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Postby kimchi_chigae » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:30 am

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kimchi_chigae wrote:Tried to watch it on Friday after dinner...no way, Jose. :-o Arrived at the theatre at 8:45 pm and the screening for 9:20 and 9:55 were sold out already. They even put an extra screening at 11:15, but I wasn't going to stick around for that.

So we tried again last night. Great success! ;-D


Nice work!!

Seriously though we got there 30 minutes prior with tickets we picked up the day before and still had to sit in the 3rd row.


Some jack arse in the back seat was saving like 10 seats and only 4 of them had coats.

I told him he can't save 7 seats and then he was like "Fine...oh wait there are my friends"

stupid seat savers should be executed


Yeah, it was nuts. Way worse than Snakes on a Plane. I bought the tix on the internet for SoaP, but I couldn't do the same for Borat, stupid cheap theatre. !+) We got good seats though cuz we lined up one hour before it started. !+) !+)
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Postby Mugrila » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:39 am

I just went to the 11:50 showing Sat. morning. Walked right in like 5 mins before it started. Seats were still pretty good. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:52 am

Its an interesting film. It really shows the underbelly of racism in america.

It totally tries to PWn the south which is one of Cohen's big things seemigly in all borat films.

I wonder though why he chose to go to NYC and meet with the people who weren't nut job racists.

The feminists were nice people, the car salesmen was too, and so was the driving instructor.

Funny scenes definitly...but its funny that once he gets to the south the people sound sooo stupid.

Maybee he's showing that America is forgiving and ultimately ok in the educated populace however, there are still pockets of ignorance and hate.

i went to school with people who are from Columbia, SC where USC, and the frat boys are from.

Trust me those kids weren't nearly half as bad as the racists I've heard from there.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:21 pm

acsguitar wrote:That was really good I enjoyed it alot.

however, seat savers who save 7 seats should be executed

This is my favorite whiney loser of the week.

Jackson, Mississippi) TV news producer Dharma Arthur claims in Newsweek she lost her job as a result of her booking Borat on a local afternoon news program, because she did little more than cursory research on the guest she had booked. At the time of the appearance, she was unaware of Baron Cohen's act. During an interview with anchor Brad McMullan, Borat made sexual and scatological references, kissed McMullan, and later disrupted a live weather report.[14]

Borat
Because of him, my boss lost faith in my abilities and second-guessed everything I did thereafter.... I spiraled into depression, and before I could recover, I was released from my contract early. It took me three months to find another job, and now I'm thousands of dollars in debt and struggling to keep my house out of foreclosure.... How upsetting that a man who leaves so much harm in his path is lauded as a comedic genius.

Borat

—Dharma Arthur, Newsweek

The broadcast, including the initial interview, the disrupted weather report, and several behind-the-scenes shots made by Borat's own film crew, is seen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.


waaa I didn't research my job and got fired waaa


I was reading about this today and it seems she wasn't fired for having Borat on the show; she got fired for going into a depression and becoming an alcoholic, blaming Borat for her boss "losing faith in her abilities." But she wasn't fired because of it. That's so ridiculous, I guess she's trying to turn this into some kind of lawsuit. I guarantee if this happened at a news station anywhere other than Jackson, Mississippi (or somewhere similar) everyone would have had a good laugh about it.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:28 pm

Coppermine wrote:
acsguitar wrote:That was really good I enjoyed it alot.

however, seat savers who save 7 seats should be executed

This is my favorite whiney loser of the week.

Jackson, Mississippi) TV news producer Dharma Arthur claims in Newsweek she lost her job as a result of her booking Borat on a local afternoon news program, because she did little more than cursory research on the guest she had booked. At the time of the appearance, she was unaware of Baron Cohen's act. During an interview with anchor Brad McMullan, Borat made sexual and scatological references, kissed McMullan, and later disrupted a live weather report.[14]

Borat
Because of him, my boss lost faith in my abilities and second-guessed everything I did thereafter.... I spiraled into depression, and before I could recover, I was released from my contract early. It took me three months to find another job, and now I'm thousands of dollars in debt and struggling to keep my house out of foreclosure.... How upsetting that a man who leaves so much harm in his path is lauded as a comedic genius.

