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Harry dines on the tickled prime rib that is SEMI-PRO!!!

Comedy is a strange thing – it makes one man weep and another man scream. We all have favorite comedians and ones we hate. I prefer Chaplin to Keaton, I prefer Laurel & Hardy to Abbott & Costello … What makes you laugh… makes you laugh. And Will Ferrell makes me laugh. He’s 6’ 2” of adorable dorky gigglstuff… and as Jackie Moon – owner, promoter and power forward of the FLINT TROPICS – the ABA team on the cusp of the NBA or non-existence… he punches my comedy buttons. I’m not entirely sure of why though. It might be the look in his eye when he says the word Cocksucker. Or the sweet vitrol filled anger of threatening to kill a man’s entire family. Albeit a Father/Ref. It could just be his ‘fro. White man ‘afros are just funny. And Will Farrell on the basketball court playing the game as efficiently as a bout of “hot potato” – well it cracks me up. The first laugh is before the opening credits, as the studio logos very first begin to appear… a hushed sexy voice of Will Ferrell singing the seductive crotch stirring bars of LOVE ME SEXY – a faux-seventies song to get em wet and on their backs. And I really hope it is remembered this time next year for the Naked Gold Bald Guys show thing. The format of the film is essentially known to anyone ever watching a sports movie. There are longshot underdogs, facing losing everything they had worked for… there’s impossible odds – but we also know that in these movies… our underdogs rarely lose. Right? Except maybe ROCKY. We also know the sports comedy film. Movies like SLAP SHOTS, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, NORTH DALLAS FORTY. You know there’s a certain amount of lunacy at play. This film isn’t amongst the best of this genre. It also isn’t anywhere near the middle or bottom of the genre. This is a goofy flick. It’s also a little crazy. Woody Harrelson’s Monix doesn’t even feel comedic – in fact he feels like a basketball playing character from a Down and Out Basketball flick about used-to-be’s fighting to make something of themselves… but he’s the straight man for a lot of the comedy. And it works. I’ve seen SEMI-PRO twice now – once at a press screening – and again at the special AICN screening we did. And I enjoyed it at both – quite a bit. The main thing that kicks ass about it is the supporting cast. Andy Richter doesn’t do much… but damn he’s good at not doing much. There’s Andrew Daly & Will Arnett as Dick Pepperfield and Lou Redwood – the commentators for the Flint Tropics. What makes them rule so much is Dick is one of those slightly uptight married guys that wants to hang with the cool kids, but is constantly defined by his wife – and the insecurity that comes with everyone making crude and verbal gestures about their possible involvement with her. And Lou Redwood… well he’s a former player that still wants the booze and the women and the blowjobs that goes with being a player. Hell, he just wants to punch someone. David Koechner plays the commissioner of the ABA – and he plays it fairly straight – which was disconcerting. Then there’s Rob Corddry – he is a huge fan of Woody Harrelson’s MONIX – who happens to be the boyfriend of Monix’ ex… Maura Tierney (very sweet performance here) – Rob has… amongst the funniest most unexpected moments I’ve seen in a very long time here. Andre Benjamin – he plays the one player worth a shit on the team – that’s a show off and cartoon. His character is more closely aligned with Woody’s Monix… meaning he ain’t laughing it up much here. However – the greatest character in the whole film is played by Jackie Earle Haley. Yeah, he knows something about Sports Comedies. But here, he ain’t on the team – he a burnt out stoner fan of the Flint Tropics… never missed a game and he has a special moment that becomes a continuing gag – and man. I could have seen an entire separate film about his character’s path of trying to accomplish what Jackie Moon sends him out to accomplish. It would pretty much be the greatest movie ever – and the character amounts to who Sean Penn’s Spicoli might have been given the 26 years that have passed. Jackie is just brilliant in this film. Also working for the film is an incredible soundtrack of 70s tunes, amazing production design and frankly – the city of FLINT, MICHIGAN. You know – through ROGER & ME – I’ve developed a fondness for this sad, once prosperous, town. In fact, my entire opinion of the town has been developed by Michael Moore – and there’s an odd part of me that just loves that the community had this film shot there, thus helping that town out a bit, I hope. Producer Kent Alterman has done a damn fine job of crossing over from the suit side to directing a film. He’s produced great films like ELF, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and LITTLE CHILDREN…. And he’s produced shit like MR WOODCOCK, SON OF THE MASK and AFTER THE SUNSET… Here – he stretches and shines – and kinda makes ya wish he’d directed those last three… because he’s much more talented than the hacks responsible for those three. This is one of the best Will Ferrell feature comedies… closer to ANCHORMAN and TALLADEGA NIGHTS than BLADES OF GLORY. If you love Will’s work, this movie is Prime Rib. However… if, for some reason – you’re not fond of Will… you’d be a vegetarian trying to eat Prime Rib. You’ll just end up vomiting. But the rest of us… we’ll be dining on Prime Rib. I enjoyed the hell out of it. Mmmm… Prime Rib…. That’s got protein. I’m supposed to be taking in lots of protein. MMMmmm… gotta go… that Prime Rib would be really good.

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  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    2nd!!!

    by greenstyle92

    This looks teh Ass!

