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WATCH: Kids Act Out Best Picture Nominees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Want to watch the Oscars but don't have a spare 30 hours or so to catch all the Best Picture nominees? Us, too. But now you can cut that time in half ...

Colin Firth's Oscar Party: Early Morning Champagne

Huffington Post/AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Reactions to nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards: "Currently celebrating with my colleagues three feet above the ground. Not used to thi...

PHOTOS: Oscar Best Picture 2011: Who Should Win?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As Hollywood readies for Sunday night's Academy Awards, movie fans around the world wonder who will take home the Oscar for Best Picture. 'The Social ...

What Oscar Noms Got Right

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Oscars come around so late in the process that it's like electing a prom queen... after the seniors have graduated and moved away to college.

Mostly Good News: Random Thoughts on the Oscar Nominations

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Is Chris Nolan the new Steven Spielberg? Inception received eight nominations, including Best Picture, but Nolan failed to receive a directing nod. That is arguably the biggest surprise in the otherwise predictable batch of nominations.

Oscar Picks and Predictions: A Year of Few Surprises

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This field of 10 illustrates how movies that would once have been judged just solid are now praised to the skies. To my mind, the Best Picture nominees that meet the historical standard number five.

James Franco Talks Making Sex Tape, Respecting Porn Stars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Franco is a Golden Globe nominee and is hosting the Oscars, so he knows acting. Amongst the actors he most respects? Porn stars. He even tried t...

PHOTOS: James Franco Goes Drag

James Franco Wigs Out at Sundance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

We spotted James Franco donning two different wigs at the Three's Company: The Drama after party on Friday (January 21) in Park City, Utah....

James Franco, Brother Dave Planning Movie Together

MTV | Kara Warner (@Karawarner) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

There's also a feature film that I'm writing for my brother and I to star in, where we play versions of ourselves named Davie and James. Without givin...

WATCH: James Franco Plans Surprise Performance Art Project For Golden Globes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Actor James Franco is planning a surprise art performance for the Golden Globes. He hinted he might revive his experimental art music project, Kalup a...

Moviegoer Evacuated From SCAD "127 Hours" Screening

The District | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"127 Hours," Danny Boyle's new film has caused physical reactions including vomiting and fainting at many film festivals where the movie was screened....

Little Fockers, True Grit Dominate New Year's Weekend; Family Films Stay Above Water: Weekend Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As is usually the case for New Year's weekend, there are no new wide releases, leaving the field for holdover domination and a couple smaller pictures to make a last-minute Oscar-qualifying limited opening.

The 10 Best Non-Independent Movies of 2010

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Mankiewicz

You will find no independent films here, no brilliant art house dramas, no documentaries. I'm dismissing all "small" movies that deliver a "big" message.

James Franco Set For Major Directing Debut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Being a Golden Globe-nominated actor, Oscar host, published author, graduate student, concept artist and painter just isn't enough! Now, James Franco ...

2010 in Review: Favorite Films of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Here are fourteen of my favorite pictures that were released in 2010, plus a final nod to my favorite film of 2010. They are not necessarily 'the best,' as there are plenty of allegedly great films that I missed but they are all pretty great.

2010: The Year in Non-Audience-Friendly Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's that time of year when critics get all nostalgic -- or up on their high horses, depending -- about the year that is rapidly drawing to a close. ...

WATCH: Natalie Portman Strips Down In Trailer For Movie With James Franco

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Both nominated for Golden Globes for drama films this year, James Franco and Natalie Portman are trying their hands at comedy -- and are doing it medi...

James Franco Reveals Why He's Hosting The Oscars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Academy Awards usually tap comedians to host their big show, but this year, they went a much different route with James Franco and Anne Hathaway. ...

Face It: Critics Have Lost Their Movie Memory

Michele Willens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michele Willens

I used to defend film critics: we needed objective, thoughtful voices that looked beyond box office receipts and truly judged the work itself. But now? I think I'm ready to throw in the towel.

WATCH: James Franco: 'Rabbits Turn Me On'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

These days, everyone wants a piece of James Franco. But it may take a little extra fur to get him to notice you. Franco sat down with James Lipton on ...

Tangled Tops, Black Swan Soars, and Warrior's Way Fumbles in Post-Thanksgiving Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There was but a single new wide-release this weekend, as the weekend after Thanksgiving is a scary time for Hollywood. Few studios are willing to risk dealing with the post-holiday hangover, so this weekend brings just The Warrior's Way.

If You're Wavering on Seeing 127 Hours, You CAN Handle It

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If you're considering seeing the film but worry that it will be too much for you, don't sweat it. Like many of the most intense and/or scary moments in cinema history, it's more about what you think you're seeing than what you're actually seeing.

127 Hours Is for Wusses, Too

Roger Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Friedman

Have movie audiences suddenly become big wusses? Lately, everyone I know is telling me they don't want to see James Franco cut off his arm in 127 Hours.

My Brushes with Greatness (or Vice Versa)

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith C. Carroll

It's not as if I plan on taking credit for the number of shiny gold trophies that the film 127 Hours seems poised to win come awards season, but I fee...

127 Hours After

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marta Mondelli

I hope my friends will go to the theater and watch 127 Hours, with other people, in the dark voyage that is a movie theater experience