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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2012

30 December 2011 3:59 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.

We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...

Beauty and the Beast 3D (dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)

Contraband (dir. Baltasar Kormákur)

Haywire (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Red Tails (dir. Anthony Hemingway)

W.E. (dir. Madonna)

Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)

The Grey (dir. Joe Carnahan)

Man on a Ledge (dir. Asger Leth)

Chronicle (dir. Josh Trank)

The Woman in Black (dir. James Watkins)

Safe House (dir. Daniel Espinosa »

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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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Tmp's Prelude to 2012—Part 3: The Avengers, Battleship, Prometheus, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and More

30 December 2011 6:01 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011.  But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise.  Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy.  How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises Possibly go wrong?  Well, it can't.  So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over.  So without further ado, let's get started!  Part Three of Tmp's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!

Summer 2012 is certainly kicking off with a bang.  Releasing everywhere on May 4 is The Avengers, the long awaited superhero film putting all our favorite Marvel characters (minus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the ones you Really like) into one team.  The build up for The Avengers has been intense, with over four years and five films of investment, »

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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"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Talkback: Was It Wrong To Use Kim Jong-il's Death For Free Dictator Publicity?

20 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il this past Sunday inspired hope in some and fear (that Kim's mysterious 20-something son Kim Jong-un will continue his father's tyranny) in others. But for Sacha Baron Cohen -- the comedic actor/writer/producer who reveled in staging uncomfortable situations in his mockumentaries Borat and Brüno -- Kim's death inspired a publicity push for his upcoming comedy The Dictator. »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Comments on Kim Jong Il's Death

20 December 2011 12:51 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" comedy was recently released, showing the actor as a psychotic leader of a country. And now that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has died, Cohen has put out an official statement from the character he'll be playing in the movie. "Official Statement From His Excellency Admiral General Aladeen - Supreme Leader, All Triumphant General And Chief Opthamologist Of People's Republic Of Wadiya I am saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend Kim Jong-Il. Our thoughts go out to his wife and 813 children. 'K-Jo' was a great leader, good friend and average double's badminton partner. He died as he lived, in 3-inch lifts. An extraordinary man, he did so much to spread compassion, wisdom and uranium throughout the world. On behalf of myself, Ahmadinejad, Chavez and Newt Gingrinch, we would like to welcome his son, Kin Jong Un »

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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. »

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Despot in Mourning: Kim Jong Il Eulogized by Sacha Baron Cohen's Dictator

19 December 2011 2:15 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While most everybody else is saying good riddance to Kim Jong Ill, North Korea's longtime tyrant has at least one fellow dictator in tears. Never one to let a great publicity opp go untapped, Sacha Baron Cohen has released a statement in the guise of his latest alter ego, the titular role in his forthcoming The Dictator, mourning the loss of North Korea's "dear leader," who died Saturday. "I am saddened to learn of the passing of my dear Kim Jong-Il," says Baron Cohen His Excellency Admiral General Aladeen—Supreme Leader, All Triumphant General and Chief Opthamalogist of People's Republic of Wadiya. "K-Jo was a great leader, good friend and average double's badminton »

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Kim Jong-il: Dictator, loving husband, father of 813 children, badminton aficionado

19 December 2011 1:37 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Kim Jong-il was a secretive man but his good friend General Aladeen gave us all a rare glimpse into the North Korean dictator’s private life today with a personal statement on the passing of his beloved badminton partner, released today via Huffington Post.

Well, it’s a fictitious glimpse.

The “statement” actually comes from Sacha Baron Cohen, who will portray Aladeen, a North African despot, in his upcoming comedy, The Dictator, out in May. And as fake as his words might be, you can’t help but (inappropriately?) chuckle.

Take a look at an excerpt below:

“I am saddened »

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Teaser Poster For The Dictator

19 December 2011 5:11 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career out of lampooning the ignorant and stupid, doing so with hilarious results in both Borat and Bruno.

Now Cohen is set to take on facsist dictators in, er… The Dictator. Although little is known as of yet, what we do know is that Cohen’s character rules a nation called Wadiya, and that he leads a mission to stamp out demovcracy for good. The film is allegedly inspired by Saddam Hussain’s book ‘Zabibah and the King’.

Check out this new teaser poster below.

The Dictator is directed by Larry Chalres, and co-stars Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley. It arrives in cinemas May 2012.

