Take some time to caption the photo below. Apparently, things got heated at the Cannes Film Festival between The Dictator and Elisabetta Canalis, and she was thrown overboard in a body-bag. What do you think they were saying in that picture, and whatever it was — is that the motive for the murder?
“I was in Jerusalem and I was being chased by a bunch of Hasidic Jews, and I ironically that was the closest I’ve been to being killed.” Sacha Baron Cohen tells Howard Stern about his brush with death while filming Borat and the humor in possibly being killed by his own people.
I learned something new today that I seemed to have overlooked for years. Sacha Baron Cohen is extremely hot. Apparently all those years in ridiculous get-ups clouded my ability to see straight. Watch his appearance on Howard Stern below. It’s one of the first times he’s ever appeared out of character. Did I mention he’s hot? And Jewish? He’s the fu^king holy grail.
Though I seem to be the only person on the planet that doesn’t understand the humor behind Sacha Baron Cohen’s characters, I must confess that his red carpet prank made me laugh. He showed up to the Oscars in full “Dictator” character, and then poured an urn full of ashes over Ryan Seacrest’s head, saying, “When someone asks you what you are wearing, tell them Kim Jong Il.” I have to give Oscar producer Brian Grazer a lot of credit for giving “The Dictator” a ticket to the ceremony. After all, all these red carpet clowns are playing some kind of character, his is just the funniest. Watch below.
‘Hugo’ might be the most personal film of Martin Scorcese’s career. Based on Brian Selznick’s children’s book, ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’, Scorcese shows his love for the history of cinema through the eyes of Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield).
Set in a dreamy version of 1930’s Paris, Cabret is an orphan who lives in a train station where he steals food and avoids the Station Inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) who sends stray kids to an orphanage.
Cabret learned the art of clockmaking from his late father (Jude Law) and inherited his love of film. Hugo longs to finish restoring a relic left behind by his father, an automaton (a robot made of clock parts resembling a turn of the century version of C-3PO). The key to the restoration lies with another orphan, Isabelle (Chlöe Grace Moretz), and the couple she lives with (Ben Kingsley and Helen McCrory). Hugo introduces Isabelle to the magic of movies, and their quest ferries them through film history and the pioneering works of Georges Méliès.
Hugo is a film that doubles as an art exhibit, curated by Scorsese, who’s passion for cinema permeates this entire production. On display are works from a stellar cast and a list of Academy Award winners for cinematography, film editing, visual effects, music, costume design, all against the backdrop of the imaginative set designed by Dante Ferretti. At it’s core, Hugo is a touching tale with wounded characters searching for a purpose, and it will appeal to anyone passionate about the history of film.