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Awards

2011 Independent Spirit Award Winner: Best Male Lead in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Winner: Best Male Lead in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Winner: Best Male Lead in 127 Hours
2009 Independent Spirit Award Winner: Best Supporting Male in Milk
2009 Unknown Winner: Best Supporting Male in Milk
2009 Unknown Winner: Best Supporting Male in Milk
2012 Razzie Nominee: Worst Supporting Actor in Your Highness
2011 Oscar Nominee: Best Actor in 127 Hours
2011 BAFTA Nominee: Best Actor in 127 Hours
2011 Golden Globe Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) in 127 Hours
2011 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) in 127 Hours
2009 Golden Globe Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) in Pineapple Express
2009 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) in Pineapple Express
2009 Unknown Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) in Pineapple Express

James Franco

James Franco's high school classmates voted him the student with the best smile, yet it was his brooding qualities that first caught the attention of audiences.

Born April 19, 1978, in Palo Alto, Calif., Franco dropped out of college to study acting. After making his big-screen bow in 1999's Never Been Kissed, he attained heartthrob status playing rebellious Daniel Desario in the television series "Freaks and Geeks." A Golden Globe-winning turn in the TV biopic James Dean (2001) cemented Franco's place in the public consciousness.

Portraying Peter Parker's friend-turned-foe in Spider-Man, Franco hit the jackpot in 2002. That success has enabled him to alternate between big-budget Hollywood films, serious works such as Milk (2008) and lighter fare, including Pineapple Express (which brought him another Golden Globe). 2011 proved a banner year for Franco with an Independent Spirit Award win -- plus Golden Globe and Oscar nods -- for his lead role in 127 Hours.

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This Is the End  2013  3.2 ★ 107 mins Comedy Rated: R
Playing themselves in this witty black comedy, Seth Rogen and a bevy of Hollywood notables are stuck together at a party when the apocalypse dawns. In typical celebrity fashion, the trapped stars bicker rather than bond in the face of doom.


As I Lay Dying  2013  2.9 ★ 110 mins Drama Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025   
Writer-director James Franco's ambitious take on William Faulkner's classic novel chronicles the sobering story of a poor Southern clan carrying out the family matriarch's dying wish to be buried in a distant town.


Oz The Great and Powerful  2013  3.3 ★ 130 mins Children & Family Rated: PG
In this Wizard of Oz prequel, circus magician Oscar Diggs is magically transported to the Land of Oz, where he deals with three witches and uses his illusionist skills and resourcefulness to become the wizard the residents have been hoping for.


Maladies  2013  2.6 ★ 97 mins Drama Rated: NR
In this thoughtful indie, former soap opera star James, forced to quit acting due to mental illness, retreats to his beach house to write a novel. His efforts are nurtured by his fragile sister, a cross-dressing painter and an affectionate neighbor.


The Iceman  2013  3.8 ★ 105 mins Thrillers Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025   
This thriller based on a true story follows Richard Kuklinski, who killed more than 100 people for the mob -- and his own pleasure -- between 1964 and 1986. Despite his prolific violence, Kuklinski was a devoted husband and father of two daughters.


Oz: The Great and Powerful  2013  3.9 ★ Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: NR
In this prequel to The Wizard of Oz, circus magician Oscar Diggs is magically transported to the Land of Oz, where he deals with three witches and uses his illusionist skills and resourcefulness to become the wizard the residents have been expecting.


Palo Alto  2013  2.6 ★ 100 mins Drama Rated: R DVD Available: 09-Sep-2014
Based on a collection of short stories by James Franco (who also stars), this perceptive drama follows a group of disaffected teens in a wealthy California town who have money to burn but little parental supervision -- and even less direction.


Lovelace  2013  3.3 ★ 92 mins Drama Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025   
Amanda Seyfried stars as adult film icon Linda Lovelace, a woman coerced into and abused by the porn industry before taking charge of her life. The supporting cast includes all manner of Hollywood A-listers stepping into meaty roles.


Interior. Leather Bar.  2013  2.7 ★ 60 mins Independent Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025   
Reimagining the 40 minutes of explicit gay S&M footage rumored to have been cut from the 1980 film Cruising, this fascinating film explores the normalization of gay culture and the boundaries of sexual and creative freedom.


Homefront  2013  4.1 ★ 101 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R
When ex-DEA agent Phil Broker is widowed, he moves with his 10-year-old daughter to a small town in pursuit of a quiet life, but he finds his dream destroyed by a murderous drug trafficker, Gator, and his gang of meth-making thugs.


The Iceman  2013  3.7 ★ 105 mins Thrillers Rated: R
This thriller based on a true story follows Richard Kuklinski, who killed more than 100 people for the mob -- and his own pleasure -- between 1964 and 1986. Despite his prolific violence, Kuklinski was a devoted husband and father of two daughters.


The Letter  2012  2.9 ★ 94 mins Dramas Rated: R
Winona Ryder stars as Martine, a playwright who begins to mentally unravel and is unable to determine if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.


Spring Breakers  2012  2.5 ★ 93 mins Drama Rated: R
After four college girls rob a fast food joint to fund their spring break in Florida, they hit the road and wind up in jail and hungover. They're bailed out by a deeply weird dude named Alien, who demands their help with his own criminal enterprises.


