It’s Election Day in the United States, and even though it’s meant to be the day where we do our civic duty and vote for the leaders who will represent us in government, it’s somehow still not a national holiday. Thankfully, it sounds like this will be a record year for voter turnout, the biggest in a long time, but Borat Sagdiyev has a special message for the ladies before they go out to the polls today.
And the Borat shenanigans don’t stop there, because Sacha Baron Cohen is still making the publicity rounds for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which is only in its second week of release on Amazon Prime (even though it feels like it’s been a month). During a recent interview, Cohen explained how the stunt where he’s dressed as Donald Trump during Vice President Mike Pence‘s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) earlier this year almost went wrong.
Watch the Borat voting video and learn some more behind-the-scenes details about Borat 2 below. Read More »
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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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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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm hasn’t even been out for an entire week, and it’s already been making waves in a variety of ways. Obviously, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has felt the biggest impact from the mockumentary sequel, but since he’s Donald Trump‘s lawyer, the increasingly unstable president has been inundated with questions about the scandal in question. So of course it’s prompted some verbal sparring between the petty world leader and Borat star and creator Sacha Baron Cohen. But that’s not all.
In the wake of the release of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, there’s also been a lawsuit dismissed that was filed by a family member of one of the film’s most pivotal subjects. Plus, the Kazakhstan tourism board is officially embracing one of Borat’s catchphrases as part of their marketing campaign. And finally, Sacha Baron Cohen himself has released some unseen footage in which his life was put at risk during a key sequence. Get the lowdown on all of the Borat 2 controversy and aftermath below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, listen as VFX artists take a look at the evolution of the different big screen versions of The Incredible Hulk, from Eric Bana in Hulk in 2003 to Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Endgame. Plus, watch a virtual Q&A session that Borat had with fans over the weekend, and get some laughs from the Hubie Halloween bloopers reel. Read More »
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is available on Amazon Prime right now, and the movie is replete with plenty of outrageous interactions with unsuspecting members of the American public. With a movie like this, where countless hours of footage is shot, there are many scenes that hit the cutting room floor. It could be because certain scenes don’t play well with an audience, or maybe it just doesn’t fit into the story. Thankfully, some of that footage is making its way online.
The official Twitter account of Borat Sagsdiyev revealed some unused footage that didn’t make it into the movie, including a sequence involving Borat’s daughter making it into the White House. In order to explain why, we have to dive into spoilers for the movie, so beware as you read on. Meanwhile, we have an extensive glimpse at a sequence that was featured in the film’s trailer, but didn’t end up in the movie. Surprisingly, it comes from police body camera footage. Watch both of the unused Borat 2 footage clips below. Read More »
Before Borat Subsequent Moviefilm even arrived on Amazon, it was making headlines. Press who saw the movie in advance for review saw a newsworthy story in one of the sequel’s most shocking moments: former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is Donald Trump’s current lawyer, is duped by one of Borat’s set-ups, putting himself in quite the compromising and controversial position. Now Borat himself has responded to the headlines as only he can, but beware of spoilers for one of the biggest gags in the sequel. Read More »