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(Huffington Post)   Sasha Baron Cohen will no longer be starring in the Freddie Mercury biopic because producers demanded a change from R rating to PG   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 82
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2013-07-23 12:19:48 AM
What a whiny little cocksucker.
 
2013-07-23 12:34:03 AM
The market for this film has been shrinking since 1991.  It probably peaked after Wayne's World in 1992, and maybe had some legs after Wayne's World 2.  The only recent activity for the Freddy "Q" factor was that Christian band leader who mimicked Freddy on Ellen five years ago.  At this point they'd be better off waiting another 10 years so you get some detachment from it all, ala "The Doors."

I love their music, but Freddy Mercury's story isn't something that lends itself to the big screen.  He was an intensely private person and the numerous documentaries done since he died serve the purpose well.  I'm not sure how successful an actual movie would be.
 
2013-07-23 01:14:26 AM

Lsherm: The market for this film has been shrinking since 1991.  It probably peaked after Wayne's World in 1992, and maybe had some legs after Wayne's World 2.  The only recent activity for the Freddy "Q" factor was that Christian band leader who mimicked Freddy on Ellen five years ago.  At this point they'd be better off waiting another 10 years so you get some detachment from it all, ala "The Doors."

I love their music, but Freddy Mercury's story isn't something that lends itself to the big screen.   He was an intensely private person and the numerous documentaries done since he died serve the purpose well.  I'm not sure how successful an actual movie would be.


Kinda with you here.  I love Queen and Freddie, but I just don't know how you can do a proper biopic about someone so private without it containing a bunch of BS.
 
2013-07-23 01:23:05 AM
Well... I hope he'll keep on fighting till the end.
 
2013-07-23 02:56:38 AM
fark Sasha Baron Cohen


/not a fan
 
2013-07-23 03:33:54 AM

bdub77: What a whiny little cocksucker.


So you actually think a PG movie about Freddie Mercury won't suck? Dude was a rock star not a Muppet.
 
2013-07-23 03:45:52 AM

Lsherm: The market for this film has been shrinking since 1991.  It probably peaked after Wayne's World in 1992, and maybe had some legs after Wayne's World 2.  The only recent activity for the Freddy "Q" factor was that Christian band leader who mimicked Freddy on Ellen five years ago.  At this point they'd be better off waiting another 10 years so you get some detachment from it all, ala "The Doors."

I love their music, but Freddy Mercury's story isn't something that lends itself to the big screen.  He was an intensely private person and the numerous documentaries done since he died serve the purpose well.  I'm not sure how successful an actual movie would be.


I agree for the most part, but Morrison died in '71 and the Doors movie came out twenty years after his death. Maybe now IS the right time, since Freddy died about that long ago. That being said, I'm not so sure Borat is the best choice...there's gotta be a more respectable, serious actor out there that could pull it off.
 
2013-07-23 03:56:00 AM
His portrayal of  Thénardier was bland and uninspired. I don't see what the author of the article is gushing over.
 
2013-07-23 04:06:25 AM
I disagree with the PG rating. Sasha has got a point...

It's a shame. I would have liked to see him in such a role.
 
2013-07-23 04:18:14 AM
A PG movie about a gay 70/80s rock star?

Yeah, that'll be... good.
 
2013-07-23 04:50:53 AM
An R rating or a PG rating?

In any biopic portrayal, especially one of the life of Freddie Mercury, one has to consider.....

Is this the real life? Or, is this just fantasy?
 
2013-07-23 04:51:41 AM
PG? The band has script approval? Too many cooks in the kitchen.
 
2013-07-23 04:57:20 AM

Lsherm: The market for this film has been shrinking since 1991.  It probably peaked after Wayne's World in 1992, and maybe had some legs after Wayne's World 2.  The only recent activity for the Freddy "Q" factor was that Christian band leader who mimicked Freddy on Ellen five years ago.  At this point they'd be better off waiting another 10 years so you get some detachment from it all, ala "The Doors."