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Not sure how to take this. Blades was better than Talladega.

    by smackvein

    Hell, even Bewitched was better than Talladega Nights. Oh yes, I went there.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    I know he's one note, but goddamn it i love will farrell!

    by BMacSmith

    he's just fucking funny. i could just watch him play with silly string for hours. sure, his movies are generic, unoriginal, uncreative, mass audience crap, but i FUCKING LOVE IT. i can't help it! what the hell is wrong with me?

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Pass the Puke Bucket then!

    by FILMFUNK

    He does not tickle in the least my ribcage and i know not why coz he is indeed funny lookin but stop with the silly characters in crap sports scenarios or most likely they won't coz plenty seem to want to watch folks act like spazes!?<P>''Gee look he's got funny hair in this one Yuk! Yuk and it's about basket ball this time and he's no good at it Ha! Ha!''

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    You're right. Farrell is a douche...

    by Agent Blue

    But Ferrell rocks my world long and strong. WOOOOOO! Ferrell has done done his dabble in serious stuff, so he can do comedy whenever he damn well pleases! Anchorman and Talladega Nights get better with every viewing, and Blades is someone becoming one of my favorite comedies. I have no idea how, by it's happening, brother. Believe it.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Hack?

    by The Real MiraJeff

    I've already defended Ratner in that Wolf Man talkback but is Craig Gillespie really a hack? Sure Woodcock was fairly laugh-free and altogether not very good but I smelled some studio interference on that one, and Lars and the Real Girl was one of the most pleasant surprises of the year, even if you attribute its success to Nancy Oliver and the engaging trio of Gosling, Mortimer and Schneider. Can't wait to see Semi-Pro. Basketball movies usually get the shaft so here's hoping this one is as good as Harry says it is. In other news, I'm hearing mixed things about Vantage Point (maybe too tough to live up to that trailer), Jumper failed to meet my admittedly high expectations but Definitely, Maybe was a sweet little rom-dramedy that's pretty perfect for couples. Mira, out!

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    farrell

    by BMacSmith

    i think Farrel is the perfect answer to too many smart and heartwarming comedies. He's just fucking dumb and i love it. just like the 3 stooges.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    im a fan of Will Farrell...

    by Obscura

    in Stranger Than Fiction; the only film where hes actually done some decent acting... and he's fantastic. DO MORE OF THAT YOU STUPID BASTARD!

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Yawn...

    by OBSD

    Will Ferrell stopped being funny in 95 and I stopped caring about Will Ferrell right about the time it seemed like he, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Owen "dicknose" Wilson were all doing cameos in each other's movies. There was a period of about 2 years where it seemed like every comedy was starring at least one of those assholes. Let it go, you guys you had your day in the sun, now people who are actually funny like Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan can star in some movies that are actually funny.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Branch out Will, Branch out.

    by Larry of Arabia

    This may be a good movie, but it's only a matter of time before the manchild macho pseudo celebrity character (Anchorman, Blades of Glory, Talledega Nights, Semi-Pro) gets old. I give him credit because it's hard to make it work 4 times in a row.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    After The Sunset - Shit?

    by PedroM

    Damn Harry!

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Wait, Harry loves a movie?!?!?!?!?!?!

    by rhcp2sweet

    SSSSSSHOCKING

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Has Will done baseball?

    by buffywrestling

    He still has a few sports left in him, I think.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Stop spelling his name wrong!!

    by SpyHunter89

    Its Will Ferrell!!!! And the man is a genius. He is by far the funniest person in Hollywood, and no one can compare. All of you who are hating can go suck a cock.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Gotta love Harry.

    by Tourist

    He proclaims the director of Lars And The Real girl a hack not fit to diret a B list Will Ferrell movie. This is why your opinion is so highly respected Knowles.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell is funny and...

    by heavenlykid

    on a totally non related note, are we going to see any more 'best of the year' lists before the oscars? We're still waiting on a couple (and Yes, I know you're busy/married/have kids etc and I do sympathize I just have a hard on for top ten lists).

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Must be noted though...

    by Tourist

    ...That I enjoyed Anchor Man and Talladega Nights, but that my appreciation for The Frat Pack and perhaps even some rub off residue in regards to Wes Anderson has been forever buried after sitting through The Wendell Backer story a couple of nights ago. Ouch.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I saw it at a screening a little while ago

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. What was interesting was that as much as Will Ferrell was a main character, he wasn't THE main character. I'd argue it's more Woody Harrelson's movie than Will's. And as surprising as it was, it worked. The movie isn't Anchorman, but it's a damn funny and silly comedy, all around much more fun than Talladega Nights or Blades of Glory. So go check it out if you're definitely not looking for something serious, or you're definitely not looking for something shitty.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    The Hack Line

    by Lando Griffin

    When reading the review and coming upon that line about hacks something inside me knew that it would come back to bite Harry in his sizable ass. And sure enough it did. The least respected man in the biz ladies and gents - Harry Knowles!

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell keeps remaking the same movie

    by Orionsangels

    That scene in the boardroom is straight out of Anchorman. He even gets excited in the same manner. His schtick is starting to get old

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Lars and the Real Girl was fantastic

    by IndustryKiller!

    What the fuck are you saying Craig Gillespie is a hack for? Did you even see it Harry? And beyond that you wrote one of the most tepid positive reviews I've ever read. you start by wondering aloud why you even like Will Ferrell? It's almost a non review.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Can't wait!!!

    by JLo III

    I would camp out at the theater if I had not all ready got kicked off the property.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I liked Blades of Glory....

    by Errockk

    Flash Gordon theme song much?

