You can't help but root for Ron Burgundy, the hapless newscaster played by Will Ferrell. That's the genius of the Anchorman films. In this sequel, Ron is shown as an alcoholic, crack-smoking, backstabbing, borderline racist, near moron... and yet he still retains his utterly winning, folksy quality. He is such an engaging character that he even makes up for a screenplay (co-written by Ferrell with director McKay) that is so skimpily written that it would barely pass muster in an old Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin vehicle.
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Thursday 09 May 2013
Shares in the bike retailer Halfords were pumped up to a two-year high yesterday on hopes in the City it is now on the right track. The analyst Georgina Johanan at JPMorgan said she thinks the bike and car accessories specialist is putting its "wheels back in motion" with better customer service, more products and a better online business.
US returns stolen $1 million Tyrannosaurus to Mongolia, as Asian nation builds 'dinosaur museum' in tribute to 70-million-year-old skeleton
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The United States has returned a stolen, 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton to Mongolia.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
MI5 asks for secret hearing over ex-mole
Friday 26 April 2013
Brighton comedy troupe The Noise Next Door aren't just five handsome dudes in smart ties - they're also improv comedians par excellence. We asked them a few questions ahead of their appearance at this year's Latitude festival.
Sunday 21 April 2013
The gingko became a ubiquitous presence in modern life – whether in sculpture form or as a smart drug.
Friday 19 April 2013
A new species of dinosaur whose translated name means “lonely small bandit” has been discovered in Madagascar.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Matt Kaplan's study asks why human beings feel compelled to create monsters.
Friday 22 March 2013
“I'm doing A-levels, which is a bit tough and I have three exams during the run,” says the teenager from Islington who stars in his first West End play, The Winslow Boy at The Old Vic.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Head of Nasa made statement at hearing held to establish what was being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet for asteroids and meteors
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Jordan's monarch hits out at US journalist as comments about several Arab leaders cause a stir
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend