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Will Ferrell Takes Over Late-Night TV as Ron Burgundy--and It's Just as Bizarre as You'd Expect

It was a night to remember for Ron Burgundy.  The San Diego anchorman, famously brought to life by Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its sequel, popped up on six late-night shows Thursday night, surprising audiences as a guest. However, he wasn't there solely for a chat with the hosts. Instead, Burgundy was trying his hand at stand-up comedy. One by one, he took the mic on The Tonight Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night With Seth MeyersThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show With James Corden.  Set by set, Burgundy riffed on virtually every topic, including root canals, immigration, airplanes, Buffalo Wild Wings...
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Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could be latest A-list filmmaker to snag an Emmy for directing

Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could be latest A-list filmmaker to snag an Emmy for directing
While it looks like the Emmy race for Best Drama Directing will come down to a battle royal between three “Game of Thrones” contenders, there’s actually a sizable spoiler lurking in the wings: Adam McKay, who’s nominated for HBO’s new series “Succession.” The TV academy loves to reward A-list movie directors, especially ones who’ve been on a role as of late. So while our odds may say “Thrones” is primed to take its third victory in the category (it previously won in 2015 and 2016), perhaps they shouldn’t celebrate too soon.

After carving out a niche for himself with the absurdist comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Step Brothers” (2008), McKay won critical acclaim and Oscar glory with the politically charged satires “The Big Short” (2015) and “Vice” (2018). The former brought him a victory for screenwriting and a nomination for directing, while the latter earned him writing,
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32 Movie Endings That Were Changed by Test Screenings

Mark Harrison Jul 8, 2019

What happens when test audiences don’t like the ending of a movie? Here are some finales that were changed after preview screenings…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Warning: This feature contains spoilers for the end of movies, ranging from 1980s hits to recent ones like Escape Room. If you haven't seen one of the films discussed, you may want to skip over that entry or otherwise proceed with caution.

The test screening process is a nebulous part of studio filmmaking. Some directors and producers swear by it, but in other cases, it's the bane of a filmmaker's existence. With so much money on the line, most studios reserve the right to choose the final cut of a film, which can be hugely influenced by preview audiences' reactions.

Endings seem to be particularly fluid when it comes to test-screening feedback and there are countless
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Paul Rudd Answers the Call for ‘Ghostbusters’ 2020 Sequel

Paul Rudd Answers the Call for ‘Ghostbusters’ 2020 Sequel
Following confirmation earlier this month that most of the original cast of Ghostbusters has been lined up to reprise their roles for the sequel coming in 2020, the new movie has brought in a newcomer. The all-around delightful Paul Rudd, known for everything from Clueless to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, has landed a […]

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Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could snag Best Drama Directing because the Emmys love A-listers

Adam McKay (‘Succession’) could snag Best Drama Directing because the Emmys love A-listers
Though it may seem like a slam-dunk for “Game of Thrones,” the Emmy race for Best Drama Directing could have an interesting spoiler in the mix: Adam McKay, who’s in the running this year for HBO’s new series “Succession.” The TV academy loves to heap accolades on A-list movie directors, especially ones who’ve been on a role as of late.

After making a name for himself with the absurdist comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Step Brothers” (2008), McKay won critical acclaim and Oscar glory with the politically charged satires “The Big Short” (2015) and “Vice” (2018). The former brought him a win for screenwriting and a nomination for directing, while the latter earned him writing, directing and producing bids. Now he’s returned to television with this pertinent drama about a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul (Brian Cox) and his conniving family, for which he helmed the pilot.
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Can Media Fantasy & Workplace Comedy Ever Truly Gel In ‘Late Night’, ‘Morning Glory’ & ‘Anchorman?’ [Be Reel]

Can Media Fantasy & Workplace Comedy Ever Truly Gel In ‘Late Night’, ‘Morning Glory’ & ‘Anchorman?’ [Be Reel]
A dark fact pattern underlies this week’s otherwise irreverent and inspirational “Be Reel” category: the female protagonists of “Late Night” (2019), “Morning Glory” (2010), and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) were hired to fail.

But these women’s crass industry designations as diversity hires and scapegoats don’t stick, and the TV newcomers played by Mindy Kaling, Rachel McAdams, and Christina Applegate quickly shake up a white, apolitical late show, salvage a “Good Morning America” knock-off, and send an absurdist ’70s boys club reeling.

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The 8 Best Movies About Television — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

This week sees the (limited) release of “Late Night,” which is set in the wild and revealing world of late night TV. It’s the latest of many examples of how the movies have sometimes been able to see television more clearly than television has been able to see itself.

This week’s question: What is the best movie ever made about television?

