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Will Ferrell still keen on Step Brothers sequel, but not Elf, Old School or Night at the Roxbury

4 July 2017 7:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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‘Step Brothers’ Sequel: Will Ferrell Says There’s Still a Chance for More Activities — Watch

2 July 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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.'”

Read More: Sony Plans to Release ‘Clean Versions’ of Movies Like ‘Step Brothers,’ And Seth Rogen Is Pissed Off About It

“We talked a little bit about ‘Step Brothers, »

- Michael Nordine

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Will Ferrell Talks Being Praised By Kanye West, Recalls The Time He Met George W. Bush

30 June 2017 6:07 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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."

Related: Brad Pitt Is a Big Fan of Watching Will Ferrell Movies With His Kids

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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The House Review

30 June 2017 1:41 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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

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The House review: Dir. Andrew Jay Cohen (2017)

29 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The House review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler lead the cast of this surprisingly good studio comedy that have you laughing all the way to the bank.

The House review by Paul Heath, June 2017.

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

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Will Ferrell on the possibility of Anchorman 3: “Never say never”

22 June 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.”

See Also: Will Ferrell reveals that Anchorman was original a wilderness survival tale, with killer orangutans

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

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Will Ferrell Surprises College Student With $100,000 Scholarship Check -- See the Sweet Moment!

20 June 2017 5:51 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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.

More: Will Ferrell Serenades USC Grad​uate​s With Whitney Houston Ballad After Giving Commencement Speech

"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'

Meanwhile, The House, Ferrell's new comedy co-starring Amy Poehler, hits theaters »

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Newswire: The original draft of Anchorman had a lot more murderous apes

17 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

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 ...

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- William Hughes

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Will Ferrell Reveals Weird and Wild Original Anchorman Script

17 June 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

- MovieWeb

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The 25 Best Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked

9 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Rock Dog Blu-ray

17 May 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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!

Good Luck!

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- Tom Stockman

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Will Ferrell Delivers Hilarious Commencement Address At University Of Southern California

15 May 2017 6:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As far as I know, the only time Will Ferrell has delivered a speech in any kind of campus setting was in “Old School,” where he delivered the following monologue during a debate before blacking out:

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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Will Ferrell Sings ‘I Will Always Love You’ During USC Commencement Speech

13 May 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This week’s graduation ceremonies have been a study in contrasts. Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education who ascended to her current post via questionable means, was met with boos and turned backs at Bethune-Cookman; Will Ferrell serenaded USC grads with a rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” As you might imagine, he received a warmer reception than DeVos.

Read More: Will Ferrell Returns as George W. Bush to ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

“Class of 2017, I just want you to know you will never be alone on whatever path you may choose,” the star of this year’s “Daddy’s Home 2” and “The House” said before singing. “If you do have a moment where you feel a little down just think of the support you have from this great Trojan family and imagine me, literally picture my face, singing this song gently into your ear.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Rock Dog On Digital HD May 9th and on Blu-ray & DVD May 23rd

4 May 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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).

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

A film the whole family will want to jam to, the Rock Dog home entertainment »

- Tom Stockman

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I Always Felt Loaded Weapon was an Underrated Comedy

8 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The 90s was a fantastic time period for comedies.  When you look back, these are the years that brought us movies like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, American Pie,  There’s Something About Mary, and a bunch of others.   This is the decade where the Farrelly brothers came to prominence and comedy began to shift.  You saw much less “stupid” humor and much more subtle, referential type humor.   Following these films, the year 2000 saw Scary Movie, 2003 we saw Old School and eventually comedies would evolve into the Judd Apatow and Todd Phillips blends you see

I Always Felt Loaded Weapon was an Underrated Comedy »

- Nat Berman

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‘Dice’: Ron Livingston Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Showtime Series

3 April 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ron Livingston (Office Space) is joining the Season 2 cast of Showtime’s comedy series Dice in a recurring role. Created by Scot Armstrong (Old School, The Hangover Part II), the scripted, semi-autobiographical series, from Fox 21 TV Studios, will dig deeper into the many facets of Andrew Dice Clay – beyond the character who once sold out Madison Square Garden – as the unemployed comic struggles in the Vegas suburbs to be a loving father, a devoted boyfriend and a… »

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Hunger Games and Jurassic World Mashup Movie Jurassic Games Begins Shooting

1 April 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

No, folks, this is not an April fools day joke. A movie called The Jurassic Games has started production. And it promises to mashup the best elements of popular franchises The Hunger Games and Jurassic World. It doesn't sound like your typical spoof, either, but instead will be an on-the-level sci-fi action thriller. Though, probably not with the big budget VFX you're used to seeing at the local cinema.

We have the official PR for you here, with the movie coming from Galen Christy's High Octane Pictures, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (Of+Mo). They state that they've officially kicked off production on Ryan Bellgardt's amazing sounding The Jurassic Games.

Starring Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (Entoutrage), the film imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate »

- MovieWeb

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28 Best Drunk Scenes in Film

17 March 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, arguably the biggest drinking holiday of the year, we looked at some of the best drunk moments to grace the silver screen. From Humphrey Bogart’s classic, heartbreaking “of all the gin joints” speech in “Casablanca,” to the utterly ridiculous scene in “Team America” when the puppets spew their guts up, here are the 28 best drunk scenes on film.

Leaving Las Vegas” — Booze Run

Although not a traditional “drunk scene,” the opening scene of “Leaving Las Vegas” — which sees Nicolas Cage’s Ben Sanderson dancing through a liquor aisle piling his cart sky high with booze — is as good a prelude to this list as any.

Arthur” — Introducing Princess Gloria

Dudley Moore’s Arthur spends the majority of the film tipping back drinks, but his introduction of “Princess Gloria” to his aunt and uncle at a restaurant — and his insistence that Rhode Island could »

- Jacob Bryant

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Thor: Ragnarok - Fans Mad There May Be Humor? Seriously?

22 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

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

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Vince Vaughn Joins Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fighting With My Family’

14 February 2017 10:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vince Vaughn has joined the cast of the dramedy “Fighting With My Family” starring Florence Pugh, Nick Frost and Lena Headey.

Johnson, who announced the casting on his social media accounts, will also have a role in the film as well as produce along with his partner Dany Garcia through Seven Bucks Productions banner. Misher Films, WWE Studios and Film4 will also produce.

MGM recently acquired the worldwide rights to the film at the Berlin market.

The movie will be written and directed by Stephen Merchant (“The Office”) and is based on the true story of WWE star Paige and her family of professional wrestlers. The film, revolves around a reformed gangster and former wrestler, his wife and their children, who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. The parents want a better life for their children, and when the siblings get the chance to audition for the WWE, »

- Justin Kroll

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