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Watch: James Franco's about-to-get-demented clapping in Spider-Man 2

Posted by Matt Looker at 11:40 on 21 Jun 2016


Stopped, just as he was really starting to throw his whole weight behind it. Who knows what kind of rhythmic body-jolting this would have resulted in had he been allowed to carry on?

25 geniuses who actually think the Sony hack was a publicity stunt

Posted by Ali Gray at 21:20 on 23 Dec 2014
25 geniuses who actually think the Sony hack was a publicity stunt
The cyber-detectives of Twitter have seen right through the biggest #conspiracytheory of the year: Sony hacking themselves and flirting with ruin in order to publicise a movie in which Seth Rogen shoves a tracking device up his arse. We're through the looking glass...

Review: Veronica Mars

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 07:00 on 17 Mar 2014
Veronica Mars
"I'm the reason people know that Anne Hathaway has a vagina". This line, delivered by the excellent Ken Marino as returning scumbag Vinnie Van Lowe, is just one of the many beautifully written, needle-sharp moments stippled throughout the titular private detective’s return to Neptune. The other fictional Californian 'hellmouth'.

Consider this shit

Posted by Ali Gray at 10:10 on 04 Dec 2013


Franco be collecting awards in every fuckin' colour, yo.

Review: This Is The End

Posted by Ed Williamson at 16:30 on 24 Jun 2013
This Is The End
Here's my micro-version of The Superman Project: I had no idea This Is The End existed until I got an email about the screening, and went in cold. Where my experience differs is that Ali did it deliberately; it only happened to me because my finger is laughably far from the pulse. I'd recommend it as a way to view comedy films if this one's anything to go by, but I don't want to hang its entire success on my own lame grasp of the Zeitgeist. This Is The End quickly makes you forget its self-indulgent premise and wins you over by virtue of simply being very, very funny.

Review: Spring Breakers

Posted by Neil at 23:00 on 24 Mar 2013
Spring Breakers
Harmony Korine isn't like other filmmakers, and his films aren't like other films. Anyone who saw Trash Humpers will have noticed that it was difficult to compare to anything else in its genre, because the genre of movies about people wearing grotesque masks and having sex with bins contains precisely one film: Trash Humpers. This is obviously a good thing: cinema needs mavericks like Korine to come along once in a while and kick the medium up the bum. To some extent it doesn't even matter whether or not his films are any good. He's an artist, and his films are statements.

Review: Oz The Great And Powerful

Posted by Matt at 07:00 on 01 Mar 2013
Oz The Great And Powerful
Big CGI adaptations of classic children's literature will now always bring to mind the Technicolor yawn that was Burton's Alice In Wonderland. As with that film, this prequel’s bright, colourful landscape and cartoonish, pixelated characters always looked to me like they would produce the same uninspiring results. But thankfully, while Oz may still look like it has been twinned with the garish Wonderland here, somewhere under the rainbow, you might find some real, genuine magic.

The problem with Sam Raimi's Oz prequel, illustrated by its own poster

Posted by Ali at 09:00 on 10 Nov 2012
The problem with Sam Raimi's Oz prequel, illustrated by its own poster
There's something about Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great And Powerful that's been bothering me: it appears to be being marketed as Alice In Wonderland 2: The Rendering.

Spot the Oz: The Great And Powerful poster among other fantasy witch art

Posted by Matt at 23:30 on 31 Oct 2012
Spot the Oz: The Great And Powerful poster among other fantasy witch art
A new one-sheet has been released for Sam Raimi's Oz-venture and it looks... well, like it's been drawn by a daydreaming fantasist. What ever happened to needless sparks and helicopters?

A nice big picture of James Franco in Spring Breakers, just because

Posted by Ali at 20:45 on 12 Sep 2012
A nice big picture of James Franco in Spring Breakers, just because
Slow news day is slow. (Full size pic here).
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