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    the thing about Will Ferrell

    by BizarroJerry

    I have concluded that you either think Will is funny or you don't. Period. His is just that kind of humor. I'm not even gonna say if I like him or not.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    "adorable dorky gigglstuff"

    by SmarkJobber

    Somewhere in heaven, an angel vomits.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    iam gonna pass on this...

    by virtual_ninja

    like every other Will Ferrel shitfest

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Blades of Glory really grew on me

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Didn't expect much from the trailer. Now I love it, also because of Will Arnett.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I wanted to be there Harry

    by tme2nsb

    at the screening. :( Wil Farelle is a genius.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Wait...

    by jabbayoda

    I'm a vegetarian, but I also like Will Ferrell. What the fuck do I do?

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    There is a lot worse than Will Ferrell...

    by stinkyfingerz

    Larry The Cable Guy?! 'Nuff said.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I like rib...

    by The Dum Guy

    But, I love lamp.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Is this movie rated yet?

    by thebearovingian

    It opens next week but still says 'This Film Not Rated' at the end of every commercial. Hopefully rated 'A' for AWESOME!

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who feels like...

    by ImFixingtoDie

    With each passing average or poor comedy he makes, ANCHORMAN looks more and more like a classic film? So quotable, so bizzare, probably Ferrell's finest and most distinct characterization.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    heavenlykid

    by The Real MiraJeff

    I was wicked busy this awards season and never got around to sending in my Top 10 list to AICN. My thoughts on the year in film can be found over at the CSIndy.com website but for those of you too lazy to go hunting, here it is, after MUCH deliberation. 1. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2. There Will Be Blood 3. Zodiac 4. In the Valley of Elah 5. Grace Is Gone 6. Ratatouille 7. Once 8. No Country for Old Men 9. Into the Wild 10. Control 5 Honorable Mentions: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Darjeeling Limited, Knocked Up Worst Picture: The Number 23

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    ImFix..

    by furzee

    Dude, for some reason Anchorman has always seemed like a comedic high-note for Ferrel....and I love this guy. I could watch him blow up a pair of trousers (not even sure what that means, but I garauntee it would be funny). I fucking LOVE Anchorman, and I'm hoping this film returns Ferrell to his out there roots. Anyway, in the immortal words of Ben Stiller.."Como Estan.....Beeeeeetches!!??'

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    I like Wil Ferrell in movies.

    by skywalkerfamily

    There I can get his routine in about an hour and a half, which is perfect.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    MiraJeff...

    by stinkyfingerz

    Michael Clayton didn't make that list? In my opinion, the most underrated awesome movie since Children of Men.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell...

    by Tourist

    ...Well, what does it mean when I find him to be funny when he is in funny movies, but find his extremely limited schtick grating as hell when hes in junk like Blades Of Glory or Old School? I think hes a severely one note "comedian" whose proven that he has no range. Hes not Jim Carrey or Eddie Murphy, hes just like Larry The Cable Guy or the Ernest Guy. But put him in a well made movie surrounded by other funny people, like Talladega Nights or Anchorman, or even in more straight fare like Winter Passing and hes okay.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    when is farrell taking on badmitton?

    by bacci40

    come on will....you are a funny guy...stop it with this shite

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    that was a terrible film review.

    by frankenfickle

    okay. just had to get that off my chest.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Terrible Terrible Movie...you will regret seeing it.

    by Executor

    Saw it last night and it is Not Funny. Below Blades of Glory in the Will Ferrell canon. It is basically more of a "Major League" or "Necessary Roughness" than a Will Ferrell comedy machine...but not as good as either of those movies. Doesn't have the heart (which it tries with a lame Maura Tierney/Woody Harrelson romance, and Andre's storyline) or the laughs. A few funny moments courtesy of Will Arnett and Andrew Daly (who should have their own spin off movie, which would be funnier)...but the only semi-funny moments don't even come from basketball material (Will wrestling a bear, for example.)<p> Seriously, the premiere was almost dead silent for 80% of the movie. Sad. See it and you will regret it.<p> p.s. there was one lady who was cackling like an idiot behind me, even at the "hilarious" pre-credit stuff Harry was talking about...Will Ferrell singing a song...is that all it takes to make some people laugh? It is I guess...sometimes people laugh when an actor just walks onscreen in anticipation of the funny. Me, I prefer waiting til the funny actually happens. But I digress. Back on point: THE MOVIE SUCKS.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Ellipses are meant to be used

    by comedian_x

    sparingly, Harry. You have periods, dashes, semicolon, colons, commas -- a whole fucking universe of punctuation and you have to all up in the ellipses ass.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Harry you have no standards.

    by Executor

    Just wanted to add that.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Will Ferrell cannot make me laugh

    by Mullah Omar

    I have seen his terrible cameos in several films and there is no way in hell I could stomach watching him as a lead in a film. He's on my blacklist along with guys like Rob Schneider.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Flint, Michigan

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    The bung-hole of the north.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1 a.m. CST

    Indeed, a very bad review.

    by JimCurry

    Elf was a great film?

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    I'll watch Dodgeball instead

    by AlwaysThere

    Try again with the shitty review Harold.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Stay Classy AICN!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Remember when everyone quoted that?

