Friday, February 8, 2019

Tag: Dave Franco

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Title: If Beale Street Could Talk
Rating: R
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Written by: Barry Jenkins
Based on the book by: James Baldwin
Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Beach, Ed Skrein, Diego Luna, Dave Franco, and Pedro Pascal
Release Date: 12/25/2018
Running Time: 119 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year old Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Tish knows that Fonny is innocent, and is mindful that his good friend Daniel Carty (Brian Tyree Henry) has only recently been freed after an unjust incarceration. While Fonny’s mother (Aunjanue Ellis) clings to piety and his father (Michael Beach) grapples with feelings of powerlessness, Tish’s earthy father Joseph (Colman Domingo) and fierce older sister Ernestine (Teyonah Parris) are unwavering in their support. Even more anxious to clear Fonny’s name is Tish’s deeply compassionate mother Sharon (Regina King), readying to put herself on the line for her daughter and future son-in-law’s happiness…

…and for the couple’s unborn child, whose arrival will herald new joys and challenges. Facing the unexpected prospect of parenthood and holding down a job without her partner at her side, Tish must adjust her perspective on the realities of her existence. She visits Fonny regularly, trying to shore up his spirit even as prison takes its toll. As the weeks turn to months, Tish reaffirms their hopes and resilience, relying on familial and inner strength.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: FOR JIMMY

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Disaster Artist, The (2017)*

Title: The Disaster Artist
Rating: RatingGoesHere
Directed by: James Franco
Written by: Scott Neustadter, and Michael H. Weber
Based on the book by: Greg Sestero, and Tom Bissell
Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen
Release Date: 12/8/2017
Running Time: 103 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Note: Before the credits roll, we see several extra scenes/clips in side-by-side split screen from the movie “The Room” (2003) and the near perfect recreations of those scenes with the actors of this film.

Special thanks to Maximiliano and Frank for this submission


LEGO Ninjago Movie, The (2017)*

Title: The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Rating: PG
Directed by: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan
Written by: Bob Logan, Paul Fisher, William Wheeler, Tom Wheeler, Jared Stern, and John Whittington
Starring: Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, and Zach Woods
Release Date: 9/22/2017
Running Time: 101 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas, who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Little Hours, The (2017)

Title: The Little Hours
Rating: R
Directed by: Jeff Baena
Written by: Jeff Baena
Starring: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Fred Armisen
Release Date: 6/30/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Brian for this submission


Nerve (2016)

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Title: Nerve
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman
Written by: Jessica Sharzer
Based on the novel by: Jeanne Ryan
Starring: Samira Wiley, Kimiko Glenn, Dave Franco and Emma Roberts
Release Date: 7/27/2016
Running Time: 96 minutes

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Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts), has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Note: The first part of the credits has some pretty interesting computer screens with funky 90s-style web sites and programs as layout for the primary credits.

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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Title: Now You See Me 2
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Written by: Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine
Release Date: 6/10/2016
Running Time: 129 minutes

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THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Unfinished Business (2015)*

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Title: Unfinished Business
Rating: R
Director: Ken Scott
Writer: Steve Conrad
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson
Release Date: 3/6/2015
Running Time: 91 minutes

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A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

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