Screen Junkies » larry charles http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:06:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Megan Fox Is Less Hairy Than The Kardashians In ‘The Dictator’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/megan-fox-is-less-hairy-than-the-kardashians-in-the-dictator-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/megan-fox-is-less-hairy-than-the-kardashians-in-the-dictator-trailer/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:00:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=239744 Has Sacha Baron Cohen pulled a 'Love Guru'?

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With Ali G: Indahouse, Borat, and Bruno under his belt, Sacha Baron Cohen had to branch out to find a new character for his next film. He obviously couldn’t pull from his highly-recognizable stable, so he invented The Dictator, a harsh ruler who travels to America to make sure democracy doesn’t find its way to his land. And guess what? His performance is so enveloped that he fooled everybody. Even John C. Reilly, Megan Fox, and Barack Obama didn’t realize their legs were being pulled. They all thought he was an actual dictator!! Dude’s a chameleon, that guy.

Additionally, some are complaining about the content of this trailer, calling it unimpressive and unfunny with its Kardashian jokes and repeated gibberish gag. But I urge you to keep in mind that this is probably one for the middle states. The actual film is likely rife with edgy, inventive humor. This is just the way of tricking “those people” into the theater. If I’m wrong, I should also remind you that a woman shatters bricks with her breasts in this movie. That earns the ticket of admission price right there.

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First Official Look At Sacha Baron Cohen As ‘The Dictator’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-official-look-at-sacha-baron-cohen-as-the-dictator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-official-look-at-sacha-baron-cohen-as-the-dictator/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:16:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215509 He looks like Hipster Abraham Lincoln.

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Put down your bread-wrapped deli meats and lunchtime corn-based snacks. It’s time that we look at the first official image of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s The Dictator. Together. As a family.

In the picture, Cohen looks like he could easily pass as a member of Chromeo. Give him a keytar and he could probably put on a private concert for the president of the fan club and they wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. The comedian stars in dual roles in the Larry Charles-directed film which co-stars Anna Faris. One as a goat herder and the other as a deposed leader who get lost in America. I’m going to venture to guess this is not a still of the goat herder. Unless they give out medals for that now. In which case, oopsie. (Huffington Post)

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Anna Faris In Sexy Talks To Star In Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Dictator’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/anna-faris-in-sexy-talks-with-sacha-baron-cohen-to-star-in-the-dictator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/anna-faris-in-sexy-talks-with-sacha-baron-cohen-to-star-in-the-dictator/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 01:21:39 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210116 Faris has been offered the lead female role in 'The Dictator'. Will it be one of the rare, funny Anna Faris movies?

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When last we heard about Sacha Baron Cohen‘s The Dictator, they were looking for a female lead between Anna Faris, Gillian Jacobs and Kristen Wiig. Surprisingly, it looks like the hottest of those three ladies is gonna take the role. I’ve never heard of something like that happening before.

Faris has been offered the lead female part in The Dictator: an organic food store owner who meets Cohen’s ruthless dictator as he wanders around New York City. Who better than a hot girl Cohen’s character totally likes to tell him that his dictator ideas might not be so cool? A handful of boobage helps the messages go down. That was the original lyric in Mary Poppins, but they changed it for some reason.

The Dictator will be directed by Larry Charles, and Paramount‘s film is looking to invade theaters May 11, 2012. (Deadline)

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Ben Kingsley Bravely Returns To Comedy With ‘The Dictator’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-kingsley-bravely-returns-to-comedy-with-the-dictator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-kingsley-bravely-returns-to-comedy-with-the-dictator/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:19:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209594 He's finally over 'The Love Guru'.

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Ben Kingsley was left a raw, broken shell by the failure of his last comedy The Love Guru, but the veteran actor has found his strength and is ready to act zany again. He’ll be joining Sacha Baron Cohen for his next probably hilarious but criminally underrated film The Dictator.

In the film, Baron Cohen stars in dual roles. One, as a heroic dictator who risks life and limb to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he rules over with an iron fist. The other, a goat herder. His Hugo Cabret bro (HuBRO CaBRO?) Ben Kingsley will play a Middle Eastern character who “factors into the plot.” Oh good. I’d be really let down if his character didn’t belong in the film. It would be weird if he were reading lines from the wrong script. Especially if that script were A Sound Of Thunder. Man, how can be knighted after appearing in so many turds??

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Kristen Wiig And Anna Faris Both Want Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Dictator’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kristen-wiig-and-anna-faris-both-want-sacha-baron-cohens-dictator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kristen-wiig-and-anna-faris-both-want-sacha-baron-cohens-dictator/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 01:40:38 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209419 Sacha Baron Cohen is holding court to determine who will be in his latest movie 'The Dictator'. These actors will try to curry Cohen's favor, and have their rivals... eliminated.

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Sacha Baron Cohen is holding court to determine who will be in his latest movie The Dictator. The following actors will try to curry Cohen’s favor, and have their rivals… eliminated.

