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Introducing James Franco, the poet! The 27-year-old actor known for his roles in Spring Breakers and This Is the End is releasing another book this week appropriately titled, Hollywood Dreaming: Stories, Pictures and Poems. As many fans hoped for, Franco doesn't hold back when writing about memorable co-stars and starlets. From his alleged relationship with Lindsay Lohan, to that disastrous Oscars show with co-host Anne Hathaway, Franco presents an intriguing portrait of his life in the spotlight. Before the book is released Tuesday, take a look at some of the highlights everyone will be talking about! 1) Lindsay Lohan: Franco has made it clear he isn't friendly with the Mean »
We’re three months away from the release of the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, The Interview, and the controversy surrounding its content continues to mount. Thankfully, it’s all in the name of jocularity. However, quite a lot of the humour is already lost on North Korea. Specifically, Kim Jong-Un, who is characterized in the movie and subjected to some horrific Indiana Jones-style face melting.
Directed by Rogen and his long-time collaborator Evan Goldberg, The Interview is what Rogen himself termed “3 Days Of The Condor with idiots in it.” Franco stars as a tabloid journalist for hit TV show Skylark Tonight, who is sent along with his producer, Rogen, to visit North Korea. Why? Because they discover that the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un loves the show, and figure that landing an interview with such an infamous figure will add a touch of class to the show. The »
- Gem Seddon
A new red band trailer for "The Interview," in which Seth Rogen and James Franco are recruited to assassinate Kim Jong-un, takes advantage of its opportunity to show off the flick's dirtiest, most vulgar jokes -- and makes the high-concept comedy appear even more appealing.
The clip is packed with filthy quips about a bald-headed Rob Lowe resembling a certain member of the male anatomy, and an extended scene in which Franco enjoys sniffing ... well, something we can't print here. But suffice it to say, it got our attention.
But "The Interview" is more than gross-out humor and sight gags -- though it does offer plenty of those -- thanks to its screwball plot to have Rogen and Franco take out the North Korean leader, by way of instruction from a CIA agent played by Lizzy Caplan. What begins with Rogen pleading with Franco to cover real news on their »
- Katie Roberts
We've got a funny red-band trailer for you to check out for James Franco and Seth Rogen's new action-comedy The Interview. This is the movie that could help start a war with North Korea. The studio tried altering certain aspects of the movie to prevent that from happening though.
In the film, the two actors run a popular tabloid TV show, and they score an interview with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Randall Park). In the process of planning everything, they find themselves being recruited by the CIA to assassinate him. The trailer is Nsfw as it contains some nudity and a lot of vulgar language. Here's the synopsis:
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, »
- Joey Paur
The first trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen’s The Interview set up the pair’s government-funded trip to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un. But why were the two chosen for such a mission? The film’s first red-band trailer explains why, and the answer is expectedly absurd.
Franco plays tabloid TV show host Dave Skylark, of whom Kim is a fan in the film. Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) are invited to interview Kim Jong Un in Korea, but their trip is co-opted and turned into an assassination mission by the United States government. »
- Jonathon Dornbush
People Are People: Genz’s English Debut a Satisfactory B-Grade Noir
Expectations may a bet set a bit too high for Danish filmmaker Henrik Ruben Genz’s descent into the English language with his adaptation of Markus Sakey’s novel, Good People. Considering that 2008’s Terribly Happy, the director’s last film to play stateside, drew comparisons to the Coen Bros. and David Lynch, this latest effort pales severely in comparison, resembling more of a kitchen sink noir drowning in its own sea of dirty dishwater. Bereft of any vicious underpinnings or subversive class commentaries that would have at least presented something to chew on, we’re treated to the kind of deceptive web that doesn’t seem altogether probable from all its various angles.
- Nicholas Bell
The premise alone for the raunch-comedy The Interview was enough for North Korea to denounce the film, several months before its theatrical debut.
Of course, if the movie’s newly-released red band trailer is any indicator, then any sort of political aspirations that The Interview has are going to be a secondary concern (if even that) behind serving up R-Rated irreverent humor. According to the latest preview, that includes James Franco questioning Seth Rogen’s love for “brown sugar” and the latter sticking government equipment into his rectum, among other scenes that blend pop culture references with lewd gags.
Rogen, in addition to starring with Franco, co-directed The Interview along with his trusted collaborator Evan Goldberg (This Is the End), drawing from a script that the pair co-penned with former Daily Show executive producer and South Park writer, Dan Sterling. Beyond taking down the low-hanging fruit that ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Nestled in among all the family-friendly holiday releases and prestigious Oscar hopefuls this Christmas will be The Interview, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s follow-up to This Is the End. Rogen does double duty as one of the film’s leads, a TV producer named Aaron Rapoport who runs a popular celebrity tabloid TV show starring the charismatic […]
- Angie Han
In the action-comedy "The Interview," Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
Have a look at the new Red-Band Trailer and and let us know what you think.
"The Interview" will hit theaters December 25, 2014.
Source: Columbia Pictures »
- Kellvin Chavez
Warning: The video below contains adult language:
The Nsfw trailer begins with Rob Lowe sharing a troubling secret as he removes his wig and ends with Rogen hiding a weapon of "ass destruction".
There is also a tongue-in-cheek allegation involving Matthew McConaughey and his favourite farm animal.
