James Franco and his LIPS !!!

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Isn't he gorgeous??

Isn't he hot??

Surmounter, Monday, 13 October 2008 02:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought this was a thread about some indie band.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

abusive comments (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

did u see that ny times article about the computer that determined that james franco is the best looking dude alive

max, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't see it.

After The Hurricane (The Brainwasher), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

i dont know why they needed to have a computer tell them that since my girlfriend says it every time she sees a picture of him

max, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

ya

his face sometimes looks computer generated

Surmounter, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Aw, Joel Hodgson.

Eric H., Monday, 13 October 2008 03:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

my hair can kind of do the same thing franco's hair does, but I have to not wash it.

El Tomboto, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

i saw him outside nyu once and he was sporting strange facial hair :(

donna rouge, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

funny too! watch out ladies!

joseph sixpack (ice crӕm), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Acting with James Franco is made of lols.

Disco/Very (Roz), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

my sister lives in nyc and plans to stalk + marry him.

horseshoe, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://i38.tinypic.com/21oymab.gif

joseph sixpack (ice crӕm), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

everybody can do that

El Tomboto, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

i cant - my mouth is not at all capable of making that shape

joseph sixpack (ice crӕm), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

would mack on

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

franco, i mean, not you pervs

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Monday, 13 October 2008 03:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i know no people who can do that.

i just talked to my sister and she corrected me that she will not be trying to marry him bc she thinks he's gay and/or an asshole.

horseshoe, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

xposts

horseshoe, Monday, 13 October 2008 03:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't know about gay. asshole maybe but eh

Surmounter, Monday, 13 October 2008 22:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good god Franco and Buckley are/were so damn gorgeous.

Zangelbert Bingledack (ENBB), Tuesday, 14 October 2008 01:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

James Franco was also hilarious and endearing in Pineapple Express.

Zangelbert Bingledack (ENBB), Tuesday, 14 October 2008 01:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

i can make that mouth shape

the valves of houston (gbx), Tuesday, 14 October 2008 01:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

i still haven't seen pineapple express. This seems like a crime.

Disco/Very (Roz), Tuesday, 14 October 2008 01:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

rad dude!

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 17:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

surmounter otm

lex pretend, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 17:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

he has a nice bottom

playing the abortion card (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, I was trying to post the picture of the mustachioed Franco here.

jaymc, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

he looks like my cousin and this thread creeps me out

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

James Franco looks like someone who probably had a rat tail as a child.

s. morris, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 20:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dear Mr Van Sant, plz send me a Harvey Milk Supervisor t-shirt wuith James Franco inside it.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 20:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

is james franco the new jake gyllenhaal? insider sources say "i guess so"

playing the abortion card (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 21:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Green screen Acting with James Franco is my favorite.

404 Error: Page Not Found, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 16:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

how is JF less "new" than Jake G? I think ppl are mostly excited about Milk, ie, at last he's in a non-shit movie and we'll find out if he can act.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 16:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

ummmm, I guess I meant "newer," not less new. And of course I am speculating on the merits of Milk.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 16:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

no dude, his current visibility has way more to do with his turn in pineapple express & the gucci frangrance campaign than the anticipation of him playing gay in a GVS movie (which i will see, but really now)

the whoopi goldberg variations (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 16:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

ah, "visibility" (ie, there's a Gucci fragrance?). if the Great Unwashed wants to leave Jake alone, fine with me.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 16:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

are there any scenes of Emile Hirch and Franco sodomizing each other?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 16:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol "great unwashed" i thought we were talking abt fastidiously groomed homos here

the whoopi goldberg variations (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

if the Great Unwashed wants to leave Jake alone, fine with me.

oh, me, i'm not picky.

donna rouge, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

at last he's in a non-shit movie and we'll find out if he can act.

As in both those two instead of either/or? Because The Company is better than any movie Jakey's ever been in.

Eric H., Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

James Franco was in The Company? I must have seen that before I knew who he was.

jaymc, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I used to confuse him for the James Dean lookalike who blew Ron Rifkin in L.A. Confidential.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Franco was totally forgettable in The Company. proof: I forgot him.

also, Donnie Darko > The Company

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

and perhaps the same goes for Bubble Boy

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

I used to confuse him for the James Dean lookalike who blew Ron Rifkin in L.A. Confidential.

he is TEH MENTALIST now

the whoopi goldberg variations (elmo argonaut), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't recall that in LAC either. This is my problem with voting in the '50s film poll -- Oh, that was great, but do I remember any of it?

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Donnie Darko > The Company

So not OTM, though I'd consider that possibility with Bubble Boy.

Eric H., Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Morbs OTM.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

No results found for "gaymes franco"

velko, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Whatev, I'd rather watch a screwball marathon than Donnie Darko.

Eric H., Wednesday, 22 October 2008 18:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

schef, this cousin of yours doesn't like middle-aged men perchance?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 19 December 2008 17:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

hahaha unfortunately there are greater problems at hand with said cousin that would make this a no-go :(

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Friday, 19 December 2008 18:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

morbz got some horny goat weed in his stocking

Dr. Yakubius (and what), Friday, 19 December 2008 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

'nuff said. I don't do drama.

Milk makes it seem so amazingly easy to pick up JF in the subway.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 19 December 2008 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

i've picked someone up on a bus before. but he was a closeted latino boy.

the table is the table, Friday, 19 December 2008 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

A good friend reported last week that he and his girlfriend had beers with Franco at her apartment -- she and Franco are taking the same creative writing course.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 19 December 2008 19:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

my god he's an ilxor waiting to happen

cindy (goole), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 03:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah that was talked about a bit on the 33 1/3 thread. basically love this dude.

Roz, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 04:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's a great book by the way!

only the beginning of the firestorm (latebloomer), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 04:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha yeah i know this is OLD NEWS

cindy (goole), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 05:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

i haven't had a proper celebrity crush in YEARS, not since justin timberlake in his prime probably, but that clip definitely pushed franco right back up to CRUSH level.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 09:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

he's so beautiful

Funky House, M.D. (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 09:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

ridiculously so. he looks beautiful when moody and then his smile just melts me. i hate thinking shit like that.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 09:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

omg

http://www.dlisted.com/node/31194/images/spl87423_001.jpg

Surmounter, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 16:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

kill me now

Surmounter, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 16:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

he's a handsome kid

goole, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 16:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

hmmmm, too much so to play Allen Ginsberg? so is Jesse Eisenberg:

http://www.buzzsugar.com/2940563

Past a Diving Jeter (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 March 2009 16:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

young_goldbloom.gif

xp lol

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Wednesday, 18 March 2009 17:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I love Surmounter on this thread. "Isn't he gorgeous? Isn't he hot?" It reminds me of two things, Ain't You My Baby and "ain't you wealthy, aint you wise."

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I mean "is you or aint you my baby"

Haw.

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

is you is

conrad, Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was just coming here to see if you'd seen this Rox. <3

ENBB, Sunday, 2 August 2009 22:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

it is a classic to me. haw

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Sunday, 2 August 2009 22:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Now on General Hospital apparently
Can someone explain this move?

wmlynch, Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

hopefully because he thinks it's funny

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

maybe carl wilson style popism got to him in a big way

goole, Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

wtf is thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj0M7rghI-E

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 November 2009 00:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj0M7rghI-E

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 November 2009 00:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

<3

u don't have 2 be a shart, baby, 2 be in my jort (m bison), Friday, 15 January 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

so where are the long-winded essays where he intellectualizes starring in crap like Flyboys and Tristan & Isolde?

some dude, Friday, 15 January 2010 15:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

village voice

plaxico (I know, right?), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

his blog

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

in alaska

max, Friday, 15 January 2010 15:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

i want to watch general hospital

you have to forgive me (surm), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

I saw one long clip of him on GH and laughed at the absurdity. I guess he's admitting there that's what it was supposed to be? Gotta admire the worksmanship on those soaps though - three days of filming is enough for 23 episodes!

Nhex, Friday, 15 January 2010 15:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

yea i heard he is pretty funny

you have to forgive me (surm), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/3029750852_78cd9ff9e3.jpg

jed_, Friday, 15 January 2010 15:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

i fully endorse this btw

plaxico (I know, right?), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

v close to my glasses but that's kinda where the similarity ends.

jed_, Friday, 15 January 2010 15:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

u fully endorse what?

that picture is like a perfect ad for humanity

you have to forgive me (surm), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

and for cardigans.

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

theres a lot of stuff on this thread i endorse by now

plaxico (I know, right?), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

the problem with that photo is he's sposed to be ALLEN GINSBERG

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0KRN69leV-Q/S1AHcfZ-SrI/AAAAAAAAH7w/iuN8kedTju4/s400/30-rock-james-franco.jpg

I'm glad there is a picture of him and Kamiko Kai.

ô_o (Nicole), Friday, 15 January 2010 15:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

the word "lips" is grossing me out

Jesse, Friday, 15 January 2010 15:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://i34.tinypic.com/11slag1.jpg

parm goin' ham (sic), Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

it occurs to me that this dude is going to age really well, george clooney-style. he will look good with a little gray hair.

by another name (amateurist), Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

i saw howl last month. surmounter is going to explode.

caek, Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

just spent 10 straight minutes watching that gif :(

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

first time i'm reading that wsj article posted upthread and i'm imagining him snickering to himself as he wrote that last line.

Roz, Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Clooney has NOT aged well. Only straight men and women think he's a handsome man.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 March 2010 22:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

you're crazy

horseshoe, Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

He looked like a old couch at this year's Oscars.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

He's charming as hell, but his looks got nuthin' to do with it.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

Clooney has NOT aged well. Only straight men and women think he's a handsome man.

― The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:58 PM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

so... only a majority of the population

max, Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

alfred is correct re: clooney

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

so... only a majority of the population

Yeah, but we're smarter and make more money.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

clooney has aged very well imo. i suspected his poor presentation at the oscars was smething to do with a part he was bulking up/growing his hair out for.

jed_, Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think george clooney is v handsome alfred u crazy

Lamp, Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

He looks like a rusty hood ornament.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 March 2010 00:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

time for a twinks thread

velko, Friday, 19 March 2010 00:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Clooney has NOT aged well. Only straight men and women think he's a handsome man.

― The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:58 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

you're crazy

― horseshoe, Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:07 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Friday, 19 March 2010 01:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

^most boring doc idea ever. Would've been fun in '76.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Franco looked great cooking an omelet in The Company.

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 01:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Clooney has NOT aged well. Only straight men and women think he's a handsome man.

― The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:58 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Yeah what would straight women know about male attractiveness.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not as much as I do.

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

u r weird

conrad, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Didn't realize he had an almost equally foxy brother.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

love clooney
an that franco gif is soooo <3
it makes me want to eat pancakes with him and i only very rarely eat wheat and never at breakfast so that is saying a lot.

tehresa, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Alfred, hate to break it to you, but neither you nor I will look a fraction as good as Clooney when we're pushing 50.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 02:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

I work out often and don't accept scripts like Up in the Air, Eric.

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 03:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh sorry, my mistake. You will obviously be attractive to approximately 90 percent of housewives in America in a couple decades.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 03:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

it don't mean a thing if you ain't got those genes
xpost

tehresa, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 03:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Every time I try to fill-in my ballot for the "James Franco: Yea or Nay" election he does something that makes me re-think my opinion on him.

Cunga, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 04:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Actually I think I finally got Clooney's broad visual appeal when I saw Up In The Air. Dude has as many different smiles as eskimos have words for snow.

James Franco (and Jake for that matter) obviously hotter though.

Tim F, Thursday, 1 April 2010 13:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"The Dangerous Book Four Boys" addresses boyhood and the "sexual confusion" of adolescence, as Ms. Heiss put it. Short films focus on demolition, showing burning or bullet-riddled structures like a plastic toy home or a large wooden rocket (the exhibition contains originals or replicas of these). Another work explores a romantic encounter between "Star Trek" characters Spock and James T. Kirk.

"I feel like shows or films that deal with kids, they're playing to all of these sexual feelings that you have at that age, but they don't fully admit to it," he said. "So I kind of try to draw that out. The implicit in those shows and books, I try to make it a little more explicit."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704198004575311181326946698.html

James Mitchell, Friday, 18 June 2010 08:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

so much <3 for this guy

exit through the (Tape Store), Thursday, 15 July 2010 01:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

me too. hot in so many ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfzuOu4UIOU

"they're not wolves, they're bears"

jed_, Thursday, 15 July 2010 01:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

wish he made better movies

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 July 2010 02:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

In Dave's current tourist audience you'd really be fortunate to have one person who knew who the hell he was

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 July 2010 02:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey, my friend Kevin is in that clip!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 July 2010 02:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

(xp) that's weird, that was sposed to go on the Harvey Pekar thread

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 July 2010 02:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey, my friend Kevin is in that clip!

So's my friend Wancy!

jaymc, Thursday, 15 July 2010 02:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

When is James Franco going to come out officially?

the aztec mystic pizza (Stevie D), Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

As soon as I give him the ok.

I'm never gonna do it without the Lex on (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

starting the English PhD program at Yale this fall, apparently

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

my favourite book about paris - norma evenson's paris: a century of change - is in that clip too! on the shelf behind the jeffrey eugenides guy just above his left shoulder

conrad, Thursday, 15 July 2010 17:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

if he could wrangle the accent, i'd love to see him do an adam ant biopic

da croupier, Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

or he could just prance around in a little pirate suit to "stand and deliver," that would be fine

da croupier, Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

wish he made better movies

wish he made better books, if he's going to keep getting them published

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

not lookin fwd to the Allen Ginsberg portrayal, really

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 July 2010 02:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'd love to see him do an adam ant biopic

― da croupier, Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:00 (Yesterday) Bookmark

yes, same bone structure, good observation!

although he's probably massively taller than AA.

jed_, Friday, 16 July 2010 03:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2010/06/23/a-sneak-peek-of-james-francos-solo-exhibition-at-the-clocktower-gallery-in-nyc/

can we change the thread title to

James Franco and his LITTLE RUBBER DICK AND BALLS IN A GLASS CASE !!!

goole, Monday, 26 July 2010 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

no

jaymc won $5800 on day 1! (HI DERE), Monday, 26 July 2010 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow he's an artist

janice (surm), Monday, 26 July 2010 19:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Long, long New York profile. Apparently he's getting his Ph.D in literature.

http://nymag.com/movies/profiles/67284/index6.html

balls and adieu (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 00:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

i was about to type DON'T DO IT JAMES, but i guess he can afford to do it

horseshoe, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

The profile, I might add, includes a lot of drivel.

balls and adieu (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

he'll be ~teaching~

pies. (gbx), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

The profile, I might add, includes a lot of drivel.

― balls and adieu (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:11 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

you don't say:

In the hours after our brief meeting, and then in the months that followed, I would come to believe that everything important about Franco and his career could be derived from that mystifying wink. The only problem was that I had no idea, really none at all, what he meant by it

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 28 July 2010 03:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

i would be mystified by his wink knowhati'msayin

janice (surm), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

could stare at him forever tbh

jed_, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha

.. help? (admrl), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

that whole artwork is wild

goole, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

He;s got a teensy bit of Mark Ruffalo around the eyes there. I had never made that comparison

.. help? (admrl), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haha at New York "art ladies" in the background there

.. help? (admrl), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

HAI I'M JAMES FRANCO AND I'M SO CUTE I HAVE TO EAT MY HAND

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/sotoalf/james-franco-sitting-0910-lg.jpg

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 August 2010 22:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

#
flavaflavs
1 week ago

wow, didn't know that creepy guy at the bus stop was actually a 'performance artist'

netizen kane (am0n), Saturday, 28 August 2010 22:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8gekuV1z51qzi80do1_400.gif

jed_, Thursday, 9 September 2010 22:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

puffy Sunday Times profile:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/movies/12ryzik.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 September 2010 03:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Man I can totally see that this guy is a good-looking guy but I can't get over that he is son of a bad guy on a glider often called "Gobby"! Who became himself a Goblin.

Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Thursday, 16 September 2010 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ginsburg wishes he looked that good.

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 September 2010 03:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Franco reeeeeeally acts with his wrists alot in Howl.

Eric H., Thursday, 16 September 2010 03:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

what about his lips?

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 September 2010 03:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

RIP

Gene Shalit in a Child's Sailor Hat (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lots of big-name writers blurbing his story collection:
http://www.amazon.com/Palo-Alto-Stories-James-Franco/dp/1439163146

jaymc, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha i hate to be gabbneb here but he really does remind me so much of my ex in that video there

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

he was on fresh air and so good! <3<3
franco not my ex

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

listening to him on Fresh Air...omg he's killing me. is it possible to be *audibly* handsome?

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

jesus christ that bike pic

jed_, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost omg LOVE it

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

he is just the best

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Thursday, 7 October 2010 00:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Should I watch Howl?

raging hetero lifechill (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 October 2010 13:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was pleasantly surprised

caek, Saturday, 23 October 2010 13:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

jimmy franks is very good.

caek, Saturday, 23 October 2010 13:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

not really a narrative-driven film though obvs, and i'm not sure it needed to be a 90 minute feature

caek, Saturday, 23 October 2010 13:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seeing 127 Hours on Thursday!!!!!

