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Surprise! James Franco Is Squeamish

“I admit that I get a little queasy, especially when it comes to blood around my arms. When I go to the doctor for a checkup and they draw blood, I admit, I’m not good at that at all. … [But] when I watched that scene, I was fine.”

James Franco explains that even though he feels faint at the sight of blood, he didn’t have trouble filming or watching the infamous scene in “127 Hours” where he amputates his own arm. Others haven’t handled the scene so well. There have been many reports of people fainting, vomiting, and having panic attacks during screenings. Fun? [People] Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Season Of The Witch,” “The Absent,” “Phil Ochs: There But Of Fortune”

It’s a whole new year in the movie theater and I wish I could say that we’re starting it off with a bang, but unfortunately the biggest movie hitting the screens this week is “Season of the Witch.” Fortunately for you, there are some great looking indie flicks and a bunch of super awesome movies from the holiday season that are still out! Whatever, it’s not like you need an excuse for sitting on your butt and eating popcorn. Keep reading »

The People’s Choice Awards: The Winners We Just Can’t Agree With

I’m not exactly sure who The People are who end up casting votes for The People’s Choice Awards. Maybe they’re related to The Man? Based on last night’s award’s show, I’m guessing that most of them are—OH MY GAWD—obviously under the age of 14. A select few of the award winners seemed totally deserving. Like Neil Patrick Harris (who caused quite a kerfuffle when he told host Queen Latifah that she was giving a B+ performance), who we’ll co-sign on for Favorite TV Comedy Actor since, even after years on the air, he is still amazing as straight sleezeball Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother.” I can also get down with Gregory House/Hugh Laurie for Favorite TV Doctor because, well, I can’t think of another TV doc at the moment. But most of last night’s winners made me think, “WTF?” After the jump, the winners that left me scratching my head in confusion the hardest.
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Ryan Gosling On The Effect His Movies Have On Couples

“People would come up to me and tell me that they thought ["The Notebook"] was romantic, but one guy told me that he was engaged and [his fiancée] broke up with him after that movie because she said to him, ‘You wouldn’t build a house for me [like the lead character does], would you?’ He was like, ‘Well, no, but I don’t know how.’ She said, ‘But if you knew how?’ He said, ‘No, I wouldn’t. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love you.’ She said, ‘Yeah, it does.’ And she called it off.”

Ryan Gosling on how “The Notebook” is responsible for at least one breakup. Interestingly, Gosling thinks couples should see his new movie, “Blue Valentine,” together, even though it’s, frankly, kind of a bummer. Find out his reasoning for that, after the jump … Keep reading »

James Franco To Direct Movies Of William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy Books

Over the years, I have been accused of being an overachiever. But if I am, then James Franco is an over-over-over-over-over-overachiever. Unfulfilled with his life as a successful actor who’s hosting the Academy Awards this year, James is also an artist (working on an exhibit inspired by “Three’s Company”), author (who published Palo Alto, a collection of short stories), and graduate student (who is enrolled in more than five programs across the country, including getting a Ph.D. in English at Yale). And now the dude has set his sights on writing screenplays and directing. And we’re not talking about stoner comedies here. Franco’s first project on the docket is William Faulkner’s stream-of-consciousness masterpiece As I Lay Dying, a book it took me multiple reads and many months discussing in an American Literature class to feel like I’d fully wrapped my head around. Franco is currently in talks to write the script and be behind the camera as the novel is brought to life onscreen.

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We See Chick Flicks: “Barney’s Version”

Okay, “Barney’s Version” is not a traditional chick flick. But I’m a chick (and it co-stars three chicks). It’s a flick. And I loved this movie with every fiber of my being.

Q&A QUESTIONS FOR ROSAMUND PIKE IN MY PHONE

HE BELIEVES IT IS LOVE AT FIRST SITE

HE IS A STALKER: FOLLOWING HER TO HER TRAIN ON HIS WEDDING NIGHT, SENDING HER FLOWERS NONSTOP, REFUSING TO STOP WHEN SHE ASKS HIM, HE BARFS ON THEIR FIRST DATE AND PASSES OUT DRUNK

UNCLEAR WHY SHE CHOOSES HIM – I GUESS SHE SEES THE ROMANTIC INSIDE AND IS STILL REELING FROM HER FATHER’S CHEATING AS A CHILD

HE’S NOT EXACTLY A BAD HUSBAND – DEVOTED AND SWEET AT TIMES, BUT AN ALCOHOLIC WHO PRIORITIZED DRINKING NIGHTS OUT AND SPORTS MATCHES OVER SUPPORTING HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS, ALSO DISCOURAGES HER FROM GOING BACK TO WORK AFTER THE KIDS ARE BORN (THOUGH THAT MAY BE A FUCNTION OF THE TIMES)

HE’S A SELF-DESTRUCTIVE CHARACTER, SELF-LOATHING FOR RUNNING A PRODUCTINO COMPANY THAT DOES A SOAP OPERA, THE DRINKING, GIVING MONEY TO HIS ARTIST FRIENDS WHO IN SOME CASES DON’T HAVE MUCH TO SHOW FOR IT, HIS BEST FRIEND IS A COCAINE ADDICT, MARRIES RACHELLE LEFEVRE ONLY BECAUSE SHE’S PREGNANT, MARRIES MINNIE DRIVER ONLY BECAUSE SHE’S PRETTY

YOU WONDER AFTER MARRYING TWICE PPOORLY IF ONE IS ALLOWED TO FALL IN LOVE INSTANTLY AND ALMOST OBSESSIVELY Keep reading »

Gwyneth Paltrow Got Advice From Robert Downey Jr. On Playing An Alcoholic

Gwyneth Paltrow says that learning to belt out twangy tunes for the movie “Country Strong” was a challenge. But the hardest part of her role as Kelly Canter, a country singer on the comeback trail after going to rehab, was learning to play an alcoholic. So how did Gwynnie do it? She consulted her good bud, Robert Downey Jr. “I just couldn’t understand how you could be so drunk that you could wreck people’s lives and then wake up the next day and pretend everything was fine. I struggled with that,” she said. “I asked Robert, ‘How does this work?’ He was really articulate about addiction and the psychology behind it. He really helped me a lot.” We hope she just asked him with choicer words than, “What was it like when you were a total f**k-up?” [Huffington Post]
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Oscar Theory # 8: The Pregnant Woman Often Wins. Will This Help Natalie Portman?

Commence the countdown to the Oscars: there are 59 days until February 27, when James Franco and Anne Hathaway will show us if they were the right picks to host the 2010 Academy Awards. And though the awards show is two months away, people are already speculating about who will walk away with a golden little man this year.
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What’s The First Rule Of Ferris Club?

What would happen if Cameron from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” went off the deep end a la Tyler Durden in “Fight Club”? Find out in the mash-up film “Ferris Club.” Fathers’ cars everywhere … beware. This one is bound to become an instant classic. [Slashfilm] Keep reading »

Ralphie Of “A Christmas Story” Now A Hot Producer

With TBS playing “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours straight last week, you no doubt watched the classic ’80s flick at least once. And you probably thought to yourself the same question we did: I wonder where Ralphie is now? Well, The New York Daily News has done the legwork for us on that one. The bluest eyed kid on the planet—whose real name is Peter Billingsley—isn’t acting so much anymore, though he does do the occasional bit part. But he’s still in Hollywood—he’s a producer whose credits include “Iron Man,” “The Break Up,” “Made” and “Four Christmases.” (I’m guessing he’s buds with Vince Vaughn?) He also directed “Couples Retreat.” And is a super hottie. We’re glad you didn’t shoot your eye out, Ralphie. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

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