I love their music, but Freddy Mercury's story isn't something that lends itself to the big screen.  He was an intensely private person and the numerous documentaries done since he died serve the purpose well.  I'm not sure how successful an actual movie would be.


"At this point they'd be better off waiting another 10 years so you get some detachment from it all, ala "The Doors."

More time has lapsed since Freddie down, than there was between Morrison dying and the Movie coming out.


(Sorry about the weird formatting. Farks mobile app is absolute garbage.)
 
2013-07-23 05:03:22 AM
Damn shame. I don't really like Cohen's work but I would have seen this given the subject matter.

No chance I'm watching a PG version.
 
2013-07-23 05:38:25 AM
He's right.  He smelled Baz Luhrmann in the water and got out.  Wise choice.
 
2013-07-23 06:09:30 AM
When you take money from he big studios you have to pay attention to their notes.
 
2013-07-23 06:21:03 AM

Crewmannumber6: When you take money from he big studios you have to pay attention to their notes.


Yeah but those guys notes tend to fark everything up.
 
2013-07-23 06:34:51 AM

TheJoe03: Crewmannumber6: When you take money from he big studios you have to pay attention to their notes.

Yeah but those guys notes tend to fark everything up.


Then don't take their money. Want to do it your way? Do it Indie style. They don't care about $10 million, but if they give you $100 million, you pretty much have to do things their way.
 
2013-07-23 06:38:46 AM

Crewmannumber6: Then don't take their money. Want to do it your way? Do it Indie style. They don't care about $10 million, but if they give you $100 million, you pretty much have to do things their way.


Fair enough, I was thinking about Louis CK and how he did "Louie" when I wrote that, so you're right. Then again, my point still stands, those notes tend to fark up the creative process of making a movie (TV show, album, whatever). To think these Hollywood morons believe making a PG movie about Freddie Mercury makes sense basically proves that point. You're right but those Hollywood schmucks aren't.
 
2013-07-23 06:43:57 AM
Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me

/Mr. MutantMotherMouse's rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody makes me laugh so hard, I pee a little
 
2013-07-23 06:46:36 AM

Bslim: PG? The band has script approval? Too many cooks in the kitchen.


The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.  I understand their concern about a "warts and all" treatment making them look like total assholes.
 
2013-07-23 06:47:52 AM
Freddy sucked.
 
2013-07-23 07:14:46 AM
"Sacha, you know, he's got to be one of the best comedians on the planet,"

uhm no
 
2013-07-23 07:18:43 AM

Massa Damnata: "Sacha, you know, he's got to be one of the best comedians on the planet,"

uhm Hell no


FTFY
 
2013-07-23 07:19:46 AM

YoOjo: Freddy sucked.


Probably, but he was a great singer too.
 
2013-07-23 07:21:37 AM

Another Government Employee: Bslim: PG? The band has script approval? Too many cooks in the kitchen.

The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.  I understand their concern about a "warts and all" treatment making them look like total assholes.


A gorilla sculpture, painted as musician Freddie Mercury, has been removed after a copyright complaint.

Organisers of Go Go Gorillas, a public art trail in Norwich, were contacted by Queen's manager Jim Beach on behalf of the Freddie Mercury estate.

The estate claimed the suit "worn" by the gorilla breached copyright.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23226366
 
2013-07-23 07:27:06 AM

TheJoe03: bdub77: What a whiny little cocksucker.

So you actually think a PG movie about Freddie Mercury won't suck? Dude was a rock star not a Muppet.


This, actually. The idea of keeping the movie PG is, honestly, a disservice to Freddie Mercury. I salute Cohen for defending artistic integrity - if a PG rating prevents him from giving a serviceable performance, then backing out of the role seems like a perfectly reasonable response.
 
2013-07-23 07:35:11 AM

YoOjo: Another Government Employee: Bslim: PG? The band has script approval? Too many cooks in the kitchen.

