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18 items from 2014


Full Trailer for James Franco's Child Of God

27 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A full trailer has been released for the James Franco-directed thriller Child of God. This is going to be a harsh, dramatic film. The story follows "a dispossessed, violent man whose life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation."

The movie is an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel, and it stars Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Jeremy Ambler, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Brian Lally, Nina Ljeti, Terrance Huff, Elena McGhee, and Nathan Mohebbi.

Child of God will get a limited released starting on August 1st.

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- Joey Paur

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'Child of God' Trailer from Director James Franco

26 June 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Although he is still much better known as an actor, James Franco continues to rack up more credits as a director, including recent indie offerings such as Sal, Interior. Leather Bar. and As I Lay Dying. The actor/filmmaker returns with the first trailer for his latest offering, Child of God, which he co-stars in, directs and produces, along with co-writing the screenplay adaptation, based on Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel.

Scott Haze stars as Lester Ballard, a maniacal loner who slips into a downward spiral of violence and disorder. Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack and James Franco's co-writer Vince Jolivette co-star in this upcoming indie thriller, arriving in theaters August 1.

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Child of God’ Review

3 May 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Scott Haze, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Jeremy Ambler, Nina Ljeti, Brian Lally, Ciera Parrack, Boyd Smith, Wade Williams  | Written by James Franco, Vince Jolivette | Directed by James Franco

I first read Child of God by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, The Road) at the end of the nineties and was blown away by it. Since then it has become one of my favourite novels and one that I’ve re-read a dozen times or more. When I heard that James Franco (Pineapple Express) was directing a feature adaptation of the novel I was concerned, excited and concerned some more. Franco, someone I had seen nothing by in terms of directing, seemed like an odd director and it worried me that a story of such darkness wouldn’t be given the proper respect.

Fast-forward to this week and the DVD release »

- Chris Cummings

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‘Child of God’ DVD Review

28 April 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Scott Haze, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Jeremy Ambler, Nina Ljeti, Brian Lally, Ciera Parrack, Boyd Smith, Wade Williams  | Written by James Franco, Vince Jolivette | Directed by James Franco

Do not mistake Child of God for being a film on a religious topic. It follows Lester Ballard (Scott Haze) who, after a rough childhood, now lives on his own in the forest after being rejected by society. Living by his own rules, Lester is almost feral, his crimes slowly getting worse and more depraved  as the film progresses and we follow his life as a man outside of society, and out on his own,

Having never read the book of the same name, written by Cormac McCarthy, I cannot say how closely the film stays true to it. So let’s just say that there is a book and you can check it out if you want. »

- Richard Axtell

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‘Maladies’ the new entry in James Franco’s inexplicable filmography

27 March 2014 9:44 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Maladies

Written and directed by Carter

USA, 2012

Somehow, the most inexplicable thing about Maladies is that it’s being released around the United States for release; considering the film’s deliberately experimental and impenetrable quality, this is no easy feat to achieve. But the overriding question upon watching Maladies is as follows: who is this movie for? Its star, James Franco, has become as well-known for his avant-garde work in cinema and modern art as well as he’s known for being a James Dean lookalike in the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks or for his work in Apatow-era mainstream comedies like Pineapple Express. So Maladies may be something he just wanted to do for kicks, but it’s hard to imagine this film raising any level of interest from all but the most dedicated of completists.

In Maladies, Franco stars as James, an actor of some renown and »

- Josh Spiegel

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How Does James Franco Do It All? A Costar Explains

25 March 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

How does he do it? That's the question we've posed to actress Fallon Goodson, whose work opposite James in the movie Maladies is being called a breakout performance. We spoke to Fallon about making the film, which is out in limited release and on demand now, and developing a great working relationship with one of Hollywood's busiest actors. On Allie: Benson top, Richard Chai skirt »

- Allie Merriam

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How Does James Franco Do It All? A Costar Explains

25 March 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

How does he do it? That's the question we've posed to actress Fallon Goodson, whose work opposite James in the movie Maladies is being called a breakout performance. We spoke to Fallon about making the film, which is out in limited release and on demand now, and developing a great working relationship with one of Hollywood's busiest actors. On Allie: Benson top, Richard Chai skirt »