The Letter  2012  2.2 ★ 94 mins Thrillers Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025   
Struggling with her latest production, a playwright begins to mentally unravel and can't determine if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality. An actor in the play tips her already fragile state over the edge.


Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)  2012  2.7 ★ 70 mins Comedies Rated: NR
When actor James Franco took a role on "General Hospital," filmmaker Ian Olds followed, but not for some banal celebrity profile. Instead, he created this surreal thriller in which Franco's television performance and off-screen persona converge.


About Cherry  2012  3.0 ★ 102 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Determined to escape her past, 18-year-old Angelina moves to San Francisco, where she becomes Cherry, an innocent-but-sexy adult film star. Her provocative new life brings fame, money, and acquaintances who have a variety of motives.


About Cherry  2012  2.9 ★ 102 mins Drama Rated: R
Determined to escape her past, 18-year-old Angelina moves to San Francisco, where she becomes Cherry, an innocent-but-sexy adult film star. Her provocative new life brings fame, money, and acquaintances who have a variety of motives.


Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)  2012  2.7 ★ 70 mins Independent Rated: NR
When actor James Franco took a role on "General Hospital," filmmaker Ian Olds followed, but not for some banal celebrity profile. Instead, he created this surreal thriller in which Franco's television performance and off-screen persona converge.


Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present  2012  3.8 ★ 105 mins Documentary Rated: NR
Follow renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic before, during and after an exhibition of her work at New York's Museum of Modern Art, including her role as part of the exhibition, sitting motionless in an "energy dialogue" with the audience.


Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present  2012  3.8 ★ 105 mins Documentaries Rated: NR
Follow renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic before, during and after an exhibition of her work at New York's Museum of Modern Art, including her role as part of the exhibition, sitting motionless in an "energy dialogue" with the audience.


Sal  2011  2.9 ★ Dramas Rated: NR
Sal Mineo -- one of Hollywood's first openly gay actors -- provides the focus of this biopic that tracks his career ups and downs and his tragic death. Mineo was on the verge of a comeback when he was stabbed to death behind his apartment building.


Rise of the Planet of the Apes  2011  3.9 ★ 105 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13
This reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise is a prequel set in modern-day San Francisco, where scientists are conducting genetic research on apes. The evolved primates develop advanced intelligence and revolt against being used as lab rats.


Your Highness Nominated For/Won Awards 2011  3.0 ★ 103 mins Comedy Rated: NR
When a twisted wizard kidnaps the virginal fiancée of a valiant prince, his ne'er-do-well brother grudgingly joins his sibling on a quest to rescue the beautiful damsel. Along the way, the duo meets their match in a fetching female warrior.


Eames: The Architect and The Painter  2011  4.0 ★ 82 mins Documentaries Rated: NR RT:85%  until 01-Jan-2025 
This documentary tells the story of the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames, widely considered America's most important designers. Their creations include furniture, photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, games and much more.


Eames: The Architect and The Painter  2011  4.0 ★ 82 mins Documentary Rated: NR
This documentary tells the story of the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames, widely considered America's most important designers. Their creations include furniture, photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, games and much more.


Rise of the Planet of the Apes Nominated For/Won Awards 2011  3.9 ★ 105 mins Sci-Fi & Fantasy Rated: PG-13 RT:83%
This reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise is a prequel set in modern-day San Francisco, where scientists are conducting genetic research on apes. The evolved primates develop advanced intelligence and revolt against being used as lab rats.


Sal  2011  2.7 ★ 103 mins Drama Rated: NR
Sal Mineo -- one of Hollywood's first openly gay actors -- provides the focus of this biopic that tracks his career ups and downs and his tragic death. Mineo was on the verge of a comeback when he was stabbed to death behind his apartment building.


Your Highness  2011  3.0 ★ 103 mins Comedies Rated: NR RT:26%
When a twisted wizard kidnaps the virginal fiancée of a valiant prince, his ne'er-do-well brother grudgingly joins his sibling on a quest to save the beautiful damsel. Along the way, the duo meets their match in the form of a fetching female warrior.


The Broken Tower  2011  2.3 ★ 108 mins Dramas Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025 
Written and directed by star James Franco, this lyrical drama explores the life of renowned American poet Hart Crane, who struggled with his homosexuality and his writing before committing suicide by jumping off a ship at age 32.


The Broken Tower  2011  2.6 ★ 108 mins Drama Rated: NR
Written and directed by star James Franco, this lyrical drama explores the life of renowned American poet Hart Crane, who struggled with his homosexuality and his writing before committing suicide by jumping off a ship at age 32.


Love & Distrust  2010  2.0 ★ 93 mins Dramas Rated: R
This collection of five short films artfully portrays desire's ability to both empower and destroy those who encounter it. In "The Summer House," sultry teen Jane (Talulah Riley) is courted by a former beau, Richard (Robert Pattinson), during the chaotic summer of 1969. Other tales revolve around a waitress (Amy Adams) desperate to rescue her young daughter, and a techie (James Franco) who uses gadgets to keep emotions at bay.


Date Night  2010  3.6 ★ 102 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Who knew simple dinner reservations under a different name could turn one New Jersey couple's date night so terribly upside-down? Claire (Tina Fey) and Phil (Steve Carell) Foster leave their kids with the sitter (Leighton Meester) and head out for a night on the town -- as the Tripplehorns. Shawn Levy (Just Married, Night at the Museum) directs this action-comedy; Mark Wahlberg and James Franco co-star.


