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Sacha Baron Cohen To Star In ‘Mandrake The Magician’ Based On ’30s Comic
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Mandrake the Magician

It’s being reported that Sacha Baron Cohen, star of Borat, The Brothers Grimsby, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, is set to star in Mandrake the Magician. The movie will be directed by Get Hard writer and director Etan Cohen, who has also written episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, and worked on the screenplays for Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Men in Black 3.

The movie is based on the comic strip of the same name created by Lee Falk during the Great Depression, and was first published back in 1934. It follows a mustached magician who uses hypnotism and illusion powers to fight crime.

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‘The Brothers Grimsby’: Jimmy Kimmel’s Audience Reacts To Scene That Almost Led To NC-17 Rating
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Recently Borat and Les Miserables star Sacha Baron Cohen paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and brought along a clip from his new movie, The Brothers Grimsby. The only problem with this particular clip was that it was too graphic to actually show on television. In fact, the clip was so graphic that it apparently almost got the movie an NC-17 rating. As Cohen reveals at the end they still had to trim a few minutes to get it past the Motion Picture Association of America with an R-rating, so that gives us an idea of what we’re dealing with here.

Because Kimmel was unable to actually show the clip on TV, they instead showed the audience watching and reacting to watching it. A pretty smart marketing tactic, as watching people reacting to something can sometimes make you want to see it even more than any trailer or clip would. It’s just a good thing the Fine Brothers abandoned their evil plot to take control of reaction videos.

You can check out the video below, along with a new red band trailer for the movie.

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Trailers For ‘The Brothers Grimsby’ Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong
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Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen in The Brothers Grimsby Trailer

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a couple of new trailers for The Brothers Grimsby, an action comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Les Miserables) and Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as two brothers who are separated when they are young children and travel very different life paths before they’re eventually reunited. Rebel Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Gabourey Sidibe, and Isla Fisher also star in the movie.

Sony has released both a trailer, which is pretty lengthy at just over three minutes, and also an international trailer that runs a more expected length at a little over two minutes. You can read more about The Brothers Grimsby and watch one, the other, or both of the trailers below.

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‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Character Posters
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Now that we’ve seen the teasers and the trailer for Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass, it’s time to check out the newly released character posters for the upcoming sequel.

Check out the trippy posters in the gallery here below.

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‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Trailer: Time For Alice To Save Wonderland
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Disney has released the first trailer for Alice Through The Looking Glass online. The sequel to the 2010 hit Alice In Wonderland, sees the return of Mia Wasikowska as Alice, who must save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and help stop the nefarious Time (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock. The sequel also sees the addition of Rhys Ifans who will play Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father.

We saw two small teasers for the film just a few days back, and some interesting footage while at the D23 Expo. But just in case you missed it all, this is your first look at the CGI-kaleidoscope colored splashed sequel. Check out the trailer below.

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D23 Expo 2015: ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Preview & Posters!
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At the D23 Expo 2015, in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, fans were delighted when Alice herself (Mia Wasikowska) was there to give a preview of the next chapter in Alice’s life, Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. New teaser posters were presented as well.

Check out the new posters for Alice Through the Looking Glass here below.

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Sacha Baron Cohen In Talks For ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Sequel ‘Through The Looking Glass’
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Borat and Les Miserables star Sacha Baron Cohen has entered into talks for Through the Looking Glass, a sequel to Disney’s megahit live-action/computer animated hybrid Alice in Wonderland.

Baron Cohen would join returning stars Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp on the cast. Directing the sequel is The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted helmer James Bobin, who steps in for Alice director Tim Burton.

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Must Watch: ‘Borat’ Star Sacha Baron Cohen Pulls Classic Prank At BAFTA Britannia Awards
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Sacha Baron Cohen BAFTA Britannia Awards Prank

I was going to describe the actual prank that actor Sacha Baron Cohen pulled at the recent BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards, but ultimately decided that this was something you should see with no knowledge of what was going on or what is going to happen.

No one does pranks quite like the star of movies like Borat, Bruno, and The Dictator, who was on hand to receive the Charlie Chaplin Award For Excellence In Comedy when he made his move. The crowd reaction is priceless, including some big celebrities, as you can easily hear the people in the audience who are aware of Baron Cohen’s reputation and laugh freely, while others look on worried, unsure of what’s going on and what they should be doing in this moment. The end result is that this may just be the best “thank you” speech we’ve ever seen.

You can see a pair of videos below, one showing the set up and the prank, and the other starting with the prank and showing the response.

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Sacha Baron Cohen No Longer Playing Queen Frontman Freddie Mercury After Differences With Band
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Sacha Baron Cohen & Freddy Mercury

We found out that Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen was going to play Freddie Mercury, the late great singer of the band Queen, back in 2010. But now, sadly, the actor has been forced to walk away from the project.

Cohen brought in two-time Academy Award nominee Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) to write the script, and he had been looking for potential directors to take on the biopic. Unfortunately he could never find approval from the remaining members of Queen, who have final say on both the screenplay and director. According to sources, it was this same final say from Queen that also ultimately led to Cohen’s departure. While he was aiming to make a more mature, R-rated tell-all about Mercury, Queen seems determined for the movie to be a more family-friendly PG-rated biopic.

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Netflix Review: Hugo
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Geeks of Doom Netflix Streaming Review

Netflix Review: HugoHugo
Netflix Streaming
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths
Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: November 23, 2011

With all the praise surrounding the immersive 3D experience of Hugo, I truthfully didn’t think I would enjoy watching the movie on the small screen in a streaming viewing experience. In fact, with the “kid’s movie” stigma attached to it, I’m fairly sure I wanted to dislike it.

But it is impossible to dislike a Martin Scorsese film.

Despite the deficiency of 3D immersion, Scorsese had my attention riveted from the very beginning of the movie. With several early sequences that embodies his trademark single-shot “how the hell did he film this” technique(s), connected with high standard acting from a stellar cast, Hugo stands well enough on its own without that 3D garbage, thank-you-very-much!

Actually, the coupling of Scorsese’s filming and direction techniques, with the excellent cast make this a superb movie experience. And when it comes to the cast, Scorsese most definitely has an eyeball for talent: Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law, and more all favor the screen in Hugo, but it is Asa Butterfield’s performance as the title character that tremendously grabs you.

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