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It may be fall now, but some people already have their minds on...spring....break...forevaaaaaaaa. (Still.) Get More »
Vanessa Hudgens has certainly matured on camera exponentially since her Disney Channel and "High School Musical" days. The 24-year-old actress took a walk on the wild side as a gun-toting criminal who wears a neon bikini in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" and now Hudgens is tackling tougher dramatic material in "The Frozen Ground," which opens in theaters on August 23.
The Scott Walker-directed movie chronicles the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert Hansen, who stalked and killed between 17 and 21 young women and then buried them in the Alaskan wilderness. Hudgens plays Cindy Paulson, the only survivor of Hansen, played by John Cusack. Nicolas Cage stars as the detective trying to track Hansen down, and 50 Cent appears as Pimp Clate Johnson.
We caught up with Hudgens as she talked about getting to meet the real-life Paulson, what rating she thinks the MPAA would bestow upon her, the various substances she's been required to snort on camera for different films and if her family-film days are behind her. Get More »
James Franco, or rather his cracked-out, corn-rowed, grillz-sportin' "Spring Breakers" character Alien, has some dope s**t...and he
don't give a f**k wants you to know it.
Whether you loved, hated or thought it was bananas — c'mon, Britney Spears music and mountains of weed in the same flick? — "Spring Breakers" divided the nation when it debuted in March. Now the film, directed by Harmony Korine and starring Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine, is stirring up controversy again (come and get it!) with the DVD, which hits stores tomorrow, July 9. Get More »
This week: James Franco turns in one of the best performances of his career as a drug and arms dealer who corrupts four vacationing coeds in "Spring Breakers," the latest from director Harmony Korine.
Also new this week is the comedy "Admission" starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, the Stephenie Meyer YA adaptation "The Host" and the thriller "Dead Man Down" with Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. Get More »
"Spring Breakers" has been one of the more buzzed-about movies of 2013, but arguably the best part of the film was the surprising performance of James Franco as "Alien," a St. Petersburg gangsta obsessed with all the s**t he has.
Infamous rapper Riff Raff has repeatedly claimed that he was not only the inspiration for Alien, but that he was offered the role before Franco, and though one look at the guy makes the "inspiration" claims kind of difficult to argue, director Harmony Korine has denied any suggestions of Riff Raff's potential casting. Their disagreement has been, at times, contentious. (Riff Raff even "reviewed" the movie for us, as part of our Rappers Review Movies series.)
So they're writing a book together now, of course, as first noted by the Hollywood Reporter. The book will reportedly revolve around Korine's interpretations of Riff Raff's tweets, which are often unintelligible, to put it generously. Get More »
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 »
[From Film.com] When Harmony Korine’s "Spring Breakers" premiered at the Venice Film Festival late last August, it was received warmly by critics well-prepared for another provocation from one of the American cinema's most reliably incensing auteurs. It was even more enthusiastically received at the Toronto International Film Festival a week later, with many critics feeling certain that it ranked among the best of the slate.
Its opening weekend, when it played a handful of theaters in only New York and Los Angeles, broke records for per-theater numbers and the combined sum of every movie Korine has ever made by the end of the weekend.
That doesn't mean that the tween fans of the film's Disney-pedigreed, bikini-donning stars are going to like it too much. Get More »
Neanderthals may not have known the secret of fire, but they apparently knew how to make crowd-pleasing movies, as according to Film.com, the animated stone age family adventure "The Croods" topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $44.7 million.
And "The Croods" wasn't the only thick-browed example of pre-humanity to do well, as Gerard Butler's "Olympus Has Fallen" also opened strong, bringing in an estimated $30.5 million in its debut.
That left little on the bone for Tina Fey's new comedy "Admission," which bombed out to the tune of only $6.4 million. For a full look at the weekend box office, including the buzzed about limited release "Spring Breakers" and returning champ "Oz the Great and Powerful," head to Film.com.
Now that you've managed to focus above the neck, let's take a tally of how many of these ladies you actually recognize. There's Vanessa Hudgens, the "bad girl" of Disney, voted most likely to have a Mickey Mouse silhouette branded on her ass underneath what little of that bikini exists, and Selena Gomez, who probably politely but forcefully declined that same brand. But, um, there are still two chicks left. Much like the aftermath of a drunken spring break romp, you may be left wondering who these people are and how we got here.
It's time to meet the other spring breakers, the ones the Mouse House hasn't formally introduced you to: Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine. Get More »
Or, "Alien, the Great and Powerful."
Never has the prolific-ness and eclectic-ness (and general weird-ness) of James Franco been better illustrated than with the back-to-back releases of "Oz the Great and Powerful" and "Spring Breakers." You'd be hard-pressed to find two completely polar opposite movies were it not for one thing they share in common: James Franco.
And what a thing. Really, the power and greatness (and, uh, spring break-ness) of Franco is such that they might as well have just merged the two films into one uber-Franco showcase. In our world, Disney and Harmony Korine did just that. Look.