Eat Pray Love  2010  3.3 ★ 140 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
Recent divorcée Liz decides to reshape her life, traveling the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Bali, indulging in delicious cuisine while seeking the true meaning of self-love, family, friendship and forgiveness.


Tekken  2010  3.3 ★ 91 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R
When young Jin Kazama (John Foo) discovers an opportunity to avenge the death of his mother, he enters a martial arts tournament sponsored by the futuristic Tekken Corp. to gain access to the man he wants to punish. But as Kazama closes in on his goal, he uncovers dark secrets regarding his own past and the true nature of Tekken. Dwight H. Little directs this futuristic thriller based on the popular video game series.


Howl  2010  3.4 ★ 84 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:62%  until 01-Jan-2025 
James Franco steps into the shoes of famed Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this star-studded biopic centered around Ginsberg's poem "Howl" and the widely publicized obscenity trial that followed its publication in 1957.


Love & Distrust  2010  2.0 ★ 93 mins Romance Rated: R
This collection of five short films artfully portrays desire's ability to both empower and destroy those who encounter it. In "The Summer House," sultry teen Jane (Talulah Riley) is courted by a former beau, Richard (Robert Pattinson), during the chaotic summer of 1969. Other tales revolve around a waitress (Amy Adams) desperate to rescue her young daughter, and a techie (James Franco) who uses gadgets to keep emotions at bay.


Shadows and Lies  2010  2.4 ★ 100 mins Drama Rated: R
Four years after leaving New York City for good, William Vincent (James Franco) finds himself back in Manhattan, attempting to save the woman he loves from organized criminals following a series of unusual events. Written and directed by Jay Anania -- a professor at New York University's graduate school of film, which Franco attended at the time of filming -- this indie drama co-stars Josh Lucas, Julianne Nicholson and Martin Donovan.


127 Hours Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.7 ★ 94 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:93%
From director Danny Boyle comes this harrowing tale of real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who literally cuts himself loose from danger -- and lives to tell about it when sliding rock pins his forearm under a boulder during a climb in Utah. To stay alive, Ralston resorts to his basest survival instincts. The film scored Academy Award nominations in the Best Picture and Best Actor (Franco) categories.


Howl  2010  3.4 ★ 84 mins Drama Rated: R
James Franco steps into the shoes of famed Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this star-studded biopic centered around Ginsberg's poem "Howl" and the widely publicized obscenity trial that followed its publication in 1957.


Shadows and Lies  2010  2.4 ★ 100 mins Dramas Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025 
Four years after leaving New York City for good, William Vincent (James Franco) finds himself back in Manhattan, attempting to save the woman he loves from organized criminals following a series of unusual events. Written and directed by Jay Anania -- a professor at New York University's graduate school of film, which Franco attended at the time of filming -- this indie drama co-stars Josh Lucas, Julianne Nicholson and Martin Donovan.


Date Night  2010  3.6 ★ 102 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:67%
Who knew simple dinner reservations under a different name could turn one New Jersey couple's date night so terribly upside-down? Claire (Tina Fey) and Phil (Steve Carell) Foster leave their kids with the sitter (Leighton Meester) and head out for a night on the town -- as the Tripplehorns. Shawn Levy (Just Married, Night at the Museum) directs this action-comedy; Mark Wahlberg and James Franco co-star.


Eat Pray Love  2010  3.3 ★ 140 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:36%
Recent divorcée Liz decides to reshape her life, traveling the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Bali, indulging in delicious cuisine while seeking the true meaning of self-love, family, friendship and forgiveness.


127 Hours Nominated For/Won Awards 2010  3.7 ★ 94 mins Drama Rated: R
From director Danny Boyle comes this harrowing tale of real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who literally cuts himself loose from danger -- and lives to tell about it when sliding rock pins his forearm under a boulder during a climb in Utah. To stay alive, Ralston resorts to his basest survival instincts. The film scored Academy Award nominations in the Best Picture and Best Actor (Franco) categories.


Wholphin: Issue 8  2009  2.8 ★ 173 mins Independent Rated: NR
This eclectic compilation of short films, documentaries and animations includes a jarring look at brand-obsessed Los Angeles teens, an absurdist conversation about AIDS and a critically acclaimed reflection on rehab (Sundance winner "Short Term 12"). In addition, celebrated author Dave Eggers steps behind the camera to direct three shorts in which James Franco, Creed Bratton and Maria Bamford each trash a bedroom.


Wholphin: Issue 8  2009  2.9 ★ 173 mins Comedies Rated: NR
This eclectic compilation of short films, documentaries and animations includes a jarring look at brand-obsessed Los Angeles teens, an absurdist conversation about AIDS and a critically acclaimed reflection on rehab (Sundance winner "Short Term 12"). In addition, celebrated author Dave Eggers steps behind the camera to direct three shorts in which James Franco, Creed Bratton and Maria Bamford each trash a bedroom.


Milk Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.9 ★ 129 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:94%
Sean Penn (in an Oscar-winning role) stars in this fact-based drama about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone (Victor Garber) by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White (Josh Brolin) in 1978. Emile Hirsch, James Franco and Diego Luna co-star in director Gus Van Sant's compelling biopic, which also earned Oscar nods for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Brolin).


