6 items from 2013
• Vintage Burgundy: classic Anchorman quotes
Just over a dozen or so years ago, when Will Ferrell was still a cast member of Saturday Night Live and starting to think of a future full-time film career, he met up with the head of a major Hollywood studio.
"The thing with comedy characters," the head honcho said to him, "is that they have to be likable."
Ferrell thought about this for maybe two seconds, looked up and replied, "You are absolutely wrong."
"And the two development assistants standing by the studio head just went … " Ferrell makes a rubber-faced look of Munch-like horror, and he laughs remembering the moment which, from today's perspective, sitting in London's poshest hotel at the tail »
- Hadley Freeman
It’s a common tendency for comic actors to stretch themselves by starring in dramas—often ones in which they play decidedly unfunny (and also unhappy) people. Will Ferrell appeared in Everything Must Go and Stranger Than Fiction, and Will Forte will be in Alexander Payne’s forthcoming comedy-drama Nebraska. Another Saturday Night Live alum, Kristen Wiig, now joins their ranks with Hateship Loveship, a brittle character piece that inspires neither hate nor love but does ask you to embrace Wiig’s severely monotone acting choices as the film’s heroine. She doesn’t make any jokes and barely cracks a smile. Unfortunately, the movie (and »
Digital Release Date: Sept. 3, 2013, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 24, 2013
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $44.99, Blu-ray 3D $Tbd
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Tony Stark’s third adventure movie, Iron Man 3 is the highest grossing film in the franchise.
The battle is personal this time, with Stark (Robert Downey Jr., Due Date) and his iron suit forced to retaliate after his bodyguard (Jon Favreau, Couples Retreat) is attacked. The enemy proves ruthless and Stark must go back to the beginning to survive.
Gwyneth Paltrow (Country Strong) and Don Cheadle (Flight) return as Pepper Pots and Lt. Col. James Rhodes, respectively. New to the cast are Guy Pearce (Prometheus), Rebecca Hall (Everything Must Go) and Ben Kingsley (Hugo).
Rated PG-13, Iron Man 3 »
Gears of War: Judgment VIP members can start downloading the Lost Relics Dlc pack right now, which gives you access to four new maps, new weapon and armor skins, and even a brand new mode Breakthrough.
Fans of the classic multiplayer gameplay mode, capture-the-flag, will be happy to know that Breakthrough is essentially Ctf, but infused with the visceral combat of the Gears of War franchise. Breakthrough will be playable on the returning fan favorite map Checkout as well as two new maps, Museum and Lost City. The final map, Ward, will be bringing fans a brand new arena for their OverRun missions.
Check out the descriptions below for full details on the maps arriving with the Lost Relics Dlc for Gears of War: Judgment.
Checkout – Checkout’s combat takes place in the carcass of an abandoned superstore. The shop owners tried to move inventory with a closeout sale in »
- Michael Shelton
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 29, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $26.98
British movie The Awakening is an “I don’t believe in ghosts” ghost story.
Rebecca Hall (Everything Must Go) plays Florence Cathcart, a hoax exposer in post World War I England. She’s invited to a boarding school to expose the alledged sightings of a ghost there. But as she investigates, everything she believes begins to unravel.
The movie, which is rated R, was screened in a limited number of theaters in the U.S. and got mixed reviews from critics. Globe and Mail‘s Chris Berube called it “a dull British import,” but New York Post‘s Sara Stewart said the film is “an enjoyably old-fashioned »
Kelsey Grammer continued his real estate fire sale today -- putting his Beverly Hills mansion on the market for $7.25 million ... just 8 months after he and his wife Kayte moved into it.Kelsey picked up the 6,000 sq. ft. pad for $6.5 million last April as a gift for Kayte and their daughter Faith -- but then his show "Boss" got axed, and Kelsey went into downsize mode.In addition to this 6 bed, 7.5 bath home ... Kelsey's divorce »
- TMZ Staff
6 items from 2013
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