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    Review: 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Monkeys Around, Showcases Action Over Nuance

    When blockbuster films deal with conflict that poses a global threat, the question hangs over them: why is humanity worth saving? It’s the drug-film conundrum: 95 minutes of injections and hard-living make a stronger impression than the therapy and lessons of the remaining 10. Why bother presenting ...

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    James Franco Says Judd Apatow Wrote Jokes For The Oscars That Were Not Used By The Producers

    Wait, we're still talking about the Oscars? Take a time warp back a few months to the Kodak Theater and you might remember an extremely awkward awards show hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. While it was an interesting move by the Oscar producers to enlist two younger hosts, presumably in a bid to engage a younger audience, they kept their stock staff of terrible writers on hand resulting in a show that was woefully unfunny and resorted to cross-dressing to try and wring some kind of laughter out of the easy audience there looking for a good time. Well, in an interview in Playboy (not online, via 24 Frames) Franco addresses the fiasco ...

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    Listen: James Franco's Musical Act Kalup and Franco, Debut EP Hits July 12th

    Short Gucci-Sponsored Film 'Rebel' (Maybe) About Brad Renfro Gets An Amazing BillboardThe man of a thousand trades, James Franco, is already quite the renaissance man so why not add musician to his already lengthy list of various artistic activities? Frankly, we're surprised it hasn't happened soone...

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    James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel & Lilli Taylor To Star In Porn Drama 'Cherry'

    Guessing James Franco's next step is an entirely foolhardy pastime. The absurdly busy polymath star jumps from project to project seemingly at random, with recent movements including playing a guy who chops his own arm off, a blockbuster about super-intelligent monkeys, a stint on a soap opera, maki...

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    Michelle Williams To Make Tentpole Debut As Good Witch Glinda In 'Oz The Great & Powerful'

    Well, while we might roll our eyes slightly when it comes to the idea of "Oz The Great & Powerful," a prequel to classic "The Wizard of Oz," it's hard to deny that director Sam Raimi has landed a mightily impressive cast. The "Spider-Man" helmer might have lost Robert Downey Jr., who was originally ...

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    Indecisive Ape Spotlighted In Riveting New Photo From 'Rise Of The Planet of The Apes'

    And that indecisive ape would be Caesar, as performance-captured by Andy Serkis, in this brand new shot from "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." Caesar appears to be having a hard time deciding whether he wants his beverage to taste great, or to be less filling. He could just ask a human but - oh, cra...

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    'Green Lantern,' 'Drive,' 'A Better Life' Lead New Los Angeles Film Festival Additions

    Guillermo Del Toro Announced As Guest Director, Will Premiere "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'Considering it's the world center of the movie industry, it's surprising that historically speaking, Los Angeles never really had a film festival to rival the likes of Cannes, Venice and Berlin. But a quarter ...

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    James Franco Casts Val Lauren As Sal Mineo In Forthcoming Biopic

    James Franco Will Direct, But Won't Be Starring In The FilmBookies could make serious money laying odds on which of the many James Franco-associated projects will go in front of cameras first. It always seems to be a bit of a surprise, and today's news is definitely a bit out of left field.

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    Winona Ryder & James Franco Team For Psychological Thriller 'The Stare'

    Another week, another James Franco movie project in development. But guess what, this one is actually really and truly happening! We swear.

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Has Distinct Whiff Of 'The Happening'

    The value of a home-grown franchise for a big studio can't be undervalued, and since they adapted Pierre Boule's novel "La planète des singes" into 1968's "Planet of the Apes," it's become one of 20th Century Fox's key properties, spawning five additional movies, and two separate TV series. But the monkey-heaviest sci-fi series around isn't what it once was, and 2001's Tim Burton 're-imagining' failed to successfully re-launch the franchise, due to being really, really terrible. But you can't keep a good merchandising opportunity down, and the studio have gone back to the well, with the talents of Andy Serkis, James Franco and effects geniuse...

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