Nights in Rodanthe  2008  3.4 ★ 97 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
With chaos tearing her family apart, Adrienne Willis takes a weekend job at her friend's coastal North Carolina inn, but when a hurricane hits and strands the only guest, surgeon Paul Flanner, Adrienne's life changes forever.


Pineapple Express Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.6 ★ 112 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:68%
In this stoner buddy comedy, lazy pothead Dale Denton must go on the run with his dealer to escape the wrath of vengeance-minded criminals after witnessing a murder involving a corrupt cop and a drug kingpin.


Nights in Rodanthe  2008  3.4 ★ 97 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:30%
With chaos tearing her family apart, Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane) takes a weekend job at her friend's coastal North Carolina inn, but when a hurricane hits and strands the only guest, surgeon Paul Flanner (Richard Gere), Adrienne's life changes forever. As the storm rages outside, Adrienne connects with Flanner, who came to the retreat to escape a personal crisis. Scott Glenn co-stars in this intimate drama based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.


Pineapple Express Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.6 ★ 112 mins Comedy Rated: R
In this stoner buddy comedy, lazy pothead Dale Denton must go on the run with his dealer to escape the wrath of vengeance-minded criminals after witnessing a murder involving a corrupt cop and a drug kingpin.


Milk Nominated For/Won Awards 2008  3.8 ★ 129 mins Drama Rated: R  starting 16-Feb-2017 
Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.


Camille  2008  3.3 ★ 94 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Forced to marry Camille (Sienna Miller), the sheriff's niece, parolee Silas (James Franco) takes his bride on a Niagara Falls honeymoon, where he plans to escape to Canada. Certain the trip will rehabilitate Silas, Camille remains enthusiastic -- even after she dies in a crash. Now, Silas must deal with Camille's denial about her death and her slow decomposition. David Carradine co-stars in this quirky romantic comedy.


Camille  2008  3.3 ★ 94 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025
Forced to marry Camille (Sienna Miller), the sheriff's niece, parolee Silas (James Franco) takes his bride on a Niagara Falls honeymoon, where he plans to escape to Canada. Certain the trip will rehabilitate Silas, Camille remains enthusiastic -- even after she dies in a crash. Now, Silas must deal with Camille's denial about her death and her slow decomposition. David Carradine co-stars in this quirky romantic comedy.


Good Time Max  2007  3.0 ★ 85 mins Dramas Rated: NR
James Franco directs and stars in this drama about two genius brothers forever linked by family ties. When irresponsible Max (Franco) gets into trouble, successful doctor Adam (Matt Bell) comes to his rescue, an inescapable decision that alters the rest of their lives. The brothers move to California, where Max's inability to stay on the straight and narrow will have a lasting effect on Adam. Wilmer Calderon co-stars.


Spider-Man 3  2007  3.5 ★ 139 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:63%
The seemingly invincible Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) goes up against an all-new crop of villains -- including the shape-shifting Sandman -- in the third installment of this blockbusting comic book adventure series directed by Sam Raimi. While Spidey's superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) and gets caught up in a love triangle.


Spider-Man 3: Bonus Material  2007  3.6 ★ 120 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
The bonus material for Sam Raimi's third installment in the Spider-Man series includes the following featurettes: "Grains of Sand: Building Sandman," "Re-Imagining the Goblin," "Covered in Black: Creating Venom," "On Location in New York and Cleveland," "Inside the Editing Room & Science of Sound" and 3 stunt featurettes.


Spider-Man 3: Bonus Material  2007  3.6 ★ 120 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
The bonus material for Sam Raimi's third installment in the Spider-Man series includes the following featurettes: "Grains of Sand: Building Sandman," "Re-Imagining the Goblin," "Covered in Black: Creating Venom," "On Location in New York and Cleveland," "Inside the Editing Room & Science of Sound" and 3 stunt featurettes.


Good Time Max  2007  3.0 ★ 85 mins Drama Rated: NR
James Franco directs and stars in this drama about two genius brothers forever linked by family ties. When irresponsible Max (Franco) gets into trouble, successful doctor Adam (Matt Bell) comes to his rescue, an inescapable decision that alters the rest of their lives. The brothers move to California, where Max's inability to stay on the straight and narrow will have a lasting effect on Adam. Wilmer Calderon co-stars.


An American Crime  2007  3.7 ★ 98 mins Drama Rated: R
Based on an appalling true story, this drama follows the grim fate of Sylvia Likens, a teenager who is left to live with Gertrude Baniszewski, a mentally unbalanced Indiana housewife who imprisons and tortures the girl in the basement.


Finishing the Game  2007  2.7 ★ 84 mins Comedy Rated: NR
In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball candidates to the greed and racial motivations that drive the final decision. There's big business in the movies, and Finishing the Game skewers it with an eye for '70s detail.


Finishing the Game  2007  2.7 ★ 84 mins Comedies Rated: NR
In 1973, martial arts great Bruce Lee died, his final film, Game of Death, left unfinished. With the public hungry for more Lee, movie execs decide to find a replacement. This outrageous satire looks at the entire process, from the oddball candidates to the greed and racial motivations that drive the final decision. There's big business in the movies, and Finishing the Game skewers it with an eye for '70s detail.


