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Bruno Review


Excellent
Sacha Baron Cohen brings a third alter ego (after Ali G and Borat) to the big screen with this often painfully funny comedy. This time only a few scenes are strictly documentary, and the best bits are when he tackles serious issues in provocative-amusing ways.

After a fashion-show disaster, Austrian TV host Bruno (Baron Cohen) is fired from his show Funkyzeit. So he decides to become a big star in America instead. He tries just about everything, from working as an extra in Medium to testing his own pilot series. Next he adopts a celebrity cause (peace in the Middle East), tries to get TV coverage as a terrorist kidnapee, adopts an African baby and then visits a gay converter so he can become a straight star like his heroes Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kevin Spacey.

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Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Review


Extraordinary
Kazakhstan has a pretty sunny disposition for what is, ostensibly, a hellhole. In the middle of this dirt patch between Russia and China lies, a man toils to make his life better. He makes his living as a television reporter for Kazakhstan TV and his sister is the fourth most popular prostitute in the country. His name is Borat Sagdiyev, he has a moustache reserved for used car dealers, and he's just landed on American shores.

Dreamt up by Sacha Baron Cohen on some lucid night, Borat is a creation of surreptitious glee. An anti-Semite to the nth degree, he badmouths the "nitwit" enemy nation of Uzbekistan, calls his pain-in-the-ass neighbor a girl for having an iPod mini instead of an iPod, and likes to make "sexy time" with his mother-in-law. This is just in Kazakhstan; America is chock full of more dangerous, giddy propositions.

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Cohen, Merchant And Church Win Comedy Awards


Charlotte Church Sacha Baron Cohen Stephen Merchant Anthony Hines Ricky Gervais Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Former soprano Charlotte Church and funnymen Sacha Baron Cohen and Stephen Merchant were among the winners at the British Comedy Awards in London last night (13DEC06).
Cohen and his BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN co-writers DAN MAZER, Anthony Hines and PETER BAYHNAM were honoured with the Writer's Guild Of Great Britain Award.
Merchant beat his EXTRAS co-star Ricky Gervais to the Best TV Comedy Actor, while Church was named Best Female Comedy Newcomer for her Channel 4 programme THE CHARLOTTE CHURCH SHOW at the ceremony at the London Television Studios.
Meanwhile WALLACE + GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT won Best Comedy Film and US TV show CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM was named Best International Comedy Show.
Cult BBC show LITTLE BRITAIN picked up Top Stage Show for their recent UK tour, while STARTER FOR TEN actress CATHERINE TATE won the Best TV Comedy Actress.

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Review


Extraordinary
Kazakhstan has a pretty sunny disposition for what is, ostensibly, a hellhole. In the middle of this dirt patch between Russia and China lies, a man toils to make his life better. He makes his living as a television reporter for Kazakhstan TV and his sister is the fourth most popular prostitute in the country. His name is Borat Sagdiyev, he has a moustache reserved for used car dealers, and he's just landed on American shores.

Dreamt up by Sacha Baron Cohen on some lucid night, Borat is a creation of surreptitious glee. An anti-Semite to the nth degree, he badmouths the "nitwit" enemy nation of Uzbekistan, calls his pain-in-the-ass neighbor a girl for having an iPod mini instead of an iPod, and likes to make "sexy time" with his mother-in-law. This is just in Kazakhstan; America is chock full of more dangerous, giddy propositions.

Continue reading: Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Review

Crowe Funds Pal's Court Battle


Russell Crowe Koby Abberton Anthony Hines Jai Abberton The Ordinary Fear Of God

Hollywood hellraiser Russell Crowe is performing at a fundraiser on Saturday (11FEB06) to raise money for his surfer pal Koby Abberton's court appeal against a conviction for covering up a murder.

International surfer Abberton faces a prison sentence after he was convicted last year (05) of covering up the fatal shooting of Anthony Hines in 2003. His brother Jai Abberton was found responsible for the murder, but has been acquitted on self-defence grounds.

The Oscar-winner and his new band The Ordinary Fear Of God is headlining the Justice For Koby Abberton event at the Randwick Racecourse in New South Wales, Australia.

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Bruno Movie Review

Bruno Movie Review

Sacha Baron Cohen brings a third alter ego (after Ali G and Borat) to the...

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Movie Review

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Movie Review

Kazakhstan has a pretty sunny disposition for what is, ostensibly, a hellhole. In the middle...

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Movie Review

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan Movie Review

Kazakhstan has a pretty sunny disposition for what is, ostensibly, a hellhole. In the middle...

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