Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Adam McKay) - 2013

Will Ferrell is back as Ron Burgundy and now he is married to San Diego co-anchor Christina Applegate and they have a precocious 6-year-old son.  But Will gets fired and moves to New York City where he will be a cable news anchor in the 2-5 a.m. slot.  The original cast is back with some great additions.  The star of this movie is Kristen Wiig who plays the girlfriend of Brick (Steve Carell) the weatherman.  The jokes are nonstop but this movie is one giant indictment of network news that is most interested in car chases an celebrity scandals instead of real news.  The gang fight at the end is the best part as news teams from BBC, MTV, Canada, Local News Channel 9 et al.  face each other in an improbable melee.  This sequel is better than the original with no shortage of celebrity cameos. [JAM 12/24/2013]