An American Crime  2007  3.5 ★ 98 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:23%
Based on a story that's too shocking to be true -- but is -- director Tommy O'Haver's grisly drama centers on Indiana housewife and mother Gertrude Baniszewski (Catherine Keener), who imprisons and tortures a 16-year-old girl in the basement. When Gertrude takes in boarder Sylvia Likens (Ellen Page), she has no idea that her life will become a horrific nightmare of her own creation. Bradley Whitford co-stars as a prosecutor in the ensuing trial.


Spider-Man 3  2007  3.5 ★ 139 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains -- including the shape-shifting Sandman -- in the third installment of this blockbuster comic book adventure series.


The Dead Girl Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.0 ★ 94 mins Drama Rated: R
A close-knit community near Los Angeles is thrown into turmoil when the brutally desecrated body of a vibrant young girl is found in a field. A series of seemingly unrelated dramas in the lives of the town's residents may reveal clues to the murder.


The Dead Girl Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.0 ★ 94 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:75%
A close-knit community near Los Angeles is thrown into turmoil when the brutally desecrated body of a vibrant young girl is found in a field. A series of seemingly unrelated dramas in the lives of the town's residents may reveal clues to the murder. This dark mystery boasts a star-studded cast that includes Toni Collette, James Franco, Giovanni Ribisi and Mary Beth Hurt. The film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.


Flyboys  2006  3.7 ★ 140 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
Farm boy Blaine Rawlings and his fellow soldiers become the world's first fighter pilots when they join the Lafayette Escadrille, a squadron of Americans who are volunteering for the French military at the dawn of World War I.


Annapolis  2006  3.5 ★ 104 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:10%
To prove himself in the cutthroat world of the U.S. Naval Academy, a struggling freshman trained in the school of hard knocks enters a fiercely competitive boxing contest -- but does he have what it takes to make it?


Tristan & Isolde  2006  3.7 ★ 125 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:32%
When gallant English knight Tristan (James Franco) wins the love of beautiful Isolde (Sophia Myles) -- the daughter of the Irish king -- soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, their liaison threatens to destroy the uneasy truce between their respective nations. Rufus Sewell co-stars as the English warlord Lord Marke in director Kevin Reynolds's timeless medieval tale of star-crossed lovers who are doomed by the forces of imperial politics.


Flyboys: Bonus Material  2006  3.4 ★ 60 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
This companion disc to Tony Bill's epic saluting World War I fighter pilots includes a documentary centered on the real-life Lafayette Escadrille, the making of a flying sequence, deleted scenes and more.


In the Valley of Elah Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.6 ★ 121 mins Drama Rated: R
When an exemplary soldier disappears after returning from Iraq, his concerned father -- a retired sergeant -- works with a gutsy police detective to investigate in this drama based on actual events.


Annapolis  2006  3.5 ★ 104 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
To prove himself in the cutthroat world of the U.S. Naval Academy, a struggling freshman trained in the school of hard knocks enters a fiercely competitive boxing contest -- but does he have what it takes to make it?


Flyboys  2006  3.6 ★ 140 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:33%
Farm boy Blaine Rawlings and his fellow soldiers become the world's first fighter pilots when they join the Lafayette Escadrille, a squadron of Americans who are volunteering for the French military at the dawn of World War I.


In the Valley of Elah Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.6 ★ 121 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:73%
When exemplary soldier Mike Deerfield (Jonathan Tucker) disappears after returning from Iraq, his concerned father (Tommy Lee Jones, in an Oscar-nominated role) -- a retired sergeant -- works with gutsy police Det. Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) to investigate. Writer-director Paul Haggis based his script on events reported by Mark Boal in a Playboy magazine article. James Franco, Josh Brolin, Jason Patric and Susan Sarandon also star.


Flyboys: Bonus Material  2006  3.4 ★ 60 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
This companion disc to Tony Bill's epic saluting World War I fighter pilots includes a documentary centered on the real-life Lafayette Escadrille, the making of a flying sequence, deleted scenes and more.


The Dead Girl  2006  3.4 ★ 100 mins Thrillers Rated: R
A small close-knit community near Los Angeles is thrown into turmoil when the brutally desecrated body of a vibrant young girl is discovered in a field. A series of seemingly unrelated dramas in the lives of the town's residents ultimately converge and reveal answers to the murder itself. Toni Collette, James Franco, Giovanni Ribisi and Mary Beth Hurt star in this dark Independent Spirit Award-nominated mystery directed by Karen Moncrieff.


Tristan & Isolde  2006  3.6 ★ 125 mins Romance Rated: PG-13
When gallant English knight Tristan wins the love of beautiful Isolde -- the daughter of the Irish king -- soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, their liaison threatens to destroy the uneasy truce between their respective nations.


The Ape  2005  2.3 ★ 92 mins Comedies Rated: NR
In this indie comedy, family man Harry Walker (James Franco) -- determined to write the next great American novel -- leaves his job as a corporate scrub, moves out of his house and rents an apartment to help him focus. But when he unexpectedly discovers he has a roommate -- a trash-talking gorilla with an affinity for Hawaiian shirts -- Harry's plans go down the drain. Brian Lally portrays the scatological simian.


The Great Raid  2005  3.7 ★ 132 mins Drama Rated: R
In World War II, a battalion goes on a daring rescue mission to liberate the Americans and Filipinos who've been captured by the Japanese and thrown into brutal POW camps in the city of Cabanatuan.


