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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted February 13 2006 - 11:30 AM

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

click on watch trailer


looks great!
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#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Jeff Reis

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Posted February 13 2006 - 11:56 AM

The main character's name is funny enough to get me to watch. Trailer looks decent--looks like it will follow in Anchorman's uneven but still hilarious path.

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Posted February 14 2006 - 05:17 AM

Posted Image Posted Image This should be awesome.

#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Brian Dobbs

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Posted February 15 2006 - 04:17 AM

eh, looks like more of the same from will ferrell, although he's got a nice accent.

#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Stephen Lilley

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Posted February 15 2006 - 09:03 AM

The trailer didn't really impress me at all - but then again, neither did the original ad campaign for ANCHORMAN. I'll be giving all involved the benefit of the doubt and will check this out.

#6 of 25 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted August 02 2006 - 07:19 AM

I was fortunate enough to have attended the premier and after-party for Will Ferrell's new Nascar comedy "Talladega Nights".

While, I am horrible at writing reviews. I will say that if you like Will Ferrell's humor and/or a Nascar fan. You will enjoy the movie. And if your not....well you may want to wait for a more in-depth review or the dvd. Posted Image

The comedy is very similar to Anchorman. Just substitute newscasters with Nascar drivers and a female reporter with a French driver. Some of the humor was overdone and of course you get the standard Will running around in his underwear.

Here are some pics from the premier and after-party.....(click to enlarge)

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Red carpet (actually its black)
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Outside the theater
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Concession stand
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more after-party
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Some of the stars there....

Bruce Willis
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. (My wife was thrilled)
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Britney Murphy (I was thrilled and she was very nice) Plus she is hot Posted Image
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Will Ferrell (I did get to meet him. Just not when my wife had the camera out)
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Michael Clark Duncan
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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Josh.C


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Posted August 02 2006 - 08:38 AM

Sweet Todd, how'd you get that hook up? Put me on the list JC

#8 of 25 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted August 02 2006 - 09:34 AM

I was luckily to get the tickets through a charity auction. My wife & I were trying to think of something different to do for our 15th anniversary. When we heard of the auction we knew we had to do it. It was the perfect blending of two things we love Nascar and Movies. We figured it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#9 of 25 OFFLINE   ThomasC


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Posted August 02 2006 - 12:02 PM

That's awesome that so many (relatively speaking) celebrities were willing to take pictures with you!

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Posted August 02 2006 - 01:43 PM

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Posted August 02 2006 - 01:46 PM

Todd, on behalf of quite a few of us:

s(*&(*& you lucky bastard Posted Image

I hope the Charity made good money from you!

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#12 of 25 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted August 02 2006 - 02:28 PM

Yeah, I was suprised. Everyone was relatively friendly. The only person to turn me down for a photo was Sasha Baron Cohen. He was nice and all...signed my poster. But, doesn't like to take pics out of character (Ali G).

And yes, Brittney Murphy was hot. And was real nice. Most of the actors stood for the photo. She came up and said lets take a good one and put her arm around me. Would have been better if her fiance and my wife weren't around. Posted Image (Oh relax!...my wife was fawning over Dale jr) Posted Image
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted August 05 2006 - 07:10 AM

I can't believe nobody'd talking about this. A worthy follow-up to the funniest movie of 2004, Anchorman. Ferrel is at the top of his game and John C Reily has just as many good lines. Highlights include the dinner prayer and knife scene (which are way better than the trailer made them look). My one complaint is that the second-tier actors didn't get as many moments to shine although Ian Roberts' coffin line was gold. Magic Man and El Diablo
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#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Thi Them

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Posted August 05 2006 - 08:59 AM

On Larry King last night, Reily and Ferrel appeared in character for the entire show. You might still be able to catch it this weekend. ~T

#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted August 05 2006 - 11:09 AM

I had a good time with this film. It's got decent character arcs, and plenty of laughs, both big and small, and the pacing was also good. The one nitpick I would make is that the racing sequence weren't all that compelling to watch. Most of the cast were clicking on all cylinders. Be sure to stick around for the outtakes immediately after the film. I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.
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Posted August 06 2006 - 10:29 AM

I love ANCHORMAN - watch it all the time.

I loved this movie. DAMN hilarious Posted Image.

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Posted August 06 2006 - 11:03 AM

Just another tired comedy with a likeable cast. Rather than going with the wife going with the obnoxious race car owner's son ploy they went with the best friend with the wife. Poor choice. Just another film for the 13 year old boys. Btw, anybody cringe at some of the secondary homosexual references? I'm not talking about the kissing or hand holding of the French dude (sure, pick on the French ... what a stretch). I'm talking about a homosexual dude holding another dude down on a pool table while he takes a beer bottle (face sideways around hip level) on the table. He should have been crying out 'Jodie Foster where are you?'

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted August 06 2006 - 04:25 PM

Oh my God was this film stupid — but in a good way. Gary Cole's role as Reese Bobby, the mostly absent father, may be my favorite of all his roles.

#19 of 25 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted August 06 2006 - 11:49 PM

Gary Cole stole the show, IMO, but the movie was great fun all around.

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Posted August 12 2006 - 06:37 PM

can't believe this movie isn't getting the love on this board. i saw it last night and it's by far the funniest movie this year, i think. so many laughs spread throughout the movie. i went with a non-Will-Farrell fan and we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. i think before Talladega, my favourite Farrell film was Elf. this one's up there too.
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