| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on.
So naturally, when...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
If James Franco's "Look at my shee-yit!" scene in "Spring Breakers" was one of 2013′s funniest movie moments, it was also perhaps the most emblematic of a year that, as many others have pointed out, was all but overrun by spectacles of consumerist...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Variety has chosen its 10 Screenwriters to Watch for 2013.
They are: Ned Benson, Lucinda Coxon, Andrew Dodge, Kieran Fitzgerald, Morgan Davis Foehl, Jennifer Lee, Barbara Marshall, Elan Mastai, Michael Mitnick and Jonathan Tropper.
The group will be...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:33 PM
And the last movie ever rented in a Blockbuster goes to "This Is the End," a 2013 apocalyptic comedy featuring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan.
Quite fitting, no?
It was 11 p.m. in Hawaii, Saturday night. A man picked up the film "This Is...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The comedy "This is the End" was the last movie rented from a Blockbuster store, the retailer said.
The final transaction, as Dish Network shuts down the remaining 300 stores Blockbuster operates, took place at 11 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Hawaii.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:23 PM
The Wolf Pack is taking a bite out of the home entertainment market.
"The Hangover Part III," the final installment of the trilogy starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A new Stone Age children's comedy and a Disney classic have debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart.
"The Croods," the DreamWorks computer-animated movie about a prehistoric family, was the top-selling title in its first week in release...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted “This Is the End” to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating -- they...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:20 AM
"Monsters University" easily graduated at the top of the box-office class this weekend — even as "World War Z" finished with a better-than-expected grade.
Pixar's 3-D animated film starring a bunch of furry creatures was No. 1 with a stellar debut...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:20 PM
"Comedy Central Roast of James Franco" (Comedy Central, Monday). James Franco keeps busy in a way that troubles some people; he is perceived as a dilettante, a man whose reach – here, there and everywhere – often exceeds his grasp. "James...