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Attention, Filmmakers: Oxford Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

31 July 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: James Franco's 'The Sound and the Fury' Clip Features Award-Worthy Scott Haze The Oxford Film Festival, which takes place in Oxford, Mississippi, is accepting entries for next year's festival in all programming categories, including music videos, documentaries and more. The festival, which typically takes place after the Sundance Film Festival, has hosted regional premieres of films like James Franco's "The Sound and the Fury" and Chad Hartigan's "This is Martin Bonner." All submissions will be accepted at Film Freeway until November 15, but you can save money by submitting sooner.  The festival will be run by newly-appointed Executive Director Melanie Addington, who will work alongside Mark Rabinowitz and Kim Voynar as head programmers. Mary Margaret Andrews, Courtney Hall, Newt Rayburn, Deborah Barker, Maggie Woodward, Michelle Emanuel and Brooke White will also make up the 2016 programming team. The 2016 Oxford Film Festival »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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Coach Taylor Is Back! . . . Reminding You to "Turn Your Goddamn Cell Phones Off"

31 July 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You may have thought you'd never see Kyle Chandler don Coach Taylor's blue uniform again, but you would be wrong. The Friday Night Lights actor reprised his iconic role for Alamo Drafthouse, and we're one "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" away from completely losing it. Trust us, this is so much better than the time James Franco told you not to talk during Spring Breakers. Watch, enjoy, sob later in the bath. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Watch: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are Uncensored, Hilarious and 'Difficult People' in Hulu Series' First Trailer

31 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu is getting ready to roll out some high profile new shows, including Jason Katims' "The Way" (starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), Jason Reitman's "Casual" (with Eliza Coupe and Francis Conroy), and the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams/James Franco collaboration "11/22/63." But before those original series attempt to rebrand the streaming service by offering up big name talent, two smaller names have an under-the-radar offering that looks to be just as much of a "must watch" as these heavy-hitting dramas.  Read More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Got Plans For a Darker, Weirder Season 3 Billy Eichner (who most people know as Craig from "Parks and Recreation" or the loud man who roams the boulevards of New York in "Billy on the Street") and Julie Klausner (most recently seen as Donna on the now-canceled Fox series "Mulaney" but better known as the host of her podcast, »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are Uncensored, Hilarious and 'Difficult People' in Hulu Series' First Trailer

31 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hulu is getting ready to roll out some high profile new shows, including Jason Katims' "The Way" (starring Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan), Jason Reitman's "Casual" (with Eliza Coupe and Francis Conroy), and the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams/James Franco collaboration "11/22/63." But before those original series attempt to rebrand the streaming service by offering up big name talent, two smaller names have an under-the-radar offering that looks to be just as much of a "must watch" as these heavy-hitting dramas.  Read More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Got Plans For a Darker, Weirder Season 3 Billy Eichner (who most people know as Craig from "Parks and Recreation" or the loud man who roams the boulevards of New York in "Billy on the Street") and Julie Klausner (most recently seen as Donna on the now-canceled Fox series "Mulaney" but better known as the host of her podcast, »

- Ben Travers

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See Stephen King, James Franco in First '11/22/63' Set Photo

31 July 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Casting was still underway earlier this week for Hulu's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "11/22/63," but production has already kicked off on the miniseries.

King posted the first photo from the set a few days ago, posing with star James Franco, who plays lead Jake Epping, alongside J.J. Abrams, who's producing the show under his Bad Robot banner. "11/22/63" centers around high school teacher Epping traveling back in time to try to prevent President John F. Kennedy's assassination on the titular date.

Me, along with a couple of friends--James Franco and Jj Abrams--on the set of 11/22/63. Everything looks cool. pic.twitter.com/ds0A48WNwf

- Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 29, 2015

"Everything looks cool," King wrote on Twitter alongside the photo, and we're excited by the author's assessment. When a follower inquired when the series would debut -- there's no firm release date yet -- King said that was to be determined, »

- Katie Roberts

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TV on Tap: Josh Duhamel Will Time Travel With James Franco On Hulu, “The Daily Show” Isn’t Losing More Correspondents And “The Muppets” Promise Full Frontal Nudity

28 July 2015 5:38 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Plus, Nathaniel Buzolic will return for a flashback-heavy season Of "The Originals," "Face Off" returns for its ninth season with an out man and Ed Sheeran joins FX's "Bastard Executioner"

The post TV on Tap: Josh Duhamel Will Time Travel With James Franco On Hulu, “The Daily Show” Isn’t Losing More Correspondents And “The Muppets” Promise Full Frontal Nudity appeared first on thebacklot.com. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Josh Duhamel Books Role on Hulu's '11/22/63'

