Don't Expect Borat 3

After making waves with Borat in 2006, Sacha Baron Cohen‘s fictional reporter from Kazakhstan disappeared for nearly 15 years, even if many of his catchphrases did not. But last year, the ignorant, inappropriate journalist returned in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and against all odds, it was perhaps even better than Borat’s first big screen outing. However, the success and critical claim doesn’t mean Borat will be back again anytime soon.
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Cobra kai Season 3 Review

On the January 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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Borat 2 Extended Cut

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is full of shocking, hilarious scenes where the titular reporter from Kazakhstan interacts with real, unsuspecting people. The results range from unbelievable patience to unfathomable stupidity and even the spouting of casual racism and conspiracy theories. But with a movie like this, there’s plenty of footage that we didn’t get to see. Thankfully, it sounds like we might get a chance to see it some day.

Director Jason Woliner recently mentioned that there have been talks about possibly releasing a Borat 2 extended cut. Not only that, but he provided details on some deleted scenes and extended sequences that could potentially be put back into the movie, including a couple scenes that were teased in the trailer but didn’t make the final cut of the movie at all. Read More »

Borat's Daughter

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is a comedic triumph that builds upon the insanity of the first mockumentary, but takes it to a new level thanks to the heightened ridiculousness of our current political and social climate. A big part of that success comes from the surprisingly touching story that develops between Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) and his teenage daughter, played phenomenally by Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova. But how did director Jason Woliner find such a finely tuned comedic talent who could keep up with Sacha Baron Cohen and trick unsuspecting subjects, including the bridge troll with a law degree known as Rudy Giuliani? Read More »

History of Borat

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, a video essay looks back at the history of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s character Borat and explains why he works better in 2020 than in his first feature film or Da Ali G Show. Plus, see how the first season of the DC Comics series Doom Patrol compares to the comic books that inspired it, and listen to Saturday Night Live cast member Chloe Fineman read The Night Before Christmas by way of her man celebrity impressions. Read More »

Borat Voting Video

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 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 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 »

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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 »