Borat 2 Review

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 Sacha Baron Cohen breaks down one of the many raucously hilarious scenes from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Plus, let Patrick (H) Willems explain why Batman: The Movie from 1966 is actually fantastic. And finally, check out 16 minutes of Netflix’s biggest and best comedians doing crowd work off the cuff during their stand-up specials. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Mortal Kombat

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, the gang from Corridor Crew react to the visual effects in the new Mortal Kombat movie trailer, Species, and RoboCop. Plus, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s actors roundtable with Sacha Baron Cohen, John David Washington, Steven Yeun, and more. And finally, take a look back at the Disneyland attraction Adventure Thru Inner Space, featuring a rather infamous corporate sponsor. Read More »

Making of The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 has garnered up plenty of buzz this awards season. It remains to be seen if the movie has what it takes to land Oscar nominations next month, but he Golden Globes already nominated the movie for Best Motion Picture – Drama, not to mention nominations for Aaron Sorkin as a writer and director. Now Netflix is making sure everyone sees all the hard work that went into the true story of one of the most notorious trials in history with a nearly 30-minute featurette. Read More »

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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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 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 »

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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 »