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    MR WOODCOCK was

    by HEADGEEK

    a hack job. A great director can turn in a hack performance, that can become a habit. That's what happened to John Landis.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST

    HE IS NOT ADAM SANDLER, AND FOR THAT ALONE BE GRATEFUL..

    by greigy just wanted to say

    There is only one Adam Sandler, until I can raise enough money for that sniper. Then there will be no Adam Sandler.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST

    It was called "Slap Shot", Harry.

    by chumpmonkey

    Not "Slap Shots". Jesus.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Blades was Funny!!!

    by Lanceloco

    Harry I disagree, Blades of glory deserves to be in the same catergory as Anchorman and Talladega Nights!!! That was a fucking Funny Movie!!!

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST

    HK

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Fair enough. Point taken. Woodcock had potential with Billy Bob and Stifler, but it turned out pretty lame thanks to that 'corny' script. And poor Sarandon, talk about slumming. But you gotta give Gillespie credit for helping bring Lars to life, so to speak. That's a tough tone to strike but he and his cast pulled it off, much to my surprise after that ghastly trailer. Just sayin', you don't have to love Gillespie or Ratner but you can't equate them with the director of Son of the Mask. That's Uwe level. Well... almost. Although, and this might sound bad, but I thought that Tunnel Rats trailer looked halfway decent. Uh oh.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Talladega Nights...

    by random dude

    Way to raise optimism, Harry.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Oh dear lord, Harry's first line just referenced Huey Lewis

    by Midnightxpress

    And Blades of Glory is f'ing brillant..."the night is a dark time for me"

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Have to say everyone i know...

    by barnaby jones

    has met Semi-Pro with contempt. Personally, i'm looking forward to it, but it might be wise if Ferrell moved away from the sports comedy arena after this one.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST

    SHOULDN'T THERE BE A COOLING OFF PERIOD BEFORE WRITING THE REVIE

    by greigy just wanted to say

    Slight tendancy to get "caught up in the moment" there. Perhaps sober up after being intoxicated by a film and see if you still had a good time... although some movies are probably only bareable when hammered.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST

    RE: I've seen "Semi-Pro"

    by The Tao of Joe

    And the favorable comparison over "Blades of Glory" holds no water whatsoever. Blades is a funnier film, more laughs, good chuckles. "Semi Pro" gets off the ground maybe once or twice, thanks to Jackie Earl Haley and the 'Jive Turkey' scene, but then it tries to take itself way too seriously, and Woody Harrelson's character belongs in a totally different movie. And likening this movie to "Anchorman" and "Taladega Nights" was uncalled for, and frankly more than just a little dishonest.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:22 a.m. CST

    WILL FARRELL IS ***NOT*** FUNNY !

    by TheCap

    No! Will Farrell is NOT FUNNY ! NOT FUNNY ! NO! Very UNFUNNY ! Bad actor ... BAD, BAD ACTOR, and NOT FUNNY ! I'm sorry, did I say Will Farrell is not funny ? I meant that Will Farrell NOT FUNNY !!! And to all you lobotomized chimps that insist that Will Farrell IS funny, let me let you in on the secret ... WILL FARRELL IS ***NOT*** FUNNY ! That is all. DING!

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:22 a.m. CST

    I'll vote No for Mr. One Note

    by zekmoe

    that's also how I feel about Farrel. Can be funny in small doses, but any movie he's carried has been a 50/50 shot at best. I'll pass on this. I caught Taladaga Nights on HBO or Starz, and couldn't believe it was supposed to be a comedy. Not funny.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Anyone here been to Flint?

    by theBigE

    I know they were looking for extras in Flint for scenes in this movie - at least some of the exterior shots were done there. Depressing town - but not all of it.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Will Ferrell must branch out or die.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He keeps doing the same thing over and over. That is why Robin Wiliams' comedy, which was once genius, now sucks. At least Williams can deliver drama, and even then on a superior level to his comedy.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    And I said it in the Semi-Pro contest post, but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    the best Ferrell cameo was in the CBS show the Guardian because his character got shot in the head, right between the eyes.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Will Farrell is NOT FUNNY

    by m_prevette

    He just isn't. All he can manage is SNL skit material stretched into 90 minutes. He certianly can't act either. He's awful. Chimps would throw their chimp shit at this and any other Farrell movie. Steve Carell, too. People need to SERIOUSLY get some taste.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    "Can you play like a little girl...

    by C Legion

    talking to a best friend naked in the shower?" I think that was the moment Harry's reviews jumped the shark for me. I've never really taken his reviews seriously, but that "Lady in the Water" review was one step too far. Now I just scan his monotonously positive reviews to see if he says anything bizarre.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 8 a.m. CST

