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    Lovelace

    The 1970s recreation is remarkably good, from costuming and often-hilarious hairstyles... to the details of shooting a porno film—on film. Storytelling also benefits from Stephen Trask's subtly effective score.

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    Watch: See James Franco's Hugh Hefner & Adam Brody's "Dick Long" In 2 New 'Lovelace' Clips; Plus Bounty Of New Photos

    Do you appreciate a biopic cataloguing the trials and tribulations of fame: abusive relationships, drugs, exploitation, etc.? Are you a closeted connoisseur (or not-so-closeted) of vintage porn, particularly prime 1970s skin flicks? Whether either or both (they're not mutually exclusive), you're in ...

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    James Franco Announces He Will Be the Subject of the Next Comedy Central Roast

    The next Comedy Central roastee will be James Franco. The "Spring Breakers" star revealed that he's going to be the focus of the network's next celebrity roast special via his Instagram account, with somewhat less than an overwhelming degree of enthusiasm

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    James Franco Lining Up To Direct 'The Sound And The Fury,' Wants Jon Hamm For The Lead

    Well, that didn't take long. Less than a week after bailing on directing "The Garden Of Last Days" James Franco has another directorial effort in the works, it's yet another literary adaptation and he's rounding up friends and colleagues to take part.

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    James Franco Bails On Directing 'Garden Of Last Days,' Kiboshes Entire Film

    Well, here's proof that James Franco is capable of walking away from a project. Just yesterday, dude dropped his 15-minute Gucci short film/advertainment thingy, but as for his next feature? Well, it's not going to be "Garden Of Last Days."

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    Watch: James Franco's 15-Minute Gucci Short Film 'La Passione' With Cameo From ATL Twins

    Oh, hey. Look, while you were sleeping last night, or maybe getting a coffee this afternoon, James Franco went and completed yet another of his side projects, which are now just too many to count. His latest artistic endeavor is for revered fashion house Gucci, but that doesn't mean the actor/writer...

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    Watch: James Franco Makes a Gucci Ad (Sorry, a 'Short Film') Featuring His 'Spring Breakers' ATL Twins

    Another day, another new James Franco project. Today Vice premiered a new short film by the celebrity jack of all trades.

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    Frameline Reviews: 'I am Divine,' Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G.,' Franco-on-Friedkin Highlight LGBT Film Festival

    Frameline celebrates its 37th birthday this year with the annual summer San Francisco film festival (June 20-30) highlighting American and international independent LGBT cinema. While gay representation in mainstream film still leaves something to be desired, we have festivals like this and LA's own...

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    Will Movie Star James Franco Face Blowback for Seeking $500,000 in Crowdfunding to Adapt His Short Stories to Film?

    James Franco, ever the multi-tasker willing to try something new, has latched on to the crowdfunding trend. He's seeking $500,000 from backers on Indiegogo to adapt his own book of short stories, titled "Palo Alto," into a trilogy of films. It's important to note that Indiegogo allows for "flexible ...

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    James Franco Tries Out Crowdfunding for 3 Feature Films Based on the Book He Wrote

    Fresh off his directorial debut, the William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying," which just had its premiere at Cannes (go HERE for our review), James Franco has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for $500,000 to make a trilogy of feature films based on short stories in his first b...

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