Anna FarisKristen Wiig and “Community” star Gillian Jacobs are all vying for the female lead. Wiig is doing so with awkward line readings and tiny plastic hands. However, Cohen and his producers are still looking around, so a three-way cat fight between them might be for naught. Well, you might be able to sell the DVD of the fight itself, at least.

Meanwhile, Jason Mantzoukas “The League“) is in negotiations to play the sidekick to Cohen’s lead. Apparently his ability to improvise, or “generate top-of-the-head make-’em-ups,” as theater people call it, is highly valued for this loosely scripted movie. The plot is described as “the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” I’m sure Paramount is just wondering how big the merchandising potential will be, and whether or not we see a penis swinging around on-screen, up close.

Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno), an important member of the Cohen Crew, returns to direct.

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘The Dictator’ Gets A Release Date http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sacha-baron-cohens-the-dictator-gets-a-release-date/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sacha-baron-cohens-the-dictator-gets-a-release-date/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:51:02 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=20948 We've previously reported that Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles were working The Dictator. Now the actual release date has been announced.

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We’ve previously reported that Sacha Baron Cohen and his Borat conspirator Larry Charles were working on a comedy called The Dictator, in which Sacha Baron Cohen would play a dual role, that of a deposed foreign dictator and a goat herder. Now the actual release date has been announced: May 11, 2012. And we even have more info on the plot, for those of you who like to know about everything that happens in a movie before you go (or don’t) see it:

“The 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. It is inspired by the best selling novel, Zabibah and The King, by Saddam Hussein.”

OK, so apparently Saddam Hussein wrote a romance novel, which is now (loosely, I resume) serving as an inspiration to a comedy by Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen. So a novel written by a dictator that is not about a dictator is being loosely adapted into a movie about a dictator called The Dictator. Wow. I wonder if Saddam will get a story credit. (Deadline)

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Larry Charles, Sacha Baron Cohen Re-Team for ‘The Dictator’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/larry-charles-sacha-baron-cohen-re-team-for-the-dictator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/larry-charles-sacha-baron-cohen-re-team-for-the-dictator/#comments Tue, 16 Nov 2010 21:11:58 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8347 Hopefully the third time's a charm for director Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen. Actually, the first two times have already proven to be quite charming, as they consisted of Borat and Bruno. Even so, here's hoping for a three-peat.

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Hopefully the third time’s a charm for director Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen. Actually, the first two times have already proven to be quite charming, as they consisted of Borat and Bruno. Even so, here’s hoping for a three-peat.

The pair are teaming up again for The Dictator, a film written by Cohen as well as Alec Berg, Jeff  Schaffer and David Mandel of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Cohen will play both a goat herder and a deposed foreign dictator traveling across the U.S. Will the film pack as many laughs as Borat, or perhaps as many ball-sacks as Bruno? Only time will tell. (24 Frames via Collider)

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Jim Carrey to Take Direction from Larry Charles for ‘Pierre Pierre’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jim-carrey-to-take-direction-from-larry-charles-for-pierre-pierre/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jim-carrey-to-take-direction-from-larry-charles-for-pierre-pierre/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Crazy white boys... Larry Charles has signed on to direct the Jim Carrey comedy Pierre Pierre. If it sounds like it's about a Frenchman, that's because it is. The story follows a “self-indulgent, lazy, French nihilist who is transporting a stolen Mona Lisa from Paris to London.” Through the journey, “he comes to love his home country again.” I'm glad they went with the snooty, clichéd version of a Frenchman. I'm sure there will be an abundance of chain smoking and making fun of American tourists under the breath. The screenplay has been around for awhile. It even ranked the 11th hottest screenplay in the 2008 Black List, an annual poll of people working in Hollywood who apparently know good writing. At least that's what their titles suggest. Larry Charles you know as a producer on "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiam," "Entourage," and the director of Borat, Bruno, and Religulous. At least three out of three of those movies are offensive to someone with morals. Let's hope Pierre Pierre continues the streak. (Deadline)

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Crazy white boys…

Larry Charles has signed on to direct the Jim Carrey comedy Pierre Pierre. If it sounds like it’s about a Frenchman, that’s because it is. The story follows a “self-indulgent, lazy, French nihilist who is transporting a stolen Mona Lisa from Paris to London.” Through the journey, “he comes to love his home country again.” I’m glad they went with the snooty, clichéd version of a Frenchman. I’m sure there will be an abundance of chain smoking and making fun of American tourists under the breath.

The screenplay has been around for awhile. It even ranked the 11th hottest screenplay in the 2008 Black List, an annual poll of people working in Hollywood who apparently know good writing. At least that’s what their titles suggest. Larry Charles you know as a producer on "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiam," "Entourage," and the director of Borat, Bruno, and Religulous. At least three out of three of those movies are offensive to someone with morals. Let’s hope Pierre Pierre continues the streak. (Deadline)

 

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