Will Ferrell

Is Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga worth watching?

June 28, 2020

Given the state of the world right now, a little comedy would be the perfect antidote to distract us.  And, on paper, a satire-cum-love-letter surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as a duo of Icelandic popstar-wannabes desperate to win said contest sounds like a potential winner. The reality, unfortunately, is […]

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Film Review: Holmes and Watson (USA, 2018) is the surprise Anti-Trump film of the holiday season

December 28, 2018

When a film doesn’t have a media preview screening, you know the confidence from the studio in its quality must be low. Following that up with a dismal score on Rotten Tomatoes (currently 6%) only seems to reinforce their fears. This year’s mainstream US holiday comedy – which in past years has included surprise hits […]

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No Activity receives its US remake; so is it any good?

December 5, 2017

When streaming service Stan launched in Australia in 2015, one of the first great originals we received was the all Australian comedy No Activity, written and directed by Trent O’Donnell (New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). It was a bloody good selling point for the then, limited content streaming service… well, that and the Wolf Creek TV […]

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Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2 (USA, 2017) is an unnecessary sequel constricted by its family-friendly mentality

November 22, 2017

Who ever would’ve thought the day would come that Mel Gibson would be re-established enough to earn himself a prime role in a family-aimed comedy?  Whilst the controversial figure has been steadily working over the least few years, either headlining under-seen projects (Get The Gringo, Blood Father) or co-starring in ensemble pieces (Expendables 3, Machete […]

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Will Ferrell’s Production Company to take on US version of No Activity

August 7, 2017

Will Ferrell’s production company Gary Sanchez to make a US version of the hit Stan Original Series No Activity in association with CBS Television and Jungle team, the latter having made the original series. The eight part CBS series, will shoot in the final term of 2017 with Trent O’Donnell and Patrick Brammall of Jungle […]

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Bad Neighbours co-writer’s new comedy The House gets a hilarious debut trailer

February 17, 2017

The directorial debut of Andrew Jay Cohen, the co-writer of Bad Neighbours, its sequel and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, is hitting cinemas later this year. The House stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as parents who start up an illegal casino in the basement of their friend’s house (Jason Mantzoukas), in order to […]

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are back together for Holmes and Watson

August 18, 2016

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, co stars of Step Brothers and Taladega Nights are set to reunite to play Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick John Watson, respectively. Etan Cohen, who wrote the screenplays for Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 will write and direct Holmes and Watson. Cohen also directed Ferrell in Get […]

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MTV reveals nominations for 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards with Star Wars: The Force Awakens receiving 11 nominations

March 10, 2016

Yesterday MTV revealed the nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Being its 25th year, this will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate and recognise blockbuster movies which have received critical acclaim. Titles such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton have been nominated for ‘Movie of […]

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Film Review: Daddy’s Home (USA, 2015)

December 24, 2015

When it comes to reviewing a film like Daddy’s Home, one must take a moment to put things in context. You know from the outset – be it the trailer, the poster, the cast, the Director (Sean Anders, Horrible Bosses 2) or any of the other warning signs – that this is going to be […]

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New international trailer and poster released for Zoolander 2

December 3, 2015

Long time no Z. The anticipation for Zoolander 2 is still at fever pitch, thanks the very first trailer released the other week. Now, the sequel to one of the most quotable (and hilarious) comedies of all time has an official international trailer, showcasing even more footage and giving us a closer look at Penelope […]

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Justin Bieber dies and Mugatu returns in the first official trailer for Zoolander 2

November 19, 2015

Some terrible madman is going around killing the world’s most beautiful people, including Usher and Justin Bieber, in Zoolander 2, forcing them to leave the world one last selfie with Derek Zoolander’s (Ben Stiller) signature look, Blue Steel. Such is life in the Zoolander universe as we once again take a close look at the […]

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Film Review: Get Hard (USA, 2015)

March 27, 2015

A crude comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, fraught with cliche stereotypes and offensive humour. This is going to be the description a lot of people who watch Get Hard will jump to, but – assuming they are offended by one of the many exaggerated stereotypes in the film – they will probably throw […]

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Exclusive SXSW interview: Will Ferrell on “Get Hard” and Prepping for Prison

March 17, 2015

The Iris’ Larry Heath caught up with Will Ferrell, star of the new film Get Hard, at the film’s premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas. It was the actor’s first time at SXSW, “it’s wild to see it unfold,” he said. He spoke about the film, whether he’d be ready for jail after being a part […]

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Iris Interview: Will “Ron Burgundy” Ferrell talks Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

December 4, 2013

The Iris meets funnyman Will Ferrell on the red carpet of the Sydney Anchorman: The Legend Continues premiere to find out what happened to the Anchorman musical, if a trilogy is in store and how Australia ahas treated him in an all too brief visit to our shores. Interview: Chris Singh Camera: Nathan Atkins Edit: […]

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