|Annapolis 2006 PG-13, 108 min.|
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Donnie Wahlberg, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Roger Fan, Wilmer Calderon, McCaleb Burnett, Chi McBride, Jim Parrack, Brian Goodman, Charles Napier, Billy Finnigan, Heather Henderson, Jimmy Lin
A shipyard welder, Jake Huard (James Franco) dreams of becoming a midshipman at the Naval Academy. Many doubt his ability to perform the duties of a Naval officer, but Jake does get accepted and begins his plebe year. Jake encounters problems from Lt. Cole (Tyrese Gibson) whose constant harassing upsets Jake. The solution: Jake will fight Cole in the Brigade Championship boxing match. Lessons learned in this film are a far cry from those given at the real-life Naval Academy, and the U.S. Navy declined participation in this film's preparation.
|City by the Sea 2002 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, William Forsythe, George Dzundza, Patti LuPone, Anson Mount, John Doman, Brian Tarantina, Drena DeNiro, Michael P. Moran, Matthew Cowles, Linda Emond, Cyrus Farmer
A NYC cop, Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro), re-enters his junkie son Joey's (James Franco) life after Joey is implicated in a murder. Because Vincent's own father was executed for kidnap and murder years earlier, Vincent questions whether murder could be a family legacy.
|The Company 2003 PG-13, 112 min.|
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell, James Franco, Barbara E. Robertson, William Dick, Susie Cusack, Marilyn Dodds Frank, John Lordan, Mariann Mayberry, Rick Peeples, Yasen Peyankov, Davis C. Robertson
Behind-the-scenes moments reveal the closeness and intensities that are part of a successful ballet troupe directed by Alberto Antonelli (Malcolm McDowell). Ry (Neve Campbell) is on the verge of becoming the ballet company's principal dancer. Outside the world of dance, Ry supports herself as a waitress and enjoys the beginning of a romance with aspiring chef Josh (James Franco). Lots of dancing with Campbell doing her own dancing, and the rest of the dancers are members of the Joffrey Ballet.
|The Dead Girl 2006 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Karen Moncrieff
Cast: Toni Collette, Rose Byrne, Mary Beth Hurt, Josh Brolin, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Giovanni Ribisi, Kerry Washington, Mary Steenburgen, Piper Laurie, Nick Searcy, James Franco, Christopher Allen Nelson
This story relates events taking place before and after the murder of Krista (Brittany Murphy) as the lives of diverse people begin to intertwine into five stories that build upon each other as a result of Krista's tragedy. In the fifth story, told in flashback, the viewer meets Krista, and some questions are answered about what led to her tragic end.
|Flyboys 2006 R, 134 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama
Director: Tony Bill
Cast: James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, David Ellison, Tyler Labine, Philip Winchester, Abdul Salis, Lex Schrapnel, Michael Jibson, Jennifer Decker, Mac McDonald, Tim Pigott-Smith, Augustin Legrand, Todd Boyce
Before the United States entered World War I, flyboys Blaine Rawlings (James Franco) and Reed Cassidy (Martin Henderson) volunteer to join the French squadron, Lafayette Escadrille, where their leader is Captain Thenault (Jean Reno). Through their courageous dogfights against the German pilots, Blaine and Reed become heroes in the Allied resistance.
|The Great Raid 2005 R, 133 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: John Dahl
Cast: Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Robert Mammone, Max Martini, James Carpinello, Mark Consuelos, Craig McLachlan, Freddie Joe Farnsworth, Laird Macintosh, Paolo Montalban, Clayne Crawford, Jeremy Callaghan
In 1945, Lt. Colonel Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) led the 6th Ranger Battalion on a daring raid behind enemy lines in the Philippines to rescue 500 American prisoners of war. Newsreel footage helps bring life to this historical account of a great raid during World War II.
|In the Valley of Elah 2007 R, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Paul Haggis
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh Brolin, Frances Fisher, Wes Chatham, Jake McLaughlin, Mehcad Brooks, Jonathan Tucker, Wayne Duvall, Brent Briscoe
Former military investigator Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) heads to Fort Rudd, New Mexico, after he and his wife Joan (Susan Sarandon) learn that their Iraq War veteran son Mike (Jonathan Tucker) has gone AWOL. The search is frustrating because of lack of cooperation from local police. But, when Mike's charred corpse is found in a New Mexico field, Hank gets aid from police detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) in his effort to uncover the truth behind Mike's untimely death. Jones received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
|Milk 2008 R, 127 min.|
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Brandon Boyce, Howard Rosenman, Kelvin Yu, Jeff Koons
Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was serving as a spokesman for the gay rights' movement when he was assassinated in 1978. This film involves the bigotry Milk experienced while organizing San Francisco's gay community to gain political clout and stand up for their rights. Milk is elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and fights for the rights of not only the gay community but senior citizens and union workers as well and, in the process, gives hope to those in need. Among his problems is his continuing battle with another supervisor, Dan White (Josh Brolin). The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Penn) and was nominated for six other Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin).