27 July 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The upcoming Hulu miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's "11/22/63" has added yet another big name to its already-sprawling cast, with actor Josh Duhamel joining the ensemble.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Duhamel will have a regular role on the series, which stars James Franco as English teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the titular date. According to THR, Duhamel's character is an antagonist for Epping:

Duhamel will play Frank Dunning, the father of Jake's student Harry Dunning (played by youngster Jack Fulton and Leon Rippy), in 1960s Kentucky. Frank is the rakish town butcher, a ladies' man with an effortless smile that everyone welcomes -- except Jake, the only man who knows the full violence of which Frank is capable.

The rest of the impressive cast includes Daniel Webber (who's playing assassin Lee Harvey Oswald), Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, »

- Katie Roberts

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Eminem's Caitlyn Jenner verse is just another brick in the wall

26 July 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Eminem stopped by radio show Sway In the Morning for an interview this past week, on his road to promoting his work and curation of the "Southpaw" soundtrack, and to lay down some freestyle. “I see the b*tch in you Caitlyn / I keep the pistol tucked like Bruce Jenner’s d*ck / No disrespect, though / Not at all / No pun intended / That took a lot of balls,” he rapped on-beat. Eminem is no stranger to shock, as it's part of his original brand. As he's added celebrities to his sites, has earned a particular bit of publicity mileage from lyrics depicting violence against women, the use of Lgbt slurs, and calling women "men" and vice versa ("Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office / she’s still a male lady”) in his music. Taking a dig at one of the best-known trans women in American pop culture, »

- Katie Hasty

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Benicio del Toro, 'Star Wars' villain?

24 July 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Leading this week's edition of 10 Stories You Might have missed: Benicio del Toro is eyed for a baddie role in a galaxy far, far away... Angelina Jolie may have a new gig lined up, and it may be at Netflix... Will Lebron James be the face of... "Space Jam 2?" Billy Bob Thornton signs on to his first TV role since "Fargo"... Prince reveals a new, socially-conscious lyric video... James Franco has a book project with Lana Del Rey, we guess... And more! »

- Katie Hasty

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James Franco Co-Writes Book About Lana Del Rey With Best-Selling Author

23 July 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Franco: actor, academic and author. After writing an ode to his good friend and muse, Lana Del Rey, earlier this year for V Magazine, the 127 Hours star, 37, decided he wanted more for himself and his pal. Perhaps in a bit of foreshadowing, Franco ended that piece by writing, "I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, 'Just write around me; it's better if it's not my own words. It's almost better if you don't get me exactly, but try.'" Fast-forward and bam, Franco is co-writing Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey with David Shields. The 100-page book will be released March 15, 2016, via Penguin Random House. Although he first agreed »

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Nerd Alert: Pixels Hate, James Franco Is Jon Snow and More

23 July 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Thursday? Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets an inevitable mashup with The Social Network, one fangirl makes the case for too many Marvel movies and James Franco does his best Jon Snow impersonation (no, he doesn't die). If that wasn't enough, we have a memorable Star Wars mashup with the iconic Western The Good the Bad and the Ugly and yet another Super Mario Bros. take-down. But first, we share with you some true Pixels hate. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

A Brutal Video Review of Pixels *Nsfw Language*

Sony Pictures' Pixels hits theaters for preview screenings tonight, but for those who rely on reviews from critics, »

- MovieWeb

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James Franco Co-Writes Lana Del Rey Book

23 July 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Franco’s latest muse is none other than “Young and Beautiful” singer Lana Del Rey. The jack of all trades has helped pen a 100-page book entitled “Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey.” In January, Franco wrote a tribute to Del Rey for V Magazine in which he said: “I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, ‘Just write around me; it’s better if it’s not my own words. It’s almost better if you don’t get me exactly, but try.'” The actor-writer-director enlisted the help of New York »

- Kathy Zerbib

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James Franco’s Infatuation With Lana Del Rey Has Reached Its Scrapbook Phase

23 July 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

James Franco has been obsessed with Lana Del Rey for a while, and now his fascination has been taken to its logical conclusion: He's writing a book about her! Maybe also with her; it's hard to tell. The book's called Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey, and it seems like a lengthier version of Franco's V magazine tribute from earlier this year. There, Franco revealed the singer refused to be interviewed for a book, telling him, "Just write around me; It's better if it's not my own words. It’s almost better if you don't get me exactly, but try." So either she changed her mind, or these will be entirely imaginary conversations, or truth is an illusion and only performance is real. »

