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SXSW: Quint saw the BRUNO footage + some word directly from Raimi on the fourth Spidey and Evil Dead flicks!

Published at: March 16, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here… Today the lack of sleep and heavy film and interview load really collided, with poor ol’ me in the middle. I’m exhausted with a capital E… and maybe a capital D and X and U for good measure. Anyway, today I got to meet a couple of people I’ve admired for a long while and spent some quality time with one of my favorite working filmmakers. So a good day, to be sure. Jody Hill and Bill Hader were even more down to earth and cool than I expected them to be and the half hour interview I landed with Sam Raimi was energetic and geeky. Here's the most pressing bit of news from the Raimi interview: He said that Spider-Man 4 is definitely next for him and he has only signed on for Spidey 4, no more like rumored, and that right now his plans are to finally knock out Evil Dead 4 right after the next Spider-Man film. Look for my full interview with him to hit as soon as I can get the transcription done. And I got to see about 20 minutes worth of footage from Sacha Baron Cohen’s BORAT follow-up BRUNO. That’s what I want to talk about right now before collapsing for a few hours. Yes, the footage was hilarious and yes, I think what was shown to us is every bit as funny as what was in BORAT or his original series DA ALI G SHOW. The footage starts with Cohen as himself… or rather, an exaggerated version of himself… sitting in front of a computer monitor with what looked like Avid or some other film editing software. He spoke in his British accent, but with an arty-farty and cockney slant to it. He welcomed us to the footage at SXSW via Fantastic Fest and set up the story. Bruno is the leading fashion designer in every German-speaking country that’s not Germany. He is banished from Austria and decides to try his luck in America. He is rejected here as well and decides to get on America’s good side by going to the Middle East to put an end to that conflict. When he finishes up there, he takes a detour to Africa in order to adopt a black baby like Madonna… that’ll give him a boost in popularity, right? So the first bit of footage shown was a real series of auditions for extras in an expensive photo-shoot being planned around Bruno’s new African baby, O.J.. Cohen stressed that the scene was about 3 times longer than what will appear in the final film… so essentially we got to see the flabby version, the full best of the best run on this segment. And sweet Jesus there are some fucked up parents out there. Basically this segment had Bruno interviewing these showbiz moms about their 3 year old daughters, asking progressively more bizarre questions, probing to find out just where the line was that these women would not cross. For most of them there was no such thing as a line. It started rather innocently. Is your daughter easily startled by sudden noises? Can she handle stuffed animals? How about reptiles? Snakes and kimodo dragons? The yeses kept on coming. Can your daughter handle sudden exceleration? How about sudden stops? Would it be okay to take out their car seat if it was needed? How would your daughter handle being dropped four stories? “I think she’d be a little scared at first, but she can do it.” Then Bruno brings out the big guns and you think… surely, this is the point where the parents step up and say, “Hold your horses,” but you’d be goddamn wrong. Bruno asks how much one woman’s daughter weighs. He gets an answer… about 30 pounds. “I’m not looking for the Scarlett Johansson type, I’m looking for the Nicole Ritchie type… can your daughter lose 10 pounds in 7 days?” The correct answer is “You’re fucking crazy, I’m out of here.” But that answer didn’t come. Instead what we got was “We can try. I think she can do it.” Would you consider liposuction? Now the responsibility gene kicks in, right? “If she can’t lose the weight in 7 days, we’d consider that as a last resort.” Whhhhhhaaaaaa… I can only imagine Cohen’s excitement when his craziest thoughts weren’t being deflected. Then we find out the gig is to hire one girl to dress up as a Nazi officer pushing a wheelbarrow holding a 3 year old dressed as Jew into a furnace. Come on, parents… say no at this point at least… But no. What we get is “It sounds theatrical. As long as she gets the gig…” The next segment focused on a fake show put in the “giant shithole” Texas (actually up in Dallas) where an audience is brought in to watch an episode being taped featuring Bruno, who has adopted his African baby and is now looking for a well-equipped black man to be his partner so he doesn’t have to raise his new child in a single-parent household. Again, we got the warning that the footage we’re seeing will be about double what ends up in the final movie. God, I can’t imagine what you cut from this segment, though. The escalation is what sells it. The audience starts on Bruno’s side, thinking he’s a straight(-ish) single dad. He’s asked what he thinks of America. “I love this country and I love all the African Americans!” There’s a slight pause, but general rousing applause from the 100% black audience. Then he reveals that he wants to find a black man for his next partner. And the crowd turns on him. Boos and “naw-ahh”s from the audience. The women especially take offense. First it’s jokey. “We need all the black men we got, honey” etc. Then he brings out his