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    Watch: James Franco Releases the 25-Minute Test Reel He Made for 'Blood Meridian'

    Based on what he calls his favorite novel, James Franco shot a 25-minute test reel for an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" a couple of years ago, releasing it now to correspond with the release of "Child of God."

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    Watch: James Franco Reloads Rifles in Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child of God'

    Well Go USA Entertainment has released the trailer of James Franco new directorial feat "Child of God." Adapted from a novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men", "The Road"), the film will soon join a group of largely unknown, unappreciated films by Franco.

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    The 5 Best Deleted Scenes, The 10 Best Quotes & More From ‘The Counselor’

    Yes, for a film that none of us wholeheartedly loved (and some of us vehemently disliked), we remain kind of fascinated with the Ridley Scott’s toxic morality cesspool that is “The Counselor." Or rather we should call it Cormac McCarthy’s “The Counselor” because he is probably the true author here, ...

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    The 5 Most WTF Moments From 'The Counselor'

    Acidic, cynical, perhaps having a twisted laugh on those who think they’re in control of their own fate, Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” is an incredibly moribund and bleak poem about greed, chance, and the dark side of man. It’s like a merciless and blistering riff on the adage, “If you want to make...

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    Watch: A New Clip From 'The Counselor' As The Ridley Scott Movie Flops

    Yep, it was in 3,336 theaters, stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz (among myriad other names), was directed by Ridley Scott and written by celebrated American author Cormac McCarthy, but 20th Century Fox's "The Counselor" flopped despite all that star powe...

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    12 Celebrated Novelists-Turned-Screenwriters And How They Fared

    There was a time when everyone wore hats and screenwriting was a lot less respectable a specialization for a writer than it is today. Stories of “legitimate” authors and playwrights doing the “Barton Fink” and selling out to Hollywood were nearly as legion as the tales of their boorish mistreatment ...

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    Review: 'The Counselor,' Written By Cormac McCarthy And Directed By Ridley Scott, Is An Equally Chilling And Ridiculous Companion Piece to Costa-Gavras' 'Capital'

    "The Counselor" is written by Cormac McCarthy with the sort of grim, existentially weary atmosphere one might expect, but it's directed by Ridley Scott like a wild grindhouse picture.

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    15 Weird & Disturbing Sex Scenes That Have Scarred Your Memory

    Let’s get this out of the way, right off the bat: there will be mild spoilers here—but these spoilers have already been posted online and not by us. Got that? I mean, we all read the Internetz, so… Anyhow, Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” opens in theaters this weekend. Written by venerable American a...

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    New York Film Festival Review: James Franco Directs 'Child of God'

    If Child of God had been made by James Franco instead of "James Franco," by just another filmmaker instead of the public figure whose career and self-consciously created image seem like one hydra-headed piece of performance art -- actor in blockbusters and indies, fiction-writer, student at to...

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    Michael Fassbender Gets Fidgety In New 2 Clips From 'The Counselor'; Plus 5 New Character Posters

    One of the pleasures to be had from Ridley Scott's upcoming thriller "The Counselor," we're assuming, is watching Michael Fassbender squirm. The film, based on the first original screenplay from "No Country for Old Men" author Cormac McCarthy, concerns a lawyer (Fassbender) who gets involved in drug...

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