    The Old Spice commericals

    by Garbageman33

    Have me more excited for this movie than the trailers ever did. "Put it in your armpits!" Come on, it's Will Ferrell back in the 70s. That's worth at least a matinee.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I dont really trust harrys reviews

    by Spoiler_Man

    He has his fingers in too many pies and the cooks of those pies are feeding him things as he dips those fingers in.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    I didn't even bother with 'Talledaga' or 'Blades'

    by Richard Cranium

    But this one intrigues me for some reason. I think it might be the 70s thing. The 70s is the most comedic decade in US history (Vietnam aside of course). All you have to do is show a guy in a leisure suit, and it's immediately comedy gold even before he speaks.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I live 20 minutes south of Flint, MI

    by Luscious.868

    <p>Parts of it are a complete shit hole, other parts are just fine.</p> <p>Roger and Me is a highly flawed film though. Micheal Moore is 100% full of crap. GM leaving didn't kill Flint, by that time most of the residents who could afford to leave had already moved to the suburbs. Unions, through their job bank programs and worker re-location programs, made sure those workers still had jobs and collected a pay check. Many of them had to move, but they moved from the Flint suburbs to other places. Flint was already a ghost town.</p> <p>The sad truth is that white flight destroyed Flint. When the schools were integrated in the 60's there was serious tensions and violence between white students and black students and those who could afford to get out of the city left in droves. My mother was born and raised in Flint, and her parents moved to the suburbs when she was about to go into high school to escape the situation.</p> <p>She said that by the time she graduated from high school in the suburbs more than half of the kids she went to school with in Flint had to moved to same town (just to the south of Flint). That happened in the 60's, years before GM began closing plants.</p> <p>Flint was already a ghost town by the time the plants began shutting down in the 70's because most of the affluent residents who could afford to move to the suburbs had already left the city, but I wouldn't expect Micheal Moore to actually delve into the sad, but true, cause of Flint's decline because that wouldn't line up with his agenda to blame it all on corporations.</p>

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Wall Fartwell is a genus!

    by irrelevntelefant

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    spoilerman

    by irrelevntelefant

    you said 'fingers in pies'... heh heh heh... fingers... heh...pies

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Living in Michigan

    by skimn

    My then-girlfriend and I visited AutoWorld in Flint in the mid '80s. I guess it was to be the Disneyland for the automotive fan. I think it closed within a year or two of opening..giant boondoggle. BTW, I'd rather watch "one-note" Will Farrell over "one-note" Adam Sandler any day of the week.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    my farts are one note...

    by irrelevntelefant

    and all equally hi-larious!

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    pull

    by livahd

    will ferrels cock from your mouth

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Slap Shot II

    by ArcadianDS

    This movie is just one set of triplets away from an infringement lawsuit.<p> let me guess: Wil does an improptu striptease in the middle of the final game just for the lulz, right? Oh and at the end, when there's a big parade, he asks the leading lady to come shack up with him and she says no, but he's strangely still happy about his life.<p> yawn.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Anchorman and Elf

    by BeatsMe

    are his only 2 worthwhile movies, in my opinion. Talledega Night was awful, Old School is overrated and I couldn't even attempt to watch the soccer one.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    HeadHypocrite

    by ArcadianDS

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Harry recently accuse another writer here of kissing Eli Roth's ass with a puff update?<p> I guess the heart of rock 'n' roll is the beatin. And from what I hear I believe it.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Arcadian...

    by skimn

    will he also shout strange '70's themed exclamations..ie."Linda Lovelace's clavicle!!""My sweet, sweet Vega!!"..etc.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    And just in case you missed it ...

    by TheCap

    Will Farrell is STILL NOT FUNNY ! OVer and out. Dong!

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Elf is a painful film.

    by Billy Batts

    I fucking hate that movie.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    ping pong, dodge ball, figure skating,

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    basketball, car racing...im so sick of this. "which sport should we make a comedy out of this week?" or "which obscure profession can we put farrell into that seams quirky?" how about a librarian who hunts people down when they dont return their books? or a homeless guy who throws water balloons at people who dont give him money, then he gets caught up in a whirl-wind adventure to save the world...i know!!! we'll make him a professional dart thrower and he can have like this competitive league!!! thats good for jokes about dive bars and papst blue ribbon!!!

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Lawn Darts: A True Story of a Man Who Loved Lawn Darts

    by Kloipy

    oh and blades of glory was a piece of shit

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Lawn Darts..cont.

    by skimn

    ..until he is punctured in the thigh by an errant lawn dart, prompting a huge class action lawsuit, thereby banning the backyard sport product he dearly loved...the comedy..the pathos...

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    lawn darts cont. further

    by Kloipy

    until a rag-tag group of men (Will, Vince, Luke, Owen, Telly Savalis) start an underground Lawn Darts team and go up against the supreme court in a battle to win the hearts and minds of the nation.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Don't think he's that funny.

    by Christopher3

    "Anchorman" and "Talladega" succeeded on the strength of his co-stars, not him. Ironically, I thought he was the best (and least annoying) of the actors in the otherwise forgettable "Stranger Than Fiction" and "Melinda and Melinda." He should do more "real" acting.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Kloipy

    by skimn

    Touche, sir.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Skeeball: The Talented Jim Verbooski Tale of Legend

    by Kloipy

    a rag-tag group of men (Will, Vince, Luke, Owen, Telly Savalis) start an underground skeeball team and go up against the supreme court in a battle to win the hearts and minds of the nation.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Punch Buggie: The Classification of the Lost Tape

    by Kloipy

    of that One Time that Everyone Else Had Left Home Early Except for Those Two Guys Who Continued Sitting in the Basement Watching Old Cartoons from the Seventies While Munching on Chips and Picking at Scabs The Legend of Terry Tortilla and His Band Of Guys in Red Hats

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    North Dallas Forty is a comedy?

    by thenatureboy

    Really?

