Entries tagged with “James Franco”.

Silliness reigns in David Gordon Green’s foul-mouthed fantasy spoof Your Highness, co-written by and starring Danny McBride, one of the more unique comic personalities working today.  It’s an almost deliberately messy and imperfect movie, but I laughed quite a bit, perhaps because I have a soft spot in my heart for the vintage ’80s fantasies its riffing on.  Read my mild defense of this proudly dumb comedy over at Film Journal.

127 Hours

Directed by Danny Boyle
Screenplay by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara

Regardless of how the rest of the film turns out, Danny Boyle can always be counted on to deliver a killer opening sequence.