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The term "director's cut" has been abused to the point of meaninglessness in the age of special edition DVDs, and it is easy for the consumer to eventually tune out any mention of a "new" version of a film, sure they're only going to see a few small differences after sitting through something they have, for the most part, already seen and fully digested. That is not the case with the R-rated cut of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" that is in theaters at the moment. This may well set the new standard for just how different an alternative cut of a film can be, and it's a fascinating exercise in how just a few choices can make the difference between two different ratings and, in a world where studios are spending tens of millions of dollars to market a film, the economic success or failure of a movie. By far, »
- Drew McWeeny
Cheap Thrills was recently released to VOD services and will also kick off a limited theatrical release later this month. If you’d like a better idea of what to expect from the movie, we have a new clip for you to watch.
“A darkly comic thriller, Cheap Thrills follows the one-night descent of two friends participating in a series of escalating paid dares to entertain a wealthy couple with a twisted sense of humor. After down-and-out family man Craig (Pat Healy,Compliance) simultaneously loses his job and is served an eviction notice, he runs into his long-lost deadbeat pal Vince ((Ethan Embry, Empire Records) at a local dive bar. As the two drink their troubles away, they are lured by a couple celebrating a birthday (Anchorman’s David Koechner and The Innkeepers’ Sara Paxton), who shell out obscene wads of cash to Craig and Vince in exchange for taking on harmless bets. »
- Jonathan James
The 45-year-old director whilst talking to the press asserted that he is done with the 'Anchorman' series and he has no plans to make the third installment, according to GossipCentre.com.
McKay said that it was fun to work with the star cast of the movie again, but the character of Ron Burgundy is done and dusted.
McKay further added that he loves new characters and a new world and thus they will be releasing an alternate version of the movie. (Ani) »
- Smith Cox
“It’s done. I think that’s it. It was great to do it, and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy.” So says Adam McKay, director, co-writer and producer of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and 2004′s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, when asked about a potential third installment. Will Ferrell, along with castmates Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner will make their final run together on the big screen starting today, with an R-rated, extended cut of the most recent theatrical release, with over seven hundred new jokes, which essentially turns this version of the film into a massive comedy stew of scenes that didn’t make the final cut, and a whole lot of improvisational comedy. It’s a seven day run in theaters, and according to McKay, that’s the last new Burgundy you’ll be getting »
- Dustin Hucks
Earlier today we brought you the news that writer-director Adam McKay saying "definitely no" to the chances of a third Anchorman movie. However, if you're desperate to see more new material from Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Champ Kind (David Koechner) on the big screen then you're in luck, as Paramount is releasing a brand new cut of last year's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - appropriately titled Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Continued. It's bigger, bolder and Burgundier, and it comes complete with 763 new jokes!
"When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked," said McKay with regards to the new cut. "But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theatres, I did a 1950’s spit take. If you're a hardcore Anchorman fan, »
- Gary Collinson
On a sunny May morning in northwest Atlanta, Will Ferrell ambles into the warehouse at 2282 Defoor Hills Road – a windowless, 31,000-square-foot behemoth that has been transformed, thanks to low rents and generous Georgia tax incentives, into a makeshift movie soundstage. The warehouse is typically home to moving companies, but today the tenant has a much higher profile: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a.k.a. the most hotly anticipated comedy of the year, and the most buzzed-about sequel in comedy history. Ferrell is starting his workday as the film's hero, »
Hopefully he won't immediately regret this decision, but Adam McKay – co-writer and director of Anchorman and its super-sized sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – says he and co-writer/star Will Ferrell will not be expanding their beloved comedy franchise into a trilogy.
Ron Burgundy Uncensored: Will Ferrell on the Cover of Rolling Stone
“It’s done,” says McKay in a new interview with Empire. “I think that’s it. It was great to do it, and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy. »
Minecraft: Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights for the popular video game Minecraft and is planning to make a live-action version for the big screen. Roy Lee (The Lego Movie) and Jill Messick will produce. The game allows players to "break and place blocks, build structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, and work together to create wonderful, imaginative things." Or, "visit a land of mushrooms," if you prefer. More than 100 million people have played the game since its official introduction in 2011. [Deadline] Anchorman 3: Even as an all-new, R-rated version of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens in theaters today for a special one-week engagement, director and cowriter Adam McKay has slammed the door on a sequel. "Now we’re...
- Peter Martin
For years after Anchorman came out, fans were abuzz about the possibility of a sequel. Now that that sequel finally happened — and was a big success, grossing almost $170 million worldwide — director Adam McKay wants to nip any trilogy buzz in the bud. “It’s done,” McKay told Empire. “I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy.” McKay also implied that this would be the last sequel they'll ever do. Sorry, anyone holding out hope for Step Brothers 2: Step Up Brothers, The Other Guys 2: The Other Other Guys, or Talladega Days. »
- Jesse David Fox
For years, Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay labored to get a sequel to Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy in theaters. The trouble with bankrolling a Ferrell movie, however, is that Will Ferrell doesn.t travel: his films play to crickets when it comes to international audiences, usually totaling only 20%-30% of its global gross outside of the country, and sometimes less. And Anchorman, which deals with American news, is an especially tough sell outside of the country, making McKay and Ferrell.s push a pretty hard sell. Nonetheless, $169 million global later, and Ferrell and McKay can crow about Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues being their biggest success. Makes sense that an Anchorman 3 would be on the way, right? Not so fast. Speaking to Empire Magazine, McKay finally puts the leader of the Channel 4 News Team on ice. "It.s done. I think that.s it. It was »
Part of Marvel’s phase two strategy is Edgar Wright’s Ant-man. The film has been moving along slowly for a while but is now steadily starting to pick up momentum. In the last few weeks we’ve had the announcement that Anchorman star Paul Rudd will be playing the current incarnation of the superhero, with Michael Douglas also stepping out of semi-retirment to play an older version.