adopted child, who you can tell everyone assumed was white… The black baby comes out in a stroller and he’s asked where he got it from. Bruno reveals he got little O.J. (his traditional African name) in Africa, trading an iPod for the baby. The audience has completely turned on him at this point. Oh, and the best part… The baby is wearing gay clothes, including a mid-riff exposing shirt with sparkle letters spelling out GAYBY. It’s not until Bruno shows photos of the baby that I began worrying about Cohen’s safety. Up until then it’s been offensive, but didn’t cross that last line. He would say things like he got his son from the African Americans in Africa. “You mean Africans.” “No, the correct term is African-American. Don’t be racist.” Etc. But then he shows pictures of his baby… one is from the photo-shoot where his adopted baby is crucified, surrounded by other little babies in guard uniforms, with swords. When this image hit I was just waiting for someone to rush the stage and try to take the baby away. However the worst was saved for last, a series of (photoshopped) images of Bruno in a hot tub holding his son, surrounded by a bunch of obviously naked men. The last picture had one of his friends with his ass in the air, about to be eaten out by another man, all while Bruno and his little baby smile at the camera. It was awesome, but Universal saved the best segment for the end. The set-up to this one is that now Bruno has sworn off the gay lifestyle and has reinvented himself as Straight Dave, an EFC style fighter. Straight Dave has a hillbilly ‘stache (the kind roadies had in the ‘70s, that mustache that wraps around to the sideburns), wears camo clothes, a cowboy hat and boots. He charges into one of these Extreme Fighting scenarios, wading through white trash as he goes. He announces that he’s a totally straight man and hates the fags. He had handed out T-shirts before, with such great sayings as “My Asshole is for Shitting Only!” The crowd is riled up and ready. Suddenly, someone from the crowd shouts out that Straight Dave is a fag. Straight Dave will have none of this and says for the cowardly motherfucker to come up to the stage, a circular chain-link cage. Through the audience comes a homely looking guy… who was Bruno’s ex-assistant/lover. They fight, Straight Dave calling him all sorts of names. The audience is whipped into a hate-mob frenzy, cheering for Straight Dave to whip the “queer.” After a minute of wrestling/bloody fisticuffs, Straight Dave throws the assistant up against the cage wall. He pauses, looking deep into the man’s eyes… then he leans in. And the reaction shots are priceless… Imagine these skinhead types, veins popping out on their foreheads with bloodlust suddenly going slack-faced as the man they were cheering for suddenly passionately kisses his opponent. Immediately drinks start flying at the cage, splashing the now heavily-petting lovers with beer and soda as the crowd screams with rage. “Kill the faggots!” and all sorts of really scary shit is being yelled out, but Straight Dave and his partner don’t seem to hear it. They start removing clothing. Cohen sucks the other man’s nipples and takes off his pants. Now the crowd is up and pounding on the cage, screaming the most hateful obscenities you could imagine. Trash and debris is thrown in via the open top… one guy throws a chair that barely misses the two. What’s amazing about this scene is just how quickly the crowd turns on Cohen and not only that, but just how violently they turn. If the cage wasn’t there, Cohen and his partner would have been beaten, if not flat out murdered. The crowd looked offended that these two dare flaunt this deviance in front of their innocent, heterosexual eyes. It’s the monster truck/boatshow/gun show/KKK rally crowd, so what’d you expect? I guess I was just shocked this kind of shit still exists. I have to believe it’s on its way out with each passing generation. Intolerance will always exist as long as there are differences in human beings, but the sheer level of murderous offense was astonishing. Is this America’s secret face, the one we try to believe doesn’t exist in this world anymore? The best part about this scene are the reaction shots. From toothless women to skinheads to beer-bellied old men, all staring with their mouths agape… but my favorite was the trucker/skin-head guy with the violence problem… Mr. Vein-Popping-Out-Of-His-Head… he screams the most obscenities, looks the most enraged and violent, throws a ton of stuff at the two men… but the final time we see him he looks defeated, eyes unblinking and watering, tears streaming down his face as he stares at what’s going on in front of him. What were those tears? I think there could be many arguments. Simple frustration, overwhelming hatred or something deeper and scarier for him. Cohen then ended the footage with one more address to camera which was short and sweet. “If you want to see any more from my movie you need to buy a fucking ticket.” Overall, I don’t think I laughed at anything harder than I did the first time I saw the naked fight scene in BORAT, but what really impressed me with the Bruno footage was the consistency of greatness. It was hilarious, envelope-pushing as always, but with Cohen’s talent to layer it with some real hard looks at who we are as a people and a commentary on how people really act. I can’t wait to see the finished movie. If you haven't seen any of Cohen's Bruno character, check out this clip from his ALI G days:

