For years we have heard that Sacha Baron Cohen was doing a movie about the legendary singer Freddie Mercury and then we heard it wasn’t happening. Today when he was on Howard Stern‘s radio show, the host wanted to know what happened.
The Shock Jock heard it was because they were going to go into the nitty gritty of his life, but Borat explained it was more than that. He claims that he should’ve known that things were going to go bad when he first met the band. He says that one of the members felt that their leader should die midway through movie. What? He then explained that that band member believed the second half of the film should be how the show went on for Queen after Mercury’s death.
Seriously, did Queen really go on without Freddie? They pretty much died the same day. To me, Queen was always Freddie Mercury and without him they are nothing.
Now having said that, I am so thrilled that they killed the biopic. As much as I love Mercury. I detest Cohen. He is no Freddie Mercury.
There was a time when Sacha Baron Cohen’s movies could open big at the box office, but that was then and this is now. His latest movie The Brothers Grimsby is bombing internationally.
So when I saw Zac Efron, who is 5’8″, carrying around the 6’3″ actor around like a baby. I thought it was fitting. Although with Efron’s latest movies, We Are Friends and Dirty Grandpa, wishing they could make anywhere near what Borat’s bring in, maybe he is the dead weight in this picture. Personally, I am surprised Efron’s movies don’t do better at the box office.
When Borat came out in 2006, everyone kept saying how funny it was. I hated it and barely laughed.
Now ten years later, Sacha Baron Cohen was on Conan tonight and the TBS late night asked him about a scene that landed on the cutting room floor. A scene that sounds so funny, I don’t know why it didn’t make it in over most of the other parts of the movie
What was it? An out of work Borat gets a job in a p0rno. But when his big scene cums, I mean comes, he finds an interesting way to get out of it. Or so he thought. When that fails, he finally gets his out performing, but everything leading up to that moment had me all wet. As in tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Why? You just have to hear him describe it in his own words because my retell could never do it justice.
Sacha Baron Cohen was on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to promote his new movie The Brothers Grimsby. What happens when an actor is on a late night talk show to promote their film, they bring a clip with them. Well, he brought a clip with him that was so graphic that the show couldn’t show it, so they came up with a way to still air it.
It almost makes you want to see the movie to see what happened, but you know in reality watching this will be a million times funnier than the film and much easier to sit through. This lasted only :90 seconds, and the film lasts :90 minutes and costs you at least $15 a ticket. This was free and when it comes to Borat/Bruno, free is always better. This way you don’t feel like you wasted that money on a pile of crap.
Sascha Baron Cohen is back doing comedies with The Brothers Grimsby and I think the movie, that is coming out on March 11th, looks like it should be going Straight-to-Netflix instead of to theaters. Or I should say Crackle since it is from Sony Pictures.
Either way, it looks like it will be another one of his film where all the funny parts were in the trailer and there weren’t that many moments that made me laugh.
Are you excited for this movie or will you spy anything else that weekend?