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“Zootopia” will tower over the competition for the second straight weekend, as the Disney animated hit looks to add $40 million to its grosses.
That will push the story of a plucky rabbit who becomes a cop past the $100 million mark, easily securing first place on the domestic box office chart. Critics have loved the film, and audiences seem to agree, handing it an A CinemaScore rating, which indicates it will show some endurance.
It’s been a real case of feast or famine this year. Over the first two months of the year ticket sales have been up nearly 10% over 2015 thanks to success stories such as “Zootopia” and “Deadpool.” While those films prove that blockbusters don’t have to debut in just the summer or holiday season, there’s a clear case of income disparity. The flops have piled up at a rapid pace — among the Doa are “Zoolander 2, »
- Brent Lang
Now that Ali G, Borat and Bruno are well behind him (except for perhaps the random award show appearance), Sacha Baron Cohen appears to be firmly in the business of creating brand new characters and narratives to shock us with. The Dictator was met with mostly mixed reactions, but his forthcoming The Brothers Grimsby is sure to be a love-it or hate-it experience. This movie shows you sights you cannot... Read More »
- Eric Walkuski
It seemed almost too good to be true. Years ago, Sacha Baron Cohen became linked to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the wild life of the lead singer of Queen, who tragically died from AIDS in 1991 at the age of 45. It's a story that has everything —sex, drugs, rock 'n roll, tragedy and a lead character who was larger than life— with a pretty inspired choice in Cohen to play the starring role. Unfortunately, the project got stuck in development hell and eventually Cohen left the film, with the word on the street being that there was a clash of creative visions. Today, the actor talked about what went down today on "The Howard Stern Show," and it's pretty remarkable stuff. Read More: Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Rules With Comic Authority And Big Laughs “There are amazing stories about Freddie Mercury. The guy was wild. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
While in the past, Sacha Baron Cohen's media appearances as characters from "Borat," "Bruno," and "The Dictator" have nabbed headlines and viral appeal, for "The Brothers Grimsby," the tactic doesn't seem to be having the same results. Read More: Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Goes Undercover In New Red Band Trailer For 'The Brothers Grimsby' For example, Cohen recently attended the Los Angeles premiere of the comedy as his character Nobby, and "endorsed" Donald Trump, but it didn't generate much interest. Meanwhile, showing Nsfw clips from the movie and filming the reaction of those watching it has also had minimal impact. Oddly enough, it's his story of a porn shoot scene that was cut from "Borat" that is the most interesting thing to emerge from Cohen's press rounds. "The Brothers Grimsby" comes to America on March 11th (it's already open abroad). Check out some new clips, a reaction video, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Does anyone really know the real Sacha Baron Cohen? "Nobby" is the British actor's latest creation of wacky and crude characters. The man known as Ali G, Bruno, Borat and The Dictator showed up at the premiere of his new film, The Brothers Grimsby as the character from the movie and pledged his allegiance to Donald Trump. CineMovie was on the red carpet premiere to get the real truth about who Sacha Baron Cohen really is, and why he's endorsing Trump.
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The British comic ends his latest movie, “The Brothers Grimsby,” with a scene in which the Republican presidential candidate contracts HIV in a mishap, according to people who have seen the film.
The sequence occurs during the film’s end credits and has received a raucous response from European audiences. “The Brothers Grimsby” opens domestically on March 11. The Huffington Post reports that Sony, the studio behind the film, has pressured Baron Cohen to remove the scene over fears that the litigious Trump will sue the company. The studio did include a disclaimer that explicitly states Trump wasn’t involved in the movie.
Jean Guerin, a spokeswoman for Sony, flatly denied that pressure was being placed on Baron Cohen to make cuts. “The report of a dispute with the filmmaker is absolutely ridiculous,” said Guerin. “We are 100 percent supportive of the filmmaker and the film. »
- Brent Lang
Kiran Sonia Sawar stars as Salma, a 17 year old girl who is the victim of a so-called "honour" killing at the hands of her father in a new BBC Three factual-based drama Murdered By My Father, due to air online later this month.
Murdered By My Father follows the renowned success of BBC Three’s bold dramas based on real-life testimonies, including the critically acclaimed, BAFTA-award-winning Murdered By My Boyfriend and also Don’t Take My Baby.
Inspired by real events, Murdered By My Father is directed by multi-award-winning director Bruce Goodison and written by new screenwriter Vinay Patel, and tells the shocking story of how family love and duty can be turned to violence and murder.
Salma’s love interest, »
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
It's tradition for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to announce The Academy Awards presenters in the days and weeks leading up to the big show. Sacha Baron Cohen was one of those presenters, who, along with Olivia Wilde, presented a highlight reel for one of this year's Best Picture nominees, Room. The actor appeared in a traditional tuxedo during the red carpet coverage, but when it came time to present, Olivia Wilde was joined by none other than Ali G, one of Sacha Baron Cohen's beloved characters from Da Ali G Show. On Monday, the actor appeared on the U.K. talk show Good Morning Britain, where he revealed he was explicitly told not to present in character.
