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Film Review: The Disaster Artist (USA, 2017) is a profound display of fearlessness

Tommy Wiseau’s laughably bad The Room has such a strong and passionate cult following that the “disasterpiece” is still being discussed, screened and dissected 14 years after its limited cinematic release. There aren’t many films that can boast that kind of staying power, existing in a singular universe where something is so bad it takes on a life that no other film in history (no, not even Troll 2) has, shifting it from self-indulgent melodrama to “quirky new black comedy”. Reframing a film’s genre based on audience reaction is unprecedented; The Room is unprecedented; Tommy himself is unprecedented, so of course when one of The Room’s actor, Greg Sestero, wrote a tell-all book about the bizarre making of this film someone had to come along and adapt it for the world to see.... Continue Reading

The Disaster Artist announces Sydney premiere; Greg Sestero to attend

The Disaster Artist is the highly anticipated comedy starring James Franco (Pineapple Express, This is the End), Dave Franco (Now You See Meand Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express, Knocked Up). In the film, James Franco plays real life actor Tommy Wiseau as his ambitions lead him to creating The Room, which is highly regarded as one of the worst films ever made.... Continue Reading

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist set to premiere at SXSW; 20 other features added to program

Another 21 features have been added to the SXSW Film Festival program for 2017, with James Franco’s The Disaster Artist topping the list, with the Austin event set to hold the anticipated film’s world premiere. The film is about the making of the cult classic The Room – often referred to as the Citizen Kane of bad movies – and the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room.... 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