Win Casa De Mi Padre on DVD!

Casa De Mi Padre DVD

It’s Casa De Mi Padre starring Will Ferrell, out on DVD from Lionsgate. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

From the gringos that brought you Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy comes the slapstick, action comedy, Casa De Mi Padre, arriving on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on July 17, 2012. Producer and star Will Ferrell, along with director Matt Piedmont, writer/producer Andrew Steele and producer Adam McKay, best known for their work on “Saturday Night Live,” takes audiences on a memorable, wild (west) ride.

Will Ferrell plays a simple Mexican who is proud to work on his father’s ranch. But when the ranch is threatened by a dangerous drug lord played by Gael García Bernal (A Little Bit of Heaven, Babel), he must protect what he cares for the most. The film also stars Diego Luna (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights), Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge), Efren Ramirez (Crank 2, HBO’s “Eastbound and Down”) Adrian Martinez (Kick-Ass) with Pedro Armendáriz Jr. (Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”). The Blu-ray Disc and DVD special features include a “making of” featurette, deleted scenes, “Fight for Love” music video, commerciales and audio commentary with director Matt Piedmont, writer/producer Andrew Steele and star Will Ferrell.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:30:58+00:00 July 1st, 2012|Contests|0 Comments

Win Everything Must Go on DVD!

Everything Must Go DVD

It’s Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell and out from Lionsgate on DVD. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Headlined by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Will Ferrell in a shining performance, Ferrell “has never been better” (Playboy) as Nick Halsey, an alcoholic whose relapse causes him to lose his wife and his job in one day, leaving him to reside on his front lawn with an armchair, some beers and all of his remaining worldly possessions. The critically acclaimed film also stars Rebecca Hall (The Town), Michael Peña (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Laura Dern (Little Fockers).

Trailer? Sure thing:
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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:38+00:00 September 19th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Win an SNL DVD Prize Pack!

The Best of Will Ferrell SNL Collection DVD Cover Art The Best of Tracy Morgan SNL Collection DVD Cover Art

The Best of Will Ferrell and The Best of Tracy Morgan are both out on DVD from Lionsgate, and we have a set of both to give away. Both DVDs have auditions, dress sketches, outtakes, TV appearances, and photos in addition to the sketches.

Want to win it? Fill out the form below–you can even do it once a day if you like. If we draw your name at the end of the contest, you win. Good luck!
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By | 2017-09-24T22:50:20+00:00 July 5th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

Land of the Lost Loses

Land of the Lost: Holly

Why is this young lady smiling?

I have not seen Land of the Lost. And I share this characteristic with a goodly number of Americans, which is why the film tanked at the box office. It didn’t Pluto Nash, but for a $100 million film starring Will Ferrell opening against a film with no major stars to make less than $20M? And while $20M isn’t terrible, it’s a lot less than Universal was banking on. Hence: rather tankish.

The reason for this is twofold, and I was discussing it with Doc yesterday. My main thought about What Went Wrong is they failed the “300 Trailer Test.” This test asks the question of “Is your trailer as cool as 300‘s? If not, then go home.” The reason for this is, as has been said here before, if you don’t have a compelling reason to go see a movie in the cinema–such as Digital 3-D or the trailer makes it look like a must-see–you won’t. Because if you wait a couple of months, it’ll hit DVD for the cost of two tickets. And you probably haven’t watched all the DVDs you own anyway. Or maybe you already paid for World of Warcraft for this month and you might as well hang out with a few of your virtual friends.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:02:36+00:00 June 9th, 2009|Stimuli|4 Comments

A Study in Holmes

Sherlock Holmes statue

So now we have not one but two Sherlock Holmes films coming out, giving added credence to Doc’s excellent research into Sherlock’s Law, that two years must not pass before someone else attempts to make some version of a Sherlock adaptation.

In addition to the previously announced Guy Ritchie directed version (which will see Jason Statham in some role–we allege) now we’ve got Judd Apatow co-producing a Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) scribed Sherlock comedy with Will Ferrell as Watson. Which is all well and good, but the interesting bit is Sacha Baron Cohen as Holmes. Interesting because Will Ferrell is pretty much Will Ferrell in all of his movies. This is not a slight, as if you watch early Bill Murray, Bill Murray is almost always playing the same Bill Murray character–and it’s funny. But Cohen is like the comedic analog of Gary Oldman (who should really do more comedies IMO)–Cohen can do comedies all day long and really become the role, so you’re not really watching Cohen just like you’re not really watching Oldman. So Cohen becoming Holmes should be fascinating.

So we decided to take this moment (nay, excuse, let’s be honest) to throw down a bunch of Holmes interps. This is by no means an exhaustive representation of Holmes adaptations, because there’s a pantsload. But this will just give you a quick lunchtime’s worth of overview.

Here’s what’s supposed to be the first film of Holmes, entitled Sherlock Holmes Baffled, from 1900. And you will be baffled too when you watch this. Because it appears to be the first appearance of The Vanisher, which we had thought was an X-Men villain. You learn something new everyday.
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By | 2017-09-24T23:16:16+00:00 July 2nd, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments

Comedy DVD Threesome: Aqua Teen, Blades of Glory and South Park

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie DVD Blades of Glory South Park Season 10

The complete title, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters for DVD, still loses out to Borat‘s complete title for longest and most absurd film title of the past ten years. Regardless, the film, despite not having a tremendous performance at the box office, was produced for all of $750K. So it’s pretty easy to turn a profit–which should get even easier now that Cartoon Network and Warner Brothers have released this to DVD. Especially when you consider it’s a two-disc set, which hardcore fans will appreciate, twisted little bastages that they are. You get a commentary track, behind the scenes featurette, an alternate “deleted movie” version of the movie, alternate “fake” endings, deleted scenes, an interview of Dana “Madman” Snyder, and much more. Is it a return to the salad days, like “Dumber Dolls” and “Broodwich”? Nah. But still moderately amusing. (Buy it from Amazon.)

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By | 2017-09-24T23:27:37+00:00 September 5th, 2007|Headsup|0 Comments

Old School (2003) – DVD Review

Old School DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips & Court Randall
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Starring: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Craig Kilborn, and Juliette Lewis

Features:

  • Bloopers and Outtakes
  • Inside the Actors Studio Spoof
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes: Welcome to Old School–Now Get Undressed and Nominations and Awards–So Did We Win Anything?
  • Running audio commentary from actors Wilson, Ferrell, Vaughn and writer/director Phillips

Released by: Dreamworks
Region: 1
Rating: NR (recommended for mature audiences)
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:01:31+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

Zoolander (2001) – DVD Review

zoolander dvd cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: John Hamburg, Drake Sather & Ben Stiller
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell, and more celebrity cameos than you can shake a stick at

Features:

  1. Running audio commentary by Stiller, Sather & Hamburg
  2. 5 deleted scenes with running audio commentary by Stiller
  3. 5 extended scenes with running audio commentary by Stiller
  4. Outtakes
  5. Music video – “Start the Commotion” by the Wiseguys
  6. 2 original skits from the ‘VH1/ Vogue Fashion Awards, 1996/97’
  7. Alternate end title sequence
  8. Photo gallery

Released by: Paramount
Region: 1
Rating: PG-13
Anamorphic: Yeah, bro.

My Advice: Rent It.

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By | 2008-09-14T02:28:44+00:00 March 16th, 2002|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments