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August 21, 2012

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Dictator, A Separation, and Some Disney Classics

This week on home video, we've got one big comedy and a bunch of smaller films that critically fared much better (with the exception of one, which probably should have been better). Then we've got a notable Blu-ray reissue and a few movies from the Disney vault. Click through for the full list!More…

August 7, 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen Sells James Bond Spoof to Paramount

He's currently working on the script.More…

May 21, 2012

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Avengers' Reign Continues

Dominating the box office for a third weekend in a row and turning all competitors into casualties of war, The Avengers held on firmly to the number one spot breaking more records in the process. Audiences were not very excited about the new releases as the big-budget action tentpole Battleship suffered a poor opening in second place, the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator failed to match the raunchy funnyman's past performances, and the all-star pregnancy comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting debuted in fifth with weak results. It was the first time in fourteen years that the normally-busy weekend before the Memorial Day holiday frame failed to deliver any $35M+ openings causing the top ten to fall below both last year's and 2010's levels.More…

May 17, 2012

Critics Consensus: Battleship Is All Wet

This week at the movies brings us a trio of cinematic adaptations from disparate source materials: a board game (Battleship, starring Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson), a self-help book (What to Expect When You're Expecting, starring Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and Elizabeth Banks), and a Charlie Chaplin classic (The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen). What do the critics have to say? A big-budget blockbuster based upon a board game, Battleship all but promises empty-headed thrills. On that count, critics say, it succeeds, though they also note that a few mindlessly awesome set pieces can't totally compensate for the film's thuddingly silly script.More…

May 15, 2012

24 Frames: A History of Dictators

We take a pictorial look back at memorable dictators, both real and fictional, from the movies.More…

March 9, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Megan Fox

It wasn't too long ago that Megan Fox found herself at the dizzying center of the celebrity maelstrom. Through no particular fault of her own, she was teetering on the brink of media overexposure -- the kind that comes from the usual perception of someone (and more often an actress) suddenly becoming too big, and too fast. Fox's well-publicized (and rather humorous) feud with her Transformers director Michael Bay lead to her being dismissed from the third installment (quick: try and remember the name of her replacement), while her would-be star vehicle -- the hopelessly misunderstood Jennifer's Body -- bombed with critics and audiences. Yet Fox's career is taking an arguably more interesting turn now that the white light of scrutiny has subsided: she's got roles in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up sequel This is 40 and Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator on the way, and this week stars as part of the ensemble cast of Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends with Kids. In the well-received comedy-drama, Fox plays Mary Jane, the much-younger girlfriend of single-dad-with-a-twist Adam Scott, while getting to act alongside a cast that includes Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.

We got a chance to chat with Fox about the experience recently, as well as her thoughts on doing more of this kind of comedy in the future. Read on for that, but first, she reeled off her five favorite films.More…

April 28, 2011

Ben Kingsley Joins The Dictator

Ben Kingsley is ready to join the cast of Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator," with Jason Mantzoukas also in talks.More…