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Begin Again movie review: up tempo

24 July 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A hugely satisfying ode to entrepreneurial creativity, and a glorious love letter to New York City and the art it inspires. I love this movie so much. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I love this movie so much. Partly for how it demonstrates how little a movie has to deviate from an oh-so-repetitive format to come up with something fresh and exciting but also still comfortable and comforting. And partly for being so radical in a few attitudes while it’s being comfortable and comforting.

I mean, writer-director John Carney — who got famous with Once, and this is even better — only has to switch things up a little bit to upend our expectations about a movie. Like how he first introduces us to English songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley [Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Anna Karenina], doing her own very »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are reviving Manimal

23 July 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will reunite on Manimal.

The Anchorman pair have been announced as producers on the big screen adaptation of the short-lived '80s television show.

The series originally ran for eight episodes in 1983.

Simon MacCorkindale played Dr Jonathan Chase, a man who could shapeshift into different animals, an ability he used to solve crimes.

Ferrell is yet to be confirmed as the film's star, with ComingSoon reporting that it was hinted McKay will not direct.

The actor and writer-director collaborated on Anchorman and its 2013 sequel, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and The Other Guys.

"Like The Catcher in the Rye or The Sound and the Fury, Manimal has always been one of those elusive projects every producer dreams of taking to the silver screen," said McKay.

"I know the movie will be funny and entertaining but will it be the first film to win a Pulitzer? »

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Adam McKay & Will Ferrell Reteam to Bring 'Manimal' Back to Life

22 July 2014 11:11 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Some of the best comedies of the past decade have come from director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell. Their collaborations have included Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (and the sequel), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys and Step Brothers. Now the two are teaming up yet again with an adaptation of the 1980s cult favorite TV show Manimal. However, this time they're mixing things up a bit, because they're working with Sony Pictures Animation on the film following the man who fights crime using his unique ability to morph into animals. The show was canned after eight episodes. But the series found a big cult following, mostly because of the ridiculous nature of the show itself, and now Deadline says Sony Pictures Animation is creating a live-action and animation hybrid that is taking the concept and turning it into an action comedy with "heavy visual effects and animated elements. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Kristen Wiig Will Go Full Nude in 'Welcome to Me'

16 July 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kristen Wiig is known more so for making people laugh than she is for getting naked on screen, but that's all about to change with Welcome to Me, a new dramedy that will see the comedic actress stripping down in front of audiences for the first time.

In the past few years, Kristen Wiig has been quickly transferring her talents into more dramatic roles, with lead parts in Friends with Kids, Girl Most Likely, Hateship Loveship and the upcoming The Skeleton Twins. But Welcome to Me might be her most challenging job yet.

In the movie, she plays Alice Klieg, who suffers from a borderline personality disorder. After winning the lottery, she quits taking her meds and decides to launch her own talk show. It was Eliot Laurence's screenplay that drew her in, and she knew that she had to jump in with both feet.

"I'd never read a character like that. »

- MovieWeb

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A Dozen Awesome Movies That Celebrate What's Great About America

1 July 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

When it comes to America, the values, the principles, and ideals that we strive for are great. Freedom, liberty, truth, justice, happiness and the right stand up against tyranny are ideas that we can all believe in... but what about the stuff? The tangible things that distinguish this great nation from others are worth taking note of as well. That’s why we’re taking a moment, in honor of our great nation, to say “Thanks” to the movies that celebrate uniquely American cultural artifacts.

Hot Dogs — Father of the Bride

Bread has been around for tens of thousands of years and sausage too has been around for a couple millenia, but it was only in America that a hot dog could be created. And only an American comedy legend like Steve Martin could bring to the big screen the hot dog conundrum that has perplexed us all.

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- Mandy McAdoo

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Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Gets Director Peyton Reed and Writer Adam McKay

7 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After two weeks of hurriedly trying to find a replacement for Edgar Wright, Marvel Studios and Disney have finally decided on a new director and writer for Ant-Man in Peyton Reed and Adam McKay.

