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BATTLESHIP SUBMERGED BY AVENGERS‘ FORCE (Updated)

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship promptly sailed into the doldrums as it opened domestically this weekend and promptly found itself swamped by the backwash of The Avengers, which continued to set box office records in its third week. The superhero blockbuster, which sold more tickets in its first and second week than any film in history, nabbed a […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE DICTATOR

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator is arriving today (Wednesday),, instead of on Friday, in an apparent effort to avoid the fate of several fellow dictators of late. The relatively low-budget comedy is arriving at a time when the box office is deluged with $100-200-million blockbusters. Baron Cohen has been relentlessly promoting the movie for months […]

SEACREST DUSTS HIMSELF OFF FROM COHEN PRANK

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ryan Seacrest denied on Monday that he was in on the red-carpet incident at the Oscars involving Sacha Baron Cohen, who, dressed in the costume of his title character in his forthcoming The Dictator dumped the contents of an urn on him. The urn, Cohen had told Seacrest moments earlier, contained the ashes of his […]

WHAT WILL SACHA BARON COHEN DO AT OSCARS?

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly awaiting assurances that Sacha Baron Cohen will not appear on the Oscar red carpet Sunday as “The Dictator,” the title character in his upcoming movie. The website Deadline.com reported on Wednesday that the Academy was refusing to send Baron Cohen his tickets to the event […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HUGO

November 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Most critics are hailing Martin Scorsese’s Hugo with the passion of confirmed acolytes. Among all of them, Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle stands out as the apostate. Scorsese, he writes, is trying to live up to his “own legend,” trying “to impress us with a deluge of 3D effects.” The result, he writes, […]