The Ape  2005  2.3 ★ 92 mins Independent Rated: NR
In this indie comedy, family man Harry Walker (James Franco) -- determined to write the next great American novel -- leaves his job as a corporate scrub, moves out of his house and rents an apartment to help him focus. But when he unexpectedly discovers he has a roommate -- a trash-talking gorilla with an affinity for Hawaiian shirts -- Harry's plans go down the drain. Brian Lally portrays the scatological simian.


The Great Raid  2005  3.7 ★ 132 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:36%
In World War II, a battalion goes on a daring rescue mission to liberate the Americans and Filipinos who've been captured by the Japanese and thrown into brutal POW camps in the city of Cabanatuan.


Spider-Man 2 Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  3.7 ★ 127 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:93%
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock (Alfred Molina). In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), a girl he's loved since childhood. Sam Raimi directs this sequel to the live-action blockbuster.


Spider-Man 2: Bonus Material  2004  3.6 ★ 177 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
This complementary disc boasts numerous extras any fan would love. Bonus features include "Making the Amazing," a documentary that charts the entire filmmaking process from pre-production to premiere; a featurette exploring the demons Peter Parker must face; an Ock-umentary examining Spider-Man's biggest nemesis; an exploration of the women in Peter Parker's life; behind-the-scenes footage; picture galleries; Web links; and more.


Spider-Man 2: Bonus Material  2004  3.6 ★ 177 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
This complementary disc boasts numerous extras any fan would love. Bonus features include "Making the Amazing," a documentary that charts the entire filmmaking process from pre-production to premiere; a featurette exploring the demons Peter Parker must face; an Ock-umentary examining Spider-Man's biggest nemesis; an exploration of the women in Peter Parker's life; behind-the-scenes footage; picture galleries; Web links; and more.


Spider-Man 2 Nominated For/Won Awards 2004  3.7 ★ 127 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
Burned out from leading a double life, mild-mannered Peter Parker decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, Spider-Man. But will Peter suit up again when multitentacled villain Doc Ock begins terrorizing New York City?


The Company  2003  2.7 ★ 112 mins Dramas Rated: PG-13 RT:70%
In this drama from Robert Altman, a young dancer (Neve Campbell) is focused on becoming a principal dancer with her ballet company, but finds it progressively more difficult to stick to the demanding schedule that's required. As the pressure mounts, she grows more preoccupied with other interests and with her boyfriend (James Franco), who vies for her time. The story is based on Campbell's own experiences at the National Ballet School of Canada.


The Company  2003  2.7 ★ 112 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
A young dancer is focused on becoming a principal dancer with her ballet company but finds it progressively harder to stick to the demanding schedule. As the pressure mounts, she grows preoccupied with other interests, including her boyfriend.


Sonny  2002  3.0 ★ 110 mins Drama Rated: R
This is the story of a young New Orleans man, Sonny Phillips (James Franco), who is trained to follow the family tradition as a paid male prostitute, pleasuring the whims of wealthy women -- much to his major distaste. Sonny is desperate to break free from the role he was preordained to play in life by his family, but can he find an existence outside sex-for-hire? Could the Army be the answer? Brenda Blethyn and Mena Suvari co-star.


Spider-Man: Bonus Material  2002  3.4 ★ 121 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
The bonus disc for this exciting, Web-slinging adventure is packed with goodies, including two making-of featurettes, a profile of director Sam Raimi, screen test footage for star Tobey Maguire and others, costume and makeup tests, a gag reel of outtakes, a production gallery, a retrospective "History of Spider-Man" documentary, a rogues gallery, a comic book art gallery, video game hints, DVD-ROM features, and more.


Spider-Man Nominated For/Won Awards 2002  3.8 ★ 121 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13 RT:89%
After being chomped by a genetically altered spider, shy high schooler Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is endowed with amazing superpowers. And while he first uses them to win wrestling matches, he'll eventually need them to battle a villain known as the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). Peter's abilities allow him to win the girl of his dreams (Kirsten Dunst), but family tragedy and a suspicious best friend (James Fracno) leave him emotionally drained.


Deuces Wild  2002  3.4 ★ 97 mins Drama Rated: R
It's West Side Story minus the earnest balladeering when a war breaks out on the streets of Brooklyn, circa 1958, in which brothers Leon (Stephen Dorff) and Bobby (Brad Renfro) lead the anti-drug Deuces, a gang that's poised to face off with the shady Vipers. Things get complicated when Leon falls for his new neighbor Annie (Fairuza Balk), whose brother is a heroin dealer in the opposing gang. Matt Dillon and Balthazar Getty also star.


Sonny  2002  3.0 ★ 110 mins Dramas Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025
This is the story of a young New Orleans man, Sonny Phillips (James Franco), who is trained to follow the family tradition as a paid male prostitute, pleasuring the whims of wealthy women -- much to his major distaste. Sonny is desperate to break free from the role he was preordained to play in life by his family, but can he find an existence outside sex-for-hire? Could the Army be the answer? Brenda Blethyn and Mena Suvari co-star.


Deuces Wild  2002  3.4 ★ 97 mins Dramas Rated: R  starting 01-Jan-2025
It's West Side Story minus the earnest balladeering when a war breaks out on the streets of Brooklyn, circa 1958, in which brothers Leon (Stephen Dorff) and Bobby (Brad Renfro) lead the anti-drug Deuces, a gang that's poised to face off with the shady Vipers. Things get complicated when Leon falls for his new neighbor Annie (Fairuza Balk), whose brother is a heroin dealer in the opposing gang. Matt Dillon and Balthazar Getty also star.


