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  1. Review: Just Because You Can See The Interview Doesn’t Mean You Should

    I must admit, even before everything happened, I was pretty underwhelmed by what I was watching, and I can’t imagine how audiences who have gone through ups and downs of this release will feel about the actual film - or if they will even care about the quality of the film. It has, apparently, become a symbol for freedom.

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  2. Would You Eat A Salami Made Of 40% Kanye West?

    No disrespect to non-human salami.

    Soon it may be literally possible to eat the rich. Although at first glance Bitelabs might seem like any internet startup, they're not just your typical group of Silicon Valley biotech gourmands. In their own words, Bitelabs wants to "mix celebrity and animal meats into curated salami blends."

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  3. James Franco Will Direct And Possibly Star In A Movie About The Making Of The Room

    You are TEARING ME APART, FRANCO!

    In what has to be the weirdest sentence I've ever typed out, James Franco announced yesterday that he will be making a movie based on the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room. I say that's the weirdest sentence because basically any time you do anything even tangentially related to Tommy Wiseau, you're in for an incredibly wild ride.

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  4. James Franco Joins The Veronica Mars Movie?

    Just Go With It

    James "I'm in everything" Franco has seemingly landed himself a new gig. A role in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie! But who will he play? 

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  5. The Little Prince Movie Gets Director, Oscar-Winning Actors For Me To Be Worried At

    I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion

    I'm not exactly sure why I'm so worried about this animated adaptation of The Little Prince. It's not like Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic children's novella is untouched by the hands of film and TV. And there's nothing wrong with adaptation on a basic level. There's just something about the notion of a star-filled version of the notoriously sad book that puts me on high alert. Don't happi-fy this one, Hollywood. That said, the actors involved give me no small bit of hope.

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  6. Watch James Franco Get Utterly Schooled Trying to Out-Geek Stephen Colbert On Tolkien [VIDEO]

    Questions! Questions That Need Answering

    James Franco was on The Colbert Report last night to promote Oz the Great and Powerful. And the Oz portion of his interview is fine. But if you skip to 5:19 you can see the good stuff: Franco tried to tried to trip up Colbert—who is the biggest Tolkien geek Peter Jackson has ever met, if you'll remember—with a question about The Silmarillion. The result is hilarious. James Franco, you sweet summer child. One does not simply challenge Stephen Colbert on his Tolkien knowledge. (via: MTV Movies Blog) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Casts Jason Clarke As Its New James Franco

    Officially Official

    We already knew that James Franco probably wouldn't be facing off against any damn dirty apes in Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And now we know who'll be fulfilling the role of ostensible-lead-because-they're-human-but-really-we-all-know-Andy-Serkis-is-the-star-here: Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke.

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  8. Get Ready to Feel Old: The Vanity Fair Freaks and Geeks Reunion Photoshoot

    Olden Lore

    I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but there are children born after the final episodes of Freaks and Geeks aired, following a fan campaign to get three unaired episodes onto television, who are probably already preparing for their Bar and Bat Mitzvot. Look... I'll just leave you with some of the pictures from Vanity Fair's photoshoot. There are lots more at their gallery, and they've also got a bunch of never before seen set pictures, a history of the show from the actors and creators, and creator Paul Feig explaining what would have happened in the never-made season two.

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  9. Watch The First Trailer For Oz: The Great And Powerful

    All this has happened before...

    A lot of new footage is being premiered at Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego. Some of it will be delivered to the masses post-con, some won't, and plenty will even though it's not supposed to. But what we have here is the first look from Disney at director Sam Raimi's dive into the world of L. Frank Baum, Oz: The Great and Powerful. The film stars James Franco as Oz himself, Mila Kunis as Theodora, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, and Michelle Williams as Glinda. You won't see the Scarecrow, Tin Man, or Cowardly Lion in this film apparently but you will see Raimi's pal Bruce Campbell (just not in this trailer) and the 1973 Oldsmobile. Oh and, don't adjust your monitors. (via Blastr)

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Two Guys, A Marriage, & A Comic Shop

    Things We Saw Today

    Congratulations are in order for Ohio couple Scott Everhart and Jason Welker who tied the knot yesterday at Midtown Comics in New York City. The two had their first date at a comic-related event so it only made sense to get married in front of a wall of comics. All Astonishing X-Men #51 to be exact. (via The Advocate) 

