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    Harmony Korine Talks 'Spring Breakers', Narrative Freedom & Why The ATL Twins Make America Great

    After opening in New York and Los Angeles last Friday, this weekend, U.S. audiences will get to see the latest fucked-up cinematic opus from enfant terrible Harmony Korine. "Spring Breakers," featuring James Franco alongside an unlikely young cast including Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley B...

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    Watch (NSFW): James Franco Wants to Eat His Fried Pickles and Watch His Movie in Peace, Goddammit!

    The Alamo Drafthouse, based in Austin, is infamous for not being kind to those who text or otherwise use their phones during movies (Exhibits A and B).

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    Watch: Gangster James Franco Shows Off His Dollar Signs In New 'Spring Breakers' Clip

    Just in case you haven't already seen enough promo for Harmony Korine's neon bikini-filled "Spring Breakers," a new clip has surfaced to give you just one more dose before you embark on beach-side shenanigans.

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    Watch: Alien Introduces Himself In New Clip From 'Spring Breakers' & Harmony Korine Tells Wild On-Set Stories

    Picking up coverage everywhere from EW to Cahier du Cinema, Harmony Korine's “Spring Breakers” finally opens in theaters this month, and while the promo efforts are perhaps getting to be just a few clips away from overkill at this point, we've got a quick new one as well as a behind-the-scenes look ...

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    Oz The Great And Powerful

    No movie ever can, or will, replace 1939’s "The Wizard Of Oz," but taken on its own terms, this eye-filling fantasy is an entertaining riff on how the Wizard of that immortal film found his way to Oz.

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    Stephen Colbert Asks James Franco, 'Are You a Fraud?'

    James Franco has taken on one of his most mainstream roles in the new Disney film, 'Oz the Great and Powerful'; nothing is more mainstream than Disney. (You can read my review here.) But his entire career still has the shape of wide-ranging performance art -- and with a lot more focus, Stephen C...

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    Risk-Taking James Franco In Risk-Free 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

    Flying moneys, good. Flying baboons, bad. That's one difference between the classic, 1939 'Wizard of Oz' and 'Oz the Great and Powerful,' Disney's pricey new extravaganza with James Franco as the pre-wizard carnival con man. More important: don’t go on comparing them. The new 'Oz' is loaded ...

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    Review: Likable 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Is Overstuffed With Digital Wizardry

    Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” is a $190-million prequel to the turn-of-the-century L. Frank Baum 14-book series. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film is bloated in length and overstuffed with digital 3-D wizardry, yet somehow manages to be a horse of a pleasing -- if not particularly different -- ...

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    James Franco Stands Up For Sex In Film After Travis Mathews' 'I Want Your Love' Is Banned In Australia

    Less than a week before his Disney film "Oz: The Great and Powerful" hits theaters everywhere, James Franco has stood up in support of the essential opposite of a Disney film, Travis Mathews' "I Want Your Love."

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