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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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TIFF First Looks: Binoche and Owen in 'Words and Pictures,' Franco's 'Child of God'

With the announcement of 75 new titles added to Toronto 2013's lineup, a few new first-look images have arrived as well. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures" as frustrated artists and teachers; the ever-prolific James Franco's "Child of God" stars Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack in the Cormac McCarthy adaptation.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 13, 2013 12:15 PM
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Frameline Reviews: 'I am Divine,' Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G.,' Franco-on-Friedkin Highlight LGBT Film Festival

Frameline celebrates its 37th birthday this year with the annual summer San Francisco film festival (June 20-30) highlighting American and international independent LGBT cinema. While gay representation in mainstream film still leaves something to be desired, we have festivals like this and LA's own OutFest (which kicks off with "C.O.G." July 11) to thank for meeting that need. Frameline begins Thursday with lesbian drama "Concussion," followed by the premiere screening of "White Night."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 20, 2013 3:48 PM
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Will Movie Star James Franco Face Blowback for Seeking $500,000 in Crowdfunding to Adapt His Short Stories to Film?

James Franco, ever the multi-tasker willing to try something new, has latched on to the crowdfunding trend. He's seeking $500,000 from backers on Indiegogo to adapt his own book of short stories, titled "Palo Alto," into a trilogy of films. It's important to note that Indiegogo allows for "flexible funding" -- i.e. a project receives whatever is raised by its deadline, regardless of whether it meets its fundraising goal.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • June 18, 2013 12:33 PM
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