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Scouts vs. Zombies Casting Update

17 April 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The main cast of Scouts vs. Zombies is coming together and a familiar face has been hired to play the Scout leader. According to Deadline, David Koechner has signed on to play Scout Leader Rogers in the coming-of-age zombie horror-comedy set to begin shooting on May 8th. 

An experienced comedic actor with credits that include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and NBC’s The Office, Koechner recently received critical kudos for his role in the dark comedy-suspense film, Cheap Thrills.

Koechner is the latest to join the cast, which already includes young actors Joseph Morgan, Tye Sheridan, and Logan MillerChristopher Landon, who recently directed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, will be directing this feature for Paramount and here’s what he told us about the movie during a recent interview:

“I’m really looking forward to working on Scouts too. What’s funny is when I initially heard about the project, »

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David Koechner Joins Scouts Vs Zombies

17 April 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just when you thought nothing more could be done with the zombie movie sub-genre, along comes a group of boy scouts and suddenly, we’re heading back into battle. With Paramount putting his new horror-comedy – Scouts Vs Zombies – together, writer/director Christopher Landon will be hoping that the appearance of beloved comedy actor, David Koechner, will help set the kind of tone necessary to bring a new edge to this familiar concept.

Centring on a small American town, Scouts Vs Zombies sees a group of Boy Scouts try to defend their neighbourhood from a zombie attack. Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Tye Sheridan (Mud) and Logan Miller (Growing Up Fisher) are already on board, and they will now joined by Koechner, as Scout Leader. No stranger to the horror-comedy arena, David Koechner featured in Piranha 3Dd in 2012, as well as being a well-known figure following his work on the Anchorman movies, »

- Sarah Myles

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David Koechner cast in Scouts vs Zombies

17 April 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Koechner has been cast in Scouts vs Zombies.

The Anchorman actor will star in the long-awaited, Christopher Landon-directed horror comedy, reports Deadline.

The film centres around a group of Scouts who stumble upon an army of the living dead during a camping trip.

They must use all their survival skills to protect a small town from the zombie hordes.

Best known for portraying Champ Kind in Anchorman and its sequel, his credits also include The Office and American Dad.

Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 writer Etan Cohen was previously attached to direct the movie.

Scouts vs Zombies will begin shooting on May 8. »

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New "Anchorman 2" Cut At Least 23% Funnier

16 April 2014 9:15 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

I approach this review at a bit of a crossroads. Do I review Anchorman 2 as it exists on this awesome three disc set as the theatrical cut or do I dare explore the absurdity of the Super-Sized R-Rated Version? For those unfamiliar with the Adam McKay Ron Burgundy films, the actors often provide an insane amount of takes and dialogue options often with hilarious results. The original Anchorman film, for example, when released on DVD through Best Buy, included a wholly separate movie, comprised of sub-plots that were cut from the theatrical feature. It was pretty impressive. I decided to take a similar approach to one I’ve made in the past, and reviewed sections of the film at different cuts.

The results, predictably, were hysterical. Often, you’ll see a few of these takes used in commercials or in credits sequences, alternate takes, etc. One of the more »

- Robert Ottone

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Leave Boats ‘n Hoes Behind to Play ‘Border Guards’

16 April 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

When Anchorman 2 was announced, the Adam McKay and Will Ferrell collaboration was a blessing for fans of the original film. Sure, another Anchorman movie meant that Ron Burgundy, Champ, Brian and the whole gang would be back for a new adventure after years of anticipation, but it also meant something truly terrible: a sequel to Step Brothers would never happen. The Ferrell and John C. Reilly film, in which two 40-something screw-ups are forced to move in together after their parents get married and then subsequently become best friends, is one of the finest comedies of our times — I’ve waxed poetic about its greatness before — and after the lackluster continuation of Ron Burgundy’s story, the fact that we wouldn’t be able to hear another refrain of “Boats ‘n Hoes” only hit harder. But today’s news is sweetening that bitterness just a little bit with word that Ferrell and Reilly are teaming up »

- Samantha Wilson

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NBC Passes on David Koechner Variety Sketch Show (Exclusive)

16 April 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is narrowing down the field for a potential new variety show. The network has passed on its variety sketch show starring Anchorman's David Koechner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The project, which had received a pilot order, would have marked Koechner's return to his sketch comedy roots. He started his career on NBC's Saturday Night Live and also had a recurring role on the network's adaptation of The Office. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 The untitled variety sketch show was created by Koechner, who would have starred in and executive produced the project alongside Lou Wallach and Brillstein

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New Jesse Armstrong script crosses into Will Ferrell territory

16 April 2014 3:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Peep Show co-creator is writing a comedy about border patrol guards for Ferrell and John C Reilly

The Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong has been hired to write a new film for Will Ferrell and John C Reilly, titled Border Guards, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Armstrong, who co-wrote the 2010 terrorism satire Four Lions with director Chris Morris, is penning the screenplay for the Anchorman director Adam McKay. The latter previously worked with Ferrell and Reilly on the comedies Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Armstrong's script will centre on two guards who are dedicated to protecting the Us border from illegal immigration.

