The Hate U Give and The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is teaming up with Borat 2 breakout and current Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova to star in Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, a mysterious new horror movie from indie distributor A24. One of the best distributors in the game working on a secret horror film and pulling in a solid cast to star in it? You have my attention. Here’s what we know about the project so far. 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, get some laughs from watching a gag reel from the hilarious, wacky comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Plus, get a look at the first table read for Spike Lee‘s outstanding war drama Da 5 Bloods and see how the script compares to the scenes in the final cut. And finally, listen to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm co-star Maria Bakalova look back on two pivotal scenes in the sequel. Read More »
Maria Bakalova was the undeniable breakout star of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, an unknown Bulgarian actress straight out of acting school who was able to hold her own against prankster extraordinaire Sacha Baron Cohen and dupe U.S. political figures like Rudy Giuliani. So it’s no wonder that the most buzzed about scenes from the Borat sequel usually feature Bakalova, including the aforementioned Giuliani interview and a sequence involving Jeanise Jones, a kindly 62-year-old woman who was recruited to babysit Bakalova’s Tutar.
In a recent interview, Bakalova revealed her thought process going into both difficult scenes, and her tearful reunion with Jones after the film shoot.
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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 »
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 »