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'Kingsman' takes the inherent cartoony illogic of James Bond

...common denominator that it feels like it comes from a completely different movie - perhaps one starring Seth Rogan and James Franco. It's not a deal-breaker for me - I liked "Kingsman," got a kick out of the characters, and am glad that there's...
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Bob Franken: 'The Interview': A real farce

...I'm speaking, of course, of "The Interview," a cinematic masterpiece starring Seth Rogen, who also directs, and James Franco, who plays the totally vacuous TV host Dave Skylark. Since I'm someone who has spent a professional lifetime in...
Topsy-turvy opinion of 'Oz the Great & Powerful'

...have, could have made for a very interesting and entertaining fantasy adventure, but instead creates a major muddle. James Franco, playing his normal aw-shucks-affability-with-a-mischevious-twinkle to the hilt, is Oscar Diggs, known...
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You don't have to be Spider-Man to go canyoneering

...Canyoneering started in Europe during the 1970s, but it's probably best-known from the 2010 film, "127 Hours" in which James Franco portrayed Aron Ralston, a real-life canyoneer whose arm got stuck under a boulder in a remote slot canyon in Utah...
Reeling It In: And the Oscar goes to ... Billy Crystal?

...felt even more keenly on Sunday when they brought him out for a small segment. This year's hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, through really no fault of their own, were completely out of place, especially compared to a consummate showman...
Movie reviewer has possible Oscar nominees on radar

...about director Danny Boyle, who won two years ago year with "Slumdog Millionaire." Also getting a lot of talk is James Franco, as the hiker, Aron Ralston. Praise has been pretty much universal, so I guess I'll give them the benefit of the...
'Eat Pray Love' feels unfulfilling

...the universe. And so, she leaves Stephen for David, a small-time stage actor played perpetually sleepy-eyed by James Franco. The act of bailing on Stephen shakes her to her core and this pseudo-spritual thespian seems just the ticket. But...
'Apes' impresses human: remake has confidence, maturity

...five were pretty bad. Luckily, and surprisingly, to be frank, this latest "Apes" film knocks it out of the park.James Franco plays Will Rodman, a genetics researcher who has spent the last five years working on a gene therapy for the brain...
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Reeling It In: 'The Green Hornet' is a blast

...minutes, which features a hilarious exchange between Christoph Waltz's evil Chudnofsky, and a deliciously slimy James Franco. The scene had me and my friends burst out laughing, much to the surprise, I think, of our fellow moviegoers, who...
Oz: The Great and Powerful

Opens Monday, Mar 18, 2013 Synopsis: Director Sam Raimi heads up this tale of how a small-time trickster (James Franco) ended up as the ruler of the colorful land of Oz in this Walt Disney Pictures production. David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and Mitchell Kapner penned the script. Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz team up as the villanous witches, Theodorah and Evanora, with Michelle WIlliams co-starring as the good witch Glinda. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review


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