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Will Ferrell, John C Reilly reunite with Adam McKay for Border Guards

16 April 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The team behind Step Brothers and Talladega Nights will reunite to make a comedy about Us border patrol officers.

Will Ferrell and John C Reilly will star in director Adam McKay's Border Guards, which centres on two hapless officials who find themselves stranded in Mexico without identification and must find a way to get back into the Us.

In the Loop and Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong penned the script for the comedy, reports Deadline.

Ferrell and McKay recently worked together on the sequel to Anchorman, with Reilly cameoing as the ghost of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson.

Prior to that, they made Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, which earned $290 million combined at the worldwide box office.

Watch Will Ferrell discuss Anchorman 2 with Digital Spy below: »

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Harrison Ford Talks Indiana Jones Vs. Han Solo, 'Blade Runner 2' and 'Expendables 3'

14 April 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A day after James Cameron participated in a Reddit Ama to promote the environmental documentary Years of Living Dangerously, Harrison Ford decided to give himself over to the process as well in support of the project. The iconic actor behind Han Solo in the Star Wars movies wasn't quite as candid as Cameron in answering fan questions, which was to be expected. As Ford is notoriously grumpy in most interviews. He did share his excitement about the Untitled Blade Runner Project, which may be a true sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic.

No script is written yet, but Harrison Ford is looking forward to working with Ridley Scott, even despite their on set disagreements during the making of the first movie.

"I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would »

- MovieWeb

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The Best and Worst Comic Relief Movie Characters

13 April 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Comic relief characters are written to try and make us laugh. Some of them are better than others. Join us as we discuss some of the best and worst comic relief characters in film.

Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. Movielinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with film. We’ll even submit reviews of the films we discuss so that you can get a better idea of what we’re talking about. April is National Humor Month, and because of this we will honor comedy in film. What makes you laugh? Feel free to add your own comments or reviews of movies that tickle your funny bone.



Comic relief characters play an important part in film. They can be major characters or minor ones, but their purpose »

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Sony Nearing Movie Deal on Michael Lewis’ ‘Flash Boys’

8 April 2014 10:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures is nearing a movie rights deal on Michael Lewis’ real-life financial drama “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing.

“Flash Boys,” published March 31 by W.W. Norton, focuses on high-frequency trading in the financial markets and possible market manipulation.

Lewis alleges in the book that the stock market is “rigged” by high frequency traders being able to “front run” orders ahead of other traders. “Flash Guys” also focuses on the creation of Iex, the Investor’s Exchange, aimed at eliminating the advantage of high-frequency trading.

Bloomberg News reported on April 1, the day after publication of “Flash Guys,” that the Federal Bureau of Investgation was investigating whether high-frequency trading firms break U.S. laws by acting on nonpublic information to gain an edge over competitors.

It’s the second Sony deal for a Lewis’ book following “Moneyball,” which the studio acquired in 2004. Brad Pitt »

- Dave McNary

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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

8 April 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just about to hit in stores, and I’ve got a copy of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack for you. The Ben Stiller vehicle didn’t have quite as much impact on theaters as I expected, but I’m hoping it gets a new lease on life with the home release.

That might be a little surprising (catch our podcast review, and my review) considering that I haven’t exactly championed the film whole-heartedly, but I wasn’t exactly opposed to it either. It’s a fun ride, that had a few rough spots, and didn’t exactly play out the way I’d have liked. In the end, I think it’s a lot better than most are probably giving it credit for, and it has a few scenes that really shouldn’t be missed.

Also, to help celebrate the film, »

- Marc Eastman

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Are Pop Culture's Top 5 Squirrels Nut Jobs?

7 April 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

The Nut Job centers around Surly The Squirrel, and his group of critter-friends as they try to keep their colony of animals from starving in the winter. While the story and characters in the film are unique, this is hardly the first time a squirrel has been in the spotlight. In support of the April 15th Blu-ray and DVD release of the film (click Here to win a copy!), we've compiled a list of the most famous squirrels to leave an impact on pop-culture.

Squirrels in Pop Culture

Rocky, "Rocky & Bullwinkle" – Rocket J. Squirrel was the first squirrel to reach national superstardom. From 1959-1964, he was one of the stars of the animated show, Rocky and His Friends, as well as the Bullwinkle Show. He and his friend Bullwinkle lived in the fictional town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota - where they often embarked on various adventures.

