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It's been a little while since we've heard from Sacha Baron Cohen on the solo comedy front. Back in 2006, every annoying person you know dressed up as Borat for Halloween, but increasing familiarity with his mockumentary tactics made it more and more difficult for Cohen to film without being noticed.

Cue "The Dictator," a classically Cohen character who isn't making his debut mockumentary style. The trailer for the film, which just arrived via Moviefone, reveals a very conventionally shot take on a very goofy character -- half the typical formula, updated for modern times.

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Gatsby

"The Great Gatsby" is the Great American Novel, or at least the one you were assigned to read in class before skipping ahead to SparkNotes. Adaptations have been done before, but why not another one? That's the thinking behind Baz Luhrmann's version, a sparkling 3D blockbuster with a budget over $100 million, a cast headed by multiple Oscar nominees and a Christmas 2012 opening date that basically screams, "We are going to win so many freaking awards."

Today, Warner Bros. released a handful of photos showing its actors in place. Check out Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy, looking appropriately dressed to the nines for this 1920s period piece.

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Tom Cruise is not a normal man. He's lived a life of celebrity since his "Risky Business" days, and it's hard to see where he gets a chance to come down to reality, if ever. But it does happen... sort of!

When we talked to the "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" star at the film's press junket in Dubai last week, we asked him what the most mundane thing about his life was.

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Skyfall

After "Casino Royale" so capably rejuvenated the Bond franchise, "Quantum of Solace" was a bit of a letdown. Heavy on intended gravitas and jumbled action collages, the sequel didn't quite deliver with audiences or critics, leading to a temporary hiatus for 007.

But have no fear: Daniel Craig, still the capable British killer, promises that "Skyfall" will be a lot better.

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Battleship

There is something serious going on in the new "Battleship" trailer: explosions. Also, Rihanna (we think).

In the trailer, which debuted over at Apple today, there's lots of robots that turn into other things (we can't legally say they "transform," can we?), and tons of super slow-mo shots of beautiful people looking really, really confused and upset.

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Everyone's babysat before. Some people are good at it; some people are spectacularly atrocious. That's where "The Sitter" comes in.

The comedy, starring Jonah Hill as the world's worst sitter, comes out today (December 9), and to celebrate, we spoke with the actor during MTV First: "The Sitter" about all things babysitting and life-related, such as the first R-rated film that ever changed his life or the strangest thing a girl's ever done to get his attention.

First off: his relationship with kids. In "The Sitter," he's not the best or most responsible babysitter, so we wanted to know if it carried over to real life. "I actually love kids," he said. "I'm great with them in real life."

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We've been talking with Jonah Hill for a little while about "The Sitter," but can you blame us? The new movie, which comes out Friday (December 9), looks like a pretty fun romp through the tried-and-true babysitter comedy genre. It's just a tad dirtier than the usual "Mr. Nanny" or "The Pacifier" fare, appropriate for Hill's decidedly NSFW comedy sensibilities.

During last month's MTV First with the "Sitter" star, we asked Hill why he took the role.

"The whole idea of this movie is, you know those crappy movies when they're like 'Oh, you don't want this guy watching your kids,' and they're the lamest movie ever?" he said. "This is the movie where, you really don't want this guy watching your kids because they might, like, die or some crazy stuff."

There's nothing like the threat of death to make sure a kid eats his vegetables, right? We then asked how he would handle babysitting celebrity children, who are probably a bit harder to handle than the usual spawn. Here's what he had to say...

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Edgar Ramirez

Once upon a time, Benicio del Toro was set to appear as the villain in "Star Trek 2" -- a big casting coup, considering the first movie was low on established stars. Fan speculation ranged wild on whether del Toro would be playing the infamous Khan, or... well, that was about it, really.

Things changed when Paramount and del Toro couldn't come to an agreement. Now, Variety is reporting that Edgar Ramirez is the leading candidate to take over.

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It's Michael Bay's American right to sign on for "Transformers 4." Who could say no to all that money (even if the guy probably doesn't need any at this point)? But while the "Transformers" movies have consistently made bank, there's no doubt they've become somewhat creatively stagnant. Sure, you can cynically remark that they were never that great, but the second and third movies ladled on the gratuitous characters, abundant explosions and confusing narrative. So yeah — Bay can do more of the same if he wants, but here are five baby steps he might take in order to change things up.

» 1. Lose the Beef. With all due respect to Shia LaBeouf, the saga of Sam Witwicky has gone about as far as it can. Even Mr. LaBeouf agrees on this point. Three movies in a row, Sam has been acting alternately brave and cowardly (with quips thrown in for good measure), and while LaBeouf has filled his role admirably, it's time to let Sam go and introduce a new cast. Producers seemed to agree about the temporal role of "Transformers" characters when they bounced Megan Fox out of the third film; why not go a step further and get rid of everyone — not just Sam. Starting from scratch would be the easiest way to pour some humanity back into the series.

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Angelina Jolie

The sky's the limit after you've won an Oscar. You can pair up with your good-looking counterparts for an ostentatious action film. You can lend your voice to a cartoon about kung-fu animals. You can even go for another Oscar, why not?

But the ultimate moment of FTW excess has to be starring in a Luc Besson film. Rejuvenating actors as action stars from Statham to Neeson, Besson's hyperkinetic blow outs have charmed American audiences, killed at the box office, and above all, done one important thing: made their stars look really, really awesome.

It makes sense, then, that Angelina Jolie is the latest actress to get on the Besson bandwagon.

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