Disaster Artist clip

The Disaster Artist, James Franco‘s humorous look at the making of Tommy Wiseau‘s The Room, hits Blu-ray this week. In anticipation of the impending Blu release, we have an exclusive Disaster Artist clip featuring Franco and Wiseau seemingly trying to one-up each other with impenetrable accents. Watch the exclusive Disaster Artist clip below.

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the disaster artist lawsuit

A former student of James Franco is suing the director over The Disaster Artist, claiming that he was duped into selling his screenplay for the movie for just $5,500. The Disaster Artist lawsuit accuses Franco and his production company of failing to live up to their agreement with him as an uncredited writer.

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the deuce james franco

James Franco is coming back for round two of The Deuce. Franco plays the pair of twin brothers at the center of George Pelecanos and David Simon’s grimy HBO series exploring the early years of the porn industry in 1970s New York City.

Franco’s return for the second season of the drama series had been called into question after allegations of the actor’s sexual misconduct surfaced, and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey was replaced for similar allegations. However, HBO has confirmed that Franco will reprise his dual roles.

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The Early Man - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the nearly hour-long Actor’s Roundtable discussion from The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, spend some time learning about the stop-motion puppets from Aardman Animation in their new film The Early Man, and take a closer look at the anatomy of makeover movies like She’s All That. Read More »

Morning Watch - Saturday Night Live - James Franco

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Christmas edition, watch James Franco play a young Santa Claus in one of several parody trailers for a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie marathon. Plus, get a look at a rather impressive Star Wars-themed Christmas light display, and James Corden does a special holiday edition of Carpool Karaoke. Read More »

The Room wide release

It took 14-and-a-half years, but Tommy Wiseau‘s deliriously bad cult classic The Room will finally be blessed with a wide release. Interest in Wiseau’s trashterpiece has reached a fever-pitch following the buzz around The Disaster Artist, a comedic biopic that examines the making of one of the worst films of all time. More details about The Room wide release are below. Ha ha ha, what a story, Mark.

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Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay shows how you can use color in film like The Shape of Water and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro. Plus, a video recap goes through the best of cinema in 2017, and James Franco reads bad video game lines as The Room director Tommy Wiseau from The Disaster Artist. Read More »

James Franco Hosted Saturday Night Live

James Franco returned to host Saturday Night Live for his fourth time last night, and while the Christmas episode of the season is still a week away, the writers couldn’t help but dig into the holidays a bit for a satisfying episode overall.

Perhaps the reason this episode was mostly a success was because they chose to tackle politics in a way that didn’t require actually portraying any of the sleazeball politicians from both sides of the aisle and figured out a clever way to deal with the horrors of everyday’s news headlines. No matter what the reason, there’s plenty of good stuff here, including James Franco making fun of himself quite a bit.

We run through the best and worst sketches of the James Franco hosted Saturday Night Live below. Read More »

The Disaster Artist phone number

Oh, hai readers. I hope by now you know all about The Disaster Artist, James Franco‘s tribute to the making of The Room (one of the best worst movies of all time) and in many ways a classic Hollywood story about following your dreams. It’s out in limited release right now and expanding wider this weekend, and you should definitely seek it out if it’s playing near you.

In addition to directing, Franco also stars as Tommy Wiseau, the enigmatic creative force behind The Room. As part of A24’s marketing campaign for the movie, they’ve recreated a billboard that the actual Wiseau paid to display in Los Angeles years ago, complete with a phone number that Tommy himself used to answer. But now Franco is answering calls in-character, and below, you can listen in to a bunch of those calls to The Disaster Artist phone number with Franco speaking with a wide selection of (often-confused) fans.
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the disaster artist review

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. The Disaster Artist opens in limited release today and expands next week.)

The most surprising thing about The Disaster Artist, James Franco‘s adaptation of Greg Sestero’s book of the same name, is that it doesn’t have a mean-spirited bone in its body. Here’s a film about the making of The Room, one of the worst and most baffling movies to ever achieve cult infamy, told with sincerity, sweetness, and pure affection. Franco isn’t here to laugh at The Room – he’s here to laugh with it. The Disaster Artist has no scorn for its subject. Instead, it is fascinated by this impossible-to-believe tale and the impossible-to-believe movie it produced. No irony. No scorn. Only love.

And that makes a movie whose existence already feels impossible feel all the more unlikely and all the more wonderful.

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