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James Franco Has A Great And Powerful Smile

James Franco Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on March 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

If James Franco reads his reviews,  he should avoid David Edelstein's critique of Oz The Great and Powerful  at "Franco is unconvincing generally, tamping down the passion, ironicizing everything out," wrote Edelstein. "It’s possible Franco’s modern-sounding stammers and shrugs opposite actors playing it straight are meant in the spirit of Bob Hope’s hipster cowards — or those of Woody Allen, who cited Hope among his inspirations for Sleeper and Love and Death. But Franco doesn’t have the comebacks. He’s playing a noncommittal character in a noncommittal way, so that you want to scream, “This isn’t a performance-art project! You’re carrying a movie!”  more »

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INTERVIEW: 'Kink' Director Christina Voros Discusses S&M In The Bedroom & The Boardroom

INTERVIEW: 'Kink' Director Christina Voros Discusses S&M In The Bedroom & The Boardroom

It's Feb. 14, when men and  women across this land bend over and submit to that cruel Hallmark dominatrix known as Valentine's Day — enduring exorbitantly priced flowers, overbooked restaurants and unreasonable expectations for the sake of love and romance.  And that means it's the perfect time to check out what filmmaker Christina Voros has to say about human bondage.  Voros is the director of Kink, a documentary produced by longtime collaborator James Franco that takes a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes look at, the San Francisco-based company that operates a number of websites devoted to BDSM  porn. (That stands for "Bondage and Discipline, Sadism and Masochism" if you haven't read Fifty Shades of Grey.)  more »