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(Cbr) Movie Urban Legend: Robin Williams ad-libbed so much of "Aladdin" that the film was rejected for a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Tragically, Robin Williams passed away Monday at the age of 63. With the unexpected death of such a comedy icon, the internet is filled to the brim with tributes to the beloved actor. Along with those tributes have come a number of, for lack of a better term, "lists of interesting facts about Robin Williams." That’s not surprising, of course, as numbered lists have become incredibly popular. However, I’ve noticed something distressing about them: They use a lot of the same “facts” that don’t appear to be verified at all, instead seemingly going under the theory of “Well, if Site X and Y are reporting it, I guess we can, too.” That’s pretty standard behavior for small independent websites, »
- Brian Cronin, Comic Book Resources
Local media reports indicate that natives of Grimsby, England have been horrified by the way the town is being set up for the film. Though shooting is taking place in a small town just outside of London, not in Grimbsy itself, locals who have caught wind of the production say that producers are aiming to make it looks like the northern England port town -- but with run-down, offensive results.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that residents have seen the Grimsby stand-in filled with "gardens covered in rubbish, graffiti scrawled on walls, cars on bricks and boarded up shops. Pictures that have emerged from the shoot show characters urinating out of windows, drunks passed out on benches »
- Katie Roberts
It’s been eight years since Sacha Baron Cohen broke through into the mainstream with “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” and though Cohen hasn’t reached the same level of success on his own since, there’s something to be said for the lasting mark the character has left in American pop culture. As the actor gears up to shoot the action comedy “Grimsby,” now’s the time to take a look back at how the character of “Borat” came to be. Big thanks to Open Culture for pointing us to a pair of video excerpts from BBC Two’s long-since departed “Comedy Nation” that showcase Borat’s predecessor, Christo. The two characters are virtually the same, the only difference being that Christo is from Albania instead of Kazakhstan. The two videos show Christo infiltrating the upper class society of Britain and venturing »
- Cain Rodriguez
One of the things that all human beings seem to have in common is a shared love of watching regular motion pictures, followed by watching parodies of those same motion pictures, with new actors dressing up as the characters and having sex with one another. No big deal, of course: what’s the point of a having movies if you can’t later render them as low-budget pornography?
Porn parodies have existed ever since somebody realised that there was something inherently beautiful contained within the notion of living out some twisted fantasy where our favourite fictional characters forget things like “plot” and just have sex with one another instead. And what with nerd culture having reached its apex in recent years, porn parodies are pretty huge right now.
Which is why we’ve assembled 17 of the strangest, most bewildering and just downright unnerving porn parodies to have »
Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby, which was formerly set up at Paramount, has moved to Sony Pictures, with the studio setting a July 31, 2015 release date, where it will go up against Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
It isn't known why the project was moved from Paramount to Sony, especially since Sacha Baron Cohen just renewed his first-look deal at Paramount earlier today, with a three-year commitment that includes at least two movies. Grimsby centers on a British spy, whose brother (Sacha Baron Cohen) is an idiotic soccer hooligan.
"Sacha is a uniquely gifted performer with worldwide audience appeal and this concept suits his brilliant comic talents perfectly. Grimsby is an exciting addition to our 2015 summer slate."
When Michael "The Angry Ginger," his Mema, and the rest of their family moved to Hollywood it was a classic fish-out-of-water story. In honor of Reelz' upcoming reatlity series, Hollywood Hillbillies, we decided to make a list of our 10 favorite fish-out-of-water flicks.
Putting the Highfalutin in their place
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Hollywood Hillbillies | Coming to America | Hot Fuzz | Edward Scissorhands | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington | My Fair Lady | Lost in Translation | Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan | Elf | Back to the Future | The Little Mermaid »
- Sean Gandert
6 items from 2014
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