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  11. Good Message For the Kids: Teach Girls to Survive Zits, Teach Boys to Survive Frostbite

    Natural Disasters

    So, we're not going to get too outraged over this because it's ridiculous. But let this be a guide to what not to buy the grade-schooler in your life. Ryan North at What Are the Haps came across these books in a bookstore -- in the year 2012 -- and provided a list of the chapters contained within both the "Girls Only" edition as well as the "Boys Only" one. If you're thinking that both books provide children of both genders useful survival skills in the face of actual emergencies ... you are about half correct. Unless you consider "becoming rich" an emergency. (Spoiler: "How to Survive Becoming Rich" is in the girls' book. Good to know the author has faith that girls can become rich, but only in a way that causes them severe psychological problems.)

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  12. A Hanukkah Miracle: Bruce Campbell Is Back in Oz: The Great and Powerful!

    And All Was Right With the World

    If you were disappointed last month to hear that dashing man-about-town/cult favorite Bruce Campbell was cut from Sam Raimi's upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful, we have some very excellent news to share with you! Apparently, the scene that was cut is back in, and now we will see yet another "pivotal" Campbell cameo in a Sam Raimi movie. It's better than Christmas, because Hanukkah is already here! A Hanukkah miracle, indeed!

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  13. Andy Serkis Secured For Another Planet of the Apes Film But What About An Oscar?

    Officially Official

    Those who saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes know that the new take on the film series left the door wide open for sequels. And I'll bet the $453 million worldwide gross didn't hurt either. The film's motion capture star, Andy Serkis, has just been officially confirmed for the sequel, and it seems the studio is readying a big Oscar push for the actor as well. 

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  14. Woman Buys Non-Visible Art For $10,000

    It would be nice to have so much money that investing in non-visible art seems like a great idea. Yes, non-visible art, as in art that you cannot see, because the artwork itself does not exist. The Museum of Non-Visible Art is a project endorsed by actor James Franco that promotes artwork that is imagined by the artist. So, when new media producer Aimee Davison recently shelled out $10,000 for a piece of non-visible artwork, what she was really getting was a card to hang on her wall that describes the invisible, non-existent piece of art. Davison says she bought the non-visible artwork, called "Fresh Air," because her job as a new media producer helped her identify with the ideology of the project. By new media, Davison is referring to social media, which she says is integral to how artists create, promote and sell their art online. She told the Huffington Post:
    "I felt that the act of purchasing "Fresh Air" supported my thesis about a concept I term "you-commerce," which is the marketing and monetization of one's persona, skills, and products via the use of social media and self-broadcasting platforms, like Franco's use of the crowd funding platform Kickstarter to fund the Museum of Non-Visible Art. Essentially, I wanted to put my money where my mouth is."

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  15. If Plastic Man Starred in 127 Hours

    Everyone likes watching a harrowing tale of James Franco being trapped under some rocks, but can you just imagine what it'd be like if Plastic Man took his place? Thankfully, artist Franceso Francavilla had the artistic and creative vision to show us that the movie would be hilarious. Head on past the break to see the gripping conclusion of Francavilla's much larger image.

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  16. James Franco and Bill Hader Wish Sam Raimi Happy Birthday, Spider-Man 4 Style

    Any geek will know, of course, that October 23 is Sam Raimi's birthday. Why then, have James Franco and Bill Hader released this Spider-Man 4 viral video for Funny or Die, in honor of the director's birthday ... today? For one it's certainly topical, with rumors swirling around about who will be the next Spider-Man in the upcoming Marc Webb reboot. And two, I ask: Why not wish him a very early birthday? I've been a fan of Franco's Funny or Die videos for a while; that he's willing to be self-deprecating always makes for a good laugh. In the video, Franco confronts his inner Willem Dafoe over being killed off in the third film. Little known trivia: Hader in fact worked as a PA on the first film. He also does a killer Dafoe laugh impression. Video below:

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  17. Finally: Life-Sized Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Pillows

    Some Twilight superfan over at Etsy has finally found a way to plug the vampire- or werewolf-shaped hole in your heart: with life-sized pillows, or "manllows," shaped like Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. More pictures after the jump:

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