Borat 2 Controversy

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 »

Evolution of Hulk

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 »

Unused Borat 2 Footage

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 »

Borat Responds to Borat 2 Rudy Giuliani Scene

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 »

Borat 2 Review

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan found fictional reporter Borat Sagdiyev learning about American culture and society, but he nearly upended it all by trying to literally bag himself the golden-haired Pamela Anderson to be his wife. But Borat’s film didn’t help make Kazakhstan great. In fact, it brought great shame upon them, and Borat was fired from his job, banished from his village, and sentenced to a life of hard labor in a gulag.

But America is all about second chances. And Borat is given one now that America is “great again” under the rule of Premier McDonald Trump. The leaders of Kazakhstan have given Borat a chance to redeem himself by bringing Vice Premier Michael Pence a special gift, and it’s all chronicled in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Just like Borat’s first trip to America, nothing goes as planned, and the reporter ends up on another wild, unbelievable adventure chock full of morally questionable Americans.

This audaciously and raucously hilarious follow-up is infinitely more shocking and damning than the first film. However, it’s also surprisingly tender thanks to the presence of a new character: Borat’s daughter Tutar. Read More »

Borat on Jimmy Kimmel Live

This week brings the debut of Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the sequel to the hit comedy mockumentary from 2006 starring Sacha Baron Cohen. That means “Borat” himself is making the publicity rounds to promote the streaming premiere of what promises to be a raucously hilarious follow-up that makes a mockery of our current political and social climate in the age of coronavirus and the disease that is Donald Trump’s presidency.

Last night, Sacha Baron Cohen appeared in-character as Borat on Jimmy Kimmel Live to administer a coronavirus inspection on the late night host. He also introduces his daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova), who really wants his pants for some reason. Needless to say, several people end up without pants when all is said and done, and there’s also a new Borat 2 clip for you to enjoy. Read More »

Borat 2

Next week, Amazon brings us the surprise Borat sequel that we only just learned about barely a month ago. There’s no better time for Kazakhstan’s most famous reporter to come back to America, but this time comedian Sacha Baron Cohen hoped to achieve something different than he did the first time around. Though the primary goal of Borat: Subsequent Movie Film: Delivery of Prodigious Bride to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is to make us laugh through shocking and inappropriate behavior and the candid reactions of real people, the character does much more than deliver crass and crude humor. Read More »

Watch Borat

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The Movie: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime

The Pitch: Lifted from the sketch comedy series Da Ali G Show, this mockumentary finds comedian Sacha Baron Cohen playing fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, who is tasked by the Kazakh Ministry of Information to film a documentary on what makes the United States of America the greatest country in the world. As Borat makes his way through the US, he tries to learn about America’s culture and customs while offending and confusing a variety of real Americans who have no idea they’re being filmed for a movie.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: In the years following the success of Borat, it was hard to walk around a college campus or a bar without hearing someone enthusiastically saying, “Very nice!” or shouting “My wife!” whenever anyone made the grave error of nonchalantly referring to their spouse. Those quotes, a naked fight, and an attack on Pamela Anderson are probably what is most remembered about this outrageous and hilarious and comedy, but Borat isn’t just a collection of offensive humor and inappropriate jokes. It’s an embarrassing but unfortunately not-so-shocking indictment of the worse parts of America. Read More »

Borat 2 Trailer

The existence of a new Borat movie took everyone off guard, and now the full trailer for the mockumentary sequel starring Sacha Bron Cohen has arrived, and it’s exactly as hilariously shocking and inappropriate as you could have imagined.

The full title for the new sequel has officially been revealed, and it doesn’t say anything about a pornographic monkey or Vice President Mike Pence. But it does reference Borat delivering something else to high-ranking government officials, because the title is Borat Subsequent Movie Film: Delivery of Prodigious Bride to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. And the movie is about Borat bringing his daughter to America to give her away. Watch the trailer below. Read More »

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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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