The Fighting Shirley Chisholm - Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead) is set to star in The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, a movie about the United States of America’s first Black congresswoman who went on to make history yet again by running for president in 1972. Read More »

Borat 2 Title

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was originally intended to be released in theaters by Universal — then the pandemic hit. Theatrical plans for Borat 2 had to be scrapped, and Amazon swooped in to release the film on its streaming platform, earning the company its biggest zeitgeist-capturing hit. But it turns out Amazon shelled out a lot to earn those headlines — the company reportedly paid a whopping $80 million for the rights of Borat 2.

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borat 2 viewers

Amazon Studios has released some very nice viewership figures for Sacha Baron Cohen‘s Borat sequel. The predictably polarizing mockumentary sequel to Cohen’s 2006 comedy hit, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm may be getting embroiled in many controversies, but it’s got the viewing numbers to match: Amazon Studios claims that “tens of millions” of customers viewed Borat 2 on its first weekend.

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rocky horror picture show livestream

What do you do if you have a political fundraiser set for Halloween night? Why, hire Tim Curry to host a livestream of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, of course. The Wisconsin Democrats managed to score a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania for a Rocky Horror Show Livestream, a musical event set to feature appearances from original cast members of the 1975 cult classic and many more special guest stars.

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stephen colbert election special

Stephen Colbert is heading back to Showtime for another live election night special. Hopefully, the results of this year’s will be better than the last one. In a wordy but appropriately urgently titled special called Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning late night host Stephen Colbert will react in real-time to election results as the state-by-state returns come in. See the Stephen Colbert election special teaser below.

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tear down this wall

Contemporary Washington has surpassed the point of satire, so Hollywood has to go back in time to effectively mine new comedy from politics. Emmy-winning Veep writer Ian Martin will be going all the way back to 1986, with a new political satire on the historic meeting between U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev in a Cold War movie titled Tear Down This Wall.

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She Will Rise Movie

Plenty of political scandals have been turned into features films and TV shows, but the complicated rise and fall of former Congresswoman Katie Hill is one of the more unique stories to come out of Washington DC in recent memory, and soon it will become a streaming movie from Blumhouse TV.

Katie Hill, the former representative of California’s 25th Congressional District, resigned from her position a year ago after allegations surfaced of inappropriate sexual relationships with staffers in her office and on her congressional campaign. Hill told her story in the book She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality, and now Elisabeth Moss is on board to play the politician in an adaptation of the book. But this project is already rubbing some people the wrong way. Read More »

Wet Hot American Summer live read

Are you ready to head back to Camp Firewood? No, Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain has not announced a third Netflix series set in that universe, but instead, here’s something that’s arguably even better: Wain and many of the film’s cast members are getting together for a live read of the script. Read on for details on that, as well as information about an upcoming reunion of the cast members of HBO’s popular comedy series Veep. Read More »

borat 2 teaser

Borat is back, baby. And it’s like nothing at all has changed for the Kazakh TV personality played by Sacha Baron Cohen in the 14 years since he took America by storm. He’s got the same boxy suit, the same mustache, the same oblivious attitude — but this time, people know his face. So he has to go undercover in Borat 2, though like many of his antics, it doesn’t go so well. See how Borat tries to pull that off in a newly released teaser, which reveals the official release date on Amazon.

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who is america

If there’s one thing that can be singled out as the key to comedy, it’s timing. And Sacha Baron Cohen certainly timed his teaser for his Borat sequel right, releasing a video from the “Republic of Kazakhstan” praising President Trump’s performance in last night’s U.S. presidential debates. But the funny thing is: he released it before the debate even happened. Watch the Borat 2 teaser below

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