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First Photos Debut From Sylvester Stallone-Penned Action Movie 'Homefront' Starring Jason Statham And James Franco

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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Homefront
"Homefront," a movie we had no idea even existed until literally fifteen minutes ago, sounds kind of enjoyable in a junky, nothing-else-is-playing kind of way. It stars Jason Statham, king of B-grade action movies, as a former DEA agent who returns to his home down only to get hassled by a drug kingpin named gator (James Franco, of course). And if all of that wasn't enough to get your tough guy appreciation levels up, the movie was written by none other than Sylvester Stallone, whose script is based on a novel by Chuck Hogan ("The Town"). And now the first photos from the November release have debuted courtesy of USA Today. Testosterone-y!

Bizarre New Poster & Trailer For Long-Delayed Polish Brothers Film ‘Stay Cool’

  • By Sam Price
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  • August 25, 2011 2:03 AM
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As filmmaking sibling duos go, Mark and Michael Polish have never been heralded as titans of the independent moviemaking scene, nor have they managed to attain consistent mainstream success like the brothers Coen or Duplass. Early efforts like “Twin Falls Idaho” -- in which the pair starred as conjoined twins to some acclaim -- and “Northfolk” certainly have their fans, but they came unstuck with an offensively mawkish Billy Bob Thornton vehicle no-one saw (“The Astronaut Farmer”) in 2006 and it’s hardly been plain sailing since then, with pictures like “The Smell of Success” dropping off the face of the Earth into instant obscurity or ‘secret’ projects like their “Wizard of Oz” prequel being mysteriously dumped/abandoned when everyone else in Hollywood had a similar idea.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2011 6:51 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Another week, another James Franco movie project in development. But guess what, this one is actually really and truly happening! We swear.

Review: 'The Dilemma' Chooses Wacky Hijinks Over Intelligent Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 3:07 AM
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Overrated screenwriter Allan Loeb is curiously one of the most in-demand writers in Hollywood right now, and we're beginning to understand why. His screenplays tend to sell high-concept work which makes executives and producers feel good about themselves, but the actual execution undermines whatever originality and vigor the original premise may have had, keeping things safe for mainstream audiences to embrace without thinking too much, which makes studio heads happy. But if you look closer, Allan Loeb seems to be writing the same script over and over with entire plots hanging on one character struggling to tell somebody the secret he's holding. Exhibit 1: "The Switch" spent nearly half its running time with Jason Bateman agonizing over whether or not to tell Jennifer Aniston that it's actually his sperm she used to have a child. Exhibit 2: In "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" Shia LaBeouf could have avoided a world of hurt he had just been honest with his girlfriend, Carey Mulligan, about what he was doing with her Dad. Which brings us to Exhibit 3: "The Dilemma." Once again, a character grapples for the majority of the film's running time with a should I?/shouldn't I? situation, in this case it's whether or not to tell his best friend that his wife is cheating on him. Yes, "The Dilemma" is another one of those movies where you're going to wait for somebody to stop acting like an idiot and do what most normal people would do without hesitation. It's pretty painful.

Are Winona Ryder's Comments On Mel Gibson The Tip Of Iceberg? Comeback For Mel In Doubt

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2010 3:06 AM
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  • 11 Comments
If there's anything Hollywood does best, it's protect their own. Many actors, directors and producers have interesting reputations for their offscreen behavior and as long as it doesn't make TMZ, everyone politely turns their heads and sweeps it under the carpet, particularly if you're a talent that brings in megabucks at the box office. That is unless you're Fatty Arbuckle or, moving forward many, many decades, Mel Gibson.

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