Okay, that’s enough from me for tonight. I’m going to crash and crash hard. No interviews tomorrow, but the new Broken Lizard, the new Seth Rogen flick and possibly a midnight if OBSERVE & REPORT doesn’t go too long. Oh, and I recently joined the dark side and started a Twitter page. Click here to follow me there if you’re into that kind of thing. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • March 16, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    HOOOOOOOOOO

    by The Amazing G

  • March 16, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    hey wait

    by The Amazing G

    I didnt see nothing about Spiderman or Evil Dead! and how about a spoiler warning?

  • March 16, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    anyone miss Ali G?

    by The Amazing G

    I do

  • March 16, 2009, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Okay, this sounds hilarious!

    by DerLanghaarige

    I just hope he will let the real footage "breathe" in the final movie, because one of the biggest flaws of Borat was that everytime, when the interview segements became really interesting, they got cut off and the movie went on with Borat's search for Pam instead.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    ok wait nevermind

    by The Amazing G

    I expected it to be at the end, but it's at the beginning, my bad

  • March 16, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    RE: "Career parents"

    by DerLanghaarige

    I remember that I saw a few years ago something similiar on TV. Some reporter made a casting call, looking for kid actors. Then he told the parents that it was for an actionmovie named "The Avenging Angels" and its about a group of kids who try to avenge one of their friends, who got raped and killed by a druglord or something like that. Then the reporter began to ask questions like: "Would it be okay if we would pull one or two teeth out of yur kid's mouth?" And of course many of them just said: "Okay."<br> But I think BrÜno will make it more extreme.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Sacha Baron Cohen.....

    by Righteous Brother

    must have balls bigger than King Kong.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Again i ask should AIC be covering Bruno?

    by wowsah156

    Sacha Baron Cohen is an asshole. He is not cool. I dont see why AIC is insisting on covering this rubbish. I dont think AIC is the place for this muck.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    That,.,.,

    by whitty

    ...was a rambling mess.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Uhhhh.....its AICN not AIC..

    by Righteous Brother

    Oooooh, muck.....AICN is covering muck.......stupid prick.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Hey wowsah

    by SLY_STALLONES_COCK_VEIN

    Care to explain why SBC is such an asshole? Oh sorry I forgot this is AICN and you're a troll so you dont need to expand your argument. Fuckin' ass.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    WOWSAH156

    by barrignite

    Please follow up your statement with a reason...im excited to hear it if it is what i think it might be....

  • March 16, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Wowsah, stop teasing!

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Tell us what informed that outburst!

