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Meet the man behind the some of the worst, most inexplicably successful video games ever made

So-bad-they’re-good video games haven’t quite achieved the cultural cachet of movies like The Room or Troll 2, in part because games are an active experience rather than a passive one. It’s a lot easier to sit back and watch a trainwreck than it is to understand its inner mechanics and slog through them. Credit goes,…

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“The Room” Actors made their Own Mockumentary Series about Their Life After the Movie

I didn’t think anything could get worse than The Room, but this mockumentary series detailing the lives of the actors after the movie is just flat out creepy and, well, hard to watch. I’m not sure what really happened to them because honestly I’ve never checked. The movie was bad enough that I didn’t figure I needed to go forward with any of it again. And yet here we are with the mockumentary that is in many ways fitting since it both reaffirms the fan base in some way and still continues to mock the movie as it should. Let’s

The Room” Actors made their Own Mockumentary Series about Their Life After the Movie
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Culture Dump #21: What Actually Makes a Film Good?

Cinema-wise, 2017 ended with a rift more divisive than a light-sabre swipe. Rian Johnson’s eagerly anticipated trilogy sandwich filler The Last Jedi hit screens and immediately split the opinions of seasoned Jedis and fledgling Padawans alike. Some (including Disney) thought it was exactly the breath of fresh air that the series needed, a gasp-inducing continuation that refused to let you get comfortable from the get-go, either via character twists or Porg humour. Others meanwhile felt that Johnson’s episode played a little too fast and loose with the universe, characters and Star Wars story tone that they hold so dear. For the first time ever, there was a clear love-it-or-hate-it vibe about the Skywalker saga. Talk about a disturbance in the force.

It raised an interesting point though: What is it exactly that makes a film any good? Can a film be purely good or purely bad or is the
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Five Women Accuse James Franco of Sexually Exploitative Behavior

Five Women Accuse James Franco of Sexually Exploitative Behavior
Multiple women have accused James Franco of "inappropriate or sexually exploitative" behavior in an article published by The Los Angeles Times on Thursday.

The alleged misconduct took place primarily when Franco was an acting teaching at Playhouse West in North Hollywood and at a now-closed film school he founded, Studio 4. At Studio 4, he taught a class titled "Sex Scenes," and students allege that he pressured them to perform scenes partially nude or acted inappropriately while filming sexual encounters.

In addition to these allegations, actress Violet Paley claimed that Franco
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Wait, Tommy Wiseau Didn't Really Direct The Room?

Many believe that The Room is the worst movie ever made, so it seems puzzling that someone would try to claim that they were actually responsible for making it. However, Sandy Schklair, who is played by Seth Rogen in The Disaster Artist, is claiming he directed a majority of the movie instead of Tommy Wiseau, save for a couple of love scenes and some of the San Francisco footage, because he'd quit by that time. The Room is heading back into theaters today and showings are already sold out for the cult classic that has a brand new resurgence in popularity thanks to James Franco's The Disaster Artist.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote his book, 'Yes, I Directed the Room', Sandy Schklair goes into detail about his time on the set and just how much of what ended up in the final cut of
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James Franco Tells Colbert Sexual Harassment Accusations “Are Not Accurate”

Updated with video. James Franco had some things to say about the sexual harassment accusations that were brought up after his Golden Globe win. The Disaster Artist director and actor appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to address the backlash he received on Twitter following the ceremony. After talking about his film about The Room (aka “the worst movie ever made”), his Golden Globe win, giving his impression of Tommy Wiseau, and even bringing his brother on…
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New York Times Cancels James Franco Event After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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The New York Times has cancelled its TimesTalks event with James and Dave Franco, according to the event’s web page. The event, which was scheduled to take place Wednesday at the Kaufman Music Center in Manhattan, would have been a Q&A with the filmmaking brothers about their latest film, “The Disaster Artist,” which won James Franco a Golden Globe on Sunday for his performance as “The Room” director Tommy Wiseau. Also Read: Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by 2 More Women The cancellation comes two days after several women accused Franco of sexual misconduct shortly after he won his Golden Globe. Actress...
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Did Tommy Wiseau Really Direct 'The Room'?

