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Brüno (2009): Articles


'The Final Destination' Movie Has Sensational Debut

'The Final Destination.' Sept. 6, '09, update: The Final Destination held on to the No. 1 spot at the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend with $12.4 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. New Line Cinema's David R. Ellis-directed horror sequel scored an average of $3,984 per theater at 3,121 locations, bringing its domestic total to $47.5 million after a little more than one week in release. At No. 2, new entry All About Steve brought in a disappointing $11.2 million from ticket sales at 2,251 locations. Starring Sandra Bullock, the comedy follows a hyperactive crossword-puzzle constructor who stops at nothing to be close to the love of her life (Bradley Cooper). The two […]


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'The Final Destination' Movie Has Sensational Debut



'Brüno' Gay Controversy: Rights or Stereotypes?

Brook Barnes in the New York Times: “So it goes for Brüno, a movie that, in mercilessly exploiting the discomfort created when straight men are ambushed by aggressive gayness, happens to (surprise!) expose homophobia. Gay groups are reacting with deeply mixed emotions, heightened by the recent triumphs (Iowa) and losses (California) in efforts to legalize gay marriage. Is the film then vulgar, inappropriate and harmful? Or bold, timely and necessary? All of the above? “Ultimately the tension surrounding Brüno boils down to the worry that certain viewers won't understand that the joke is on them and will leave the multiplex with their homophobia validated.” *** Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood: “There's now a YouTube video … making the rounds which […]


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'Brüno' Gay Controversy: Rights or Stereotypes?



'Darfur Now' Screening + Sacha Baron Cohen 'Brüno' Trailer & 'State of Play' Images

'Darfur Now.' Darfur Now and The Devil Came on Horseback, both focusing on the ongoing Darfur crisis, will screen as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 27th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 15, '09, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free. Darfur Now is a call for people everywhere to take action against the human tragedies taking place in Darfur, Sudan. Director Theodore Braun and producer Cathy Schulman will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening. Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, The Devil Came on Horseback depicts the events in Darfur through the eyes of an American marine who has since tried […]


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'Darfur Now' Screening + Sacha Baron Cohen 'Brüno' Trailer & 'State of Play' Images