  • March 16, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Can't wait, Bruno was always the funniest next to Borat

    by quantize

    and a big FUCK YOU to every pompous droll retarded hater who will predictably post henceforth

  • March 16, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Barrignite

    by SLY_STALLONES_COCK_VEIN

    Don't hold your breath for a response from Wowsah. That was a classic hit-and-run trolling. A 'drive-by' trolling if you will. Wowsah has probably logged off by now and is in his mum's basement playing with himself whilst struggling to keep his latent homosexuality under control.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    and and beforehand too

    by quantize

    boring assholes like wowsah156 for instance... your whole life is overated..

  • March 16, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Hah

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I'm always amused by how Cohen gets these people to dig their own graves.

  • March 16, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    I'm sure Wowsah156 was part of the audience...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...of the steel cage match and that's why he's pissed. :)

  • March 16, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Sounds great - but...

    by Mr Gorilla

    I hate the way all the film companies have figured out how to 'work' websites like this. You do a slow drip feed of info (casting etc - remember how Batman Begins had about 29 casting announcements?) then the drip feeding continues with them showing 'footage' from the film - sometimes up to 6 months before the thing freaking comes out! This means they get loads of coverage, but we hardly ever hear the answer to the big question: WHAT IS THE FILM LIKE?

  • March 16, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    So, let me get this straight...

    by GaiustheBrave

    you're there to see a fight and two guys start engaging in coitus and you're not supposed to get angry? Right? If you're even slightly turned off by the idea of watching two guys fuck, then you're obviously a slack-jawed, inbred, toothless, ne'er-read-a-book-that-wasn't-a-picture-Bible hillbilly. Apparently, we smart city types, no matter what our sexual orientation, are supposed to get excited and applaud when we watch people having sex. Sure, "kill the fag" goes a bit too far. But, I can't blame those guys for getting angry. And, yes, I know that if it had been two hot chicks no one would be angry, but there's this weird thing about straight guys who don't realize they're part of a joke: they don't like watching other guys taking each other's clothes off. Just one of those weird things. Like cats and water.

  • March 16, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    THEN WHO WAS PHONE? "But, I can't blame those guys for getting angry." I can. And I will laugh at them to boot. And yes, if your reaction wasn't laughter, and was instead blood curdling anger at seeing a live free (booze included) wressling match turn into a gay soft core romp, you are a useless ignorant piece of shit. By the way, I'm straight, and naked dudes don't make me angry. You sure do have some issues.

  • March 16, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Spidey 4 better be good

    by Judge Briggs

    3 was as bad as Catwoman... well, yeah...

  • March 16, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    mrgaius, are you afraid of erections?

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    im fuckin man enough to watch a video of eight guys blowing nine guys and all their orgasmic sighs and bulging lats just make me totally limp. it's only tits and pussy that make me like a brick with wings. i've put my manhood to the test in such a fashion that i could watch docking happen in front of me and i wouldn't get turned on. in other words, if you can't watch gay porn without getting turned on, then you must be a fag, probably. what are you afraid of?

  • March 16, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    USA : Home of Prop 8.

    by V'Shael

    It's hardly the hidden face of America, is it? It's pretty much fucking out there and in your face.

  • March 16, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Strawman arguments...

    by V'Shael

    "If you're even slightly turned off by the idea of watching two guys fuck, then you're obviously a slack-jawed, inbred, toothless, ne'er-read-a-book-that-wasn't- a-picture-Bible hillbilly" <p> No, you idiot. I'm turned off by watching 2 guys makeout/fuck. However, I were to see it, I wouldn't fly into a rage, hurl shit at them, and want them dead. <p> If you can't see the difference, then you're obviously a slack-jawed, inbred, toothless, ne'er-read-a-book-that-wasn't- a-picture-Bible hillbilly.

  • March 16, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Spidey 4=NO, Evil Dead 4=YES

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    PLEASE skip Spidey 4, Raimi sucks with big budget flicks. Go back to your roots and do ED4, on a cheap budget. Then after ED4 just create original stuff from now on.

  • March 16, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    GaiustheBrave

    by RpgSama

    You can feel cheated, but that is no way to react, you can simply get the fuck out of there and ask for a refund, even the "booh" are allowed, but saying stuff like KILL THE FAG is kinda a big deal and NO, it's NOT ok...

