Will Ferrell is at it again! By that, we mean he’s making yet another movie in which his character has a uniquely successful job.
In the past, the Saturday Night Live veteran has played everything from a famous race car driver a la Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby to a renowned figure skater in Blades of Glory. This time around Ferrell is trading in his ice skates for a video game controller to star in a film which will take place in the competitive world of video-gaming.
The unnamed comedy will tell the story of a middle-aged man whose unmatched hand-eye coordination allows him to compete on an eSports team with a group of significantly younger players. The film’s plot is already lending itself to make some seriously funny jokes about the generational divide between millennials and the rest of the world—a parody that isn’t too unfamiliar to Ferrell.
There is no word yet on when the film will officially make its debut, but we can’t imagine it doing poorly at the box office. The ever-growing gaming industry already has tens of millions of devoted followers worldwide. Discuss
A trailer for the big-screen adaptation of the Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle has just been released, and it looks pretty eerie.
The movie stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and centers on a giant tech company that may or may not have something more sinister in the works than just connecting the world or making information more widely available.
Angela Merkel, a German politician who has been criticized for her policies toward refugees, is under fire again. But for a different reason this time.
The Chancellor suggested that her party ban full-face veils "wherever legally possible," according to The New York Times. She later accepted her party's nomination for another four-year term. This may be a strategic effort to regain support from moderates and voters being courted by far-right forces who appeal to a growing anti-immigrant sentiment.
Merkel doubled-down on a "law and order" platform by promising that Sharia law (or Islamic law) will never replace governing German laws. In addition to that, she added the following statements on face coverings: “Here we say, ‘Show your face ... So full veiling is not appropriate here. It should be prohibited wherever legally possible.”
She did not clarify what circumstances this should include. As the anti-immigrant sentiment across the world heightens, chances are this isn't the last type of comment we'll hear from Merkel or other world leaders like this one. Discuss
We have some concerning news. It appears that there has been a new development in the whole beard decorating movement, as if glitter wasn’t bad enough.
As these images from London’s East Village Christmas Maker’s Market—which is offering decorating this weekend in a pop-up shop—show we are on the verge of an extremely disturbing new semi-ironic hipster joke ruining your Christmas party. Discuss