The cool thing about genuinely funny people is that they can get laughs out of doing the same thing over and over and over again. When mere mortals are intentionally repetitive, they usually get punched in the face. On Tuesday night, Paul Rudd appeared on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show with what he claimed was a clip from the highly anticipated Anchorman 2. "This is going to go crazy viral," said Conan, setting up what has been a running joke between the two men for a while now. more »
May the farce be with you! In the wake of news that Disney will be producing more Star Wars movies as a result of its acquisition of George Lucas' LucasFilm on Tuesday, the geniuses at Conan O'Brien's Team Coco have posted some very funny parody posters of what the interstellar franchise will look like under the influence of the House of Mouse. more »
Speaking of old....Dax Shepard deployed one of the oldest marketing tricks in the book on the Conan show on Monday when he diverted attention from the lame box-office performance of his movie Hit and Run by poking fun at the aging action stars who kicked his cinematic ass, the cast of The Expendables 2. more »
Man, tip your cap to the marketing crew at 20th Century Fox, which redirected one of 2012's most unfortunate current-events overlaps into a completely revised angle that it probably should have pursued in the first place. Behold: the new and improved teaser for The Watch, complete with introduction by star Vince Vaughn.
Just in time for the rerelease of The Artist, Tom Selleck is the latest celebrity to come out against the Oscar-winner's wonder dog Uggie. "As much as I like him — and he's a cute dog — he kind of panders a little bit," the actor told Conan O'Brien last night before going on to extol the awards-caliber virtue of his Jesse Stone co-star Joe, the golden retriever who lost to Uggie at last year's inaugural Golden Collar Awards. And it gets better — for us, that is. Uggie, not so much.
Last night Will Ferrell -- excuse me, boys and girls, San Diego newsman, jazz flautist, and scotch enthusiast Ron Burgundy -- dropped by Conan O'Brien's set to jam, give Conan unsolicited grooming tips, and OH YES -- make an announcement: "As of 0900 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman." Caress some mahogany, smoke a little tea, and rejoice the good word with a clip of the historic announcement!
Lots of movie business to tweet about this weekend: Breaking Dawn, Part I made more money than is right for our national health, The Descendants scored a great opening in limited release, Happy Feet Two happened, and everyone is pretending to know who Natalie Wood is. Time to narrow down Twitter's commentary to five of the weekend's best movie-related quips. Robert Wagner, you are not culpable for the hilarity herein.