mastermind. The movie will reportedly have the feel of a gritty, hard-boiled crime drama rather than a blockbuster comic book flick. »
During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to promote his new film The House [read our reviews here and here], Will Ferrell has revealed that he’s still keen on a sequel to 2008’s Step Brothers.
After shooting down the possibility of sequels to Elf, Night at the Roxbury and Old School, Ferrell was asked whether he is keen on revisiting any of his past films, responding that: “We talked a little bit about Step Brothers and… so who knows. At the same time, you like to create new things.”
A sequel to Step Brothers has been rumoured for many years now, although back in February Ferrell seemed to rule out the possibility, stating that: “You have to resist the temptation. 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 »
- Gary Collinson
If you’re hoping for a “Step Brothers” sequel, don’t give up hope just yet. Will Ferrell appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” a few nights ago, and as part of the After Show he fielded questions about follow-ups. It took him a while to get serious, of course: “I’ve got great news for you: no,” Ferrell responded after being asked about future installments of “Elf” and/or “Night at the Roxbury.”
After the actor also replied in the negative to “Old School,” Cohen asked whether there’s any movie Ferrell would like to see get a follow-up. He rubbed his chin for a bit before finally responding, “I’d love to see a sequel of ‘Kramer vs. Kramer.'”
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- Michael Nordine
Will Ferrell received the mother of all compliments… from whom you'd least expect.
During his appearance on What What Happens Life with Andy Cohen, The House star voiced his thoughts on being included in one of Kanye West's infamous Twitter rants back in 2016, in which the rapper tweeted, "I saw Zoolander 2 for the 2nd time. Will Ferrell has reached walking living breathing god status! His existence is a blessing."
The 49-year-old actor, who isn't actually on social media, caught wind of West's praise.
"My initial reaction was, 'It's about time,'" he said. "And I'm just glad someone recognized that."
Ferrell added that the hip-hop icon's shout-out earned him major respect from his children, 7-year-old Axel, 10-year-old Mattias and 13-year-old Magnus.
"That totally gave me full-on street cred for life," he confessed. "Thug life for life."
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Author: Scott Davis
Everyone loves a good comedy, don’t they? A chance over the course of 90 minutes to forget one’s troubles and strife, switch the brain off and go on a fun-filled rollercoaster that will get the funny-bone tickling and the eye’s a-watering. Sadly, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a truly great comedy that has done such things so it’s somewhat surprising to report that The House, the new film starring SNL alum Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, is as much of a riot as it is.
Ferrell and Poehler play Scott and Kate Johanson, a forty-something married couple who are looking into the barrel of a midlife crisis as they prepare for the impending departure of their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) who is off to college. She has her heart set on Bucknell University but to make her dreams a reality, her »
- Scott Davis
The House review
Warner Bros. Pictures take a big $40 million gamble with another big concept comedy with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as two parents who must find a get-rich-quick scheme to finance their daughter’s incoming college bills.
Scott Johansen is a regular guy with a good house in the suburbs, loyal wife Kate (Amy Schumer), great daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins), and just enough income to keep them all afloat. However, with Alex about take the big leap into university life, they are very much relying on their town’s scholarship scheme to fund her continuing education. At a local council meeting in this very small town, it becomes quickly apparent that the townsfolk have »
- Paul Heath
Anchorman was quite possibly the most quoted movie across college campuses around the globe when it released way back in 2004. The movie was an absolute hit and, along with Old School, propelled Will Ferrell to mega-stardom among younger moviegoers.
The adventures of Ron Burgundy continued in 2013 with the release of Anchorman 2, and while not quite capturing the magic of the original, the movie was still hilarious in its own right. However, will we ever see an Anchorman 3? According to Will Ferrell, we shouldn’t rule it out.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, and definitely not reading from a teleprompter, Mr. Burgundy himself had this to say:
“Never say never. At the same time, that’s what’s really fun about those characters — it could be 10 years from now and we can still play those guys and just be older… and even dumber. So that’s the beauty of that. There are no imminent plans to return to that as of yet, because, I can’t speak for [director] Adam [McKay], but for myself, we still have a lot of other original ideas that we’d like to do.”
