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Okay let’s see: We’ve got underground suburban casinos, bathroom nail salons, closet massages, bedroom strip clubs, 11-year-old DJs, living room girl-on-girl MMA fight clubs, Will Ferrell in Italian women’s sunglasses, Amy Poehler in a cocktail dress wielding a flamethrower, and all-around bad math. READ MORE: 2017 Summer Movie Preview: Blockbusters And Beyond You’ll find that and much more in “The House,” the new film from writer and director Andrew Jay Cohen (“Neighbors”), which follows middle-aged parents using somewhat unconventional methods to cover the cost of their daughter’s college tuition. Continue reading Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Gamble Big In New NSFW Trailer For ‘The House’ at The Playlist.

As far as I know, the only time Will Ferrell has delivered a speech in any kind of campus setting was in “Old School,” where he delivered the following monologue during a debate before blacking out: Recent research has shown that empirical evidence for globalization of corporate innovation is very limited and as a corollary the market for technologies is shrinking. As a world leader, it’s important for America to provide systematic research grants for our scientists. Continue reading Will Ferrell Delivers Hilarious Commencement Address At University Of Southern California at The Playlist.

Will Ferrell is just intrinsically funny in the way that even relatively few big-name comedy stars are — he’s capable of making you laugh just by standing there in a way that, say, Ed Helms isn’t (no offense to Mr. Helms). But Ferrell becomes doubly funny when you pair him up with someone who intimidates him in some way, as two movies with Mark Wahlberg, “The Other Guys” and “Daddy’s Home,” has proven. Continue reading Will Ferrell & Jason Momoa Team Up For ‘Bojack Horseman’-Ish Comedy Movie at The Playlist.

Today seems to be one where people wanting sequels are having their dreams crushed. First, Guillermo del Toro closed the door on “Hellboy 3,” and now Will Ferrell is wiping his hands of a much-dreamed-about follow-up to “Step Brothers.” “You have to resist the temptation,” the actor told Rolling Stone. “It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it. Continue reading Will Ferrell Rules Out ‘Step Brothers’ Sequel at The Playlist.

We love Will Ferrell, but it’s been a while since he’s starred in a truly great comedy. Let’s face it, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “Zoolander 2” were disappointments, “Get Hard” wasn’t what it could be, and while I think that “Casa De Mi Padre” is pretty underrated, it never found an audience. But this summer he’s swinging for the fences with “The House.” Co-starring with fellow ‘SNL’ alum Amy Poehler, this one has a pretty good premise, following a couple who run an illegal casino operation, looking to raise some much needed cash. Continue reading Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Bet ‘The House’ In New Trailer at The Playlist.

There aren’t that many true institutions in television. It’s arguably the most American medium in its endless pursuit of the new, which means that only the most loved shows go over five seasons, only a handful make it to ten, and a tiny, tiny percentage last as long as “Law & Order,” “The Simpsons” or “Gunsmoke.” This arguably makes “Saturday Night Live” the single greatest American TV institution. Continue reading Why ‘Saturday Night Live’ Is Becoming More Important Than Ever, And Why It Still Has To Redeem Itself at The Playlist.

With “La La Land” singing its way to box office and awards season success, it’s inevitable that the rest of Hollywood will try and follow with their razzle dazzle movies. (On the indie side, Brady Corbet is already gearing up “Vox Lux” with Rooney Mara). But I have to admit, this high profile project isn’t exactly what came to mind when imaging what might be coming in the wake of the wondrous Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone picture. Continue reading Move Over ‘La La Land,’ Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig To Star In Musical at The Playlist.