Anchorman (1 & 2)

They bring you the news... so you don't have to get it yourself
They bring you the news... so you don't have to get it yourself
ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY (15)
D: Adam McKay
Dreamworks (Judd Apatow)
USA 🇺🇸 2004
94 mins
 
Comedy 
 
W: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
DP: Thomas Ackerman
Ed: Brent White
Mus: Alex Wurman
PD: Clayton R. Hartley
 
Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy), Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone), Paul Rudd (Brian Fantana), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland), David Koechner (Champ Kind), Fred Willard (Ed Harken)
 
A mostly-fictionalised comedy biopic of an outspoken, flamboyant newsreader who came to prominence in the 1970's and his feuding relationship (working and personal) with a female co-anchor.
It's easily Will Ferrell's best and funniest performance to date and he's helped by a great supporting cast including Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate plus several cameo appearances from actors such as Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller & Jack Black.
It is incredibly silly in parts, but it makes up for that with the fact that the funny bits are absolutely hilarious. Even those who aren't fans of the comedians involved should give this one a chance.
6/10

Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Did You Know:
Will Ferrell graduated from college with a degree in Journalism. He anchored the local news a few times before breaking into comedy.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: 1 (Best Screenplay - Original)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

none


It's kind of a big deal
It's kind of a big deal
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (12)
D: Adam McKay
Paramount (Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell & Adam McKay)
USA 🇺🇸 2013
119 mins
 
Comedy 
 
W: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
DP: Oliver Wood 
Ed: Brent White & Melissa Bretherton
Mus: Andrew Felterstein
 
Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy), Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone), Paul Rudd (Brian Fantana), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland), David Koechner (Champ Kind)
 
The first Anchorman film was one of the surprise hits of 2004, featuring several hilarious moments and is amongst the best works of Will Ferrell.                  
Inspired by a true story of a flamboyant newsreader in the 1970's. A sequel was inevitable, and, as far as sequels go, it really isn't that bad, in fact, some moments are just as funny as the first film.
Fired from his original network and separated from his co-host wife, news anchor Ron Burgundy is struggling to hold down a job, until he is approached by a producer of an upcoming 24-hour news channel which requires his services. 
He assembles his old crew of Brian Fantana, Champ Kind and Brick Tamland and together they win over the ratings war by making up news they think people would want to hear (including smoking crack on air).
Meanwhile, Burgundy fights a custody battle with his separated wife for his son and embarks on an affair with his African-American female producer, leading to a rather embarrassing dinner with her family where he speaks in racial stereotypes.
There are a few jokes which are more embarrassing than they are funny, but there's more than enough good jokes to make up for that.
The film descends into a series of celebrity cameos in the final moments and becomes all a bit silly, but if it's seriousness you're after, you wouldn't get that far into the movie.
Overall, it's not as good as the first film, but is still a decent enough sequel and worth watching if you enjoyed the original.
5/10
 
The cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Did You Know:
The film was originally concieved as a musical.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none 


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

American Comedy Awards (Best Comedy Actor)