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Watch: Admiral General Aladeen Says Tune Into the 2012 MTV Movie Awards Or Suffer The Consequences

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 4, 2012 11:20 AM
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Being no stranger to the MTV Movie Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped a promo for this year’s show as General Aladeen from “The Dictator,” reading off the list of nominees as his busty female body guards watch over him. Cohen was memorably entangled with Eminem during the show a couple of years ago in the run up to “Bruno,” and while this the year ceremonies will be happening after the film is in theaters, perhaps we'll stll be treated to an appearance by the great leader of Wadiya. Or, we'll suffer the consequences.

Review: Julia Roberts-Produced 'Jesus Henry Christ' Is Blasphemously Joyless

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 4, 2012 10:56 AM
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There's a moment in "Jesus Henry Christ" when a character is said to be in poor health. When asked what happened to him, the answer is "The Bulls won the championship." We flash back to 1998, where a lisping ethnic caricature sits on a couch; his shoulders slumped, defeated as the television blares news of the Bulls' championship triumph. The joke, we're meant to assume, is that there were serious repercussions to Chicago winning that championship, though we never exactly see what happens to our doomed, ultimately irrelevant character. Later, we learn in another cutaway occurring a half hour later for no apparent reason, that the man left the house to take out the garbage, only to absorb a bullet to the head, ostensibly fired in the air by an overzealous Bulls fan. So the joke...yeah.

Watch: U.S. Trailer & Poster Debut For The Aussie Horror Hit 'The Loved Ones'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 4, 2012 10:38 AM
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For horror aficionados real gems can be few and far between. For every "Kill List" there are a dozen or so forgettable sequels to "Saw" and "Paranormal Activity," so it's not too often you come across a fright film worth spreading the word for. One such film that fans have already been going rabid for is the Australian horror hit "The Loved Ones," which has been picking up raves at festivals around the world including TIFF (where it won the Midnight Madness Audience Award), SXSW (twice!) and FilmLinc's "Scary Movies" series where this writer saw it back on Halloween back in 2010. Paramount picked up the film (through their Insurge shingle) and have finally prepared it for a Stateside limited release on June 1st through Tugg.com where you can request a screening in your city. Described as "Sixteen Candles" meets "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," the film centers on Lola (Robin McLeavy, in a gleefully insane breakout performance), a quiet teen who decides to kidnap her crush Brent ("Twilight: Eclipse"'s Xavier Samuel) after he turns her down for prom.

Watch: New Clips From 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' 'Hick' With Blake Lively & 'Bel Ami' Starring Robert Pattinson

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 4, 2012 10:24 AM
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We know this is a long shot, but there’s a chance that people are going to be interested in discussing movies other than “The Avengers” this weekend, right? Right? Well, we hope so, because we’ve got a few new clips from some upcoming movies that you might want to take a look at.

The Brooklyn Arts Council's Short Film Showcase 'Brooklyn In Brief' An Enjoyable, Varied Collection Of Work

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 4, 2012 10:05 AM
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With Tribeca’s doors already closed, what are New York cinephiles to do in the long stretch of time between the next iteration of the Brooklyn or New York Film Festival? Well, they can certainly wet their whistle at Scene:Brooklyn, an independent film and media arts series put on by the Brooklyn Arts Council. Containing dozens of shorts, features (including "The Iran Job" by Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi and "Redlegs" by Brandon Harris), and other presentations/master classes, there's plenty to chew on if you can’t let the festival party stop. Running from May 2-6 (check out the events here), the series kicked off with "Brooklyn In Brief," a collection of over fifteen shorts broken up into two sets: 8 narrative and 7 documentaries.

Allison Anders Directing Lifetime's 'The June Carter Story' Starring Jewel

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 4, 2012 9:43 AM
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If you saw Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar-winning performance in “Walk The Line,” and thought her story needed a dose of muddy visuals and histrionic melodrama, Lifetime has fixed your needs completely with their new original movie.

'Treasure Island' Prequel Series 'Black Sails' To Hit Starz By Way Of Swashbuckling Executive Producer Michael Bay

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 4, 2012 9:17 AM
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It's lesser known that, when not filling his daily machismo quotient filming “Pain and Gain” with Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, Michael Bay prefers to return to his quiet seaside villa, put on his best Robert Evans hat, and produce. If you've sat through any horror remake credits of the past few years, you'll see Bay's had success at it too, but now he's looking to conquer premium cable with a new swashbuckling series in the works.

More New Images Of Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts In Jacques Audiard's 'Rust And Bone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2012 9:03 AM
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In just about a week and half, the red carpet will roll out, the tuxedos will be pressed and the dresses be fit as stars, press, film fans and celeb watchers will descend on the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Of course, we don't to tell you the lineup is remarkably strong this year and one of the many titles that folks are eagerly anticipating is "Rust And Bone."

Kellan Lutz & Spencer Locke Are Your New Tarzan & Jane Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2012 9:51 PM
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We've come a long way since Johnny Weismuller (look him up kids). It's the new millenium and we're gonna get a new Tarzan and Jane to swing on a vine into the multiplex.

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Arrives And Spins A New Web

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 3, 2012 6:58 PM
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With "The Avengers" already in theaters and crushing the box office, and with Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" looking to deliver the epic finale everyone is hoping for, can Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" make it three-for-three? Well, the newest (and, presumably, the last) trailer is here and it's pretty… blah. Sony is going to have to go into overdrive to convince people that it's worth sitting through another two hours of "how Peter Parker got his Spider-Man powers," because, really, this trailer isn't convincing anyone.

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