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Jack Rico

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2016/03/13 at 5:37pm

Sacha Baron Cohen Talks Shock Comedy, “Donald Trump’s AIDS”

03.13.2016 | By |

Sacha Baron Cohen was in NYC this past week to talk about his new action comedy – The Brothers Grimsby – a James Bond like buddy film where moments can get VERY uncomfortable amongst brothers. Spanish actress and Oscar winner Penélope Cruz co-stars in it, but much like Zoolander 2, she has been opting for comedy as of late (which sounds more like she can’t get any quality work and money is running dry).   Read More

Jack Rico

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2012/08/21 at 12:00am

The Dictator

08.21.2012 | By |

Jack Rico

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2009/11/17 at 12:00am

Bruno

11.17.2009 | By |

Rating: 3.5

Rated: R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
Release Date: 2009-07-10
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country:USA
Official Website: No disponible.

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‘Bruno’, starring comedian Sasha Baron Cohen, is a very funny film whose primary source of laughter is based on shock value. The more shocking it is the funnier it is… but is it? I’d like to think so, but many would disagree with me by arguing that it is insensitive, politically incorrect, tasteless and uncouth. I must admit though, because of its crass take on comedy, most of the scenes were cringingly and revoltingly funny.

Gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno is fired from his show after disrupting a catwalk show during Milan Fashion week. Accompanied by his assistant Lutz, he travels to the United States to become a superstar.

At the premiere screening I attended in Los Angeles on the day Michael Jackson died, the mood was gray. Ten minutes into it, people were laughing, but 30 minutes later you could see people covering their mouths with their eyes wide open looking at the people next to them not believing what they just saw. “Was that just up on the screen?”, were just some of the comments made.

My advice to people who have a curiosity to see this film is if you have an aversion to sexual images, jokes or homosexuality, don’t go watch it. If you happen to be someone who is a religious fanatic and is easily offended by religious jokes, then stay away. For everyone else, go and enjoy what is easily one of the funniest and most offensive films in history! Oh and by the way, wear a condom before you see it. You’ll thank me after it.

Pau Brunet

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2009/07/12 at 12:00am

‘Bruno’ astonishingly is #1 at the box office

07.12.2009 | By |

'Bruno' astonishingly is #1 at the box office

Bruno,” British satirist Sacha Baron Cohen‘s latest subversive outing, narrowly claimed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office in North America, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

The “mockumentary,” in which Baron Cohen plays a gay Austrian fashion model seeking fame in the United States, sold $30.4 million worth of tickets during the three days beginning July 10, distributor Universal Pictures said.

But the film lost 39 percent of its audience from Friday to Saturday, a hefty drop given that movies usually see an uptick in that period.

Rival studios pounced on the slide, forecasting “Bruno” would have a short run in theaters. But Universal distribution president Nikki Rocco said such a dip “was not unusual in summer.”

“Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” held steady at No. 2 with $28.5 million, taking the 12-day haul for 20th Century Fox’s prehistoric cartoon to $120.6 million. The film was the top draw internationally over the weekend, with $98 million from 102 markets. Its total foreign haul stands at $327 million.

Last weekend’s North American champion, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” slipped to No. 3 with $24.2 million. After 19 days, Paramount Pictures’ robot sequel has earned $339.2 million in North America, easily the biggest movie of the year. Its international haul rose to $364.5 million.

The one other new entry was Fox’s teen romantic comedy “I Love You, Beth Cooper,” starring Hayden Panettiere in the title role. It came in at No. 7 with $5 million, in line with the studio’s modest expectations.

The opening for “Bruno” was also in line with the forecasts of Universal Pictures, a General Electric Co (GE.N) unit, which paid independent producer Media Rights Capital $42.5 million for distribution rights in North America and eight foreign territories. Media Rights declined to disclose the budget.

Baron Cohen’s previous release, the similarly outrageous “Borat,” opened with $26.5 million in November 2006. But that was from about 800 theaters, while “Bruno” played in 2,756 theaters. “Borat” ended up with $128.5 million in North America and an additional $133 million internationally.

Universal said “Bruno” earned $20 million from the eight international markets, led by No. 1 bows in Britain ($8.1 million) and Australia ($6.1 million).

“Bruno” faced a similar storm of controversy as “Borat.”

In the new film, Baron Cohen’s character sashays across the American landscape, piling on the homosexual activity for unsuspecting co-stars and a squeamish audience. Critics mostly liked the movie, while gay-rights groups were mixed in their reactions.

Both films were directed by Larry Charles, a former writer/producer on “Seinfeld.”

Exit data provided by Universal indicated that men made up 56 percent of the “Bruno” audience in North America, in line with the turnout for “Borat.”

But this time, 54 percent of moviegoers were aged 25 and older, while 53 percent of the “Borat” crowd was aged under 25. Both films were rated “R” in the United States, requiring moviegoers under 17 to be accompanied by an adult.

Universal’s Rocco said the film would be “very profitable” for the studio, which picked up the rights before “Borat” was released.

Jack Rico

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2009/07/09 at 12:00am

Bruno

07.9.2009 | By |

Rated: R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
Release Date: 2009-07-10
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country: USA
Official Website: No disponible.

Go to our film page

Bruno

‘Bruno’, starring comedian Sasha Baron Cohen, is a very funny film whose primary source of laughter is based on shock value. The more shocking it is the funnier it is… but is it? I’d like to think so, but many would disagree with me by arguing that it is insensitive, politically incorrect, tasteless and uncouth. I must admit though, because of its crass take on comedy, most of the scenes were cringingly and revoltingly funny.

Gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno is fired from his show after disrupting a catwalk show during Milan Fashion week. Accompanied by his assistant Lutz, he travels to the United States to become a superstar.

At the premiere screening I attended in Los Angeles on the day Michael Jackson died, the mood was gray. Ten minutes into it, people were laughing, but 30 minutes later you could see people covering their mouths with their eyes wide open looking at the people next to them not believing what they just saw. “Was that just up on the screen?”, were just some of the comments made.

My advice to people who have a curiosity to see this film is if you have an aversion to sexual images, jokes or homosexuality, don’t go watch it. If you happen to be someone who is a religious fanatic and is easily offended by religious jokes, then stay away. For everyone else, go and enjoy what is easily one of the funniest and most offensive films in history! Oh and by the way, wear a condom before you see it. You’ll thank me after it.

Jack Rico

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2009/06/25 at 12:00am

Bruno

06.25.2009 | By |

Rated: R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
Release Date: 2009-07-10
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country: USA
Official Website: No disponible.

Go to our film page

Bruno
Mack Chico

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2009/04/15 at 12:00am

Sacha Baron Cohen’s "Bruno" gets NC-17 rating

04.15.2009 | By |

Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" gets NC-17 rating

Universal’s “Bruno,” the widely anticipated Sacha Baron Cohen docu-comedy opening in July, has been slapped with an NC-17 rating on its first submission to the Motion Picture Association of America because of numerous sexual scenes that the ratings board considers over the line, according to the studio releasing the film.

Among the objectionable scenes is one in which two naked men attempt oral sex in a hot tub, while one of them holds a baby. In another, Bruno — a gay Austrian fashionista played by Baron Cohen — appears to have anal sex with a man on camera.

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