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New to DVD and Blu-ray: ‘The Dictator,’ an Oscar Winner and a Murderous Jack Black

New to DVD and Blu-ray
Paramount/Sony/Millennium Entertainment

New on DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming this week, a mix of strange satire, strong drama and dark comedy -- and a host of films you may have overlooked ...

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New DVD and Blu-ray Releases – August 2012

The Hunger Games, The Dictator, The Lorax
Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal

August has a wealth of titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray, from family-friendly titles like 'The Lorax' and 'The Hunger Games,' to darker, critically acclaimed adult fare like 'The Raid,' 'Kill List' and 'Headhunters.' Read on for this month's home video release dates.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Avengers’ Sinks ‘Battleship’

Box Office Report, 5/20/12
Universal

'Battleship' was supposed to be the film that nudged 'The Avengers' out of the number one spot at the box office, but instead you can just go ahead and insert your own "You sank my battleship!" joke here. 'The Avengers' didn't cling to the top spot for the third week in a row, it dominated the top spot for the third week in a row, taking in another $55 million for a grand domestic total of $457 million.

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‘The Dictator’ Review

The Dictator
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.'

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Sacha Baron Cohen Apologizes to Ryan Seacrest For Oscar Stunt

Seacrest-Dictator

After dumping an urn full of ashes on Ryan Seacrest at the Academy Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen apologized to the "American Idol" host and revealed the big Hollywood star he originally planned to soil with incinerated human remains.

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‘The Dictator’ Red Band Trailer is Reassuring and Totally NSFW

The Dictator
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!

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Anna Faris Not Returning For ‘Scary Movie 5′

Dimension Films
Dimension Films

The fourth ‘Scary Movie’ hit theaters in April 2006, and topped out at $90.7M at the domestic box office. It didn’t set the world on fire, but it earned enough to warrant ‘Scary Movie 5,’ which tentatively is set to open on Jan. 11, 2013. Just don’t look for series staple Anna Faris, who plans to pass on the franchise that launched her comedic career.

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SNL: ‘The Dictator’ Tortures Martin Scorsese

SNL: The Dictator
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.

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‘The Dictator’ Opening Scene Introduces Us to General Aladeen

The Dictator
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.

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New Movie Releases – May 2012

The Avengers
Marvel Studios

We're getting the summer kicked off right with some action packed blockbusters and a new film from visionary director Wes Anderson in May. If you're looking for superheroes, aliens, or just a simple, pleasant comedy, we've got you covered.

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