A Face in the Crowd

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Released in 1957, Elia Kazan’s “A Face in the Crowd” remains a fascinating study about TV production and celebrity culture. Specifically, the film underlines the idea that trendy celebrities will stay relevant as long as they don’t do anything, well, horrible.

Andy Griffith delivers one of the most powerful feature debut performance as the drifter-turned-celebrity Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes,
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay End Partnership After Holmes and Watson Bombs

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay End Partnership After Holmes and Watson Bombs
Holmes & Watson was an outright bomb that had audiences walking out in the middle of the movie. Sure, it was awful, but who could have predicted that it would end the longtime working relationship between the movie's star Will Ferrell and its producer Adam McKay?

Having first met in 1995 on the set of Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have enjoyed a long partnership on quite a few movies and TV shows, some of them deemed outright classics. So Holmes and Watson is a sour note to end the legacy on. But the pair have mutually decided to disband their production company Gary Sanchez and its female-centric offshoot Gloria Sanchez.

The dubious duo will now branch out and go their own separate ways, but they remain close friends and there are no hard feelings. Gary Sanchez has enjoyed a 13 year history that includes such comedy hits as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,
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After 13 Years, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Doing Their Own Thing

After 13 Years, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Doing Their Own Thing
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay met in 1995, when they joined “Saturday Night Live” on the same day, and went on to make “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers,” and “The Other Guys” together. They’ve done all that through Gary Sanchez Productions, the production company also responsible for Funny or Die, but Deadline reports that the two have “mutually decided to branch out separately and refocus their creative efforts.”

That said, the two “remain close friends” and “will continue to support each other both personally and professionally.” Ferrell and McKay released a statement to Deadline confirming the move:

“The last 13 years could not have been more enjoyable and satisfying for the two of us at Sanchez Productions. We give massive thanks to our incredible staff and executives and all the writers, directors and actors we worked with through the years. The
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Trailer for Netflix Dark Comedy Dead To Me Starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini

Here’s a crazy trailer for a new dark comedy from Netflix called Dead To Me. It stars Christina Applegate as Jen, who lost her husband suddenly in a violent hit and run car accident.

She is angry and sad and feeling very alone as all the people around her are trying their best to console her with casseroles and generic sentiments. It’s not until she attends a grief support group that she is able to find comfort in a friend she meets there named Judy, played by Linda Cardellini. As they go through the grieving process together, they become closer friends, and secrets about Judy start to bubble closer and closer to the surface.

I think this series looks super intriguing, and I can’t wait to watch. Check out the trailer below and tell us if you’ll be watching Dead To Me when it comes to Netflix on May 3rd.
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10 Funniest Quotes From Step Brothers

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are most famous for giving us one of the most iconic and quotable comedy movies ever made, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. But four years later, they made another movie that is just as quotable – if not more – and while Step Brothers wasn’t ostensibly as successful as Anchorman, it has gained a huge cult following in the decade or so since its release.

Related: Anchorman: The 10 Most Memorable Quotes From The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

There’s often been talk of a sequel, but nothing concrete has come through and it remains a mere possibility. So, in the meantime, here are the 10 Funniest Quotes From Step Brothers.
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Anchorman: The 10 Most Memorable Quotes From The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is famously one of the most quotable movies ever made, because every line in the movie is either an absurd non-sequitur, a hilarious joke, a setup for a later payoff, or a payoff to an earlier setup. The screenplay by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell is one of the finest, tightest, funniest, best-constructed comedy scripts ever written.

Related: Will Ferrell Reprising Anchorman's Ron Burgundy for New Podcast Series

The lead character has dozens and dozens of memorable lines, but so do the supporting characters around him: Brick, Brian, Champ, and Veronica. So, here are The 10 Most Memorable Quotes From Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.
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Will Ferrell and Wedding Crashers Director Reunite for Netflix's Eurovision Comedy

Will Ferrell and Wedding Crashers Director Reunite for Netflix's Eurovision Comedy
Will Ferrell is reuniting with Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin for a new comedy at Netflix. The two are pairing up for the comedy movie titled Eurovision that will center on the long-running and popular singing contest of the same name that has been running for more than 60 years. To sweeten the pot just a bit, frequent Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay is on board as an executive producer.

