James Franco

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  • Oh, hi Mark! How does James Franco sync up with Tommy Wiseau?

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 19th July 2017

    Hmm, it's not perfect. Gah, YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, JAMES FRANCO!

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

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 21st June 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

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 23rd December 2014

    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...

  • Veronica Mars

    Movie Review | Christopher Ratcliff | 17th March 2014

    "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

    Movie News | Ali Gray | 4th December 2013

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

  • This Is The End

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 24th June 2013

    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.

  • Spring Breakers

    Movie Review | Neil | 24th March 2013

    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.

  • Oz The Great And Powerful

    Movie Review | Matt | 1st March 2013

    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

    Movie Feature | Ali | 10th November 2012

    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

    Movie Feature | Matt | 31st October 2012

    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?