Posts tagged "James Franco"

'This Is The End' Review: Meta Laughs On An Apocalyptic Scale

'This Is The End' Review: Meta Laughs On An Apocalyptic Scale
THIS IS THE END Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride (all playing themselves) hole up in Franco’s house while the apocalypse rages on outside . Behind-the-Scenes: Rogen and his frequent writing collaborator, Evan Goldberg, wrote the script and make their co-directing debut... Read more »

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (***)

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (***)
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Genre: Fantasy Adventure Rating: PG Running Time: 130 mins. Premise: A prequel to The Wizard of Oz.  Circus illusionist Oz (James Franco) gets swept up in a tornado and finds himself in the magical land of Oz.  With the help of a flying monkey in a bellhop uniform, a china doll girl,... Read more »

Trailer Time: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This new entry in the Apes series of films has a lot working against it.  For one thing, Tim Burton’s remake of Planet of the Apes royally sucked.  Who really wanted a sequel/prequel?   For another, Fox has shuffled the release date back and forth from summer to winter and back again.  Also, in a... Read more »
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Movie Review - Your Highness (**1/2)

Movie Review - Your Highness (**1/2)
YOUR HIGHNESS.  102 mins.  R.  Directed by David Gordon Green.  Written by Danny McBride & Ben Best. Give it points for taking a risk.  Say what you will about the new comedy co-written by Danny McBride and directed by Pineapple Express’ David Gordon Green, but I don’t know of any other medieval stoner action comedies... Read more »

6 Oscar Hosts That Would've Been Better Than James Franco and Anne Hathaway

As one of our commenters (Heidi) said last night during our Oscars live blog, "I think Tina Fey is the only person who knows what funny is."  Not an untrue statement.  And she and Pohler have a great rapport.  Plus, double the fancy dresses!  Everybody wins.
This is not a joke post. I mean, I could just list ten farm animals or dead people and the list would be pretty accurate, but I’m actually going to try to help the Academy Awards people recover from the failed Franco/Hathaway experiment. Who thought this was a good idea?  Anne Hathaway was basically new... Read more »

10 Movies The Oscars Made Me Hate

10 Movies The Oscars Made Me Hate
I despise what the Academy Awards have done to me.  They have made me a negative, bitter old crone (more than usual). Every year the Academy chooses a list of films that they deem worthy of praise and attention.  Every year some of my favorites are left out, and every year the Oscar race itself... Read more »
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16 Very Special TV Bests and Worsts of 2010

Idol kind of really sucks now.  LOST is gone.  So is 24.  But next month, the employees of the Pawnee, IN Parks Department will be coming back into our homes.  And not a moment too soon!
It’s the end of the year and it’s time to reflect on the good times and the bad.  This is a list of the rousing successes and the epic failures of the TV year that was.

'The Walking Dead' Recap - 'Tell It to the Frogs'

The band is all back together!  Well, almost.  Merle Dixon was still surviving up on the roof of the department store, getting religion, and then losing it while watching the zombies try to break their way through the chained and padlocked door as Merle attempted to reach the handy tools that had been left behind... Read more »

Movie Review - 127 Hours (****)

127 Hours.  96 mins.  R.  Directed by Danny Boyle.  Written by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy. Starring James Franco, Kate Mara, and Amber Tamblyn. Within seconds of watching 127 Hours, two things are immediately clear: (1) you’re watching a Danny Boyle movie; and (2) fresh off his Slumdog Millionaire Best Director win, he’s still working at... Read more »
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