This is sort of obligatory posting at this point. On Saturday Night Live this week, Paul Rudd was hosting with One Direction serving as musical guest and since Paul is promoting Anchorman 2 at the moment, the rest of the cast – including Will Ferrell – joined him at one point and then One Direction joined them and they all sang ‘Afternoon Delight’ together.
It was a nice little stunt, sure, and I bet there were people who ate it up, but I just found it all… a little boring and not at all exciting like they hoped it’d be. It certainly didn’t make me want to see the movie any more than I did before (which, I’ll probably see it when it’s out to rent/download, because I did love the first one), but who knows. Maybe all the One Direction fans will be flocking to the theatres now.
December 9, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Kristen Wiig is hilarious and SNL has been a total shitfest since she left (with the only bright moments being courtesy of Bobby Moynihan’s Drunk Uncle and Kate McKinnon’s everything), but of course it was time for her to head to greener pastures, and this is what we’ve got: Will Ferrell‘s new mini-series, The Spoils of Babylon.
The series is a spoof of melodramatic series like The Thorn Birds and follows a rich family, the Morehouses. Kristen Wiig is the daughter of an oil magnate who is fighting feelings for her adopted brother, played by Tobey Maguire. LOL, what? It looks really weird, but also really hilarious, don’t you think?
The Spoils of Babylon will premiere on IFC on January 9.
October 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
I’m not even gonna lie – Anchorman was my shit for the longest time. That part when Ron Burgundy is doing the flute performance and he sucks up the liquor and lights the end on fire? HILARIOUS! That movie has quotes for days and I was stupid enough to use them for a long ass time. To be perfectly frank, I still throw a “Ham and eggs comin’ atcha, get your griddles out!” every once in a while, and I’m not ashamed.
In any case, the sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, has been a long time coming but it’s just about here. The trailer’s here, that’s for sure. Pretty much everyone from the first film is back, including Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate. There are a shit ton of other big names this time around, as well, including Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Amy Poehler, Meagan Good, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kanye West, Drake, Harrison Ford, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Jim Carrey and James Marsden. That’s right, Kanye and Drake. LOL!
What do you think? Will you see Anchorman 2? Did you like the first? The release date is set for December 20.
June 19, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Anyone who’s familiar with Parks & Recreation actress (and Upright Citizens Brigade alum – holla!) Aubrey Plaza knows that her sense of humour is dry, and that’s being generous. So during last night’s MTV Movie Awards when she jumped on stage in the middle of Will Ferrell‘s acceptance speech for his ‘Comedic Genius‘ prize, no one really knew what to make of it… and they still kind of don’t.
MTV has said that the stunt was not planned at all and that producers asked Aubrey to leave the show shortly after, but LOL to that. She doesn’t seem to bothered about it herself and even took to Twitter to joke about it, so… whatever, I guess?
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) April 15, 2013
April 15, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Here’s a transcript if you can’t view the video or listen to the sound, which is unfortunate, because Will’s inflection is pretty much the whole thing:
“Well, I don’t know if you follow the news at all, but there this … actress. Uh. Kristen Stewart, OK? And, um, she goes by K Stew, and um, she had a boyfriend, right? Robert Pattinson, and he’s R Pattz, and … and she cheated on him. And um … and they’re broken up and they’re not gonna get back together ever. And what they had was so special, Conan, and you don’t even know what they had. They were … they were in love, and she just threw it all away. And I just don’t know if there was anything I could have done to prevent it, and … And I just don’t know what it means for the Twilight franchise, I just don’t know. IT’S NOT GONNA BE FINE EVER. NEVER GONNA BE FINE. WHAT THEY HAD WAS SO SPECIAL, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW. You would never know. [You've never been in love]. Not like them. NOT LIKE THEM. She is a trampire. That’s what she is. She’s a trampire.”
Of course, Will was joking around about the entire thing (I think) on Conan O’Brien’s show earlier in the week, but his impersonation (?) of those upset about the whole Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson thing is pretty much spot-on when it comes to those both upset and dealing with the fall-out. I’d say it’s kind of how I feel, I think maybe, if it didn’t make me look like a complete tool, you know? But “trampire”? I dunno, guys. That’s going a bit far, huh?
August 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
Oh this is great. Really and truly great. Will Ferrell? Unbelievable. You’ve got to have a certain amount of talent to completely deliver the lines that he does in such a deadpan way. And even though the video, yeah, features a bunch of celebrities, let’s talk about Will Ferrell for a minute. OK?
I began completely detesting Will Ferrell when that dumb movie, Old School came out. I thought it was a disgusting, horrible abhorrence of a film and from then on, Will Ferrell was practically blacklisted in my book. I automatically nixed any movie in which he played a main character (with the exception of Elf and when he did the voice of Megamind in Megamind) and determined that any movie that had the audacity to star Will Ferrell automatically had to be the disappointing shart of three-day constipation. But he’s changed! Or I have, I don’t know. He’s a lot more humorous to me than he was ten years ago, and maybe that’s because I’m more secure in my comedic tastes. I don’t know. I don’t care. In any case, I’m really glad that I’ve come over to the other side, because his new movie, Casa de mi Padre, looks pretty amusing. And he appears naked in it. Not that it’s a sexually appealing thing, no; if Will Ferrell is going to be naked, you have to bet that poop or giant puffs of ball hair or something has got to be involved.
From Contact Music:
Will Ferrell says he wanted “the entire crew to be naked” while filming a sex scene in his latest movie ‘Casi [sic] de mi Padre’. The comedian stars in the newly released Spanish language movie about the son of a cattle rancher whose land is threatened by a drug trafficker.
Will’s character Armando Alvarez and Genesis Rodriguez’s Sonia get close during on scene, but Ferrell admitted it wasn’t all that sexy on-set, telling E! Online, “It’s not usually a funny situation when you look over and see an overweight crew guy with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth staring at you.He’s naked, too. The entire crew had to be naked”. Rodriquez, who took part in the same interview, didn’t find the scene particularly seductive either, saying, “The foreplay, there’s a lot of massaging involved and karate chopping.A lot of butt massaging and butt kneading and just randomness. It’s a little bit awkward. It’s not sexy.”
Yeah, the movie might suck, but this one scene will probably make the entire thing worthwhile.