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    The studio reshot Mr. Woodcock

    by Beldo84

    LA Times had a whole story on how they replaced Gillespie with David Dobkin for re-shoots to make it more mainstream and accessible and, well, shittier. Gillespie said he was trying to make an Alexander Payne type film that didn't jibe with what the studio and producers (of which Dobkin was one) wanted.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    You may not like Elf...

    by Mr. JLo

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    or Will Farrell....

    by Mr. JLo

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    but...

    by Mr. JLo

    Syrup is good on EVERYTHING!!!!!

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    a ragtag bunch of foos ball players

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    go up against a rag tag team of air-hockey players to determine which group has rights to the corner of the local bar, which only has room for one game...

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Tag:The Story of a ragtag group of ragtags playing Tag

    by Kloipy

    in a ragtag town, made of ragtag people playing tag in the ragtag tagrag rag rag rag tag rag ragtagtagtag rag

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Sorry

    by Nozoli Apples

    But Will Ferrell has been on a downward butt streak. Does Harry realize the man who did Mr. Woodcock also did Lars and the Real Girl? He should hold off his accusations of hacks, especially since that movie was taken away from that man and now he wants to compare it to the guy who directed the latest Will Ferrell crapedy. And please Harry, no more food or sex analogies or overly earnest attempts at humor.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    I've always thought Ferrell was overrated

    by TVguy4566

    I really liked Old School, but that wasn't a Will Ferrell movie. He stole the show in some scenes, but he was still a supporting character.<br><br> I always thought Anchorman was overrated. It was a decent movie, but I didn't think it wasn't a comedy classic in my mind. <br><br> Talladega Nights never really registered for me. I just felt it was just Ferrell doing his schtick again. Nothing special. <br><br> Missed Blades of Glory. Elf was good, but more despite Ferrell. <br><br> Personally, I felt Ferrell's best work that I have seen since Old School was his bit part in the Wedding Crashers. I think Ferrell works best in movies in small doses.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Will Farrell

    by Mr. JLo

    Did anyone know that Will Farrell used to be a Jazz pianist in New York before he begain a comedy career? I think he played for Pat Metheny. I was watching something on him last night on A&E and it looked like he had a really promising career before the accident.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    "closer to ANCHORMAN and TALLADEGA NIGHTS than BLADES OF GLORY."

    by timmer33

    Odd. I actually liked BLADES better than those other two. Although they were okay movies, I found the humour very forced.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Closer to Anchorman and Talladega Nights?

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Anchorman, good movie. Talladega Nights, piece of rotten shit. Does that make this movie a good piece of rotten shit? Because that's impossible.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry you know what else has protein in it?

    by EjkoUSC

    semen.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    rhcp2sweet

    by Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

    thank you for that laugh.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    i hate to be "that guy", but...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    do we need another will ferrell movie riffing on sports and the 70s? - whens his "football in the 70s" movie coming out - i love will ferrell, but enough already - i want more "stranger than fiction"-fare, less "anchorman"-crap - this guys a great actor - at least hes getting well paid - magnus will never go hungry

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Will Farrell movie I want to see

    by skimn

    His GreenTeam gang from funnyordie. Have Will and Andy Mccay and John Reilly crusade around the country beating the crap out of so-called environmental offenders, and gang bang the occasional hottie they come across.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    PLANT!

    by Embeedeuce

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    JimmyJoe RedSky

    by Mr. JLo

    I believe his next movie is going to be called "Low Ball" If I remember correctly it will be set in 1930s and Ferrell will be the only white guy in an all black baseball league. It looks funny.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    If Andy Richter is in this...

    by poeticwarriorII

    I'm sold! That guy cracks me up.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Its F E R R E L L

    by stuntman mikey

    why do peeople keep spelling it Farrell...he's not the dude from MASH...i mean come on people.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I love that the entire review is an apology

    by cinemixtape.com

    for liking Will Ferrell. I liked Will Ferell... in 1998 when I was in fucking middle school. He has completely worn out his welcome. Blades of Glory was ass and Talladega Nights was barely passable. Stranger Than Fiction sucked, as well. Wait, why I am still seeing his movies? Fuck.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Rock paper scissors...

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    the story of one man's rag tag group and its quest to be the best.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    shoots & ladders

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    a rag tag team of idiots goes for the gold in shoots & ladders against russia in this clever action comedy from Will Farrell.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Now Playing, Will Farrell

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    in "Leg Wrestlers: One man's triumph over badness"

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Bud Light. Suck one.

    by thebearovingian

    Funny commercial. <p>This film is (still) not yet rated.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST

    The Dog Catcher:

    by Lloyd Bonafide the Korean War Veteran

    Will Ferrell as, you guessed it, a down n' out dog catcher who is a serious underdog.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Harry, please....

    by Jackie Boy

    You have....to stop-for the sake of the readers-writing like you're...fucking Shatner.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    The Run on Sentence

    by EjkoUSC

    Apparently sentences CAN be 40 + words long.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Dammit, Knowles

    by Derpy Der

    You had to mention him, didn't you Harry? You had to mention his fat, fabricating, clever-editing, commie pinko ass, didn't you? Michael Moore gives liberals a very bad name. Burp.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Harry, Ya Fat Arsehole!!!!!!

    by christophermoltosante

    how can you proclaim ferrell hilarious in one sentence then misspell his name in the next. you're a dick.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    tom bodet

    by The Real MiraJeff

    any other thoughts on it? maybe you could post yours so I know what the REAL ten-best films of last year were.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Oh, please, this is SNL formula du jour

    by Immortal_Fish

    And granted the ad space, Harry's amicable review is inevitable. Enough, please.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    "Get off the shed!!!!"