The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.  I understand their concern about a "warts and all" treatment making them look like total assholes.

A gorilla sculpture, painted as musician Freddie Mercury, has been removed after a copyright complaint.

Organisers of Go Go Gorillas, a public art trail in Norwich, were contacted by Queen's manager Jim Beach on behalf of the Freddie Mercury estate.

The estate claimed the suit "worn" by the gorilla breached copyright.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23226366


how the fark does copyright extend to the color of a jacket?
and if it does somehow....
how the fark is amazon and its various sellers and suppliers in business ?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_14?rh=n%3A1036592%2Ck%3Ayellow+j ac ket
 
2013-07-23 07:38:09 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: His portrayal of  Thénardier was bland and uninspired. I don't see what the author of the article is gushing over.




I don't know, I'm not sure how that performance could have possibly been any nardier.
 
2013-07-23 07:46:24 AM
So they want to make a PG movie about a gay rock star that was ascendant in the 70's.

Why?
 
2013-07-23 07:46:42 AM

TheJoe03: bdub77: What a whiny little cocksucker.

So you actually think a PG movie about Freddie Mercury won't suck? Dude was a rock star not a Muppet.


I think you missed the joke. For the record I agree with you. :)
 
2013-07-23 07:52:42 AM

bdub77: TheJoe03: bdub77: What a whiny little cocksucker.

So you actually think a PG movie about Freddie Mercury won't suck? Dude was a rock star not a Muppet.

I think you missed the joke. For the record I agree with you. :)


Dada?
 
2013-07-23 07:55:56 AM

bdub77: I think you missed the joke.


Ah, well now I feel like a dick. I should have known it was a joke since I'm such a comedy geek and I should know better.
 
2013-07-23 08:05:09 AM

Another Government Employee: The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.  I understand their concern about a "warts and all" treatment making them look like total assholes.


Oh FFS.

The best biopics are always the ones where the person or their relatives has no say in it, or is big enough to basically laugh their ass off at their younger, stupid selves. 24 Hour Party People is a great film, because Tony Wilson didn't care what they said about him. He just wanted to pay tribute to the music of Joy Division, new Order and the Happy Mondays.
 
2013-07-23 08:07:21 AM

Leader O'Cola: YoOjo: Another Government Employee: Bslim: PG? The band has script approval? Too many cooks in the kitchen.

The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.  I understand their concern about a "warts and all" treatment making them look like total assholes.

A gorilla sculpture, painted as musician Freddie Mercury, has been removed after a copyright complaint.

Organisers of Go Go Gorillas, a public art trail in Norwich, were contacted by Queen's manager Jim Beach on behalf of the Freddie Mercury estate.

The estate claimed the suit "worn" by the gorilla breached copyright.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23226366

how the fark does copyright extend to the color of a jacket?
and if it does somehow....
how the fark is amazon and its various sellers and suppliers in business ?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_14?rh=n%3A1036592%2Ck%3Ayellow+j ac ket


I would go out on a very far limb and guess that the main issue was the verbatim logo trace on the back of the jacket, possibly then poorly translated through a lawyer.
 
2013-07-23 08:16:20 AM
Could you even have a picture of Mercury displayed and get a PG?

/Is too sexy.
//Too, too sexy.
 
2013-07-23 08:16:57 AM
The band and studio were obviously afraid the movie wouldn't tank. Thank God they headed off that possibility.
 
2013-07-23 08:21:51 AM

farkeruk: Another Government Employee: The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.  I understand their concern about a "warts and all" treatment making them look like total assholes.

Oh FFS.

The best biopics are always the ones where the person or their relatives has no say in it, or is big enough to basically laugh their ass off at their younger, stupid selves. 24 Hour Party People is a great film, because Tony Wilson didn't care what they said about him. He just wanted to pay tribute to the music of Joy Division, new Order and the Happy Mondays.



Plus, Andy Serkis was farking phenomenal in that movie.