- Nate Jones

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James Franco pens book about Lana Del Rey

23 July 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

James Franco has written a book about Lana Del Rey. The 37-year-old actor has co-authored a 100-page tome with writer David Shields called 'Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey'. It will be released in March 2016 and James previously revealed Lana, 30, didn't want to sit down for an interview with him, even though the pair are close friends. He said: ''I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, 'Just write around me, it's better if it's not my own words. It's almost better if you don't get me exactly, but try.' '' James has also spoken in the past of how ''enamoured'' he is with the singer. He said: ''There's a weird thing with creative types. Sometimes I love a person's work and, like, I'm just so enamoured with that and their persona in their work. But outside of that, it's like, »

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Seth Rogen Is Throwing James Franco a Bar Mitzvah (With a Bris and All!)

22 July 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

At the ripe old age of 37, James Franco is getting his very own bar mitzvah! Franco will become a man (in the Jewish sense that is) on Oct. 17 when his Bff Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen through him an honorary bar mitzvah at their annual Hilarity for Charity variety show in Hollywood. "Ever since I've known James, he's been talking about wanting a bar mitzvah," Rogen said in a statement today. "We're excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer's and towards research that will lead to a cure. And in celebration we'll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event." For those of »

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Watch Out, Kit Harington! Does James Franco Want to Play Jon Snow on Game of Thrones?

22 July 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jon Snow lives! Sort of. James Franco doesn't care about any of those pesky "Jon Snow is dead" rumors, even though the cast seems pretty intent on selling us that garbage, because he's clearly gunning to take over the fan-favorite Game of Thrones role himself. Um, Kit Harington, you better watch your back before you're out of a job! Don't believe us? Check out the new season two promo image for Franco's AOL web series, Making a Scene With James Franco. Not only is Franco sporting that luxurious Jon Snow mane, he's also taking the Iron Throne for himself! Okay, we know that Harington is the only guy for the role, but can you just imagine what Game of Thrones would »

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Hear Legendary Actor Robert Duvall Sing Western Classic 'Cheyenne'

22 July 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Robert Duvall has a few inviolable rules when he's making a movie: If there's a horse to be ridden, he will ride it; if there is a dance to be danced, he will dance it, and if there is a song to be sung, he will sing it.

"Those three things I am going to do myself without a double, unless it's a dangerous stunt," the legendary actor tells Rolling Stone Country.

So when the script for his new film, Wild Horses, called for him to sing the western standard, »

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Seth Rogen throwing Bar Mitzvah for James Franco

22 July 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Seth Rogen is throwing James Franco a Bar Mitzvah. The 33-year-old actor has revealed he is throwing the special ceremony for his 'The Interview' co-star, whose mother is Jewish, at his fourth annual variety show in Los Angeles on October 17, 2015 to help raise funds for he and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen's organisation Hilarity for Charity. In a statement, the comedian said: ''Ever since I've known James, he's been talking about wanting a Bar Mitzvah. ''We're excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer's and towards research that will lead to a cure. And in celebration we'll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event.'' Last year's prom-themed show featured appearances from Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sarah Silverman, and raised $1 million for the charity, which »

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Second Opinion – True Story (2015)

22 July 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

True Story, 2015.

Directed by Rupert Goold.

Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones and Ethan Suplee.

Synopsis:

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.

In his feature film debut, Rupert Goold has chosen to tackle the story of Christian Longo, a man convicted of killing his entire family in December 2001. His taught thriller True Story depicts his relationship with disgraced journalist Mike Finkel. The subject matter is dark and heavy and Goold has created an intense cat and mouse thriller.

In his third “serious” role, Jonah Hill plays Mike Finkel. A character that whilst interesting is almost impossible to route for as he ignores his partner, takes liberties with the truth and gets taken easily under Longo’s spell. Whilst Hill provides a good performance, his casting feels slightly »

- Helen Murdoch

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Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity Will Throw a Bar Mitzvah for James Franco (Exclusive)

21 July 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

He may not know the Torah, but James Franco is getting a bar mitzvah, courtesy of Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen at Hilarity for Charity’s Variety show Oct. 17 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, set up Hilarity for Charity to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and inspire change among the millennial generation after her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at age 55. Tickets go on sale for the fourth annual show Aug. 11.

“Ever since I’ve known James, he’s been talking about wanting a bar mitzvah,” Seth Rogen said in a statement.  “We’re excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer’s and towards research that will lead to a cure. And in celebration we’ll also have a mohel and a live »

- Shalini Dore

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