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    James Franco, Critic, Takes on 'Gatsby' Detractors and Uses Annoying Character to Explain his Teenage Fingering Jealousy

    Jack of all trades James Franco has revived his burgeoning career as a cultural critic. We all know he got an advanced degree from Yale or NYU or Columbia or something, and we may have read his take on HBO show "Girls" last year.

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    James Franco Reviews Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby,' Calls Out Negative Reviewers as 'Hypocrites'

    Insatiable multi-tasker James Franco is back at film criticism again, and this time has a few words to impart on Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which opens the Cannes Film Festival today before the film's European roll-out. Franco's a fan, and calls out the critics who "ravaged the film for not ...

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    WATCH: Cannes Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

    Just before its premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, the trailer for James Franco's "As I Lay Dying" has emerged. This is Franco's adaptation of William Faulkner's 1930 novel. Franco has written and directed the film and will star as Darl Bundren.

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    Watch: First Trailer For James Franco's Cannes Contender 'As I Lay Dying

    Tackling an adaptation of a William Faulkner novel, featuring no less than fifteen different characters, in a narrative that doesn't lend itself easily to a cinematic interpretation would be a challenge for anybody. But not everybody is James Franco. In the past year, he's dropped a documentary abou...

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    Watch: James Franco Marries a Man in Nonsensical and Hilarious 'Between Two Ferns' Skit, Hosted by Zach Galifianakis

    Zach Galifianakis brings us another episode of his Funny or Die series "Between Two Ferns", with featured guest James Franco and a surprise musical performance by The Lonely Island.

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    Watch: James Franco, Zach Galifiankis & Ed Norton Feature In 'Spring Breakers'-Style New Lonely Island Video

    While David Bowie's new music video represents the very heights of the format, with ambitious visuals, important themes and high production values, then the latest from The Lonely Island is the counterweight to that. Goofy, hilarious, and probably shot in about two days, it might not boast the bigge...

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    First Look At Danny McBride & More New Pics From James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

    Among the many filmmakers and actors packing their bags for Cannes this year is James Franco, because nary a festival can go by with something by the multitasking polymath being in the mix. And this year, the south of France will be getting his adaptation of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," whic...

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    The 25 Greatest Oversharers in Film and Television: 21-25

    Inspired by Marc Maron's new IFC comedy based on his own life, Indiewire is offering up our favorite other oversharers currently working in film, in comedy and in TV, a list we'll be rolling out over the week.

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    Review: 'The Iceman' Starring Michael Shannon Is A Tired Take On The Mob Flick

    Are we living in a post-gangster movie age? From the early talkies to the Oscar-winning success of “The Departed,” the genre has been ever-popular and responsible for seminal films from “White Heat” and “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction.” But one struggles to think of a standout film...

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    First Look At James Franco's Cannes Contender 'As I Lay Dying'

    It seems a film festival can't go by without a project starring, produced, directed or breathed on by James Franco unspooling. The ever busy multitasker seems to have his fingers in a dozen different pies at any one time, but even then, many were surprised to find "As I Lay Dying" slated for Cannes ...

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