I'm still wondering how a filmmaking team could pull off a PG film about a rock star who became famous at the height of the sex and drug fueled 70s, and who also pretty much screwed anything that would screw him back.
 
2013-07-23 08:22:28 AM

ModernLuddite: Could you even have a picture of Mercury displayed and get a PG?

/Is too sexy.
//Too, too sexy.

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-23 08:30:45 AM
Bummer, SBC would have been great as Freddy.
 
2013-07-23 08:45:58 AM
it doesn't make a lot of sense anyway.  do they think a bunch of kids will want to see a freddie mercury movie because it's rated pg13?  anyone under the age of 20 probably doesn't even know who mercury is, even if they have heard queen songs on the radio.  the only possible audience for this movie is going to be people 30 and older, so why not give it an adult rating?
 
2013-07-23 08:49:28 AM

enderthexenocide: it doesn't make a lot of sense anyway.  do they think a bunch of kids will want to see a freddie mercury movie because it's rated pg13?  anyone under the age of 20 probably doesn't even know who mercury is, even if they have heard queen songs on the radio.  the only possible audience for this movie is going to be people 30 and older, so why not give it an adult rating?


Teenagers buy movie tickets, to a greater extent than adults
 
2013-07-23 08:51:09 AM
Most movies I see lately are PG-13. They want to go down to PG? That's the same rating as Turbo, and Despicable Me 2.
 
2013-07-23 09:03:32 AM

enderthexenocide: it doesn't make a lot of sense anyway.  do they think a bunch of kids will want to see a freddie mercury movie because it's rated pg13?  anyone under the age of 20 probably doesn't even know who mercury is, even if they have heard queen songs on the radio.  the only possible audience for this movie is going to be people 30 and older, so why not give it an adult rating?


^^ THIS ^^

I'm not particularly a fan of Borat but I do think SBC could play an excellent Freddy. I think the surviving members (of Queen) should stop taking themselves so seriously.
 
2013-07-23 09:11:09 AM
Good. A movie about Freddie Mercury shouldn't be rated PG.
 
2013-07-23 09:16:10 AM

TheJoe03: bdub77: I think you missed the joke.

Ah, well now I feel like a dick. I should have known it was a joke since I'm such a comedy geek and I should know better.


Nah, it's usually just the sign of a terrible joke ;)
 
2013-07-23 09:18:47 AM

Lsherm: The market for this film has been shrinking since 1991.  It probably peaked after Wayne's World in 1992, and maybe had some legs after Wayne's World 2.  The only recent activity for the Freddy "Q" factor was that Christian band leader who mimicked Freddy on Ellen five years ago.


that's purely from a US perspective. from an international perspective, queen are still massively huge and a film about freddie would likely do very well.
 
2013-07-23 09:25:11 AM
How can you NOT tell the story of Freddie Mercury honestly without it being R-rated?
 
2013-07-23 09:25:26 AM
What's the problem?  An improbable rise to fame by performing theatrical music to a rock and roll audience that was still tolerant of 8 minute songs at the time.  Why an R rating?  Cohen wants to show his penis, doesn't he?

In all, I think I'd like to see a retrospective on the performers from that era and how audiences never knew that the definition of "stage presence" in many cases meant "being gay" (yes, a loose association but with merit) and the promotional misdirection to keep this information a secret in order to remain "decent" and profitable - and how it's still being applied in recent years on members of boy bands.  Mercury is the perfect example.
 
2013-07-23 09:29:24 AM
I bet Sasha had 40 pages of Romping-Rated-R-gay-sex-parade jubilee; and the band wanted to make it about the music. So the band came in one morning with the idea to make it PG; to force Sasha into making it about the music

With a PG rating, they might consider doing a saturday morning cartoon about Freddie and the Band instead?

/very disappoint
 
2013-07-23 09:34:56 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-23 09:40:42 AM

blacksharpiemarker: I disagree with the PG rating. Sasha has got a point...

