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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2006, 10:44:27 pm »
Just saw this movie.
I thought it majorly SUCT!
:(

On to Catch a Fire, Deja Vu and Blood Diamond and Dream Girls.
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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2006, 05:17:09 pm »
Just saw this movie.
I thought it majorly SUCT!
:(

On to Catch a Fire, Deja Vu and Blood Diamond and Dream Girls.

BOOOO on dream girls and blood diamond.  Blood diamond?  Magic, for real?  :-[

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2006, 06:05:47 am »
Just saw this movie.
I thought it majorly SUCT!
:(

On to Catch a Fire, Deja Vu and Blood Diamond and Dream Girls.

BOOOO on dream girls and blood diamond.  Blood diamond?  Magic, for real?  :-[

For real.
I did not enjoy the Borat experience.
Glad I chose the matinee.
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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2006, 06:35:36 am »
For real.
I did not enjoy the Borat experience.
Glad I chose the matinee.

Anything in particular, or just not your type of humour?

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2006, 07:44:24 am »
Maybe it's just a boy movie.  'Cause I loved it.

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2006, 12:02:56 pm »
I understand that eddie murphy in dream girls is going to be playing a "james brown" type of character. Character worked for jamie foxx getting ready for ray, but eddie murphey in a drama playing a james brown type of character. mastermind or reggie care to chime in on this? Will something like that work. How in the hell you transfer the getting into the hot tub routine to an academy award performance, all the while dealing with drama on the home front? Any thoughts anyone?

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2006, 03:29:08 pm »
For real.
I did not enjoy the Borat experience.
Glad I chose the matinee.

Anything in particular, or just not your type of humour?
Maybe it's just a boy movie. 

Yep.
May be.
Borat reminds me of the way y'all like to pee your names in the snow....or play fart games. 
Doofus!

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2006, 07:40:44 pm »
BOOOO on dream girls and blood diamond.  Blood diamond?  Magic, for real?  :-[
Boo on Dreamgirls?  Seriously.  I don't like Bee as much as the next hater but Ed and Jaime look too cool for school in this.  I've been waiting for Ed to make a comeback by doing ADULT parts.  I think this may lead him back.

And what's with Blood Diamond?  Djimon Honsou... reason enough to peep?  Plus how all the bling came to be?

Oops, forgot about the topic.

Does anybody seriously find this cat funny?  Or Ali G?  I know rappers really act like fools but do we need this white boy adding to the negativity of... dare I say stereotype since it's true but, dude just isn't funny to me.  He's using Yakov Smirnoff's act 'cept he's about 15 years or more too late.
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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2006, 08:04:39 pm »
He's using Yakov Smirnoff's act 'cept he's about 15 years or more too late.

Judging by the box office returns, it seems like he's right on time to me

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2006, 11:47:50 pm »
He's using Yakov Smirnoff's act 'cept he's about 15 years or more too late.

Judging by the box office returns, it seems like he's right on time to me
If you like ol' boy it's all good.  Box office doesn't really change the fact that he's a biter and hack comedian though.

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2006, 01:18:54 am »
Does anybody seriously find this cat funny?  Or Ali G?  I know rappers really act like fools but do we need this white boy adding to the negativity of... dare I say stereotype since it's true but, dude just isn't funny to me.  He's using Yakov Smirnoff's act 'cept he's about 15 years or more too late.
Please don't tell me you're one of these people who doesn't get it? Like the people who do phone-in shows asking 'does Ali G demean Black culture'?

The whole point of the Ali G character was that he was taking the piss out of white boys who think they're down because they've seen a 50 Cent video. That's why it's funny when he asks 'is it cos I is Black,' and why it was even funnier when someone he was interviewing started referring to him as a 'Black man'. A constant thing on Ali G's first solo show in the UK was that he really didn't know much about Black culture - hence referring to tits as 'babylons'. Of course, once he came to mainstream attention, other people who don't know Black culture thought he was some kind of accurate satire of it, and took his comedy as such. I did get tired of Ali G once he reached this stage, but if you can track down his original work on the UK's 11 O'Clock show, he's brilliant, and only the veteran Socialist Labour MP comes out of the interviews with dignity intact.

Borat didn't work so well for me on TV, until I started seeing some of his US stuff, but the film was hilarious, IMHO.

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2006, 10:49:31 am »
Please don't tell me you're one of these people who doesn't get it? Like the people who do phone-in shows asking 'does Ali G demean Black culture'?

I don't think it's that.  He could have picked any genre to draw comedy from and this is all he can come up with i.e. talking slang, faux finger gang sings, wearing gold and track suits and adding insult to injury IMO. 

That's just my point as you and Newguy pointed out you don't find HIM funny it's the dumb assholes he suckers within the situation.  So hearing these observations I again ask Where's the talent?  Where's the jokes?  Tom Greene did this same schtick several years back except Tom was a little more gross, little more physical (in comedy), and at times was funny but like this cat I think it was the situation, not the comedian.  Tom went on to be in a few films and was only moderately funny at best.  I saw this dude in Talladega Nights and he ain't funny.

So I just asked a question.  The response is easy.  You either find him... or you don't.

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2006, 11:15:45 am »
From interviews I've heard, he was in London (whatever section he talks about in the show, I forget) and saw these skater hooligans acting just like he does as Ali G.  As a goof, he dressed up in that silly get up and spoke like he does in the show.  The funny part is that they actually thought he was "keeping it real", as he would say.

he realized he had something and went with it. 

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2006, 02:40:35 am »
From interviews I've heard, he was in London (whatever section he talks about in the show, I forget) and saw these skater hooligans acting just like he does as Ali G.  As a goof, he dressed up in that silly get up and spoke like he does in the show.  The funny part is that they actually thought he was "keeping it real", as he would say.

he realized he had something and went with it. 
It's laso funnier for anyone fmiliar with the UK hip-hop DJ Tim Westwood. Ali G is funny because it really is a pretty accurate satire of UK Wiggas. Maybe that's why I found him funnier than Borat, although Borat's movie is, IMHO, extremely funny.
That's just my point as you and Newguy pointed out you don't find HIM funny it's the dumb assholes he suckers within the situation. So hearing these observations I again ask Where's the talent? Where's the jokes?
Well, there were a lot of jokes that took place when other people weren't around - 'she's my sister', the naked hotel fight, the bear, and the bear's head in the fridge. This was probably the stuff that made it work as more than just a feature-length version of the TV show for me.
So I just asked a question. The response is easy. You either find him... or you don't.
Fair enough. He's hit and miss for me - Ali G's early stuff?  Hit. Ali G once he got big and people thought he was 'keeping it real'? Miss. Borat's TV stuff - Miss. Borat's Movie? Hit. Haven't seen Taladega Nights, but I do want to.

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Re: BORAT: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again.
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2006, 06:17:42 am »
I'm home in CT for the holidays and I am going to have my parents watch my Borat DVD (don't ask  ;D).

It will be interesting to see their reaction.  Like many, it will be either the funniest movie they have seen in ages or it will be turned off in 15 minutes.