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Sydney Film Festival Review: Goat (USA, 2016)

I’ve got to get one thing out of the way before I can get on with the rest of this review – who would have thought that Nick Jonas was such a good actor. I mean seriously, I’ve heard nothing of this guy since his Disney starring, purity ring wearing days but he completely knocks it out of the park here as a Frat bro becoming increasingly disenchanted by the hazing loving ways of his fellow college buddies. Okay, now let’s move on.... Continue Reading

TV Review: 11.22.63 Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 (USA, 2016)

Stan have certainly beefed up their exclusive offerings this year, snagging not only the rights to stream content from Showtime but also currently going through Hulu original series 11.22.63, a period-drama that benefits heavily from having J.J Abrams serving as producer and Bridget Carpenter (of Friday Night Lights) as showrunner. The miniseries event throws James Franco into the lead-role as an out-of-depth English teacher, Jake Epping, who just so happens to traverse time to the 1960s, so he can stop the assassination of JFK. Some TV adaptations from Stephen King novels have worked well in the past, but some have also been quite lackluster (see the almost laughable Under the Dome), and as far as the first two episodes (all that has aired so far) go, things could go either way here. ... Continue Reading

The first full trailer for J.J. Abrams’ new time-travel series starring James Franco is here

Exclusive to streaming service Hulu, a time-travel thriller/drama created by Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director J.J. Adrams will be released later this year. Titled after and based on Stephen King novel 11.22.63, the eight-part series will star James Franco as a teacher who travels back in time to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.... Continue Reading

Here’s our first look at James Franco in action as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist

From Tommy Wiseau’s mysterious and strangely disinterested tone to some of the most quotable (for all the wrong reasons) pieces of dialogue in cinematic history, 2003 cult (quirky black) comedy The Room has remained in the hearts and minds of fans around the world for over a decade now. It’s achieved what very few other “bad” movies have managed to do, placing it as a timeless “disasterpiece” that will likely keep gaining fans until every single person has experienced the anti-genius (or actual genius) that is Tommy Wiseau: Director, screenwriter, actor, and producer of The Room. How can James Franco even begin to recreate this literal comedy of errors?... Continue Reading