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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2012, 01:01:48 PM »
I skipped Bruno, but Cohen's The Dictator is looking like a must see.

If he crashes the Oscars Sunday night, he'll forever be my hero.


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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2012, 01:20:31 PM »
Yeah. I was surprised they did that... I'd love to see him try to crash it.


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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2012, 05:24:24 PM »
I've slept on this movie but will make that mistake no more.


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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2012, 06:09:23 PM »
So let's do it together!


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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2012, 02:31:06 PM »
I wanna see that film.
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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2012, 08:43:24 PM »
Oh my god... The Dictator is terrible. I'm 20 minutes in and haven't cracked a smile... The acting and writing is atrocious. The jokes are flat and poorly delivered. The gags are tired and boring. Everyone looks and acts supremely uncomfortable... It's the worst piece of meandering nonsense I've sat through in a long time. Considering quitting it in a few minutes...

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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2012, 08:55:19 PM »
Yeah. I had to quit. Unwatchable. Shockingly so.

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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2012, 10:41:27 AM »
That's a shame.

I think Sacha Baron Cohen would be better suited to trying out something other than comedy; his serious/tragic performance in Sorcese's "Hugo" was pretty good.
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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2012, 10:47:31 AM »
Agreed. The problem with his comedy is that we expect a certain style from him, and he's constantly trying to ape it... But that style gets tired after awhile. You get the big shocking import to American audiences in Borat, and forever have to top that... What's sad is that, as he progresses down that comedy vein, his Ali G stuff is actually looking cerebral in comparison.

So, yes... Hugo was such a pleasure because -- hey -- we saw Sacha Baron Cohen! For real, this time.

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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2012, 10:49:10 AM »
He is tapped to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.

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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2012, 10:49:51 AM »
He is tapped to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.

Now that's the proper use of his talents...

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Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2018, 10:37:22 AM »
So... Who is America? is fascinating. But only in the way it fails.

Rolling Stone's review:  https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-reviews/who-is-america-tv-review-698440/

I had much the same reactions. It's funny, and amazing, and shocking... But, then, these people are saying and doing these horrible things -- to much fanfare and coverage -- on their own. Cohen's shtick (and, in the same vein, the Daily Show and all the other shows designed to trick famous people into committing a faux pas or to mock the crazy) doesn't work anymore. Which is a terrible thing. Those people who were the butt of so many jokes 20 years ago are now in charge. Social media makes it so that everything spins around in our heads. There are no rules anymore. There's no clear divide. It's a mob rule. The most surprising element of Cohen's new show is the guns for kids commercial, but, yes, as Rolling Stone points out, the same congressmen who sing along with Cohen's insane song have actually been legislating to arm children, and they chat about this openly with him in the interview pieces (and, of course, we've heard them say this in every day news).

So...cross post to the "Republic is burning" thread, I guess.