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    That's the funniest thing Will Ferrell has ever said

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrel could shit in a paper napkin

    by LargoJr

    and you guys would line up for the opportunity to suck his nuts dry while gazing longingly up into his eyes... seriously, as far as AICN is concerned, he's the friggin 2nd coming. Personally, I have never laughed watching one of Wills movies.. they are all the same, and I honestly couldn't give a shit less what he does next. Each and every one is him looking sidelong at the camera with a smirk I want to shoot off his face with a double load potato gun. Being an asshole does not an actor make... him crashing the Today show proved it. I wish the memory of him on SNL had remained perversion free of the stupidity that is his current 'career'

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    ...Ucking 6300$ suit. CMON!

    by EvilGeek1

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Anchorman was crap

    by Newmark

    Just a stupid movie about stupid people doing stupid things. I haven't laughed once. Why do people mistake plain stupidity for comedy? Yeah, comedy is subjective and all, but that movie was still crap. Also Will Ferrel should stop playing the same damn character in every damn movie and try to be more creative.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrel is a one note genius

    by Series7

    In the way that he's made it last this long. All of his dramady's have sucked. Stranger then Fiction was sooooo boring and lame one of the few movies I've just given up on, and it had Dustin in it. I'll blame Marc Forster for most of it because he is a boring director, good luck Bond. But all of Will Ferrel's side movies are all the same. At least Jim Carrey and Steve Carell can pick interesting non comedies (yeah 23 sucked but it was different). I just hope Sacha can prove that he is the funniest man in the world and not fall into the typical comedian thing and just play the same guy over and over. John C. Reilly has already proven that he isn't too interested in doing anything else as a comedian. Can't wait to see William as the loud dumb ummmmm (Step Brother?) hi-li player next.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    No Shame

    by chewyou812

    Ferrell's funny because he has no shame! Yuk! (sarcastic reference to one of the tools above). But really, he makes me laugh. I'd like to wear shorts like that but I'm from Reno and people would totally miss the point.

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    DID HE REALLY RANK

    by mfcorleone

    Rattatouille over No Country? BWAHAHAHA! Eat a fat cock!

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    OH YEAH AND

    by mfcorleone

    ANCHORMAN FUCKS YOUR MOM'S FACE INTO NEXT WEEK.

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Newmark!!!

    by mfcorleone

    I bet you love Jeff Foxworthy and Paula Poundstone shows. Ahh Drink it down. That's real comedy.

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST

    It's possible when he first hit at the cinema,

    by Dingbatty

    he signed a bajillion contracts for these sorts of films.

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST

    They laughed at Lois Armstrong...

    by pokadoo

    when he said he was going to the Moon. Now, he's up there...Laughing at them!

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    The laughed at Neel Armstrong...

    by TheCap

    when he tried to play the trumpet with his ass. Now, little kids play with dools of him with rubber arms and legs that stretch like Will Farrell's saggy ballsack ! Who's laughing NOW ! And next, with film at 11 ... WIll Farrell is STILL NOT FUNNY ! Bye bye, buy bonds. DORNK !

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Stranger Than Basketball

    by Maui

    I'd rather see Farrell do more movies like "Fiction". He's got that dramatic acting potential like Jim Carey has (Spotless Mind). Enough of the sports comedies, eh? I have to admit, I am a fan of Talladega Nights, however, I think he's done his time doing the ha ha ha stuff.

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    WILL FARELL IS #### FREAKING HILLARIOUS ####

    by crashbarbarian

    period. nuff said. awesome. and good actor - stranger than fiction. and very funny... did i say he makes me laugh a lot... oh i didn't? well he does

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    blades WAS better than talladega.

    by Novaman5000

    Amen to that. None come close to Anchorman, though.

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    6’ 2” of adorable dorky gigglstuff???

    by Skankardly

    did someone say "fuckin' homo"?

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    lol skankardly

    by birdy birdman

    what a homo name

  • Feb. 22, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of Fletch for some reason

    by skywalkerfamily

    When Fletch dreamt he was the basketball player.

  • Feb. 23, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Rambo was 2008 suck nut

    by Agent Blue

  • Feb. 23, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I feel sorry for you people...

    by zacdilone

    ...who didn't get "Stranger than Fiction."

  • Feb. 23, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell is the new Chevy Chase...

    by Mr Writer

    ...make of that what you will

  • Feb. 23, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    And on an unrelated note...

    by Mr Writer

    Was I the only person that kinda liked Jumper? Yeah it was a bit disjointed and the script could have been tighter, but those action sequences were fucking fun. Jamie Bell was a hoot too. I heard a few audible gasps amongst the youngsters (and parents) during the daytime screening I went to when he told Christiansen to fuck off! And any movie where someone teleports a double decker bus as a weapon can't be bad.

  • Feb. 23, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Will Farrel is High-Larious

    by SlickyVonBoner

    If he doesn't make you laugh, you are dead inside. Stranger than Fiction, however, was boring.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Chevy Chase in Fletch

    by the podosphere

    fantasy basketball sequence. Announcer says he's 6'4", or 6'9" with the 'fro. Let's see if Semi-Pro does 'fro jokes.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Jackie Earle Haley

    by Garbage

    Great to see him back. It's kind of sad when you think of how competitive ol' Hollywood can be--we tend to think that the De Niros et al rise to the top because they're the best, but I'm sure there are hundreds of terrific performers out there who just never get their break, or who can't compete once they do. If Haley's a gifted dramatic and comedic actor, why didn't he work for almost fifteen years?