According to a new report, Will Ferrell is signed on to not only star in, but also co-write Eurovision alongside Andrew Steele. Some of Steele's previous credits include Funny or Die Presents... and serving as the head writer on Saturday Night Live for a spell. Steele also penned Ferrell's 2012 Spanish comedy Casa de mi Padre. There is no indication currently as to who Ferrell is going to play in the movie. Though, given that final scene in Step Brothers, we can only
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Will Ferrell is Returning as ‘Anchorman’ Legend Ron Burgundy, This Time with a Podcast

Will Ferrell is Returning as ‘Anchorman’ Legend Ron Burgundy, This Time with a Podcast
There was a time when Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was one of the most anticipated sequels. Of course, that meant it was never going to live up to the hype, and it was going to have a hard time living up to the original Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. For my money, I […]

The post Will Ferrell is Returning as ‘Anchorman’ Legend Ron Burgundy, This Time with a Podcast appeared first on /Film.
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Adam Curtis and Vice director Adam McKay on how Dick Cheney masterminded a rightwing revolution

We asked the British journalist and film-maker to talk to the director of Vice, the new biopic of the former vice-president, about the naked rightwing power grab that he orchestrated

Adam McKay’s Vice is a screwball biopic of Dick Cheney, the man widely reckoned to be the most powerful vice-president in Us history. It traces his rise from beer-brained dropout to an intern during the Nixon administration, then covers his tenure as secretary of defense during the Gulf war, and his time as George W Bush’s official deputy from 2001-2009.

McKay, after establishing his career with comedies such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers, moved into freewheeling, lightly fictionalised accounts of real-life events. His previous film was the financial-crash comedy The Big Short.
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Ron Perlman Uses Anchorman Meme to Hilariously Troll New Hellboy

Ron Perlman Uses Anchorman Meme to Hilariously Troll New Hellboy
Ron Perlman has expertly trolled the upcoming Hellboy reboot with a little help from Anchorman. In the years before comic book movies truly took off, but when they were just starting to assert their popularity in Hollywood as more than a passing fad, Perlman starred in a pair of Hellboy movies as directed by Guillermo del Toro. They never got to make a third, despite the desire to and that never sat well with either of them.

The Hellboy reboot is coming our way this year and it's going to be a very different beast. Ron Perlman has mostly refused to comment on the matter, other than to express his disappointment for not getting to make their third movie and complete their trilogy. But recently, the actor took to Instagram to share a meme from Will Ferrell's 2004 comedy classic Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, featuring Steve Carell's character Brick Tamland.
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Ron Perlman Throws Shade At New Hellboy Trailer

The upcoming Hellboy reboot was always going to have a tough time filling the void left by actor Ron Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro, and when the film’s first trailer dropped last month, fans by and large were left more skeptical than ever. What’s more, it seems that Perlman himself doesn’t have a whole lot nice to say about this divisive new teaser, with the actor recently taking to Instagram to throw some shade.

The former star of the series has previously gone on record expressing his disappointment that the old team behind 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army didn’t get to make a trilogy out of their take on the Dark Horse Comics character. And in a newly shared meme, the actor uses a line from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to channel the discomfort of many a fan at
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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Targeting Anchorman and Step Brothers Director?

Marvel may have their sights set on Adam McKay to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. McKay got his start in the world of comedy, having helmed such classics as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers. But in recent years, he's turned his attention to more serious efforts such as The Big Short and this year's Dick Cheney biopic Vice. Could a major comic book movie be next? That certainly seems possible, based on what McKay is saying.

The filmmaker has been making the press rounds to promote Vice as of late, which is positioned as a serious Oscar contender. During a recent podcast appearance, Adam McKay was asked if he had been approached for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He not only reveals that he's had conversations with Marvel Studios about that project, but confirms that he was discussing the Inhumans movie that never
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Will Ferrell set to launch The Ron Burgundy Podcast

It looks like legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy is set to swap local TV news for the world of podcasting, with Deadline reporting that Will Ferrell is set to return as his character for The Ron Burgundy Podcast.

“Listen, I don’t know what a podcast is, but I currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about,” said Burgundy. “I am also broke. Therefore, I am very excited to do this podcast. It is literally saving my life.”

While details are scarce, the podcast has received a two-season twelve-episode order and is a co-production by iHeartRadio and Funny or Die. It is set to launch on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network in early 2019.

Ferrell first took on the role for 2004’s cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and returned in the 2013 sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Together, the two movies grossed $263 million worldwide.
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Will Ferrell Is Resurrecting Anchorman's Ron Burgundy for a New Podcast — Really!

Will Ferrell Is Resurrecting Anchorman's Ron Burgundy for a New Podcast — Really!
Will Ferrell is bringing back the legend of Ron Burgundy.

The 51-year-old actor is returning in The Ron Burgundy Podcast which will be co-produced by Funny Or Die and is an iHeartRadio Original podcast.

Burgundy (Ferrell) was first introduced to audiences in Ferrell’s 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He was later brought back for the 2013 sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues. The film follows Burgundy as he welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news — until Corningstone begins to outshine Burgundy on air.

The anchorman made the announcement on Twitter while
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