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Interview: James Franco Talks 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

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James Franco has a big hat to fill as he tackles The Wizard of Oz. The actor plays Oscar Diggs in this week's Oz: The Great and Powerful. He's the man behind the myth of one of the most revered characters in film and literature. Franco joined forces with director Sam Raimi to unveil the wizard's untold story. ScreenCrave recently spoke to the actor about his Raimi...

'Spiring Breakers' Gets Another NSFW Trailer

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Girls in (and likely out of) bikinis. Guns. Crime. Drugs. Sex. These are the building blocks of Harmony Korine's latest film Spring Breakers, and yeah, we kind of want to see it. Though Korine made his name with the art-exploitation film Kids, and spent some years in the art house wilderness, this is likely to be his biggest crossover hit....

'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Clip: James Franco Takes a Bubble Flight

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Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful looks to be following in the tradition of a number of recent films that have tried to update classic fairy tales (or fairy tale movies) for a new generation. And moreso than the previous directors of these films, Raimi has become an old master at this point. Now there's a clip that shows how he brings new effects to a very...

'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Will Star Jason Clarke, Is Set 15 Years...

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes, despite being the sixth entry in the exhausted Planet of the Apes series (seventh if you count Tim Burton’s cross-eyed remake), and starring James Franco (who seems to be on a sub-‘Joaquin Phoenix in I’m Still Here’ journey to turn everything he does into annoying performance...

'Spring Breakers' NSFW Trailer Promises a Wild Ride

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We have no idea what to expect from Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, but it looks - if nothing else - pretty memorable. The film has four young girls (Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine) who decide to enter into a life of crime to pay for their spring break, only to get sucked in deeper by a cracker crime lord (James Franco). How do you not...

'Oz The Great And Powerful' Shows Off Main Characters In New Posters

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Fantasy prequels are definitely making it's rounds this year. Between the continuation of the trilogy The Hobbit and Disney's re-imagining of the world of Oz in Oz the Great and Powerful, there's plenty of make-believe movie wonder to go around. As we edge closer towards the film's release, we're treated to a couple of brand new character posters that show...

James Franco Planning To Direct And Star In James Ellroy Adaptation,...

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James Franco is trading in sexually charged projects for stories about famous killings in the 1960's. Last week, news dropped that busy-as-a-bee Franco had plans to direct and star in Beautiful People, a film about the life of famous hairstylist Jay Sebring, who was murdered by the Manson Family. Franco, who's currently at Sundance promoting a billion projects,...

Sundance Roundup: Trailer For James Franco's 'Kink,' Park City Events, And...

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The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is happening right now. Celebrities, film bloggers, studio executives and Hollywood hopefuls are all gathered in the snowy town of Park City, Utah. We'll be bringing you coverage all week long, of course. But to get you in the Sundance spirit, we decided to roundup all things concerning the festival. Below we have the new trailer for James Franco's...

'Spring Breakers' Trailer: It's Pretty Much What You Would Expect From...

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Seeing as it is directed by man known for his blackly comic and absurdist aesthetic (Harmony Korine), and it features James Franco as a corn-rowed drug and arms dealer who seduces a couple of Disney actresses into a life of crime during Spring Break, the trailer for Spring Breakers is pretty much what you’d expect:  insanity.  Trashy, absolute insanity.  But does...

'Oz The Great And Powerful' Trailer: Sam Raimi Brings The Wizardry, CGI And...

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If someone told you that Sam Raimi was directing a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved films of all time, and said prequel would star James freaking Franco of all people as the Wizard, you’d balk, right?  After all, Raimi is an incredible director, but Franco as the Wizard?  Well, it looks like Raimi’s gambit may have paid off as—despite my...

First Spectacular Wicked Witch Poster For 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

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It's strange to think about how not-so-secretly excited we are to see Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful. Here we were, sitting at our computers pondering about other things when suddenly BAM, the first trailer hits. Since then we've been anxious to see what else the House of Mouse will churn out in promotions for the upcoming fantasy...

'The Iceman' Trailer: Michael Shannon Plays A Real-Life Hitman

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Michael Shannon—if you need someone to play a grim, wild-eyed sociopath, you could do far worse than Shannon.  Such must have been director Ariel Vromen’s thinking when casting Michael Shannon as real-life Mafia button man Richard Kuklinski (who killed 100 targets between 1964 and 1986) in the biopic The Iceman.

'As I Lay Dying': James Franco Casts Familiar Faces For His Literary...

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Now that man-of-many-talents James Franco’s Cormac McCarthy adaptation Child of God is safely in post-production, it seems he’s about to start work on another literary classic, As I Lay Dying.  Franco has already lined up Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Jim Parrack (True Blood), and Ahna O’Reilly...

'About Cherry' Trailer: James Franco And Heather Graham Make A Boring Porn...

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Hey, if you’re wanting what appears to be a shallow and superficial film about the shallow and superficial world of modern pornography, have we got the movie for you—About Cherry.  Directed by Stephen Elliott and scripted by former porn star Lorelei Lee, the film’s trailer plays like a sterile take on the Boogie...

Review Roundup: 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'

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Curious as to whether or not you should plunk down your hard-earned dollars on a movie about James Franco dealing with some peskily sentient and maybe sorta kinda revolutionary apes that might just one day really piss off Charlton Heston?  Well, if so, dig our round up of what the critics thought of Rise of the Planet of the Apes below—we’ve laid out a...

New Rise of the Planet of the Apes Teaser Sells the Movie

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One of the most exciting-looking movies of the summer is Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Though 20th Century Fox hasn't always treated the franchise with respect - either in the original run or in it's re-imagined Tim Burton fiasco - but the story is durable because man's relationship to nature and meddling scientists are an evergreen subject. Now there's a new teaser...

New Rise of the Planet of the Apes Trailer

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Is 2011 the summer of the good prequel? With X-Men: First Class hitting theaters and earning mostly good reviews, it would be great to see that trend continue with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The film, which stars James Franco, Brian Cox, and Frieda Pinto, hits theaters in August, but the latest trailer seems to show much of that uprising...