- Allie Merriam

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Maladies | Review

21 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Crazy, Stupid, Art: Carter’s Directorial Debut Less than the Sum of its Parts

Multimedia artist Carter makes his directorial debut with Maladies, an intriguing sounding project that stars James Franco, who collaborated with Carter back in 2008 on an experimental project called Erased James Franco, which, over the course of an hour, sees the actor re-enact scenes from his own filmography as well as a reinterpretation of Julianne Moore’s performance from the Todd Haynes film, Safe (1995). If you think that sounds lofty and ambiguous, then the meta-context attempted in their latest effort feels nearly mainstream in comparison (though, to be clear, sometimes reinterpretation is a euphemism for remake). Borrowing details from the similar events in Franco’s own life as it slips unexplainably between eras and anachronisms, a certain mystique fools us into thinking there’s something of actual substance going on under the vague veneer of mental illness »

- Nicholas Bell

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Maladies – The Review

19 March 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Perhaps Natasha Leggero said it best on Comedy Central’s Roast, when attempting to explain James Franco’s choice in artistic endeavors…

First I was wondering why James Franco would do this roast, and then I saw Spring Breakers and I was like, “Oh! He’ll do anything!”

Being fully aware I was choosing to watch a film starring James Franco, I was entirely unprepared for what I was getting into, which is a conundrum commonly associated with watching anything starring James Franco.

Maladies is written and directed by multimedia artist Carter. This is Carter’s first feature-length film. Combining the quirkiness of Spike Jonze — but more mellow — and complex philosophical musings like those of Charlie Kaufman — but less dizzying — Maladies manages first to catch me off guard, then just as my interest slowly begins to dwindle I am captured in a random moment of realization that I am enjoying the film. »

- Travis Keune

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James Franco Searching For Creative Side in Maladies Film Release

9 March 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

James Franco is exploring his creative side in the upcoming film ‘Maladies,’ which is set to be released in select theaters and On Demand this month. The drama will begin its theatrical release in Los Angeles on March 21, with its iTunes and VOD release to follow on March 25. ‘Maladies’ was written and directed by the internationally acclaimed multimedia artist, Carter. Besides Franco, the film also stars Fallon Goodson, who the actor became impressed with while they were shooting the drama. Following the ‘Maladies’ shoot, he cast her in his directorial efforts, ‘Child of God’ and ‘Black Dog, Red Dog.’ ‘Maladies’ also features Catherine Keener, David Strathairn and Alan  [ Read More ]

The post James Franco Searching For Creative Side in Maladies Film Release appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Amusingly Strange Trailer for James Franco's Maladies

5 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It always fun to see James Franco get a little whacky in his movies, and this latest film Maladies looks very strange and very entertaining. I enjoy off-beat films like this, though. The movie was directed by Carter (yes, it's just Carter,) and it also stars Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Alan Cumming, and Fallon Goodson.

Maladies charts the struggles of an unstable former soap opera star in 1960’s New York as he tries to restart his floundering creative career. Hoping to find clarity and new purpose as a writer, he holes up with his eccentric sister at the seaside home of their best friend. But as he disappears further into his own mind, reality begins to slip through his grasp. A daring new film from internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Carter, Maladies is a heartfelt but defiantly unconventional exploration of the creative mind.

The movie opens in select theaters starting on March 21st, »

- Joey Paur

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Trailer of the Week: James Franco Plays James Franco in Deranged Comedy 'Maladies'

5 February 2014 8:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Before the Trailer, We Thought: A story about a successful actor who is forced to retire at a young age because of a mental illness seems like a sort of joke for someone like James Franco, who at his young age has done more than most do in a lifetime. Still, the fact that this the film is directed by mysterious multimedia artist Carter and stars a wonderful cast including Catherine Keener and David Strathairrn has us interested. For more indie film trailers check out Indiewire's trailer page, sponsored by Sony Picture Classics. And Now? Despite the somewhat campy premise, we're always interested in what James Franco will do next. "Maladies," the trailer, narrated by a voice in James' (played by James Franco) head, makes the film out to be a comedy, which just seems all the more palpable with Franco as its lead. Look out for Franco's on screen sister Fallon Goodson, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Watch: James Franco Isn't Feeling Well In Trailer For 'Maladies'