City by the Sea  2002  3.2 ★ 109 mins Dramas Rated: R RT:48%
Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro) is an NYPD police detective whose father was executed at Sing Sing Prison in the 1950s for kidnapping and murdering a child. Now, while investigating the murder of a surfer on Long Beach, Vincent discovers that his own son, Joey (James Franco), is the primary suspect. Even as he's grappling with the shocking news, he also must deal with the media, which quickly swoops in on the case. Frances McDormand also stars.


Spider-Man: Bonus Material  2002  3.4 ★ 121 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
The bonus disc for this exciting, Web-slinging adventure is packed with goodies, including two making-of featurettes, a profile of director Sam Raimi, screen test footage for star Tobey Maguire and others, costume and makeup tests, a gag reel of outtakes, a production gallery, a retrospective "History of Spider-Man" documentary, a rogues gallery, a comic book art gallery, video game hints, DVD-ROM features, and more.


Mother Ghost  2002  3.5 ★ 93 mins Dramas Rated: NR  until 01-Jan-2025
In the year since his mother died, Keith Bennett (Mark Thompson) has been tormented by the notion that she's still with him. On the verge of losing his wife and family as well as his sanity, he turns to radio psychologist Dr. Norris (Kevin Pollak), whose show gives him the strength to let go -- and offers listeners inspiration in the process. Dana Delany, Charles Durning and James Franco co-star.


Mother Ghost  2002  3.5 ★ 93 mins Drama Rated: NR
In the year since his mother died, Keith Bennett (Mark Thompson) has been tormented by the notion that she's still with him. On the verge of losing his wife and family as well as his sanity, he turns to radio psychologist Dr. Norris (Kevin Pollak), whose show gives him the strength to let go -- and offers listeners inspiration in the process. Dana Delany, Charles Durning and James Franco co-star.


City by the Sea  2002  3.2 ★ 109 mins Drama Rated: R
Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro) is an NYPD police detective whose father was executed at Sing Sing Prison in the 1950s for kidnapping and murdering a child. Now, while investigating the murder of a surfer on Long Beach, Vincent discovers that his own son, Joey (James Franco), is the primary suspect. Even as he's grappling with the shocking news, he also must deal with the media, which quickly swoops in on the case. Frances McDormand also stars.


Spider-Man Nominated For/Won Awards 2002  3.8 ★ 121 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG-13
After being chomped by a genetically altered spider, shy high schooler Peter Parker is endowed with amazing superpowers. And while he first uses them to win wrestling matches, he'll eventually need them to battle a villain known as the Green Goblin.


James Dean  2001  3.5 ★ 95 mins Drama Rated: NR
Golden Globe winner James Franco portrays method actor and all-around rebel James Dean in this made-for-TV biopic that covers his strict upbringing, his ill-fated love affair with actress Pier Angeli (Valentina Cervi) and rise to superstardom. More than any other film icon, Dean represents the notion of an unfulfilled talent who lived fast and died young, becoming an American cultural phenomenon for his portrayals of angst-ridden youths.


James Dean  2001  3.5 ★ 95 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Golden Globe winner James Franco portrays method actor and all-around rebel James Dean in this made-for-TV biopic that covers his strict upbringing, his ill-fated love affair with actress Pier Angeli (Valentina Cervi) and rise to superstardom. More than any other film icon, Dean represents the notion of an unfulfilled talent who lived fast and died young, becoming an American cultural phenomenon for his portrayals of angst-ridden youths.


Whatever It Takes  2000  3.3 ★ 94 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Two love-crazed high school classmates, Ryan and Chris, combine forces to woo their respective objects of affection, Ashley and Maggie. Despite their best efforts, the boys' plans threaten to backfire when neither girl responds as expected.


Whatever It Takes  2000 94 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13
Shane West and James Franco star as Ryan and Chris, two high school classmates who need each other's help to woo their dream girls -- smart, cute Maggie (Marla Sokoloff) and sexy Ashley (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). But as prom quickly approaches, popular jock Chris is coming off as too arrogant, and geeky Ryan doesn't have much game. David Raynr directs this comic teen-movie take on "Cyrano de Bergerac."


Never Been Kissed  1999  3.6 ★ 108 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:56%
Journalist Josie Geller goes undercover at a high school to pen a teen exposé. A dork as a teenager, Josie enlists her brother to help her fit in. Josie falls for a teacher, but her assignment is to report on improper student-teacher relationships.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 2  1999 132 mins Television
This disc contains the following episodes: "Kim Kelly is My Friend," "Tests and Breasts" and "I'm with the Band." Also included are six audio commentaries, three outtakes, an alternate cut, Daley, Starr and Levine auditions, and behind-the-scenes footage.


To Serve and Protect  1999  2.8 ★ 170 mins TV Shows Rated: PG-13
This gripping drama follows three generations of Dallas police officers -- members of the Carr family -- who join forces to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas. Question is, can the Carrs put their differences aside long enough to solve the case? Starring Craig T. Nelson, this stunning 1999 TV miniseries combines a thought-provoking family drama with exciting, fast-paced action and nail-biting suspense.


