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Michael Keaton Returns, and So Does Charles Dickens: Links You Need to See

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… half-naked Michael Keaton running through Times Square. Well, really, it’s your afternoon links!  … Read More

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The 25 Best Sports Comedies Ever Made

These kinds of things are always hard to say definitively, due to rampant deterioration and poor documentation, but Harold Lloyd’s 1925 masterpiece The Freshman may well have been the cinema’s first sports comedy. It was certainly the first sports comedy to prove a monster hit, setting up nearly 90 years of athletics-related laughs at the movies. In celebration of The Freshman’s Blu-ray and DVD release today (thanks to our good friends over at the Criterion Collection), here’s a look at some of the finest and funniest sports comedies ever made. … Read More

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10 Unforgettable Musical Christmas Moments on Film

Christmas songs are as essential to the upcoming holiday as eggnog, tinsel, and Douglas firs. So are Christmas movies — or even moves that don’t particularly center around the theme. That’s why the combination of the two is such a treat. Sure, it can often be too sweet and saccharine, but the cinematic treatment of Christmas has always been musical in nature. Here’s a rundown of some of the best musical Christmas moments captured on film; some are obvious, and a couple are a bit surprising. … Read More

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‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ is Smarter and Ballsier Than You Think

By most reasonable standards, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a stupid, stupid movie — gleefully so, even. It concerns the further adventures of super-dim television news anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), for starters. It includes a relationship between his even-stupider weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and his comparably-witted new lady love (Kristen Wiig) that basically amounts to two people blurting non-sequiturs at each other. Sports correspondent Champ Kind (David Koechner) owns a chicken restaurant, but confesses to serving deep-fried bats. Ron has a brief relationship with his African-American boss (Meagan Good), and their interracial sex scene is intercut with a clip from Diff’rent Strokes. And so on; you get the idea. But co-writer/star Ferrell and his frequent collaborator, co-writer/director Adam McKay, are up to something else here, slyly sneaking in several pointed jabs at television news in general and cable news in particular. … Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Paul Rudd

Last night was Paul Rudd’s third time hosting SNL, and the Anchorman actor was ready to nail it — with reinforcements. The episode didn’t work to play to Rudd’s comedic talents as much as it showcased a number of past cast members (and a former head writer), leaving us to wonder how several of SNL’s 16 current players (most ridiculously underused) spend their time during moments like these. It was a safe episode, with a few passable funnies — all featured, below. … Read More

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The ‘Anchorman 2′ Hype Is Already Exhausting

About a week ago, a large wooden crate addressed to me showed up in the Flavorwire offices.The phrase “Stay Classy” was printed in giant, faux-vintage lettering on the side, which tipped us off that whatever was in this mystery box was related to Anchorman 2. Once it was open, I dug through the packing material to find an odd assortment of free gifts: a Bodum French-press coffee pot, a vintage stoneware coffee mug, six bags of coffee beans (labeled “24-Hours News Blend”), and a bag of sugar cubes. I couldn’t help but be excited about the free goods (I ate all the sugar cubes, by the way), but the tie-in — it was all to publicize the Anchorman 2-sponsored contest Hands on Ron Burgundy, an “online” endurance test in which the prize is a brand-new Dodge Durango — seemed super odd and forced. … Read More

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Watch Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell in a ‘Conan’ Sketch from 1997

The larger-than-life personas of Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell make it easy to forget that they weren’t always incredibly famous,… Read More

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