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“The Dictator” trailer shows Sacha Baron Cohen bringing absolute power to America

“The Dictator” trailer shows Sacha Baron Cohen bringing absolute power to America (photo)

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It’s nice to see a return to form for Sacha Baron Cohen. Ever since 2009’s “Bruno,” the hilarious impersonator has set his alter-egos aside onscreen for roles in “Hugo” and the upcoming “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” That’s why we were so happy to see that he was also working on the comedy “The Dictator” based on a script he wrote, following the happy tradition of “Bruno,” “Borat” and “Da Ali G Show.”

Needless to say, Cohen is one of the funniest comedians around. And if if we needed more evidence, a trailer for “The Dictator” has finally hit the web and it proves that Cohen is still as hilarious as ever.

“The Dictator” looks to be a cross between the faux-documentary-style filmmaking that Cohen popularized in “Borat” and “Bruno” and a straight-scripted comedy. The inclusion of actors like John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris and Megan Fox proves that it’s a force to be reckoned with, but the trailer plays the movie off as being in line with Cohen’s earlier films.

The official synopsis of the project is a comedy that “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.” That should pretty much set the bar for what fans can expect when they walk into theaters on May 11. The funniest scene in the trailer definitely comes at the end when Cohen’s titular dictator takes on some competitors in a sprint race. Needless to say, he has his own brand of hilarious absolute power.

Did you find the trailer as humorous as we did? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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