Is there a place for Ron Burgundy in 2027? Given the fact that the narrative has always been bonkers, it’s safe to say that, yes, our future society will likely accept Ron Burgundy (and Baxter of course) with open arms. Until then.
… You can find Jordan on Twitter (@JordJJones), and Facebook. »
- Jordan Jones
Will Ferrell is as generous as he is funny!
When a college student named Samantha -- whose family has fallen on hard times in the past year due to her father's cancer recovery -- was revealed to be the winner of a scholarship by the Today Show's Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, it was none other than The House star who surprised her with a giant ceremonial check for $100,000 from Warner Bros. for Samantha's tuition expenses.
"You can't actually cash this, Ok?" the 49-year-old actor told the student, who was overcome with joy. "They'll give you a real check."
Watch the incredible moment below.
Leave it to the Old School star to help a student in need!
Watch: Will Ferrell Flawlessly Lip Syncs Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love'
These days, Anchorman is held up as a classic of a particular brand of absurd-but-quotable comedy, the first film—along with Old School—to really cement Will Ferrell as a capital M Movie Star, rather than just another funny guy from SNL. Back in the day, though, it was much less of a sure thing, facing rejection after rejection from studios that laughed in the room, and then declared “It’ll never work.” Of course, that perception probably wasn’t helped by the film’s original draft, which was even weirder than what we eventually got.
This is per an interview Ferrell recently gave to The Ringer, where he revealed that the original version of Anchorman was written as a spoof of the 1993 cannibalism drama Alive, except with more orangutans armed with throwing stars:
The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976 ...
- William Hughes
Will Ferrell reveals why Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is the favorite amongst his own movies along with its bizarre origins. Ferrell was on the Bill Simmons Podcast where he shared the story. Will Ferrell was still at Saturday Night Live with writing partner Adam McKay when the duo started writing a script that was loosely based off a "Glengarry Glen Ross meets a car dealership" called August Blowout. Everybody loved their script, but nobody would make it, so it sat on a shelf until Paul Thomas Anderson did a guest writing stint on SNL. Anderson mentioned that he had read the script and offered up his help to get their movie off of the ground.
Part of the reason that Ferrell loves Anchorman so much is because it was a nightmare to get made. Part of the reason may have been that the version that we all know »
Now more than ever, the world could use a laugh. This bizarre, in-progress century has already produced any number of great comedies, which is to say that many of your (and our) favorites were left out: sorry, “Toy Story 3”; sorry, “Knocked Up.” As we tend to lean toward the indie side — and away from certain men-behaving-badly movies — there are also some titles on here that you might not have seen.
There are even some you may not consider to be straightforward comedies. You may not think of “Lost in Translation” or “Mistress America” as laugh riots, but we felt it best to be broad in our approach — any movie that balances its darker shades with cathartic humor was eligible. You’ll notice that we like women and Working Title (the British production company responsible for several titles on this list), which is to say: This is less a definitive »
- Michael Nordine and Anne Thompson
Rock Out with an All-Star Cast in this Laugh-Out-Loud Musical Family Adventure on Digital HD May 9th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd!
From Academy Award-nominated writer-director Ash Brannon (Best Animated Feature Film, Surf’s Up, 2007) comes the heartwarming and hilarious family film Rock Dog, on Digital HD May 9th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd from Lionsgate. The music-filled adventure about a dog’s quest to fulfill his dream features an all-star cast, including J.K. Simmons (Zootopia), Luke Wilson (Old School), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Lewis Black (Inside Out), and Kenan Thompson (The Smurfs 2).
Now you can own Get Out Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring Luke Wilson? (mine is The Royal Tennenbaums!). It’s so easy!
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- Tom Stockman
Recent research has shown that empirical evidence for globalization of corporate innovation is very limited and as a corollary the market for technologies is shrinking. As a world leader, it’s important for America to provide systematic research grants for our scientists.
Continue reading Will Ferrell Delivers Hilarious Commencement Address At University Of Southern California at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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