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Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre – What’s Spanish for ‘Badass?’

Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre is coming out in mid-March, and I have to say; it looks awesome.  In the film, Will Ferrell plays Armando Alvarez, who works on his family’s ranch.  According to the summary on IMDb, he and his brothers “find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord.”  There will be gun-slinging.  Cowboys.  Penelope Cruz look-alikes.  Ron Effing Swanson.  But the best part?

Will Ferrell plays the entire role speaking in Spanish.

The movie poster boasts that it’s the “funniest movie you’ll ever read.”

I know I’m not alone in the world thinking that Will Ferrell is a comic genius.  His timing is impeccable, his delivery flawless, and his ability to push the envelope is inspiring.  I love that he can buck the trend of something normal funny, and can take on a project like this that is so bizarre.  This off-beat humor that not everyone gets is so up my alley.

Here is the trailer for those interested in watching:

Will Ferrell is due for a non-stinker.  Let’s hope this is it.  I have high hopes for this one.

Casa de mi Padre also stars Genesis Rodriguez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Nick Offerman, and Efren Ramirez.

You lied, Ron. You do speak Spanish.

Movie Trailer Roundup: MiB III, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Expendables 2 and MORE!

Men in Black III

 The MIB duo of Agent Jay and Agent Kay are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris from destroying the world in the future. 

Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin, Alice Eve, Jemaine Clement

Release Date: May 25th, 2012

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#22 – Countdown to Christmas: ELF

In 2003, a movie released called “Elf”. This movie told the story of a human boy whose mother gave him to an orphanage, and who’s father never knew he existed. He was just a baby when he crawled into Santa’s (Ed Asner) bag as he delivered toys to the orphanage. Who was this boy? His name was Buddy (Will Ferrell). After Santa got back to the North Pole that night, he noticed a baby crawl out of his bag. Santa and Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) decided to adopt the baby boy and he became an Elf.

Buddy actually went his entire life thinking he was an elf, despite his many difficulties. While other elves pushed out hundreds or thousands of toys a day in the production room, Buddy could only do dozens. He didn’t fit in the beds, showers, or desks, and he was much taller than all of the other elves. When Buddy finds out from Papa Elf who he really is, he goes to New York City to find his real father (James Caan).

When Buddy goes to see his dad, who works in the Empire State Building, he is thought to be a nut at first. His father’s security team kicks Buddy out several times. Once his father Walter Hobbs finally gets a DNA test and accepts that Buddy is his son, he takes the elf-man to stay with him and his wife Emily (Mary Steenburgen) and his son Michael (Daniel Tay). Buddy also gets a job at Gimbel’s because he was mistook for an employee. He manages to bring his coworker Jovie (Zooey Deschanel) lots of Christmas cheer. Throughout the movie, Jovie and Buddy fall in love.

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