It's a shame. I would have liked to see him in such a role.


Yeah, I'm with you here too. I think he would have ran with it and did a decent job (and shocked most people who were expecting a parody).
 
2013-07-23 09:46:52 AM
Sasha would have gotten a well-deserved Oscar for the role. He was born to play Freddie.

I'm sad I'll never see him play it.
 
2013-07-23 09:47:42 AM

HotWingConspiracy: So they want to make a PG movie about a gay rock star that was ascendant in the 70's.

Why?


24.media.tumblr.com

Alphax: Most movies I see lately are PG-13. They want to go down to PG? That's the same rating as Turbo, and Despicable Me 2.


FYI: Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark were rated PG as well.

// those two are (part of?) the reason for the PG-13 rating in the first place
// I'm sure we can find a PG flick from the late 70s-early 80s with some boobs as well
// Turbo and DM2 aren't rated G?
 
2013-07-23 09:54:26 AM

Dr Dreidel: // I'm sure we can find a PG flick from the late 70s-early 80s with some boobs as well



Link
 
2013-07-23 09:57:20 AM
Sasha was good in Les Miserables.

/awesome movie
 
2013-07-23 10:18:39 AM

Buttknuckle: Sasha was good in Les Miserables.

/awesome movie


Agree that Les Mis was a good movie, but can't agree that SBC was good.  If Crowe hadn't been such a weak Javert, SBC would have been the worst of the cast.

I can see him playing Mercury very well appearance-wise facially but isn't he about a foot taller than Mercury was?  Guess they'd rely on "movie magic" to correct the height variances.  Plus, he didn't have much of a singing voice.  There aren't many with Mercury's pipes but I wonder if they'd just use old QUEEN recordings instead of SBC.
 
2013-07-23 10:23:16 AM

Buttknuckle: Sasha was good in Les Miserables.

/awesome movie


I think he and Helena Bonham Carter make a good comedy duo.
 
2013-07-23 10:30:49 AM
Sasha would have been AWESOME as Freddie and would have nailed the portrayal. Hey, I hate his "comedy movies" but can appreciate this man is dripping in talent.

A PG or PG-13 movie about Freddie is going to suck majorly. That guy lead an R rated life (actually NC-17 but I can live with a bit of editing).
 
2013-07-23 10:36:33 AM
He could definitely got the outrageous external facing version of Mercury, I can't think of anyone better suited to it currently around. Whether he could do the private version as well I guess we will never know now.
 
2013-07-23 10:44:22 AM

jmr61: Damn shame. I don't really like Cohen's work but I would have seen this given the subject matter.

No chance I'm watching a PG version.


Pretty much all of this.
 
2013-07-23 10:56:59 AM

blacksharpiemarker: I disagree with the PG rating. Sasha has got a point...

It's a shame. I would have liked to see him in such a role.


How one is supposed to do a PG version of a rampant bisexual cock 'n' rock star of the first order who died of AIDS is unclear to me.

Black bars over the naughty bits?

There were entire years that were nothing but naughty bits, if half the scuttlebutt surrounding Mercury is true.

/scuttled butt.
 
2013-07-23 11:19:39 AM
Though I find his 'comedy' tedious and unfunny in the extreme, I think Baron Cohen is a great actor and has
a deal more artistic integrity than many others working.  And while he would have done a great job, the main
reason he was cast was because he bears a vague resemblance to Freddie when he has a moustache.
 
2013-07-23 12:25:35 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Sasha would have gotten a well-deserved Oscar for the role. He was born to play Freddie.

I'm sad I'll never see him play it.


THIS.

Man, what disappointing news this is.  He would have knocked it out of the park, From the moment he was attached to it, I couldn't (and still can't) see anyone else play Freddie.

With him gone, I'll be surprised if Hooper or Fincher sign on to direct this clusterfark.
 