Davek (davek_00), Saturday, 23 October 2010 13:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've missed the boat on this guy. He has all the sex appeal of Thomas Haden Church, which isn't much. THC fell off after the Sideways era.

Just breaking it in, feels comfy (MintIce), Sunday, 24 October 2010 14:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

sux 2 be u, rong, who is thomas haden church, and thc never fell off

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Sunday, 24 October 2010 23:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

There are method actors, but Franco is living a method life.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 25 October 2010 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I am not feeling this stache. He was on some talk show yesterday and I couldn't get past it. He's still handsome but I prefer him sans stache.

˙❤‿❤˙˙❤‿❤˙ (ENBB), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

normally I hate them but on Franco I wish I could wipe ketchup stains off it.

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

apparently I now love mustaches

holy shit

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

omg @ this

tim lincecum in a giants snuggie (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

im supposed to be studying, al

tim lincecum in a giants snuggie (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 23:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

I haven't been able to think about anything else all afternoon. This is WAY better than the 'Kissing Family' sketch he did on SNL...

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

I imagine him kissing me like that and then we go out for a cappuccino.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

I would have to be hospitalized

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

The arm up on the mirror is what's killing me...(aside from omg everything else about this crazy boy)

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

jesus so much acting in those clips. actors, stop acting!

jed_, Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

there are other clips ? lol

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

The other actors are stilted and obvious.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

I kinda dig him with the stache, something I never would have predicted!

Stop Non-Erotic Cabaret (Abbbottt), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I saw 127 hours last night. it was RUBBISH

Tilda Swinton Wreck Up A Dread Dub (admrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

The only erotic moment was his bare foot reaching out for sunlight.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

rats. dude's along for THAT long you'd hope for...well...anyhoo

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 00:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

fainting here

Here we are in a sticky situation/ (Tape Store), Thursday, 9 December 2010 01:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

that clip of franco simultaneously made and ruined my day this morning.

boo (surm), Thursday, 9 December 2010 01:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bardem one is particularly disappointing

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 9 December 2010 01:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ugh the Eisenberg one. Come on, bro.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 9 December 2010 01:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

idg how you could watch any other clip after Franco...

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I read this as James Ferraro and his LIPS

Bjorn Cyborg (van smack), Thursday, 9 December 2010 03:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

You're in the right place.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 December 2010 04:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

kind of embarrassing

he's going to make the Oscars into one of his shitty art projects

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 December 2010 05:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

so.... he's going to make the Oscars way better?

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 9 December 2010 05:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

tbh I think Carrot Top hosting the Oscars would be an improvement.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 9 December 2010 05:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

xxpost Yay!

benanas foster (Eric H.), Thursday, 9 December 2010 05:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

James Franco makes everything better

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 05:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's not going to be worse, just a cuter kind of annoying

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 December 2010 12:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sully:

I have to say I don't know what to say. I suppose I should hereby retire from blogging. Maybe my amygdala is just completely side-swiped by the mustache or the smile to feel the revulsion at the narcissism others feel. Or maybe Franco is able to show us that he's mocking narcissism, while obviously seducing himself. Anyway, I can't stop myself watching it, in the same way a lot of people can't stop watching Franco wherever he appears.

The idea of a video-photo spread for the NT magazine remains, however, an inspired piece of new media. Congrats.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 9 December 2010 17:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

who are these people that are aparently feeling revulsion? are they extra-terrestrials?

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Thursday, 9 December 2010 17:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

The mustache sort of lends the scene a new meaning of "gay clone"

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 December 2010 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

So it appears he's in talks to write and direct both Blood Meridian and As I Lay Dying. This information makes me both very excited and very nervous at the same time.

ENBB, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

I thought Ridley Scott had optioned Blood Meridian?

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

p much definitively over this guy

plax (ico), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

hey i was planning to do that too

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

disappointed i didnt get under him first tho, AYO

plax (ico), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

yknow goole you kindof ruined that one for me

plax (ico), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

goole

plax (ico), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol @ both of u

ENBB, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

so tired of this guy

Princess TamTam, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Well, he's overexposed for sure. I'm sorta excited by this because I love both of these books (a lot) but I just don't know if this will be a good thing in the end. This is really fucking ambitious!

ENBB, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost Yeah I'm so tired of the handsomest dude on the planet being cute and awesome.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

he should ruin some lesser-known works first

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 22:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

I say go for it. Dude could film a 10 part series about the Yellow Pages and I'd probably watch it

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

reminder: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403848/

Princess TamTam, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

I actaully decided while watching him on Regis and Kelly last month (don't judge) that he's not actually as hot as everyone seems to think. a) too skinny b) bad facial hair atm

ENBB, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost

wait, um - what is that movie?!

ENBB, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

gtfo :O

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

what should gtfo The Ape existing or my saying he's not that hot cause you know what? I just dropped a truth bomb.

ENBB, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

yah i have been p consistent abt saying that he was hot in Milk but that was kindof it, yah kindof stringy looking around the face

plax (ico), Monday, 3 January 2011 22:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean he's a good looking guy I just think he's sorta overrated in that dept is all.

ENBB, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Need I remind you of this:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/12/magazine/14actors.html?hp#2

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Those artsy-fartsy clips make me think someone not so secretly considered the assignment "14 Directors Directing."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I want the assignment of directing and co-starring with Franco in "Soto and Other Drugs"

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 January 2011 22:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

9 pipers piping
10 drummers drumming
12 lords a leaping

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost wd watch imo :)

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thank god you're here, Al.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

he sometimes looks funny -- kind of like an old man -- but when he looks good, he looks immortally perfect. so while i find it difficult to say his looks are overrated, i know exactly what u mean.

surm, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

I love you ENBB and Josh and Surm but it DOES NOT COMPUTE

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

he sometimes looks like this:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g192/rrawn/franco.jpg

i don't love that look

surm, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

holy shit i forgot all about the ape. I was working at TLA in philly when they put that thing out and no one could be bothered to watch it.

da croupier, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

The video store, I mean, not the releasing branch.

da croupier, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I1b61DVgog

To think he would succeed in eclipsing Vincent Gallo in but five years

da croupier, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

I dunno, at least this dude seems to have more of a sense of humor about himself and celebrity than, say, Harmony Korine. But Korine has done a pretty good job dropping off the map, so who knows.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

harmony korine isnt some apatow dude tbf

plax (ico), Monday, 3 January 2011 22:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah Harmony Korine and James Franco are like...not even apples and oranges. That's like apples and zebras.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sure, unlike Korine or Gallo, Franco is more like an affable enfant terrible, which is a neat contradiction. I like that Franco is some Apatow dude who also does Oscar shit and high(low) brow art stuff, all while pursuing advanced degrees and staring in soaps.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ape's only $8.99 on their site, though I'm pretty sure we were selling previously viewed (or at least opened) copies a few years back.

da croupier, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

that sentence should end with for far less.

da croupier, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

wtf at yall saying his looks are overrated yr fuckin crazy imo

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

YES ty Roxy

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

you can't see what i'm talking about in that picture i posted??

surm, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

beadyeyedfunnyteethface

surm, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

All I see is some fine looking Franco

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

i love him more now that he is less of an adonis and more of a weird looking dude though, like thats my ideal franco

xpost he looks like my ex bf that i hate in that pic tbh lol

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Anybody read Palo Alto? Flicked through it today and was almost tempted.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

mmm filet of franco

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

i hate when he styles himself like that and i believe that if we saw that smile in motion and not in a freeze frame we would be swooning

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

For every squinty face there are 1200 sexy faces he makes and its all worth it in the end

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Def better in motion, lol

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

yea i've def seen the squinty thing on film too, but yea that's probably true - it's like 1 in a 100 expressions that he looks like that

surm, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

makes him more attractive to me tbh!

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

have you watched the video of him and his grandma? he makes this insanely grimacing, too-big smile the whole time and its murderous to watch for me because i find it so cute even though objectively perhaps it is weird looking

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

YES he totally looks like he's speedballing through the whole thing

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

<3 tweakers

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm sorry but that was pretty much the cutest thing i've ever seen

surm, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

is that his brother????

surm, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes david, have you seen his acting classes videos that hes in?

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

no

surm, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

nose scratch @ :24

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

is that his brother????

― surm, Tuesday, January 4, 201

I had the same thought you did, you dirty man

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

^this is a great look he has in these, curious to see if surm agrees

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

nose scratch at :56 in video 3

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Davey is the cutest

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

i find dave to be completely unattractive!!

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

re those acting class vids (and some other things i've seen him do) is franco narcissist/egotist or is he just playing at being one for laughs?

jed_, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

dave is handsome in a kind of unassuming/generic way imo. seems like a good fellow.

jed_, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

I posted the grandma vid yesterday on the thread for the movie very few of you seem to have seen.

he sometimes looks funny -- kind of like an old man

what the HELL are u talkinbout?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

OK, the Rebel scene w/ his brother is better than 127 Hours

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

jed are you retarded? its obviously a joke

also his brother is p not actually enrolled in an acting class being taught by his brother

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahaha LOL morbs

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

well he makes so much of the joke that maybe it's not a joke.

jed_, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

also his brother is p not actually enrolled in an acting class being taught by his brother

thanks for clearing that up though!

jed_, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think it is kind of awesome that he is planning this, with little to know evidence that he in fact knows how to direct such things on his CV. I mean, why not? REally, if someone will finance you to do it, why not try?

akm, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

little to no. little to no.

akm, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

hope he is better at directing than at writing short stories

max, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

OTM

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

I hope he is better at making out than writing and directing.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

OTM

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

palo alto has a gushing quote by amy hempel on the sleeve

plax (ico), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think, maybe i dont remember

plax (ico), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe amy hempel thought shed get to make out with him

max, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

idk i bet amy hempel is more of a rogen fan

plax (ico), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

if i was in charge of such things and james franco walked up to me and said award me the nobel prize for literature for my subpar collection of short stories "palo alto" and flashed that smile.gif i'd have trouble saying no

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol otm

stare into my soul (Tape Store), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 03:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

if I was in charge of such things and James Franco walked up to me and said award me the Nobel prize for literature for my subpar collection of short stories "palo alto" penning a dazzling love letter to me and flashed that smile.gif I'd have trouble saying no

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 03:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

sheesh no wonder they sold out of all the cheap copies of Ape

plax (ico), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 03:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4198583/the_ape_movie_trailer/

"upkeep of the AAAPE?!"

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 03:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahah

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I though it was going to be one of those Dunston Checks In movies, lol @ dude in Ape Costume.
"THE APE IS OURSELVES"

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah people think that from the cover

its funny tbh

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like the idea that franco is basically jon hamm's character in 30 Rock

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahah

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

<3 <3

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 January 2011 02:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

see like i don't think he looks v good here for ex

http://dlisted.com/files/imagecache/photo-preview/files/galleries/110108A1_FRANCO_J_B-GR_05.jpg

surm, Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

No one looks good making that face what is your point here

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

my point is that he makes that face a bunch and i don't find it attractive. that's all.

surm, Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

i have never seen him making that face lol

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

like how could anyone jsut hold that face for more than like a millisecond

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hardly a deterrent

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 January 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

nope sorry

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

he looks like a dumb person

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah ew sorry surm

oh so I'm watching F&G now and have realized that it's all about his smile. I may have been a little harsh last week.

ENBB, Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

also he has a weird and not appealing voice (franco)

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean he's no that guy from bring it on whose name I have once again forgotten amirite plax?

ENBB, Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes! that guy is the cutest!

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 21:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah ew sorry surm

oh so I'm watching F&G now and have realized that it's all about his smile. I may have been a little harsh last week.

― ENBB, Sunday, January 9, 2011 9:48 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark

ew is a little strong don't u think

surm, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok ok yeah but there something really strange about his face to me

ENBB, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

he has a bit of a lazy eye maybe but i love him anyway

http://www.deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/HaydenChristensenPt_gallery_primary.jpg

i'll stop talking about him now. didn't mean to derail my own thread.

surm, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just...no

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you say so

surm, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

<3

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

there are cuter boys imo

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean he's no that guy from bring it on whose name I have once again forgotten amirite plax?

jesse.... something

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

spano

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jesse Bradford...cute, he's a little short though

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

im into that

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lol

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 9 January 2011 22:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

If Social Network wins, JF shd just let Fincher and Sorkin do this to him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG9Ta-t2-CE

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 January 2011 17:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

actual lol

dark link (roxymuzak), Saturday, 29 January 2011 17:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://twitter.com/#!/jamesfranco

Roz, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 06:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.whosay.com/jamesfranco/photos/12735

☠ (roxymuzak), Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

No mention in this thread that Franco is, um, actually starring in a prequel to "Planet of the Apes" remake? "Rise of the Apes?" My goodness.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's enough, james franco

this odyssey that refuses to quit calling itself (history mayne), Sunday, 27 February 2011 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

he looks so nervous hosting oscars!

tehresa, Monday, 28 February 2011 01:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

is james franco hi

mookieproof, Monday, 28 February 2011 01:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

He's on codeine.

Rich Lolwry (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 28 February 2011 01:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

he looks too uptight to be high imo

OH GOD HES SO CUTE LOL

☠ (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 February 2011 02:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

just looked up at his FACE midpost

☠ (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 February 2011 02:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

those pictures are great.

scott seward, Monday, 28 February 2011 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

picture of him and oprah is lovely.

scott seward, Monday, 28 February 2011 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7531811.html

iatee, Saturday, 23 April 2011 04:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

James Franco and his PHD !!!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

how many degrees does one very successful actor need

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^

VegemiteGrrl, Saturday, 23 April 2011 16:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait, I thought he was doing a PhD at Yale in English- is he doing two PhDs at the same time, or did he drop out of Yale?

the tune is space, Saturday, 23 April 2011 16:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Soon it's going to be really easy to play six degrees of James Franco. 'Cause ... get it?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 April 2011 16:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

applauso

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 23 April 2011 17:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

nicely done sir

VegemiteGrrl, Saturday, 23 April 2011 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

p thoughtful here - http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11661

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I watched this interview when I was stoned the other night and it was seriously fucking amazing. Ca

jaymc, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

okay you sold me, will watch

tbrr, or not tbrr, that is the questeon: (markers), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

yea if anything rose is the drawback cuz he so badly tries to be jokey in front of live audiences & with entertainers

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

i rly just find charlie rose endlessly hilarious - in the best way possible

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

just his face in that black abyss

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

too much

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

i have nothing but <3 4 charlie, but he can be terribly corny where i have to like avert my eyes

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah charlie's great imo

tbrr, or not tbrr, that is the questeon: (markers), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh totally - i have always loved him

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

I have to say, the interview kind of made me hate J.F. a little, though. There are parts where he is so clearly ~getting off~ on the whole experience of being interviewed about his career as an artist. Like, sometimes Charlie Rose asks a question, and Franco does these smug little eye flutters as he drinks in the headiness of it all. But it's worth it. I mean, the self-construction and -presentation as Serious Artist is itself, you could argue, part of his whole project.

jaymc, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Or treating Serious Artistry as a genuine joke.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

just his face in that black abyss

happens to me too when, stoned, I think of Charlie Rose.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp Yeah, maybe, sure.

jaymc, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

happens to me too when, stoned, I think of Charlie Rose.

Have you seen this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFE2CCfAP1o

jaymc, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't watch it -- I'm not stoned.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'll watch it when i get home

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

just his face in that black abyss

― j lol (surm), Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:51 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

srrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrsly

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 22:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

awright fine -- I'll get stoned.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 22:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

hurrah!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 23:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

cosign

j lol (surm), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 23:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah charlie's great imo
oh totally - i have always loved him

me too, on a par with Obama

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 01:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

only if i can buy it with my non-visible money

Roz, Sunday, 19 June 2011 02:34 (six years ago) Permalink

I will hang it in my non-visible mansion

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 19 June 2011 04:14 (six years ago) Permalink

Kalup Linzy!

ain't nuthin but a chicken waaaang (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 July 2011 02:08 (six years ago) Permalink

IDK, other than his acting I can't help but feel like this guy is being a professional college student

mississippi delta law grad (Hurting 2), Saturday, 2 July 2011 03:36 (six years ago) Permalink

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnommuk2051qz6g6ao1_500.jpg

jaxon, Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Wait who is that girl

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 July 2011 04:54 (six years ago) Permalink

Ke$ha, I think?

jaymc, Saturday, 2 July 2011 05:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Inevitable Playboy interview.

Roz, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 01:40 (six years ago) Permalink

all the layers of "meta" he tosses on everything don't really obscure the fact that he has not really done anything all that compelling.

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 02:20 (six years ago) Permalink

aside from being hot, sometimes.

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 02:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Once they started talking about the oscar hosting and then twitter I just felt this sense of creeping dread, like there's something really horrifically boring about the times we live in.

relentlessly googling hipster (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 03:43 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah that's the thing -- the tagline is that he is "interesting" but he seems utterly boring. the idea of an intellectual jack-of-all-trades movie star is so seductive that people don't seem to care that he's never said or done anything particularly worthwhile.

by another name (amateurist), Saturday, 16 July 2011 03:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, well the thread is called James Franco and his LIPS !!! for a reason, I guess.

ephendophile (Eric H.), Saturday, 16 July 2011 03:06 (six years ago) Permalink

I think it's cool that he's helping that monkey from Jumanji make a comeback.

