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Review: The Disaster Artist (TIFF)

PLOT: The making of Tommy Wiseau’s ( James Franco ) THE ROOM, as seen through the eyes of his best friend, struggling actor Greg Sestero ( Dave Franco ). REVIEW: To say there’s never been a movie like THE ROOM is an understatement. Sure, plenty of terrible vanity productions have seen the light of day, especially since digital made the actual technology needed to...
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Disaster Artist trailer finds James Franco making a real Hollywood movie

THE DISASTER ARTIST chronicles the making of the movie THE ROOM (which has been given the crown of “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”) and the story behind its creation is even crazier and funnier than the movie itself. James Franco wrote and directed the film and stars as the overly eccentric Tommy Wiseau, the man behind the mythic mess. With his erroneous sense of...
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TV Review: The Deuce (TIFF 2017)

PLOT: The legitimization of New York’s sex industry, seen through the eyes of a Time Square barman ( James Franco ), an independent prostitute ( Maggie Gyllenhaal ), an honest beat cop (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) and a variety of pimps, streetwalkers, pornographers and gangsters. REVIEW: “The Deuce” marks HBO’s second big-budget drama set in 1970’s...
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Seth Rogen, Whiz Khalifa launch new shows through Pot Platform Merry Jane

* inhales deeply * Some people will tell you that those who partake in the cannabis plant are lazy. Well, I would point those misguided fools in the direction of Seth Rogen , who's one of the busiest talents in the film industry today. For real, between PREACHER, THE DISASTER ARTIST, ZEROVILLE, THE LION KING, and FLARSKY, I'd say that Rogen is one productive pothead. Case...
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Seth Rogen to produce Good Boys, an R-rated comedy in the vein of Superbad

Check your maturity at the door, folks, because Seth Rogen 's Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe have announced that they'll be producing an R-rated comedy entitled GOOD BOYS. Set to make their feature directorial debut for the film are Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky . In what we know so far, the film is being likened to Rogen's other comedies,...
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How James Franco first fell in love with The Room

THE ROOM really needs to be seen to be believed, but as crazy as the so-called "CITIZEN KANE of bad movies" is, it's merely a brief glimpse into the madness (or brilliance) of Tommy Wiseau. To get the full story, you really need to read Greg Sestero's "The Disaster Artist," which chronicles the making of THE ROOM and has been adapted into the upcoming...
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James Franco says Tommy Wiseau approves of The Disaster Artist 99.9 percent

THE ROOM has been graced with the label of “the CITIZEN KANE of bad movies,” but the ironic thing is the movie about its creation – THE DISASTER ARTIST – is being met with standing ovations and scores of cheers. Critics and audiences lucky enough to have seen it have praised it for its sheer hilarity and abundance of heart (much in the style of Tim Burton...
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James Franco unleashes hell on a failed bank robbery in The Vault trailer

From Dan Bush , the director of such films as THE SIGNAL and THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO comes THE VAULT, a horror film that finds two estranged sisters robbing a bank vault in an effort to save their brother. The only problem is, it's no ordinary bank job, and definitely not an ordinary vault. The movie stars James Franco as Ed Maas, an assistant bank manager who promises to...
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (video)

On the latest episode of POP-UP MOVIE FACTS, we monkey around with some interesting information about the first film in the re-reboot trilogy: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Most quickly (and unfairly) dismissed this film  when we first hear the news that LANET OF THE APES was getting yet another remake. The bitter taste of Tim Burton was still fresh in our mouthes and we could...
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James Franco is Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist trailer

Tommy Wiseau made what is considered the most hilariously bad movie ever –THE ROOM. The making of the movie was an equally hysterical mess, and the development and filming of the movie is chronicled in the book "The Disaster Artist" by Greg Sestero (who played Mark in THE ROOM). Now the movie based on the book about the making of the movie is on the way from James...
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Awfully Good: The Ape

Before James Franco gave rise to the new Planet of the Apes trilogy, he got involved with a different kind of monkey business…   The Ape (2005)   Director: James Franco Stars: James Franco, Brian Lally, Allison Bibicoff An aspiring writer leaves his family and moves in to an apartment to work on his masterpiece, only...
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Get two James Franco's for the price of one in trailer for HBO's The Deuce

With The Wire, Generation Kill, and Treme under his belt, David Simon has certainly left himself with a high bar to overcome, but when it comes to his collaborations with HBO, it's certainly hard to ignore what he produces. His latest series, The Deuce, will follow the story of the " legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the...
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