Articles tagged bruno, sacha baron cohen

15 Jul 2009 // 7:28 AM

More than homophobic, ‘Bruno’ offends most everyone

“How do you protect yourself from being attacked by homosexuals?” Sacha Baron Cohen asks in “Bruno,” his latest guerrilla-style, envelope-nuking spoof. But while Cohen’s

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13 Jul 2009 // 3:02 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City hotelier Blaine Proctor makes his screen debut in “Bruno.” Involuntarily. “We signed a waiver under false pretenses,” he explained. Proctor,

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12 Jul 2009 // 12:50 PM

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Bruno’ is an equal opportunity offender

Among the narrowly focused special-interest groups poised to get lathered up over “Bruno” — comic-critic Sacha Baron Cohen’s new exercise in carefully calibrated bad taste —

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s newest comedy, Bruno is already being met with a smack-down by gay rights activists who are calling the character’s stereotypical

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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Actors happily reunite to take their ‘Madagascar’ characters home to Africa

LOS ANGELES - In the teeming banquet of humanity, Jada Pinkett Smith is the size of an hors d’oeuvre. Which has not, in defiance

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4 Nov 2008 // 10:28 PM

Child Friendly?

It’s safe to say that Hollywood has finally figured out the family film. Not in a good way, mind you, but in an instantly

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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4 Jan 2008 // 1:45 AM

Alan Rickman can be a saint, but sometimes evil becomes him

Alan Rickman isn’t a bad guy. He just often plays one. Bad guys like Gruber in “Die Hard,” Marston in “Quigly Down Under” and

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.

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18 Dec 2007 // 3:55 AM

Tim Burton knew he was cut out to direct `Sweeney Todd’

You’d think you could get a rise out of Tim Burton by pigeon-holing the guy, telling him that the blood-spattered Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat is a comedy of errors, in more than one sense, but certainly not one without merit.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borrowing from Andy Kaufman, John Waters, and Steve-O, Borat delights in irreverence and abuse.

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

As much as Ricky Bobby's racing career is about going fast, it's even more cogently about products, lots of 'em.

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3 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Da Ali G Show

Ali G misses that Americans prefer their humor compartmentalized, prefer the joke to have a beginning and end.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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