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Kristen Stewart & Julianne Moore Team For 'Still Alice,' Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party' Gets Voice Cast & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 10:21 AM
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Still Alice Kristen Stewart Julianne Moore
Riding high from the Sundance Film Festival off strong notices for her performance in "Camp X-Ray," Kristen Stewart isn't wasting a moment. The actress has lined up a new project, one that will see her working alongside a pretty solid cast of players.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 5:32 PM
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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 Franco is nothing if not prolific and creatively curious. One film he managed to get on the festival circuit last year was his Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child Of God," and while it still needs distributor, a new trailer for the project has dropped.

James Franco Talks Spike Jonze's 'Her' And How It Relates To 'Brokeback Mountain' & 'Child Of God'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 9:21 AM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
On top of the many projects James Franco generally has in the mix on any given day, the polymath also spends some time writing for Vice, giving him a place to talk about art, movies, "12 Years A Slave," why Walt Whitman was the first Kanye West or whatever else might cross his mind. And his latest thing he's ruminating on? Spike Jonze's sci-fi rom-com, "Her."

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Dominates National Society Of Film Critics Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2014 8:48 PM
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Inside Llweyn Davis
Could "Inside Llewyn Davis" have a few more songs left in its awards season campaign? After a week that left its Oscar prospects in serious question, after being shut out by both the PGA and WGA nominations, the latest from the Coens has scored some big honors at the National Society Of Film Critics Awards.

Josh Gad Heads To 'Gilligan's Island,' James Franco Is 'The Fixer' & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • December 18, 2013 11:35 AM
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James Franco
Amid all the insane speculation about the awards chances of a half-dozen movies that are probably all coming out this month, it's nice to be reminded that there is life after January. There are always films on the way and here's news on five of them, new projects all.

Watch: A24 Drops For Your Consideration Sizzle Reel For James Franco's Turn In 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 12:06 PM
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While prognosticators like to think they can predict the awards season race weeks and even months away from when the dust settles, there is always a surprise or two that no one would have seen coming. (For example, who would've thought Benh Zeitlin would get a Best Director nomination over Ben Affleck last year?) And so, A24 is hoping a bit of hustling can do some wonders for James Franco.

Contest: Win 'Homefront' Poster Signed By The Cast Plus Watch 2 New Clips From The Movie With James Franco & Jason Statham

This weekend at the movies, you'll have no shortage of choices including award season contenders, shiny blockbusters and fare for the whole family. But sometimes during the holidays, you need a break from the grind and some entertaining, escapist entertainment in the shape of "Homefront" could bit the bill. Opening today, our review notes that the movie "this is [Jason] Statham’s show, and as always he doesn’t disappoint." And so, with the holidays upon us, some treats for fans of the action star. Read More »

Watch: Seth Rogen & James Franco's Shot-For-Shot Recreation Of Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's 'Bound 2' Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2013 11:27 AM
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Last week, Kanye West unveiled his awesome/strange/terrible/kind of great video for "Bound 2" from his latest album Yeezus. Combining hilariously (ironic?) images of Americana—horses! mountains!—it mostly was an excuse for Ye to straddle a topless Kim Kardashian on a motorcycle. And inevitably, a parody has arrived.

James Franco Thinks Being A Sex Addict In 'Shame' Wasn't So Bad, Criticizes Gay Club Sequence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2013 2:10 PM
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Shame James Franco
So, James Franco has seen "12 Years A Slave" three times already. And after the second viewing, he penned a review for Vice because that's what he does sometimes these days, and leave it to Franco to reference Alexis de Tocqueville and two of his own movies ("Homefront," "This Is The End") in the process. But he also talks about "12 Years A Slave," the book versus the movie and the previous movies of director Steve McQueen, notably "Shame," which Franco has some problems with. Mostly, he thinks being a sex addict probably isn't so bad, and more crucially, he thinks the downward spiral culminating in a gay sex club visit during the third act was a bit offensive.

For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actors Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2013 2:26 PM
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FYC Supporting Actors, Oscars 2013
The Phoney War phase of the awards season is starting to come to an end: we've already had nominations from smaller precursors like the Gotham Awards and the British Independent Film Awards, and in a little over two weeks, things will get underway properly with the New York Film Critics Awards and the National Board of Review Awards, kicking off a month full of nominees and winners ahead of the opening of Oscar voting on December 27th.

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