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12 Times You Wanted to Be in a Throuple With Dave Franco and Alison Brie

17 March 2017 4:05 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

It's widely accepted that a sense of humor is the most attractive thing about a person, so Dave Franco and Alison Brie must be extremely attracted to each other. The two hilarious (and, incidentally, very good-looking) actors got married recently after getting engaged in 2015. This truly seems like a Hollywood match made in heaven: Alison has been cracking us up since Community, and Dave has been our low-key funny-guy crush since a bit part in Superbad turned into bigger roles in the Neighbors movies and more. Every time we see these two out together, they seem like they're having so much fun - and are super in love. Here are a handful of the cutest pictures of Dave and Alison that would make you hate them if you didn't love them so much. Related:2017 Is Off to a Great Start For These Engaged Celebrity Couples »

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SxSw 2017: The Disaster Artist Review

14 March 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Nathan McVay

There are many ways to define bad. A modest dictionary would define bad as: “of poor quality or a low standard.” Other words you could use to define bad would be ‘terrible’, ‘inadequate’, ‘horrible’ and more. But is it possible that something so universally regarded as the worst movie of all time could actually be truly great and historically significant? James Franco aims to answer this question with his surprisingly outstanding film The Disaster Artist.

The film is an adaptation of the book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room. The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell. The bestselling memoir was a first hand account of the making of The Room, the film that is most widely regarded as the worst movie ever made.

The Room was released in 2003 and was written, produced, and directed by one of the most mysterious, »

- Nathan McVay

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Dave Franco Marries ‘Community’ Star Alison Brie

14 March 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Community star Alison Brie is officially married to Dave Franco, brother of actor James Franco. The pair, who have kept their private lives relatively low-key, started dating over three years ago, in 2012. They announced their engagement in August 2015 on the red carpet of Brie’s movie Sleeping With Other People. Alison Brie Marries Dave Franco After Years […]

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“The Disaster Artist” blows away SXSW

14 March 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Almost like a surprise birthday present yesterday, ecstatic reviews came pouring in from South by Southwest (or SXSW) about a film that perhaps is the one I truly most want to see this year. It’s The Disaster Artist, an adaptation of the book of the same name, about the making of legendarily bad film The Room. Treated to a work in progress screening at the festival, it blew the lid off of the place. Stealing buzz away from Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, which festival goers also loved, this is the surprise hit so far of the fest. Even more so, there’s an outside chance that this could even be the kind of thing that the Academy takes notice of. This movie is a look at how an unlikely friendship bloomed between struggling actors Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) and Tommy Wiseau (James Franco). Their chance meeting in an »

- Joey Magidson

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The Disaster Artist Review [SXSW 2017]

14 March 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Room – a genre-jumping fluke that God himself couldn’t predict – may relinquish its midnight-movie throne once The Disaster Artist dumbfounds unprepared audiences. James Franco chronicles Tommy Wiseau’s indescribable rise in this hilarious tell-all, adapted from Greg Sestero’s bestselling biography of the same name. Bottomless bank accounts, limp-wristed football tosses, an accent without definition – The Disaster Artist tells a story too ridiculous for sanity. But that’s probably why you’ll lose your mind from laughing so damn hard.

The Disaster Artist begins with a talking head segment that praises The Room (Kevin Smith/J.J. Abrams, Adam Scott), anointing its decade-defying relevance as nothing short of deserved. We then meet Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) in a San Francisco acting class, alongside fellow student Greg Sestero (Dave Franco). They strike an immediate friendship, feeding off one another’s energy. Sestero envies Wiseau and his free-spirited abandon, while Wiseau just wants a friend. »

- Matt Donato

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Dave Franco and Alison Brie Are Married!

13 March 2017 6:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Congrats are in order for newlyweds Dave Franco and Alison Brie!

Brie’s reps confirmed to Et on Monday that the cute couple have tied the knot.

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The pair kept things very hush-hush, and no additional details are available at this time. However, when Et spoke to Franco last June while he was promoting Now You See Me 2, the 31-year-old actor admitted that the couple would likely be eschewing many wedding day traditions.

"I don't know if I'm gonna have a best man," he admitted, when asked if either of his older brothers, James and Tom, would stand up for him on the big day. "I feel like when we do eventually get married, we're not gonna do a lot of the traditions and we're just gonna make it easy and who knows?"

