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    'This Is the End': Sly Critique of Fame or Inside Joke?

    As the title tells us, it is. "This Is the End" takes a devilish glee -- in that gross-out, dicks-out sort of way -- in not only seeing Hollywood decimated, but also the celebrities that populate it.

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    Rihanna, Emma Watson & Michael Cera In New 'This Is The End' Photos; Plus New Clip

    The end is nigh. To think it all started in 2007 as "Jay And Seth Versus The Apocalypse" a short YouTube clip starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as themselves if they were degenerate roommates living in squalor during the apocalypse. This of course evolved into what's now known as "This Is The End...

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    Casting Watch: Franco, Bridges, McAdams, Cotillard and More Lined Up for Animated 'The Little Prince'

    James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro and Paul Giamatti are all on board as voice actors for an animated feature version of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 1943 classic novella "The Little Prince." Mark Osborne ("Kung Fu Panda") is set to helm.

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    Review Roundup: Critics Won Over by Rogen and His Funnyman Gang in 'This Is the End'

    Early reviews are coming in for Seth Rogen's directorial debut and apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End," starring Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Michael Cera all playing hyperbolic versions of themselves. And critics are eating it up: Variety cites t...

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    Review: 'This Is The End' Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco & Danny McBride

    While Jonah Hill and James Franco have each earned Oscar nominations, with Danny McBride finding roles both dramatic and comedic on the small and big screen, Jay Baruchel showing new shades on the stage and Craig Robinson adding textures to his comic persona, it's really been Seth Rogen who has more...

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    James Franco Continues His Film Critic Aspirations By Telling VICE Readers He Loves 'Leviathan'

    A week after defending "The Great Gatsby" in a written review, James Franco has continued his aspirations to add film critic to his seemingly endless list of hyphenates, this time offering up his take on Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's "Leviathan."

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    Watch: 2 Clips & Red Band TV Spot For 'This Is The End'

    Upon viewing the abundance of “This is the End” clips and trailers that are available online, one thing is for certain: these guys had a lot of fun making this movie. You’ve got James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, etc. all getting to play fictionalized ...

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    James Franco, Film Critic, Reviews 'The Great Gatsby'

    "The critics who’ve ravaged the film for not being loyal to the book are hypocrites," says Franco.

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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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