Today it is being reported that Patrick Wilson star of Watchmen is being sought for an undisclosed role in the movie. Rumours seem to suggest that he could potentially play a third version of the insectoid hero. These days Wilson is more known for his creepy haunted house horror movies Insidious and The Conjuring, but it would be refershing to see him step away from the genre for once.
- Kat Smith
Here's some saddy sad sads to put into your belly this morning: fabled newsman Ron Burgundy is done. Director Adam McKay has confirmed that there will not be a third "Anchorman" movie, despite the success of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." "It's done," the filmmaker said in an interview with Empire. "I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think ...
By Josh Wigler »
With Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version hitting theaters today before coming to Blu-ray on April 1 , Empire got a chance to director Adam McKay about the "Anchorman" films. The first movie earned $90.6 million worldwide on a $26 million budget and the second film $169.3 million on a $50 million budget. Despite the success, you shouldn't expect a third installment. "It.s done," McKay said. "I think that.s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that.s it for Ron Burgundy. No, that's the last sequel we.re gonna do. There's nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we're releasing this alt version, we're totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3." »
The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop may have wrapped up last night on VH1, but it’s not over yet! You can still check out exclusive bonus clips like the one above, wherein Pharrell Williams discusses how hip hop influenced high end style. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged to be married. The former That ’70s Show costars have been dating for two years, but Kutcher has only been legally divorced from Demi Moore since November. [People] Lupita Nyong’o has revealed that she is mentally preparing an acceptance speech in case she wins an Oscar on Sunday night. “How I feel about these things is that you have a one in five chance of being called and I don’t like to be surprised and »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Speaking to Empire, Anchorman director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Other Guys) has resolutely confirmed there will not be another sequel to the Ron Burgundy-starring movies. Read what he had to say below:
No, that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do. There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we’re releasing this alt version, we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3… I’m going to say definitely no. I’ll actually say it in this case!
That's not a 'never say never,' it's a 'no-way, Jose' - not only denying Anchorman sequels, but all others too. If a Step Brothers 2 is ever going to happen, it'll have to be under a different director.
But, in a semantic piece of logic dodging, the alternative cut of Anchorman 2 is out in cinemas in the Us and UK from today, with »
- Oliver Davis
News Simon Brew 28 Feb 2014 - 06:48
It took a long time for people who greenlight movies for a living to give the nod to last year's Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Turns out, after all the umming and aahing, that the film has proven to be a solid hit for Paramount. So much so that a new cut arrives in cinemas today for a week, with more jokes added in.
However, if you're thinking of starting a campaign for Anchorman 3, it's probably best not to bother. Chatting to Empire, director Adam McKay has ruled out returning to the land of Ron Burgundy again.
He said "that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do. There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we’re releasing this alt version, we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman »
After years of trying, director Adam McKay was finally able to convince the studio to move forward with a sequel to "Anchorman." The new movie was released in December and grossed $170 million on a budget of $50 million. "Anchorman 2" is considered a mild hit, and it continues to generate revenue for the studio. The sequel will not only be theatrically re-released as an R-rated version tomorrow (February 28th), but Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) has been appearing in lots of commercials, including during the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, McKay just told Empire magazine that there will not be another "Anchorman" installment. "It's done. I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy," said the director. "There's nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we're releasing this alternate version, »
Speaking with Empire, McKay claims "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is the last sequel he will ever make:
"It's done. I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy. No, that's the last sequel we're gonna do. There's nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we're releasing this alt version, we're totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3."
No chance even a decade from now? "I'm going to say definitely no. I'll actually say it in this case!"
"Anchorman 2" made a robust $125 million at the domestic box office, but even with a costly and all-encompassing promotional tour the film only generated $44 million in international territories. »
- Garth Franklin
McKay has revealed to Empire that he is determined to leave Ron Burgundy behind him to focus on new projects.
"It's done. I think that's it," the filmmaker said. "It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy."
The director also ruled out the likelihood that he could change his mind in ten years' time, even though Anchorman 2 came ten years after the original.
"I'm going to say definitely no [to changing my mind]. I'll actually say it in this case," McKay insisted.
A version of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues with 763 new jokes will return to cinemas on February 28 for a week-long run.
Unfortunately, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was the last outing for Ron Burgundy. Despite the film receiving decent reviews and doing fairly well at the box office, writer/director Adam McKay has revealed that there will not be an Anchorman 3. Speaking to Empire, McKay said that while he enjoyed working on the films, he won’t be making a third one.
It’s done. I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy. Now we’re releasing this alt version, so we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3.
The interviewer then asked if perhaps there would be a sequel maybe 10 years down the road, to which the director replied:
I’m going to say definitely no. I’ll actually say it in this case!
So, just in case you’re still unsure, »
- Matt Joseph
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