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  • Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

    For Gainsbourg and Franco, Every Thing Will Be Fine Review by Marty Mapes: Story-less tale of depression isn't helped by 3D cinematography

  • True Story (2015)

    Franco tells Michael's True Story Review by Matt Anderson: The weird keeps getting weirder in this artfully-presented true story about words and murder.

  • Veronica Mars (2014)

    Bell revives Veronica Mars Review by Robert Denerstein: Strictly for fans of the show

  • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

    Franco is off to be the wizard Review by Robert Denerstein: Raimi tries to go all in, but the update can't match the character of the original

    Review by Matt Anderson: A great and powerful movie is buried in there, somewhere under the rainbow.

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

    Serkis leads the Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review by Robert Denerstein: Has plenty of B-movie kick. That's a good thing.

  • Your Highness (2011)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A royal flop

  • 127 Hours (2010)

    Franco spends a memorable 127 Hours Review by Robert Denerstein: Boyle solves the problem of shooting a film in a single location

    Review by Matt Anderson: Clocking in at a brisk 94 minutes, 127 Hours hums along swiftly and artfully.

  • Milk (2008)

    Penn toasts with Champagne and Milk Review by Marty Mapes: Much like the documentary that went before; Penn's performance makes the remake worthwhile

  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)

    Spider-Man 3 has 2 spider-men in 1 Review by Matt Anderson: A glorious mess that is at turns the darkest and funniest of the trilogy

  • Annapolis (2006)

    Franco and Gibson save Annapolis from oblivion Review by Ryan Hurtig: A half-assed remake of An Officer and a Gentleman

  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    Maguire dons the tights of Spider-Man 2 Review by Matt Anderson: The screenplay emphasizes character development over mindless action

  • The Company (2004)

    Neve Campbell dances her way through The Company Review by Andrea Birgers: There is no plot or character development; just a look at dancers' lives off and on the stage

  • City by the Sea (2002)

    De Niro and McDormand visit the City by the Sea Review by Marty Mapes: De Niro salvages what is otherwise just another conventional cop drama

  • The Disaster Artist

    Watching the disaster unfold Review by Matt Anderson: Are Tommy Wiseau and his craptastic movie worthy of all this attention?

  • The Interview

    Franco and Rogen prep for The Interview Review by Matt Anderson: Not worthy of its notoriety.