  • March 16, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Oh, thank you. I just had the best laugh.

    by jah_kingdom

    Fuck. Just reading about the movie cracked me up. It was a good laugh straight from the gut. I can't wait to see this movie. I'm from Chicago and was visiting Portland , Oregon and saw Borat there. It is soo politically correct there, that hardly anyone was laughing in the audience. Me n my wife were dying with laughter, people were looking at us like we were insane people. This movie seems like it'll really get peoples ire up. Can't fuckin wait.

  • March 16, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Sony's not Fox

    by Jesiah

    They're not stupid enough to give Raimi more than 1 movie after the what-the-fuck-fest that was Spider-man 3. Somewhere Topher Grace wants to kill Raimi with the passion and motive that should have been the passion and motive that Brock had towards killing Parker. Oh and that Bruno stuff reads hilarious, hopefully it's as funny as written

  • March 16, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Coen???? what the fuck quint?

    by Windowlicker74

    If you don't know this guys name is Sacha Baron Cohen , then what the fuck are you pretending to be? 12 year olds know: coen=biglebowski/cohen=borat,etc.. christ man. it's not even a typo, you just keep rambling on, coen, coen, coen..what the fuck?

  • March 16, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Is this dramatized?

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Or did this shit actually go down? I'm hoping for the latter. The social commentary would work much better if the crowd wasn't told to react that way. If I know my America like I think I do, I'm guessing this actually happened.<p> And as a bi guy (98% straight, 2% open-minded when very drunk), I'll admit I often find flagrantly gay people a nuisance to be around. How anyone can be UP and perky for that long boggles the mind! However, if you guys find the concept of two grown men fucking vomit-inducing, then maybe it'll pay to watch this movie. The more you get used to the concept of gay people, the easier a pill it will be to swallow. These people aren't going to stop existing for your benefit.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Haha that sounds crazy!!!

    by TheWaqman

    I can't wait for this movie.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Angry skinhead had tears in his eyes?

    by TheWaqman

  • March 16, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    BUBBA ASH-TEP

    by Mullah Omar

    Bruce Campbell back for another EVIL DEAD outing? <br> <br> I don't have a lot of hope after ARMY OF DARKNESS vomited cheese all over us. I had been hoping for the dark, badass, demon-infested EXCALIBUR-style grit alluded to at the conclusion of ED2. Instead I got something that visually and storywise felt like a Bugs Bunny cartoon. I wish somebody would remake ARMY OF DARKNESS in the style of EVIL DEAD and not the UPN Network.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    so you go to see a fight and get gay porn instead?

    by rainbowtrout1265

    nope, i have no problem with the paying customers getting pissed off. but i bet that many of the extreme reaction shots (the tears, etc) are just actors placed in the crowd for maximum effect.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I think most wrestling is gay porn already

    by seppukudkurosawa

  • March 16, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Quint, it's "Cohen", not Coen...as much as he's a genius...

    by BadMrWonka

    we can't call him "Terrence Malick" either, brother!

  • March 16, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    army of darkness holds up pretty well

    by jah_kingdom

  • March 16, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    AICN is about cultish nerdy and cool pop culture stuff...

    by wowsah156

    which Sacha Baron Cohen's work isnt. The Borat-Bruno fan base would be better off yapping on a gay porn forum or something more suitable to their tastes. Like ..again gay porn. I am not judging. But i dont think AICN should be covering this muck. I have said previously Cohen is an asshole. All he does is take peoples ignorance of a situation and turn it into a means for himself to mock sincere people at their expense so that he can build a career in Hollyweird with all the career assholes. Borat was neither funny nor cool. And going by Cohen's obnoxious attitude to America Bruno will be the same. I stand by my position on this. AICN shouldnt be covering this transexual politically correct muck. And for the TINY minority of Borat Bruno fans on here, i say to you that you would be better elsewhere watching gay porn. OK?!

