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Here’s the latest teaser trailer for “Anchorman: The Legend Continues”, which sees Ron Bergundy return to the big screen.

The film stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Harrison Ford, Tina Fey and a lot more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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This is getting confusing. “The Muppets…Again!” won’t have Amy Adams or Jason Segal involved. It does star Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and Ray Liotta (?) are in. Christoph Waltz was in, but then was replaced. Turns our Gervais revealed that Waltz will still appear in the film. That’s good news, even if it’s just a cameo, but the casting news is getting as confusing as “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Finally, another good weekend at the box office for Hollywood. The animated film “The Croods”, which features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Keener topped the box office with $44.7 million. That’s a little higher than “How To Train Your Dragon”, which went on to earn more than $200 million after holding exceptionally well in 2010 around the same time. It’s tough to see this movie hold quite as well, but it should definitely get to $180 million if it can hold reasonably well. “Olympus Has Fallen”, or the first Die Hard film to come out this year, opened to $30.5 million for the highest opening of an action movie this year. That’s good news for Gerard Butler who has been in a string of bombs.

Speaking of bombs, despite starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, “Admission” earned just $6.4 million. Add in “Oz The Great and Powerful”, which added $22 million and for the first time in a while, we had three movies earn at least $20 million. But if you look at the weekend comparisons to last year, why did it seem so low and behind? That’s because last year “The Hunger Games” opened to more than $150 million.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Can someone knock off Sam Raimi’s “Oz The Great and Powerful”?

The short answer is yes. “The Croods”, which features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman is the first bona fide big family movie of the year. Lots of marketing and with a lack of family films recently except for “Escape From Planet Earth” means families will be out in some good numbers to see this film.

Opening weekend: $40-45 million

“Olympus Has Fallen”, starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, is the best “Die Hard” film to come out this year. I’ll have my review up on this film later this weekend, but despite being a decent action flick it likely won’t break the spell of action movies performing poorly at the box office.

Opening weekend: $18-23 million

Offered as counter programming, “Admission” is an interesting film. It’s a romantic comedy, yes, but it also stars Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff and Lily Tomlin, which is a heck of a cast. But it’ll likely fail to find much of an audience.

Opening weekend: $5-10 million

Also, “Spring Breakers” expands into more than 1,000 theaters. But don’t expect it to do much more than $5 million.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Well, I don’t know about big, but it’s pretty significant. Reports are that Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog will be tying the knot in “The Muppets…Again!”. Now this is where things get fishy. Technically speaking, the pair got married in “Muppets Take Manhattan”, though in “interviews” Kermit has denied this. The anticipated sequel also stars Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

The last time A Saturday Night Live writer teamed with director Jason Moore we got Anna Kendrick in “Pitch Perfect”. So now Moore is teaming up with another SNL writer for “The Nest” starring Tina Fey. The film will follow  two thirtysomething sisters come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale, so they decide to spend one more wild weekend together there, bonding, feuding and finally growing up. 

The second sister hasn’t been cast. Which makes you wonder. The obvious choice would be Amy Poehler right? But Kristen Wiig has seen her stock rise thanks to “Bridesmaids”. Could we get another SNL vet, one we’re not expecting? Either way this sounds like it has the makings of a very funny film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Muppets sequel gets a title!

“The Muppets” was really one of my favorite films of 2011. It was funny, charming and Jason Segal and Amy Adams were great. They’re not returning, but Kermit, Miss Piggy and company are in the newly titled “The Muppets…Again!”

The sequel stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and James Bobin returning to direct. Also, more good news, Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie is returning to write some of the songs. He won an Oscar for “Man or Muppet”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Tina Fey fans are probably sad that “30 Rock” is no more. But here’s some news that should make countless people out there happy. Fey teased a “Mean Girls” musical before the show. Here’s what she had to say:

“Maybe! We want to. I would love to.”

Fey also said that she thinks Paramount is on board. The film, which has become a classic to a lot of people, starred Lindsey Lohan and more. Fey even teased (jokingly) about Mariah Carey’s possible involvement.

At first glance, making a comedy into a musical doesn’t seem like a natural step. Then again, just look at “Hairspray” and “The Producers”, both of which went from comedy to stage musical to movie musical.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“The Muppets” starring Jason Segal and Amy Adams was one of my favorite films of 2011. But for “The Muppets 2” we’re getting a new cast of humans to join Kermit, Miss Piggy and company. Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell have already signed on. And now an actor who appeared in “Muppets in Space” is coming back. Ray Liotta. Yep. So this past week Liotta has joined a children’s movie and “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“The Muppets”, which starred Jason Segal and Amy Adams in the human roles along side Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog and company was one of the pleasant surprises in 2011. Now, the sequel appears to be grabbing some top notch talent. Ty Burrell is playing an inspector and Ricky Gervais is playing one of the leads. Tina Fey is joining the sequel in the female lead, playing a Russian gulag prison guard.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.