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Anchorman (2004) [Jul. 9th, 2004|10:30 pm]
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Will Ferrell amazes me.


Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy.


I always loved his performances on "Saturday Night Live." Will Ferrell . . . the comedian Jimmy Fallon wishes he could be.

We watched a trailer for an upcoming Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah film . . . pure garbage, seemingly. Again, the Foxx/Cruise film that I watched in the trailers looks really, really good.

Ferrell does a pretty good job at lampooning the icon-like local news anchormen of the 1970s. Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy, an anchorman's anchorman. His co-news-men-stars, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, Steven Carell as Brick Tamland, David Koechner as Champ Kind, they have it never-ever-so-better in their little kingdom of San Diego . . . until Christina Applegate's character, Veronica Corningstone, transfers from a network affiliate in the south-east US.

Apparently, this film has many scenes (including ones used in the trailers) that didn't make it into the film.

The pool scene where the co-worker tells Ron Burgundy that his family is torn apart, and his life is crashing, to which Burgundy cuts him off, blurting, "Faaantastic," . . . well that one's not in the film.

I liked Anchorman, and the conflict between Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone ignited the comedy.

If you ask me which film is better, I liked Dodgeball a bit more than this one. The comedy in Anchorman didn't hit with as much power, and the great comedy came at a much slower pace. Thurber's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story did a better job in the comedy department for me.

Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller show up in cameo in Anchorman, and there is a rather funny moment when Ferrell, Stiller, and Vaughn clash like titans.

This film is a good royal rumble of cameos, actually.

One, in particular, felt really bizarre. During the credits at the end of the film, the out-takes roll . . . in them, a clip of Burt Reynolds and Sally Field, probably from the Smokey and the Bandit films, appears.

I have little from research, however, I can make two attempts at the "why."

1) McKay plans to use Burt and Sally in an upcoming film, Talladega Nights, listed on IMDB.
2) People think Will Ferrell's Burgundy looks a lot like Burt Reynolds.

I posted about it in the Anchorman message board on IMDB . . .

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0357413/board/thread/9946113

Anchorman is worth the price of admission.
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[User Picture]From: kerrykate
2004-07-09 11:16 pm (UTC)
yeah that Foxx/Cruise film is killing my manboy! thanks again for your reviews ;)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-09 11:21 pm (UTC)
I hope Manboy makes it out alive . . . Cruise looks vicious!

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[User Picture]From: mizcrank
2004-07-10 07:49 am (UTC)

One, in particular, felt really bizarre

that is that i wanted to ask you about. The Smokey and the Bandit clip completely threw s off. I knew you would research for me! :)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-10 03:51 pm (UTC)

Re: One, in particular, felt really bizarre

Thank you.

Did you find that Smokey clip funny?
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[User Picture]From: mizcrank
2004-07-10 04:52 pm (UTC)

Re: One, in particular, felt really bizarre

not especially
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-10 05:27 pm (UTC)

Re: One, in particular, felt really bizarre

People keep telling me that the Burt Reynolds clip is funny.

I'm supposed to laugh?

Possibly, I believe that this has never changed, but it seems that the younger folks of this nation have a rather different understanding of humor.

I grew up on many different styles of comedy, and I loved weird Stephen Wright-like stuff, Eddie Murphy stuff (very much), Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Disney cartoons, Warner Bros. cartoons (very much), Tom & Jerry, The Three Stooges, Our Gang, Marx Bros, Charlie Chaplin . . . many others . . .

I feel like Foghorn Leghorn's pokin' me, saying, "It's a joke, son. Laugh!"

I was a kid, so I took people's guidance for comedy.

At this point, I'm pretty sure what is funny and isn't . . . .

I like Will Ferrell very much, but my friends, their younger siblings . . . other younger siblings, they don't laugh at the same things I do . . .
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-07-11 07:11 pm (UTC)

BRICK IS MY HERO!!!

"My mother told me a woman's period attracts bears....Mensturation!"


I could not stop laughing.

I laughed at Burt Reynolds because I always laugh when I see Burt Reynolds pop up randomly.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-17 09:20 pm (UTC)

Re: BRICK IS MY HERO!!!

The fight scene was delicious, especially when Brick killed the guy.
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-07-17 10:20 pm (UTC)

Re: BRICK IS MY HERO!!!

I loved when it showed brick holding the grenade and spinning in circles screaming as well! Where did he get that trident?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-07-18 12:03 am (UTC)

Re: BRICK IS MY HERO!!!

One of the gangs had someone who held the trident as a weapon, I think.
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-07-18 01:05 am (UTC)

Re: BRICK IS MY HERO!!!

I was just quoting the movie. :^D
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