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New Photos: Brian De Palma's 'Passion' & Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2012 12:08 PM
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The last major additions to this year's Toronto International Film Festival have been unveiled, and unsurprisingly, along with the new world premieres, there's several films from the Venice line-up, which kicks off the week before. Along with the already announced "The Master" and "To The Wonder," Torontoites will also get to see Brian DePalma's "Passion" and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," both of which are set to bow on the Lido the week before.

Exclusive: Two Clips From The Ashley Hinshaw & James Franco-Starring Porn World Film 'About Cherry'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 9, 2012 11:13 AM
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Where does using your sexuality to make money end and pornography begin? Can a young woman make it in the adult film industry and come out unscathed, and are the sacrifices in your personal life worth it for the potential wealth and fast track to a better social status? Those are some of the questions asked in "About Cherry," an indie film that takes viewers into the world of the triple-x-rated scene.

It's Jason Statham Vs. James Franco In The Sylvester Stallone-Penned Actioner 'Homefront'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 31, 2012 4:45 PM
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The last few actioners in Jason Statham's CV have been pretty disappointing, box office-wise. But can you blame the audience? It's hard to find the proper enemy for the musclebound Brit, with him taking out Aiden GIllen in "Blitz," smacking up faceless mafia goons in "Safe" and eating Clive Owen's lunch in "Killer Elite." But thanks to an assist from "The Expendables" buddy Sylvester Stallone, Statham's about to match up with Hollywood's great puzzle box that is James Franco.

Watch: Porn Isn't So Fun In Trailer For 'About Cherry' With James Franco, Heather Graham & Dev Patel

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 26, 2012 12:17 PM
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When making a film about a seedier career path – for instance, stripping in Steven Soderbergh’s excellent summer fling “Magic Mike” – it’s important to approach the topic with a delicate and nuanced touch. Our writer on the scene at Berlinale 2012 didn’t exactly find that to be the case with porn career flick “About Cherry,” writing it off as a film that “tries hard to provoke us into reassessing the porn industry, but is so ham-fisted that the result is not a look on the bright side, but a whitewash.”

Small Bits Of First Look Footage Unveiled From Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 11, 2012 12:37 PM
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With Comic-Con 2012 just hours away, prepare yourself for an onslaught of promotion from the various studios hocking their wares at the tradeshow. And so naturally, Entertainment Tonight is getting into the fray as well. The tabloid television entertainment television news show stopped by the set of Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful," and if you can tolerate sitting through the annoying ET host, you'll see some first-look behind-the-scenes footage mostly involving what leads James Franco and Mila Kunis will look like in the film.

James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Rihanna & More Freak Out In Set Pics From 'The End Of The World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 5:17 PM
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You want to know how far the branches of the Judd Apatow tree go? Just look at the cast of "The End Of The World." Not only does it feature pretty much the regular Apatow players including Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel and Jason Segel, it also features friends and celebs like Michael Cera, Aziz Ansari, Emma Watson and Rihanna. In short, anybody even vaguely related to Apatow's circle will probably pop up as the movie continues rolling, and speaking of which, the first set pics have landed.

First Look: 'The Longest Week' With Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde & 'Maladies' Featuring James Franco, Catherine Keener

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 5:38 PM
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More first looks from the Cannes marketplace this evening, with a pair of star-studded indies looking to find distribution at home and abroad before the Croisette empties out. First up, there's comedy-drama "The Longest Week," from debut feature writer/director Peter Glanz, who was behind AMC's web series "The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks." The film's got an impressive cast, led by "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman, and also including Billy Crudup and Olivia Wilde. Images, a poster and a synopsis below, and click on to page two for your first look at James Franco starrer "Maladies."

New Images Of A Gun Wielding James Franco & Girls Gone Wild In Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2012 4:49 PM
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Yes, Harmony Korine is making a spring break movie. But of course, "Spring Breakers" is not going to be your ordinary tale of youthful reckless abandon.

Rihanna Set For Cameo In Seth Rogen & Jay Baruchel's 'The End Of The World'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 27, 2012 8:20 AM
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Seth Rogen has acted in, written and produced films, but by year's end he's hoping to add "director" to that list of accomplishments, lining up a co-helming gig with Evan Goldberg on the long-awaited feature-length adaptation of his and Jay Baruchel's viral short "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse." The film has evolved into a bit of an Apatow Mafia love-fest and it's pretty much expected now to feature a vast array of cameos, sticking with Baruchel's long-standing vision for the movie.

Tribeca Review: 'Francophrenia' A Fascinating Doc/Fiction Profile Of James Franco As James Franco

  • By Brandon Harris
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  • April 23, 2012 2:04 PM
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James Franco's ongoing experimentation with the limits of his own celebrity are like little else popular culture has produced of late. While his hijinks within academia and beyond are well documented (he's working on a Film MFA at NYU and an English PhD from Yale, while being a movie star, reediting "My Own Private Idaho," writing essays for N+1 and occasionally doing some performance art with Laurel Nakadate), they come to a startling head in his "Francophrenia (Or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where The Baby Is)," a daringly oddball collaboration with lauded documentarian Ian Olds, whose "The Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi" was a hit in Rotterdam in 2009.

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