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Dave Franco And Alison Brie Are Married

13 March 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Congratulations are due to Dave Franco and Alison Brie, who are now husband and wife. People reports that reps for the “Community”/”Mad Men” star and the “Neighbors” actor confirm that they have tied the knot after three years of dating, and six years after they met at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans back in 2011. The […] »

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Dave Franco and Alison Brie Are Married

13 March 2017 5:31 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Dave Franco and Alison Brie are officially husband and wife. While it's unclear when the duo tied the knot, their reps confirmed the news exclusively to People on Monday. The couple first met at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans back in 2011, and they got engaged four years later. Alison's engagement ring is a one-of-a-kind rose gold sparkler featuring a rose-cut diamond and diamond pave from designer Irene Neuwirth. Congrats to the newlyweds! »

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Alison Brie and Dave Franco Are Married

13 March 2017 5:16 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Love is in the Hollywood air. Dave Franco and Alison Brie managed to pull off what so many celebrities can't accomplish: They got married in private. A rep for the Hollywood actress confirmed the marriage news to E! News Monday evening. No other details were provided including the date of the wedding. Back in January, E! News headed to the Sundance Film Festival and chatted with the couple about wedding planning before the premiere of their new comedy The Little Hours. When our very own Marc Malkin asked about James Franco's late-night confession that the wedding would be happening "early this year," Dave sounded off with his signature humor. "He »

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Dave Franco and Alison Brie Are Married!

13 March 2017 4:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Dave Franco and Alison Brie have officially tied the knot.

Reps for the actors confirm exclusively to People that the couple is now married.

Franco, 31, and Brie, 34, — who met at the 2011 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans — announced their engagement in August 2015 after more than three years of dating.

People exclusively confirmed that the actress’ one-of-a-kind engagement ring was the work of Southern California jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth. It’s a rose gold sparkler set with a rose-cut diamond and a diamond pave.

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“I’m not very bridal, instinctually,” Brie, »

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Watch Seth Rogen Hilariously Explain the Bonkers Way James Franco Directed 'The Disaster Artist'

13 March 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

From Daniel Day-Lewis remaining in character at all times while making his movies, to the wild stories that came from the set of Suicide Squad describing what it was like when Jared Leto remained in character as the Joker on and off the set, there are times when some actors decide to take their performances to the next bizarre level and go full method. Now we can add a new bonkers story to Hollywood lore: James Franco directing The Disaster Artist while in character as The Room director and star, Tommy Wiseau. The upcoming film, which stars Franco and his brother Dave Franco, as well as Seth Rogen and countless other familiar names (some of whom show up ever so briefly), is adapted from the book of the same name and essentially plays like a love letter to cult hit The Room...

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Is James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Already an Oscar Contender?

13 March 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The SXSW Film Festival continues to grow in scope, as a launching pad for broad studio comedies and blockbusters — see “Bridesmaids,” “Neighbors,” and “Trainwreck” — but it’s never unveiled a major Oscar contender before. That might have changed on Sunday night, with the “work-in-progress” premiere of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist.”

On paper, the movie should be a niche story — a comedy about the making of what’s widely regarded as the worst movie of all time, the 2003 cult indie “The Room,” starring an outsider named Tommy Wiseau, who financed the project and directed it, too. But to say the Austin crowd was ecstatic at the premiere is an understatement. I don’t think I’ve ever heard such thunderous rolls of laughter at the Paramount Theatre, thanks to a tour-de-force (and career-best) performance by Franco, who also (how method!) directed the upcoming Warner Bros. release.


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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

13 March 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like such kindred spirits in quantity over quality as Tyler Perry and Joe Swanberg, James Franco has made a crapload of movies. Sooner or later, he was bound to deliver a good one. But who would have thought his adaptation of Greg Sestero’s “The Disaster Artist,” an outrageous blow-by-blow account of the actor-turned-author’s friendship with the aggressively untalented and infinitely enigmatic creator of one of the worst movies of this century — “The Room” writer-director-star Tommy Wiseau — would turn out to be the best and most professional entry on his own résumé?

That’s a claim not without caveats, mind you. The version that world premiered at the South by Southwest film festival was presented as a “work in progress” — where it killed to a room full of “The Room” obsessives, many of whom stuck around for a midnight screening of Wiseau’s disasterpiece. And even though IMDb lists »

- Peter Debruge

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James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Is the Biggest Sales Title at SXSW, If the Studio Decides to Sell

13 March 2017 6:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Compared to Sundance and Cannes, the SXSW Film Festival is not typically viewed as a major sales market. That wasn’t the case on the third night of the 2017 edition, when multiple buyers surfaced at the rapturous first screening of the James Franco-directed “The Disaster Artist” at Austin’s Paramount Theatre, even though the movie was produced by Warner Bros. and New Line.

Billing it as a “work-in-progress” screening rather than a world premiere, the studio has reportedly struggled to figure out how they might market the film. Its confusion is understandable: Warners topped the box office this weekend with “Kong: Skull Island,” and “The Disaster Artist” is a biopic starring Franco as Tommy Wiseau, the Ed Wood-like director of the craptastic midnight movie phenomenon “The Room.”

Read More: ‘The Disaster Artist’ Review: James Franco is Very Good as a Bad Actor in His Loving Tribute to ‘The Room’ — SXSW 2017

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‘The Disaster Artist’ Review: James Franco is Very Good as a Bad Actor in His Loving Tribute to ‘The Room’ — SXSW 2017

13 March 2017 1:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Room” is a bad movie that people love to mock. “The Disaster Artist” is a good movie about the making of that bad movie, which is a lot harder to pull off. While director and star James Franco’s behind-the-scenes recreation of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero’s cult classic carries a lingering sense of “having their cake and eating it, too,” the film is less focused on mocking the failures of its source material. From laugh to laugh — and there are many — you might question the target of the jones, but that’s often because “The Disaster Artist” rarely works on one level: There’s meta humor, self-referential gags, and human reverence paid to the earnest pursuit of a Hollywood dream.

