Radio 1 and BBC Three's brand new Movie Club
Here's how you get involved:
Step 1: Keep tuning into Edith Bowman's show on Radio 1 - she'll be telling you what films are showing on BBC Three and when.
Step 2: On Saturday night get your mates round, get the popcorn in and settle down for a night of film fun - and the best thing is it's all free! No over-priced cinema tickets needed.
Step 3: Join the Movie Club and chat about the film on our Facebook page - post your reviews, share your photos and your favourite lines with the nation.
And what better way to launch our Movie Club than with a comedy classic, Will Ferrell's excellent Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which we'll be showing on Saturday night at 9pm on BBC Three. You may already know and love it or you may be an Anchorman virgin so here's why you should watch it:
THE EXPERT'S VIEW FROM RADIO 1'S FILM EXPERT JAMES KING
Being silly takes work. Watch Anchorman and just see how hard everyone works, how committed they all are, to being really freakin' dumb. It's Ferrell's USP - he gets laughs from characters that are 110% convinced they're awesome and are desperate to prove it, even if we know different. Sometimes the end result is just a lot of shouting but that's enough. The angrier Ron gets, the funnier he is.
Other times, things just get surreal. Ron playing Jazz Flute at Tino's, revved up on '3 fingers of Glenlivet with a little bit of pepper and some cheese', is for my money the funniest ever scene in the movies.
Ron's at his most deluded but once again, throws himself headfirst into his own peculiar world. 'A little ham 'n' eggs comin' atcha. Hold on people... I hope you've got your griddles!' - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?? It doesn't matter... in Ron's strange world of nonsense, his mere grunts become comedy gold.
When I first watched Anchorman I couldn't believe the risks it took. The jazz flute craziness, yes; the animated sex scene; an a capella rendition of 'Afternoon Delight'; Brick's supreme declaration 'I love lamp'. To be so utterly committed to silliness in a world that's so straight-laced and serious - the local newsroom - is Anchorman's masterstroke.
James King will be chatting about the brilliance of Anchorman in the studio with Edith Bowman on her show this Saturday. Visit the Movie Club Facebook page while she's on air and let Edith know if you're planning on wearing a Ron Burgundy moustache during the film, why you love the Anchorman and if you'll be spending your Saturday night watching on the sofa.
So don't forget Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is on BBC Three this Saturday at 9pm.
Edith Bowman's show is on Radio 1 weekends 7am-10am.
- Visit the Movie Club Facebook Page
- Find out more about Edith Bowman's Radio 1 show
- More details about Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy on BBC Three
- Visit the Radio 1 Movies blog
- Dana Stevens is Content Producer for BBC Three online.