Scrat, Ice Age – Scrat »

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Will Ferrell Joins ’70s Tennis Drama ‘Match Maker’

3 April 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Anchorman star Will Ferrell is going back to the ’70s — but this time, he’ll be the guy making the news, not reporting it. Ferrell is attached to star in Match Maker, a drama about the legendary 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Steve Conrad (The Secret […]

The post Will Ferrell Joins ’70s Tennis Drama ‘Match Maker’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Giveaway: Win 'Anchorman 2' Sex Panther Cologne Signed by Paul Rudd

2 April 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Paramount Home Media Distribution released the hit comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, which features three different cuts of the movie, including the Super-Sized R-Rated version that includes 763 new jokes. Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner reprise their roles from 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, as they set off to conquer the new world of 24-hour news in New York City, at the end of the 1970s. We have a giveaway lined up for our readers, where one grand prize winner will take home a bottle of Sex Panther cologne signed by Paul Rudd, a Ron Burgundy glasses/mustache combo and the Blu-ray. These prizes will be gone in a heartbeat, so don't miss out on your chance to win big today.

Grand Prize Winner Receives:

Sex Panther cologne signed by Paul RuddRon Burgundy glasses/mustache comboAnchorman »

- MovieWeb

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No April Fool's: New Anchorman 2 Cut is No Joke

1 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

On a day filled with fake, "gotcha" news stories, Paramount has decided to release a cut of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues that's no joke. Even if it still is.

This would mark the second version of Anchorman 2 that Paramount has released, following the Super-Sized R-Rated Version that promised "763 new jokes" and hit theaters for a week in February. This new cut, however, is all about the human drama.

"I know that Will [Ferrell] and I do many joke options for our movies, but I think what gets lost is the fact that underneath the laughs there's a very powerful drama at work," co-writer and director Adam McKay told Yahoo. "I'm just glad, with the no joke cut, audiences can finally appreciate the rawness and drama of Anchorman 2."

Is the world ready for an unfunny Anchorman? The snarky among us might mention that we already got one, but to »

- Ryan Gowland

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We Kinda Wish This 'No Joke' Version of 'Anchorman 2' Was Real (Video)

1 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Since director Adam McKay shot so much extra footage for "Anchorman 2" that he was able to cut an entirely different version of the film, it makes sense that he'd probably have enough material left over for another one, right? While that's probably true, alas, the latest trailer for a "no joke" version of "Anchorman 2" is simply an April Fools' Day stunt.

The clip claims to be a new cut of the sequel to 2004's "Anchorman" that's "coming soon," and features a score of dramatic, ominous music and a heated argument between Ron (Will Ferrell) and Veronica (Christina Applegate). The couple is bickering over Veronica's booming news career, and what it means for their relationship, when Ron lays down an ultimatum.

"Me, or the job," he bellows.

McKay explained his creative decision in a tongue-in-cheek press release.

"People know that Will and I do many joke options for our movies, »

- Katie Roberts

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Lol: Anchorman 2′ “No Joke Cut” Unveils a Clip

1 April 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was crammed full of jokes, and there were so many more left on the cutting room floor that director Adam McKay was able to cobble together a second cut of the movie with 763 new jokes. But now it’s time to get serious. Paramount has just released a clip from what it calls Anchorman […]

The post Lol: Anchorman 2′ “No Joke Cut” Unveils a Clip appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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'Mean Girls' 10-year anniversary: Damian, Gretchen, Kevin G., and more look back

1 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Mean Girls may now be one of the Internet’s favorite movies — just look at Twitter whenever the film airs on cable — but it was anything but a surefire hit while in production.

“It was my first movie. I was pretty young,” Rajiv Surendra, who portrayed mathlete Kevin G. in the film, tells EW. ” had worked on really big films that had been shot in Toronto. I remember asking her, ‘How do you think this movie is going to fare?’ and she said, ‘Come on. It’s called Mean Girls and it’s starring Lindsay Lohan. It’s going straight to DVD. »

- Erin Strecker

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Watch: Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut' Reveals Drama Behind The Burgundy

1 April 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yeah, we're aware of the date. Either way, "Anchorman" is a cash cow Paramount will keep squeezing the teats of, and if all this only serves to remind people that "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is now on home video, well, mission accomplished. Anyway, today Paramount as "announced" yet another cut of the comedy... except this one features zero laughs. Yes, it's the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut" which as the title implies strips the movie of the laughs to reveal the raw power beneath it. “Comedies often fail to get the consideration they deserve because laughter masks the serious storytelling going on beneath the surface,” producer Judd Apatow said in a press release.  “This new cut illustrates that Anchorman 2 can hold its weight against any drama.” “People know that Will and I do many joke options for our movies, but I think what gets lost »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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