Video Game Book ‘Masters Of Doom’ Coming to USA From Franco Brothers

Video Game Book ‘Masters Of Doom’ Coming to USA From Franco Brothers

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The video game franchise Doom is one of the most popular and influential series in gaming history, helping pioneer what is known today as the first-person shooter. It has the player fight demons from Hell on the planet Mars as a space marine, and showed off some of the earliest versions of 3-D graphics. The story of its creation will now be the subject of a television series, courtesy of James and Dave Franco.     Ordered by USA Network, Masters Of Doom is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by David Kushner, It follows John Carmack …

James Franco Will Direct & Star in a Shel Silverstein Biopic!

James Franco Will Direct & Star in a Shel Silverstein Biopic!

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Coming off the success of The Disaster Artist, James Franco will be starring in and directing a Shel Silverstein biopic. The movie is based on Lisa Rogak’s biography A Boy Named Shel, which looks at the big picture of Silverstein’s wild life.   Franco’s had a big year between The Disaster Artist (which will likely score an Oscar nod or two) and his acting and directing work on HBO’s, The Deuce. Like Franco, Silverstein was kind of a jack-of-all-trades. Not only did he write children’s literature (most famously The Giving Tree), but he also penned hit songs and worked on scripts …

The Best Books Coming to Screens This December

The Best Books Coming to Screens This December

Winter is coming. Specifically, winter will be here in like three weeks. Arguably the best time to watch a movie is when the dead leaves sit in the street, shriveling into crispy corpses. You can always warm up and forget the frigid outdoors with a big bucket of popcorn slathered in butter flavoring. Or maybe you’re one of those sickos that prefers pretzel nuggets and slightly spicy cheese sauce. Whatever your preferred concession, here are the best movies to see this December if you also love books.   December 1   The Disaster Artist   Image Via Reddit   James …

New ‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer Is Tearing Me Apart, Lisa

New ‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer Is Tearing Me Apart, Lisa

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Oh.   Hi, Mark.   James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, based on Greg Sestero’s book of the same name, may not come out until December, but it’s already raking in great reviews. Peter Debruge of Variety notes: “…boasting a genuine capacity to delight, whether or not the audiences in question have seen The Room.” Hopefully you have. I hope you have seen The Room. If not, stop reading this article and go watch it.   But, first, watch the first full trailer for Franco’s The Disaster Artist:     Sestero starred opposite Tommy Wiseau (the mad genius himself) in the film that …

The Trailer for The Disaster Artist is here!

The Trailer for The Disaster Artist is here!

The trailer is here for James Franco’s new movie ‘The Disaster Artist,’ based on Greg Sestero’s book of the same name about his time working on cult film ‘The Room.’   via YouTube   ‘The Disaster Artist‘ was published in 2013 and won the Best Non-Fiction award at Bookish Oscars, and at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards where the judges commented  “‘The Disaster Artist’ is not only a hell of a good read, it will make a great film if ever adapted.”    Image Courtesy of Esquire   Fans of the book and the original film that inspired it all are sure to enjoy this movie …