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Some of us just yawned and obsessed over the ticking of the clock during our far-too-long commencement speeches. Whatever maniac decided that so-and-so's wife's something or other who didn’t even graduate is equipped to send students off with a 30-minute diatribe on themselves is sorely mistaken. Just dole out the degrees already and call a day a day, right, kids? Unless ...
You know, every so often schools are able to wrangle in someone actually interesting to deliver a few notes of wisdom — some more often than others (cough Harvard cough). Even better, once in a while they're our very shiniest movie stars who make lots of funnies and deliver all the feels and suddenly the speeches don't seem so bad. Get More »
Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" sequel's subtitle might be "The Legend Continues" but it should probably be re-dubbed "A Series Of Potentially Distracting Cameo Appearances" (although that would be really hard to fit on the marquee). Kanye West, Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig, Nicole Kidman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Poehler (whom "Anchorman" die hards will remember had a sizable role in the first film, only to see her entire subplot deleted from the final product), Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Jim Carrey and Harrison Ford have all shot cameos for the hotly anticipated sequel (also: an animatronic shark).
The latest celebrity to be roped into this cameo feeding frenzy? None other than Canadian rapper Drake.
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The MTV Movie Awards turns 22 this Sunday, April 14, which means yes, our beloved awards show has been drinking legally for a year.
In people years, the MTV Movie Awards still wouldn't be able to rent a car at the regular rate; but in the accolades-passing-out universe, 22 consecutive years of awarding popcorn statues to the A-list, producing the funniest movie spoofs ever, trying to wrangle Jim Carrey through his many stunts and witnessing the horror that was Borat's booty in Eminem's face has made it one of the most fun, most can't-be-missed awards shows in all Awards Show Land. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• After hunting Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games," Alexander Ludwig is now setting his sights on Abigail Breslin as he signs on for "Final Girl," according to Variety. The film revolves around a girl who, after being by a group of teenage boys, turns the tables by hunting them. Sheesh, Alex, pick on someone your own size for once!
• Here's a true-life story that occurred strictly so Sacha Baron Cohen could star in a movie about it someday. Deadline reports that "The Dictator" star is attached to "The Lesbian," a dark comedy inspired by the life of Cecil Chao, the Hong Kong billionaire who offered $65 million to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter. Get More »
This week: Sacha Baron Cohen plays a North African dictator who comes to America in the joyfully offensive comedy "The Dictator," also starring Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley.
Also new this week is 50 Cent teaming up with Robert De Niro in the crime thriller "Freelancers," the award-winning Iranian drama "A Separation," the Disneynature documentary "Chimpanzee" and the Blu-ray debut of "Good Will Hunting" with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Get More »
Just when you thought you could escape the totalitarian grip of Wadiya's Admiral General Aladeen, "The Dictator" gets ready to invade homes everywhere when it hits stores on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 21.
After you watch the over-the-top yet witty political satire, you're going to sign on as an Aladeen supporter, and to do so, you're going to need some swag to show your allegiance. That's where we come in. Get More »
When you're the Supreme Leader of an oppressed country like General Aladeen in "The Dictator," you're used to having everything done for you. But when Aladeen gets ousted from his position and gets dumped in a strange city in a strange land, he has to finally learn how to take care of himself. Get More »
Big studio projects and small indie films alike rounded out their casts this week as show business continues to be booming in Hollywood.
Reese Witherspoon returns to — surprise, surprise — romantic comedy territory as she signs on to headline "The Beard," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "beard" of the title is a slang reference to a someone who goes out in public with a gay person to give the illusion that he or she is, well, not gay. Secrets, lies and shenanigans will no doubt ensue — and all of them cute, due to the fact that the movie stars Reese Witherspoon. Get More »
Disappointed that Sacha Baron Cohen's latest movie chose to forgo his controversial prankster tactics? Fear not -- Indian-American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi has come to save the day.
In the SXSW Film Festival award-winner "Kumare," Gandhi dupes a handful of all white Americans into believing he's a spiritual guru. Why he chooses to embark on this journey is what fuels the curiosity factor of this provocative documentary. One thing's for sure: "Kumare" was made to ruffle a few feathers. Get More »
"Battleship" took an "Avengers"-sized torpedo to its aft mizzen deck this weekend as Marvel's unstoppable juggernaut easily won the top spot at the box office for the third week in a row.
According to Film.com, "The Avengers" racked up an impressive $55.1 million, good for the second biggest third weekend in movie history, behind only "Avatar." "Battleship," meanwhile, turned into "John Carter" star Taylor Kitsch's second huge bomb of the year, grossing just $25.3 million in its debut.
For a full roundup of this weekend's box office figures, including numbers Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator and "What To Expect When You're Expecting," head to Film.com.