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Review: The Sick, Twisted And Way Too Fun 'Cheap Thrills' Is A Hoot

March 21st, 2014 1:17pm EDT
Review: The Sick, Twisted And Way Too Fun 'Cheap Thrills' Is A H
In a world where "Fear Factor," "The Biggest Loser" and any shows that test human limits for money are old hat it’s rather hard to get behind a flick that sports the same. Plus is it really fun watching poor saps risk their soul for a few measly dollars? Fortunately in the sick, twisted and way too fun new film "Cheap Thrills" it is and then some, mixing both dark comedy and drama to produce a film that’s not unlike an out of control roller coaster – a wild ride.

Family man Craig is having a bad day. He’s wakes up to his wife goading him about getting a raise, comes face to face with an...
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Ron Burgundy Interviews Peyton Manning On ESPN, Asks About His Lack Of A Moustache

December 4th, 2013 1:03pm EST
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Ron Burgundy is headed to Bristol this Friday to anchor an edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter with co-anchor Champ Kind, and the network has offered a glimpse at what we can expect.

In the clip below Will Ferrell interviews Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning – in-character as Ron, of course. It’s one of the multiple appearances from Ron in the media to lead up to the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

In the interview, Ron finds in amazing and improbable that Peyton has found so much success in the NFL without growing a moustache, and asks him why he doesn’t see the need t...
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Full On David Koechner: An Interview With A Comedy Champ

November 8th, 2013 11:03am EST
David Koechner
David Koechner is having a good year. Set to reprise his role as Champ Kind in the highly anticipated sequel to Anchorman in December, he’s beginning two other facets of his career at the same time: a continuation of his stand-up and character work, and a step into more dramatic acting with his critically-acclaimed turn in Cheap Thrills.

While his memorable roles in comedy have left Koechner being described as “that guy you know,” there’s a reason why everyone recognizes and loves his wide body of work. He’s that guy you want to keep watching.

You grew up working in a farming community an...
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Watch The Amusing New Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

October 23rd, 2013 8:22am EDT
Anchorman 2
"From deep in the hinterlands to the greatest metropolis on earth, they came in to reclaim the glory they once knew..."

Ron Burgundy and his news team head to New York City in the new trailer for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." The clip begins with an unexpected death, but don't worry, your beloved characters are all back for the anticipated sequel.

Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, and Kristen Wiig all make appearances in the film, which hits theaters on Dec. 20.

The crew joins GNN (Global News Network), and of course crazy antics ensue.
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Stay Classy, New York -- First Full Trailer For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Released

June 19th, 2013 5:49pm EDT
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
The Legend Continues this December as newscaster Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) returns to the screen in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

The first full trailer for the film was released Tuesday, showing that the San Diego news crew has moved on to the Big Apple to help usher in the era of the 24-hour news network.

"Even though it's going to be a big silly movie, it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make about that while being silly..." director Adam McKay told Indiewire last fall. "...It's just funny that Americans have ...
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'Anchorman' Star David Koechner Wants To Beat You At Fantasy Football (sponsored)

September 6th, 2012 11:45am EDT
David Koechner
David Koechner made us cry laughing as bullish sportscaster Champ Kind in Anchorman - which makes him the perfect choice to be the spokesperson for the new Bud Light Fantasy Football League.

With the football season having started yesterday, NFL fans can now join the Bud Light League at BudLight.com/FFL, redeeming the codes found on their Budweiser products to draft their team.

They can then pit their roster against other squads nationwide, including one fielded by Koechner, who's determined to lay waste to everyone who opposes him.

While laying out his challenge to football fans around ...
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Review: 'Premium Rush' One Super Exciting Roller Coaster Ride Through Manhattan

August 23rd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Premium Rush
Sometimes a film is 100 per cent entertainment. That is definitely the case with "Premium Rush" written and directed by David Koepp (writer of 'Spiderman' & 'Mission Impossible' etc).

This film is one big roller coaster ride...one that you'll want to keep riding, right up to the end.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Wilee, ex law student, turned bike messenger, extraordinaire. He spends his days dodging speeding cars, crazed cab drivers and 8 million New Yorkers hurrying to get wherever, and he loves every minute of it.

To get an idea about who Wilee is his bike is super lightweight, with only on...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' 'Piranha 3DD,' & 'Battlefield America'

May 29th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Snow White and the Huntsman
Last week’s “Men in Black III” was fairly average. It’s nothing fantastic, but certainly more memorable than 2002’s “Men in Black II.” Following some bizarre real life shenanigans, the wacked out Rip Torn is written out of the story and thankfully the talking pug is nowhere to be found. With stupid dialogue and gimmicky 3D, the most entertaining moments come from the film’s cast. I know what you’re thinking, and no, I’m not talking about Will Smith.

Jemaine Clement is a hilarious snarling villain, Josh Brolin plays a superb young Tommy Lee Jones, and Michael Stuhlbarg charms as an extrater...
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'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailers Hit The Web

May 21st, 2012 3:09pm EDT
Anchorman
The Channel 4 news team is back! Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) have set the stage for the 2013 return of Anchorman in a pair of funny teaser trailers.

