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9 Movies That Prove Shakespeare Is Cool

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Your first impression of William Shakespeare may not have been the most exhilarating of your life. In fact, you may have wiped it from your memory completely -- though it likely had something to do with a school play, discussions of iambic pentameter (what's that again?) and longingly staring at the clock.

But don't brush off this scribe so quickly, because Hollywood has proven, time and time again, that this guy knew a thing or two about being cool. And defying your parents. And dying young.

So as we prepare to welcome yet another Shakespearean remix, "Coriolanus," to the silver screen, we decided it's high time you get thee to a nunnery your favorite movie-watching spot and revisit these nine Shakespeare-inspired favorites. Then thank your high-school English teacher for trying to show you that The Bard really is the man. Get More »

James Franco Makes New Art of Gus Van Sant's 'My Own Private Idaho'

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Renaissance man James Franco and his team of highly intelligent worker monkeys (which we assume exist, based on how many projects he's taken on in the last four months) have yet another artistic endeavor under their belts (the monkeys wear belts, obviously): an art installation revolving around director Gus Van Sant's 1991 film "My Own Private Idaho."

According to Deadline, Franco collaborated with the "Milk" director after Van Sant showed him hours of behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes and deleted scenes from his indie film that starred young actors River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves. Franco was so blown away by the footage that the he decided to compile and edit (all by himself) the footage in to something brand new. Two something brand news, actually. Get More »

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