The country's government had previously promised "merciless" retaliation if the film is released.
Watch an alternate trailer »
Actors lie for a living, Kim Jong-un, an interview, the CIA, assassination and Robocop are just a few of the bullet points of this new red band trailer for the Seth Rogen and James Franco starring comedy The Interview. James Franco is Dave Skylark, the host of Skylark Tonight, a very popular celebrity tabloid TV […]
If you're playing this on your computer at work, a word to the wise: put your damn earbuds in first. Seth Rogen and James Franco go on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in the new red-band trailer for "The Interview," which features more f-bombs, gratuitous doofus humor and bare-assed Seth Rogens than you can shake a stick at. Also: what is Rob Lowe's horrifying secret? Find out here. This looks about as ribald and loopy as Rogen and Evan Goldberg's fans have come to expect (screenwriter Dan Sterling wrote the script from a story concocted by the creative duo). So what do you think? After watching the trailer above, let us know in the comments. "The Interview" hits theaters on December 25. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Sony has released the official Red Band for the upcoming James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview,” and it includes a lot more sex jokes (Matthew McConaughey and a goat?), nudity and Rob Lowe than the original cut released in June.
Rogen and Franco star as the producer and anchor for a celebrity tabloid TV show. Eager to cover more hard news, the duo scores an interview with Kim Jong-un, but the CIA requests that they assassinate the North Korean despot.
The raunchy trailer comes after Sony moved the movie from its Oct. 10, 2014, release date to Christmas Day 2014 last month. North Korea apparently didn’t find the film’s plot funny — an unofficial spokesman for the country said the movie “shows the desperation of the U.S. government and American society.”
- Alex Stedman
We’ve had at least one trailer already for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s latest directorial effort, The Interview. Here comes the latest, a Red Band effort full of filthy humour and James Franco mugging. Franco is Dave Skylark, the none-too-bright but very popular host of celebrity tabloid TV show Skylark Tonight. When he and producer / best pal Aaron Rapoport learn that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a huge fan of their work, they manage to land an interview with the tyrant, seeing it as their chance to establish themselves as legitimate journalists.But with their travel to Pyongyang booked, the CIA decides that Dave and Aaron are the best shot they have at assassinating Kim, and set about finding a way for the two least qualified men imaginable to off a world leader. This trailer shows more of what we can expect from the film, including Skylark »
A new red-band has arrived for The Interview, in which James Franco and Seth Rogen find themselves tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-Un. Franco plays a popular TV interviewer specialising in celebrity gossip and tabloid shock stories, while Rogen is his long-standing producer with dreams of working to a proper news agenda. So, when the opportunity to interview Kim Jong-Un comes up, Rogen manages to persuade Franco to take the gig, only to find there’s more to the set-up than initially meets the eye… Take a look at the new...
- George Wales
Despite the fact that North Korea threatened the Us with war if "The Interview" is released, it seems that Columbia Pictures is moving forward with the comedy and has now unveiled a restricted trailer. Watch it below. Plot: The story follows celebrity interviewer Dave Skylark (James Franco), the host of the hit night time talk show "Skylark Tonight." The brain behind Dave's empire is his producer and best friend, Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen). Unfulfilled, Aaron yearns to do meaningful work. He scores the chance of a lifetime when he secures an interview for Dave with Kim Jong-Un, the mysterious and ruthless dictator of a nuclear-armed North Korea. As Dave and Aaron prepare to leave for North Korea, they are approached by the CIA and asked to assassinate Kim. They accept the mission, becoming two of the least qualified men ever to assassinate . or interview . the most dangerous man on earth. »
James Franco and Seth Rogen are heading to North Korea — and they're bringing a planeload of raunch with them. Franco and Rogen star in the upcoming comedy “The Interview,” about a pair of tabloid TV journalists who score an interview with Kim Jong Un and get enlisted by the CIA to kill the North Korean leader. See video: Jimmy Fallon Gets a Shirtless James Franco and Seth Rogen for His 40th Birthday But as a newly released red band trailer for the film reveals, Rogen and Franco tackle a lot more than international policy in the movie. The pair must also. »
- Tim Kenneally
The dictator-poking movie The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen has a longer, raunchier, "red band" trailer that is far superior to the kid-friendly version released back in June. It's worth watching because it is (a) much funnier than the other one, (b) better at giving a sense of plot, and (c) starts off with a delightful cameo of Rob Lowe revealing his "true" self. Franco and Rogen work at a TMZ-like organization before getting recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Sony delayed the release of the film to Christmas Day so they could work on an edit that didn't provoke as much ire from his supreme leader. Check it out below. »
- E. Alex Jung
Seth Rogen and James Franco have a very unusual conversation about Matthew McConaughey and a goat in the red band trailer for the controversial comedy The Interview. The latest trailer offers a new look at Rogen and Franco's characters' hijinks before they get sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un. This apparently involves the repeated smelling of their fingers. Rob Lowe also shows up in a cameo, looking quite different than the way he typically does. The film was co-directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, based on a script they wrote with David Sterling (Girls). Lizzy Caplan co-
- Ryan Gajewski
The Interview Red Band Trailer. Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen‘s The Interview (2014) red band movie trailer stars James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, and Diana Bang. The Interview‘s plot synopsis: “In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the [...]
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- Rollo Tomasi
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