My Boyfriend Could Be A Spanish Man (R Baez), Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Robin Williams' career hasn't been THAT bad lately.

ephendophile (Eric H.), Saturday, 16 July 2011 17:00 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah that's the thing -- the tagline is that he is "interesting" but he seems utterly boring. the idea of an intellectual jack-of-all-trades movie star is so seductive that people don't seem to care that he's never said or done anything particularly worthwhile.

― by another name (amateurist), Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:03 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark

otfm

only bad dog on the street (history mayne), Saturday, 23 July 2011 08:03 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I accidentally bookmarked a picture of James Franco (and his LIPS !!!) and I just never bothered to delete it because the icon on my bookmark bar looks like it could be a link to a book review instead of a picture of somebody who was in Flyboys

A B C, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 01:10 (six years ago) Permalink

so he won't be doing Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway next year after all. Seems like a natural part for him, but Nicloe Kidman as Alexandra? they'd have to undo all her surgery.

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink

'palo alto' isnt so good. i read the blurb while browsing and it was comparing it to 'winesburg ohio' (one of my faves) so i bought it. i didnt realise it was that james franco until i took it home and read the back cover!

Michael B, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

@nyadanielle10

You do know he was in Harvey Milk right He's played gay guys befor. I think young actor are going for gay parts is to shows there range of ability as an actor. Like how playing retarded roles use to be "in".

limatt182 7 months ago

plax (ico), Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:10 (six years ago) Permalink

omg

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 September 2011 19:14 (six years ago) Permalink

he's right!

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 September 2011 19:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (420 of them)

The sham nation of Israel should be destroyed. (Princess TamTam), Saturday, 24 September 2011 19:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Never go 'full gay.'

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 24 September 2011 19:53 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.avclub.com/articles/james-franco-likes-that-morons-dont-understand-his,64210/

As an example of the sort of project that said idiots would probably just misinterpret, the article describes how one Flaunt writer participated in Franco's new, gender-flipped Rebel Without A Cause project: After being told to shave his beard and get into drag to play James Dean's friend Vampira, the author is quickly initiated into a booze-fueled orgy of strap-on dildos and hand lotion that's loosely based around a real-life behind-the-scenes drama involving Dennis Hopper, director Nicholas Ray, and Natalie Wood—all of them, along with Dean and Sal Mineo, played by members of the opposite sex and, occasionally, blow-up dolls. Then this very artistic thing happens:

“Sal,” says Franco, “this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. I want you to show Dean how much you love him. And you too, Dennis. Just make love to Natalie.”

The two start going at it with the dolls.

“I wanted your sugar lips on my cock all day, Jimmy,” Mineo says before shoving her dildo in the sex doll’s mouth. “You are my girl, Jimmy. You feel as sweet as ice cream.” She unbuttons the sex doll’s pants and flips it over. “Your ass is so ready, Jimmy. Let me put it in your rebel ass.” She spits on her dildo cock and stuffs it in James Dean’s inflatable butthole. “Tell me how much you like it, Jimmy.” The doll flops about on the bed. “You know I like it, Jimmy. Oh yeah! So nice and tight... Such a sweet ass. It’s like sweet cherry pie.”

Hopper is going at it with the Natalie Wood doll. I’m tossed a Nick Adams doll. Vampira would be into fetishism, I think. I strap on a dildo harness and grab a leather whip. I proceed to whip the doll’s plastic cock while thrusting my dildo in its mouth.

I look around. Everyone is making out with dolls, riding them, switching positions. “My girl loves it on her face, doesn’t she, Jimmy?” huffs Mineo before squirting the James Dean doll with cum-lotion. We spray the sex dolls with two cans of condensed milk. It’s a real cumfest.

Franco, who is in the middle of the action, begins to record himself on an iPhone, repeating, “I’m a rebel, I’m a rebel, I’m a rebel, I’m a rebel…” His eyes are closed. There is no irony in his voice.

anorange (abanana), Saturday, 29 October 2011 05:45 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^ just came here to post this

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 17:46 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

And another one.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/james-franco-to-play-robert-mapplethorpe-in-biopic/257397

He has previously stated that he does not mind actually really fucking gets off on it if his career choices make people think he is gay.

dor Dumbeddownball (Eric H.), Friday, 13 January 2012 20:13 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

the hart crane thing is on itunes/amazon instant, maybe ondemands also

i guess he put things back in since it's now 1h 50m? i liked it, def feels v student-movie-w/-a-location-budget-like, also lil bit tortured artist cliche territory but in some reasonably unique ways, including making out/sexing michael shannon.

johnny crunch, Friday, 13 January 2012 21:22 (six years ago) Permalink

say what now? :D

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 January 2012 21:39 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

well for better or worse, I'm going to this:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/my-own-private-river

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 3 February 2012 03:22 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

in the flesh, just another goodlooking guy w/ unfortunate facial hair.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0mmffCB4t1qeuobqo1_500.jpg

it's almost like he WANTS me to punch him in the face

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:29 (six years ago) Permalink

I love surm on this thread

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I think I've turned to Team Dave.

Eric H., Thursday, 22 March 2012 23:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Make room.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 March 2012 00:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Pig.

Eric H., Friday, 23 March 2012 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

yes, plz

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 March 2012 13:39 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/professor-fired-for-giving-james-franco-a-d-grade-6279572.html

A university professor is claiming that he lost his job after he gave James Franco an embarrassing 'D' grade in a course he was teaching on account of the knock-'em-dead actor and perennial student showing up for only two out of the 14 lectures he was expected at.

The unusual allegation is laid out in a lawsuit filed this week in the Manhattan Supreme Court by Jose Angel Santana, who says that New York University fired him unfairly in part because of his refusal to pander to Mr Franco and give him a grade he didn't deserve. In the suit, he seeks to get his job back.

Mr Franco, 33, who seems to be as attracted to campus life as he is to the camera lens, has attended courses recently at Columbia University and at Yale. It was while pursuing a fine arts master's degree at NYU that he was obliged to attend Mr Santana's lectures entitled "Directing the Actor II".

In his legal suit, Mr Santana asserts that other members of the department bent the rules flagrantly to make Mr Franco look better than he really was including using inflated grades.

The implication is that NYU wanted not just the glory of having the heart-melting Mr Franco in its midst but also the financial boon that his presence promised to bring .

jed_, Monday, 23 April 2012 11:55 (six years ago) Permalink

is the reporter applying for membership in Franco's entourage?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 13:19 (six years ago) Permalink

So basically Franco is to a 'cool school' like NYU what a star quarterback is to a football school.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:45 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

So, Mr. Franco and I are to be colleagues this coming semester:

http://aar.calarts.edu/cgi-bin/clsinfo?class=FD605A&sem=1&year=12

The Merch Seat (admrl), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:37 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

watched this thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_Cherry on VOD - it's horrible

scene of franco snorting coke & then immed launching into japanese art history -we've all been there right

johnny crunch, Sunday, 12 August 2012 13:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Can some one dick slap him already?

Eric H., Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:37 (five years ago) Permalink

that's the next project.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:50 (five years ago) Permalink

let me know when the dick slapping happens

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:07 (five years ago) Permalink

James Franco's cruising: the fall/winter 2012 gay ILX thread

Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there just some major mutual flattery going on here between James and The Gays?

Eric H., Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:43 (five years ago) Permalink

< / Tuomas >

Eric H., Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I wanna start a band called James and The Gays.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:16 (five years ago) Permalink

watched this thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_Cherry on VOD - it's horrible

scene of franco snorting coke & then immed launching into japanese art history -we've all been there right

― johnny crunch, Sunday, August 12, 2012 9:35 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark

lol that sounds horrid

WheatusVEVO (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:34 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

OMG you guys

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 16:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Dead to me.

Ham Lushbaugh (Eric H.), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://vimeo.com/55657401

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink

oh hello

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/12/17/consider-this-james-franco-on-the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower/

And Ezra Miller, well he makes me want to be gay, his character is so full of vitality.

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 17:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i like how in the freaks & geeks reunion article in vanity fair judd apatow talks about when they cast him as desario, they did so because they thought his mouth was too big for his face, he looked "off" and weird, etc. then all the women around them started talking about how gorgeous he was and they thought they were nuts cause they couldnt see it

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

interior. leather bar. looks like it might be really good

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:36 (five years ago) Permalink

oh God, put out or shut up, Franco.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink

ezra miller is crushworthy

wait he's only 20 nvm but what a lovely man he will one day grow to be

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

EM has an all-time jawline, but he needs to grow out of using it to maximize his scuzzball cachet.

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Equine men act foalishly.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

ugh yeah beatnik thing is nagl on him

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:32 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe it will grow on you

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:48 (five years ago) Permalink

like moffe growing vpon the skull of a man

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

actual lol

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 December 2012 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nb5sZPl-dE

"James Franco didn't suck any dick last night? Now I know you all are trippin."

Zero Dark 33⅓: The Final Insult (Eric H.), Friday, 21 December 2012 14:02 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFu61oFi_6Y

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 00:25 (five years ago) Permalink

James Franco in wackface:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouVDDB-Oo90

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Friday, 18 January 2013 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

jesus christ

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 13 February 2013 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

brilliant?

:C (crüt), Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

its awful, surprise

purp (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:58 (five years ago) Permalink

hay i got wasted & painted some tshirts also welcome to gay town yr welcome love james franco

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 February 2013 23:18 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"James Franco: a West LA creative writing major and aspiring film-maker type who is always four months away from finding out about WFMU."

Cunga, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 06:32 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Promotional stills for Franco's adaptation of As I Lay Dying are making the rounds

Drugs A. Money, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 13:36 (five years ago) Permalink

here's the link:

http://screenrant.com/as-i-lay-dying-movie-images-photos-james-franco/

blurb references the Great Plopsby, and intimates Franco's possible plan to adapt Blood Meridian

Drugs A. Money, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 14:28 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/Na976y1.jpg

turds (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 14:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Strut, pout, put it out, that's what you want from Faulkner.

Not Simone Choule (Eric H.), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 14:37 (five years ago) Permalink

irl lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Watched a good block if a freaks and geeks marathon yesterday. Unfortunately the chill beauty of JF was interrupted every commercial breaking by mark Maron simulating sex while giving a thumbs up to the camera. Total Franco buzzkill

(from a bottle you dicks) (sunny successor), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:19 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://laist.com/2013/05/30/james_franco_mural.php

polyphonic, Thursday, 30 May 2013 20:55 (four years ago) Permalink

someone needs to spot this guy in the open and hit him with a couple tranq darts

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:08 (four years ago) Permalink

and have his way with the deadweight

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:13 (four years ago) Permalink

ew man

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:14 (four years ago) Permalink

ew yourself

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:35 (four years ago) Permalink

"and have his way with the deadweight"

That is a bit harsh, he is at least half as charismatic as Warren Beatty.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Thursday, 30 May 2013 22:25 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The actors in James Franco’s brilliant debut novel include a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there’s Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines—before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. “Hollywood has always been a private club,” he writes. “I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.”

Told in a dizzying array of styles—from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes—and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous’ Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors Anonymous is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.

waterface, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:30 (four years ago) Permalink

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waterface, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:30 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't like james franco's writing and filmmaking from what i have read and seen -- the obama poem and the hart crane film. however, i feel the deck is sort of stacked against him because of his celebrity. if this novel -- which seems to be vaguely experimental -- were really good, how many people would want to admit that? the idea of james franco, of pineapple express fame, writing a book that involves the ghost of river phoenix is just taken, immediately, to be ridiculous, but if bret easton ellis did that i'd imagine people would have more time for it.

i guess there are worse people to be than james franco, but being james franco is not without its disadvantages.

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

i understand that james franco's celebrity is a big part of the reason his book was able to find a publisher and receive promotion in the first place but still...

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

http://www.amazon.com/A-California-Childhood-James-Franco/dp/1608872025/ref=pd_sim_b_1

In A California Childhood he plays with the concept of memoir through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories. “I was born in 1978 at Stanford Hospital and spent my first eighteen years in a single house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Palo Alto,” Franco writes in his introduction. Steve Jobs’s daughter and the grandson of one of the Hewlett-Packard founders may have both been in his graduating class, but just across the freeway from his home turf lay East Palo Alto, which in 1992 had the highest murder rate per capita in the country. For Franco, the terrain of his upbringing is fraught with the complication of a city divided. But within that diversity, universal aspects of adolescence rise to the surface, and those are the subjects at the heart of Franco’s work.

Ultimately this is a portrait of a childhood brightened by California sunshine, but with trouble awaiting in the shadows. At turns funny, dark, and emotional, the journey of this book delivers an undeniable immediacy. And at the end the reader is left wondering just where the line of Franco’s art ends and where his true life begins.

waterface, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

if this novel -- which seems to be vaguely experimental

?!?!?!!?!!!

waterface, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

i was just referring to the fact that, from what i gleaned from skimming your posts, it involves river phoenix's ghosts, so i imagined it was some magical realist type thing that incorporated pop culture elements in a way that would read as "gimmicky" to most readers of realist or genre fiction.

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Ghosts don't seem gimmicky, experimental, or magical realist to me, but OK.

waterface, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:35 (four years ago) Permalink

We're watching freaks and geeks atm and james franco and his lips

mundane peaceable username (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:35 (four years ago) Permalink

xp it's told in a "dizzying array of styles."

vaguely experimental does not equal good or even truly experimental. it means that it is fucking around with form and self-consciously deciding to avoid certain conventions, perhaps in order to be taken more seriously by certain kinds of critics. (james franco has an MFA).

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:38 (four years ago) Permalink

it's like basically a genre tag, not a compliment. i was saying that since he is james franco the more "out there" elements of his books, any kind of imaginative anything that he does, like making river phoenix's ghost a character, is more likely to be mocked.

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:39 (four years ago) Permalink

it's like basically a genre tag, not a compliment. i was saying that since he is james franco the more "out there" elements of his books, any kind of imaginative anything that he does, like making river phoenix's ghost a character, is more likely to be mocked.

― Treeship, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:39 PM (23 seconds ago) Bookmark

if it's good, it'll find an appreciative audience. getting your vanity projects financed & published on a whim is something a lot of people would kill for so there's no reason on earth to feel bad for him - i dont think even franco cares if people like his shit

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:43 (four years ago) Permalink

(james franco has an MFA)

waterface, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I think if it's good (it doesn't sound good) than yeah good for him but it sounds hideous.

waterface, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:45 (four years ago) Permalink

"vaguely experimental" describes the James Franco Project.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:45 (four years ago) Permalink

We're watching freaks and geeks atm and james franco and his lips

― mundane peaceable username (darraghmac), Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:35 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the only really important update to this thread in years

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 5 August 2013 00:44 (four years ago) Permalink

so many francophiles on this thread

Treeship, Monday, 5 August 2013 00:57 (four years ago) Permalink

hes beautiful/great in freaks and geeks and essentially my male ideal in pineapple express, but that is the frozen limit imo

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 5 August 2013 01:00 (four years ago) Permalink

^tbomb

⚓ (elmo argonaut), Monday, 5 August 2013 01:12 (four years ago) Permalink

roxy otm

the pen is mightier than the penisword (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 August 2013 01:26 (four years ago) Permalink

i thought this would be a discussion about lovelace.

"Max's Original Starship" Vol. 3 (sunny successor), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

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― waterface, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:30 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

all ends with beginnings?

HOOS next aka won't get steened again (Hurting 2), Thursday, 8 August 2013 19:27 (four years ago) Permalink

amazing to think that a progeny of the hewlett-packard dynasty could live in a town only separated from another town by a highway

szarkasm (schlump), Friday, 9 August 2013 03:04 (four years ago) Permalink

how much material is going to be "JF is a closet case" vs "JF is a pretentious art-star douchebag"?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/comedy-central-roast-of-james-franco-bill-hader-jonah-hill_n_3749429.html

Is there a catchy name for the Apatow clique yet? The Poo Crew?

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:23 (four years ago) Permalink

I think they're called the Apolytes

Treeship, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:26 (four years ago) Permalink

the once were cuties

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:18 (four years ago) Permalink

i feel like he is the type of person to get mad at his roast

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:19 (four years ago) Permalink

saw Aziz, Sarah Silverman and Jeff Ross all trying out their material for this last night

missed Nick Kroll doing his by half an hour

a solitary sext (sic), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:50 (four years ago) Permalink

hes got a reality show coming out

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Franco will executive produce and star in ten hour-long episodes of James Franco Presents, where "he’ll explore his many personal artistic pursuits and passions."

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:00 (four years ago) Permalink

i hope episode 10 is chris burden shooting him execution-style

am0n, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:11 (four years ago) Permalink

"Ansari" is what that guy should say to the audience after his sets

*rimshot*

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:16 (four years ago) Permalink

congratulations, you have the exact sense of humour as Jeff Ross

"After that set, he should change his name to Aziz I'msorry!"

(nb: they were at different clubs last night, Ross had not seen Aziz's material, so you rly are on even par)

a solitary sext (sic), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:26 (four years ago) Permalink

lol am0n

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:38 (four years ago) Permalink

morbius's is a more elegant joke tbh

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:58 (four years ago) Permalink

i love morbs' dedication to following the franco story

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 23 August 2013 14:05 (four years ago) Permalink

I saw the trailer for As I Lay Dying -- it looks like a Funny or Die sketch, or Drunk History.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 August 2013 15:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Andy Samberg was hilarious in this

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 16:08 (four years ago) Permalink

"roasting so hard right now"

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 16:10 (four years ago) Permalink

CC always puts the uncensored version online, yes?

