This year, Sacha Baron Cohen can thank the Academy Awards for giving his latest politically flavored comedy, "The Dictator," some excellent free publicity. Not that he didn't engineer it himself.
Say what you will about Sacha Baron Cohen's ribald and untoward brand of comedy, but he has at least one thing going for him in his latest big-screen venture, "The Dictator": good timing. Speaking of which, here's a glimpse of what Super Bowl ad-watchers will see from Baron Cohen's camp this Sunday.
Is it too soon? It never seems to be for British prankophile Sacha Baron Cohen, whose summer 2012 cinematic effort, "The Dictator," goofs on certain global leaders who may or may not still be with us. Judging from the film's newly released trailer, it remains to be seen whether Baron Cohen has another "Borat"-sized hit on his hands, but he hasn't lost his edge.
I was prepared to dislike "Hugo," sight unseen -- wretched excess and all that -- so you can imagine my surprise (and your own, when, as you inevitably must, you catch up with it) when I found myself utterly captivated by Martin Scorsese’s film. I was prepared to dislike "Hugo," sight unseen—wretched excess and all that—so you can imagine my surprise when I found myself utterly captivated by Martin Scorsese’s film.
"Deadline Hollywood" proprietress Nikki Finke and her poached Variety scribe Mike Fleming reported, via "Deadline New York" on Friday, that Sacha Baron Cohen, who scored with "Borat" but stumbled with "Brüno," has wooed Paramount to back his newest comedy vehicle (continued).
Vanity Fair's Brett Berk has detected a mini-pattern playing out in the film world, starring (but certainly not limited to) "Brüno," Sacha Baron Cohen's latest attempt at biting social satire. It's "Pinkface" -- or the cinematic phenomenon in which straight guys play gay by way of trying to "lay claim to homosexuality as a 'topic'" with less-than-stellar results, judging by Berk's sum-up of the situation.
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest cultural satire is upon us -- and the host of the "Tonight Show." Conan O'Brien does his best, but all the lap-dancing and Kugel-staring is just too much for him to bear. [Update: Video fixed]
Sacha Baron Cohen is already notorious for his alter ego Borat, and now, fortunately for his career (and unfortunately for those who get caught in his comedic cross hairs), he has another invented personality -- Austrian fashionista Bruno -- who just pulled one over on former Mossad agent Yossi Alpher.