|Pineapple Express 2008 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Joe Lo Truglio, Ed Begley Jr., Noa Dunn, Amber Heard, Arthur Napiontek, Cleo King, Bill Hader
When lazy pothead Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) stops by the apartment of his dealer Saul Silver (James Franco), Saul offers him a rare strain of marijuana, Pineapple Express. Dale and Saul smoke for a few minutes, and then Dale, who is a process server, heads out to serve his subpoena on drug lord Ted Jones (Gary Cole). While waiting to approach Jones, Dale witnesses crooked cop Carol (Rosie Perez) and Jones kill a man. Dale panics and flees the scene, leaving behind his still-smoldering joint. Jones finds the joint, gets help from middle man Red (Danny McBride), and tracks it back to Saul and Dean. Now, hit men appear on the scene, and Dale and Saul try to escape while bullets and body parts fly through the air.
|Sonny 2002 R, 110 min.|
Director: Nicolas Cage
Cast: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Harry Dean Stanton, Mena Suvari, Brenda Vaccaro, Seymour Cassel, Nicolas Cage, Josie Davis, Willie Metcalf, Janet Shea, Scott Caan, Marc Coppola, Cary Wilmot Alden, Graham Timbes, Wallace Merck
Twenty-six-year-old, Army vet Sonny Phillips comes home to New Orleans to visit his mother, Jewel (Brenda Blethyn), before beginning a new life in Texas. But Jewel has her own plans for Sonny; she wants Sonny to return to his life as a New Orleans gigolo. After a brief stay in Texas, Sonny does come back to Jewel who teams him up with a hooker (Mena Suvari), and Sonny is back under his mother's control.
|Spider-Man 2002 PG-13, 121 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Manganiello, Bill Nunn, Ted Raimi, Gerry Becker, Jack Betts, Stanley Anderson, Ron Perkins, Michael Papajohn
Stan Lee's comic book character, Spider-Man, comes to the screen backed by super special effects and gripping live-action shots. The story begins with orphaned Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) living in Queens, New York, with his Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) and Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson). Peter is leading the life of a normal student–until he goes on a school trip and is bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now, Peter finds that he has unusual powers. But, using those powers is not that easy, and Peter does not make use of his new talent when a burglar murders Uncle Ben. Then Peter remembers that Uncle Ben told him, "With great power, there must also come great responsibility." That's what it takes, and now Peter uses those extraordinary powers to fight crime. However, the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) is out there ready to stop any of Peter's good deeds.
|Spider-Man 2 2004 PG-13, 128 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Sci-Fi
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy, Daniel Gillies, Dylan Baker, Bill Nunn, Willem Dafoe, Cliff Robertson, Vanessa Ferlito, Aasif Mandvi, Ted Raimi
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is finding that his other persona, Spider-Man, is taking its toll on his personal life and opts to retire Spider-Man–UNTIL super-villain Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) arrives on the scene, and, of course, Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man and leaps into action once more. The film received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for two others.
|Spider-Man 3 2007 PG-13, 140 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Fantasy
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, James Cromwell, Theresa Russell, Dylan Baker, Bill Nunn, Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Campbell, Cliff Robertson
At the beginning of this third film of the "Spider-Man" series, everything is going well for Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire), but that doesn't last long. Flint Marko–soon to be reconstituted as Sandman (Thomas Haden Church)–has escaped from prison and is embarking on a crime spree. Add to this Peter's former best friend, Harry Osborn (James Franco), who has been training for revenge against Spider-Man because he blames Spider-Man for his father's death. And, as if this was not enough, freelance photographer Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) is plotting to take Peter's job at the Daily Bugle. But, Eddie/the New Goblin is transformed into Venom after coming in contact with an alien goo that also permeates the Spider-Man costume and brings out the dark side of Peter. And finally, Peter's romance with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) continues down its tumultuous road. Three villains vs. one hero equals lots of action and great special effects for Spider-Man's many fans to enjoy.
|Tristan & Isolde 2006 PG-13, 125 min.|
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Cast: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong, Bronagh Gallagher, Ronan Vibert, Lucy Russell, JB Blanc, Thomas Sangster, Dexter Fletcher
After defeating the Irish and ensuring that Lord Marke (Rufus Sewell) will be King of England, the brave knight Tristan (James Franco) loses his love, Isolde (Sophia Myles), in a jousting match won by his good friend, Lord Marke. Isolde and Lord Mark marry, but that does not put a stop to the trysts between the star-crossed lovers, Tristan and Isolde.
|Whatever It Takes 2000 PG-13, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: David Raynr
Cast: Shane West, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Marla Sokoloff, James Franco, Aaron Paul, Julia Sweeney, Manu Intiraymi, Kip Pardue, Scott Vickaryous, Richard Schiff, Colin Hanks, Kevin Ruf, Eric Kushnick, Erin Champaign, Rachel Zerko
In this modern-day "Cyrano de Bergerac" story, high school jock Chris Campbell (James Franco) gets his friend Ryan (Shane West) to write love letters to Maggie Carter (Marla Sokoloff) after Maggie rejects Chris' initial overtures. At the same time, Chris helps Ryan connect with Ashley (Jodi Lynn O'Keefe). Through e-mails and phone calls, Chris and Maggie along with Ryan and Ashley set up dates for the prom. But, are they really "perfect" couples?
|1. Annapolis (2006)|
2. City by the Sea (2002)
3. The Company (2003)
4. The Dead Girl (2006)
5. Flyboys (2006)
6. The Great Raid (2005)
7. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
8. Milk (2008)
9. Pineapple Express (2008)
10. Sonny (2002)
11. Spider-Man (2002)
12. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
13. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
14. Tristan & Isolde (2006)
15. Whatever It Takes (2000)
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