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 16:11 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess? they also air th uncensored version late at nite in the weeks after

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 16:12 (four years ago) Permalink

(james franco has an MFA).

waterface, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 16:14 (four years ago) Permalink

"where did you guys get all your Indian jokes from, 1995? there are more Indians starring in sitcoms then there are working at 7-11's"

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 16:15 (four years ago) Permalink

“So many gay jokes tonight about Franco. Apparently if you’re clean, well-dressed and mildly cultured, you’re super-gay now. Is that why the rest of you guys are so aggressively fat and dirty? You think if you read one book and take a shower, dicks are going to just fly into your face.”

(or you know, if you play Hart Crane, Allen Ginsberg and Harvey Milk's bf in a short period of time, make a film about the lost [sic] Cruising fisting footage and another one composed of River Phoenix outtakes, and are constantly making pronouncements about all the gay guys you love, people are going to make gay jokes.)

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 18:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Also, if you're gay and in the closet, that too will bring the joeks.

midnight outdoor nude frolic up north goes south (Eric H.), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 18:53 (four years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Andy Samberg was so funny, whoa

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 21:50 (four years ago) Permalink

channelling Norm MacDonald there, doing a good job

dvr'd it, gonna watch tonight

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 22:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Likewise, though I'd be a bit more pumped for this had the lineup included more actual comedians and less Apatow regulars.

the vineyards where the grapes of corporate rock are stored (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 22:39 (four years ago) Permalink

agreed samberg was killing it

it seems like itd kinda be hard to legitimately roast franco in a way that would suit a comedy central audience though? idk, like ripping on him for being a shitty poet or whatever isnt really gonna bring the mainstream lols. caveat: i have not seen the whole roast

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 23:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Samberg bit up there is um, conceptual, if that's what makes yer sides ache.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 00:14 (four years ago) Permalink

didn't love it

roasting > meta-roasting imo

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 00:32 (four years ago) Permalink

i agree that its not in the spirit of a roast but this partic roast was so off base and un-roast-y that it worked for me as a send up of the whole exercise

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 00:57 (four years ago) Permalink

I did like "Is there a barista in here, cause this roast just got DARK"

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 00:59 (four years ago) Permalink

can i just: franco's labored rape joke

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 01:03 (four years ago) Permalink

these comedy central roasts are so labored and terrible that sambergs bit works really well imo

max, Wednesday, 4 September 2013 01:43 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't even like Norm MacDonald, but his 'ironic bombing' was better a few years ago.

The Chevy Chase & Shatner roasts were funny!

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 01:44 (four years ago) Permalink

here's the mcdonald bit. without the video of him reading off cards its not quite as excellent tho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzmNO6BPlAs

"Dave Barlow" is the name Lou uses on sabermetrics baseball sites (s.clover), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 01:58 (four years ago) Permalink

macdonald even.

"Dave Barlow" is the name Lou uses on sabermetrics baseball sites (s.clover), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 01:58 (four years ago) Permalink

"Cool it with the homophobia, people, it's 2005!" A+

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 4 September 2013 02:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Sarah Silverman ("I've been a supporter of Aziz Ansari for years...and for only the price of one cup of coffee per day") and Natasha Leggero ("Jonah Hill was born and raised in Hollywood, and you can tell – he's a name-dropper with big tits and an eating disorder") fared the best, I thought. Aziz Ansari's point about the presence of Indians on TV was spot on, but he's just not very funny. And fuck Andy Samberg.

the vineyards where the grapes of corporate rock are stored (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 03:07 (four years ago) Permalink

all false

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 03:37 (four years ago) Permalink

I have tried to watch a few roasts over the years but I always end up watching quietly for 20 min & then changing the channel

i actually laughed most of the way through this one, so idk if it was great or roasts are generally boiled anus & the bar is super low

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 04:27 (four years ago) Permalink

bill hader cracked me up

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 04:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Hader was pretty funny, yes. A much better "conceptual" bit than the one by his asshole ex-castmate.

the vineyards where the grapes of corporate rock are stored (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:15 (four years ago) Permalink

ya i thought hader was great; this was overall p good, much better than most roasts

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 September 2013 11:36 (four years ago) Permalink

that Norm clip isn't nearly as good without actual video. both that and Samberg's have to be taken in context, they're a lot funnier when they come after 6-7 dudes just trying to be as mean and vulgar as possible. I thought Samberg's was funny because his jokes pretty much all wound up making fun of himself, IMO a bit different than what Norm did

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 September 2013 13:20 (four years ago) Permalink

conceptual isn't the same as high concept

"Dave Barlow" is the name Lou uses on sabermetrics baseball sites (s.clover), Thursday, 5 September 2013 16:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Jeff Ross is the fucking worst, why is that guy alive

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 September 2013 16:59 (four years ago) Permalink

idk, i didn't hate him on the franco roast

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:02 (four years ago) Permalink

i feel like he really didnt get a lot of shit

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:08 (four years ago) Permalink

he is a higher-up among the Friars, and probably woulda fit right in at that Club in 1949.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:09 (four years ago) Permalink

even with the hideous cornrows

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

i thought jonah hills shots at him kinda landed

johnny crunch, Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

i just glimpsed the cornrows in the Samberg clip and assumed it was just for the occasion?

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:14 (four years ago) Permalink

oh right

SPRANG BREAAAAK

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:16 (four years ago) Permalink

oh yeah JF's award-worthy performance that had slipped my mind already

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:18 (four years ago) Permalink

tbf I haven't seen it yet

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:19 (four years ago) Permalink

I wonder if the other comedians were too scared to go hard at Ross in case he gave them the Jonah Hill treatment. Which would have made it better, I think.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 September 2013 17:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Jeff Ross is a clown but at least he can tell a joke. I dunno for me these roasts only work when they're truly merciless, and these guys aren't cut out for it, they kept apologizing and giggling. Sarah Silverman and was pretty funny, and Natasha Leggero's dick in a box joke re: Lorne Michaels's open-casket funeral was pretty ace. But I would take eight Gilbert Gottfried's over the rest of the panel.

Also was nobody weirded out by Franco's "sign off"? Ugh.

Hadrian VIII, Thursday, 5 September 2013 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

he is a higher-up among the Friars, and probably woulda fit right in at that Club in 1949.

― Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Thursday, September 5, 2013 1:09 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Dunno if this was intended as a compliment, a diss or just an observation, but yes. Jonah Hill used it as a slam against him that Ross is probably only suited to do just this one thing, but I always like his appearances on these things. His joke about Franco at the Oscars being "a worse host than the AIDS monkey" was one of the evening's best.

Agreed, though, that this needed Gilbert Gottfried. But that's true of every roast.

the vineyards where the grapes of corporate rock are stored (cryptosicko), Thursday, 5 September 2013 20:56 (four years ago) Permalink

no, Ross makes my skin crawl sometimes, but his approach is much more in keeping with the trad Friars Club roasts, where this format originated.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

he's v creepy

but good at roast-jokes

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:05 (four years ago) Permalink

agreed that every roast needs Gilbert Gottfried

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:06 (four years ago) Permalink

I dunno Jeff Ross just looks like a dude who freebases coke at the Playboy Mansion and then breaks down in tears after paying $500 for a blowjob

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:07 (four years ago) Permalink

sounds like a joke Jeff Ross would make at a roast

the vineyards where the grapes of corporate rock are stored (cryptosicko), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:09 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost well yeah I don't think anyone's saying he's a great looking dude or uncreepy

but he's acceptably good at his one comedy job ie roasting ppl so

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

his title is Roastmaster General

now i want to eat roast beef

brownie, Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:18 (four years ago) Permalink

roasts are seriously the worst shit ever, every time

I love that norm mcdonald thing tho. My friend made me watch the bob saget roast but he didn't tell me why and I sat through like an hour of "bob saget more like bob FAGET lol also he is a paedophile no seriously love ya man" and I was like why the hell are you making me watch this bullshit, and then the mcdonald thing happened and I seriously lost my shit

context prob helped for sure

Frances Ha-Ha #CUNT (wins), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:24 (four years ago) Permalink

seriously

Frances Ha-Ha #CUNT (wins), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:25 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah I should add I've only ever seen comedy central and (britisher) channel 4 contributions to the genre

Frances Ha-Ha #CUNT (wins), Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:27 (four years ago) Permalink

this made me laugh.

samberg was great.

goole, Thursday, 5 September 2013 21:48 (four years ago) Permalink

i like how noone was laughing at samberg at first except hader who was almost on the floor dying

"Max's Original Starship" Vol. 3 (sunny successor), Monday, 9 September 2013 16:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Hey guys, where does James Franco store his enormous collection of newspaper clippings about Paris? In his Franco-file!

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Ha!

*tera, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:57 (four years ago) Permalink

What until you see what saucy spoonsful he has filed under Franco-American.

midnight outdoor nude frolic up north goes south (Eric H.), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

where does he keep his Phranc records

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Only just now realized that JF is the evil, bizarro, straight-vague version of NPH.

midnight outdoor nude frolic up north goes south (Eric H.), Monday, 16 September 2013 11:35 (four years ago) Permalink

I might take a position on that if I ever watched the Tonys.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 September 2013 11:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Don't worry. He'll get his shot at the Oscars soon enough.

midnight outdoor nude frolic up north goes south (Eric H.), Monday, 16 September 2013 12:37 (four years ago) Permalink

as long as we don't see JF in Assassins or Hedwig

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 September 2013 14:07 (four years ago) Permalink

He needs to play a dad in a movie. Johnny Depp needs to play someone's dad...or grandfather.

*tera, Monday, 16 September 2013 17:22 (four years ago) Permalink

those sunglasses don't even look good on him

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Monday, 16 September 2013 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

lol + otm

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 16 September 2013 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

I think he's listening to Bad Company in that photo

fresh (crüt), Monday, 16 September 2013 19:50 (four years ago) Permalink

have we discussed his instagram account

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Monday, 16 September 2013 20:29 (four years ago) Permalink

i said this elsewhere but he looks like he's auditioning for the lead in the al parker biopic there

your authentic guitar playing self (elmo argonaut), Monday, 16 September 2013 21:01 (four years ago) Permalink

is his instagram real??

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 16 September 2013 21:40 (four years ago) Permalink

it is.

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Monday, 16 September 2013 22:01 (four years ago) Permalink

This appeared on the Film Society of Lincoln Center blog the same day the to-do over the Faulkner paperback happened:

P.S. The secret hero of this banner year for American cinema has to be James Franco. He co-starred in and supplied the source material for one film on the superb list (Palo Alto), he directed two on the worthwhile list (As I Lay Dying and Child of God), and co-starred in and co-produced a third on the worthwhile list (The Living End). And I’m not mentioning or listing two films he premiered at Sundance back in January that I haven’t seen that some people I respect thought very highly of. When you add on to all this the commercial success he had with that not-horrible Sam Raimi Disney picture, Oz-whatever-it was, 2013 will have to go down, in part, as the year that James Franco became an irrevocable fact of American Cinema’s artistic present and future.

http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/all-is-lost-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-before-midnight-new-york-film-fest

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Also I just think this ironic badly-maintained facial hair thing is never going to take

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Who was fake James Franco anyway?

#fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:12 (four years ago) Permalink

last pic is the best

"Dave Barlow" is the name Lou uses on sabermetrics baseball sites (s.clover), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Also I just think this ironic badly-maintained facial hair thing is never going to take

― #fomo that's the motto (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:12 (Yesterday) Permalink

Have we learned nothing from Ethan Hawk?

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 02:03 (four years ago) Permalink

thank you for this bizarre instagram

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 02:15 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

He's interviewed in this month's Art Review. He comes across as bright and serious. It's a shame he's such a terrible artist.

Inte Regina Lund eller nån, mitt namn är (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

spraaaaang breeeaaaaakkkk

Hip Hop Hamlet (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

foreeeevvvvvaaaaaaa

Saul Goodberg (by Musket and Pup Tent) (s.clover), Sunday, 13 October 2013 16:19 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://instagram.com/p/gLkuAky9WC/

jamesfrancotv
9 minutes ago
At #lax Some s** tbag shot up the place.

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 1 November 2013 17:53 (four years ago) Permalink

holy shit

Ayn Rand Akbar (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 November 2013 17:58 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Just so tired of it.

midnight outdoor nude frolic up north goes south (Eric H.), Monday, 25 November 2013 17:23 (four years ago) Permalink

what do you do when the thing you're parodying is already camp? when you're jumping a shark that already jumped itself?

queer minstrelsy / bear porn, I guess?

the tune was space, Monday, 25 November 2013 17:43 (four years ago) Permalink

can't stop won't stop

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 November 2013 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

what do you do when the thing you're parodying is already camp? when you're jumping a shark that already jumped itself?

queer minstrelsy / bear porn, I guess?

― the tune was space, Monday, November 25, 2013 12:43 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

cheap homophobic laughs, obvs

i wish i had a skateboard i could skate away on (Hurting 2), Monday, 25 November 2013 21:20 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess that's what you mean by queer minstrelsy tho so nm

i wish i had a skateboard i could skate away on (Hurting 2), Monday, 25 November 2013 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

are KW records usually this terrible, btw?

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Just 808s and Heartbreaks.

midnight outdoor nude frolic up north goes south (Eric H.), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Bromophobia

Ayn Rand Akbar (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:39 (four years ago) Permalink

btw Shakey, on gay sites commenters are over the moon about this vid, as long as u have a hot guy and a bear makin' out everyone's happy about cheap laughs.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:42 (four years ago) Permalink

oops, meant that as a reply to Hurting

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:42 (four years ago) Permalink

hes got such a weird PTSD 30 yard stare thing going on in his eyes in this, is that just cause hes being kanye or because his soul has actually left his body

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 November 2013 21:30 (four years ago) Permalink

cocaine

Roz, Saturday, 30 November 2013 15:16 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

RAP GAME WiLLiAM FALKNER

http://instagram.com/p/iJtu-FS9Ss/

|$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$̲̅| (gr8080), Friday, 20 December 2013 18:22 (four years ago) Permalink

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAAAAAHHH...

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Friday, 20 December 2013 18:41 (four years ago) Permalink

heaven forbid

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Monday, 23 December 2013 00:52 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Nathan Lee:

"Does James Franco suck dick? I mean, does he literally put dicks in his mouth and suck on them? A lot of people could care less, or claim to care less, for various reasons. Because celebrity sex lives are boring. Because James Franco is boring. Because we live in a fabulously enlightened post-gay wonderland (exemplified by James Franco). Because we know people whose dicks have actually been sucked by James Franco. Whatever the case, let's not pretend the question doesn't exert a certain grip on the imagination, among other organs. Our investment in the problem of Famous People Who May Or May Not Be Gay may well be irritating, a kind of stubborn cultural chlamydia, but what's at stake in that investment is real. Franco knows this, and has turned it into a constituent aspect of his celebrity. Thus do we arrive at an even more annoying question: what does it mean that James Franco is playing with the fact that we know that he knows that we want to know whether or not he sucks dick?"

http://www.filmcomment.com/article/review-interior.-leather-bar-james-franco-travis-mathews

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

kinda cool, never knew abt this - http://www.thethingquarterly.com/projects/james-franco.html

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:16 (four years ago) Permalink

lol

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 18:53 (four years ago) Permalink

thought this might be about lohan fuck list

balls, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 18:59 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://imgur.com/a/WvoCx

his text game is subpar

nauru, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

i unfollowed him on instagram today, pour one out

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 23:12 (four years ago) Permalink

you've got him beat on the hair lately

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 23:14 (four years ago) Permalink

ilx was better when he posted here

markers, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 23:14 (four years ago) Permalink

;-)

james franco, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 23:16 (four years ago) Permalink

YES

markers, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 23:17 (four years ago) Permalink

no

waterbabies (waterface), Thursday, 3 April 2014 02:11 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYIAvZ2Gggg&feature=kp

james franco, Thursday, 3 April 2014 05:34 (four years ago) Permalink

heh i almost posted to this thread last nite that wehn i went to unfollow him i noticed that his little IG "about me" contained the sentence: "please do not DM me if you are under 18"

and now this morning...

http://jezebel.com/james-franco-tried-to-pick-up-a-teenage-girl-on-instagr-1557478837

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Feeling disappointed in my man james

très hip (Treeship), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:44 (four years ago) Permalink

not news, only if a teenage boy

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:45 (four years ago) Permalink

you're sick

waterbabies (waterface), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I demand ilx's james franco explain this state of affairs

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:48 (four years ago) Permalink

found the IG post in question, the comments are reliably toxic

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I kind of appreciate the wavering in tone between being a creepy old man who knows he shouldn't do this alternating with continued proof that it is him

"But, I'm james franco... I could do this, right?"

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:50 (four years ago) Permalink

it's probably a new movie project of his

waterbabies (waterface), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:50 (four years ago) Permalink

his life is the project

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 13:51 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/0A90vBj.gif

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Thursday, 3 April 2014 14:59 (four years ago) Permalink

You sound so dodgy / Bye
Send a picture / *immediate picture sending*

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

hey, if it's good enough for you...

kinder, Thursday, 3 April 2014 15:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Doing a play 8 performances a week can make anyone slip.