No word on if Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) will return, as she's nowhere to be seen. In fact, no footage from the film is in the trailers - just some hilarious dialogue as part of the film's announcement.

While the first teaser is being aired before The Dictator, a second has already hit the web with alternate lines - we wouldn't be surpr...
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'The Office' Recap: 'After Hours'

February 27th, 2012 3:19pm EST
David Koechner
“After Hours” takes us back to Tallahassee, where Dwight and Packer are both vying hard for Sabre’s VP job. They key to getting it, they think, is taking Nellie to bed. At first, Packer appears to be on the road to doing that, but Dwight enlists the help of Gabe, of all people. He slips something into Packer’s drink, and before you know it, Packer is blowing chunks (appropriately enough, onto Gabe’s beloved boot-cut pants).

Eventually Dwight manages to get Nellie to invite herself to his room, which is what he wants – sort of. As it turns out, he doesn’t want to go all the way; he just wan...
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Check Out 'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,' Now On DVD & Digital

December 27th, 2011 10:57am EST
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
An arrested adolescent hell-bent on good times decides to throw a different sort of bash in the comedy "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy."

Eric (Jason Sudeikis) is in his early 30s, but he hasn't changed much since his high school days - the guy lives to party with a handful of his old friends, and the crazier the get-together, the better. Every summer, Eric throws an epic-scale theme party at his parents' home in the Hamptons, as he and his pals get crazy at the "White Trash Bash" or a "Star Wars vs. Star Trek" throwdown. However, this grand tradition is about to end, as Eric's dad (Don Johnson...
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Check Out 'Final Destination 5' On Blu-ray Combo Pack & Download Dec. 27

December 25th, 2011 7:04am EST
Final Destination 5
Death stalks a group of co-workers who avoid a grisly demise in a massive suspension bridge collapse after one of them experiences a terrifying premonition in the fifth installment of the popular "Final Destination" series.

Series regular Tony Todd returns in this sequel starring David Koechner, Emma Bell, Nicholas D'Agosto, and Miles Fisher.

A poster for "Final Destination 5" was recently banned in Britain by officials who ruled it was "likely to cause fear and undue distress to children."

People claimed the graphic image of a skull being shattered by steel rods driven through its m...
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'Chuck' Recap: 'Chuck Versus The Business Trip' (5.04)

November 19th, 2011 1:05am EST
Chuck
I don't know about you, Chuck fans, but to me a Buy More convention sounds like fun. There's one in Riverside this week, and it's the start of more fun, action-packed shenanigans that resurrect just what makes Chuck tick.

Team Bartowski is determined to get the Intersect out of Morgan's head in order to stop the CIA from having him killed. This briefly reunites them with General Beckman (Bonita Friederecy), but also brings Decker (Richard Burgi, who seems to have found a second wind in his career playing jerks) back to say that a top-flight assassin named "The Viper" is going to c...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Todd Packer'

February 26th, 2011 2:18pm EST
Ellie Kemper
Todd Packer is possibly one of the most inappropriate characters on TV, and he’s played to perfection by David Koechner. No one in the office – except maybe a young Michael Scott – could get away with dry humping employees or making fat jokes.

When Packer decides to stop traveling and settle down, Michael convinces Holly that Packer would be a perfect addition to the team. She takes Michael at his word, not realizing just how crude the guy is. (She soon realizes it when he refers to his own daughter as a bitch.)

Everyone else in the office, meanwhile, is horrified at Packer’s return. ...
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'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

February 12th, 2010 2:50pm EST
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Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...
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'(500) Days Of Summer' & Other Films With Great Impromptu Music Scenes

December 21st, 2009 10:15pm EST
500 Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer was one of the best movies of the year. The Golden Globe nominated film will be released on DVD on December 22nd

, and for those who haven't seen it - we recommend you check it out.

We especially love the musical scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms the audience with his dance moves to Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True." His character, Tom, falls head over heels in love with Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, and what better way to express his love than in song? When he thinks about her he wants to sing and dance and everyone else is as happy as he is...
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Review: 'Extract' Is Funny But Not What Expected

September 3rd, 2009 9:44am EDT
Extract
"Extract" is not quite what was expected. Sure, it's funny. Sure, the awkward uncomfortableness of previous Mike Judge films ("Office Space," "Idiocracy") is here. There's just something, well, different. Certainly not in a bad way. There's just something a little more Grown Up about "Extract." If "Office Space" is the equivalent of a 25 year old human being, "Extract" represents that same entity at 38. And there are plenty of comparisons to be made to "Office Space."

