Tune in to ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’

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Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Will Ferrell are once again a news team in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’

[rating=3]Writer(s):  Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
Director(s):  Adam McKay

Picking up where Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy left off, this raw comedy opens with “Ron Burgundy” (Ferrell) and “Veronica Corningstone-Burgundy” now married and working as co-anchors for a newscast originating in New York City.  Then the managing editor/chief anchor (Harrison Ford in a cameo) announces he will be retiring.  Rather than being promoted into his place as he expects, Ron Burgundy is fired for consistently screwing up on-air.  Veronica gets the job and it causes Ron to leave her.

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‘Hope Springs’ won’t win Oscars, but it’s not bad

Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in 'Hope Springs'
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in ‘Hope Springs’

[rating=3]Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Elisabeth Shue
Director(s): David Frankel
Writer(s): Vanessa Taylor

Let’s meet the Soames family.  “Arnold Soames” (Tommy Lee Jones) is an accountant who has a bad back, loves golf so much he falls asleep every night watching golf instructional television, and has been married for 31 years to “Kay” (Meryl Streep).  Kay works in a clothing store and longs for the days when Arnold didn’t sleep in a separate bedroom because of his bad back.  She longs for the days when he would touch her with longing, and kiss her somewhere other than chastely on the cheek .  She longs for the days when they had sex.  Frustrated, she is wandering through the self-help section of a brick and mortar bookstore (they are getting rarer and rarer, aren’t they?) when she finds a book on having a better marriage by “Dr. Bernie Feld” (Steve Carell) and buys it.

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‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ doesn’t die soon enough

 

Keira Knightly and Steve Carell in 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'
Keira Knightly and Steve Carell in ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’

It’s another “the end is near” film only this time the object isn’t saving mankind or the planet.  Instead, inSeeking a Friend for the End of the World, the purpose is to see how people would behave knowing that everything on the planet is doomed and doomsday is three weeks hence.

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