  • March 16, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Seppakud -- it really happened.

    by NapoleonDynamite

    I remember reading a news story about this a while ago. I believe it was something they said up at a state fair. They offered a free wrestling exhibition, along with free beer, and you had to be 21 to get in. Gaius' lame argument that the people got ripped off is false because nobody paid to get in, and they all could have easily left. And murderous rage is really not an appropriate or intelligent response in any case, of couse. Gaius was probably the insane skinhead who cried.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna love this so much

    by performingmonkey

    The Bruno parts of the series, as shown in the clip there, were brilliant. There's nothing better than exposing America's stupid mindset. The whole 'fags burn in hell' thing, and you wonder why the rest of the world hates you. I hope that wrestling match scene ends up at least on the DVD in full.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by kafka07

    Sometimes I am scared for Coen's life. But that fight scene will pay off as being really fucking funny, I'm sure, and have a demonstrative social point to it as well.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I fucking love you crazy bastards

    by masteryoda007

    America you are fucking bonkers but you are fucking bonkers in a good way. At least you dont have to put up with some of these dour-faced European cunts.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    wowsah156 lighten the fuck up

    by jah_kingdom

    I'm as much of a film nerd, if not more than probably most of you, and I appreciate the coverage of Cohen's work. Comedy deserves just as much respect as other genres in film as drama, sci-fi and documentaries.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Sound fucking Brilliant!!! THATS art.

    by FleshMachine

    you gotta fuck with people...just brilliant.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    BORAT was weak as shit compared to the show

    by awepittance

  • March 16, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    by D.Vader

  • March 16, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Never thought Bruno could be as funny as Borat

    by D.Vader

    Sounds amazing.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Never thought Bruno could be as funny as Borat

    by D.Vader

    Sounds amazing.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Sound fucking Brilliant!!! THATS art.

    by FleshMachine

    you gotta fuck with people...just brilliant.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Never thought Bruno could be as funny as Borat

    by D.Vader

    Sounds amazing.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    wowsah156

    by awepittance

    hey man why don't you just come out of the closet, it's a lot less stuffy out here :-)

  • March 16, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Coen is fearless.

    by fiester

    Seriously. He has no fear. Even if southern kicks are probably the easiest target in the country to queer-bait like that, it does not diminish the fact that Coen is basically performing the comedic equivalent of the magician's bullet catch.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    but Campbell has said there wont be a Evil Dead 4?

    by mr sulu

    just the other week he said he and Rami would never do ED 4: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/feb/12/bruce-campbell-evil-dead-my-name-is<p> WTF is going on?...Quint are u sure Raimi didnt mean he will be overseeing the supposed non Campell starring Evil Dead remake which he isnt directing...maybe as an exec producer or something?<p> Dont get me wrong theres nothing more i would LOVE to see than Evil Dead 4 but Campbell has been pouring scorn on it recently and theres no way u could do an ED sequel with Campell as Ash... also i wonder which Army of Darkness end they would use for ED 4? the S Mart one or the planet of the apes one (which i believe is considered the 'offical' one now as its in tune with Ash constantly fucking up)<p>

  • March 16, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    sorry

    by mr sulu

    i meant to say 'theres no way u could do an ED sequel withOUT Campell as Ash'<p> oh yeah and Mullah Omar - yeah yeah everyone knows AOD was like a cartoon but people stopped getting pissed about 10 years ago and now AOD is a much loved cult classic...

  • March 16, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    COHEN

    by The_Exterminator

    and it's english accent you r tard

  • March 16, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Wowsah, this isn't really about Borat not being culty enough

    by seppukudkurosawa

    This is about your problems with anything gay. Even me mentioning the G-word just now probably bothered you.<p> I bet you spend half an hour every day whipping yourself with the antique cat o' nine tails you bought off ebay for daring to get aroused at that video of a man (shock! horror!) sticking his penis (swoon!) into a woman's puff-palace that one time you got bored of sapphic erotica.<p> And thanks Napoleon, this looks like it'll be fun! I love these kinds of cinema experiences. I remember some guy got up and did a striptease on the stage in the middle of Borat, for some reason. Not the kinda thing you'd expect to go down during Slumdog Millionaire a al.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Borat=Bruno

    by seppukudkurosawa

  • March 16, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    what if Bruno tops the reviews of Borat?