That's So (Eazy), Thursday, 3 April 2014 15:18 (four years ago) Permalink

James Franco and his SLIPS!!!

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 April 2014 15:21 (four years ago) Permalink

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/06/26/chris_hansen.jpg

Why don't you have a seat...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 3 April 2014 15:22 (four years ago) Permalink

when i first starting reading this i got terrified that it was this chick who used to message the fake franco fb page i used to operate

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 3 April 2014 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

that would be something

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 18:07 (four years ago) Permalink

"my Scottish friends" stuck out to me as an odd turn of phrase

From Tha Crouuuch To Da Palacios (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 3 April 2014 18:39 (four years ago) Permalink

DON: It's a new ballgame out there for celebrities today. Things like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter bring us closer than to more of our fans than ever with all the disadvantages that implies. Mr. Franco is learning a painful lesson in this right now.

GLENN: There has to be standards! I think that the public should hold back passing judgement on James until we find out if the girl in question o.d'd at his mansion and received medical care only after he ordered another chick from Instagram to bone down in her place.

DON: Well, yeah.

How About A Kiss For Your Cousin Doogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 3 April 2014 19:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Definitely shifts the conversation away from "Is he gay?".

That's So (Eazy), Thursday, 3 April 2014 19:16 (four years ago) Permalink

shifts it to "is he bi"

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 3 April 2014 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

guilty lol

this is so O_O

coops all on coops tbh (crüt), Thursday, 3 April 2014 20:49 (four years ago) Permalink

age of consent in NY is 17

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 April 2014 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

oh its cool then, nm

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Thursday, 3 April 2014 21:02 (four years ago) Permalink

morbs he stole your bit!

forum enthusiast (wins), Thursday, 3 April 2014 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

bye

― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, January 21, 2013 4:14 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

no. bye.

― eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:47 PM (4 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

maybe we can get you to bring back ... naaaaah

bye

― playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:41 PM (9 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

so we're just listing every debut perf ever now

bye

― eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:15 PM (4 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

forum enthusiast (wins), Thursday, 3 April 2014 21:11 (four years ago) Permalink

holy shit, lol

I can also picture Franco hearing the NY age of consent and thinking "I should have said.. wait no, it was a bad... but then again... hmmm"

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

btw he was holding a bong while thinking that

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Thursday, 3 April 2014 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

If you think it's bad, then you don't get it.

If you think it's not funny, then you don't get it.

If you think it's funny, then you really don't get it.

If you take it seriously, then the joke's on you.

If you like it, then the joke's on you, too.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm sympathetic to that write-up, but the phrase 'middlebrow sort of satisfaction' set off my BS detector. what is 'middlebrow' about having a bit of fun trying to pair up the franco photos with the sherman originals? is 'middlebrow' just being used here as 'beneath me' or possibly 'against my better judgement'?

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:30 (four years ago) Permalink

it's not high art or low art, it's just a dumb concept played for cheapness

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:00 (four years ago) Permalink

I mean, the wiki definition includes "a forced and ineffective attempt at cultural and intellectual achievement" which is kind of this to a t?

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:01 (four years ago) Permalink

but he's not referring to the whole exercise (the whole project) as being middlebrow, he's referring specifically to the task of matching up franco's photos to sherman's.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:07 (four years ago) Permalink

i think you could say that the matching game is middlebrow in that, like franco's photos, it references a "high art" source without engaging w/ its content or meaning

1staethyr, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:24 (four years ago) Permalink

don't you see, it's a direct rumination on sherman's work. no matter how she appeared, it was cindy sherman. he's surfaced this by being obviously james franco

this doesn't actually make u think

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:27 (four years ago) Permalink

i think you could say that the matching game is middlebrow in that, like franco's photos, it references a "high art" source without engaging w/ its content or meaning

― 1staethyr, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:24 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

but even if franco's work added fascinating new subtexts to sherman's work blah blah blah, there would still be the basic task of matching photo to photo.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I WILL NOT BACK DOWN

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:11 (four years ago) Permalink

I get it but it smarts a bit because I was one of those teens and twentysomethings that just held Cindy Sherman in extremely high esteem, sacred. Now that I am older in a world of selfies and self-timers are no big deal (all I wanted was a camera with a self-timer when I was a kid)...I don't know to some extent it is almost cute in that his "homage seems to also point to a discovery of Cindy Sherman and it's always cool to see what an artist inspires in those who just discover their work. But I agree, it isn't exactly edifying. Something about it all points more towards a Vanity Fair spread than art. Had it been a Vanity Fair photo shoot I would have thought the photographer was being slightly witty.

*tera, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:18 (four years ago) Permalink

Who are we, as viewers, to separate a fascinating subtext from a trivial one? And if your answer is the relativist one -- no one, it's subjective -- then where does that leave "judgment"? Nowhere, of course, but then what is art if not crude cultural positioning? What is high culture if not a brand? Only shitty art can answer these quesfions.

james franco, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:19 (four years ago) Permalink

you forgot shitty posting

frogbs, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

this is elitist, for sure, but: for a guy in his late thirties, franco seems to be running through inspirations/influences that most smartypants folks encounter in their teens and early twenties. that doesn't mean they are invalid, just that i wonder what franco has been up to for the past 20 years. has he never encountered anything but the literary/art-world/cinematic equivalent of megastars?

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost

i really, really wish that was actually james franco

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

hi james franco

waterbabies (waterface), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:22 (four years ago) Permalink

actually never mind. james franco, you stay away.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Pretend you're 16.

Cronk's Not Cronk (Eric H.), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:26 (four years ago) Permalink

lol yeah james franco is making the kind of work that would've gotten a lukewarm reception in an undergrad crit and it gets shown at pace gallery

1staethyr, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

http://www.middlebrow-network.com

ogmor, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Who are we, as viewers, to separate a fascinating subtext from a trivial one?

hi, I'm mh, I post on ilx

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:35 (four years ago) Permalink

That's what makes it meta. He is a grown man commenting on the work of younger artists who imitate/pay homage to their inspirations via less than inspiring works. It's like a mirror reflecting a mirror reflecting a mirror reflecting James Franco, and if you say his name three times in the dark, he'll appear (in drag) and give you a big smooch.

It is, by the way, a two-way mirror, and he will be filming the encounter for a future installation, titled "Who's the Fairest of Them All?" In it he will appear in blackface.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:37 (four years ago) Permalink

I nominate JiC as the next franco

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:37 (four years ago) Permalink

I mean, when treeship finally gets tired of his shtick

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:38 (four years ago) Permalink

In the future, everyone will be Franco for 15 minutes.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:38 (four years ago) Permalink

you can have my 15, too

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:43 (four years ago) Permalink

I didn't want to imply invalid but genuinely interesting to see what artist inspire in others.

*tera, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:06 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm no smartypants, just older than James Franco. Small town teens in the very late '80s who wanted to "know" were drinking in everything NYC artist put out through means such as Interview magazine and NYT articles and zines....Cindy Sherman wasn't so esoteric.

*tera, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:49 (four years ago) Permalink

it's not like she fell out of the popular eye. my friend who was in art school circa ~2000 did a cindy sherman homage photography project

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm no smartypants, just older than James Franco. Small town teens in the very late '80s who wanted to "know" were drinking in everything NYC artist put out through means such as Interview magazine and NYT articles and zines....Cindy Sherman wasn't so esoteric.

― *tera, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:49 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my point was precisely that she is the kind of thing folks would find out about pretty quickly. at this point she might be one of the two or three best known american "art" photographers.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:11 (four years ago) Permalink

franco seems to be unusually fixated on the stuff he first encountered in/around high school and college. and in a really obvious way, too. "i'm going to make a movie of 'as i lay dying'! i'm going to remake cindy sherman photos, but with _me_ in them!"

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:13 (four years ago) Permalink

gotcha

*tera, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:13 (four years ago) Permalink

of course, it's possible he's just learning about all this stuff in the last few years from his 17-year-old girlfriends.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:14 (four years ago) Permalink

If I had the means... I have a whole list of projects that are still dangling from those years.

*tera, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Teehee....

*tera, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Now I am wondering when will he discover Kenneth Anger?

*tera, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

i think he has already... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2352488/

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:19 (four years ago) Permalink

ha, franco's imdb page reveals that he will. not. be. stopped. -- he's filming yet another faulkner adaptation, "the sound and the fury." because if there's one man who is capable of adapting the unadaptable, it's james franco.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:21 (four years ago) Permalink

oh, and he's making a bukowski biopic, too.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:22 (four years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/fart/status/458305516309983232

a strange man (mh), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:35 (four years ago) Permalink

I like the Modest Mouse song "Bukowski."

très hip (Treeship), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Franco just turned 36, it just seems like he's been plaguing us forever.

it's possible he's just learning about all this stuff in the last few years from his 17-year-old girlfriends.

hi5

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:35 (four years ago) Permalink

The Cindy Sherman sub-Shia bullshit Franco's doing now is similar to his movie on Hart Crane. Both times he completely missed the point of his source material. Crane was a lot of things Franco depicted him as -- obscure, self-important, depressed -- but his poetry has a mysterious urgency that makes it compelling even at its most unclear. He really did want to do something important in his work, and poetry was more important to him than being a poet was, if that makes sense. This isn't apparent in Franco's lifeless film at all; 1/2 the time Crane just seems like a bored sophisticate. It's not surprising to me he totally failed to grasp the feminist dimensions of Sherman's work.

très hip (Treeship), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 23:39 (four years ago) Permalink

is that an ironic hi5 or a sincere one?

espring (amateurist), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:21 (four years ago) Permalink

oh you

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:11 (four years ago) Permalink

He reminds me too much of an "actor" I dated once. He totally misconstrued Meisner and we had a huge, heated argument over Meg Ryan vs Gena Rowlands, not my comparison and blah blah blehk!

*tera, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 02:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Okay, I perused this thread today for the first time for all of three minutes.

I've known of Franco and have seen him in stuff for a really, really long time. But one day I woke up and everybody loved him; meaning, every arty and pseudo-intellectual/dilettante I knew or had met loved him. (I thought he was good in Freaks and Geeks. I've never liked soaps, so I never saw him in General Hospital.)

I am honestly curious as to why this is.

No, I don't hate him. No, I don't love him. I am just completely clueless. I've watched stuff he's in, and some of it is kind of cool. But what are some things that have made him so great? Are they his movies? Because if they are, I am missing something, because, yes, I don't get it. Is it because he acts more knowledgeable or cultured than his other Hollywood counterparts? Do I have a misconstrued image of him or what he represents?

My friends and I are into hiking and the outdoors, but the ones who saw 127 Hours didn't sound like he was so amazing; they just thought it was a good story. But because of the vibe I got, I never really bothered to watch it.

, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:44 (four years ago) Permalink

it was this one weird trick he pulled in spiderman

james lipton and his francs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:01 (four years ago) Permalink

youtube bro

, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:03 (four years ago) Permalink

he's best loved around these parts for letting people know when to step back and gain perspective on the things they're ranting about. he's a responsible ilxor first, an actor second, and a bunch of other things too.

très hip (Treeship), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:04 (four years ago) Permalink

a responsible ilxor? #oxymoron

, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:10 (four years ago) Permalink

i never said he wasn't a moron.

très hip (Treeship), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:10 (four years ago) Permalink

sweet

, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:10 (four years ago) Permalink

to really answer your question though, have you seen spring breakers?

très hip (Treeship), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:13 (four years ago) Permalink

nope. is it on netflix?

, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:20 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm not sure but you should see spring breakers asap. it's an incredible film.

très hip (Treeship), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:24 (four years ago) Permalink

PS No it isn't

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Dodie Kazanjian, a contributing editor at Vogue and Mr. Tomkins’s wife, mentioned Mr. Franco’s send-up of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” music video, in which Mr. Franco plays Yeezy to Seth Rogen’s sultry Kim Kardashian.

“That was hysterical,” said Ms. Sherman of the spoof.

“Maybe,” said Ms. Kazanjian, “he was working his way up.”

ew

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:30 (four years ago) Permalink

maybe people have really shitty senses of humor, including franco

a strange man (mh), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Maybe Franco's just so goodlooking its influence just destroyed any talent he had

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:19 (four years ago) Permalink

I think the Times is much more brutal but I need to look at the NY Mag one again

Iago Galdston, Friday, 25 April 2014 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

When asked by Gallerist what she made of Franco's act she simply said, “I can only be flattered. I don’t know that I can say it’s art, but I think it’s weirder that Pace would show them than that he would make them.”

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 April 2014 17:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Cindy Sherman, perfectly phrased answer

Iago Galdston, Friday, 25 April 2014 18:10 (four years ago) Permalink

By now hundreds of young artists have riffed on the "Film Stills." It's almost required in art schools. I've seen painted versions of them, filmed ones, slideshows, a woman dressed as other famous women artists doing them, and a guy who posed his dogs as Sherman in the film stills. It's a lark meant to slip-stream into art history, comment about feminism or art, and bide time until an artist can actually figure out his or her own work. It's one of the most predictable holding patterns in all of art. I always tell students who do Sherman remakes, "Cool. Get them out of your system, then get back to work, and don't show these to anyone. It's just you masturbating and may mean you're not meant to be an artist."

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:25 (four years ago) Permalink

at this point George W. Bush is actually a better artist than James Franco.

Everyone more or less otm re: Franco. This is all first-year art school stuff, and has not just been done before, but has been done before that and before that and before that.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:58 (four years ago) Permalink

smdh http://gawker.com/heres-what-seth-rogen-looks-like-nude-1567246527

fun fact: i used to be roommates w/ the artist he stole from

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Saturday, 26 April 2014 17:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Is market saturation just a completely outdated concept now?

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 26 April 2014 17:54 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

No stopping him...ha!

*tera, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 21:43 (four years ago) Permalink

never realised how insufferable this guy is

, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 21:57 (four years ago) Permalink

the tiny gap between franco and shia labeouf has closed

labeouf seems like a genuinely confused kid (who happens to probably be an asshole)

franco seems confused, but mostly just cynical and smarmy

espring (amateurist), Wednesday, 14 May 2014 22:34 (four years ago) Permalink

also no longer hot

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 15 May 2014 01:23 (four years ago) Permalink

this fucken guy

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Thursday, 15 May 2014 01:30 (four years ago) Permalink

so over his boring cute face now

NEXT

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:23 (four years ago) Permalink

OTM!

*tera, Thursday, 15 May 2014 03:31 (four years ago) Permalink

and..." also no longer hot" is right.

*tera, Thursday, 15 May 2014 03:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Pot's a helluva drug.

Cronk's Not Cronk (Eric H.), Thursday, 15 May 2014 03:40 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://jamesfrancowithdicks.tumblr.com/

'arry Goldman (Hurting 2), Friday, 11 July 2014 03:15 (three years ago) Permalink

nope

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Friday, 11 July 2014 13:58 (three years ago) Permalink

i get the idea he genuinely thinks he is better than everyone else

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 11 July 2014 21:37 (three years ago) Permalink

ages ago i noticed this crazy kid on franco's instagram (before i stopped followinh him bcz ughhhhh)

kid lposts up at every signing/art show/reading/performance/morning walk & gets photos with him ALL the time & makes paintings of him (also does the same for lady gaga & reality tv show randoms)

lhe legit camped outside the theater to see franco in mice & men

total ny artschool kid, gets around in giant platform boots & leggings & capes & shit

there must be thousands of them around the country by now & it's like WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING ANYMORE

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 July 2014 00:39 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wRHBLwpASw

I dunno. (amateurist), Saturday, 12 July 2014 00:49 (three years ago) Permalink

boogaloo dudes
carry the news

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Saturday, 12 July 2014 01:09 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

So James Franco has a band that have made an album about The Smiths. Andy Rourke plays on it and they've put out a video for a song called This Charming Man that is not a cover version.

http://www.vice.com/read/watch-the-meta-music-video-by-james-francos-band-daddy-455

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:47 (three years ago) Permalink

gtfo

kinder, Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:54 (three years ago) Permalink

It is pretty bad.

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh, I just posted about this in the Smiths thread: The Miracle of the Smiths

, Friday, 14 November 2014 00:33 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

NYC premiere of The Interview cancelled due to terror threats

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Suddenly scared for what might happen to James Franco's lips.

Eric H., Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:36 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm not pulling your chain, chains are pulling the movie

http://deadline.com/2014/12/sony-theater-owners-pull-the-interview-terror-threats-1201327612/

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Lips that touch James Franco's will be sure to touch mine.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:28 (three years ago) Permalink

with mild green Fairy liquid

kinder, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:59 (three years ago) Permalink

how fkng stupid are these people to even make this movie?

Nancy Whank (jed_), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:15 (three years ago) Permalink

what has changed that this is happening to this movie when it didn't happen to Team America?

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:15 (three years ago) Permalink

authoritarians and their minions less threatened by puppets

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink

They're totally intimidated by potheads tho.

Eric H., Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:31 (three years ago) Permalink

is it just a technology thing - internet being more vulnerable/widespread than it was in 2004?

