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    Screen Talk: from Comic-Con's Sublime 'Interstellar' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to James Franco

    This week Eric Kohn and I have plenty to chew over. We dig into Comic-Con, parse the promise of Chris Nolan's "Interstellar" --who's the audience, anyway?--and debate Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" as well as offering our picks of the week. I'm in the thrall of Brendan Gleeson, while Kohn argues...

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    Review: James Franco's Tossed Off And Drab Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child Of God'

    James Franco might not be the first person to debut a film he'd directed at each of the three major European festivals in the same year (Ulrich Seidl recently managed the feat with his 'Paradise' trilogy, albeit not in the same calendar year). But it's an undoubtedly impressive run, especially given...

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    Watch: Shocking Clip From New James Franco Movie 'Child of God'

    A man hunts down another in this scene from James Franco's film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel.

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    Watch: James Franco Releases the 25-Minute Test Reel He Made for 'Blood Meridian'

    To celebrate his latest directorial effort, the Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child Of God," James Franco releases a never before seen test reel for his favorite novel, "Blood Meridian."

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    First Image from Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’ Arrives as Director’s Films Stream on Fandor

    Ubiquitous as always, there’s a whole lot more of Werner Herzog coming our way over the next few months. The upcoming 16-film Blu-ray set, arriving at the end of this month, would normally be plenty, but there's also his first narrative feature since 2009: "Queen of the Desert."

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    Casting: James Franco, Emma Roberts & More Join Anti-Gay Priest Drama 'Michael,' Ben Kingsley Helps ‘Tut’ & More

    James Franco, his "Palo Alto" co-star Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto and Chris Zylka are all aboard "Michael," which packs a powerful story behind a bland title. Based on the 2011 New York Times article "My Ex-Gay Friend," the story follows an anti-gay "Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entre...

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    Watch: Step Right Up For The New Trailer For James Franco's 'Child Of God'

    When he's not helping Seth Rogen piss off the government of North Korea, James Franco is busy with one of his many on-the-go projects, and one that's in the can is his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Child Of God." And after doing some festival business last year, it's finally ready to be seen and ...

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    Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde in Paul Haggis' Maddening, Self-Important 'Third Person'

    Does Paul Haggis take us for idiots, or does he actually believe that this pretentious, simplistic film has any substance? Is he cynical or deluded? Either way, the result is the same: 'Third Person' is overwrought and vapid.

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    Review: Paul Haggis' Embarrassing 'Third Person' Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde & More

    We're coming on a decade since Paul Haggis' "Crash" won Best Picture at the Oscars, and it's still one of the most divisive victories in recent memory. Detractors of the film are quick to point out the flaws in the L.A.-set drama, citing what they perceive to be the film's crass manipulativeness, on...

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    WATCH: Rogen and Franco Land 'The Interview' of a Lifetime (POSTER and TRAILER)

    Up next for Seth Rogen and collaborator Evan Goldberg is "The Interview," in which Rogen and James Franco star as a TV reporter and his producer who get a chance to interview North Korean Kim Jong-Un and are then contracted by the CIA to assassinate the dictator.

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