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    5 Daily Tech Stories Filmmakers Must Read: Yahoo's New Paul Feig Series, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Effects Reel, and James Franco on AOL

    Here are the top five tech stories of the day: Look Effects breaks down "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Yahoo is producing two new series by Paul Feig and Mike Rolin, AOL announces 16 original web series for 2014, Ketchum Labs and BlackBoxTV Partner, and web series "Next Time on Lonny" returns under Ben...

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    10 One-Man Show Movies

    If there's any justice in the world, many of you will spend 85 minutes of your upcoming weekend in a car with Tom Hardy. "Locke," the formally-rigorous, real-time Steven-Knight-directed film opens on Friday, and it's terrific: a taut drama that unfolds like a thriller despite being a small, detail-s...

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    Watch Liam Neeson, James Franco and Mila Kunis Brood, Yell, And Flirt in First Trailer for 'Third Person'

    Ten years after "Crash," Paul Haggis recovers his penchant for weaving together seemingly disconnected characters. "Third Person" is his latest drama, chronicling the story of three couples, each in a different city (New York, Rome, and Paris). As their lives begin to intersect, their loves and pers...

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    Watch: Emma Roberts Brings James Franco's Prose to Life in New 'Palo Alto' Trailer

    Coming-of-age flicks are a dime a dozen, so you'd be forgiven for writing off Gia Coppola's debut "Palo Alto" as a wash. But judging by this promising new trailer and stellar reviews since it first premiered at last year's Telluride Film Festival, "Palo Alto" seems fresh, despite its familiar premis...

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    James Franco To Direct Movie About The Making Of Tommy Wiseau's Cult Favorite 'The Room'

    There are movies that are bad, and then there's "The Room." Like a modern day "Plan 9 From Outer Space," Tommy Wiseau's 2003 passion project went from horribly reviewed, self-released indie to something of a contemporary cult classic, with the movie still screening frequently, often with audience pa...

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    Melissa Leo Joins James Franco in Ian Olds' Wartime Drama 'The Fixer'

    Melissa Leo has hopped aboard the cast of "The Fixer," from writer/director Ian Olds. Co-written by Paul Felten, the film centers on Gloria (Leo), the erstwhile hippie sheriff of a small Northern California town opposite Lindsay (James Franco), a volatile hot tub craftsman. The part of Gloria was wr...

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    Watch: Bloody, Gun Toting New Trailer For James Franco's Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child Of God'

    We're not sure if James Franco keeps a diary but if he does, 2013 likely takes up several volumes. Tackling everything from the major studio comedies to left field documentaries to hard scrabble indie flicks, working as a writer, director, actor, producer and more (sometimes all at once), James Fran...

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    Review: James Franco's 'Interior. Leather Bar' Does Justice To His Eclectic Artistic Ambitions

    So let's clear up a few misconceptions about this film—and of course there are misconceptions, it's a James Franco project. Firstly, "Interior. Leather Bar" is not a recreation/reimagining of the "censored," never-shown 40 minutes from William Friedkin's "Cruising," nor even footage inspired by that...

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    This Weekend, Don't Miss 'Lone Survivor' in NY and LA, Avoid 'Interior. Leather Bar'

    Amid awards season expansions, relatively light offerings hit major theaters and art houses this weekend, among them "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," yakuza thriller "Beyond Outrage," "Interior. Leather Bar" and "The Best Offer." But above all, head to select theaters for "Lone Survivor," hel...

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    TOH! Ranks the Worst Films of 2013

    TOH! ranks the worst films of 2013.

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