THE DISASTER ARTIST: TRUTH IS FUNNIER THAN FICTION

Usually we recommend to filmgoers that they avoid reading too much about a movie before seeing it because it spoils the element of surprise. But “The Disaster Artist” is the exact opposite – read all you can about it ahead of time and it will be even FUNNIER. James Franco directed and stars and he does a bang-up job for a change. It’s about a very peculiar and eccentric aspiring filmmaker who happens to have enough money to make his own feature film and proceeds to do so without any experience. The resulting film is called “The Room” and has been described as one of the worst movies ever made and a cult classic. Knowing this twisted story is true makes it extremely entertaining.

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Posted by Janet on November 13, 2017

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JAMES FRANCO EASILY PASSES FOR A SLEAZY PORNOGRAPHER

James Franco and Zoe Kazan REALLY look 1970’s authentic on the set of the upcoming HBO series “The Deuce.” The series is all about the proliferation of the sex industry – porn and prostitution- in New York’s Times Square from the 70’s to the HIV riddled 80’s. The neighborhood was NOT family friendly in those days – it was more of a sex cafeteria with a double order of drugs. Franco’s sideburns and mustache give him the classic pornographer look, and Zoe appears to be a vulnerable recruit. Richard Price (The Night Of) is one of the writers so we have high hopes for this.

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Posted by Janet on July 21, 2016

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JAMES FRANCO: NOT QUITE AS HOT AS HE USED TO BE

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James Franco is REALLY getting into character for his upcoming film “Zeroville.” Not only did he gain a few pounds and shave his head, but he had a temporary tattoo of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in “A Place in the Sun” applied to his head. (The mustache is fake.) He’s directing himself in “Zeroville,” which was a bestselling novel about a student obsessed with movies who moves to Hollywood in the 70’s to find his way in the film business. Franco shot scenes on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, above, for his movie. A number of 70’s stars like Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw and Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro are expected to appear in cameos, which sounds like fun.

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Posted by Janet on September 5, 2014

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IS JAMES FRANCO BETTER ON INSTAGRAM THAN HE IS IN REAL LIFE?

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James Franco is not gonna be happy. LA Times critic Charles McNulty gave his Broadway performance in “Of Mice and Men” (with Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester) a blistering review. Franco is noted for his almost ridiculously busy schedule – he acts, he teaches, he writes, he directs, he makes appearances everywhere. The Times critic pointed out that this play exposes the limits of his dilettantism and that his intelligence doesn’t serve him here. Franco “seems to be going through the motions and saves his best acting these days for Instagram.” Indeed, before the play opened in New York, Franco admitted that he was rushed, and on his ONLY day off each week he flew back and forth to LA to teach a class. THAT’S how overbooked he is. But he still LOOKS good – McNulty said Franco’s character looked more like a Gap ad than a California migrant worker. And the girls are lined up outside the stage door.

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Posted by Janet on April 17, 2014

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THIS IS THE END: WHAT’S BETTER THAN ACTORS MAKING FUN OF THEMSELVES?

If you’re in the mood to laugh out loud, see This is the End this weekend. It’s about a bunch of actors facing the end of the world and everybody plays caricatures of themselves! James Franco’s movie persona is a pretentious pseudo intellectual with a big dose of vanity. Seth Rogan is an arrogant pothead and Jonah Hill is a fawning fussbudget. Imagine these actors, plus Michael Cera, Rihanna, Paul Rudd, and Jason Segel, among many other famous faces, at a huge party at James Franco’s Hollywood Hills compound on the night the world suddenly erupts in a fury of explosions, fire and monsters. Half the actors are lost in a giant sinkhole outside and a few are left to barricade themselves inside the house and see what happens. Some of the dialog making fun of “actors” is hilarious and the guys skewer their own reputations. It’s vulgar and the plot is iffy, but the one-liners are priceless and you”ll definitely have fun.

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Posted by Janet on June 13, 2013

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Filed Under: James Franco > Jonah Hill > Movies > Seth Rogan > This is the End

IS JAMES FRANCO LIVING UP TO EXPECTATIONS?

James Franco made a fierce and lasting impression when he debuted as James Dean back in 2001, but has he lived up to his promise? Granted he’s expanded his repertoire – he’s been a graduate student, a published writer, a director of documentaries, a teacher. A real jack of all trades. But his acting career is somewhat disappointing – with the exception of Milk and 127 Hours (which we couldn’t bear to watch.) Now he’s starring in “Oz: the Great and Powerful” and it’s nothing to brag about. Can someone give James a decent script?

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Posted by Janet on March 6, 2013

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HOLLYWOOD HUNK’S LITTLE BROTHER IS HOT ON HIS HEELS



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Does this hot guy have a familiar look? He’s James Franco’s younger brother Dave, and he’s starting to make his own mark in Hollywood. He had a big role in “21 Jump Street” and he’s currently filming “Now You See Me” in Brooklyn. Oh, and he’s also been on the cover of GQ magazine.

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Posted by Janet on April 5, 2012

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VANESSA HUDGENS AND AUSTIN BUTLER TAKE A SPRING BREAK IN NEW YORK CITY



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Vanessa Hudgens got a weekend off from filming “Spring Breakers” in Florida with Selena Gomez and James Franco, so she flew up to New York to visit her boyfriend Austin Butler. Spring Breakers is about four college girls who rob a restaurant to pay for a trip to Florida during spring break. It’s directed by Harmony Korine so it will in no way resemble “Where The Boys Are.” Austin begins filming his role in the Sex & The City prequal “The Carrie Diaries” soon…

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WHO KNEW JAMES FRANCO HAD A GIRLFRIEND ALL THIS TIME?

Did you know that James Franco was in a long-term relationship? He just confirmed to Playboy that he has split up with his girlfriend of five years, actress Ahna O’Reilly, 26, but this is the first most people have heard of her. Franco, 33, did a good job of keeping Ahna undercover all those years – he rarely spoke of her and photos of them together are rarely published. Franco says they lived together in Los Angeles, but the romance fizzled when he moved to New York to study and Ahna stayed in LA. Distance didn’t make their hearts grow fonder. He’s busy studying for his PHD in English at Yale. He sounds like not such a great boyfriend, anyway….

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Posted by Janet on July 20, 2011

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Filed Under: Ahna O'Reilly > James Franco > Split

THE OSCARS 2011: NO MOMENTS WORTH REVISITING

Is it just us, or was this the most predictable and dull Oscar show of all time? Not one surprise. No touching moments or hilarious moments. Granted, the stage effects and look of the show was glittery, but despite their appealing looks, James Franco and Anne Hathaway contributed very little. It was all too stiff and serious. Where is Ricky Gervais when we NEED him? The Social Network got ROBBED!

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Posted by Janet on February 27, 2011

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Filed Under: Academy Awards > Anne Hathaway > James Franco > Oscars

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