| Aug 12, 2013
In "Prince Avalanche," an artsy loner (Paul Rudd) and an immature doofus (Emile Hirsch) work together to repair roads in the middle of nowhere. Adapted from an Icelandic film, it's a slow and funny drama that director David Gordon Green says splits the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium hovers just outside Earth's atmosphere, a mere 19-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Leave it to off-center auteur David Gordon Green to put a yellow dividing line right down the middle of his new movie, "Prince Avalanche." You need look no further for his central metaphor.
The broken line is being painted by a crew of two on a road...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I once was part of a group that went out for a big dinner, then back to a couple's house to watch slides from their vacation. Unfortunately, as soon as they turned the lights out, I fell asleep. It was......
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:44 AM
The spirit of "Freaks and Geeks" continues to burn brightly.
Seth Rogen and James Franco, co-stars of that beloved series, will be reunited on TV for a special night.
Rogen will be roast master for the "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco." The event...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
James Franco's roast will be led by his "Pineapple Express" co-star Seth Rogen, who has been tapped as Roast Master for the Comedy Central event.
Rogen and Franco go back over a decade to TV series "Freaks and Geeks," where the pair first teamed up....
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Warner Bros. invested a ton of money to revitalize the aging Superman franchise. Their new effort begins with great casting. British actor Henry Cavill has the buffed body and squared-jaw good looks to be the "Man of Steel." He also projects a genuine...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Judgment Day comes to Hollywood with a vengeance in "This Is the End." Jonah Hill is in bed with the devil — in James Franco's mansion. An inferno rages in the front yard, and movie star egos are filleted for fun. When the apocalyptic comedy gets...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS — The music is blaring inside James Franco's house and there's booze — and drugs — everywhere. Actor Michael Cera is snorting lines of cocaine, while comedian Aziz Ansari is trying (and failing) to hook up with Rihanna....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck.
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The distinctive voice that once...