"Battleship" VS "The Dictator" -- See My Pick of the Week! 

Here’s more on “Battleship” form Yahoo:


Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.

And here’s “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.

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Behold the New "Skyfall" Poster! Daniel Craig Back as Bond, James Bond  
Courtesy of our friends at Yahoo Movies, here's the new "Skyfall" poster! It's simple, sleek, just like Mr. James Bond himself.

Here's more details on "Skyfall" from Yahoo:


Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

In Theaters -- November 9, 2012
MPAA Rating -- Not Rated
Genres -- Action/Adventure, Sequel
Distributors -- Sony Pictures Releasing

DIRECTOR -- Sam Mendes


Daniel Craig -- James Bond
Judi Dench -- M
Javier Bardem -- Actor
Ralph Fiennes -- Actor
Ben Whishaw -- Q
Helen McCrory -- Actor

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So Long Donna Summer! The Death of a Disco Diva! 

Disco Icon Donna Summer has died Thursday. She was 63.

According to MSNBC, Summer succumbed to her battle with breast cancer. She was recording an album at the time of her death.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 31, 1948, the singer quickly became the symbol of the Disco era and was known as the Queen of Disco in the 1970s. Her musical career was launched in Munich, Germany during stage productions of "Hair" and "Porgy & Bess." Producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte gave Summer her first hit with "Love to Love You Baby."

Summer briefly flirted with the movie industry with her roles as Nicole Sims in the 1978 flop "Thank God It's Friday" or "T.G.I.F." The film was a dud but her battle cry, "Last Dance," won an Oscar for Best Song. Prior to that, Summer received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for "Down Deep Inside" for 1977's "The Deep."

So long Donna Summer, see you in Disco Heaven!

For now, watch Summer as Nicole Sims in "Thank God It's Friday."

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Behold, "Anchorman 2" Teaser Poster! Is There an Amputee? 

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"The Dictator" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Sacha Baron Cohen Get? 

Jokingly dedicated to “the loving memory of Kim Jong Il,” “The Dictator” is the latest irreverent comedy from director Larry Charles and star Sacha Baron Cohen. This one is a satire of dictatorship but the movie also skewers democracy as we know it.

“The Dictator’s” tone is closer to the oddly sweet charm of “Borat” but it also showcases over-the-top cheekiness exuded in “Bruno.” If you enjoy Cohen’s brand of humor, then get ready to bow down to “The Dictator.”

Cohen is Admiral General Aladeen, a North African dictator from the fictional North African country of the Republic of Wadiya. Together with his mysterious sidekick, Tamir (Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley), the dictator is set to oppress democracy in his homeland at all costs.

The first part of the film is smartly written and invites us inside the life of a ruthless but clueless dictator. But once Aladeen travels to New York City to speak at the United Nations, the film becomes a hodge podge of “The Prince and the Pauper” and “Coming to America” with a little dash of “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.”

That’s not to say that the second half of the movie is bad. Thanks to the support of Anna Faris and Jason Mantzoukas, the last act of the film drives home the film’s main point.

Faris, sporting a Justin Bieber haircut, stars as Zoey, a vegan activist who owns an organic shop in New York. Her character serves as the catharsis of the movie and is the sweet center of the film.

Mantzoukas is Nadal, the exiled Wadiyan scientist hiding in New York who ends up saving the life of the dictator who wanted him dead. A movie as raunchy and silly as “The Dictator” needs the counterbalance provided by Faris and Mantzoukas.

Cohen co-wrote the script with Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer. The trio, who used to work on “Seinfeld,” returned to TV to write, direct, and produce HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Their brand of humor is shockingly funny (with lines such as “America, built by blacks, owned by Chinese”), absurd, and nearly perfect in their observation of capitalism. Aladeen has a great, big monologue near the end that sums up the movie’s conceit.

One of my favorite scenes involves a pregnant woman and how she helps Aladeen and Zoey realize their love for each other. Without giving anything away, just think of the appropriate placement for the lovers to hold hands involving a woman who’s about to give birth.

Absurd, I told you.

In the grand tradition of Cohen and Charles, there are many cameos to be had. The most famous one, of course, is the involvement of Megan Fox. But wait, there’s more! And just like “Borat” and “Bruno,” copious amounts of male full-frontal nudity are displayed for laughs.

“The Dictator” is a flawed, uneven film that gets funnier as it nears the end of its short 83-minute running time. The best part of the movie is it actually makes you question yourself for laughing. Is a film about a merciless dictator funny? I say yes or the supreme leader will chop my head off.


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