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Hostel 3 (2011)

30 December 2011 2:25 PM, PST | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by: Scott Spiegel

Written by: Michael D. Weiss

Featuring: Brian Hallisay, Kelly Thiebaud, Kip Pardue, Skyler Stone, John Hensley

When the recipe calls for "torture porn," Eli Roth seems to be the first go-to name on everyone's list due to his work with the Hostel franchise.

Though it is a film full of gratuitous nudity, ultraviolent gore and unflinching profanity that has garnered a lot of flack from critics over the years, I still enjoyed the first Hostel enough to check out the sequels and bear the crosses of their disappointments. The idea of going backpacking in Europe and being kidnapped by hostile foreigners is a really clever and frightening concept; part of the effectiveness of the original two films was the forbidding, unfamiliar terrain of eastern Europe, where the government is lax and the people can get away with murder.

When I saw the trailer for Hostel 3, I wasn't overly impressed. »

- Amanda Rebholz

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Megan Fox 'wears mouthguard during tattoo removal process'

30 December 2011 12:48 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Megan Fox has apparently chosen to wear a mouthguard to help with the pain and protect her teeth during her tattoo removal sessions. The Jennifer's Body actress announced that she will be removing her Marilyn Monroe arm tattoo in August, claiming that she just outgrew it. One of Fox's close friends shared to Star: "After the first session Megan was freaking out over how badly it hurt. Her friend suggested a mouthguard to bite down on to help deal with the pain and (more) »

- By Kristina Bustos

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Flashback: Megan Fox's Seductively Strange Mannequin Photo Shoot

30 December 2011 9:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

While the media delights in Megan Fox's reported pain about having her Marilyn Monroe forearm tattoo removed — the discomfort was so much that she apparently asked hubby Brian Austin Green to buy her a mouthguard — let's travel back in time to check out a memorable photo shoot that the Transformers actress did for Interview Magazine last year.  Fox made Clue's Mrs. White jealous sporting a sleek black bob and black window attire to match for the summer photo shoot that found the star entangled with a mannequin lookalike. The sapphic doppelganger spread was accompanied by a seemingly off the cuff interview conducted with comedian Zach Galifianakis, in which the duo shared their favorite colors (green), Fox admitted a weakness for "comfort food...

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- Alison Nastasi

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‘The Dictator’ starring Sacha Baron Cohen – trailer review

30 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Dictator

Directed by: Larry Charles

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly

Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: May 11, 2012

Trailer Score: 5/10

Thoughts by Tsr: The first time Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles teamed up they delivered the outrageously funny Borat. Next they came together for Brüno, a film I liked, but certainly not one that reached the highs of their previous effort. So when I heard they would be teaming up again in a comedy that would have Sacha Baron Cohen playing an insane dictator, naturally I was excited. That’s why it hurts so much to say that I did not enjoy most of this trailer for The Dictator.

I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting, but this certainly wasn’t it. To me, this almost feels like a character that Adam Sandler would play. Even more disheartening is that it reminds me »

- Shane T. Nier

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2011: The Year’s Worst Movies

29 December 2011 1:12 PM, PST | | See recent news »

By Scott Mendelson This time, it’s time to document the worst of the worst in cinema for the 2011 movie year. Of course, while most critics make a point to try to seek out the allegedly best in cinema in any given year, not quite as much effort is made to track down every would-be stinker. As such, I’ve tried to highlight truly terrible films that either ‘damn well should have been good’ or represent something greater than itself via its artistic failure. Anyway, without further pretentious ado, here are the nine worst films in alphabetical order, followed by the absolute worst picture in 2011.

The Art of Getting By

This film so slavishly followed that indie formula I’m always whining about (‘brooding young man solves his problems/comes of age with help of a selfless hottie’) to such a degree that with just a bit of tweaking, »

- Scott Mendelson

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The Extra List: Hollywood's Hottest Bodies from Ok! Mag

27 December 2011 11:10 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

A special issue of Ok! magazine celebrates 25 of the sexiest stars in Hollywood -- and "Extra" has picked some of their favorites.

The Extra List: Hollywood's Hottest Bodies from Ok! Mag'Guy Who Should Never Wear a Shirt Again'

Hugh Jackman

'Hottest Hubby and Wife'

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox

'Most Ab-Tastic'

Zac Efron

'Sexiest Sweethearts'

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

'Most Athletic A-Lister'

Cameron Diaz

'Hottest Songbird'


'Flirtiest Fashionista'

Blake Lively

'Buffest Werewolf' »

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Stars Come Out to Cheer for Lakers

26 December 2011 9:30 AM, PST | | See recent news »

It was a courtside Christmas for celebrities in California! Kanye West, Megan Fox and Adam Levine (to name a few) came out to the Staples Center to watch the L.A. Lakers-Chicago Bulls matchup. Despite battling both a wrist injury and the hype surrounding his impending divorce, Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 33, scored a team-leading 28 points in L.A.'s first game of the NBA season. But it was also Bryant who had what would have been a game-winning shot blocked in the final seconds, allowing the Bulls to win by a single point.Playing in a record-setting 14th straight Christmas Day game, »

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"The Dictator": Portrait From The Republic Of Wadiya

21 December 2011 7:41 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to the 'Republic Of Wadiya', Sneak Peek Sacha Baron Cohen in the official 'portrait' poster for the upcoming comedy, "The Dictator".

