Tag: jamesfranco

New THE DISASTER ARTIST Trailer: Is It Bad? Or Is It Good Bad?

The first full trailer for The Disaster Artist is out and ... it may be the best thing I've seen all year. Or, it may be the worst. Who knows? Directed by and starring James Franco, the film dives into...

THE DISASTER ARTIST Teaser: James Franco and Seth Rogen Each Have Their Challenges

In a new teaser for The Disaster Artist, James Franco tries to act and Seth Rogen tries to direct. But it's not going very well. The film explores the making of Tommy Wiseau's legendarily awful The Room, which is what...

SXSW 2017 Review: Triumph of THE DISASTER ARTIST

I think we were all pretty skeptical upon hearing the announcement that James Franco would be bringing the story of the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room to the big screen over three years ago; at least those of us...

Review: IN DUBIOUS BATTLE Allows James Franco and His Cast to Shine

The figure of James Franco as a director is under constant scrutiny; this is his 15th film, yet he still hasn’t made one that has made the ripples that he no doubt wishes they had. His directing style is still...

SAUSAGE PARTY: Less Sex Than Expected, Much More Violence In Trailer For Seth Rogen's Animated Feature

Call the Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg originated Sausage Party the anti-Toy Story, if you will. Like the Pixar classic, the story here revolves around a collection of consumer goods whose only goal in life has been to be chosen...

New 11.22.63 Trailer Promises Nostalgia And Chaos

While his name is synonymous with modern horror, Stephen King doesn't focus solely on that genre. Arguably, one may find quite a bit of horror in his crime stories --- and even in his book On Writing, wherein he described...

Review: YOSEMITE, Childhood Is Always Now

What is it about childhood that makes us adults so wary of who we once were? Perhaps it is that great fear of the unknown; a shadow, a whisper of adulthood, that as children scares us into submission of these...

Sundance 2016 Unveil Spotlight, Premieres And More

And there ya have it, friends and neighbors. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival has released the rest of their feature film lineup today with the programs for Spotlight, Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Sundance Kids and Special Events. Barring any surprises, we...

SXSW 2015 Interview: WILD HORSES, Robert Duvall Talks His Hatred For BONNIE AND CLYDE And THE SEARCHERS, With Co-Star Josh Hartnett

Robert Duvall wants you to know that he hates Bonnie and Clyde and The Searchers. But hang tight, we'll get to that.He was in town for the world premiere of Wild Horses, a movie he wrote, directed, and stars in....

Slamdance 2015 Review: YOSEMITE Beautifully Captures The Fearful Majesty Of Boyhood

What is it about childhood that makes us adults so wary of who we once were? Perhaps it is that great fear of the unknown, a shadow, a whisper of adulthood that scares us as children into submission of these...

James Franco To Close Slamdance 2015 With YOSEMITE

We all know the admittedly tired joke by now: James Franco is everywhere.The exception is that on January 29th, he'll specifically be somewhere. That'd be wrapping up the 21st Slamdance Film Festival in Park City with the world premiere of...

Dear Everyone Piling On Sony For Cancelling THE INTERVIEW: The Problem Is Us

Right, this will be short and sweet:In the past day there has been much hand wringing and wailing over free speech being dictated to and curtailed by hackers and terrorists. How could Sony be so weak and cowardly, etc etc...

Review: THE INTERVIEW Deserves To Be More Than A Footnote

In 1940, just months after Wermacht tanks rolled over their borders in lightning strikes, a film came out that made the elected leader of Germany look like the fatuous lunatic that he was. Playing both the Jewish Barber and...

Sony Scraps THE INTERVIEW Release

4:50 PST UPDATE: Sony Has 'no further release plans for The Interview', including VOD or DVD/Blu. It started with the infamous hack into Sony servers last month. Then vague threats towards attacks on theaters that would show it. And despite...

James Franco Is All Set To RANT

If there are two names that get people flapping and flaming their lips more than most, that'd be renaissance man extraordinaire James Franco and mostly author Chuck Palahniuk. And now since Franco has optioned the rights to Palahniuk's novel Rant,...

Review: James Franco's CHILD OF GOD Is A Revelation

Love him or hate him, James Franco has one of the more interesting Hollywood careers going these days. My own relationship with the man was born of indifference and suckled at the teat of hatred, thanks in no small part to...

Review: THIRD PERSON, Awful People In An Awful World

As amply evidenced by his latest film, Third Person, Paul Haggis is a purveyor of pain, which isn't something I would ever expect from someone who wrote for the 1980s TV sitcom The Facts of Life and created small-screen shows...

Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2013 Are Better Than Yours

I mean, that's gotta be what he thinks, right? Or else why would he be putting them on the internet for all to see? (And by "all" we mean obligated friends and family members, and those precious few window shoppers...

Review: HOMEFRONT, Jason Statham Squares Off Against Meth Dealers

Some higher profile names than you might expect grace Jason Statham's latest outing as a lead. Produced and written (some time ago) by none other than Expendables stablemate Sylvester Stallone, Homefront is bolstered by an eclectic supporting cast that...

DOC NYC 2013: Award Winners and More Reviews

DOC NYC wrapped this past Thursday, and the jury awards have been announced. In the Viewfinders Competition, "chosen for their distinct directorial visions," according to the festival, the Grand Jury Prize winner was Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours, a...