Jason Bateman plays Joel (a mature and barely less disillusioned Peter Gibbons), the owner of an vanilla extract plant wh...
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Exclusive: Joe Buck Discusses New Show 'Joe Buck Live'

June 11th, 2009 12:09pm EDT
Joe Buck
Lead baseball and football announcer for Fox Sports, Joe Buck, joins us to discuss his new show, "Joe Buck Live," which airs this coming Monday night at 9 pm ET on HBO with special guest Brett Favre. Joe discusses what motivated him to take on the challenge of a new show; his comedy team -- which involves Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's website, Funny or Die; the balance his show will have between entertainment and sports, plus, responds to critics that include a certain Sports Guy from ESPN. (Full disclosure: I'm originally from St. Louis and there is a city ordinance that makes it against t...
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'American Dad' Vol 4 Comes To DVD April 28; Win It!

April 9th, 2009 5:30pm EDT
American Dad
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment raises the comedy alert to red as American Dad Volume Four arrives on DVD April 28. From the hilarious minds of Family Guy producers Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, "American Dad" follows the outrageous animated adventures of ultra-conservative CIA agent Stan Smith, a man who will stop at nothing to protect his family and country from the dangers of international terrorism and left-wing America. Whether it be joining the party during Spring Break or developing an addiction to the electronic game "Simon," Stan always makes it through w...
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TV On DVD Recommendation: 'The Office' (British Version)

January 28th, 2008 10:01am EST
The Office
The American version of "The Office" has been in repeats longer than any show affected by the writers' strike. In fact, its last episode aired before Thanksgiving, creating a withdrawal that has lasted more than two months for fans.

This is the perfect opportunity for those obsessed with "The Office" to see where it all began, on the other side of the pond.

The U.K. version of "The Office" is in many ways dissimilar to its American counterpart. For example, the U.S. characters Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Michael (Steve Carell) (versus the British Gareth Kenan and David Brent), are...
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Adam McKay Talks Will Ferrell, Funnyordie.com, And Upcoming Projects

January 23rd, 2008 11:15am EST
Adam McKay
There's quite a few websites out there that provide original comedy videos, but what separates Funnyordie.com is that its got Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at its helm. " We liked the idea of just doing comedy for comedy's sake and having a place for our friends to do it too. We went into it with a clubhouse mentality and that was basically it," says McKay, a former SNL head-writer who's co-written and directed Ferrell in the films Anchorman and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, adding "We also talked about the fact that it would be a great opportunity to see new directors, actors,...
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Starpulse's 'Holiday Survival Movie Guide'

November 23rd, 2007 12:00pm EST
Shrek The Third
Another Christmas is upon us, as well as one more year down the drain. On that cheerful note, here are some recently released and upcoming DVD releases to help you survive another holiday season.

The first movie on our list is the third installment of the very popular family friendly "Shrek" series. In this sequel, Shrek and the love of his life Fiona attempt to have a fairy-tale wedding, but the death of King Harold throws a monkey wrench into their plans. The film stars the usual gang of suspects, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy, as well as the always funny John Cleese. It...
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Starpulse Q&A: Sklar Brothers Talk Meta, Maniacs, & Movies

October 25th, 2007 12:46pm EDT
Sklar Brothers - Sklar Maps
Less than a year after they taped the final episode of ESPN Classic's Cheap Seats, which did for sports what Mystery Science Theater 3000 did for bad movies, The Sklar Brothers

have released a comedy album and filmed a web series about a web series called Layers , where they play publicists for an agent (Nick Kroll) who represents other agents. In this Starpulse Q and A, the Sklars discuss what it takes to make a successful web series, compare celebrity worship to bullfighting, and reminisce about having a knife wielding maniac charge the stage.

The CD is called Sklar Maps. When y...
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The Naked Trucker And T-Bones' 'Live At The Troubadour' Hits Stores

March 21st, 2007 11:00pm EDT
The Naked Trucker & T-Bones
Whenever The Naked Trucker and T-Bones cruise into Los Angeles, they stop off at clubs to spin out their demented tales of life on the road. Backed by The Dickaround Gang, a fine trio that includes Thomas "T.C." Chan on lead electric guitar, J.P. Fitting on bass and drummer Andy Paley, their music is as unique as their unfettered banter and their tunes pinwheel from country to rap to R&B and back again. "Where's My Beer" is a drunken, stomping honky tonk rave up, with a memorable chorus that soon has the whole club singing along; "You Don't Know Jack Sh*t" sounds like Bob Wills after a long...
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The Naked Trucker And T-Bones Release Debut CD and DVD, 'Live at the Troubadour,' on Feb. 13

January 23rd, 2007 10:00pm EST
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones
Truckers, trailers and rednecks can only mean one thing – The Naked Trucker and T-Bones are here! Comedy Central® brings Dave (Gruber) Allen (The Trucker) and David Koechner’s (T-Bones) stage show to the small screen in the series The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show, which premiered on Wednesday, January 17. Fans can also look forward to the debut CD and DVD titled The Naked Trucker and T-Bones: Live at the Troubadour, in stores Tuesday February 13.

Whenever The Naked Trucker and T-Bones cruise into Los Angeles, they stop off at clubs to spin out their demented tales of life on the road...
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