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Sacha Baron Cohen to Make 'Bond'-Style Spy Spoof at Paramount

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by Britt Hayes August 6, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images/Sony Pictures
Sacha Baron Cohen isn't content to let James Bond have all the spy fun. The actor, comedian and writer has just sold a new script to Paramount -- a spy spoof that, if Cohen's previous work is any indicator, seems to be just as ridiculous as 'Borat' and 'Bruno.'

'The Dictator' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman May 11, 2012 @ 12:01 PM
Paramount Pictures
Sacha Baron Cohen and 'The Dictator' pitch a wide tent. He's got Megan Fox gags for the 'US Weekly' crowd and sex acts with decapitated heads for those who think John Waters' early films are not subversive enough. He maliciously exaggerates Middle Eastern cultural stereotypes for viewers of Fox News, then slips in anti-Western imperialist sentiment for Democracy Now! donors.
This all reaches a dizzying spin when Anna Faris, head of a vegan food co-op in Brooklyn, shouts that the NYPD are fascists, and Cohen's General Aladeen pipes in with Groucho-esque timing, “yeah, and not the GOOD kind!”
This is one of my favorite jokes in the film because it is indicative of 'The Dictator's' all-over-the-place political point of view. It wants to have its labneh and eat it too and, by and large, it succeeds – but from a comedy perspective only. As an 83-minute collection of gags it is quite remarkable. As a “movie” with actual plot and character, it makes 'MacGruber' look like 'The King's Speech.'

'The Dictator' Red Band Trailer is Reassuring and Totally NSFW

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by Britt Hayes May 7, 2012 @ 12:15 PM
Paramount Pictures
The first trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles' new film 'The Dictator' seemed to play things pretty safe -- like an Adam Sandler version of a Sacha Baron Cohen film. But this latest red band trailer promise the sort of effort we've come to expect from Baron Cohen and Charles.
It's official: We're excited!

SNL: 'The Dictator' Tortures Martin Scorsese

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by Jacob Hall May 6, 2012 @ 4:07 PM
Paramount
Saturday Night Live has always been a venue through which movie stars can publicize an upcoming release. It's also the kind of place where familiar names and faces pop up at the drop of a hat. Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as Admiral General Aladeen, stopped by Weekend Update to talk about his upcoming film, 'The Dictator.' He brought with him a very special guest/kidnapping victim who knows a thing or two about cinema.

'The Dictator' Opening Scene Introduces Us to General Aladeen

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by Britt Hayes April 26, 2012 @ 11:40 AM
Paramount
The trailers for 'The Dictator' have certainly underwhelmed and given us little more than yet another ethnic Sacha Baron Cohen alter ego. In a smart move, Paramount just released the opening scene from the film proving that whoever cut that trailer together before had no idea how to sell this film.

First Clip from 'The Dictator' Doesn't Promise Much

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by Britt Hayes April 12, 2012 @ 10:33 PM
Paramount Pictures
The first trailer for 'The Dictator' didn't give much in the way of plot and instead promised a fictional narrative version of the mockumentary characters we've come to expect from Sacha Baron Cohen. This first official clip strips away a bit of the goofy caricature in favor of plot...
But are you interested in what he's selling?

'The Dictator' Blinks at 'Dark Shadows,' Moves Five Days Away

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by Damon Houx April 9, 2012 @ 5:15 PM
Paramount Pictures
Though this summer is loaded with a number of big money-making titles ('The Avengers' and 'The Dark Knight Rises' especially), it's hard to say if a film like Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' is going to work. As 'Dark Shadows' revealed itself to be a comedy, it's no surprise that Paramount blinked and moved 'The Dictator' from May 11 to the 16th today.

New 'The Dictator' Trailer Finally Reveals Plot, But Is It Funny?

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by Damon Houx March 27, 2012 @ 7:49 PM
Paramount Pictures
Though the teaser trailer for 'The Dictator' - the latest film from Sacha Baron Cohen - only revealed the character, the full trailer has finally shown the movie's plot. And though how much of the film is plot driven will be revealed May 11, this trailer gives you a better sense of the film that Cohen and director Larry Charles have made. But does that mean it's a better movie?