Will Ferrell

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  • Review: The Lego Movie 2 plays nicely but has no new surprises

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 10th February 2019

    My nephews were younger when the first Lego Movie came out. I mean, everyone was. But in 2014 they were five years younger; a lifetime when you're under ten. The elder one loved it; the younger probably not quite at the age where he could be relied on to sit through anything for more than ten minutes without chewing his shoes. They'll love this too, because they're still under ten and they're idiots, despite the older one being quite capable of comprehensively schooling me about dinosaurs. Me, I think maybe the magic has faded a bit.

  • Daddy's Home

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 18th December 2015

    I have it. The secret of comedy. That which even the greats could not bottle and sell. Get a comedy actor guy, right, and stick him in a film with a serious actor guy, right, but then the SERIOUS actor guy says funny things too. See, Spy! Ride Along! 21 Jump Street! And now ... oh, wait.

  • Anchorman 2: when marketing works against a movie

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 25th November 2013

    I'm assuming that you, like me, are looking forward to Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Can I also assume that you, like me, have cringed your way through every single piece of Ron Burgundy-related marketing for the movie so far? It's great that Will Ferrell has been making himself available to shoot reactive 'viral' videos on various topical subjects, the latest being a laugh-free Doctor Who skit, but they're having the inverse affect to the one intended: these mini-marketing exercises are making me less excited about the actual movie.

  • Anchorman 2 poster: 60% of the time, the shadows work EVERY time

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 25th October 2013

    SHADOWS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY.

  • Anchorman meets American Hustle

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 4th October 2013

    What happens when the characters of David O Russell's American Hustle get friendly with the characters of Adam McKay's Anchorman universe? Answer: THIS HAPPENS.

  • Meet Barry, the key to the Todd Phillips Movieverse

    Movie Feature | Ali | 21st May 2013

    Todd Phillips' movies might be the basest comedies known to man, but they are home to a rather fun recurring cameo by the director himself: sort of like Nick Fury if Nick Fury was a total skeezeball.

  • The Campaign

    Movie Review | Matt | 23rd September 2012

    The curly-haired manchild is back! And this time there’s added The Funny One From The Hangover so this has to be the funniest comedy ever, right? Or at least the most low-brow. Hmm... or maybe just something in between those two? Yes, that’s it. That’s exactly what we have here.

  • Casa De Mi Padre

    Movie Review | Rob | 6th June 2012

    "It's funny because Will Ferrell speaks Spanish!" was probably the gist of the Casa De Mi Padre brainstorming session. Yes, Will Ferrell does speak excellent Spanish, and yes, he is very funny with it. But this low-budget Spanish language Mexican western action comedy caper offers more than just cheap racial stereotypes: it's one of the funniest, cleverest spoofs since Hot Shots. Yeah you heard me right, Scary Movie 4.

  • Everything Must Go

    Movie Review | Rob | 13th October 2011

    If Will Ferrell isn’t careful, people will start mistaking him for one of those proper actors. On his IMDb filmography, nestled between comedies inevitably starring John C. Reilly, you’ll find the likes of Melinda & Melinda and Stranger than Fiction. Proof, that when not running around in his pants screaming and shouting and generally being a bit much, the guy can do serious.

  • Fight For Your Right Revisited

    Movie Feature | Ali | 8th May 2011

    I was all set to use my unparalleled exclusive access as an iTunes customer to review the new Beastie Boys short film that came with their new album, but then I realised it was on YouTube and you could watch it for free. Durr.