    by cifra

    Academy Award winner Sacha Baron Cohen? He's a previous nominee - adapted screenplay - snubbed in the acting cathegory plus he followed it up with a small but scene-stealing turn in Sweeney Todd. If Begnini won, Cohen can, too... not betting on him yet, though

  • March 16, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    GaiustheBrave

    by BadMrWonka

    "Sure, "kill the fag" goes a bit too far."<p> sigh...

  • March 16, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Ali G.

    by Don_Logan

    Just pulled out the old DVD's over the weekend to whet my appetite for the Bruno flick. This guy is golden. How he holds a straight face while people just play right into his hands, probably far beyond his wildest dreams, is amazing. although, i will say that some of my favorite moments are when you can tell he is definitely on the verge of losing it: On the show, when Bruno is interviewing a medium, and asks him to get ahold of Gianni Versace's spirit. Bruno asks the medium to ask Versace for a kiss, and proceeds to make out with the air for a minute or two, and you can see he's about to lose it several times. Also, in the Borat movie, when he's taking the driving course, and the man begins explaining to Borat that folks are not allowed to drive with alcohol, or that women have the right to choose who they have sex with. Also about to lose it in this scene. The guy is a great actor, and has a brilliant sense of humor.

  • March 16, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Cohen skits are funny, but understand not everybody finds

    by bobbofatz

    him or being gay funny. To each his own, but throwing it in peoples faces that do not agree with that lifestyle can create anger. And Quint, lumping people that like to go to gun and boat shows with kkk types is ridiculous. There are a lot of good people that frequent the shows that are not racist or bigots. It was pc stereotyping at its worse.

  • March 16, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by ballyhoo

    This sounds fucking hilarious.

  • March 16, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    "do not agree with that lifestyle"?

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Spoken like a true fuckin' hick.

  • March 16, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Ye Olde Double Edged Sword?

    by Mathom

    So I'm guessing anti-hate monger hatred is justifiable? Just a thought. I think the movie will be tremendously funny, as was Borat. As for the Evil Dead 4 news...it doesn't get much cooler than that. Stay on top of it Quint!

  • March 16, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    OMG I'm wiping tears from my eyes!!

    by quadrupletree

    just reading that footage. Seriously, I think he's a comedic genius. I can't wait to see this.

  • March 16, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Please don't stereotype country folk

    by The Eskimo

    ...I grew up in a small town in Mississipi and consider myself a country boy cause that's how I grew up. I like to fish and camp and hunt sometimes, and just generally be outdoors. BUT , I still have all my teeth and a pretty girlfriends who Im not related to, and a nice car that is not covered with "Get er done!" bumperstickers. I do not attend KKK meetings or hate gay people. Of course, some poeple do indeed fit the stereotype, which is why there is a "type" at all. Just don't lump us all together cause that's about as bad as proclaiming all homosexuals as flaming fairies or whatever. Oh and by the way, if I went to an MMA event and two of the fighters started making out in the ring I would be pissed off too cause I didn't pay my hard earned money to see that...I can do that for free on the Internet :)

  • March 16, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Free on the Internet = $39 a month actually

    by The Eskimo

    fucking Comcast...

  • March 16, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Bruno Great!

    by laraz

    Cant wait for that one, but do we really need an Evil Dead 4! Spider-man 4 I can understand because of the audience and $$ involved, but evil dead? Hell those movies werent even scary, and what made the first two funny in the first place was because they were trying to be scary! Army of Darkness was just a silly comedy, but why make another one. The drive and fan base is not there, it will flop worse than DarkMAN!

  • March 16, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Spides 3 proved the hack Raimi truly is

    by performingmonkey

    It was a movie made by people who just didn't give a fuck, and it showed.