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:32 (three years ago) Permalink

wait was there any substance to the claims that the Sony leaks were bc of this movie?

gr8080, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 18:42 (three years ago) Permalink

so Sony is basically just gonna eat the cost of this movie as a loss

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:15 (three years ago) Permalink

seems weird that anyone seriously believes N. Korea could pull off a terrorist attack on N. American soil but what do I know

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:16 (three years ago) Permalink

the worst part is that james franco gets some satisfaction out of all of this

what an idiot

, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Don't you guys realize, this is all part of his latest performance piece.

Simply The Bessed! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:38 (three years ago) Permalink

seth rogen equally stupid, though

, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Don't you guys realize, this is all part of his latest performance piece.

― Simply The Bessed! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:38 PM (19 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ya man, like it's art u kno. if ur racist, sexist or homophobe just get outta here. man. gonna go back to listnen to smiths like i always did when i was a kid. it's hard being so pretty and unloveable

, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:39 (three years ago) Permalink

he has also gotten a feature he made with his NYU students released

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/the-color-of-time

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:40 (three years ago) Permalink

I still like these guys, although I didn't have high hopes for this in particular. This is the End would be hard to top.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:42 (three years ago) Permalink

no. you guys are all wrong.

the funniest thing james franco ever did was mangling with one of his books' reviews on amazon so it appeared that it had 4 stars, when it actually only had 2.

before anyone went public on it, it got fixed though

, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

will this become our generation's very own The Day the Clown Cried

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:43 (three years ago) Permalink

this movie looks dumb but james franco was funny on snl.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:47 (three years ago) Permalink

so is it just individual theater-chains refusing to show the film or the studio cancelling it outright? this --

PzFeed Top News ‏@PzFeed -- SONY CANCELS "THE INTERVIEW" RELEASE - REUTERS

makes it seem like the latter.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:00 (three years ago) Permalink

this is a bad way to make sure that nobody sees the movie

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

this is karmic retribution for casting seth rogan and danny mcbride in "the sound and the fury"

pursuit of happiness (art), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:04 (three years ago) Permalink

so is it just individual theater-chains refusing to show the film or the studio cancelling it outright?

seems like the former prompted the latter

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:05 (three years ago) Permalink

doesnt most of their demo watch the movies at home w/ the pipe?

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:12 (three years ago) Permalink

there's a giant billboard for this movie right in the middle of koreatown in L.A. on wilshire blvd.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:12 (three years ago) Permalink

had no idea there was a sitewide megacrush on james franco going on ca. 2009

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:29 (three years ago) Permalink

amanda palmer won the ILM poll in 2009 too

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:31 (three years ago) Permalink

there's a giant billboard for this movie right in the middle of koreatown in L.A. on wilshire blvd.

― LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:12 PM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
so what does this mean?

, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:34 (three years ago) Permalink

lmao tough day for these guys

https://twitter.com/newtgingrich/status/545339504803196928
https://twitter.com/hughhewitt/status/545346735510257664

goole, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:43 (three years ago) Permalink

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/north-korea-did-not-hack-sony-probs/

goole, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:45 (three years ago) Permalink

so the implication here is that the NK gov't hacked Sony in order to stop the release of this movie, and succeeded?

that scenario seems so unlikely and yet

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:46 (three years ago) Permalink

lol xp

I kinda can't believe the NK gov't could hack their way out of a paper bag with a butter knife

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:47 (three years ago) Permalink

why not use a sharper knife in that visual?

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:50 (three years ago) Permalink

man all it takes is some sketchy theories about communists on the internet to get conservatives to treat a dogshit buddy comedy as a patriot cause celeb, and to treat degenerate hollywood as the USS Maine

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/12/17/this-is-cyberwar-not-tabloid-fodder/

The hackers behind the Sony attack have invoked comparisons to 9/11. They are right in at least one respect. Look where they attacked: The American film industry carries as much symbolic weight as did the World Trade Center. Culturally, perhaps more so. Hollywood movies are a monolithic U.S. export that have served to plant American notions of freedom and unbridled possibility in the minds of untold millions. From now on, filmmakers will think twice before crossing the next paranoid despot. That’s tragic.

goole, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:23 (three years ago) Permalink

I bet George Washington would totally go see "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb".

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:30 (three years ago) Permalink

It sounds like the government knows exactly who did what for whom, and is just trying to figure out the right way to explain how they know that.

da croupier, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:54 (three years ago) Permalink

the interview-truthers.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:55 (three years ago) Permalink

can everyone in this country just get fucked immediately please

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/545343730061152256

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Every American is a pot-loving, white, Canadian Jew.

(As with all of our 'celebrities', America, you can have this one, as well)

, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:16 (three years ago) Permalink

The officials told NBC News the hacking attack originated outside North Korea, but they believe the individuals behind it were acting on orders from the North Koreans.

"We have found linkage to the North Korean government," according to a U.S. government source.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/north-korea-behind-sony-hack-u-s-officials-n270451

oh you don't say

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:19 (three years ago) Permalink

so the implication here is that the NK gov't hacked Sony in order to stop the release of this movie, and succeeded?

holy shit if this is true, this is absolutely amazing

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:20 (three years ago) Permalink

why would anyone outside of north korea take orders from north koreans. besides dennis rodman.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:24 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean do the NK regime honestly have sympathizers, that just seems nuts

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:25 (three years ago) Permalink

"orders" could mean "$$$"

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:26 (three years ago) Permalink

huh

Treeship, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:26 (three years ago) Permalink

NK has $$$? really?

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Enough to pay hackers

Treeship, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:27 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't see how NK paying lulzec types to do this is any less hard to believe that NK doing it, or "ordering" someone to do it

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:27 (three years ago) Permalink

I find all those scenarios hard to believe

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:29 (three years ago) Permalink

you say NK sympathizer, i say bored hacker who thinks sony's a joke, tomato, tomahto

all the government reporting is "linkage"

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:30 (three years ago) Permalink

This is a hella lot of free publicity and notoriety, the movie's value must be skyrocketing because of it's outlaw status. Maybe this is all just a brilliant viral marketing campaign.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:31 (three years ago) Permalink

i think that theory was crushed by the 9/11 references

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:31 (three years ago) Permalink

the thing is NK making sabre-rattling terrorist threats would not give any pause for even a second, the only reason this is garnering the paranoid response it has is because of the anonymity of the threat source

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:34 (three years ago) Permalink

give anyone

that should say

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:34 (three years ago) Permalink

looking forward to the next movie campaign from the rogen/franco crowd. 'from the guys who almost brought you world war III'

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:34 (three years ago) Permalink

wonder if there was any pressure on sony from the gov't not to poke the NK bear in the wake of realizing who was behind it?

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:35 (three years ago) Permalink

it's unclear who's slapping these communiques atop the files and it's not even certain they're all from the same source. if these files are out there anyone could take a few and type some gibberish atop it. but i can't blame movie theaters for not wanting call any bluffs over this in terms of liability.

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Sony should just immediately leak the movie online

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Has this been posted already?

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/north-korea-did-not-hack-sony-probs/

, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:38 (three years ago) Permalink

considering whoever has these files sends them to writers for mashable, i'm guessing this aspect isn't being run by NK

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:39 (three years ago) Permalink

omg the 'free speech' arguments on FB for the Apatow bros

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:40 (three years ago) Permalink

"first we will reveal wacky e-mails to gawker...then, if that fails, the ground war."

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I sorta wish whoever is behind this hack finds a way to stop the studios from releasing even more movies each year.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Michael Moore asked as much

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Judd Apatow @JuddApatow · 5h 5 hours ago
This only guarantees that this movie will be seen by more people on Earth than it would have before. Legally or illegally all will see it.

jesus christ

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:51 (three years ago) Permalink

i like the dramatic redundancy of "on Earth"

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:51 (three years ago) Permalink

FIGHT THE POWER
SEE THIS SHITTY MOVIE

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:53 (three years ago) Permalink

the interview sparks La Révolution surréaliste

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Good job Korea, giving Franco even more self importance was indeed something that would rile everyone up.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Legally or illegally all will see it.

chilling

Number None, Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:26 (three years ago) Permalink

didn't hear it from me, but this is all viral advertising for another movie, in which the US government, under pressure, extradites James Franco to north korea

Treeship, Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:36 (three years ago) Permalink

the quote in the NYT from the nameless government official is that NK was "centrally involved"

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:37 (three years ago) Permalink

even if they tear out my eyes!

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:39 (three years ago) Permalink

i will cradle a laptop that's playing it in my arms as I bleed out!

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:39 (three years ago) Permalink

apparently the other rumor is that it's a digruntled Sony IT guy who was fired

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:41 (three years ago) Permalink

from the article

It is rare for the United States to publicly accuse countries suspected of involvement in cyberintrusions or attacks. The administration never publicly said who attacked White House and State Department computers over the past two months, or JPMorgan Chase’s systems last summer. Russia is suspected in the first two cases, but there is conflicting evidence on JPMorgan.

But in this case, there is a long forensic trail. The attackers used readily available commercial tools to wipe data off Sony’s machines. They also borrowed tools and techniques that had been used in at least two previous attacks, one in Saudi Arabia two years ago — widely attributable to Iran — and another last year in South Korea, aimed at banks and media companies.

The attacks at Sony were routed from command and control centers across the world, including a convention center in Singapore and a computer at Thammasat University in Thailand. But one of those command and control servers, a computer in Bolivia, had been used before, in a limited set of cyberattacks on South Korean targets two years ago. That suggests, but does not prove that that the same group or individuals may have been behind both attacks.

The Sony malware also shared remarkable similarities with the malware used in the destructive attacks on South Korean banks and broadcasters last year. Those attacks, which also destroyed data belonging to their victims, are believed to be the work of a cybercriminal gang known as Dark Seoul. Some experts say they cannot rule out the possibility that the Sony attack was the work of a Dark Seoul copycat.

The Sony attack also borrowed a wiping tool from an attack two years ago at Saudi Aramco, where hackers wiped out data off 30,000 Aramco computers, replacing it with an image of a burning American flag.

Security experts were never able to track down the hackers behind the attacks at Saudi Aramco, though United States officials have long said they believe the attacks emanated from Iran, using tools that are now on the black market.

In each attack, experts were never able to confirm the initial entry point. At Sony, forensics investigators are looking into the possibility that the attackers may have had some inside help. Embedded in the malicious code were the names of Sony servers and administrative credentials that allowed the malware to spread across Sony’s network.

“It’s clear that they already had access to Sony’s network before the attack,” said Jaime Blasco, a security researcher at AlienVault.

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:42 (three years ago) Permalink

fuck's sake that's the exact same reporting as in the wired article, but *that* says "this means NK prob didn't do it"

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:52 (three years ago) Permalink

damn you NK, an attack on Franco is an attack on all of america!

akm, Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Just tell me who to invade.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Clearly Rogan and Franco should make a movie in which they play a pair of Hollywood stars (maybe as themselves?) who get recruited by North Korea to hack into Sony. They assemble a ragtag band of misfits - Hill, McBride, Baruchel, et al. - who get flown to NK and treated like royalty, all while desperately clinging to the ruse (under penalty of death) that they are also expert hackers. Their solution at the end is to convince a studio (Sony?) to make an intentionally shitty movie about Franco and Rogan assassinating Dear Leader, and then Sony has to cancel its release after getting "hacked" and threatened by North Korea. Rogan and Franco are hailed by heroes by North Korea and sent home. Dennis Rodman cameos.

NK won't know what hit them. It'll be a meta rope-a-dope.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Would watch

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:43 (three years ago) Permalink

great now I guess I'll be seeing Selma on Christmas Day #thanksobama

rip van wanko, Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Guy Fieri plays himself in this

Number None, Thursday, 18 December 2014 08:49 (three years ago) Permalink

come friendly bombs and fall on guy fieri

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:48 (three years ago) Permalink

there's a fully functional McDonald's on Guy Fieri that is not open to the public

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:59 (three years ago) Permalink

This is the End managed to have a religious plot where the Fundamnetalists were pretty much right about the rapture and Heaven and all. So maybe this one should've been from N. Korea's worldview.

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:08 (three years ago) Permalink

except that in This is the End to get to heaven you just had to be a decent person, as opposed to confessing your sins/accepting christ as your savior. Jesus is never mentioned. Oddly the fact that Rogen and Baruchel are both Jewish is also never mentioned.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Richard Brody (SPOILERS):

"That climactic scene is the one that was at the center of controversy between the film's directors and its producers at Sony. The shell that's launched from the tank flies toward Kim's helicopter in super-slow motion. When the shell strikes, the helicopter bursts into flames (again, in slow motion). Then there's a cut to Kim, whose countdown is about to reach zero. What results is a moment of grotesque comedy that shocked me with its gory audacity: the wave of heat and shock makes Kim's face waver—then his hair, eyebrows, and even skin begin to catch fire. Apparently, Rogen and Goldberg had gone further: the New York Times reports that Kazuo Hirai, Sony's C.E.O., 'insisted over the summer that a scene in which Mr. Kim's head explodes when hit by a tank shell be toned down to remove images of flaming hair and chunks of skull.' In the cut that I saw, at a press screening last week, there was a little bit of flaming hair and even flaming flesh—but no chunks of skull or other mutilations."

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/interview-handles-assassination-kim-jong-un

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:26 (three years ago) Permalink

i don't see why this was considered provocative by north-korea?

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:28 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm mystified that NK had the competence/resources to successfully pull this off, it's crazy

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Clearly Rogan and Franco should make a movie in which they play a pair of Hollywood stars (maybe as themselves?) who get recruited by North Korea to hack into Sony. They assemble a ragtag band of misfits - Hill, McBride, Baruchel, et al. - who get flown to NK and treated like royalty, all while desperately clinging to the ruse (under penalty of death) that they are also expert hackers. Their solution at the end is to convince a studio (Sony?) to make an intentionally shitty movie about Franco and Rogan assassinating Dear Leader, and then Sony has to cancel its release after getting "hacked" and threatened by North Korea. Rogan and Franco are hailed by heroes by North Korea and sent home. Dennis Rodman cameos.

NK won't know what hit them. It'll be a meta rope-a-dope.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:36 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

With "The Interview" as a DVD extra, natch

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Carrell NK movie also cancelled now

I wonder how gleeful Hitler would've been if he'd been able to stop To Be or Not to Be (not that either of these movies were gonna be as good but still)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:55 (three years ago) Permalink

or if Sadaam could've stopped Naked Gun

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:56 (three years ago) Permalink

well hitler at least could content himself with other victories, for a while

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:58 (three years ago) Permalink

"we'll always have Poland"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:58 (three years ago) Permalink

or if the mob, the CIA, the Pentagon and the Mafia could've stopped JFK

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:59 (three years ago) Permalink

lil bit of redundancy there -- I meant "the mob of queers who hung with Clay Shaw"

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

So we can't even mention North Korea in a movie now?

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

On the contrary, I just heard they gave the green light to Dennis Rodman's remake of Lost Horizon with NK as a stand-in for Shangri-La.

Simply The Bessed! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink

If Bush could've stopped Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay...

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Carell starring in a paranoid spy thriller sounds like a great idea, though.

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:14 (three years ago) Permalink

first they came for james franco, and i did nothing

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 18:14 (three years ago) Permalink

what is the likelihood of this kind of thing happening more often

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:03 (three years ago) Permalink

56%

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:04 (three years ago) Permalink

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent."

https://33.media.tumblr.com/c94fd49646ddaf1e0d03ee889a6d5da0/tumblr_mzd8g0mIHY1qft49to1_500.gif

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:13 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm mystified that NK had the competence/resources to successfully pull this off, it's crazy

Not crazy. If the NK military/science establishment can build nuclear weapons and fairly advanced missiles, they can master the intricacies of hacking Sony.

oh no! must be the season of the rich (Aimless), Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:17 (three years ago) Permalink

it's my understanding that their nuclear/missile capability was more or less handed to them by external actors though. I suppose the same could have happened here.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:19 (three years ago) Permalink

China does not want a unified Korean peninsula, so that's a reasonable conjecture.

oh no! must be the season of the rich (Aimless), Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:21 (three years ago) Permalink

this is fucked up

reporting on the WH presser today about the hack says they "declined to blame" (or some such phrase) NK for the attack

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:28 (three years ago) Permalink

unwillingness to jeopardize ongoing investigations etc

how much more jeopardizeable can they be

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:29 (three years ago) Permalink

more skepticism

http://mashable.com/2014/12/18/nortk-korea-sony-hackers-redux/

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:34 (three years ago) Permalink

meanwhile this reuters journalist gets very sloppy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/us-response-sony-hack_n_6349066.html

Hackers who said they were incensed by a film on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking documents that drew global headlines and distributing unreleased films on the Internet. It appeared to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber warfare.

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

sorry to get all media critic in your franco thread

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

only allowed if you post requisite number of hot Franco mouth posts

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

the hack says they "declined to blame"

i read "the hack" as the press secretary

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:45 (three years ago) Permalink

http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7281097/sony-pictures-hackers-say-they-want-equality-worked-with-staff-to-break-in

The hackers who took down Sony Pictures' computer systems yesterday say that they are working for "equality" and suggest that their attack was assisted or carried out by Sony employees. In an email responding to inquiries from The Verge, a person identifying as one of the hackers writes, "We Want equality [sic]. Sony doesn't. It's an upward battle." The hackers' goals remain unclear, but they used the attack yesterday to specifically call out Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, referring to him as a "criminal" in a tweet.

