Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Thursday, April 3
Attention everyone: Ron Burgundy is back at the news desk in an entirely new era. Although it’s no longer the 70s and he’s out of San Diego, Ron (Will Ferrell) is living a sublime life with his new wife Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and son Walter Burgundy (Judah Nelson) in the Big Apple. When Veronica is chosen to become the full-time anchor, Ron’s life takes a turn for the worse, but he is able to find a second chance by joining the Global News Network and its launch of the world’s first 24/7 news channel. With high hopes, he recruits his old team to transform the world of news and come out on top. Ferrell’s comedic prowess brings a sort of courageous stupidity to Burgundy that makes the film so wonderful and somehow leaves you rooting for him to become the king of news once again.
Saturday, April 5
Written and directed by David O’Russell, American Hustle is a kooky take on the FBI’s Abscam operation during the late 1970s and 80s. Bronx-born con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are forced to work under the guide of FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) in a political bribe sting. It shouldn’t be surprising that another David O’Russell film has generated magnificent performances from its ensemble cast, with Jennifer Lawrence in particular, shining as Rosenfeld’s nagging wife. While American Hustle is a crime comedy that explores the world of corruption, it is essentially a love story set in the gaudiest era of our time.