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Career Watch: From Instagram to Broadway to Movies – When Will James Franco Fatigue Strike?

Ubiquity, thy name is James Franco. The year is not even two-thirds over, and already this self-styled 21st-century Renaissance dude is monopolizing the world of art circa 2014 at an exhausting rate.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • August 11, 2014 2:15 PM
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Rogen's Roll Continues as Sony Pushes Bumbling Spy Bromance 'The Interview' to Christmas (VIDEO)

Seth Rogen is on a roll, from comedies "This is the End" to "Neighbors," and now Sony is pushing back the multi-tasker's latest comedy "The Interview" from October to holiday prime time, Christmas Day. Rogen co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed with partner Evan Goldberg, and also stars with equally workaholic James Franco and Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 7, 2014 3:39 PM
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Screen Talk: from Comic-Con's Sublime 'Interstellar' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to James Franco

This week Eric Kohn and I have plenty to chew over. We dig into Comic-Con, parse the promise of Chris Nolan's "Interstellar" --who's the audience, anyway?--and debate Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" as well as offering our picks of the week. I'm in the thrall of Brendan Gleeson, while Kohn argues that James Franco might be a good director after all.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 1, 2014 2:04 PM
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'The Little Prince' Film Adaptation to Be Released in France and U.S. Next Year

The new film adaptation of "The Little Price," which has shaped up to be quite an international endeavor, is set to land in theaters in both France and the U.S. next year.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 11, 2014 1:45 PM
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Melissa Leo Joins James Franco in Ian Olds' Wartime Drama 'The Fixer'

Melissa Leo has hopped aboard the cast of "The Fixer," from writer/director Ian Olds. Co-written by Paul Felten, the film centers on Gloria (Leo), the erstwhile hippie sheriff of a small Northern California town opposite Lindsay (James Franco), a volatile hot tub craftsman. The part of Gloria was written with Leo in mind.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 6, 2014 2:01 PM
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This Weekend, Don't Miss 'Lone Survivor' in NY and LA, Avoid 'Interior. Leather Bar'

Amid awards season expansions, relatively light offerings hit major theaters and art houses this weekend, among them "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," yakuza thriller "Beyond Outrage," "Interior. Leather Bar" and "The Best Offer." But above all, head to select theaters for "Lone Survivor," held over until the film goes wide.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 3, 2014 1:07 PM
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TOH! Ranks the Worst Films of 2013

TOH! ranks the worst films of 2013.
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  • December 19, 2013 6:20 AM
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James Franco, Carlos Reygadas, Andrew Bujalski and More Are Cinema Eye Heterodox Nominees for Blurring Narrative-Nonfiction Lines

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have unveiled the five nominees for its fourth annual Cinema Eye Heterodox Award, honoring a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 25, 2013 2:34 PM
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James Franco Talks the Many Gay Roles He's Played, the "Consider This Shit" Oscar Campaign for 'Spring Breakers' and More

James Franco recently sat down with "The Daily Beast" to discuss -- in true Franco style -- everything under the sun. Much of what he says is articulate and thoughtful. This includes his recurring career fascination with gay characters, his image as an artist who refuses to be pigeon-holed, the "Consider This Shit" Oscar campaign for his "Spring Breakers" character and more. Interview highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 5, 2013 1:32 PM
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Review: James Franco's 'As I Lay Directing' (TRAILER)

As the ever prolific James Franco's Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child of God" continues to win strong reviews at NYFF (having premiered at Venice), his Cannes William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying" has a limited theatrical release October 11. Check out our review, below.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • October 9, 2013 12:03 PM
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