Borat

—Dharma Arthur, Newsweek

The broadcast, including the initial interview, the disrupted weather report, and several behind-the-scenes shots made by Borat's own film crew, is seen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.


waaa I didn't research my job and got fired waaa


I was reading about this today and it seems she wasn't fired for having Borat on the show; she got fired for going into a depression and becoming an alcoholic, blaming Borat for her boss "losing faith in her abilities." But she wasn't fired because of it. That's so ridiculous, I guess she's trying to turn this into some kind of lawsuit. I guarantee if this happened at a news station anywhere other than Jackson, Mississippi (or somewhere similar) everyone would have had a good laugh about it.


I think it was north carolina...maybee not though.

She's a real cry baby though...If i bring a looney into my buisness then I'd probably get fired for it too...is it the loonies fault or mine for not researching
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:00 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Coppermine wrote:
acsguitar wrote:That was really good I enjoyed it alot.

however, seat savers who save 7 seats should be executed

This is my favorite whiney loser of the week.

Jackson, Mississippi) TV news producer Dharma Arthur claims in Newsweek she lost her job as a result of her booking Borat on a local afternoon news program, because she did little more than cursory research on the guest she had booked. At the time of the appearance, she was unaware of Baron Cohen's act. During an interview with anchor Brad McMullan, Borat made sexual and scatological references, kissed McMullan, and later disrupted a live weather report.[14]

Borat
Because of him, my boss lost faith in my abilities and second-guessed everything I did thereafter.... I spiraled into depression, and before I could recover, I was released from my contract early. It took me three months to find another job, and now I'm thousands of dollars in debt and struggling to keep my house out of foreclosure.... How upsetting that a man who leaves so much harm in his path is lauded as a comedic genius.

Borat

—Dharma Arthur, Newsweek

The broadcast, including the initial interview, the disrupted weather report, and several behind-the-scenes shots made by Borat's own film crew, is seen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.


waaa I didn't research my job and got fired waaa


I was reading about this today and it seems she wasn't fired for having Borat on the show; she got fired for going into a depression and becoming an alcoholic, blaming Borat for her boss "losing faith in her abilities." But she wasn't fired because of it. That's so ridiculous, I guess she's trying to turn this into some kind of lawsuit. I guarantee if this happened at a news station anywhere other than Jackson, Mississippi (or somewhere similar) everyone would have had a good laugh about it.


I think it was north carolina...maybee not though.

She's a real cry baby though...If i bring a looney into my buisness then I'd probably get fired for it too...is it the loonies fault or mine for not researching


Yeah, it was definitely Jackson, Miss.

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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:48 am

Drunken racist frat boys sue Borat.

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of the college fraternity brothers shown guzzling alcohol and making racist remarks in the "Borat" movie have sued the studio and producers for fraud, saying filmmakers duped them into appearing in the movie by getting them drunk.

In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, plaintiffs named as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2, both from South Carolina, agreed to appear in the film after producers promised it would never be shown in the United States.

The movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," debuted last weekend as the No. 1 film in North America, grossing more than $26 million in domestic ticket sales.


The film stars British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as the title character, Borat Sagdiyev, an unwittingly offensive TV journalist from Central Asia whose boorish sensibilities clash with ordinary Americans he meets on a cross-country road trip.

The story line is driven by a series of improvised encounters with people who become Cohen's unsuspecting foils while taking part in what they think is a real documentary.

The scene at issue in the lawsuit depicts Borat conducting a drunken interview with three college frat boys in a motor home. As the four grow increasingly inebriated, they make racist remarks about slavery and how minorities in the United States "have all the power."

Before filming the scene, the lawsuit says, producers interviewed the college students at their frat house, then took them "to a drinking establishment to 'loosen up"' and plied them with alcohol. After a period of "heavy drinking," the students were presented with consent forms, which they signed, it said.

According to the complaint, the frat boys were then escorted to a motor home for the filming of what they were told would be a "documentary-style" movie and "were encouraged to continue drinking, which they did." Continued...
"Believing the film would not be viewed in the United States and at the encouragement of (the filmmakers), plaintiffs engaged in behavior they otherwise would not have engaged in," the suit says.

"They took advantage of those kids for their own financial gain," plaintiffs' lawyer, Olivier Tailleiu, told Reuters.

