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All Five Top Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview'

It's a sad day for comedy, free speech, and people who hate losing against terrorists. According to THR, all five major movie theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment — have announced that they've decided to not release Seth Rogen and James Franco's new film The Interview, which was scheduled to premiere in theaters on Christmas Day. "Due to the wavering support of the film The Interview by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats, Regal Entertainment Group has decided to delay the opening of the film in our theatres," Regal said to [...]

Here's the Final Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview'

After angering North Korea, making some big edits, and getting a later premiere date, Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest film The Interview now has a final trailer. Unlike the previous sneak peeks, this time around there seems to be a lot less anti-Kim Jong-un sentiment and a lot more — direct quote — "I think he's not a bad guy!" Hopefully the real Kim Jong-un keeps his promise and watches the movie when it's out — not for the catchy Katy Perry songs but to watch "the desperation of the US government and American society" play out onscreen.

James Franco's 'SNL' Documentary Is Available This Friday on Hulu Plus

The SNL documentary James Franco filmed way back in 2008 will finally be available to view this week. Franco shared the news on Instagram last night that the documentary, called Saturday Night, has found a home on Hulu Plus and will be released this Friday. The documentary — which began as a short NYU film project but turned into a full 90-minute feature centered on John Malkovich's week as SNL host — was originally set to be released through Focus Features back in March 2013 but since fell though. Saturday Night features cast members from season 34 including Bill Hader, Will Forte, Bobby Moynihan, Casey Wilson, and [...]

James Franco and Jimmy Fallon Are Equally Bad at "5-Second Summaries"

On last night's Tonight Show, Fallon and guest James Franco played a game of "5-Second Summaries" that was a train wreck pretty much from the beginning, from the foggy set of rules they kept breaking to Franco's suspicion that Fallon rigged the game to win. Click through for the three and one-second rounds, which don't do much more to prove Franco's extensive film knowledge.

North Korea Condemns Rogen/Franco Movie 'The Interview' But Kim Jong-un Will Probably Watch It Anyway

The recently released trailer for Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview (due out October 10th) has already made waves with its main plot and joke target North Korea in the form of an official condemnation of the film. According to Variety, the executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace was "dismissive" in an interview with the Telegraph about the movie: "There is a special irony in this storyline," he said, "as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society." He added, however, that dictator Kim Jong-un — who is played in the film by Randall Park — would "probably watch the [...]

'SNL' Review: James Franco Delivers in an Episode That Doesn't

Let's face it: over the 40 years SNL has been on the air, the majority of its sketches have not made us laugh. For every "Cowbell," there are a dozen forgotten flat-liners you'd never see on the "Best of Will Ferrell" DVD. At best, the show can hope for a 1:1 hit ratio. That's not meant as a knock against SNL, but as an acknowledgement of its difficulty level. By now, we've gone through enough behind-the-scenes documentaries and oral histories to appreciate the show's demanding six-day production period and the risks of live broadcasts. Regular viewers accept a mixed bag as par for the course.

This season has served as evidence of that inconsistency. SNL has produced some real [...]

James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams are 'SNL's December Hosts

Saturday Night Live just announced its hosts for December. The Wrap reports that James Franco will host for the third time on the December 6th episode to promote his new movie with Seth Rogen The Interview with musical guest Nicki Minaj, while Martin Freeman will make his hosting debut on December 13th with musical guest Charli XCX. SNL's Christmas episode on December 20th will be hosted by Amy Adams with musical guest One Direction. Adams last hosted back in 2008.

Watch the Latest Trailer for Seth Rogen's New Movie 'The Interview'

Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview has been given a new premiere date, new edits, and now a new trailer, which features Rogen and James Franco leaving their Hollywood gig to interview and ultimately assassinate Kim Jong-un. Hopefully when the North Korean leader finally sees the full movie he gives it two out of three missiles.

Did North Korea Launch Three Missiles Because of Seth Rogen?

Yesterday, North Korea said that the upcoming Rogen/Franco comedy The Interview, in which the two plan to secretly assassinate Kim Jung-Un, was an "act of war." Just a bunch of bluster from a famously blustery country, right? Uh, well… North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, a day after it warned of retaliation against the release of an American comedy film involving a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong-un.

That's from the New York Times. The missiles were a test, and landed somewhere in the water between North Korea and Japan. It's not clear what type of missiles they were just [...]

Seth Rogen and James Franco Are Unlikely Assassins in 'The Interview' Trailer

Here's the trailer for The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as celebrity tabloid reporters who score an interview with Kim Jong-un (played by Randall Park) only to get recruited by the CIA in an attempt to assassinate him.

Jack McBrayer Is Really Excited About James Franco's 'SNL' Promos

James Franco is returning to host SNL for a third time this weekend, and NBC just released his promo reel featuring Cecily Strong, holiday cheer, awkward gift-giving, experimental film techniques, and a special appearance by the one audience member who never leaves Studio 8H, Jack McBrayer.

James Franco's Film 'Zeroville' to Feature Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and More

Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nicknamed "Vikar") as "a young and awkward architecture student obsessed with cinema. He heads to Hollywood in 1969, just as the industry is entering a transitional phase. Vikar makes a striking impression on those around him, including several movie icons. Eventually he breaks into the industry himself to become a film editor, entering a dizzying world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." [...]

Seth Rogen's Movie 'The Interview' Comes Out in Theaters on December 25th

Despite the fact that it's made North Korea very angry, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's newest film The Interview has been given a new release date. Rogen announced on Twitter today that The Interview will be released in theaters this Christmas; the film was originally slated for a release in October but was pushed back by Sony. "The combination of Seth, Evan, and James [Franco] is pure comedic magic," said Sony exec Rory Bruer. "In our early screenings of The Interview, we've seen that they've delivered yet again, and we're thrilled to be making the move to Christmas — one of the most important moviegoing days [...]

North Korea Declares Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview' an "Act of War"

North Korea is growing more and more upset over Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie The Interview, which stars the duo as a talk show host and his sidekick who are tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un (played by Korean-American actor Randall Park). A spokesperson for North Korea's foreign ministry told the country's state-controlled news service today that the film's release will be considered an "act of war that we will never tolerate."

Last week, North Korea condemned the movie but said that Kim Jong-Un would probably watch it anyway. Here's a bunch of other crazy stuff the North Korea spokesperson said about The Interview in the report [...]