The hackers claim to have taken sensitive internal data from Sony. In an email from an address associated with the hack, a hacker who identified as "lena" was vague about how the attack was carried out. "Sony doesn't lock their doors, physically, so we worked with other staff with similar interests to get in," lena writes. "Im sorry I can't say more, safety for our team is important [sic]." The email address in question is an open account, which allows anyone to send mail from it without entering a password. That means it's possible the message was sent by someone with no relation to the attack itself. Still, because the address was included in the initial .zip file and lena identified as part of the group behind the attack, the message raises real questions about the political motives behind Sony's recent troubles. The account has also sent similar messages to other outlets, suggesting a consistent voice.

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:51 (three years ago) Permalink

haven't tons of large companies/organizations/governments been hacked by lone skilled teenagers and groups of anonymous message board assholes by now? it doesn't seem like an incredibly precious and rare accomplishment anymore, just a question of whether someone who can do it has the motivation to go after a particular target.

christmas with the canks (some dude), Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:52 (three years ago) Permalink

i don't get why public sentiment on who was behind the hacks suddenly reversed course the second television reporters had anonymous "U.S. intelligence sources" saying that it's "believed to be" north korea

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:58 (three years ago) Permalink

an extremely untrustworthy group of people

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:58 (three years ago) Permalink

wait, reversed course from what to what? seems like NK has been the consensus culprit all along

goole, Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:59 (three years ago) Permalink

idk from what i could tell there was a growing consensus of "it was probably not north korea" with the wired article being the crest of that wave

J0rdan S., Thursday, 18 December 2014 20:00 (three years ago) Permalink

...the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor"...

...a hacker who identified as "lena"...

and we know the hacker's are in contact with entertainment news websites...

da croupier, Thursday, 18 December 2014 20:01 (three years ago) Permalink

is there no end to her crimes

Number None, Thursday, 18 December 2014 20:08 (three years ago) Permalink

i support sony's decision to cancel the movie. didn't it already almost fuck up some diplomatic negotiation with japan involving the return of political prisoners?

Treeship, Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Hackers connected to the Sony break in released a new statement on Thursday morning: ITS ABOUT ETHICS IN GAMES JOURNALISM

cryptic..

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:19 (three years ago) Permalink

guys I just loaded the D.I. Go Pop CD into my discman and pressed play and "never gonna give you up" started playing??

rip van wanko, Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Not That Kind of Jihad

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

He's Just Not That Into Jihad

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09 (three years ago) Permalink

@DennisThePerrin
When they came for Seth Rogen, I said nothing for I'm not Seth Rogen. When they came for Larry The Cable Guy, I said "He lives over there."

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 December 2014 13:44 (three years ago) Permalink

so dennis perrin is larry the cable guy?

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 19 December 2014 13:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Clooney otm imo

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:05 (three years ago) Permalink

from the guys that brought you the link between iraq and al qaeda comes the link between north korea and hackers who give channing tatum's e-mails to mashable

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:11 (three years ago) Permalink

FBI did not link iraq to al qaeda but thx for playing

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:14 (three years ago) Permalink

haha sorry if i'm being too macro

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Obama slams Sony for "making a mistake"

a pleasant little psychedelic detour in the elevator (Amory Blaine), Friday, 19 December 2014 19:15 (three years ago) Permalink

obv i have no more of a clue than anybody but if this is the biggest smoking gun

the FBI discovered that computer Internet addresses known to be operated by North Korea were communicating directly with other computers used to deploy and control the hacking tools and collect the stolen Sony files.

there's still a lot of grey area

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:15 (three years ago) Permalink

the smoking gun is the american govt being like "believe us this is what happened" which.... do you, i guess, if you wanna believe it

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 December 2014 19:24 (three years ago) Permalink

which isn't to say it's not what happened but, you know

J0rdan S., Friday, 19 December 2014 19:24 (three years ago) Permalink

unlike all the Iraq bullshit, I'm not really sure what ulterior motive the Obama administration would have for blaming NK for this

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:31 (three years ago) Permalink

I wish I had not started this discussion in the Franco LIPS thread but i did not foresee presidential press conferences

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 December 2014 19:35 (three years ago) Permalink

the government is saying there is a "link" to nk. that they are responsible for the malware. if you want to extrapolate from that that kim jong-il was so mad about The Interview that he ordered a brazen cyberattack where they took terabytes of a multinational company's most precious information and used it to LET BLOGS KNOW THAT SCOTT RUDIN IS A DICK, fine. A wacky Pearl Harbor from the wackiest despot.

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:37 (three years ago) Permalink

this is actually a sequel to 1941

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 December 2014 19:38 (three years ago) Permalink

I doubt this hack becomes a serious issue if sony didnt have comically shitty security

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 19 December 2014 19:40 (three years ago) Permalink

comically shitty security that was already attacked by the kind of goofy ass hackers that would e-mail buzzfeed and write crazy shit in faux-broken english in the past. but now the idea is that north korea's plan was to steal all the best shit, embarrass some celebrities, threaten domestic terrorism if the movie isn't pulled, and then say "thank you, watch yourself" when it is. ok.

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:49 (three years ago) Permalink

as for why the government would prefer to put the attention on a sanctioned foreign state (who may well have paid for the hackers pizzas), history and hollywood itself have provided plenty of examples of it

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 19:54 (three years ago) Permalink

and while i'm being all wag the dog, let's just note that before peace with cuba and a stand-off with north korea the hot topic was massive public protests of domestic policy

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 20:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I wish I had not started this discussion in the Franco LIPS thread but i did not foresee presidential press conferences

― things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 December 2014 19:35 (27 minutes ago) Permalink

cmon this is the best thing about ilx

goole, Friday, 19 December 2014 20:08 (three years ago) Permalink

miscategorizations and tangents huh

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 December 2014 20:12 (three years ago) Permalink

LIPS

Eric H., Friday, 19 December 2014 20:13 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qII6nY28D4E

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 20:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Where's that "phrases you hate" thread?

"IT'S OFFICIAL". Ugh.

I guess I'll put on my tin foil hat and sound like a crazed loon.

Of course the US wins in making this a North Korea issue.

----

GOOD MORNING, AMERICA, do you want crazy Asian man stealing from the beautiful, true all-American symbol that is Hollywood? They are now trying to smear the best of the best that this glorious country has to offer: Celebrities and Hollywood; true representations of what makes this blessed country unique!

For the sake of the American people, with safety and security comes a little less freedom. I know whatchoor thinkin. Ex president George Duh-bull-you Bush. But let me assure you we take all threats seriously, because each and every life is invaluable.

----

What people in the West don't realise is that China is talking about the next big war, and it's with Japan. China still allies itself with North Korea. Yes, all of this is conjecturing, but it's still a little scary. And I can picture the Obama administration rubbing their hands together with a sinister grin thinking, "Perfect." Repercussions, yo.

----

tl;dr: There are incentives to falsely placing the blame on North Korea. Gaining public support for their devious acts is what America is now known for. But whatevz

, Friday, 19 December 2014 20:42 (three years ago) Permalink

how much did you guys pay for those tinfoil hats?

simplest explanation usually the correct one occam's razor etc

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 20:57 (three years ago) Permalink

idk i feel like this is a good case for exposing the lie of occam's razor as a normalizing force, kind of delillo irl. the simplest explanation is what will have happened, truth is a production when the action is spread across so many players, the driving forces are totally symbolic and a-rational, etc. the fact that franco is involved is either .. interesting or exasperating depending on your pov i guess.

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Friday, 19 December 2014 21:13 (three years ago) Permalink

i think it's using the word definition of "simple" to accept "kim jong-il, he crazy" as an explanation for everything that happened

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:14 (three years ago) Permalink

woops, meant the wrong definition

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:15 (three years ago) Permalink

I think reconciling the goals of hackers with N Korea is kinda more difficult to accept

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:16 (three years ago) Permalink

all i'm saying is that "the us said north korea did it, that's what happened" ignores what exactly the us saying saying north korea did, and what was done. to respond with "yeah, well, occam's razor" isn't exactly a comeback.

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:22 (three years ago) Permalink

how much did you guys pay for those tinfoil hats?

― Οὖτις, Friday, December 19, 2014 8:57 PM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

we got 'em wholesale. good quality, though. they say "made in usa" :)

, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:27 (three years ago) Permalink

I wonder how the world would react if NK stopped with the nukes and sabre rattling and whatnot and simply acted like a huge asshole all the time. The Troll Kingdom.

Kim's dad was big into movies. Maybe this is Jr. making a statement.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:29 (three years ago) Permalink

i don't think "hey this isn't the first time hackers have done this" and "hey this isn't the first time our government has been quick to point the finger at a convenient foreign target" are particularly tin-foil obsverations

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:29 (three years ago) Permalink

well it would be the first time that non-NK affiliated hackers goals just happened to coincide with NK's goals

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:31 (three years ago) Permalink

If you think I'm arguing that NK is clearly "innocent" or something you're wrong. I just don't buy they master minded this thing and that mashable has been talking to Pyongyang Rose based on the evidence provided

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:39 (three years ago) Permalink

maybe nk made a deal after the hack.

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Friday, 19 December 2014 21:46 (three years ago) Permalink

the narcissism of everyone involved is surely unprecedented.

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Friday, 19 December 2014 21:48 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah i've had like day-nightmares thinking of the text convos between franco and rogen the past few days

goole, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:48 (three years ago) Permalink

fwiw, Occam's razor is not a tool for determining whether or not purported facts are true, but for deciding among multiple explanations of known facts, any one of which fully explain them. Even then, it is a probabilistic argument and therefore fallible.

oh no! must be the season of the rich (Aimless), Friday, 19 December 2014 21:58 (three years ago) Permalink

i wasn't asking anyone to make those texts up fwiw

goole, Friday, 19 December 2014 21:59 (three years ago) Permalink

FRANCOSTEIN88: LOL THY BOGHT IT!!
ROCKNROGEN: DUDE TOTALLY. I WISH WE CLD MAKE MOVIES THT DON"T GET RELEASE MORE OFTEN> MONEY FOR NOTHING RIGHT?
FRANCOSTEIN88:CHICKS FOR FREE. WE SHOULD TAK A TRIP WITH OUR MONEY.
ROCKNROGEN: TOWHERE?
FRANCOSTEIN88: LOL TO KOREA DUH.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 December 2014 22:00 (three years ago) Permalink

at least Clooney got to play sanctimonious patriot for the first time in weeks.

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 December 2014 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

i don't think "hey this isn't the first time hackers have done this" and "hey this isn't the first time our government has been quick to point the finger at a convenient foreign target" are particularly tin-foil obsverations

― da croupier, Friday, December 19, 2014 9:29 PM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah, i agree with you, but the 'western world's' view about asia is really off a lot of times, so it's hard to express an idea to canadians (or americans), for example, because they lack the asian history/politlcal knowledge. so, it all sounds too tin-foily. i've expressed these ideas before openly and have found this response to be fairly common.

but also, i happen to be very close to a north korean person and know of people who've been there. so, it's easy for me to get emotionally involved sometimes.

, Friday, 19 December 2014 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

so what can the US realistically do as far as "retaliation", since military action (which would be massive overkill anyway) is off the table? Seems like NK is a country we've pretty much already used all of our leverage against

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 22:41 (three years ago) Permalink

POTUS has gotten into the act:

"Or even worse, imagine if producers and distributors and others start engaging in self-censorship because they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended. That’s not who we are. That’s not what America is about.”

lol yes thank God for the full spectrum of aesthetic, ideological and philosophical grist offered by Hollywood studios

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 December 2014 22:53 (three years ago) Permalink

he was talking about your sensibilities, morbz

Οὖτις, Friday, 19 December 2014 23:10 (three years ago) Permalink

cant believe how much barack wanted to see this

johnny crunch, Friday, 19 December 2014 23:16 (three years ago) Permalink

as i'm guessing an insurance company would use presidential admonishments against you, i'm wondering how sony will eventually release the movie - if theaters allow they could pull a grinch and race it back into schedule for xmas? would it make more sense to slip in quietly or trumpet THE MOVIE THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 23:22 (three years ago) Permalink

bet sony's pissed they can't just bury it and haggle with lloyds of london or whoever instead

da croupier, Friday, 19 December 2014 23:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Sony has to have a warehouse full of portable DVD players. Drop them all in NK with this movie in them.

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 December 2014 23:34 (three years ago) Permalink

who bought a portable DVD player?

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 December 2014 23:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Everyone with kids before ipad

waddy watchel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 December 2014 23:54 (three years ago) Permalink

and while i'm being all wag the dog, let's just note that before peace with cuba and a stand-off with north korea the hot topic was massive public protests of domestic policy

? da croupier, Friday, December 19, 2014 2:02 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

people are ALWAYS mad at the administration, and there are may days in which intense opposition to public policy is front-page news; it would be very difficult for obama to pick a day on which doing something like normalizing relations with cuba would /not/ somehow be pushing some such news further down the page. would you have preferred that after eight months of secret negotiations, obama ask raul castro to "wait a few more months, let's let this whole 'people are angry at domestic policy' thing play out"?

i mean, i'm no obamastan, but this is one of those cases where he's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

on a generally unreleated note, i imagine it must be kind of weird to be seth rogen right now.

I dunno. (amateurist), Saturday, 20 December 2014 00:06 (three years ago) Permalink

MANY days

I dunno. (amateurist), Saturday, 20 December 2014 00:06 (three years ago) Permalink

So if Sony pulls a film, can they just write the whole thing off?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:11 (three years ago) Permalink

people are ALWAYS mad at the administration

i imagine it must be kind of weird to be seth rogen right now.

― I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, December 19, 2014

minor tweaks.

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:15 (three years ago) Permalink

obama is killing it recently. my views on this situation are well documented (the movie was irresponsible) but obama had to address this cyberterrorism issue and he HAD to defend american free speech against foreign blackmail, as this is the historical position of the united states. it's a good position too, ultimately.

Treeship, Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:35 (three years ago) Permalink

also what protests of domestic policy? ferguson wasn't due to white house policy, and besides obama responded to that by opening an inquiry into demilitarizing the police.

Treeship, Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:37 (three years ago) Permalink

full disclosure: i totally was going to see this movie

Treeship, Saturday, 20 December 2014 03:41 (three years ago) Permalink

...

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 December 2014 05:49 (three years ago) Permalink

I need a minute.

Eric H., Saturday, 20 December 2014 05:55 (three years ago) Permalink

I dug Pineapple Express I probably would hanged watched this on Crackle

Seems like a "Crackle Exclusive"

waddy watchel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 20 December 2014 07:31 (three years ago) Permalink

i love pineapple express

i would rather watch my father in law sit on the couch & floss his teeth than watch the interviee

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 December 2014 07:39 (three years ago) Permalink

interview even

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 December 2014 07:39 (three years ago) Permalink

what we've learnt from all this is that a lot of rich and powerful people are really stupid

..but is he a virtuoso? (Raccoon Tanuki), Saturday, 20 December 2014 10:49 (three years ago) Permalink

FYI I said domestic policy not domestic White House policy. I'm sorry if the shorthand was confusing but it shouldn't be too confusing.

da croupier, Saturday, 20 December 2014 12:53 (three years ago) Permalink

my views on this situation are well documented (the movie was irresponsible)

this is a compliment, right?

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 20 December 2014 13:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Tim League ‏@timalamo -- Breaking news: Sony has authorized screenings of THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day. We are making shows available within the hour. #Victory

a #victory, for an unintentional(?) pr-campaign

Daniel, Esq 2, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 17:18 (three years ago) Permalink

some indie cinema folks have thoughts on that:

Screen Slate @ScreenSlate
Why in the fuck is the Art House convergence making a Sony movie a Cause? Meanwhile Sony conspires to resurrect SOPA/PIPA. This is absurd.

GrandIllusion Cinema @gicinema
@arthousenow Arthouses already do plenty to promote & give access to freedom of expression. No need to show #TheInterview.

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 December 2014 17:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Sony decides to release incredibly lucrative movie after all, shocker

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Tuesday, 23 December 2014 17:47 (three years ago) Permalink

It's a great day to be a cynic!

everything, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 19:00 (three years ago) Permalink

so maaaaybe the FBI told us an untruth

http://gawker.com/a-lot-of-smart-people-think-north-korea-didnt-hack-sony-1672899940

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 December 2014 22:21 (three years ago) Permalink

in a way it's smart (if not, you know, honest) for the FBI to claim certainty even if they're not sure.

I dunno. (amateurist), Wednesday, 24 December 2014 01:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Looking like YouTube will stream it tomorrow...

