Anna Faris Teams with Sacha Baron Cohen
Anna Faris is currently in negotiations to play the owner of a Whole Foods-style store in New York in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy, The Dictator. Borat director Larry Charles will direct this movie being described as “the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” Cohen will play dual roles of a goat herder and a overthrown foreign ruler who gets lost in the U.S. Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas are on board as a couple of Middle Easterners. Charles and Cohen are said to be shooting this movie in the similar style of Borat and are seeking actors with strong improvisational skills. Who else should be added to this cast?
Anna Faris, Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow is an amazing director, Hurt Locker was pure genius and therefore anything she touches will instantly be a classic. I think it's a little soon to make a movie about Bin Laden's death, not that I care about his feelings or his people's feelings but I think a little anticipation for a movie like that would make a big difference at the box office.
Anna Faris and Mr. Borat himself in the same movie?! Can you say laugh-riot?
I'm sorry but I don't agree here. I watched The Hurt Locker before it obtained any of its overrated awards and it remains as of today maybe the most overrated movie I've seen in my entire life. It may have looked like a realistic Iraq movie with depth and all, but the picture itself received negative reviews from the military world ... Back on topic, I dont see much the point of making a movie about the whole bin Laden story. Is film-making that necessary so that the next generations will remember something?
Unfortunately yes, for today's generation all the kids learn from movies (why do you think there are so many remakes) and at the same time they are so de-sensatized that there is a poll that shows if today's generation were to watch all footage of 9/11 as it happened, including it crashing down, people scream/running/crying, people jumping out of windows, ya know, the whole shabang, that they wouldn't shed a tear or show any emotion because they are that de-sensatized. My friend happens to be one of the types of people who defuses bombes and when I sent him that movie he said it couldn't be more accurate, plus Bigelow spent time with the people who defuse bombs and watched them first hand do their jobs which is why it got so much praise.
On a side note, as for today's generation... I heard a couple kids talking the other day, one said, "I love that Don't Stop Believing song, Glee creates a lot of great songs." I was so close to smacking that chick. Went up to her, and said that her generation isn't cool or creative enough to come up with a song like that and that the original and COOL version was done by Journey. This anti-social technologically infused generation is a joke and pathetic. They can't carry on a convo for more than 10 minutes without having a cell phone withdrawal, some of them literally can't even talk unless it's through some sort of electronic device.
You kind of went away from what I was saying but what you said is sadly true, concerning the youth. However, back on THL, I cannot believe that is was "impeccably realistic". Renner's performance can't be the one of a real defuser. That, I won't buy. Half-stoned, half-uncaring of any danger (the way he approaches the bombs, with guns surrounding him?). OK, that whole segment with the snipers in the desert, with almost all of them emptying their bullets without hitting much did make an impression on me, but that was it.
I see where your coming from. Although 99.9% of the people who defuse bombs aren't going to have that kind of attitude, "I don't care if I live or die, just live in the moment," type of attitude I didn't think it was sooo unrealistic that it ruined the film for me, I think the main reason why everyone liked him in THL is because of his attitude, he played it off so well, his personality and everything, it just wasn't a good match with the role, now... his role in The Town alongside Ben Affleck was outstanding.
The desert scene was definitely spot on accurate as far as being realistic so I totally know where your coming from on that point as well.
see i liked the hurt locker but the town i thought was overrated. the acting was fine for me. i guess what bugged me was that gone baby gone i found unbelievable and my expectations for the town were so high that it left me wanting a bit more from it. gone baby gone had me thinking what would i do in that situation till....this day, while the town was not that deep at all.
Good point there, Cookie. Glad that you respected my opinion concerning the movie. Renner is an OUTSTANDING actor (it was hard to pick which were better than him or Christian Bale, for the supporting actors of 2010). I'm sure he'll be great as Hawkeye in The Avengers.
Mikey, it's more the other way round for me lol. Gone Baby Gone left me with that "one-watch" feeling. I probably will never see it again, whereas The Town definitely belongs to the top ten of 2010 to me (Winter's Bone did not deserve half of its recognition ...)
@ Leey- Winter's Bone I liked for the most part, it looked and felt like the south (because it was and I'm from Georgia originally so it felt like my friggin back yard in some scenes) but the end of it kind of threw me off where the uncle says he knows who killed his brother/her father and just leaves as if he's going to go do something he'll get killed for or go to jail for which is fine but it's just the way they worded it/ shot it and all that plus 2 hours of supposed deep emotional feeling for this girl and we can't find out who killed her dead beat father? So yeah I know how you feel on that one. I'm sure he'll do good as Hawkeye, I can see him doing a great job on that character.
Yeah that was my fear as well because Ben Affleck directing Gone Baby Gone was shear brilliance. And his baby brother Casey was amazing in it and everything about that movie was perfect which is why I was surprised it didn't get a lot of attention from Hollywood, it was a Independent Film Festival type of movie so when it came out to dvd it wasn't noticed much.
I wasn't expecting a lot from The Town though because I knew it was about bank robbers so I just expected a good action movie but it turned out to be deeper than just a good summer blockbuster, it was very into the characters rather than what they were doing.
yeah gbg really deserved a lot more attention but thats how it usually goes. and yeah, i'm definitely not knocking the town, i thoroughly enjoyed it and was into all the characters. i look forward to affleck directing some more stuff because so far he seems to know what he's doing.
Just like De Niro, Ben Affleck has successfully brought to life his hometown and surrounding areas, told us that while everybody ignores Boston and the other places around it where he spent his childhood there is much to learn from it and that the people (while they aren't millionaires and look poor) show more dignity, loyalty and bravery than the other people previously mentioned. In a way it's a realistic art, what he's doing. I agree I want to see him do more directing (as well as acting).
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