2013-07-23 12:29:01 PM
Can we just get this guy some acting lessons and someone to teach him a british accent, then just call it a day?    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dREKkAk628I
 
2013-07-23 12:48:16 PM
I never knew that Freddie Mercury lived a PG life.
 
2013-07-23 12:56:37 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: His portrayal of  Thénardier was bland and uninspired. I don't see what the author of the article is gushing over.


I found his performance with HBC to be the highlight of an otherwise unremarkable movie.
 
2013-07-23 01:29:17 PM

Crewmannumber6: enderthexenocide: it doesn't make a lot of sense anyway.  do they think a bunch of kids will want to see a freddie mercury movie because it's rated pg13?  anyone under the age of 20 probably doesn't even know who mercury is, even if they have heard queen songs on the radio.  the only possible audience for this movie is going to be people 30 and older, so why not give it an adult rating?

Teenagers buy movie tickets, to a greater extent than adults


About rockstars they've never even heard of?  The vast majority of people who give a shiat about Queen are over 20.  He was dead before anyone younger was born, and they pretty much only hear his songs at hockey games now.

So maybe teenagers who watch hockey would show up.

Ugh.  What a disappointment.  I was so excited about this.
 
2013-07-23 02:03:07 PM

Another Government Employee: The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.


Well, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, and Richard Manuel are all dead. Why does it matter what Robbie Robertson has control of in a thread about Freddy Mercury?

/You're the one that capitalized "The Band"
 
2013-07-23 02:27:17 PM
Normally I'm not a fan of judging movies by their rating, but PG? WTF?
 
2013-07-23 04:01:13 PM

SecretAgentWoman: Sasha would have been AWESOME as Freddie and would have nailed the portrayal. Hey, I hate his "comedy movies" but can appreciate this man is dripping in talent.

A PG or PG-13 movie about Freddie is going to suck majorly. That guy lead an R rated life (actually NC-17 but I can live with a bit of editing).


Gotta agree here.  Never liked his comedy movies.  Then I saw him in Hugo.  Didn't even know it was him until after I looked it up.  He was great.  A shame about this, I think he could have done it justice.  He looks the part and seems to have the talent.
 
2013-07-23 04:36:32 PM

Burn_The_Plows: Another Government Employee: The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.

Well, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, and Richard Manuel are all dead. Why does it matter what Robbie Robertson has control of in a thread about Freddy Mercury?

/You're the one that capitalized "The Band"


Robbie Robertson wants to take credit for all of Queen's music in addition to taking credit for everything from The Band.
 
2013-07-23 04:43:58 PM

bluorangefyre: How can you NOT tell the story of Freddie Mercury honestly without it being R-rated?


By focusing on his music?
 
2013-07-23 05:31:09 PM

evilmrsock: Leader O'Cola: YoOjo: Another Government Employee: Bslim: PG? The band has script approval? Too many cooks in the kitchen.

The Band has always had control of their name and likenesses.  I understand their concern about a "warts and all" treatment making them look like total assholes.

A gorilla sculpture, painted as musician Freddie Mercury, has been removed after a copyright complaint.

Organisers of Go Go Gorillas, a public art trail in Norwich, were contacted by Queen's manager Jim Beach on behalf of the Freddie Mercury estate.

The estate claimed the suit "worn" by the gorilla breached copyright.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23226366

how the fark does copyright extend to the color of a jacket?
and if it does somehow....
how the fark is amazon and its various sellers and suppliers in business ?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_14?rh=n%3A1036592%2Ck%3Ayellow+j ac ket

I would go out on a very far limb and guess that the main issue was the verbatim logo trace on the back of the jacket, possibly then poorly translated through a lawyer.


The gorilla in question had the Queen Q logo on the back, Flash t-shirt, moustache and overbite of Freddie. Any one thing they might of got away with but the entire package was using a copyrighted image and the Mercury estate had a very god point. It's now back but without the 'tache and teeth. Got the before pictures to prove it.

