Tag Archives: James Franco

Cinema Review – The Disaster Artist

In 2003, Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room was released in 1 cinema in the US. Derided as one of the worst films ever made, the film has gone on to become a cult classic and beloved for all of its unintentional humour. Director James Franco takes a look behind the scenes at the making of the film, and Winseau’s relationship with his star Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), to find out just how The Room came to be. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Night Before

In 2001, Ethan’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) parents were killed by a drunk driver at Christmas. Ever since, his friends Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have made a tradition of keeping their friend company, becoming his new family. This year is different, however. Isaac is about to become a dad and Chris’s football career means he’s too famous to hang out with his friends, so the three decide to make their last Christmas Eve together one to remember. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – True Story

When it is discovered that new York Times journalist Mike Finkel (Jonah Hill) made a composite character of five men he interviewed, for the sake of a better story, he is fired in disgrace. Not long afterwards, he gets a call from a local Oregon journalist telling him of Christian Longo (James Franco), a man who is accused of murdering his wife and family before going on the run using Finkel’s name. Intrigued, and hoping to find the story that will resurrect his career, Finkel contacts Longo in prison, and the two begin talking. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Interview

TV host Dave Skylark (James Franco) is shocked to hear that his gossip show has an unexpected fan; North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Randall Park), and hatches a plan to score an interview with the famed dictator. When the American government learn of the interview, they have different plans, and convince Dave and his producer Aaron (Seth Rogen) to murder Kim Jong-un. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Third Person

In this film about love and relationships, Michael (Liam Neeson) and Anna (Olivia Wilde) meet in a Paris hotel, and try to avoid the secret Anna is keeping. In New York, Julia (Mila Kunis) is trying to regain custody of her son after being accused of attempted murder. In Rome, Scott (Adrien Brody) meets a beautiful woman in a bar, and is drawn into her complicated and dangerous world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Palo Alto

April (Emma Roberts) is a young girl on the cusp of adulthood, who is struggling with her flirty relationship with a teacher, and the feelings she has for her friend Teddy (Jack Kilmer). Teddy is constantly overshadowed by his friend Fred (Nat Wolff), and goes along with his ideas for the sake of acceptance. These three people have to figure out where they belong in the world, and how their lives align together. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – This is the End

Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and James Franco find themselves holed up in the latter’s house after the apocalypse begins. The six must find out how to ration the water, food and crucially, the drugs, while trying to survive the end of days. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Spring Breakers

College students Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Faith (Slena Gomez) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) are desperate to go to spring break, so they find a dubious way in which to raise the funds. Once at spring break itself, the party rages so out of control that the girls are arrested and it falls to drug dealer Alien (James Franco) to bail them out. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Oz the Great and Powerful

Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and set before the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of the Wizard (James Franco), how he came to Oz and how be became the powerful and beloved wizard of Oz. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Will Rodman (James Franco) adopts baby chimpanzee Caesar after his mother dies when a scientific experiment goes wrong. Of course the experimenting has been passed from mother to son, and as Caesar grows, so does his intelligence. Before long, this intelligence in apes – and their mistreatment by humans – leads to the start of a war for supremacy. Continue reading

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