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What do you get when you combine one of America's most esteemed authors ever with James Franco? If your mind goes straight to the words "lengthy lecture," we hear ya but that's not it ... well, actually, maybe it is.
The first trailer for James Franco's directorial interpretation of William Faulkner's prized book "As I Lay Dying" is in, and, as one might expect, it's full of southerners and sunsets. In the Cannes-bound film, Franco stars as Darl Bundren, the son of a woman whose entire family sets off to fulfill her dying wish to be buried in a county forty miles away. Get More »
The title of this post is a little on the nose, but I make no apologies; there was really no other way to aptly describe what happens in the above video, the newest edition of Zach Galifianakis's esteemed Funny or Die-based interview series, "Between Two Ferns." Get More »
Apocalypse comedies are all the rage lately – seriously, they're more common than Nicolas Cage movies right now – but in terms of originality, it's hard to beat "This Is the End."
The summer release, co-written and co-directed by longtime buds/collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, features six of film's funniest joke-slingers (Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel) playing "heightened versions" of themselves on the night of The Reckoning. Better yet, it takes place at a Hollywood house party and features handfuls of celebrity cameos, many of which end in gory demises.
That leaves our six main players left to fend for themselves while utter catastrophe reigns outside of the house (Franco's) they've barricaded themselves in.
We ventured south last spring to behold some of the improv-heavy shenanigans on a soundstage outside of New Orleans, where Franco's Hollywood house had been constructed. Here are the 15 most notable quotables. Get More »
The MTV Movie Awards turns 22 this Sunday, April 14, which means yes, our beloved awards show has been drinking legally for a year.
In people years, the MTV Movie Awards still wouldn't be able to rent a car at the regular rate; but in the accolades-passing-out universe, 22 consecutive years of awarding popcorn statues to the A-list, producing the funniest movie spoofs ever, trying to wrangle Jim Carrey through his many stunts and witnessing the horror that was Borat's booty in Eminem's face has made it one of the most fun, most can't-be-missed awards shows in all Awards Show Land. Get More »
Contrary to the title, "This Is The End" marks the beginning of MTV's third annual Sneak Peek Week. The week-long event amps up moviegoers for the MTV Movie Awards (Sunday, April 14 — write it down!) with exclusive movie clips and some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Evan Goldberg were on hand Monday night to present an exclusive clip from their new comedy.
Rounding out the cast are Jonah Hill and James Franco, who, like the rest of the cast, play themselves as the actors cope with life after horrific events plunge Los Angeles into an apocalyptic nightmare. How will the fictional version of these real-life friendships handle the strain of cabin fever, lack of food and other terrible tropes associated with disaster films? You'll have to check out "This Is The End" to find out.
Check out the clip, and be sure to watch the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET!
Humina humina humina.
In his latest HuffPo column on movies, Franco lavished praise on the soon-to-be-MIA-from-Hollywood Gos by way of reviewing the stud's latest collaboration with Derek Cianfrance, "The Place Beyond the Pines." Get More »
When it comes to surviving an apocalypse, there are three keys every person should know. Number one: Stay calm. Number two: Always boil your water, because there's really no way of telling what kind of microbes and stuff might be in it. And most importantly of all, number three: Do not under any circumstances mess with Emma Watson.
James Franco brought many, uh, distinctive features to his role as Alien, the gun-toting, dreadlocked drug n' arms dealer and part-time rapper of "Spring Breakers." But what's probably most memorable about Alien is the fact that his smile could make you go blind if the light were hitting his mouth just right.
In honor of Alien's trading of boring ol' pearly whites for a tricked-out metal grin, we reimagined a few other movie characters that might benefit from a a set of grillz as well. We actually wouldn't have been surprised to see any of these people in any of the many "Spring Breakers" party scenes. Get More »
Seth Rogen and James Franco are, like, total movie BFF's. First they collaborated on the stoner cult hit "Pineapple Express." And then they reunited for the upcoming apocalyptic comedy "This Is The End," which features the pair playing versions of themselves during the end of days. So what's next for these hetero life partners?
How about assassinating the prime minister of North Korea? Get More »
You guys, James Franco doesn't like it when you text in front of him in a movie theater. Like, he really doesn't like it. So much so that he recently recorded a PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin advocating putting away your phone in movie theaters — specifically, the Alamo Drafthouse.
The 70 second video is intermittently intercut with various clips of Franco's ridiculous "Alien" character in "Spring Breakers," and though Alien never mentioned in the film any frustrations he had with people texting in movie theaters (deleted scenes?), the video's editor does an excellent job at making you believe that he did, if subliminally. Alien just wants to enjoy bikinis and big booties, y'all. It's what life is about. Don't ruin it for him. Get More »