There's no escaping James Franco. In little more than a decade, the 30-something actor has risen up from relative obscurity to become a worldwide sex symbol and Hollywood leading man with tremendous star power, despite making some career choices — after receiving critical acclaim for his performance in Milk (2008), Franco returned to TV in 2009 with recurring roles on 30 Rock and the soap opera General Hospital — that would have derailed the careers of other actors.
Passed over for several major roles earlier in his career, Franco was chosen to bring Fox's Planet of the Apes franchise back to life and to headline Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful, which is currently the highest grossing movie of the year by a wide margin. How did Franco go from being a TV "geek" to the Be conversant in James Franco >> Posted 04.09.13 by BrentJS
king wizard of the box office? Just watch the movies on the list we've put together for you and, in under eight hours, you'll be able to dazzle your friends and co-workers with your understanding of the ascension of Franco.
No surprise, we love the Oscars. But ... well, even we have to admit that the show always goes on too long and you can really only count on one good joke per hour. Enter our annual Oscar Bingo Cards, a sure way to get you through the duller moments. Or to help ignore that blowhard at the party who you know only saw Iron Man 2 and Inception, yet somehow has an opinion on every award.
This year we've put together a set of 10 Cards — one for each of the movies up for Best Picture. (Hint: Check out the FREE SPACE icons.) While we can't guarantee every one of these events will happen, we're pretty confident a game of Blackout Bingo will prove possible with several of the cards in the mix.
Play Oscar Bingo >> Posted 02.18.11 by reelz
The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning. Nominated for Best Picture are:
The Social Network
The King's Speech
Toy Story 3
The Kids are All Right
How did we do in the Oscar predictions we made back in September 2010? Posted 01.25.11 by reelz
Early next Tuesday morning — 5:30 AM ET on January 25 — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for its 83rd annual awards. If you don't plan to be up at that time, we'll have a complete list posted shortly after the announcement on our site.
Who will make the Academy's cut. We bravely posted our predictions for the 10 Best Picture nominees back in November. Today, our Richard Roeper weighs in with his movie predictions, as well as those for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. watch Roeper's Oscar Predictions >> Posted 01.21.11 by reelz
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
As Britney Spears heads off for a romantic birthday weekend with beau Jason Trawick, she tweeted a message to anyone who claims Trawick "beat" on her: "Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars, Ya'll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana ass!"
The Natalie Portman–Mila Kunis mouth-on-mouth kiss — pictured in this space yesterday — continues to attract interest as Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky tells MTV News he'd like to see it nomitated for the network's "Best Kiss" award, primarily because he'd like to see it happen again.
Last night James Franco told Jimmy Kimmel he agreed to host the Oscars because it would take the "pressure off," since no one has hosted the Oscars and won an award on the same night. But there's is a first time for everything, and Franco's our pick to win Best Actor.
"The Godfather House" is for sale. The eight-bedroom, three-bathroom Staten Island house used as the Corleone family estate is listed for $2.9M. Anything north of about $2.8M is an offer they probably can't refuse. Posted 12.03.10 by reelz
Despite the movie's other draws, the essential reason for watching 127 Hours is to see James Franco's solution to being stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Literally — it's even the title of the book the movie's based on. Aron Ralston's true story centers on the type of difficult choice that makes you think to yourself both “What would I do in a situation like that?” and “Before I go out hiking I'd better make sure my knife's not dull.” No slight to Ralston, but that might not be the toughest real-life choice ever put to celluloid. Alive shows what happens when a whole plane of people crashes, stranding its surviving passengers in the Andes for 72 days with dwindling food supplies and increasingly tasty-looking friends. You can watch it from the comfort of your warm, soft couch this month on CineMax.more about Alive >> Posted 11.04.10 by reelz
Based on the true story of a mountaineer who must amputate his own arm in order to survive a hiking accident in a remote Utah canyon, 127 Hours is considered a potential Oscar contender. The movie, which doesn't open in theaters until November 5, is part of the Toronto Film Festival. ReelzChannel correspondent Matt Mauro saw the movie and has an early review. see Matt's review of 127 Hours Posted 09.12.10 by reelz
Danny Boyle's career as a director has been pretty eclectic. He first received worldwide acclaim in 1996 with Trainspotting, then hopped among different genres until he the critical and box office success of Slumdog Millionaire brought him an Oscar. Boyle's latest, 127 Hours, is based on a true story, a first for the British director, and tells the story of mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who becomes trapped in a canyon in Utah after a boulder crashes onto his arm. The first teaser trailer has premiered for the movie and shows that a movie about a guy stuck against a canyon wall could, in fact, be pretty interesting to watch. see the trailer >> Posted 08.25.10 by Ryan
The first stills of James Franco in new movie 127 Hours have surfaced online, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
127 Hours sees Franco, most known for his role as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man franchise, take on the tricky part of mountain climber Aron Ralston. After becoming trapped under a large boulder, Ralston was forced to take matters into his own hands, and had to cut his own arm off in order to survive.
127 Hours is written and directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), and also stars Lizzy Caplan and Amber Tamblyn. Expect to see it in a theater near you starting November 5th. Posted 08.07.10 by reelz