  • March 16, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    sounds promising

    by Aeghast

    and yeah, that's the true face of America--deal with it ;)

  • March 16, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    wowsah156.. a sad little dipshit

    by quantize

    Cohen is fucking hilarious, Borat was genius...grow up douchebag

  • March 16, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Apparently Cohen punks Ron Paul too.

    by fiester

    It's a pity he could not have gotten interviews with folks like Rush or O'Reilly. That would have been sublime.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Can't wait to squirm

    by Fat Lenny

    Cohen makes me squirm like a motherfucker. I can't fuckin wait to watch Bruno the movie. Did you know the Hells Angels used to tongue kiss each other just to freak the locals out? It's funny as shit to watch those hairy bikers rubbing tongues with each other.

  • March 17, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Wowsah156

    by big_twinkie

    Did this article stir up some repressed memories of yours? Perhaps when your dad and uncle took you to one of the local UFC tournaments? Except it wasn't official was it? It was in a cage in your neighbours basement, with your dad and uncle running a train on you. You're a fucking idiot, boy.

  • March 17, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    FUCK TWITTER!

    by Darkplanet

    You're burnt out writing about your interviews, the last thing you need to do is fucking tweet about it. Tweet my fucking ass! Twitter is for self involved assholes with too many fuckin gadgets!

  • March 17, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    ED4?

    by wash

    That's freaking amazing news. I skipped everything you wrote after you dropped that news, because nothing else even matters. Spidey 4 can go inhale 10 tons of cocks FAIC, I just want me some Bruce Campbell Evil Dead action.

  • March 17, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Bruno sounds fucking hilarious.

    by Grievey

    I laughed hard at just the descriptions, so I can't even imagine what the film will be like for me. <BR><BR> The cage scene sounds terrifying though. Do you think they informed everyone it was a joke afterward, or....?

  • March 17, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    SBC needs to fuck right off

    by Brody77

    Still, kinda cool that the UK managed to offload his shite onto the US. Makes a change from the other way round.

  • March 17, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    PLEASE FIX THE TWITCH THREAD

    by Lost Jarv

    Ta

  • March 17, 2009, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Okay, for Spidey 4 I want Mysterio...

    by Kid Z

    ...as the villain. And here's the hook: Bruce Campbell plays mysterio! Turns out he knows Peter Parker's secret identity and has been observing Spidey for years, plotting and planning. See, that's why the wrestling M.C, the theatre usher and the French waiter all looked like the same guy... it was the same guy in various guises... Mysterio, actor and special effects designer extraordinaire. Okay Raimi, I'm making a screen capture of this posting. If you use this idea, be a dude and give me my due... I'll work for relatively cheap, a little cash and a couple props from the set will be more than enough!

  • March 17, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    The whole cage scene

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Thinking about it, the whole thing sounds really fishy. You have guys wanting to kill Cohen/Bruno and then they just let him walk out of there unscathed? It's just too easy to have a few plants in the crowd to yell the most extreme stuff (and tear up). I still think Ali G interviewing some politicians on the TV show was funnier and more legit than the Borat or Bruno films.

  • March 17, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Terry Southern did it first

    by MonkMayfair

    Sasha might owe some royalty money to Terry Southern's estate. His movie "The Magic Christian" had a scene where two boxers stopped boxing and started making out.

  • March 17, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    ED 4!! Ending?

    by The_Ritty

    They could use both and just inter cut Ash's S-Mart ending as the dream he has while he oversleeps and then wakes up in the fucked up future... Regardless, let's hope its Part 4 and no the remake he was talking about...

  • March 17, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' Anal rape fuckin' twitter...

    by Kid Z

    ... and all the self-important, twat-bag hipsters that fuckin' tweet on fuckin' twitter. Douches! We need a nice big war to thin out that herd a little!

  • March 18, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Sacha Baron Cohen being popular is

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    what's wrong with this world. Only in the decline of western civilization someone like Sacha Baron Cohen could be popular.

  • March 18, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    SBC on this talkback!?

    by AragornElfstone

    Anybody else think wowsah156 might actually be mr Cohen himself stirring up the talkback? Sounds like something he would do.