Here is the official press release from Marvel:

When Marvel's Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with writer Adam McKay contributing to the film's script.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Peyton Reed is known for his comedies Bring It On, »

- MovieWeb

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Mortal Kombat X: Trailer Revealed

2 June 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The newest chapter of the Mortal Kombat mythos continues in the newest game from NetherRealm Studios. No story line has been revealed yet, but the footage (previously stated as gameplay which hasn't been confirmed, although unlikely given the cinematic feel to it.)* shown in the trailer reveals that it has taken some of the company's previous release, DC's Injustice:Gods Amongs Us traits, one being enviromental attacks along with MK9's special attack, X-Ray. Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for relesease on 2015. It will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, XBox 360, and PC.   *The footage shown in the trailer is actually work by Digital Dimensions, who has worked on cinematic trailers for high profile franchises such as, Assassins Creed, God of War, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Elder Scroll, Far Cry, and Mortal Kombat, along with working on films such as The Grey, 300, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, »

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Mortal Kombat X: Trailer Revealed

2 June 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The newest chapter of the Mortal Kombat mythos continues in the newest game from NetherRealm Studios. No story line has been revealed yet, but the footage (previously stated as gameplay which hasn't been confirmed, although unlikely given the cinematic feel to it.)* shown in the trailer reveals that it has taken some of the company's previous release, DC's Injustice:Gods Amongs Us traits, one being enviromental attacks along with MK9's special attack, X-Ray. Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for relesease on 2015. It will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, XBox 360, and PC.   *The footage shown in the trailer is actually work by Digital Dimensions, who has worked on cinematic trailers for high profile franchises such as, Assassins Creed, God of War, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Elder Scroll, Far Cry, and Mortal Kombat, along with working on films such as The Grey, 300, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, »

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Adam McKay Offered to Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man', But Likely Passing

31 May 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following yesterday's report that Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer and Rawson Marshall Thurber were on the shortlist to replace departed director Edgar Wright on Marvel's Ant-Man, it sounds like the studio has made a quick decision. AICN reports it will be Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers director Adam McKay reuniting with Paul Rudd for his first non-comedy film. Of course, there's supposed to be a good amount of laughs in this flick, but it's an entirely different kind of movie for McKay, so we're interested in seeing what he can do, especially since The Boys adaptation doesn't seem to be progressing. McKay's previous work with Rudd probably made him a desirable choice, and even though his strengths are in straight up comedy, those films have been mainstream studio comedies, some with big set pieces like Nascar in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and even action sequences in The Other Guys. »

- Ethan Anderton

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The 101 Best Sports Movies of All Time

20 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.

And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »

- Gary Susman

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Guard Friendship with Trilogy

16 April 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are back! These two part-time co-stars, full-time best friends are teaming up again for what's sure to become the next biggest laugh riot.

Will and John have been seen together before in movies like Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Now, they're teaming up again with their friend and director Adam McKay in Border Guards.

The two actors will be playing to border patrol agents who accidentally find themselves stuck in Mexico with no identification. Formerly set up to prevent just anyone from entering the United States, now the two guards find themselves at the other end of the stick, and have to sneak their way back into the country without getting caught.

No word on a release date for Border Guards has been set, but you can bet we'll have all the details as they develop. We'll also keep »

- dbethke@fanlala.com (Dave B.)

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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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- Ben Child

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Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Adam McKay reteaming for Border Guards

16 April 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to reunite with Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers director Adam McKay for a new comedy entitled Border Guards, which is being written by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, In the Loop).

According to Deadline, Border Guards will see “Ferrell and Reilly playing two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the U.S.”

Are you happy that Ferrell and Reilly are pairing up once again?

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- Gary Collinson

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Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Back with Adam McKay as 'Border Guards'

15 April 2014 7:12 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Perhaps one of the funniest comedic duos of the past 10 years is that of John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell. While they've only teamed up on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, they've done plenty of random hilarity online and on the small screen. Last fall we heard Ferrell and Reilly would reteam for a film called Devil's Night, but we're not sure when that project will come together. Now Deadline has word that the hilarious actors will reunite on another project called Border Guards, scripted by In the Loop writer Jesse Armstrong, with Step Brothers helmer Adam McKay circling as director. Well, Border Guards would see Ferrelly and Reilly as two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from the illegal immigrants of Mexico. In the process, they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico somehow »

- Ethan Anderton

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Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly Will Be Border Guards For Adam McKay

15 April 2014 6:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly made quite the cinematic duo in Adam McKay’s hit comedies Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers. Now, Deadline reports that they’ll be doing it again with Border Guards, written by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, In The Loop). 

