We love movies and we especially love movies with great ensemble casts. There's nothing better than seeing our favorite actors and actresses sharing screen time with one another, feeding off of each others' performances and upping each others' game. With a decent script and the right director, a great ensemble cast can create cinematic gold.
It's because of our love for movies with great ensemble casts that we are eagerly anticipating writer-director Martin McDonagh's (In Bruges) new black comedy, Seven Psychopaths. The plot is a bit out there, but with a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, we're sure to be treated to some combustible onscreen chemistry. Seven Psychopaths doesn't come out until next week, so help us pass the time until its release by rating the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies.
Rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies >> Posted 10.01.12 by BrentJS
Despite the fact that it won't start production until next year and has no firm release date, a teaser trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues arrived in theaters this weekend prior to showings of The Dictator. After only a day, bootleg versions leaked online of course, much to the chagrin of Paramount Pictures we're sure.
For those who skipped the poorly shot, cell-phone bootleg, the studio has responded with not one but two teaser trailers featuring the Action4 news team of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fontana (Paul Rudd), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), and Champ Kind (David Koechner). While director Adam McKay and Ferrell have just started writing the script, the one-liners here should suffice for fans of the 2004 original. watch the teasers >> Posted 05.21.12 by Ryan
While co-writer and director Adam McKay made it clear last month that progress on a sequel to 2004's Anchorman was at a stage where he and Will Ferrell will be "holing up writing for the next three months," a new teaser poster is already available online.
Seems that Paramount Pictures is finally getting caught up in the excitement after McKay and Ferrell spent years trying to convince the studio to greenlight the sequel, now titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues. It was only this March when Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Conan to announce that the sequel was official. Clearly response from fans has been substantial, because Paramount then released a teaser trailer running prior to showings of The Dictator. see the full poster >> Posted 05.16.12 by Ryan
Ever since Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on Conan last month to announce that Anchorman 2 was officially in the works, fans have wondered what will happen next for San Diego's Action4 News team. Earlier this month, Anchorman co-writer and director Adam McKay revealed sparse details about the sequel, saying that a "custody battle" and "bowling for dollars" might be included in some way in Anchorman 2.
Considering the original movie, McKay's comments could be taken as either fact or a joke. Then again, McKay said he and Ferrell were still about a week away from starting the writing process, so anything he said could have been true for the moment. In an interview with Empire, McKay revealed that he and Ferrell have started writing the script and have about "half a percent" to "2 percent" finished. What will happen in Anchorman 2? >> Posted 04.23.12 by Ryan
Will Ferrell's appearance as Ron Burgundy on Conan last month was a welcome sight for fans of the 2004 comedy Anchorman, especially after Ferrell (as Burgundy) announced that Anchorman 2 is officially in the works. The only question is where the sequel plans to take San Diego's Action4 News team.
Enter Adam McKay. Anchorman's director and co-writer recently spoke to Salon and explained why it took so long for Anchorman 2 to get off the ground.
what will Anchorman 2 be about? >> Posted 04.11.12 by Ryan
Well, first off, we went and did some other movies; that was the initial delay. By the time we heard from enough fans and heard enough of the demand for a sequel, it had been a few years. We went to the studio and they kind of weren't into it initially. They said the original one made pretty good money, but for what it made we'll give you this and this, and it was a very low budget. We would have all been working for free to do it.
For the next couple of years we'd check in with them every now and then and go, are you sure you don't want to do it? And finally they had said basically no three times and we had given up and thought all right, let's go do another movie. We were playing with the idea of doing Stepbrothers 2 or another original movie. And just at the last second I said, go check in with them again and see if it's just 100 percent dead. And, crazy luck, a movie had fallen through for them, their view on it had kind of changed and that was it.
Finally, after years of doubt, Ron Burgundy and the rest of San Diego's Action4 News team are assembling for another movie.
A sequel to the 2004 comedy Anchorman has been discussed since at least 2009, when Will Ferrell revealed that he and co-writer and director Adam McKay were "trying to figure out when and how we should do that." Scheduling the entire cast — which includes Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell — turned out to be an issue, but, as the years passed, nothing transpired.
Last May, Ferrell expressed his frustration over Paramount Pictures' refusal to green light Anchorman 2, but that's now all over as Ron Burgundy himself appeared on Conan last night to announce that a sequel was in the works. He also got in some flute playing and hurled a few insults at Conan O'Brien. watch Ron Burgundy's announcement >> Posted 03.29.12 by Ryan
Don't understand why there isn't a sequel to the hilarious Anchorman? You're not the only one.
In an interview with PopEater, Will Ferrell shares his frustration over Paramount's nixing the idea of bringing Ron Burgundy and the rest of the KVWN-TV Channel 4 Evening News back to the big screen.
PopEater: Have you and your writing partner Adam McKay managed to shame Paramount into green lighting Anchorman 2? Anchorman not good for business ? >> Posted 05.13.11 by Chris
Ferrell:No! Despite all my comments to the media which after I saw ... it's one of the those things where you say something and go, 'Oh I don't remember saying that,' oh I guess I did. No, it has had no effect.
PopEater: That's so weird. The movie made so much money.
Ferrell: Yeah, I don't understand how they conduct their business. It's funny I think they... actually I don't know what they think. Once again they don't comment either way but it's not like it's coming from us unsolicited. We just keep getting asked so many times about it that we have to comment. We try to explain there's so much interest in a sequel, we're not making this up! So I don't know.
News of an Anchorman sequel began two years ago when Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay announced plans to make another installment set in the 1980s and then, last year, Ferrell began talking scheduling for the sequel. With the careers of cast members Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell blossoming next to Ferrell's, informal scheduling talks began last year. While assembling the cast again looked doubtful last year, McKay told MTV that the sequel is in Paramount's hands. read what director McKay said >> Posted 04.30.10 by Ryan
Date Night and Despicable Me are not the only movies Steve Carell will be featured in this year. The Office actor is also teaming up with his Anchorman co-star Paul Rudd in Dinner for Schmucks, which follows Rudd as a young executive who is asked to bring the stupidest person he knows (Carell) to a dinner hosted by his boss. Schmucks, directed by Meet the Fockers' Jay Roach, is a remake of the 1998 French movie The Dinner Game, though Carell admitted to ComingSoon that he has not seen the original. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.07.10 by Ryan
The ReelzChannel 100 began when we asked Leonard Maltin for his favorite Hidden Gems of the decade. His list led the web team into a general discussion about the best movies of the decade and — after no small amount of debate, arguing, and (we're not proud to say) some petty name-calling — we decided we'd better bring it to an end with a company-wide vote. Then it was just a matter of tallying up the votes and hoping for the best. Lucky for us, ReelzChannel is filled with a staff ranging from movie lovers to movie fanatics. What turned out isn't what you'll find on a critic's best of list — instead it's what movie fans really enjoyed.
In our final day of the ReelzChannel 100, we highlight 10 New Classics from the Decade. Posted 01.01.10 by reelz