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Movie: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Hotshot television anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news -- that is, until the talented female journalist begins to outshine Burgundy on air. Soon he grows jealous, begins a bitter feud with Veronica and eventually makes a vulgar slip on live TV that ruins his career. However, when an outrageous story breaks at the San Diego Zoo, Ron may get a chance to redeem himself. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Tropic Thunder

[TRAILER] Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), pampered action superstar, sets out for Southeast Asia to take part in the biggest, most-expensive war movie produced, but soon after filming begins, he and his co-stars, Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), comic Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and the rest of the crew, must become real soldiers when fighting breaks out in that part of the jungle. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2022 - 18 comments

Movie: Shallow Hal

[TRAILER] A shallow man (Jack Black) falls in love with a 300-pound woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) because of her inner beauty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Ice Age

Twenty-thousand years ago, Earth is a wondrous, prehistoric world filled with great danger, not the least of which is the beginning of the Ice Age. To avoid a really bad frostbite, the planet's majestic creatures - and a few small, slothful ones - begin migrating south . The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: a woolly mammoth (Ray Romano), a saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), a sloth (John Leguizamo) and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat, known as Scrat (Chris Wedge). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Mars Attacks!

Ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack! Ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack. Ack Ack! Ack. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: School of Rock

Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates -- much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock 'n' roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Bernie

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 12, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Jumanji: The Next Level

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world's most dangerous game.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 15, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Enemy of the State

A group of NSA agents headed by Jon Voight conspires to kill a Congressman and to cover it up after a tape of the murder is discovered. Gene Hackman plays Brill, as a "continuation of The Conversation" from 1974. Jason Lee plays Daniel Zavitz. Jack Black plays Fiedler. Tom Sizemore plays mob boss Pintero. One of Tony Scott's 10 best films. The film inspired the US military to develop the WAMI hyper-surveillance technology.
posted by growabrain on Jun 12, 2019 - 8 comments

Drunk History: Heists  Season 5, Ep 9

Get your masks, striped turtlenecks and catsuits ready, because it's heist time. Mark Gagliardi tells the story of Vincenzo Peruggia (Jack Black) who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, Brendon Walsh dicks around the Santa Claus Bank Robbery led by Marshall Ratliff (Johnny Knoxville) and Rachel Bloom closes with the capture of war criminal Adolf Heichman (Weird Al).
posted by lmfsilva on Jun 27, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose (Jack Black, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan). [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Dec 26, 2017 - 8 comments

Movie: The Cable Guy

A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend. His target, rejects him, with bad consequences, but not before creepy karaoke, awkward family game nights, and other hijinks ensue. Relatively early appearances of Jack Black, Owen Wilson, and Bob Odenkirk, among others. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 19, 2016 - 7 comments

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