Directed by Larry Charles ("Borat"), the Paramount Pictures release also stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly and J.B. Smoove.

Cohen's fourth film "...tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed..."

Inspired by the novel "Zabibah and the King" by the late Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein, "The Dictator" follows Cohen's character, as a dictator of a middle eastern country, who is secretly replaced by a lookalike goat herder, so he can attempt to rebuild a new life on the run in New York City.

"The Dictator" opens May 11, 2012.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Dictator"...


- Michael Stevens

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The Truffles 2011 – The HeyUGuys Movie Awards – Part 1

21 December 2011 4:00 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Back for their third year we are proud to present the annual HeyUGuys movie awards – The Truffles.

At the end of each year our wonderful team of writers like to round up the various movieland highs and lows into our own unique categories, to reward the diverse, the challenging and the downright lovely and both tar and feather the cinematic outcasts which offended, disgusted and just plain irritated us.

It has been a tremendous year with some intriguing debuts and some howling missteps from seasonal filmmakers. We had planets colliding, blocks attacked, apes rising and the usual spew of remakes, sequels, prequels and the rest.

Here’s our take on the filmic landscape after a whole year of 2011.

First up on stage…

Adam Lowes

Best use of an old, familiar song on the end credits – Hobo With a Shotgun

Not only were we offered a loving and thoroughly entertaining tribute to those scuzzy, »

- Jon Lyus

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The Dictator Sends Message Regarding Death of Kim Jong-Il

19 December 2011 3:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il passed away at the age of 69 over the weekend, and the upcoming comedy The Dictator is taking advantage of the former ruler's death through a unique viral message. General Aladeen, portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen in the comedy, sent out a "message" about the real-life dictator's passing, where he invites Kim Jong-Il's son, Kim Jong-Un, to be a part of Aladeen's "Axis of Evil." Take a look at the message below.

The Dictator comes to theaters May 11th, 2012 and stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, Anna Faris, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly. The film is directed by Larry Charles. »

- MovieWeb

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The Dictator's General Aladeen Comments on the Death of Kim Jong-Il

19 December 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Paramount Pictures have used the recent death of the North Korean dictator as a way to launch viral marketing for the upcoming comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen. The Dictator tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Directed by Larry Charles and also starring John C. Riley, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox and Jason Mantzoukas, the film is set to hit theaters on May 11th, 2012. Via the film's official Twitter page (@RepublicWadiya) comes a statement from General Aladeen -- played by Sacha Baron Cohen -- regarding last night's announcement that North Korean dictator has died suddenly: Official Statement From His Excellency Admiral General Aladeen - Supreme Leader, All Triumphant General »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Interview: ‘Young Adult’ Director Jason Reitman on Open-Ended, Non-Message Directing

18 December 2011 1:58 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – Instead of trying to fill giant shoes in the shadows of his legendary filmmaker father Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), Jason Reitman has been successfully blazing his own path of films without message that are designed to incite your thoughts and question your actions.

Following the Golden Globe-nominated “Thank You For Smoking,” Oscar-winning “Juno” (with writer Diablo Cody) and Oscar-nominated “Up in the Air,” Reitman’s second collab with Cody switches to the journey of a “Young Adult” who seemingly learns to change her wicked ways but fails to.

Jason Reitman defiantly poses for the lens on on Dec. 7, 2011 for “Young Adult”.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

That, Jason Reitman says, is reality more often than not. He says people typically don’t make drastic improvements with themselves unless, for example, it’s part of a 12-step program. “Young Adult” stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, »

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Trailer & Poster for The Dictator Starring Sacha Baron Cohen

18 December 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The upcoming comedy which is inspired by the best selling novel, Zabibah and The King --purportedly written by former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein, is the first character film where Cohen ventures away from his Ali G Show roots. The Dictator tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Directed by Larry Charles and also starring John C. Riley, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox and Jason Mantzoukas, the film is set to hit theaters on May 11th, 2012. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Dictator Peek Features Cohen and Megan Fox

16 December 2011 1:42 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Dictator Peek Features Cohen and Megan Fox

When a movie trailer starts with clips of real speeches delivered by President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, you would think the only direction to go is up, but Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator has a few low points to balance out the high points.

