The Anchorman saga's secret? Will Ferrell's generosity.
There's lots of alternatives to the same old same old this year.
It's NFL season, which means some of us are getting back in front of the television set again after an extended break. It almost means a slew of new TV ads, and between those two aspects it means some football fans are being exposed to the latest and not-so-greatest in boob-tube commercials. How g ... More >>
Hijinks and f-bombs on the campaign trail.
I didn't know Rocco DiSpirito was a Jonas Brother! And was that really Gordon Ramsay starring opposite Will Ferrell in Step Brothers? Who knew! Check out these and more Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers: 13. Rocco DiSpirito vs. Nick Jonas Renowned chef, cookbook author and the fifth Jonas Brother.
When it comes to high school-coach rants, we have to admit we are only familiar with football coaches. And even the worst of those never called us "highfalutin' heifers," but it's probably because we were all pretty low-falutin'. A cheerleader coach at Cypress Woods High -- one who had obviously r ... More >>
This week, as Christmas movies began their assault on cable and network television, it occurred to us that in the past decade or so, holiday film tastes have begun to veer from lighthearted feelgood affairs and straight into stress-filled, caustic celebrations of the things we will all hate for the ... More >>
Please god, no...For those who've been pining for the return of the "Blue Steel" and the "Magnum," your patience is about to be rewarded: Ben Stiller is dead in the middle of promoting "Little Fockers," out Dec. 22, but he's already got his eye on yet another sequel: "Zoolander 2." Stiller ... More >>
Christmas movies aren't all about plaintive children and heartfelt homecomings. Some of the best culinary scenes in cinema occur in seasonal flicks. Here are five to feast your eyes on: 5. Macaulay Culkin's monstrous ice cream sundae in Home Alone. Abandoned for the holidays by his distracted fa ... More >>
Santa is coming! I know him!We at Hair Balls can spend a lot of time doing really worthless things like quoting movies. We've been known to have day- or even week-long e-mail exchanges with friends simply quoting lines from movies like Stripes, which is why we were happy to read about Alamo D ... More >>
In the wake of the recent news that feted comedian/actor/YouTube sensation Jay Pharoah - above, known for his spoofs of A-list bait like Drake, Chris Tucker, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Eddie Murphy, and President Obama - will join the cast of Saturday Night Live when its 36th season premieres September ... More >>
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing returns.
This past Saturday was Steve Martin's birthday and, if you're old enough, you may remember back to a time when the snow-capped comedian/actor/musician was more than just a comedy archaeologist, exhuming the corpses of classic comic franchises and defiling the shit out of them. No, he actually ... More >>
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing returns.
Will Ferrell has been a little uneven in his comedies lately -- Land of the Lost and Semi-Pro, for instance -- but you know the slump won't last. Not only because he's inherently hilarious, but because we've got Funny or Die providing all the evidence we need that he hasn't become some secluded sta ... More >>
Photo courtesy Round Rock ExpressRojo Johnson, on the runMLB.com has a report on the newest reliever on the Astros' Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express.He's Billy Ray "Rojo" Johnson, an American raised in Venezuela who recently got out of prison for the "illegal importation of countless sp ... More >>
I used to review movies (over here, if you care), an endeavor I had to quit for a variety of reasons: my hectic neurosurgery rotation, for one, as well as the increasing physical demands of the new Mrs. Vonder Haar, Carla Gugino. But among the non-imaginary factors influencing my decision was the ... More >>
That thud you heard last weekend was Will Ferrell's career settling noisily back to earth. With a budget estimated at over $100 million, Land of the Lost was supposed to propagate the 2009 summer blockbuster season (handily inaugurated by the new Star Trek) and continue Ferrell's successful box-offi ... More >>
Dom DeLuise -- actor, chef, and father of that guy who was on 21 Jump Street -- passed away Monday at the age of 75. Rather than wallow in misery and grief at the loss of another of cinema's titans, we prefer to look back fondly at a movie career mostly spent co-starring alongside Gene Wilder and B ... More >>
April 15 each year brings with it the journalistic challenge of covering yet another "last-rush filers" story, or some clever way to say that it's the deadline for getting your return in. (We still wonder if anyone's ever been prosecuted because their return had an April 16 postmark.)The subject of ... More >>
Rainn Wilson comedy is more childish pop than hardcore funny
Ferrell, Reilly, McKay & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that
Tae kwon do comedy stars a truly cringe-tastic Danny McBride
Will Ferrell's umpteenth sports comedy is only half bad. His half.
Hey all you trust-fund hippies, zonked-out hillbillies and confused stoner-rock doods: It’s time to pack up the Mystery Machine (and the bong) for Freedom Fest ’07, starring Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel and Houston’s Carolyn Wonderland.. Yes, tonight in Austin we can all share in our lov ... More >>
Wendell Baker is a dysfunctional Wilson family affair
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
Brooks's latest Producers is flawed, but it's better than the first
Bewitched delivers just what you'd expect: absolutely nothing
Have a blast at the Lone Star Shoot
Ferrell kicks and screams his way to another hit
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Houston's newest all-female comedy troupe makes its debut
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
Superstar's Shannon makes a strangely affecting nerd