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Worthy of the name ‘Alien’ | Review of ‘Alien: Covenant’


Minor continuity issues aside, Alien: Covenant does its predecessors proud with new elements for a tension driven, nail-biting ride.

This Is The End


Directed by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Screenplay by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Story by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Based on: Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse by Jason Stone Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera & Emma Watson Seth Rogan playing himself invites friend Jay Burachel to visit him Los Angeles. Then as they go to a house warming party at James Franco’s house, where everyone is acting immoraldoing drugs []

Zac Efron To Become An Informant In True Crime Drama Narc


By: Eric Eisenberg Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens both made a strong move to push themselves out of “child star” status when they appeared alongside a cornrowed James Franco in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, and now their fellow Disney alum, Zac Efron, is trying out some darker material for himself. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the High School Musicalactor has landed the lead role in Narc, a new crime drama in development at Fox. Based on a true story, the film is described as a “a []

Oz The Great and Powerful


Not a half bad movie, but it was in no respect great or powerful.  Considering the rating, it was more for children than anything else, and for those of an older age, it was campy.  The cinematography was great but, lets be honest, not good enough to be shown in 3D.  Don’t get me wrong, it was cool, and I definitely loved the aspect concerning the exploration of the Wonder of Oz, but it the movie was is not worth the price []

Felicity Jones Joins Jonah Hill And James Franco For True Story Crime Drama


By: Kristy Puchko In February 2002, reporter Michael Finkel was hit with a major double whammy. He was fired from the New York Times for falsifying elements of an investigative article, and he discovered a dangerous killer apprehended in Mexico had been going around using Finkel’s name and identity. The criminal, who had made it near the top of the FBI Ten Most Wanted List by murdering his entire family, was actually named Christian Longo. Though his story was coveted, he’d only give it to []

James Franco Brings Graphic Gay Sex To Sundance With Interior Leather Bar


By: Katey Rich Thank God for James Franco. Sure, the multi-hyphenate movie star often seems a little too obsessed with pushing the boundaries of his own career, or for acting too cool for things like hosting the Oscars, or making documentaries that no one understands and never sees the light of day. But in a time of publicist-controlled images and fake reality TV personalities, it’s good to know there’s at least one star out there who wants to use his power just to []

James Franco Says He May Not Be Back For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes


By: Eric Eisenberg A big part of the reason why Rise of the Planet of the Apes was so successful as a piece of storytelling was that it really knew where to focus the story’s attention: directly on Caesar (the intelligent chimp played by Andy Serkis). While James Franco‘s Will Rodman was certainly an important part of the narrative and put on a great performance of his own, the movie is rightfully and purely Caesar’s story, and it’s an amazing and compelling []

Creature From The Black Lagoon Remake Gets A Writer


By: Eric Eisenberg Writer Dave Kajganich has become a bit of a specialist when it comes to remakes, particularly in the horror genre. The scribe began his Hollywood career in 2007 when he wrote the script for the Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake titled The Invasion (with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman), and he has since been attached to updated versions of three Stephen King books: It, Pet Sematary and The Stand. And now it appears he’ll be taking on one []

James Franco, Glenn Close And Brit Marling Sign On For The Grace That Keeps This World


By: Eric Eisenberg The indie family drama The Grace That Keeps This World, the new movie from Terri director Azazel Jacobs, has announced the first three performers that will be joining its cast and it’s a pretty damn good lineup. It’s being reported that James Franco, Glenn Close and Brit Marling have all signed on the dotted line for the project, which is based on the book by Tom Baile Deadline says that the story follows a married couple named Gary and []

James Franco Directing Lindsay Lohan Biopic… Sort Of


By: Katey Rich At this point, "unpredictable" doesn’t even begin to describe James Franco. The recent Oscar nominee AND Oscar host, who in 2010 had roles in both the goofy comedy Date Night and Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, has done everything recently from playing an artist based on himself on General Hospital to shooting a goofy comedy with his old pal Seth Rogen– all while getting something like 10 degrees from various colleges. It’s almost silly to be surprised by him these []