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James Franco slams The Amazing Spider-Man

James Franco slams The Amazing Spider-Man

Jan 30 2013, 6:14am CST | by

James Franco has slammed 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. The 34-year-old actor - who played Peter Parker's best friend-turned-enemy Harry Osbourn in Sam Raimi's original 'Spider-Man' trilogy - was left...

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James Franco slams The Amazing Spider-Man

Jan 30 2013, 6:14am CST | by

James Franco has slammed 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.

The 34-year-old actor - who played Peter Parker's best friend-turned-enemy Harry Osbourn in Sam Raimi's original 'Spider-Man' trilogy - was left unimpressed by Mark Webb's reboot of the superhero story and claims the only point of the copy-cat film was to cash in at the box-office.

He told MTV: ''They could've strayed a little bit more from the original. It's like... why. Guess they made a lot of money. OK, congrats. But good for them. Sam and I moved on, we made 'Oz'.''

Sam - whose new film 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' is out in March - planned on producing two more sequels after completing 'Spider Man 3' in 2007.

However, he and leading man Tobey Maguire quit over script issues and Marvel's decision to make a prequel, featuring the hero as a high school student.

The filmmaker said at the time: ''While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job.''

James might be unimpressed with the Andrew Garfield-fronted film, but his former co-star Kirsten Dunst previously revealed she is thrilled 'The 'Descendants' star Shailene Woodley is taking on the role of Mary-Jane Watson in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel.

She commented: ''I really like her too, a lot... I think she's a sweetheart and such a good actress. I'm happy. If I had to pick someone, I'm happy she's following in my shoes.''

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VFX Supervisor Paul Linden Talks Turning Vancouver Into North Korea on the Set of THE INTERVIEW

Nov 4 2014 8:00am CST | Source: Collider

Last year when directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were filming The Interview (their directorial follow up to This is The End) in Vancouver, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters.  As most of you know from the extremely funny red and green band trailers, James Franco plays a vapid talk show host who, along with his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen), lands an interview with Kim Jong-un (Randall Park).  But their attempt at hard news gets upended when the ...
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News Shorts: November 1st 2014

Nov 1 2014 7:09am CDT | Source: dark horizons

James Franco has posted an Instagram photo of himself shooting his film adaptation of the novel "Zeroville" alongside cast mates Seth Rogen and Will Ferrell. Rogen plays Viking Man, a character who is a thinly-disguised take on legendary writer/director John Milius. Ferrell's role is unknown, but he looks kind of like he's doing a take on producer Robert Evans. "Voltage Pictures has scored international rights to Ken Sanzel ...
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Randall Park Talks THE INTERVIEW, Playing Kim Jong-un, Hating His Hair, Listening to Katy Perry, and More on Set

Oct 30 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Collider

Last year when directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were filming The Interview (their directorial follow up to This is The End) in Vancouver, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters.  As most of you know from the extremely funny red and green band trailers, James Franco plays a vapid talk show host who, along with his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen), lands an interview with Kim Jong-un ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider
 

 
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Casting: Emmanuel, Shipka, Robbie, Delpy

Oct 24 2014 2:59am CDT | Source: dark horizons

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Nathalie Emmanuel, best known for her role as Daenerys' hand maiden Missandei in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at 20th Century Fox. Emmanuel will play Harriet, the leader of another group of maze runners. She joins a cast that includes Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will ...
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Brad Pitt Goes Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Oct 23 2014 10:32am CDT | Source: Coming Soon

Zach Galifianakis has grilled hunks like Bradley Cooper, James Franco and even President Obama under the hot lights of his panel show parody "Between Two Ferns," but now Funny or Die has the Hangover star with possibly his biggest interview get yet: Brad Pitt. Check out the video ...
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James Franco - Photog Files Police Report ... For Takedown at Concert (TMZ.com)

Oct 19 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: wesmirch

TMZ.com: James Franco — Photog Files Police Report ... For Takedown at Concert  —  PHOTOG FILES POLICE REPORT  —  For Takedown at Concert  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  James Franco took down a photog while leaving the Lana Del Rey concert Friday night in Hollywood ... this according to ...
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6 weeks ago

SR Geek Picks: James Franco in ‘Silent Taxi Driver,’ ‘Hocus Pocus’ Cast in 2014 & More

Oct 12 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

13 award-winning modern horror movies; what the cast of 'Hocus Pocus' looks like now; James Franco in a silent version of 'Taxi Driver'; ...
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SR Geek Picks: James Franco as Batman, How to Improve ‘Gotham’ & More

Oct 6 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

How to improve the 'Gotham' TV series; James Franco is Batman in a 'Beetlejuice' mashup; the eyes of Alfred Hitchcock ...
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6 weeks ago

LOL: ‘SNL’ Parody Trailer for ‘The Fault in Our Stars 2: The Ebola in Our Everything’

Oct 6 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Hollywood loves a good sick-kid story, and as the box office figures for this summer’s The Fault in Our Stars showed, audiences adore them too. But cancer is so passe at this point. So Saturday Night Live took a more topical spin on the formula with The Fault in Our Stars 2: The Ebola in Our Everything. Watch SNL’s The Fault in Our Stars ebola-themed parody after the jump.  The clip originally aired this weekend. Host Sarah Silverman played beautiful young ebola patient ...
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