Cohen hasn’t been seen on the big screen since Bruno so The Dictator should be his triumphant return to the theaters, but I hope the movie delivers more comedy than the trailer or he might run into some box office trouble.

The Dictator features Cohen as General Aladeen, the evil ruler of a fictional third-world country. When dealing with Cohen, it’s best to make fictional country so a few less people are offended, although offending people usually isn’t one of the comedian’s primary concerns.

In addition to John C. Reilly’s »

- Marty Shaw

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Jennifer Aniston Tops New Year's Eve Kiss Wish List

16 December 2011 6:12 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney have been voted the celebrities that people would most like to kiss on New Year's Eve. The Omg! celebrity site on Yahoo! polled more than 1,000 readers for a Hollywood Holiday Survey. George Clooney topped the list of which male celebrity respondents would most like to smooch on New Year's Eve, with 28 per cent of the vote, just beating Johnny Depp who got 27 percent. Actor Ryan Reynolds came in third with 18 percent, ahead of Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, who rounded out the Top 5 with 12 per cent and 7 percent. As for the ladies, 22 per cent of the men asked chose Jennifer Aniston as the number one star they would like to lock lips with to ring in the New Year. Jennifer beat Halle Berry with 18 percent and Scarlett Johansson with 17 percent. Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox took fourth and fifth »

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New Teaser Poster And Trailer For Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator Are Here

15 December 2011 6:35 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Paramount Pictures has released the first domestic teaser poster and new trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. If you’ve liked Borat and Bruno, or even been a fan of Cohen’s “Da Ali G Show,” you’ll love this.

Directed by Larry Charles and featuring Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley and Anna Faris, The Dictator will be in theaters May 11, 2012.

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- Michelle McCue

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Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner/Breaking Dawn Now Third Biggest Box-Office Hit of 2011

15 December 2011 5:23 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson in Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn: Part 1

Starring Kristen Stewart as a pregnant human, Robert Pattinson as a vampire, and Taylor Lautner as a six-packed werewolf, Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is now the third-biggest blockbuster at the North American box office, having surpassed Todd Phillips' comedy sequel The Hangover: Part II last weekend. According to figures found at Box Office Mojo, The Hangover 2, which stars Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms stranded in Thailand, has collected $254.46 million in the domestic market. After 27 days (up until Dec. 14), Breaking Dawn 1 has raked in $261.45 million. No wonder Star Trek's George Takei is terrified of the Twilight menace.

The two 2011 releases still ahead of Breaking Dawn are David Yates/Daniel Radcliffe/Ralph Fiennes' fantasy thriller Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 »

- Zac Gille

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Kim Kardashian Insulted & Called ‘Hairy’ By Sacha Baron Cohen

15 December 2011 11:23 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Megan Fox joins the 'insult Kim Kardashian' party in this new trailer for the upcoming movie 'The Dictator!' We all know Kim Kardashian is used to having insults hurled at her, but the latest one is a biggie -- and not just because it'll be appearing on the big screen. In Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie The Dictator, his character beds Megan Fox, then compliments her on being "much less hairy" than a Kardashian. Megan's character also appears to be insulted that Sacha's character gave her a ruby, as she asks, "What am I, a Kardashian?" Ouch! Watch The Dictator trailer below: [flv width="600" height="350"][/flv] »

- HL Staff

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First Poster Arrives For Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator

15 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We got the brilliant first trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator yesterday, which immediately set up the controversy by opening the trailer with footage of a speech from Obama, and promised that fans of his earlier films can sleep safe in the assurance that this is going to be a lot of fun too.

Following on from that, we’ve now got the film’s first poster to share with you, via Imp Awards, in which Baron Cohen has posed for his immortalising portrait, whilst still wearing his green sunglasses. Brilliant.

The film reunites the leading man with Larry Charles, the director of Borat and Brüno, with a script coming from Baron Cohen and former Seinfeld writers Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer, all of whom have since been writing Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which Charles is executive producer and frequent director.

Alongside Baron Cohen will be Sir Ben Kingsley, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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The Dictator trailer: does Sacha Baron Cohen rule Ok?

15 December 2011 6:09 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Has the star of Borat and Bruno dished up a dictator to die for in his comedy that takes a pop at Gaddafi and Saddam?

What perfect timing for the arrival of the first trailer for The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen's return to Borat-style territory as a Middle Eastern autocrat "who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed". With the Arab spring nearly a year old, it's impossible for Baron Cohen's new comedy to avoid recalling the more absurd aspects of Muammar Gaddafi's four-decade rule. Our first look at the new film, which once again has Borat and Bruno director Larry Charles behind the camera, drives the point home with a montage opening of world leaders condemning the late Libyan leader.

Gaddafi made his own visit to the Us soil, and for Baron Cohen's pop culture reference schtick to work, »

- Ben Child

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