/how the hell the Iron Man, Optimus Prime, Batman and Superman ones are still around I have no idea.
//best one is Poppyland Hero
 
2013-07-23 05:51:57 PM

happydude45: bluorangefyre: How can you NOT tell the story of Freddie Mercury honestly without it being R-rated?

By focusing on his music?


You can't focus on his music without focusing on his life. You can't focus on his life while staying PG.
 
2013-07-23 10:22:36 PM
They can't make Adult movies anymore. Just kiddie movies.
 
2013-07-24 03:54:07 AM
Dear Hollywood,

CAST JOHN BARROWMAN FOR THE ROLE, YOU BLIND RETARDS!!!

ts2.mm.bing.net


Seriously, folks. Just draw a pornstache on him and he's a farking clone of Freddy!
 
2013-07-24 05:16:30 AM

TV's Vinnie: Dear Hollywood,

CAST JOHN BARROWMAN FOR THE ROLE, YOU BLIND RETARDS!!!

[ts2.mm.bing.net image 360x480]


Seriously, folks. Just draw a pornstache on him and he's a farking clone of Freddy!


media.northjersey.com

And we can get this guy and his autotune for the singing parts, and hope he chokes to death trying to hit the high notes in Under Pressure.
 
2013-07-24 05:43:27 AM

Crewmannumber6: enderthexenocide: it doesn't make a lot of sense anyway.  do they think a bunch of kids will want to see a freddie mercury movie because it's rated pg13?  anyone under the age of 20 probably doesn't even know who mercury is, even if they have heard queen songs on the radio.  the only possible audience for this movie is going to be people 30 and older, so why not give it an adult rating?

Teenagers buy movie tickets, to a greater extent than adults


Did you even read what he wrote? I underlined they key portion you were too stupid to comprehend.
 
2013-07-24 06:06:42 AM
I've noticed a pattern here.  People seem to think their high opinion of Sasha Baron Cohen would be void if they don't preface it with how tedious, boring, or silly his comedy is.  When in reality, it's impossible to dislike his comedy if you truly appreciate who he is.  The humor of his seemingly lowest common denominator gags is in the fact that he's of the highest order of minds and most practiced of talents.

To simplify-- "I like Sasha Baron Cohen.  He's a really talented guy, intelligent and sharp witted.  Why does he waste his time going around trying to be the butt of cruel jokes for morons, only to turn it around on them like a torturous mirror?"

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-07-24 06:45:07 AM

Cretony38: They can't make Adult movies anymore. Just kiddie movies.


I beg to differ, you just can't look any farther than their tent pole blockbusters.

Take Shelter was amazing. So was Killer Joe. So was Mud. So was Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (if you can handle subtitles)

Filmspotting gives out a Golden Brick award every year for great films that fly under the radar. Almost everything on this list is worth giving a chance to.

http://filmspotting.net/top-5/goldenbricks.html
 
2013-07-24 09:55:06 AM

thamike: I've noticed a pattern here.  People seem to think their high opinion of Sasha Baron Cohen would be void if they don't preface it with how tedious, boring, or silly his comedy is.  When in reality, it's impossible to dislike his comedy if you truly appreciate who he is.  The humor of his seemingly lowest common denominator gags is in the fact that he's of the highest order of minds and most practiced of talents.

To simplify-- "I like Sasha Baron Cohen.  He's a really talented guy, intelligent and sharp witted.  Why does he waste his time going around trying to be the butt of cruel jokes for morons, only to turn it around on them like a torturous mirror?"

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I get that, he does subversive humor fantastically.  But I don't generally like that stuff.  So me discounting that isn't because I think he is wasting his talents, it's because I don't like that. I am more of a visual gag/Monty Python/Zucker Brothers kind of guy.  There is some of that in the his movies, but that isn't generally the type of humor he does.  He does "squirm" humor.  Same reason I never really liked that show "Punk'd" (which is a cheap imitation of his stuff, I know) and a myriad of other things in the same vein.
 
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