best sacha baron cohen scenes

This weekend sees the release of The Brothers Grimsby, the latest comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen. And here’s the thing about Mr. Cohen – even when I don’t love his movies, I find him fascinating. From his early career as a television prankster who roped real people into interacting with his fictional characters, to his Hollywood career, where he worked with directors like Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton, he has never shown us a half-measure. Cohen is a performer who commits to his characters and his concepts like no one else.

And since his new movie is on the horizon, this certainly feels like the perfect opportunity to run down his finest moments on screen.

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VOTD: ‘[the films of] Tim Burton’

Kees van Dijkhuizen has released “[the films of] Tim Burton,” the tenth installment of his yearlong “[the films of]” series. Like the previous entries, the new video montage showcases the style of one of van Dijkhuizen’s favorite directors — in this case, the one and only Tim Burton. Revel in some gorgeous, imaginatively twisted imagery after the jump.

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2008 Scream Award Winners

SpikeTV won’t air the Scream 2008 Awards until Tuesday night (at 9:00pm et/pt), but the award show has already been filmed. We have a listing of the complete winners for those who are interested. I’ve organized the results into Dark Knight Award winners and Non Dark Knight Award Winners… you’ll see why.

Dark Knight Award Winners

The Ultimate Scream Movie: The Dark Knight
Best Comic Book Movie: The Dark Knight
Best Sequel: The Dark Knight
Best Superhero: Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight
Best Villain: Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
Best Actor in a Fantasy Movie or TV Show: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Performance: Gary Oldman in The Dark Knight
The Holy Shit! Scene of the Year: The Big Rig Flips Over in The Dark Knight
Best Director: Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Best Screamplay: The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer
Best F/X: The Dark Knight
Best Line: “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stranger” by The Joker in The Dark Knight

Non Dark Knight Award Winners

Best Science Fiction Movie: Iron Man
Best Actor in a Science Fiction Movie or TV Show: Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man
Best Fantasy Movie: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Best Horror Movie: Sweeney Todd
Best Remake: Halloween
Best Screen to Comic Adaptation: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Eight
Best Actor in a Horror Movie or TV Show: Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd
Best Actress in a Fantasy Movie or TV Show: Angelina Jolie in Wanted
Best Actress in a Horror Movie or TV Show: Liv Tyler in The Strangers
Best Actress in a Science Fiction Movie or TV Show: Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Extinction
Breakout Performance: WALL-E in Wall-E
Most Memorable Mutilation: Bitten by Vagina with Teeth in Teeth
Best TV Show: Dexter
Best Comic Book: Y: The Last Man
Best Comic Book Artist: Gabriel Ba, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite
Best Comic Book Writer: Grant Morrison, Batman, Final Crisis
Most Shocking Comic Book Twist: The X-Men Disband After Professor X is Shot in the Head by Bishop

Not that anyone really cares, but the Teen Choice Awards apparently took place tonight. I mean how can you take any award show seriously that has a category like “Choice Bromantic Comedy” and where Step Up 2: The Streets can win Best Dramatic Film of the year?! The show will air on Monday at 8:00pm et/pt on FOX, but we have the list of movie related winners below.

Action Adventure:
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Drama: Step Up 2: The Streets
Chick Flick: 27 Dresses
Bromantic Comedy: What Happens in Vegas
Comedy: Juno
Horror/Thriller: I Am Legend
Action Adventure: Hancock
Summer Movie Comedy: Get Smart
Actor – Drama: Channing Tatum, Stop-Loss
Actress – Drama: Keira Knightley, Atonement
Actress – Action Adventure: Rachel Bilson, Jumper
Actor – Comedy: Ashton Kutcher, What Happens in Vegas
Actress – Comedy: Ellen Page, Juno
Actor – Horror/Thriller: Will Smith, I Am Legend
Actress – Horror/Thriller: Jessica Alba, The Eye
Villain: Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Breakout Female: Ellen Page, Juno
Breakout Male: Drake Bell, Superhero Movie

Cool Stuff: Movie Toys at Toy Fair 2008


A ton of cool movie-related action figures were revealed at the 2008 Toy Fair in New York City this weekend. Check out some photos of the cooler toys after the jump thanks to, ActionFigureInsider, and BloodyDisgusting.

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Sweeney Todd and the Pirates of the Caribbean

Sweeney Todd and Jack Sparrow

What happens when Sweeney Todd becomes a Pirate? Check out this nice movie trailer mash-up combining Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Video: Johnny Depp’s Sweeney Todd Recording Session

Sweeney Todd

Paramount has sent us a short featurette focusing on Johnny Depp‘s musical performance in Tim Burton’s upcoming film version of Sweeney Todd. Depp talks a bit about the music, and we see a musical number intercut with the actor doing his recording session. Check out the new featurette after the jump.

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Sweeney Todd Movie Trailer

Sweeney Todd Logo

Sweeney ToddThe trailer for Tim Burton’s big screen musical thriller adaptation Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street hits theaters this weekend (supposedly attached to The Heartbreak Kid), but why buy a ticket when you can see it online for free right now.

I’ve never been a big fan of musicals, but I’ve been following Sweeney Todd with much interest. And it looks like Tim Burton has made something special. The musical sequence shown in the trailer with Johnny Depp in the streets is unlike anything I have ever seen before. What do you guys think?

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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New Sweeney Todd Photo Revealed

Sweeney Todd

Paramount Pictures has released a second production photo for Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd. The photo shows director Tim Burton talking to star Johnny Depp. Click on the image to enlarge. You can also view the previous production photo and teaser movie poster by clicking the respective links. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street hits theaters on December 21st 2007.

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First Look: Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Comic-Con teaser poster aside, this is our first look at Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd. I don’t know where exactly this production photo came from (someone just told me that it might be from Panavision?), but I’m sure more are probably on the way. I really dig the black white and brown color palette being used here (and in the teaser poster). The photo appears to be from either Wait or My Friends, but the lifted floorboard makes me lean towards the latter. Click on the image above to enlarge. Sweeney Todd hits theaters on December 21st 2007.