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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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Your New ‘Anchorman 2′ Trailer Has Arrived

Hey, have you heard that the sequel to Anchorman is coming out? It’s an easy story to miss, what… Read More

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The 10 Emmy Awards 2013 Moments Everyone Will Be Talking About

The Emmys last night were very long and very boring. I’m not sure poor Neil Patrick Harris got to crack a single funny joke all night, and by the time he lifted the champagne glass at the end, he really seemed to need it. So did the audience, I think. This was an unusually pointless Emmys, and it’s not like there was a high bar to begin with. But 2013 distinguished itself with too many in-memoriam segments and long interludes, and not a single speech of note other than the one near the top of this list. Luckily, Flavorwire watched the Emmys so you didn’t have to. Here are the 10 moments everyone will be talking about this… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Big Deal, All-In Fall Movie Preview

There’s a particularly juicy crop of Movies for Grown-Ups™ to look forward to this season — daunting, even. It’s all exhaustive and a little overwhelming, but hey, that’s what fall moviegoing is all… Read More

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Woody Allen’s 10 Most Underrated Movies

With Woody Allen’s new movie Blue Jasmine hitting screens this weekend, several outlets have taken the opportunity to rank Allen’s extensive filmography. But instead of taking on that job (which, lets face it, usually ends up with some cluster of Annie Hall, Manhattan, Purple Rose of Cairo, and Crimes and Misdemeanors at the top anyway), let’s take a look at some of Allen’s less-recognized… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Ultimate College-Themed Movie Syllabus

Pixar’s charming and sweet Monsters University hits theaters today, and while its primary subject matter is the scare-propelled world of monsters and magic doorways laid out in 2001’s Monsters Inc., it also falls easily into the long and distinguished tradition of college movies (including several direct shout-outs to Animal House). In acknowledgment of this tradition, and as a handy summer viewing guide for those of you entering (or returning to) the collegiate world come fall, Flavorwire presents a detailed syllabus of movies about college, a step-by-step and course-by-course rundown that enables you to have the college experience without actually going to… Read More

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27 Awesome Photos of Cultural Icons at Prom

Now that May is here, there’s no ignoring it: our tackiest American teenage rite of passage is approaching. That’s right, it’s prom season. Whether this conjures up cringe-worthy memories or no memories at all for you, not to worry — hosts of your favorite cultural icons have gone through it too, with varying degrees of grace. Click through for a collection of some of the greatest photos of actors, politicians, musicians, and even writers in their prom-night… Read More

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The 10 Most Painfully Awkward Moments of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

At risk of putting too fine a point on it, complaining about the crassness and low entertainment value of the MTV Movie Awards is somewhat akin to complaining about the impersonal touch at your local whorehouse. While the show has yielded a few memorable moments over the years, it’s usually a vapid exercise in Twilight and Transformers recognition, wrapped up in the by now pro forma technical clumsiness and vaguely directionless air of any MTV live show. The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, which went out live (or not quite live, considering the number of Samuel L. Jackson’s “motherfuckers” that didn’t make it to air) last night, was about what we expected it to be: non-stop shilling for this summer’s big movies, back-patting for last summer’s big movies, awards for those who showed up (which is about the only way we can explain, as one example, Tyler Lautner beating Channing Tatum for Best Shirtless Performance), a few laughs and more than a few winces for host Rebel Wilson, and endless, endless vaguely patronizing thank-yous for “all the faaaaans” who voted for the winners. But beyond the expected yuckiness, there was awkwardness a-plenty, and our picks for the night’s most peculiar moments await you after the jump. … Read More

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