Borat to play in Kazakhstan?

Doesn’t look at all likely…


No Glory for ‘Borat’ in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s largest movie chain has done the expected — banned the upcoming movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The movie stars Sacha Baron Cohen as a Kazakh journalist who tours America depicting Kazakhs as a nation of misogynists, racists and anti-Semites. (Cohen is Jewish.) The theater chain, Otau Cinema, called the film “offensive, a complete lie and nonsense,” and worried that “Americans will probably believe what they see there.” Ironically, the same point was made by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, which expressed concern “that the audience may not always be sophisticated enough to get the joke and that some may even find it reinforcing their bigotry. While Mr. Cohen’s brand of humor may be tasteless and even offensive to some, we understand that the intent is to dash stereotypes.”

I don’t see this as a big deal. The movie won’t need them. It should do just as good on its own. Its getting a ton of free press and it actually looks funny.


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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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