Rejoice! The first clip of James Franco in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" has arrived, and while the video doesn't highlight the ballyhooed Britney Spears sing-along Franco leads in the film, it is no less than LOLarious.
"This is my f--king dream, y'all. All this sh-t," Franco, playing a drug dealer named Alien in the film, shouts in the clip. "Look at my sh-t. I got shorts -- every f--king color. Designer t-shirts. Gold bullets. Motherf--king vampires."
Unfortunately there is no context to explain why Alien counts "motherf--king vampires" among his "sh-t."
"Spring Breakers" premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, but already seems to rank among recent cult favorites. Franco co-stars alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine; the actresses play four college girls who become part of a revenge plot after Alien (Franco) bails them out of jail.
As THR noted in its review, the film includes a scene where Franco sings the Spears classic "Everytime" while Hudgens waves a machine gun over her head.
Franco's character was supposedly inspired by Lil' Wayne and Riff Raff. See how he compares in the NSFW video above. "Spring Breakers" screens at the Toronto International Film Festival this week and, frankly, can't arrive in U.S. theaters soon enough.
Is Ben Affleck's third film the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/01/argo-reviews-telluride-ben-affleck_n_1848831.html" target="_hplink">Best Picture contender many at the Telluride Film Festival claimed</a>, or just a tightly wound and crowd-pleasing Hollywood thriller?
Will Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated "The Master" be too weird for Academy Awards voters, or is it the Best Picture front-runner?
'Hyde Park on Hudson'
Is "Hyde Park on Hudson," with Bill Murray playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the next "My Week With Marilyn"? (A high-minded bit of awards bait more notable for its lead performance than actual quality.)
Will TIFF audiences embrace Rian Johnson's twisty sci-fi thriller in the same way that they did "Drive" last year?
'Silver Linings Playbook'
Does David O. Russell's drama-comedy thread the needle between Oscar bona fides and populist entertainment in the same manner that his last film, "The Fighter," did?
Is "Anna Karenina" the classic novel adaptation that finally gets director Joe Wright ("Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement") over the Oscar hump?
Have the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer created an incredible, sure-fire Best Picture contender or the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/04/the-wachowskis-cloud-atlas_n_1853912.html" target="_hplink">next Hollywood cautionary tale</a>?
Is Noah Baumbach's secret film (co-written and starring Greta Gerwig) as good as the early buzz indicates, and will whatever studio acquires "Frances Ha" release it during awards season?
Will "The Impossible" be the Best Picture dark horse of the season or just the latest in a long line of disaster porn?
'Rust and Bone'
Will this French import give Marion Cotillard her second Best Actress trophy in five years?
While <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/the-sapphires-trailer-chris-odowd_n_1844234.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment" target="_hplink">Harvey Weinstein is on record</a> as saying Oscars aren't the first thing on his mind with regards to "The Sapphires," the question needs to be asked: Is the Australian import the next out-of-nowhere Oscar contender?
'To the Wonder'
Has Terrence Malick actually made a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/02/terrence-malick-to-the-wonder-reviews_n_1850287.html" target="_hplink">bad movie</a>?