"You know what? I don't care if it's a shitty movie. I directed crap and got it noticed all around the world."

So claims Sandy Schklair of The Room, the 2003 film many regard as the worst movie ever made. It's a claim he's been putting forward in some capacity for several years, but with The Room — alongside its enigmatic director-writer-lead Tommy Wiseau — now having been dragged from the realm of cult film enthusiasts into the mainstream thanks to James Franco's hit making-of comedy-drama The Disaster Artist, which earned him a Golden Globe for best actor (and saw...
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‘The Room’ Gets Wide Release: Here’s What to Expect If It’s Your First Time Watching

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‘The Room’ Gets Wide Release: Here’s What to Expect If It’s Your First Time Watching
“The Room,” Tommy Wiseau’s cult hit considered by some the best-worst movie of all time, is finally getting a wide release after 15 years. Previously limited to semi-regular midnight screenings, “The Room” will play in roughly 600 theaters across the country for one night only on Wednesday (get tickets here). Yet people who have never seen the movie but are curious after seeing James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” might not know just what they’re getting into. This isn’t just some movie that has a big following. This is “The Room.” It has as many collective, participatory moments as a modern...
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Biggest Moments at Golden Globes Showcased Fine Performances

The 75th annual Golden Globe awards began with host Seth Meyers making light of recent controversies; he then involved celebrity audience members like Jessica Chastain and Amy Poehler to deliver the punchlines to his jokes. The presentation of the awards then got underway -- see a complete list here. Here are some of the highlights of the show: Viola Davis and Helen Mirren presented the award for supporting actor in a motion picture: Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Emma Stone and Shirley Maclaine presented the award for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy. James Franco won for The Disaster Artist and insisted on bringing his brother and costar Dave Franco along to the stage and then invited The Room filmmaker Tommy Wiseau to join...

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What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say During Golden Globes 2018 Speech

What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say During Golden Globes 2018 Speech
Tommy Wiseau was mere inches from the microphone and delivering what was undoubtedly a long-awaited acceptance speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, but viewers didn't get to find out what he had to say because James Franco, who portrayed him in The Disaster Artist, swooped in to interrupt him.

Those watching the awards ceremony quickly took to social media to lambast Franco for preventing Wiseau from saying his piece; even Seth Rogen told The Los Angeles Times, "I want to know what Tommy was going to say! He looked
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What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say at Last Night's Golden Globes

What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say at Last Night's Golden Globes
One of the most memorable moments of the Golden Globes telecast last night came when James Franco won Best Actor for his portrayal of The Room director Tommy Wiseau in the critically-acclaimed The Disaster Artist. The first thing he did on stage was thank Tommy Wiseau, inviting him to come up on stage, but after getting a hug from Franco, Wiseau tried to take the mic and deliver a statement. He was quickly blocked by Franco. After the awards ceremony last night, Tommy Wiseau revealed just what he would have said to the crowd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and the millions watching around the world.

"If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live. See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it's real."

After turning Tommy Wiseau away from the mic, James Franco went
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Here’s what Tommy Wiseau wanted to say onstage at the Golden Globes

Whether or not you believe James Franco deserved a Golden Globe for his portrayal of The Room auteur Tommy Wiseau, we can all agree that Wiseau deserved at least a few seconds on the mic himself. There would be no Disaster Artist without Wiseau, after all, and at least a small part of the film’s appeal is watching…

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Tonya Harding and Tommy Wiseau Score at the Golden Globes

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Tonya Harding and director Tommy Wiseau walk into a Golden Globes party ... nope, not the start of a one-liner, but something that actually happened. The duo took this pic at a party Sunday, after the award show where both were thanked by actors who portrayed them in movies about their lives. James Franco invited Tommy onstage after winning best actor in a comedy for his role in "The Disaster Artist" ... a movie based on Tommy
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The Message Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Share at Golden Globes

Tommy Wiseau just wanted to share a message of love before he was stopped from going to the microphone Sunday night when James Franco won a Golden Globe for his performance in The Disaster Artist

Franco, who won best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy, plays Wiseau in the film about the making of The Room, a cult favorite considered to be the best-worst film ever made. 