Source: Imp Awards »

- Tom Fordy

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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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New Trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

19 December 2011 3:17 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Paramount realeased this brand new movie trailer for the upcoming comedy “The Dictator” by director Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno, Seinfeld) and starring Anna Faris (The Skeleton Twins, Scary Movie 4, Ghostbuster III), Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G Indahouse, Sweeney Todd, THe Simpsons), Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List, Shutter Island), Jason Mantzoukas (Enlightened, Parks and Recreation, Traffic Light), Anthony Mangano (General Hospital, Point Break, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag). Synopsis: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “The Dictator”. Source: Dailyblam.com »

- Brian Corder

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Farewell Kim Jong-il, cinematic icon

19 December 2011 3:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

We pay tribute to the love affair between Kim Jong-il and American film with a selection of the late, lampooned leader's finest screen moments, from 30 Rock to Team America

The death of Kim Jong-il has ignited many different reactions. Obituary writers have been able to look back on a lifetime of human rights abuses and expert cognac appreciation. Diplomats will look ahead to an uncertain period of transition as his son Kim Jong-un prepares to assume power. And the rest of us? We'll probably just unwittingly spend the day humming I'm So Ronery from Team America.

As an avowed cinephile, Kim Jong-il lived his life through film. He was rumoured to own more than 30,000 American films in his own personal collection; he also once kidnapped a South Korean film-maker to improve the cinema of North Korea, and he apparently banned the John Cusack film 2012 from release over fears that it »

- Stuart Heritage

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Farewell Kim Jong-il, cinematic icon

19 December 2011 3:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

We pay tribute to the love affair between Kim Jong-il and American film with a selection of the late, lampooned leader's finest screen moments, from 30 Rock to Team America

The death of Kim Jong-il has ignited many different reactions. Obituary writers have been able to look back on a lifetime of human rights abuses and expert cognac appreciation. Diplomats will look ahead to an uncertain period of transition as his son Kim Jong-un prepares to assume power. And the rest of us? We'll probably just unwittingly spend the day humming I'm So Ronery from Team America.

As an avowed cinephile, Kim Jong-il lived his life through film. He was rumoured to own more than 30,000 American films in his own personal collection; he also once kidnapped a South Korean film-maker to improve the cinema of North Korea, and he apparently banned the John Cusack film 2012 from release over fears that it »

- Stuart Heritage

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Sacha Baron Cohen looks stately in wordless Dictator poster

19 December 2011 3:06 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's a bad year for dictators, as the fall of many across the world included the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il last night. But Sacha Baron Cohen is hoping to turn dictator fever into something of a pop culture trend, as he plays a clueless despot in The Dictator. A new teaser poster for the film is below, and though it features none of the traditional movie posters titles or credits, if you know anything about upcoming movies, you'll recognize the titular character on sight. Check it out below, and see it bigger at the Pimpin' Poster Palace. »

- Paul Tassi

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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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Check This Out: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' Teaser Poster

17 December 2011 1:42 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Meet "The Dictator" - we don't even need to know his name. While this first teaser poster for The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, was originally debuted with the first trailer last week, we never featured it then, so here it is now (via IMPAwards). In fact, I just love this poster, I think it's hilarious and such an iconic image to go along with this otherwise wacky comedy. The footage doesn't look exactly like I expected it to, but I still think this is a good poster to share with you guys anyway. I love the characters Sacha Baron Cohen creates, I just hope the "story" around them is worthwhile. Anyway, see the painting in full below! Here's the first official poster for The Dictator. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, you can watch it here. That's a hell of a beard! The Dictator is again being helmed Larry Charles, »

- Alex Billington

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Poster Round-Up: The Dictator, John Carter, Chronicle & ParaNorman

16 December 2011 3:10 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

We’ve already brought you a ton of poster this week, but noew it’s time for another round-up of the latest one-sheets to hit the interwebs, including Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator, the new IMAX poster for Disney’s John Carter, teen “superhero” movie Chronicle, and the international one-sheet for animated flick ParaNorman.

The Dictator

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. It is inspired by the best selling novel, Zabibah and The King, by Saddam Hussein. Sacha Baron Cohen plays [the] ruthless dictator who heads to the U.S. for a meeting at the United Nations and finds that his number two has replaced him with an unsuspecting sheepherder lookalike. As the dictator wanders the city, he meets the owner of an organic food store.

John Carter

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker »

- Phil

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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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New Posters for 'The Avengers,' 'Dictator,' 'Hunger Games,' 'Expendables 2' and More

16 December 2011 12:47 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A ton of new posters have recently found their way online and instead of doing twelve individual posts or just ignoring a few of them I figured I'd give you a gallery update all at once as I have a pair of new banners for The Avengers to share, a first look at the teaser poster for The Expendables 2, a portrait poster of Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator, a pretty cool "Capitol" poster for The Hunger Games and IMAX poster for John Carter and a few more after that. In all there are 12 posters in the gallery, which you can access using the thumbnails directly below and I've also added a few new movie stills to the site recently that I've included links to at the end of this post. So... enjoy. [gallery columns="6" exclude="51700,51701"] Contraband (10 new pictures have been added to the gallery) American Reunion (2 new pictures have been added »

- Brad Brevet

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