Will Ferrell’s Casa de Mi Padre: Muy Divertido Multiplicado Por Diez!

This piece was originally published April 9th, 2012.

Casa de mi Padre Post TemplateIn his earlier Saturday Night Live days, Will Ferrell was among my more disliked cast members.

I can recall those of us watching referring to him as “that annoying guy.”

The dreaded Spartan Cheerleaders sketches he used to do with Cheri Oteri, another cast member I was never too fond of, were overly long and never that funny. For myself, the continuing antics of “Craig and Arianna” brought the show to a stand-still, despite some great guest hosts (Robert Downey Jr., Jim Carrey) appearing in the sketches.

 

Ron Burgundy 

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Funny how my thinking about Will turned around about the time his bare naked ass was running down the street in a brilliant performance in Old School (2003). With Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004), Ferrell’s status as a comedy force was complete.
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RETURN OF GRINGO!: PRINCE FATTY MEETS THE MUTANT HIFI = BULLSEYE!

This piece was originally published February 27th, 2012.

The Mustant Hi-Fi Post TemplateThe soundtrack to Return Of Gringo has indeed become one of the finest recent releases garnering heavy rotation here at Mystery Box HQ. 

However, an album this steeped in the complexities of Jamaican musical styles, needs some background info beforehand…

In the 1960’s, throughout the low income areas of Kingstown, Jamaica, the Rude Boy culture first emerged.

 

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RED DEAD REDEMPTION: Worth Your Fistful of Dollars

This piece was originally published July 12th, 2010.

John Marsden Post IconThe Western genre, though seemingly archaic and at times overlooked, never really disappears from the mainstream for too long.

Yes, every few years or so it rides off into the sunset and then snakes its way around the desert in some quiet solitude.

Thought to be long gone, but actually, craftily uses the time. It replenishes itself, panning for golden ideas or foraging for new plot device sustenance before riding back into town, reinvigorated and fresh, capturing a new generation of fans and allowing a sigh of relief from older compadres.

So how about a great Western in the world of video games?

The answer up to now has been little to none—or should I say, nothing that would make you want to run out and saddle up your best horse…

Until now.

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