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It's Christmas Eve, and tonight and tomorrow morning, millions will be celebrating the holiday by spending time with their family. Not everyone celebrates the same way though, and each family has their own traditions, making for an experience just as unique as watching different movies from your favorite filmmakers. Well, the people at Fourgrounds Media Inc. (via Mashable) decided to imagine what Christmas morning would be like in the hands of some of your favorite (and recognizable) filmmakers. From Steven Spielberg to Lars Von Trier and Michael Moore, it's Christmas from their unique filmmaking lens.
We've featured plenty of editions of Zach Galifianakis' ongoing talk show Between Two Ferns, including last year's two-part Oscar specials (here and here), which we hope will return when the Academy Awards roll around in 2014. This time the comedian and star of The Hangover franchise is back with a holiday special, sitting down with Samuel L. Jackson (star of the third Die Hard movie ever) and Tobey Maguire of this year's The Great Gatsby. It's exactly as awkwardly hilarious as you'd expect, and there's even a special guest for some holiday music with the band Arcade Fire showing up at the end. Watch it!
"We Jump Street. And we 'bout to jump in yo ass!" Sony/Columbia has debuted a new green band trailer to compliment the first red band trailer for Phil Lord & Chris Miller's 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the "21 Jump Street reboot". Yep, both Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back, as is Ice Cube. But of course this looks appropriately bigger, better and meaner than the first with weaponry galore and an octopus, plus quick cameos by Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle & Dave Franco. There's a bit of extra footage in this but overall it just plays like a perfect teaser to give us a quick look at the fantastic return of two beloved heroes. Enjoy!
Following the announcement of the nominees for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, the first promos for the awards ceremony coming in January have arrived, complete with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler getting ready for the glamorous event. Earlier this fall, we learned Fey and Poehler were slated to host in 2014 and 2015, and these promos prove why we're glad to have them around again, especially following their stellar performance as hosts last year. Honestly, we'd be fine if Poehler and Fey would host every single awards ceremony from here on out. And then we could clone them so they never leave us. Watch below!
This week, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters, and in honor of the Middle-Earth set trilogy, the folks at "Sesame Street" decided to reach back into cinema's past to parody Lord of the Rings, the trio of tales that actually follows The Hobbit in J.R..R. Tolkien's fictional timeline. Much like their recent parody of The Hunger Games, this segment takes cues from the aforementioned Peter Jackson films, and mixes them with lessons for kids in Lord of the Crumbs. This lesson is about self-control and delayed gratification to wait for something delicious like a cookie, which proves difficult for someone like Cookie Monster, who plays a character called Gobble, on a quest to bake cookies ("Me precious!"). It's pretty cute.
In just over a week, fans will be clamoring to see Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Fans who are really eager to see the film can see it in six days if they purchase Fandango's special Superticket for the sequel. But in the meantime, we have another piece of promotion for the comedy, and it doesn't spoil any of the jokes from the film. Funny or Die gathered up Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo from the real news world to discuss their experience and perception of Ron Burgundy. Supposedly he's a "bit of an asshole" and even had a mustache rivalry with a young Wolf Blitzer back in the day. Watch below!
Continuing the hype for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, we already know that Will Ferrell is guest hosting SportsCenter on ESPN on Thursday, December 5th (same day the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives) as Ron Burgundy. Now we have a tease of Burgundy's appearance on the program, complete with an interview with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. But that's not all. For all you scotch lovers, Riviera Imports is releasing Ron Burgundy Blended Scotch Whisky (Great Odin's Raven Special Reserve) sometime this month. Check out the interview and details on the new scotch below.
"I triple dog dare you...!" Ohhh it's on now. This is hilarious, and I can't help but post it. One of my (and everyone's) all-time favorite holiday classics is A Christmas Story, and one of the best scenes in the film is the one where a kid gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole and the fire department has to come. We've been following Improv Everywhere's fun new video series "Movies in Real Life" taking scenes and moments and repeating them in the real world, and this scene is the latest to be translated. And boy do they do this one right - with prosthetic thumbs, hidden cameras and kids in character. It's awesome. One of the best yet!
If you're one of those cinephiles engrained enough in the movie news world to know the name Nikki Finke, then you know all about the drama the journalist and founder of Deadline Hollywood has created with various executives and other trade news outlets. The controversial and extremely private Finke was recently forced out of Deadline by Jay Penske (who also owns Variety) after buying the website awhile back, and now we're waiting for her to start her own new movie news outlet yet again. Well, the folks at Funny or Die decided to bring Finke's story to life in the form of this perfect faux trailer for Deadline: The Movie.
There's almost been too much promotion for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but honestly, each appearance of Ron Burgundy is so funny that we're really not tired of the hype machine just yet. In fact, as long as Paramount Pictures keeps having Will Ferrell make appearances as Ron Burgundy (like guest hosting Sports Center this month), we'll be watching. And such is the case with this latest video that has Ferrell as Burgundy hosting an actual local news broadcast in North Dakota at KX News. With his own flare, Burgundy reports real news with some funny quips. Kudos to his co-anchor for not losing composure.
With the recent buzz of a sequel to It's a Wonderful Life (which will be blocked by Paramount Pictures) and the forthcoming Christmas release of Martin Scorsese's new film The Wolf of Wall Street (which will supposedly clock in at 2 hours and 59 minutes), there's no better time for someone to craft a mash-up trailer using the Kanye West track "Black Skinhead" from the first trailer for the Leonardo DiCaprio film and a colorized version of the Frank Capra classic. It's called The Wolf of Bedford Falls, and it's just perfect for this time of the year. It makes us want to see a version of The Wolf of Wall Street with Jimmy Stewart.
The onslaught of publicity for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues isn't slowing down. First of all, despite how much we agree with the pointless nature of most character posters, a new batch featuring some of the supporting players in the comedy sequel deserve to be highlighted, if only because Ron Burgundy's loyal friend Baxter gets his own poster, and Kristen Wiig's one-sheet is pretty funny. But that's not all. The Big Lead reports that Will Ferrell will guest host ESPN's "SportsCenter" on December 5th and says, "there will be some sort of Ron Burgundy element to telecast.” The Wrap says Ferrell will indeed appear as Burgundy, but we hope sports anchor Champ Kind (David Koechner) will stop by too. See posters below!
Right now, James Franco and Seth Rogen are filming The Interview, the film about a handsome talk show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen) who find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea. Well, we just noticed a first look photo from the set of the film giving us a glimpse at the character Franco is playing, along with a CIA training facility that he and Rogen in which they will get trained to kill. These photos were released last month, but we noticed them because of an amazing shot-for-shot remake of Kanye West's most recent silly and indulgent music video with Kim Kardashian. Let's just say Franco and Rogen get pretty intimate, and it's hilarious. Look!
Back in March of 2012, Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on "Conan" to announce Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was finally happening, and last night the legendary newsman returned to the TBS late night talk show to promote the upcoming comedy sequel from director Adam McKay. Never one to disappoint and put on a good show, Burgundy decided to pay tribute to Toronto mayor Rob Ford (currently being ridiculed for smoking crack, hanging out with hookers and other douchebaggery) by singing to his "dear, dear, dear friend." Ford is in hot water, but he had time to to post the video on Twitter saying, "I had to laugh at my friend Ron Burgundy & his take on my 2014 re-election campaign song." Watch now!