Bruno

Life comes before art, always. When life is lost – the first priority is the people who were most affected by it, and being respectful of the loss they had to endure. Because of this, the upcoming film Gangster Squad has opted to possibly eliminate or re-shoot an entire scene that touches a little too close to the heartbreak which occurred last week in Aurora, Colorado. It is a difficult situation that you can look at from two very different perspectives, both of which are quite valid. The first is the aforementioned need for respect, which does take precedence over everything else. However there is also the need to carry on, to not let a singular son of a bitch affect our lives so much that we’re completely submitting to the melancholy to the point of letting it win the day. That said – it’s just a movie, and it can be changed. After all, it’s happened before…

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The next movie from progressive, freak-people -the-hell-out filmmaker Sacha Baron Cohen will see him playing the deposed dictator of a Middle Eastern country who gets repeatedly horrified with his experiences during a trip to the United States. Larry Charles, the director of both Borat and Bruno, is returning to direct this Cohen joint as well, so you have to imagine that it will retain elements of that attacking an unsuspecting public with a controversial character gimmick that Cohen has relied on for laughs so far. But interacting with Midwestern intellectuals and coercing them into saying ridiculously racist and homophobic things doesn’t seem to be all that this one has to offer, if it goes in that direction at all. Charles and Cohen are looking to fill some key roles with seasoned, recognizable actors, so this may prove to be a much more tightly scripted story than anything we’ve yet seen from the duo. While the hunt for the female lead is still ongoing (with Kristen Wiig, Anna Ferris, and Gillian Jacobs’s names being thrown around as front-runners), one of the other big roles of the film has been filled; and filled by an Oscar winner. Ben Kingsley has signed on to join Cohen and whoever the heck else in this satirical look at power-mad rulers. The details of the story are still unclear, but it is said that Kingsley will be playing one of two Middle Eastern characters. Even though he does some real crap every once in a while, […]

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves his job as a CPA who occasionally finds a little mystery thrown his way. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week includes Star Trek, Vampire Party, Taintlight, and more!

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Aside from taking Dr. Cole Abaius’ advice to change the name of this column to ‘This Fortnight in Blu-ray,’ I can’t say that I’ve done much in the way of the HD format lately. So this week we’re back on the bus…

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Unviversal Studios Home Entertainment just dropped a press release in our mailbox that we’d like to share with you.

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Americans + sitting on asses + it’s hot outside + reasonably kickass movies = CA$H. Now that’s an equation that balances, to the tune of $4.17 billion fucking dollars. Come inside, check out the winners/losers recap, and cash some checks with this year’s top ten.

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Ms. Olson was brave enough to suffer the quick-fire gauntlet of a round of 20 Questions with FSR while doing a little bit of press for her upcoming indie comedy Weather Girl. One question remains: why is she excited about Danny DeVito getting naked?

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Prepare to cover your eyes, as we reveal the kings of the awkward laugh. Don’t. Look. Away. Wimps.

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Welcome to another early edition of the Reject Report and this week we try and figure out the box office for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. All I gotta say is that trying to figure out the box office keeps on getting tougher and tougher.

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we explore the seedy underbelly of Bruno, discuss fighting skeletons, and imagine a world where a Steven Spielberg-directed Musical exists.

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As expected it was the weekend of Bruno at the box office, as a $14.4 million opening on Friday night powered the Sacha Baron Cohen flick to a first place finish at $30 million.

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The wait is over, and that film about bleaching your Apex of Shame is finally in theaters. Did you see it? If so – we want to know what the hell you thought about it. Or if you can still form thoughts.

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You demanded it, so you’re going to get it. Since a remote tribe mistook Neil for their God, he’s still out of the country, so Quint from Aint it Cool will be our special guest on Reject Radio this week.

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Welcome to another edition of the Reject Report, and yes, this is the weekend we have all been waiting for — or more likely, dreading: the weekend of Brüno.

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Kevin Carr reviews this week’s new movies: Brüno, I Love You Beth Cooper and Moon.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

Neil has gone on a clandestine mission to our nation’s capital, including a visit to the Pentagon to warn our military of the impending threat of giant alien robots. This leads Kevin to meet up with his chubby co-host in the Magical Studio in the Sky, from an undisclosed location (which may or may not be a jail cell).

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In Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest, the method comedian gives us a lot of brilliant comic situations, but fails to mine them for their full comedic worth.

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The sudden death of pop star Michael Jackson on Thursday has caused some discussion in the halls of Universal Pictures, which resulted in the studio cutting a Jackson-centric bit from the upcoming comedy Brüno mere hours before its Los Angeles premiere.

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A bunch of stuff we’ve already seen (and a few things we haven’t).

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This according to a new video made by Sacha Baron Cohen pitching his new movie and his character’s rear entrance to anyone who’ll pay admission. Does this mean Bruno will be starring in High School Nud-ical 3?

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