Wiseau, known for being a character, tried to get to the mic when he was invited up on stage by Franco during his acceptance speech, but he was stopped cold in...
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James and Dave Franco Prove That 2 Is Better Than 1 at the Golden Globes

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James and Dave Franco Prove That 2 Is Better Than 1 at the Golden Globes
It was a family affair for James Franco at the Golden Globe Awards in La on Sunday night. The actor, who took home the award for best actor in a musical or comedy for his role in The Disaster Artist, popped up at the ceremony with his younger brother, Dave. As if that wasn't exciting enough, Dave was also accompanied by his wife, actress Alison Brie, and the two were as cute as can be while posing for pictures together. The two brothers stayed close throughout the night, and James even brought Dave and The Room director Tommy Wiseau up on stage with him during his acceptance speech. We just love seeing these two together! RelatedWell, This Is Awkward: Hugh Jackman Looks Unimpressed With James Franco's Win
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Causing a Stir at the Globes: an Ex-Laughingstock, an Ex-Pariah

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You never know what's going to happen at the Golden Globes, or who's going to show up. Per EW.com , James Franco had vowed to bring Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric filmmaker he portrayed in The Disaster Artist , to the awards show, and he kept his word—and Wiseau at arm's length—when he won the award for best actor in a comedy or musical. To raucous applause, Franco told Wiseau to join him on the stage for the honors, but when The Room director tried to grab the mic, Franco gave him a gentle, giggly shove (and yes, there's already...
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Tonya Harding & Tommy Wiseau Hit Golden Globes After Party Following Surprise Awards Appearances

Tonya Harding & Tommy Wiseau Hit Golden Globes After Party Following Surprise Awards Appearances
They both set tongues wagging at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, and continued to shock and awe after the show had wrapped.

Tonya Harding and Tommy Wiseau, two of the subjects for this year’s major award contenders, left many star’s starstruck as they headed to the award show after parties.

Separately they each made an impact, but when they crossed paths, the pair came close to blowing at least one celebrity’s mind.

Sebastian Stan, who plays the part of Hardin’s ex-husband in the Margot Robbie film I, Tonya, was that celebrity and he could not
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Golden Globes 2018: 'Lady Bird,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'Three Billboards' Win Big

Golden Globes 2018: 'Lady Bird,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'Three Billboards' Win Big
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Big Little Lies, Lady Bird and Oprah dominated the 2018 Golden Globe Awards during a lengthy, politically outspoken ceremony that marked the first major awards show of the #MeToo era.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the night's biggest award for Best Motion Picture, Drama, as well as Best Screenplay, while its star Frances McDormand picked up Best Actress and Sam Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor. In the Musical/Comedy category, Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird won Motion Picture, Comedy, while its star, Saoirse Ronan, took home Best Actress.
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Tommy Wiseau Finally Got the Golden Globes Moment of His Dreams . . . Kinda

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Cult director Tommy Wiseau is one of the most enigmatic men in Hollywood, and his film The Room is one of the most fiercely hated (and, somehow, loved) movies in recent memory. At the 2018 Golden Globes, Wiseau got to have his moment in the sun - all thanks to James Franco, who brought Wiseau's story to life in the The Disaster Artist and took home the award for best actor in a comedy or musical. Franco, who swore to bring Wiseau with him to the ceremony after he was nominated last year, invited the movie's subject to stand on stage with him as he collected his statue. But the actor's generosity came to a swift end when Wiseau attempted to steal the mic, Kanye style, prompting Franco to push Wiseau out of the spotlight that the director has, for so long, insisted he deserves. Tommy Wiseau trying to steal the
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