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    Review: James Franco's Ambitious Adaptation Of William Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying'

    To be certain, James Franco has never been lacking in ambition. From the meta quasi-doc "Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)" to the Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower" to the kinky "Interior. Leather Bar." to the primate co-starring "The Ape," Franco has leapt into filmmakin...

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    Casting Watch: Lizzy Caplan Joins Seth Rogen and James Franco for 'The Interview'

    Lizzy Caplan, who stars in Showtime's new fall series "Masters of Sex" alongside Michael Sheen, is in talks for the female lead in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next writing and directorial endeavor, "The Interview." Rogen and James Franco will star with Caplan (reuniting three "Freaks and Geeks" a...

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    Watch: Trailer for James Franco's Sal Mineo Biopic 'Sal'

    Long after playing the festival circuit in 2011, Tribeca Film has released the trailer for James Franco's directorial effort "Sal" ahead of its Fall debut. The biopic chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), the 1950s teen idol and Academy Award nominee for his roles in ...

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    Watch: Arcade Fire's 22-Minute 'SNL' Concert, Directed By Roman Coppola, Featuring Ben Stiller, James Franco & More

    Is there any doubt that Arcade Fire can pretty much do whatever they want at the moment? The Montreal-based band has become nothing short of a phenomenon, with an ambition and reach far beyond that of their peers. So when it was revealed that they would follow their appearance on "Saturday Night Liv...

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    James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying' Going Straight to iTunes, VOD and DVD

    James Franco's "As I Lay Dying," which premiered at Cannes last year, will be going straight to iTunes, VOD, iVOD and DVD.

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    Despite Her Best Efforts, Still Not a Dainty Ingenue: On the Return of Mindy Kaling's 'The Mindy Project'

    We are in an interesting era rife with self-lacerating television heroines, ones who don't look like or act like your typical leading ladies and who directly confront that fact on screen by shouldering criticism and humiliation, some of it self-generated.

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    Watch: It's Statham Vs. Franco In First Trailer For 'Homefront' Written & Produced By Sylvester Stallone

    James Franco has done many, many things in his career as an artist/writer/actor/director, but he's yet to cross action movie villain off his list. Well, until now. Finally, the definitive answer who is tougher—Franco or Jason Statham—will be answered in "Homefront," which boasts Sylvester Stallone a...

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    TIFF Review: Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' With Liam Neeson, James Franco & Olivia Wilde Is Ludicrously Awful

    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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    First Photos Debut From Sylvester Stallone-Penned Action Movie 'Homefront' Starring Jason Statham And James Franco

    "Homefront," a movie we had no idea even existed until literally fifteen minutes ago, sounds kind of enjoyable in a junky, nothing-else-is-playing kind of way. It stars Jason Statham, king of B-grade action movies, as a former DEA agent who returns to his home down only to get hassled by a drug king...

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    NewFest Celebrates 25 Years of LGBT Film in New York City

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of NewFest, New York's LGBT film festival, and the second year the fest has partnered with L.A.'s Outfest and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Below, you can check out a trailer of clips from films featured at NewFest 2013, available for the first time on the ...

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