Movie Beat – 12.18.13

12.18.13 - Anchorman 2 The Legend ContinuesAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues – They’re back! After being fired and humiliated by his wife, the greatest news anchorman ever to fill the chair, Ron Burdgundy, and his compatriots are back and they are taking over the global news network. Ron and his crew mastered the 70s and local news, but can they swing with the big dogs in the 80s and round the clock news? Probably not. Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner step into their old roles, Ferrell and his funnyordie.com partner, Adam McKay wrote it and McKay directed it. Time to see if the movie can match the marketing campaign. Out in wide release from Paramount Pictures.

 

12.18.13 - Her

Her – Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) has just broken up with his wife (Rooney Mara). Hoping to get his life back together and not feel so lonely, he downloads and installs an operating system named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) on to his phone. He asks Samantha questions about life and love, and she asks questions back. The intelligence may be artificial, but the emotion is 100% genuine. Theodore falls in love with Samantha, and Samantha falls in love with the world through the mind and eyes of Theodore. Supporting performances from Amy Adams, Chris Pratt, and Olivia Wilde. Written and directed by Spike Jonze.

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