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'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Sequel Aiming For A 2014 Release Date & More From The Floor At CinemaCon

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 30, 2012 11:18 AM
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This past week saw Hollywood types descend on Las Vegas -- not for a "Hangover" reboot, but for the annual CinemaCon trade show, which sees all the studios showing off their upcoming wares for exhibitors and members of the press. And this year was a big one, with footage from "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Hobbit," "Les Miserables," "Prometheus," "The Great Gatsby" and many, many more among the headliners.

Watch: First Two Minutes Of Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Released

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 26, 2012 1:18 PM
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Good news. His excellency Admiral General Aladeen (aka Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen) has decided to allow the first two minutes (1:44 to be exact) of his new movie to be seen online. That is so to say the opening scene of Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" -- the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy will never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed -- is now online.

Garrett Hedlund's 'On The Road' Poster Lands; A Double Dose Of 'Piranha 3DD,' 'The Dictator' & 'A Bag Of Hammers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2012 6:22 PM
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In case you didn't get enough posters this morning, here's a whole new batch for you so buckle up your eyeballs.

Watch: 'The Dictator' Meets An Educated Woman In First Clip From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 5:22 PM
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This summer Sacha Baron Cohen heads back to theaters with another new character, outrageous accent and bad haircut, but can he bring the laughs? We'll see soon with "The Dictator."

'Argo' Takes 'Gangster Squad' Release Date, Leaving Crime Pic Without A Slot; Still Planned For 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:47 PM
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Well, here's an interesting change up to Warner Bros. fall calendar, and one that is sure to get people talking...The studio has moved Ben Affleck's "Argo" to October 12th, taking the date previously assigned to "Gangster Squad," leaving the ensemble crime flick without a date at the moment. Both films boast massive, marquee-worthy casts but it seems WB is making a solid awards season move with Affleck's pic. 

5 Summer Box-Office Head-To-Head Showdowns That Could Leave Blood On The Floor

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 2, 2012 12:19 PM
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This past weekend, two pricey fantasy epics hit movie screens in the form of Warner Bros.' swords-and-sandal sequel "Wrath Of The Titans" and Relativity's comic fairy tale "Mirror Mirror." And while their audiences were, in theory, different (with Tarsem's Snow White picture skewing much younger), neither fared as well as hoped, "Wrath of the Titans" ending up with barely half of the original film's opening weekend, around $35 million, while "Mirror Mirror" failed to clear the $20 million mark, despite the presence of Julia Roberts.

New 'Dictator' Trailer Reveals Plot Twist, Republic of Wadiyan R.E.M. Cover & New Portrait Photos With Beloved World Leaders

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 27, 2012 7:10 PM
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A lot of the complaints surrounding Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming comedy, "The Dictator," or at least those gripes that exist so far, center around the fact that the film looks somewhat like a "Borat" rehash, in just a similar, but sorta different milieu. While to this writer it feels like a cute spin on the ideas presented in the Richard Dreyfuss comedy "Moon Over Parador" (1988, Paul Mazursky directing) only in reverse, I'll admit, the trailers had me at Cohen's Admiral General Aladeen (aka Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen) character shooting his opponents in the 60 meter dash.

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Spills Kim Jong-il's Ashes All Over Ryan Seacrest At The Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 9:42 AM
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Well, the Oscars are over and as usual, the pundits will be spending the day weighing in on the broadcast. On the plus side, it was mostly a fast moving and thankfully not too painful three hour show but the comedy of Billy Crystal definitely showed its age in an era now ruled by the outrageousness of movies like "Bridesmaids." Even the opening montage through the year in movies felt a little creaky. And we're not even going to get started on that Cirque Du Soleil nonsense. But one of the highlight's of the evening took place on the red carpet before the show even began.

The Academy Grows A Pair, Sacha Baron Cohen Will Show Up At The Oscars As 'The Dictator'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2012 6:53 PM
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Perhaps realizing that not having The Muppets perform their Best Song nomination, and relying on Cirque Du Soleil as the big centerpiece of entertainment (aside from handing out awards of course) on Sunday night, the Academy has relented on their ban -- sort of -- and allowed Sacha Baron Cohen to show up as his character from "The Dictator" on the red carpet before changing into his formal attire for the ceremony.

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen's Admiral General Aladeen Responds To Oscar Ban, Still Plans To Attend Brett Ratner's Afterparty

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2012 8:53 AM
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Just two days after the Academy banned Sacha Baron Cohen from showing up at the Oscars as his character Admiral General Aladeen from the upcoming "The Dictator," the great leader of the Republic Of Wadiya has addressed the issue.

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