The film, which is being set up at Sony, will focus on “two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives, by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants.” Eventually, they wind up getting themselves stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the United States.

The plot suggests the same goofiness that we’ve come to expect from Ferrell and Reilly, and Armstrong’s involvement suggests that Border Guards may come packaged with some social commentary, surrounding the topical issues of immigration and American politics.

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- James Garcia

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Reunite with Adam McKay for 'Border Guards'

15 April 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting for the Sony Pictures comedy Border Guards, which Adam McKay is eyeing to direct.

The story, written by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop, Four Lions), centers on two friends (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) who decide to become border patrol guards to add some purpose to their lives. After they become accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification, these friends must try to sneak back into America.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing with their Gary Sanchez Productions partner Kevin J. Messick, with Michael De Luca and Jonathan Kadin overseeing the project for Sony.

Will Ferrell most recently lent his voice to The Lego Movie, and he will next be seen in Get Hard alongside Kevin Hart. John C. Reilly will next be seen in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- MovieWeb

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Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Eyeing Reunion With Adam McKay for 'Border Guards'

15 April 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Adam McKay -- the trio that worked so well for Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby -- is looking to reunite for Sony's comedy Border Guards. Sony has tapped British writer Jesse Armstrong to write the script for the project, which centers on two friends who are dedicated to protecting the U.S. border from illegal immigration. While no deals have been set, McKay is eyeing the comedy as a directorial project, with Ferrell and Reilly in mind to star. Photos: 'Anchorman 2' Promotional Blitz: Will Ferrell's Many Appearances as Ron Burgundy

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- Rebecca Ford

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are Adam McKay's Border Guards

15 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to re-team with their Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby helmer Adam McKay for a new comedy, Border Guards , Deadline reports. Jesse Armstrong ("Peep Show") is supplying the screenplay for the Sony Pictures comedy, which follows Ferrell and Reilly as two friends who decided that it's in America's best interest that they go to work patrolling the Us Mexico border. They wind up getting trapped in Mexico, however, and have to sneak their way back to the states. Ferrell recently starred in McKay's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues with Reilly also appearing in a cameo role. Ferrell and McKay will also produce alongside Kevin Messick with Michael De Luca and Jonathan Kadin overseeing for Sony »

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Movie News: Ricky Bobby Controversy; Jason Sudeikis, the New 'Fletch;' Colin Firth in 'Devil's Knot' Trailer

11 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Ricky Bobby: Look at the car on the left; it's from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring Will Ferrell. Now look at the car on the right; it's parked outside Ricky Bobby's Sports Saloon and Restaurant, located in Fort Worth, Texas. Notice any similarities? So did Columbia Pictures, which is now suing the restaurant operators, demanding that they stop profiting from the brand without paying a licensing fee. The restaurant owners claim names cannot be trademarked, and may be planning to expand their empire. [Dallas Observer] Fletch Won: Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers) is in talks to star in Fletch Won, described as a "gritty action comedy" that is intended to reboot I.M. Fletcher, an investigative reporter created by novelist Gregory...

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- Peter Martin

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Adam McKay Says There Will Be No 'Anchorman 3'

27 February 2014 2:35 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' arriving in theaters on a wave of hype, endless advertising, countless personal appearances by Ron Burgundy and much more, Paramount is likely satisfied that the long awaited sequel bested its predecessor at the box office, though it wasn't a knockout punch. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" notched $95 million worldwide, and the sequel (to date), $169 million. Respectable, but even "Elf" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby" did better at the domestic box office. All this to say: Ron Burgundy is hanging up his jacket. Speaking with Empire, director Adam McKay revealed that the adventures of the Channel 4 news team are over. “It’s done,” he 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, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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