Film Forum

Episode Recap

Episode 9


Films Reviewed: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Commentary: The works of Marlon Brando

Featurette: Behind the Scenes of Anchorman

Regarding Anchorman:

Matt: What a hysterical movie!!  I was laughing so hard at times, I had to hold myself to keep from falling apart!  Will Ferrell is fantastic in the title role.  Definitely a film (and a role) for the comedic film ages.  Four stars!!

Aron: Well, I thought it was funny at times.  I do recommend it, but not as strongly as Matt.  Still, all the performances were really good.  Christina Applegate really matches Will Ferrell scene for scene.  Three stars.

Average Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****)

Regarding Dodgeball:

Aron: A real comedic surprise.  It's great to see a Ben Stiller playing against type and a comedic troupe of actors working with him.  Just wait until you see the "ESPN 8: The Ocho" on-screen promos!  Three stars.

Matt: This was a really fun movie.  Taking a favorite recess sport and making it for grown-ups really milks out lots of laughs.  Keep your eyes peeled for several surprise cameos (especially one you won't see coming).  Three stars as well.

Average Rating: *** (out of ****)

Commentary: We lost Marlon Brando last week.  So we took a look at his extensive film career and the mark he has left for generations to come.  

Featurette: Behind the scenes of Anchorman, starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Fred Willard