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'True Story' Blu-ray Clip Starring Jonah Hill | Exclusive

14 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) gets a surprising phone call from the man who has been using his identity in our exclusive clip from True Story, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD today from Fox Home Entertainment. As the title suggests, this drama is based on a True Story, with Jonah Hill portraying a disgraced journalist who lands the story of a lifetime, at a time when no newspaper in the country will hire him. Felicity Jones is also featured in this scene as Finkel's girlfriend, Jillian Barker.

Academy Award Nominees James Franco and Jonah Hill star in this mesmerizing thriller from co-writer and director Rupert Goold, based on a chilling real-life story. After journalist Michael Finkel is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo (James Franco) has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. »

- MovieWeb

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'Insurgent', 'Far from the Madding Crowd', 'Night and the City' and More This Week on DVD & Blu-ray

21 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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First off, I want to apologize for this column's absence this past couple of weeks. When It Follows and Ex Machina arrived on Blu-ray back on July 14 I honestly completely spaced and forgot all about this column, which is a shame considering those are two of my top three movies of 2015 so far. That said, if you weren't aware they were released you can click on either title and purchase them now. Otherwise, here are this week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases along with a boatload of new release dates including Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Duke of Burgundy (another one of this year's best films), Mad Max: Fury Road (probably my favorite film of 2015 so far) and Furious 7.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Not a good movie and I'm pretty sure everyone knows it, though they may say something different so »

- Brad Brevet

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‘House of Cards’ Star Rachel Brosnahan Joins James Franco in ‘The Fixer’

3 August 2015 3:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After receiving an Emmy nomination for her work on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” Rachel Brosnahan has found her next big role opposite James Franco and Melissa Leo in “The Fixer,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Ian Olds will direct and co-write the script with Paul Felten.

The story follows a young Afghan journalist exiled from his war-torn country to a small bohemian community in Northern California. When he attempts to turn his menial job on the local police blotter into “Afghan-style” coverage of local crime he gets drawn into the backwoods of this small town — a shadow Northern California where sex is casual, true friendship is hard to come by, and an unfamiliar form of violence burbles up all around him.

Caroline von Kuhn, Lily Whitsitt and Adeel Ahmed will produce the film.

Brosnahan can next be seen in season two of Wgn’s “Manhattan,” and “Louder Than Bombs” which »

- Justin Kroll

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Robert Pattinson Follows Harmony Korine to Miami for Revenge Thriller 'The Trap'

3 August 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Harmony Korine was eager to share details of his new film, Miami-set gang thriller "The Trap," in an illuminating interview with Marc Maron. The daffy cult director also went to Florida for his last film, 2012's "Spring Breakers." That film starred James Franco in the career-defying (and perhaps defining) role of a drug and arms dealer with custom grillz. In "The Trap," Korine appears to be breaking down yet another American icon, Robert Pattinson (who is British, but cut his teeth in American roles), as the member of a crew of vengeful ex-cons led by Benicio del Toro. They're targeting a gangster rapper, played by Idris Elba. Read More: Harmony Korine Recalls Watching His First Student Film in Exclusive Excerpt From 'Harmony Korine: Interviews' In the chat, Korine promises "a complete sensory bombardment" and a "super propulsive, pretty highly violent revenge movie." Right now "The Trap" is dated for 2017 release. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Harmony Korine Says 'The Trap' With Robert Pattinson Is A “Super Propulsive, Pretty Highly Violent Revenge Movie”

3 August 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Harmony Korine gives good interview. Particularly in his early days as an enfant terrible, you had no idea whether what he would say was on the level or a spur of the moment, madcap declaration. As he's gotten older, he's mellowed on trying to mess with interviewers, yet his films remain just as singular. His next is "The Trap," set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, and it looks like "Spring Breakers" was just an appetizer for what's to come, as he revealed in a lengthy, terrific talk with Marc Maron. It's “a complete sensory bombardment,” he said about the movie, which is about a gangster rapper (played by Idris Elba) who becomes the target of revenge by an ex-con recently released from fourteen years in prison (Benicio Del Toro), with Robert Pattinson as part of the latter's crew and Al Pacino as a parole officer. Korine confirmed »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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What's New in Blu-ray and DVD releases this month? (August 2015)

3 August 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This month on Blu-ray and DVD, the Divergent series continues with Insurgent, Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara go on a Hot Pursuit, Marion Cotillard gives an Oscar-nominated turn in Two Days, One Night, Edward Snowden is the focus of doc Citizenfour, James Franco and Jonah Hill tell a True Story, Tom Hardy searches for Child 44, Walt Disney.s Short Films Collection hits shelves, zombies continue to run amuck... Read More »

- Mathew Plale

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: August 3 - 9

3 August 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

The final chapter of Bilbo Baggins' "Hobbit" adventure is airing August 8 on HBO as part of its Saturday Night Movies. It'll be on HBO Now, the network's standalone streaming service, on the same day. So if you don't already have HBO as part of your cable package but want to watch the TV shows ("Game of Thrones," "True Detective," etc.) and movies, you can just order HBO Now to stream the content.

"Difficult People"

Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner star in this new Hulu Original series, which premieres August 5. Julie and Billy play more annoying and less successful versions of themselves -- aspiring comics living, working and struggling in NYC »

- Gina Carbone

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Trailer For The Little Prince Flies Online

2 August 2015 5:39 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

First published in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's much-loved children's tale Le Petit Prince has been adapted several times: including as a live-action version in 1974 and a recent French TV cartoon series. Now here's the trailer for the latest iteration, with Kung Fu Panda's Mark Osborne directing, and Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Mackenzie Foy, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks and Paul Giamatti leading the voice cast.Saint-Exupéry's plot sees a pilot crashing in the Sahara desert and meeting a young boy who claims to be a prince fallen to Earth from an asteroid. The Prince regales the Pilot with tales of other asteroids, narrow-minded adults, a fox, a rose and more.As you'll have seen, the trailer reveals another layer to that narrative in Osborne's version, with the Pilot recounting his strange tale to an audience of one: a young girl with a high-achieving mother. »

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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, »

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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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