5 February 2014 8:31 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the upcoming "Maladies," James Franco plays a former soap opera actor named James who gets lost within his own mind. And while we're not suggesting Franco is mentally unstable, the other details do lend something of a meta quality to the latest Thing That Franco Did, which seems about right for the multi-hyphenate who likes to play with the perception of his persona. And so, here's the trailer, which at first, seems like it's mostly "The James Franco Story: The Period Version" before it reveals itself to be something a little more. The film follows James, who lives with his mentally detached sister Patricia (Fallon Goodson) and his cross-dressing best friend Catherine (Catherine Keener) in the same house. The three struggle to co-exist on the fringes of society, while James becomes obsessed with finishing his life's work—a grand memoir. So, yes, it's meta but does it all hang together? »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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James Franco plays a crazy actor named James in weird trailer for Maladies

5 February 2014 3:54 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

James Franco is at it again! In his latest art film effort, Maladies, James Franco portrays a former soap star named James (natch!) who is struggling to become a writer and also with falling over in stores. He's joined by a solid blend of co-stars, including David Strathairn, Catherine Keener, Alan Cumming, and Fallon Goodson, who all help contribute to the oddity that is this trailer, which definitely fits in the long list of "art school" projects Franco tends to »

- Paul Shirey

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Trailer for James Franco's Maladies

5 February 2014 1:51 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Maladies" drama, starring James Franco, Catherine Keener and David Strathairn. It's directed by an artist known as Carter and is set to hit theaters on March 21st, in limited release. Check out the trailer below. "Maladies" stars Franco as James, a talented and successful actor who retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. He moves in with his unbalanced sister (Fallon Goodson) and an understanding friend (Keener). James begins to hear voices as he struggles to keep himself together and restart his life. "Carter is my double," Franco said about the director. "Whatever I'm thinking, Carter has thought about it, too. In 'Maladies' the two characters (Franco, Keener) make a pact that if one of them dies the other will finish the dead person's work. I would be honored to make such a pact with Carter, »

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James Franco is struggling actor in Maladies trailer - watch

5 February 2014 12:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Franco's Maladies has released a trailer.

The This is the End star plays a struggling actor called James in multimedia artist Carter's feature film debut.

The movie centres around a family all marked by their own mental illnesses.

They struggle to find a place of happiness in a world that does not understand them.

Catherine Keener, Alan Cumming and Fallon Goodson also feature in the film.

Franco will be seen in the upcoming Good People, Every Thing Will Be Fine and Black Dog, Red Dog.

Maladies will arrive in cinemas in March. »

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Maladies Trailer Starring James Franco

4 February 2014 4:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While it may seem like James Franco is portraying himself in the upcoming Maladies, that isn't quite the case. The first trailer has been released for the upcoming drama, which centers on a well-known actor named James (James Franco), who leaves his profession behind to devote his life to writing and other pursuits. He moves in with his unbalanced sister (Fallon Goodson) and her friend (Catherine Keener), when James begins to hear voices inside his head. David Strathairn and Alan Cumming co-star in this upcoming drama, debuting in limited release March 25 before arriving on VOD platforms March 25.

Maladies comes to theaters March 21st, 2014 and stars James Franco, Catherine Keener, Fallon Goodson, David Strathairn, Vince Jolivette, Jon Prescott, Jermaine Crawford, Alan Cumming. »

- MovieWeb

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Intense Trailer for James Franco's Child Of God

21 January 2014 10:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

James Franco has a pretty awesome career acting, directing, teaching, and just being a pretty rad guy. He's got an incredibly intense looking new film coming out that he directed called Child of God, which is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. The movie looks really freakin' good, and it looks like it's going to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. 

The story follows a man named Lester Ballard, "a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as 'a child of God much like yourself perhaps.' Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.” 

The film also stars Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Jeremy Ambler, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, »

- Joey Paur

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