James Franco

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Spider-Man at 20: the superhero film that changed blockbuster cinema
Sam Raimi’s charming, if patchy, 2002 adventure showed that mass audiences were eager for a new kind of superhero and the industry never looked back

Guy Lodge

03, May, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Going full meta: Nicolas Cage and the actors who love playing themselves
Whether they’re sending themselves up or shedding an off-screen persona, there is a peculiar delight in seeing an actor take on a role they were literally born to play

Ann Lee

07, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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James Franco accused of causing ‘immense pain and suffering’ by former students
Two women who brought a lawsuit against him release a statement after he admits to sleeping with acting school attendees

Andrew Pulver

24, Dec, 2021 @2:11 PM

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James Franco agrees to $2.2m settlement for sexual misconduct suit
The Oscar-nominated actor has agreed to pay out to students at his film school, who alleged inappropriate and sexually exploitative behavior on set

Adrian Horton

30, Jun, 2021 @7:19 PM

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Freaks and Geeks: hilarious, moving and endlessly quotable teen show for the ages
It launched the careers of Judd Apatow, James Franco and and Busy Philipps. But this late 90s comedy is so much more than just a springboard for big names

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

21, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Hear me out: why Your Highness isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending loathed films is a plea to reconsider David Gordon Green’s foul-mouthed fantasy adventure

Jesse Hassenger

05, Feb, 2021 @7:22 AM

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James Franco accusers are 'jumping on the #MeToo bandwagon', say actor's lawyers
Franco denies allegations and asks Los Angeles county superior court to dismiss lawsuit against him

Andrew Pulver

03, Mar, 2020 @1:23 PM

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James Franco accused in lawsuit of sexually exploiting women
Two women come forward alleging star’s acting school promoted ‘widespread inappropriate and sexually charged behavior’

Benjamin Lee

03, Oct, 2019 @9:08 PM

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Zero stars: is James Franco's starry Zeroville the worst film of 2019?
The actor-writer-director’s adaptation of Steve Erickson’s 2007 book on 70s Hollywood is a film of staggering incompetence

Charles Bramesco

26, Sep, 2019 @6:01 AM

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The nine Oscars hosts who gave the most
In the ninth decade of the awards, we look back on its greatest masters of ceremonies

Michael Hogan

20, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Oscars 2019 to have no host – but all the Avengers set to present
With Kevin Hart unlikely to be replaced, the Academy is planning a roster of high-profile presenters, including actors from Marvel’s franchise

Catherine Shoard

10, Jan, 2019 @4:56 PM

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs review – the Coens go way out in the west
The six accomplished short stories run the gamut from comic to downbeat

Simran Hans

10, Nov, 2018 @3:00 PM

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