The Dictator Sacha Baron Cohen and his Borat and Bruno director Larry Charles explore the despotic and tyrannical times of a Middle Eastern head of state determined to make sure there's no Arab Spring in his neck of the woods. R(Opens Wednesday)

Battleship"We're looking at a global extinction event," says a voice on the trailer — and hopefully he's talking about the plotof the movie, not the movie itself. Liam Neeson and his Navy crew have to contend with a deadly enemy from outer space. An enemy spawned by Hasbro, the toy company behind the Transformers.PG-13

Bernie True-crime Texas tale from ace director Richard Linklater, with Jack Black as a mortician charged with murdering a wealthy old widow whom the whole town hates. PG-13