Freaks and Geeks  1999  4.2 ★ TV Shows  until 01-Jan-2025 
A group of high school students in 1980 faces various social struggles. Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts, courtesy of an invitation from Daniel Desario.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 3  1999 132 mins Television
This disc contains the following episodes: "Carded and Discarded," "Girlfriends and Boyfriends" and "We've Got Spirit." Also included are six audio commentaries, 10 deleted scenes, two outtakes, an alternate cut, the Rogen audition, and behind-the-scenes footage.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 4  1999 132 mins Television
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Diary," "Looks and Books" and "The Garage Door (aka Tries and Lies)." Also included are six audio commentaries, five deleted scenes, two outtakes, four alternate cuts, the Busy Phillips audition and behind-the-scenes footage.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 5  1999 132 mins Television
This disc contains the following episodes: and "Chokin' and Tokin'," "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers" and "Noshing and Moshing." Also included are four audio commentaries, four deleted scenes, an outtake, two alternate cuts and a blooper reel.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 6  1999 132 mins Television
This disc contains the following episodes: "Smooching and Mooching," "The Littlest Things" and "Discos and Dragons." Also included are four audio commentaries, seven deleted scenes and a final blooper reel.


Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series  1999  4.4 ★ 1080 mins Television
This cult classic dramedy follows the social struggles of a group of Michigan high school students in 1980, centering on Lindsay Weir, a studious senior who befriends a group of burnouts, and her brother, Sam, a freshman who's quickly branded a geek.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 1  1999 132 mins Television
This disc contains the following episodes: the pilot, "Beers and Weirs" and "Tricks and Treats." Also included are five audio commentaries, seven deleted scenes, an alternate ending and extended scene, Cardellini and Segel auditions, behind-the-scenes footage and four NBC promotional TV spots.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 4  1999 132 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "The Diary," "Looks and Books" and "The Garage Door (aka Tries and Lies)." Also included are six audio commentaries, five deleted scenes, two outtakes, four alternate cuts, the Busy Phillips audition and behind-the-scenes footage.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 5  1999 132 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: and "Chokin' and Tokin'," "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers" and "Noshing and Moshing." Also included are four audio commentaries, four deleted scenes, an outtake, two alternate cuts and a blooper reel.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 6  1999 132 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Smooching and Mooching," "The Littlest Things" and "Discos and Dragons." Also included are four audio commentaries, seven deleted scenes and a final blooper reel.


Never Been Kissed  1999  3.6 ★ 108 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Aspiring reporter Josie Geller goes undercover as a high school student to pen a page-turning teen exposé. But when her hopelessly dorky past comes back to haunt her, she turns to her cooler older brother for help.


Freaks and Geeks  1999  4.4 ★ Television  until 01-Jan-2025 
A group of high school students in 1980 faces various social struggles. Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts, courtesy of an invitation from Daniel Desario.


Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series  1999 1080 mins Television
This cult classic dramedy follows the social struggles of a group of Michigan high school students in 1980, centering on Lindsay Weir, a studious senior who befriends a group of burnouts, and her brother, Sam, a freshman who's quickly branded a geek.


To Serve and Protect  1999  2.8 ★ 170 mins Drama Rated: PG-13
This gripping drama follows three generations of Dallas police officers -- members of the Carr family -- who join forces to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas. Question is, can the Carrs put their differences aside long enough to solve the case? Starring Craig T. Nelson, this stunning 1999 TV miniseries combines a thought-provoking family drama with exciting, fast-paced action and nail-biting suspense.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 1  1999 132 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: the pilot, "Beers and Weirs" and "Tricks and Treats." Also included are five audio commentaries, seven deleted scenes, an alternate ending and extended scene, Cardellini and Segel auditions, behind-the-scenes footage and four NBC promotional TV spots.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series  1999  4.0 ★ 1080 mins TV Shows Rated: UR
Set in a suburban Detroit high school in the early 1980s, this Emmy-nominated drama focuses on the lives of two groups of teens who don't live in the fabricated, glossy world that most TV shows depict as "normal." No, Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini) and her brother Sam (John Francis Daly) live in the reality of being less-than-popular that most Americans remember -- or try to forget -- about their high school years.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 3  1999 132 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Carded and Discarded," "Girlfriends and Boyfriends" and "We've Got Spirit." Also included are six audio commentaries, 10 deleted scenes, two outtakes, an alternate cut, the Rogen audition, and behind-the-scenes footage.


Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Disc 2  1999 132 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This disc contains the following episodes: "Kim Kelly is My Friend," "Tests and Breasts" and "I'm with the Band." Also included are six audio commentaries, three outtakes, an alternate cut, Daley, Starr and Levine auditions, and behind-the-scenes footage.


Celebrating AFI  1993  2.2 ★ 89 mins Dramas Rated: NR
The American Film Institute pays tribute to short films with this "best of breed" collection. The list includes a few films that star Hollywood A-listers, including Martin Sheen in "Family Attraction" and Mel Gibson in "Chili Con Carne." Also includes "Shangri-La Cafe," "Bar Time," "The Car Kid," and "Fair Play."


Celebrating AFI  1993  2.2 ★ 89 mins Drama Rated: NR
The American Film Institute pays tribute to short films with this "best of breed" collection. The list includes a few films that star Hollywood A-listers, including Martin Sheen in "Family Attraction" and Mel Gibson in "Chili Con Carne." Also includes "Shangri-La Cafe," "Bar Time," "The Car Kid," and "Fair Play."

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