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:33 (three years ago) Permalink

It's not surprising how many of these free speech freedom fighters I see crowing about censorship and this silly movie "finally" getting released a) actually thought there was any chance Sony was never going to release it (has any studio film flat-out never seen release?), and b) don't seem to realize how often studios cut films, limit releases, sit on finished films, move around release dates, dump flicks in the dead of winter and send things straight to video for the same dual motivations of cowardice and capitalism that affected "The Interview."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 25 December 2014 19:23 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean, Harvey Weinstein does all of those things on a regular basis without the threat of North Korean retaliation hanging over him.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 25 December 2014 19:25 (three years ago) Permalink

I half-watched this last night at my sister in law's house (everyone was talking and it was impossible to pay attention most of the time). It seemed alright and about exactly what you'd expect.

akm, Friday, 26 December 2014 02:45 (three years ago) Permalink

this movie seems critical of the two main characters, who plunge north korea into a civil war and take zero responsibility for it, all in a quest to gain "serious" creds in the media. it draws a parallel between them and kim, who similarly places his ego ahead of any kind of public interest or coherent ehtical-political standpoint. the satire is somewhat undermined by the fact that the film's creators were arrogant in the exact same way that the characters are.... or maybe that just adds another layer to it all.

B-

Treeship, Friday, 26 December 2014 03:52 (three years ago) Permalink

But there are poop jokes, so ... B?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 26 December 2014 04:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah I am getting pretty annoyed at all the people seeing this to "take a stand". Hope it blows over soon. Would also be nice if the hack and threats were proved to be from someone other than North Korea though I don't know how much it would curb the idiotic posturing around this thing. People sure seem to love believing it was NK though.

MrDasher, Friday, 26 December 2014 04:17 (three years ago) Permalink

ilx's north korea thread is called "north korea: still hilarious" so we aren't so great either fyi. people in general seem to have an easy time making light of that horrific regime in a way they wouldn't with most other places.

Treeship, Friday, 26 December 2014 04:23 (three years ago) Permalink

i kind of think this whole "free speech" nonsense was good because it revealed just how shallow america's notion of freedom is these days. freedom is just the freedom to consume, or the freedom to satiate one's desires without frustration.

Treeship, Friday, 26 December 2014 04:52 (three years ago) Permalink

seems pretty similar, really, to the kim family. kim jong il kidnapped actors and directors from china so they could make him the exact films he desired to watch.

Treeship, Friday, 26 December 2014 05:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes those two things are clearly exactly alike

Οὖτις, Friday, 26 December 2014 05:55 (three years ago) Permalink

the film even draws a parallel between the infantile narcissism of the main characters and kim jong un's authoritarian temper tantrums. i don't think it's an outlandish claim. i also don't think that freedom, if it is going to mean anything, needs to mean more than the freedom to pursue one's whims.

Treeship, Friday, 26 December 2014 06:20 (three years ago) Permalink

i also don't think that freedom, if it is going to mean anything, needs to mean more than the freedom to pursue one's whims.

Treeship, Friday, 26 December 2014 06:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Jefferson thought so, especially if Sally Hemmings was involved.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 26 December 2014 12:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Saw this movie, it was real funny. Better than "This is The End". The kind of movie an 80s Ghostbusters-and-Rambo-fed male kid would write on the way to school with his best friends while giggling about shooting rockets at a helicopter from tanks etc.

But yeah the hype and the "take a stand" stuff and praising this multinational corporation for it's bravery to sell us its products is eye-rolling. Especially just weeks after most of the same people were giving torture techniques a free pass.

Freedom/constitutional rights seem to be something to publicly celebrate only when it's the rights of the super rich and influential are involved.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 26 December 2014 18:01 (three years ago) Permalink

everything is better than THis Is The End.

akm, Friday, 26 December 2014 19:42 (three years ago) Permalink

It certainly has almost the exact same ending: bullet exploding the bad guy in the slomo to ironic pop song.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 26 December 2014 20:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Isn't that how Pineapple Express ended, too? It's like all those New Order songs that end with an explosion sound effect. "Well, I guess we need a way to end this."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 26 December 2014 20:54 (three years ago) Permalink

They're all the same movie.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 26 December 2014 21:06 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anti-film-of-impotent-dog-james-franco

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His imperial genius Kubrickesque film master KIM JUN UN would never allow the petulant Barack ever in his film, not only because he finds that his acting is that of a lesser Hasselhoff but for it is his will to say no. But you can be in the film with a walk on role, you will be flown and put up in a hotel like a movie star (a movie star in North Korea that is). You will also get all the other filthy capitalistic swag from the previous perk level.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 29 December 2014 05:27 (three years ago) Permalink

These guys films are definitely not all the same movie. The Interview was p bad though, felt like the third in a trilogy of crap action films - pineapple express, your highness, and this.

This Is the End was on a whole other level imo.

Οὖτις, Monday, 29 December 2014 19:41 (three years ago) Permalink

ie tolerable

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Monday, 29 December 2014 20:55 (three years ago) Permalink

for better or worse rogen definitely makes "personal" films

I dunno. (amateurist), Monday, 29 December 2014 22:04 (three years ago) Permalink

He makes personnel films, ie, with the same people, again and again.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 December 2014 22:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Tbh, I rarely dislike him specifically, but almost every film he's in seems like a first draft special, where it's if they just yelled "action" and figured all the hilarious improv would give them enough footage to fill out the run time.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 December 2014 22:09 (three years ago) Permalink

i think that's pretty fair. SuperBad felt like "notes toward a teen comedy" rather than an actual finished movie, though in fairness I think they wrote the script in college or something like that.

I dunno. (amateurist), Monday, 29 December 2014 22:13 (three years ago) Permalink

There's, like, 15 minutes of movie in "Neighbors," then the desperation kicks in. Hey, let's have a 5 minute scene where Rogen has to milk Rose Byrne's disgustingly engorged boobs!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 December 2014 22:16 (three years ago) Permalink

XP Yeah, there's a taped table read circa 2002 or something on the dvd. IIRC, many of the jokes in the film were already there.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 29 December 2014 22:16 (three years ago) Permalink

'the interview' did this thing that happens a lot with big budget comedies where it's like they're afraid the audience will be confused and unhappy if the movie stays silly and funny all the way through so they start grinding everything to a halt for joke-free dramatic and action sequences by the third act.

slam dunk, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 01:30 (three years ago) Permalink

stripes syndrome

slam dunk, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 01:33 (three years ago) Permalink

welp again

https://securityledger.com/2014/12/new-clues-in-sony-hack-point-to-insiders-away-from-dprk/

Researchers from the security firm Norse allege that their investigation of the hack of Sony has uncovered evidence that leads, decisively, away from North Korea as the source of the attack. Instead, the company alleges that a group of six individuals is behind the hack, at least one a former Sony Pictures Entertainment employee who worked in a technical role and had extensive knowledge of the company’s network and operations.

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

What the, it turns out it may have been an inside job (ie, the most obvious suspect) and not North Korea (ie the least obvious suspect)?! What a twist!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 17:52 (three years ago) Permalink

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iatee, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 18:01 (three years ago) Permalink

can't believe obama was out there making claims based on US government intelligence instead of just checking the Norse DarkMatter™ platform

iatee, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink

he checked the FBI BlackBudget platform

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 18:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Thank goodness we didn't bomb anyone over this.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

We were on this a week ago:
http://gawker.com/researcher-sony-hack-was-likely-an-inside-job-by-a-wom-1676556756

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 16:54 (three years ago) Permalink

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/fbi-rejects-alternate-sony-hack-theory-113893.html

i'm just as skeptical of the "norse" theory as the FBI one.

I dunno. (amateurist), Wednesday, 31 December 2014 20:08 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This is funny.

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Saturday, 24 January 2015 20:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Franco exiting the airplane:
"North siiiiide!"

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Saturday, 24 January 2015 20:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Also in a subtle way satirizes apolitical love of bling, when Franco is walking around Un's car collection to a Lil Jon soundtrack.

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Saturday, 24 January 2015 22:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

not sure about how well he does dramatically, but as a comedic actor, he is pretty terrible. way too self aware and trying to show he is clever all the time. i couldnt watch all of pineapple express because of how awful he was.

StillAdvance, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:56 (three years ago) Permalink

and now he's in a 3D Herzog film.

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:19 (three years ago) Permalink

it makes sense once you realise

(1) robert pattinson is in it as a serious actor

(2) australian actress nicole kidman is playing a british role

(3) british actress naomi watts dropped out of it

(4) british actor jude law is being replaced by a young up-and-coming american actor that goes by the name of james franco or whatever

and (5) herzog is past his prime

thus: this film is garbage

F♯ A♯ (∞), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Robert Pattinson is a credible actor, so i dismiss you.

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:59 (three years ago) Permalink

u luv herzog dont u

F♯ A♯ (∞), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 19:02 (three years ago) Permalink

still like modern herzog but he is kind of just having a laugh these days so i imagine franco will be perfect

StillAdvance, Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:44 (three years ago) Permalink

not sure about how well he does dramatically, but as a comedic actor, he is pretty terrible. way too self aware and trying to show he is clever all the time. i couldnt watch all of pineapple express because of how awful he was.

― StillAdvance, Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:56 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i agree with this generally (he's gotten more painfully unfunny over the years, especially with Spring Breakers imo) but The Interview surprised me, prob his funniest performance since Freaks & Geeks.

some dude, Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:55 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

hes fine/good in 'true story' but its not a v good movie

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 April 2015 22:35 (three years ago) Permalink

i need to check if that 'double negative' device is in finkles book, ima bet no and that instead it is the most spoonfeed the audience garbage bs screenwriting technique

i do actually like jonah hill mostly but he they needed a real actor for his part, badly

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 April 2015 22:39 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://www.salon.com/2015/05/07/james_francos_mcdonalds_op_ed_is_light_airy_and_full_of_privileged_sht/

have to admit i lol'd at "I generally like James Franco. He is funny, he’s a good actor, he wants to live an interesting life. But he is so, so dumb. Like, really dumb. Franco’s essay shows an utter lack of comprehension of any issues outside of the Palo Alto-Los Angeles tunnel in which he grew up. It is, like much of Franco’s previous non-acting work, light, and airy, and privileged bullshit."

I don't mean to generalise too much, but look at who wrote this. I can totally picture her being a Franco fan. And now these young women are trying to articulate what they, like, don't like about Jamie omigod..."he is sooo dumbbb"

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 19:39 (three years ago) Permalink

So dumb. Like, really dumb.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 02:25 (three years ago) Permalink

describing a hamburger as "airy" is so weird. it's like, floppy and greasy and stuff. maybe he took the patty out and just ate the bun?

he quipped with heat (amateurist), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:04 (three years ago) Permalink

and i guess mcdonalds patties are not as heavy as others, but a burger patty is a pretty dense thing. not "airy" by any means.

he quipped with heat (amateurist), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:05 (three years ago) Permalink

i think "so dumb" is p accurate tbh

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:12 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean it's james franco! in terms of 'people re whom it would not be a waste of time to set out my problems with their worldview in depth' he falls somewhere pretty near the bottom, nestled between bret easton ellis and hitler

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Salon article's probably dumber than anything Franco's done.

circa1916, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 03:30 (three years ago) Permalink

To me airy implies the lack of burger in the burger patty. McD's burgers always seem like little hockey pucks that are mostly bread.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 04:05 (three years ago) Permalink

i love the word dumb. it's like one of my favorite words.

surm, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 04:10 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

'the interview' did this thing that happens a lot with big budget comedies where it's like they're afraid the audience will be confused and unhappy if the movie stays silly and funny all the way through so they start grinding everything to a halt for joke-free dramatic and action sequences by the third act.

― slam dunk, Monday, December 29, 2014 8:30 PM (5 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yea otm, I think this is unavoidable tho
also this type of movie needs to really nail its montages, not have them be overlong, etc and it did that v well so kudos
overall it was better than I expected
the best stuff is in the first half, and lots of it is franco's expressions & reaction shots, so great

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 24 June 2015 18:35 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

oh man, i hate to admit it but i really enjoyed The Interview. probably Franco's best performance ever. Randall Park actually being really funny helped a lot

Nhex, Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:19 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

doing a remake of Mother, May I Sleep With Danger

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 December 2015 00:05 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

James + Semaj is a column where James Franco talks to his reverse self, Semaj, about new films.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:25 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

on colbert, they said he made/worked on 60 projects in 2016

johnny crunch, Friday, 16 December 2016 05:11 (one year ago) Permalink

wish he would stop

1staethyr, Friday, 16 December 2016 06:54 (one year ago) Permalink

cant we sanction him or something

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 December 2016 07:01 (one year ago) Permalink

why does god take the good so young and the bad so old

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 16 December 2016 19:26 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Disaster Artist is great

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Sunday, 31 December 2017 02:52 (four months ago) Permalink

not a disaster

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 31 December 2017 03:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Inviting Wisseau on stage and then stiff arming him when he lunged for the mic was a weird, uncomfortable moment.

Moodles, Monday, 8 January 2018 17:46 (four months ago) Permalink

I know, right? It's almost as if he was just exploiting the guy or something.

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Monday, 8 January 2018 17:50 (four months ago) Permalink

Ya think?

Moodles, Monday, 8 January 2018 17:51 (four months ago) Permalink

It never occurred to me before but...yeah, I think he might be. Oh, man. I'm gonna need to sit with this for a minute.

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Monday, 8 January 2018 17:58 (four months ago) Permalink

oh come on, I can't even tell if you guys are joking. He made the movie, he stars in the movie. Since when does the real life subject get to do the acceptance speech? James knows probably better than anyone that if he gave Tommy the mic he was not getting it back.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 8 January 2018 18:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah but he could have let him say hi or something. idk. It seemed rude to me too.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 8 January 2018 18:14 (four months ago) Permalink

say hi

Ha.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 8 January 2018 18:42 (four months ago) Permalink

It definitely seemed like a rude and obnoxious way to respond to a silly situation, especially since without Wisseau there would be no trophy.

Also OL, I'm maybe being oversensitive, but your responses come across as fairly condescending for no particular reason. I was making a fairly bland observation about that moment. I wasn't under any illusion that I was noting anything particularly deep. OTOH, I was well aware of the dynamic at play, but felt it was obvious enough not to state explicitly.

Moodles, Monday, 8 January 2018 18:56 (four months ago) Permalink

http://time.com/5092936/james-franco-golden-globes-2018/

James Franco accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy on Sunday night with a “Time’s Up” pin, which signifies support for the fight against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, on his black suit. But some 2018 Golden Globes viewers were upset to see Franco wearing the pin, saying they don’t believe The Disaster Artist actor has treated women with respect in the past.

...

Other Golden Globes viewers took to Twitter to criticize Franco for his alleged treatment of women in the past, including two women who made specific accusations against the actor. Some of the tweets focused on a 2014 incident in which Franco allegedly hit on a 17-year-old girl on Instagram.

everyone in town knows that james franco is a creep and that stories about his behavior were about to break. the hollywood foreign press knew it too but gave him an award anyway.

— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) January 8, 2018

infinity (∞), Monday, 8 January 2018 19:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Franco's greatest acting moment remains:

https://media.giphy.com/media/12Rv3g5EveQwHS/giphy.gif

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 January 2018 19:20 (four months ago) Permalink

No condescension intended to you, Moodles, just a comment on Franco's apparent obliviousness wrt the power dynamic. Everything surrounding this movie has the uncomfortable whiff of an Improv Everywhere performance, and Franco trotting Wiseau out like a freak for everyone to ogle without allowing him a moment of agency was pretty gross. Particularly compounded with Franco standing in front of Wiseau and affecting Wiseau's voice to tell Wiseau's story.

Bobby Buttrock (Old Lunch), Monday, 8 January 2018 19:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Just for entertainment's sake. You don't put Tommy Wiseau onstage in front of 19 million viewers and not let him speak.

jmm, Monday, 8 January 2018 19:44 (four months ago) Permalink

xp

Fair enough

Moodles, Monday, 8 January 2018 19:46 (four months ago) Permalink

no shit. so weird inviting a guy on stage, not letting him take the mic, and then immediately imitating his voice

think Franco legit did a great job with this movie but come on, let Tommy have his moment. Franco's been up there enough. an unfiltered Tommy Wiseau on stage is one of the few things that would've made me want to watch the Golden Globes

frogbs, Monday, 8 January 2018 19:50 (four months ago) Permalink

Are there allegations against him other than that he hit on a 17-year-old (i.e. legal, although too young for a 30-something to be hitting on) girl?

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 8 January 2018 20:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?

— Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) January 8, 2018

flappy bird, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 19:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Colbert, to his credit, asked James Franco about accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse that were posted on Twitter during the Golden Globes on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/KDITwoJi4w

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 10, 2018

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 05:53 (four months ago) Permalink

more about jamie and his lips

http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-james-franco-allegations-20180111-htmlstory.html

infinity (∞), Friday, 12 January 2018 18:51 (four months ago) Permalink

James Franco taught a class on how to simulate sex scenes?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 January 2018 18:59 (four months ago) Permalink

and apparently had his students upload audition videos to Vimeo which were then leaked to pr0n sites.

for art

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:08 (four months ago) Permalink

xp

in la yep

this was actually fairly well known among actors in la i'd say

infinity (∞), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:08 (four months ago) Permalink

it's not as uncommon as you'd think

there is another guy, he's a choreographer actually, in la and i won't mention his name because he is not hollywood famous but he has worked with some big names, and he is trying to make it big so he probably keeps up with his online presence

but anyway he did a lot of intense erotic and sexual art performances under the guise of "it's art"

how do i know this

because a couple of my exes were dancers and one happened to attend an audition/rehearsal and the other knew that he was a creepy motherfucker

infinity (∞), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:13 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh well, I'm back to my original "fuck James Franco" position, a very quick reversal.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:22 (four months ago) Permalink


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