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James Franco, in flux

James Franco, in flux

I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If anything, the problem is how good his self-referential work has become in the years since his 2011 Oscar nomination for playing someone else in "127 Hours." That performance as a stranded solo hiker, the fear rising, the bravado breaking down, put him on the hot list of the young and the talented. BEST MOVIES OF 2013: Turan | Sharkey | Olsen But as we've seen with Shia LaBeouf, there is a thin line...