Such are the layered joys of this exuberant  — if surprisingly conventional — buddy comedy about the making of the worst movie of all time.

Compared to “The Room, »

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The Disaster Artist image reveals James Franco’s Tommy Wiseau

14 February 2017 1:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

New Line Cinema has revealed an image from this year’s upcoming The Disaster Artist, an adaptation of the novel of the same name detailing the troubled production of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, which often gets labelled as the worst movie ever made. The image gives us a first look at James Franco as the titular disaster artist Wiseau, along with his brother Dave Franco, who is playing Greg Sestero, a real-life friend of Wiseau who played Mark in The Room.

The Disaster Artist is set to have its world premiere at the SXSW film festival next month. The star-studded cast of the film also includes Seth Rogen (The Night Before), Zac Efron (Neighbors), Kate Upton (The Other Woman), Ari Graynor (The Sopranos), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Andrew Santino (Sin City Saints), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), and a cameo from Tommy Wiseau himself. »

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James Franco Is The Disaster Artist In New Photo For Upcoming Drama

13 February 2017 1:35 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Often referred to as the “Citizen Kane of bad movies,” Tommy Wiseau’s The Room wrote its name in cinema’s history books for all the wrong reasons back in 2003. A spluttering mess of plot holes and cringe-worthy dialogue, Wiseau’s self-confessed passion project – one which he wrote, directed and starred in – has since gone on to become something of a cult classic, and soon James Franco and Co. will introduce moviegoers to the story behind the so-called misguided masterpiece.

Its title? The Disaster Artist, a big-screen rendition of Greg Sestero’s novel of the same name. Those already familiar with Sestero’s source material will know all too well that the author pulls no punches in his autopsy of The Room, which is hardly surprising given he co-starred in the cult original as conflicted best friend Mark. Fast forward to 2017 and it is Dave Franco that will be playing the part of Mark, »

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Lego Batman Is The Hero Hollywood Needs Right Now

11 February 2017 8:44 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Henry Bevan on why Lego Batman is the hero Hollywood needs right now…

The Joker is Batman’s greatest enemy, and he has been almost since the start. Batman may have the best roster of rogues (rivalled only by Spider-Man), but nothing gets Bat-fans excited more than a tussle with the Clown Prince of Crime. A mere whisper of his presence, like the ending of Batman Begins, is enough to whip up a frenzy. Chris McKay and the folks over at Warner Bros. Animation understand this. They also understand how ridiculous the Batman mythology is. This is, after all, a man dressed as a bat fighting a man dressed as a clown.

In The Lego Batman Movie, Batman and the Joker are jilted lovers (“I like to fight around”). The Joker, voiced by Zack Galifianakis, only wants Batman’s (Will Arnett) attention. It is a spot-on interpretation that encapsulates and laughs at their relationship. »

- Henry Bevan

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Lego Ninjago Movie and Snatched trailers, plus Lego Batman Movie clips and more make our weekly round-up

10 February 2017 2:48 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Lego Ninjago Movie and Snatched trailers, plus Lego Batman Movie clips and more make our weekly round-upLego Ninjago Movie and Snatched trailers, plus Lego Batman Movie clips and more make our weekly round-upGarrett McCormick2/10/2017 5:48:00 Pm

Check out our weekly round-up featuring this week's most buzz-worthy movie news! Fist Fight

Ice Cube is ready to pound Charlie Day into the ground in the upcoming film Fist Fight!

After Mr. Andy Campbell (Day) accidentally gets a fellow teacher Mr. Ron Strickland (Ice Cube) fired from his teaching job, Strickland invites Campbell to participate in a brawl against him after school. Being a short, scrawny and timid little man, Andy tries to wiggle his way out of it before he gets himself clobbered. If only school was this fun back when we attended!

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- Garrett McCormick

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New Look: James Franco As ‘The Room’ Director Tommy Wiseau In ‘The Disaster Artist’

10 February 2017 12:08 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The James Franco train is rolling hard at the moment — he’s got both “In Dubious Battle” and “The Institute” coming to cinemas in the next couple of months — but every once in a while, his moviemaking machine turns up a possible gem, and we’ve got hope for “The Disaster Artist.” Why? Because the film finds Franco playing Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric director of cult favorite “The Room.”

Read More: Watch: Step Into ‘The Room’ Director Tommy Wiseau’s World With Trailer For Documentary ‘Room Full Of Spoons’

Joined by Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, and Alison Brie, the film will detail all the shenanigans that went into making one of the best worst movies in recent memory.

Continue reading New Look: James Franco As ‘The Room’ Director Tommy Wiseau In ‘The Disaster Artist’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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