"The truth is we actually had to sneak it in, because the Oscars sat me down before and said they didn't want me to do anything out of order, »
Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, in defiance of the Academy’s request for him not to appear in character. Baron Cohen’s alter ego Ali G poked fun at the diversity debate, calling himself ‘just another token black presenter’. At the 2012 Oscars, Baron Cohen appeared on the red carpet as his character from The Dictator
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- Guardian Staff
Reunited and it feels so good! But maybe let Ryan Seacrest finish talking to Lady Gaga first? Sacha Baron Cohen briefly interrupted the E!'s host's interview with the singer at the 2016 Oscars Sunday, three years after he famously tossed fake ashes at him at the annual event, when he was dressed as his character from The Dictator. He had said they were the ashes of Kim Jong-il. Baron Cohen later apologized for the stunt. "Just want to give you a hug," he told Seacrest at Sunday's Oscars, while dressed in a black tux. "Suit's looking good." "Hi Lady Gaga," he said. "What's in his hands? Check his »
Directed by Louis Leterrier.
A football hooligan tracks down his long-lost brother, a spy for MI6, and they end up on the run from a terrorist organisation.
Sacha Baron Cohen is a brave man. In the past he’s put himself in potentially life-threatening situations for the sake of comedy, and his stunts have incurred the wrath of people of pretty much every nationality, religion and sexual orientation there is. Residents of Grimsby have already publicly declared their anger at their town being portrayed as home of the ‘scum of the Earth’, as the characters in this film proudly describe themselves (even though all the scenes set there were actually filmed in Essex!) The plot actually spends very little time in England – it’s the aforementioned ‘scum’ (i.e. »
- Amie Cranswick
Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as the titular character in his new movie Grimsby, passed through the Berlin Tegel airport. Sacha Baron Cohen Is Grimsby From Borat to Bruno, The Dictator, and now to Grimsby, Cohen likes to promote his movies by staying in character. When Cohen arrived in Berlin Tegel, he was outfitted in his […]
- Chelsea Regan
Love him or loathe him: Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t going anywhere. His new film “The Brothers Grimsby,” which is set to open in the U.S. on March 11th, is not a scathing satirical mockumentary like “Borat” or “Bruno” —early reviews indicate that it is similar to 2012’s “The Dictator,” i.e. a broad, goofy farce possessing only faint flickers of socio-political commentary. Read More: Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Rules With Comic Authority And Big Laughs As silly as many of his characters are, Cohen puts a lot of work into their creation, and often puts himself in physical danger. That’s just one of the many fascinating points that the comic visionary discusses in a new talk with Marc Maron for his “Wtf” Podcast. He talks about the many setbacks he endured while making “Borat” (“The FBI started following us. They got so »
- Nicholas Laskin
Sacha Baron Cohen’s R-rated rise in the world of comedy has been quite something to watch of late. Bringing his larger than life characters to the big screen was always on the cards after the runaway success of Ali G, and with Borat, Bruno and The Dictator the actor has consistently sought to out-do himself.
- Jon Lyus
Back in the late '90s, when Da Ali G Show pulled in big ratings and before the Kazakh clown Borat spun off with his own film, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was arguably the funniest man in Britain, if you didn’t count Boris Johnson (the outgoing mayor of London). In the wake of the disappointment that was 2012's The Dictator, The Brothers Grimsby (which will be called just Grimsby when it opens in the U.K. on Feb. 24) provides further evidence that Baron Cohen, having embarked on a career as a straight actor, is perhaps going a bit soft in
- Leslie Felperin
It's hard to imagine now, but there was a time when Ryan Seacrest wasn't the king of the red carpet. The star is celebrating 10 years of working the carpet for E! - and People has an exclusive look at a retrospective showing off some of his best moments (and looks!). "My first red carpet ever was at the Golden Globes. I was put on a platform above the lobby of the hotel," he says in the clip. "I thought, 'What can I cover from here!?' Since then I've moved down to the carpet." The clip also shows Seacrest's chemistry with E! »
- Aaron Couch, @AaronCouch
Sacha Baron Cohen's "Grimsby" will be here sooner than you think, especially for those in the U.K. In fact, the comedy opens in the country later this month, a few weeks before it lands on U.S. shores, which means the promotion machine is gearing up and many more peeks at the movie have been unveiled. Read More: Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Rules With Comic Authority & Big Laughs Three clips and a handful of TV spots have dropped, and some are Nsfw. Mark Strong joins Cohen in the comedy about two mismatched brothers —one's a soccer hooligan, the other is a secret agent— who wind up getting into an unlikely adventure. Co-starring Rebel Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Isla Fisher, "The Brothers Grimsby" opens on February 24th across the pond and on March 11th stateside. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Brandon Mychal Smith, Adam Pally | Written by John Phillips | Directed by Dan Mazer
Sacha Baron Cohen cohort Dan Mazer – who produced Cohen’s movies Bruno, Borat and The Dictator – follows up his feature debut, I Give It A Year, with a Cohen-style gross-out comedy starring the legend that is Robert De Niro. This time round De Niro, in another of his comedic roles (his last The Intern was superb Fyi), he appears alongside the smouldering sex-bomb that is Zac Efron. And both of them get topless. Which should be all most of this films target audience will need to know really. But I digress.
- Phil Wheat
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