Fallout from the movie, Tailleiu said, cost one of the students a job at a major corporation and another "a very prestigious internship." The third student involved in the scene did not take part in the suit, he said.

A spokesman for the film's distributor, 20th Century Fox, declined to comment except to say, "The lawsuit has no merit."


The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages and a court order requiring footage of the plaintiffs to be removed from the film.




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Postby Coppermine » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:26 am

Mookie4ever wrote:Drunken racist frat boys sue Borat.

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of the college fraternity brothers shown guzzling alcohol and making racist remarks in the "Borat" movie have sued the studio and producers for fraud, saying filmmakers duped them into appearing in the movie by getting them drunk.

In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, plaintiffs named as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2, both from South Carolina, agreed to appear in the film after producers promised it would never be shown in the United States.

The movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," debuted last weekend as the No. 1 film in North America, grossing more than $26 million in domestic ticket sales.


The film stars British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as the title character, Borat Sagdiyev, an unwittingly offensive TV journalist from Central Asia whose boorish sensibilities clash with ordinary Americans he meets on a cross-country road trip.

The story line is driven by a series of improvised encounters with people who become Cohen's unsuspecting foils while taking part in what they think is a real documentary.

The scene at issue in the lawsuit depicts Borat conducting a drunken interview with three college frat boys in a motor home. As the four grow increasingly inebriated, they make racist remarks about slavery and how minorities in the United States "have all the power."

Before filming the scene, the lawsuit says, producers interviewed the college students at their frat house, then took them "to a drinking establishment to 'loosen up"' and plied them with alcohol. After a period of "heavy drinking," the students were presented with consent forms, which they signed, it said.

According to the complaint, the frat boys were then escorted to a motor home for the filming of what they were told would be a "documentary-style" movie and "were encouraged to continue drinking, which they did." Continued...
"Believing the film would not be viewed in the United States and at the encouragement of (the filmmakers), plaintiffs engaged in behavior they otherwise would not have engaged in," the suit says.

"They took advantage of those kids for their own financial gain," plaintiffs' lawyer, Olivier Tailleiu, told Reuters.

Fallout from the movie, Tailleiu said, cost one of the students a job at a major corporation and another "a very prestigious internship." The third student involved in the scene did not take part in the suit, he said.

A spokesman for the film's distributor, 20th Century Fox, declined to comment except to say, "The lawsuit has no merit."


The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages and a court order requiring footage of the plaintiffs to be removed from the film.




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I was actually waiting for that to happen. In the tradition of Mel Gibson, alcohol has an interesting way of getting our your true feelings.

I know that there are laws I learned in my business law classes that describe how contracts signed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be voided under certain circumstances. The fact that only 2 of the 3 guys filed though makes me wonder if perhaps they weren't drunk when they signed the consent forms.
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Postby Madison » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:58 am

Coppermine wrote:The fact that only 2 of the 3 guys filed though makes me wonder if perhaps they weren't drunk when they signed the consent forms.


Maybe nothing bad happened to him as a result of the movie and he hates frivolous lawsuits?



I did see this movie and really wish I hadn't. If I felt like going through all the horrible movies I've ever seen, this one could be the worst of the bunch (then again, I never did see Snakes on a Plane so there's a chance that Borat is not the worst movie in the hitory of the world - but a good chance it is). I don't want to relive it though, so let's just say it was incredibly dumb. :-t
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:21 am

Madison wrote:
Coppermine wrote:The fact that only 2 of the 3 guys filed though makes me wonder if perhaps they weren't drunk when they signed the consent forms.


Maybe nothing bad happened to him as a result of the movie and he hates frivolous lawsuits?



I did see this movie and really wish I hadn't. If I felt like going through all the horrible movies I've ever seen, this one could be the worst of the bunch (then again, I never did see Snakes on a Plane so there's a chance that Borat is not the worst movie in the hitory of the world - but a good chance it is). I don't want to relive it though, so let's just say it was incredibly dumb. :-t


I was perusing Rotten Tomatoes, and out of about 150 reviews, I'd say maybe 6 were negative. One guy wrote a review similar the one you just posted Madison (worst movie in the history of the world type stuff), so I decided to see where this guy stood on other movies.

He had given Snakes on a Plane a 5 out of 5. :-b
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