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Elf

    by Garbage

    I just didn't get that movie. Even if I disagree with someone's opinion of a movie, I usually "get" why they'd like it or dislike it. But very intelligent people have told me how hilarious that movie is, and I just can't relate. When a woman lent it to me to watch, I was actually surprised, because I didn't realize it was a family movie. A family movie with James Caan? I spent the whole movie waiting for Caan to snap, and he ends up singing Christmas carols. (NOTE: Previous line was a spoiler.) I can take this as a learning experience--i.e., that I'm not always going to understand the tastes and preferences of other people; but I choose not to, and instead silently deride anyone over the age of ten who likes Elf. No offence, and I don't mean to be arrogant here, but I'm right, and anyone who disagrees with me is wrong.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    funny premise vs. jokes

    by jccalhoun

    Ferrell's films have funny premises. 70s weatherman, two guys figure skating together, a human raised as an elf. But for me that isn't enough. I like my comedy to have more than a funny premise. Ferrell's films get by on a funny premise and him acting silly. That isn't enough to entertain me.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    by redkamel

    yeah will ferrel was funny...but he really only has one character/method of delivery. Im getting bored of it. And all his movies are just based on something I've already been for halloween...and he kist does the same character in a different costume. if you like him, thats cool, but he kind of lost me with anchorman...talladega nights was when I realized its all just the same character, different movie. Even the supporting cast members are usually the same roles. Sorry Will.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Will Arnett

    by Mr. Gunderson

    Been re-watching Arrested Development and if Arnett is one iota as good as he is in that show then I believe Harry about this movie... oh yeah Will Ferrell's funny, too.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Will, please stop.

    by neal2zod

    I loved Talladega Nights, thought Blades of Glory had some funny bits but just seemed lazy overall. I saw Semi-Pro last night and it's the work of a man who seems content to do the same thing over and over again because we'll see it (and we will). Other than the Russian Roulette scene, I don't think I laughed once, neither did the audience. And yes, there were plenty of kids there so it's not like it was a tough crowd. I guess the one risk Ferrell takes is the R Rating (just language), but it's pointless and doesn't make it any better or funnier. Don't give me crap about "neutering" the movie or Hard R's - imagine Talladega with "fucks" dubbed in every other word and ask yourself if that would have made it funnier or not. Will Arnett has never done anything funny outside of Arrested Development. Trust me, I rented Let's Go to Prison just because he was in it, i know. And was David Koechner ever funny? I'm just getting sick of him and Rob Corddry and various Daily Show alumni showing up over and over again. At least Adam Sandler's hanger-ons have something to do or say in his movies. Ferrell's posse think it's hilarious just to show up and mug. Oh, and Jackie Earle Haley is in it for like 2 minutes, I have no idea why Harry is making a big deal out of him.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Ferrel and Tarantino need to get together

    by Prossor

    one stars in 70s parodies, teh other makes 70s parodies. Put em together for the ultimate 70s parody. Make it so

  • March 1, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    5.5 Million last night? Ouch!

    by ChrisPC24

    I noticed that most people in my theater went to see Jumper last night, while Semi-Pro was maybe half full. I liked it, actually. It was no Anchorman, but it was better than Talladega Nights. However, I loved Walk Hard and that bombed too.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    This movie = definition of the word "EH."

    by GibsonUSA

    A few funny moments, but most of the time you're just waiting and hoping to laugh, so when the moment comes you kind of force it.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    horrible movie

    by bigmacher

    I saw this last night. I LOVE Will Ferrell - Anchorman is one of my favorites - this movie is just sloppy. Seemed thrown together and it really wasn't funny at all. It did have a trailer for the Love Guru which looked very funny...

  • March 2, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I love Ferrell, but this sucked mammoth

    by Behemoth

    Prime Rib? This was more like a slimy piece of worm-ridden filth. What a disappointment.

  • March 2, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    The Mike Myers "Guru" preview looked horrific, too

    by Behemoth

    Every tired trick from the Myers handbag was stuffed into that preview, including the little winks to the camera. I liked it all in the first Austin Powers. Loved it, even. But in this preview, it reeked of soiled taint. It made me want to drop the elbow on Myers' sack. Does he REALLY have a new midget in this film. Midget gets hit in head with puck, midget falls down, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! <p>I'd rather eat the droppings of a literal Mothra than watch this. Well, that's not exactly true. But I still think this will suck like a 7-Eleven dumpster skank.

  • March 3, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    sasha

    by redkamel

    someone mentioned sasha proving himself as a comedian with new characters? sorry, he only has ali and friends. Hes not funny as anything else. and hes not funny as those. My friends went through borat/Ali phase back in 2002-4, so by the time he hit it big, I was already sick of him. didnt make it better that there were a bunch of idiots going around doing shit impressions. OT, I know, but I am bored. Will, please find a new funny. Bring back SNL Will Ferrel! Go away one character Will!

  • March 5, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    The trailer...

    by THT3000

    ... was great. Very Anchormanish. IMO.

  • May 8, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Ricky seems to have issues...

    by just pillow talk