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We all love Idris Elba. We all love Harmony Korine (ha!). We are all "meh" on Jamie Foxx, so the news that Idris Elba is set to replace Mr. Foxx in Korine's The Trap, is more than welcome.  The news comes to us from The ...


It was the best of films, it was the blurst of films. Hey everyone I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor here for Flixist and you've probably seen my name on a good chunk of the stuff written here. If not, then I'll tell you a bit abo...


Music plays an integral role in film. Easily ignored, easily forgotten, a film's soundtrack is the little celebrated framework of cinema. But when sound and sight marry into a great scene, you get some of the best moments. Li...


When Sony released The Interview on most video demand services but its own, it was promptly pirated nearly 100 million times. At first it seemed like this news would only deter studios from simultaneous theatrical and VOD rel...




I saw The Interview because I was curious. Amidst the complete ridiculousness of the past few weeks, thoughts and feelings have been flying around about the film. Outside of the few who had attended pre-chaos press screenings...


After a crazy couple of weeks of Sony hacks, full on terrorist attack threats, cancellations, and a last minute reneging, I sort of forgot that at the center of all this mess was a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco....


After all of the hubub and hooey giving attention to a film that's probably super funny, but forgettable, Sony is allowing a limited theatrical run of The Interview on its intended Christmas Day release (for those theaters th...


When you hear James Franco and Jonah Hill are starring in a movie together chances are some cheap comedy comes to mind. But beside their comedic talents, they're terrific actors capable of leading any drama (see Palo Alto or...


The Interview is the most important film of 2014.  Does that sentence depress anyone else? It really should, because it's undoubtedly true. The film that will have the greatest impact on the world at large is not Boyhood...


I've been worried how Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were possibly going to follow up This is the End, hands down one of the best films of 2013, after their recently produced effort Neighbors showed quite a few cracks in their...


After watching this latest Red Band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's latest film, The Interview, I think I'm okay with its push from October to December. There are some good jokes here as the trailer reveals more o...


Just as how MTV once had a cool promotion for This is the End last year, this year they're working with Sony to promote Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview. I'm pretty excited for it, North Korea seems less excited,...


You know who hates democracy and freedom? Sony. They've kowtowed to pressure from North Korea about some crazy issues it has with the comedy, which is about two interviewers who get to sit down with Kim Jong Un. What's the ch...


As the next step in James Franco's epic prank on the entire world (that is the only explanation for his existence as a whole) an adaptation of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury must signal we are near the prolifi...


I'm really, reeeeeeeeeeeeally looking forward to The Interview. It's Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's follow up to This is the End, one of my favorite films of 2013, stars Rogen and James Franco doing what they do best, and it'...


James Franco and Seth Rogen are the peanut butter and jelly of the film world; they just work so well together. And their dynamic duo-ness holds up strong in the first teaser for their upcoming and undoubtably hilarious come...


[UPDATE 5/17/14] Chris and Roberta Hanley recently spoke to Variety regarding Franco's comments. "Franco is a sequel junkie in his own reality, embracing the too big to fail studio system that is his meal ticket to dilettante...


In Good People, James Franco and Kate Hudson play an American couple who move to England with dreams of having a home and starting a family. When they fall on hard times financially, the sudden death of a neighbor and subseq...


In Maladies, James Franco plays a semi-washed up soap opera star in the 1960s, appropriately named James. James not only struggles with his floundering career, but with his seemingly failing mind and his fluctuating relation...


Some times the film world likes to take things to the extremes, sometimes they just want to see if they can get a way with it, and sometimes they just don't give a flying poo about what they put in their movies as long as peo...


On the set of Seth Rogen's directorial follow up to This is the End, The Interview (featuring Rogen and James Franco as a TV personality and producer who are roped into helping assassinate the prime minister of North Korea), James Franco and Seth Rogen did a shot for shot remake of Kanye West's weird music video for "Bound 2." Ye...yeah it's pretty sexy.  [via Twitter]


It’s somewhat fitting that, early on in Homefront, the platitude ‘Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” can be seen on a wall, because it’s a fitting descript...


James Franco action like a crazy, southern crime lord? Yes and please. Add in a little Jason Statham kicking butt and rescuing his daughter and you've got a mixture that's at least weird enough to intrigue. Homefront pro...


Homefront is a film, written by Sylvester Stallone, starring Jason Statham as an ex-DEA agent who has to eventually confront the druglord Gator, played by James Franco. How has this film not been hyped more? If you're lookin...


Allow me to state my bias upfront. While I like James Franco as an actor, I'm not a fan of his work as a would-be Renaissance Man/Jack of all trades. His fiction is pretty mediocre and the stuff I saw about his art installati...


This first trailer for Homefront, adapted from a Chuck Logan novel with a screenplay written by Sylvester Stallone, is everything great about movies. It's about an ex-DEA agent, played by Jason Statham, who travels to a back...


This is the End was the best film of the Summer hands down (Fast & Furious 6 notwithstanding). It brought the biggest surprises, biggest laughs, and most memorable moments (that finale had to be the greatest thing I've se...


I had a great idea to write this news post about James Franco adapting William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury in a stream of consciousness style with italics confusingly jumping us back and forth in time. The I realiz...


Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest superhero films ever made. It is incredible how it manages to have Peter Parker confront one of the most common dilemmas we all face--time management--and still keep a quick pace; Alfr...


This is the End is one of the funniest films of the year so far if you're a fan of Seth Rogen and his gang. Even if you're not, you're still going to find yourselves laughing. A good gauge of how funny This is the End is goi...


I've been harsh toward This is the End from the very beginning. First batch of trailers painted the film as a "Hey look at [enter famous name here] acting wacky!" sort of comedy, but as the trailers rolled on and hinted at th...


Opening in just a little under two weeks, we have one more trailer for This is the End. This is the international version of the trailer so there's mostly repeat footage, but the new material? The new material is just fantas...


I'm still holding firm in my belief that This is The End, the post-apocalyptic Rapture comedy starring famous funny guys like Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as themselves, is going to go either one of two ways. It's either going...


This new Red Band trailer for This is the End has enough new content and hints of plot (it seems to be a biblical apocalypse) to help you figure out what kind of movie it's going to be. It's filled to the brim with comedians...


You may or may not know it, but Sam Raimi is a director with a very specific style and thanks to the success of Spider-Man he's usually allowed to let that style run wild. It's an awesomely lavish style that feels both n...


As the release of Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers approaches, a new red band trailer for the film has dropped. You've got the ladies (Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson), you've got the skeevy g...


Kink is the James Franco produced documentary the explores the BDSM website, Kink.com. This trailer proves that the documentary won't be sex acts, but the process and mentality about sustaining the entertainment behind it. T...


Disclaimer: If you were expecting Spring Breakers to be a throwaway party film full of beer, boobs, butts, and bikinis, you might not want to watch this trailer. Behind the bubblegum appearance of the film's cast comprised o...


New stills have been released from director Sam Raimi’s newest film, Oz the Great and Powerful. The film stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a circus magician who is transported to the world of Oz. From there he gets bro...


Well, for a movie I didn't even know existed, this trailer for This is the End tickled my funny bone just enough to make me want more. Based on the short film Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, This is the End t...






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