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Getting Real about James Franco’s many endeavours

Alright, alright, alright, I’m sick of hearing about how James Franco is a man who wears many hats or juggles many projects, or “straddles many roles” — as most recently described in the New York Times.  Actor, oscar host, phd student, author, painter, screen writer, film director. His day starts at 4 am and ends at 2 am. EVERYONE BE IMPRESSED.

I think we are overlooking the fact that he isn’t really doing any of the above particularly well. His book isn’t exactly a best seller, his art exhibit left many scratching their heads, and during his stint at the Oscars, he could be described as bored, stoned, aloof, apathetic, but certainly not entertaining. Yes he took a red-eye back to New Haven after the Oscars to make his 9 am class the next day, I guess that’s kind of impressive, but I would be more impressed if he had shown a little more enthusiasm at the Oscars (or at least acted — remember acting James? like he gave a shit), and THEN he made it to his class AND he stayed awake (unlike the audience at the Oscars).

And then I have to read about how he is not only pursuing a PhD in English at Yale, but is also simultaneously on track to earn a master’s degree in film from New York University this spring. He already also holds a master’s degree in writing from Brooklyn College. I mean who needs that many degrees? It’s like he is doing it for sport. Good for you, you can afford to pay for not one, but 3 liberal arts degrees that you will never use. Did this man not receive enough praise and attention growing up?

I think James Franco needs to stick to what he does best and that’s looking smoking hot.

He nails it every time, even when sporting a gross 70’s porn stache.


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Getting Real about awards season 2011

Maybe it is the fact that I am actually interested in upcoming theatrical releases versus Netflix “watch it now” and the travel channel.  It could also be the Mrs. Beasley’s baskets that have started to pour in and will inevitably lead to my wearing a size up from now until January.  Maybe it is all the “for your consideration” ads taking over my screen on variety.com .  And there is also a direct correlation to Trader Joe stocking candy cane JoJos and my waking up early to open the advent calendar.  PEOPLE AWARDS SEASON IS UPON US!!!

Pull out your Zac Posen and Carolina Herrera and start learning to love lemon juice and cayenne pepper cleanses

Let’s look at our calendar shall we.

TUESDAY November 30th:  Indie Spirit nominations announced – I’m always interested to read about the films I have never heard particularly the ones made by some kid with a flip cam for $10,000

FRIDAY December 10th:  Golden Globe nominations close

MONDAY December 13th:  Screen Actors Guild nominations close – this is where every actor in the Guild votes for themselves a la the duets episode of Glee

FRIDAY January 14th:  Oscar nominations close – the major PR players are making sure every person casting their vote has seen their client’s performance at least three times

SUNDAY January 16th:  GOLDEN GLOBES – it’s really only about the clothes and a good Rachel Zoe meltdown

TUESDAY January 25th:  Oscar nominations announced – this is when I show up 3 hours late to the office

SUNDAY January 30th:  Screen Actors Guild Awards – industry prom king and queen are announced

SUNDAY February 13th:  BAFTA Awards – Hollywood’s attempt to humor the UK Film Industry

TUESDAY February 22nd:  Oscar voting polls close

SATURDAY February 26th:  Indie Spirit Awards

SUNDAY February 27th:  OSCARS – hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway – I’m not overwhlemed both are nice to look at, frankly I’m just happy it is not Betty White


Best Pic: The King’s Speech – The Social Network – 127 Hours – Black Swan – The Kids Are Alright – Toy Story 3 – The Fighter – Winter’s Bone

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) – Danny Boyle (127 Hours) – Tom Hopper (King’s Speech) – David Fincher (The Social Network)

Best Actor: James Franco (127 Hours) – Colin Firth (King’s Speech) – Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) – Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

Best Actress: Annett Bening (The Kids Are Alright) – Natalie Portman (Black Swan) – Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) – Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) – Julianne Moore (The Kids Are Alright)

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