Kickstart my Heart: Fucking James Franco

It's funnier than Fucking Ryan Gosling


Arts & Books
We're all generally big fans of Kickstarter, the "crowd-funding" website that allows people to follow through on brilliant and/or ridiculous project ideas through cash pledges from benevolent online donors. It probably comes as no surprise that Portland is one of Kickstarter's biggest markets, what with our hoards of underemployed creative types and militant support of all things local (even Sam Adams ...   More
Friday, November 25, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Scoop: James Franco Fanfic, Tanuki Returns and Portlandia LIVE

Gossip gobbling down tofurducken

FUNDING JAMES FRANCO: We’re big fans of “crowd-funding” website Kickstarter, which allows people to follow through on brilliant and/or stupid project ideas through cash pledges from generous ’   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 WW Cultural Staff

Rise Against: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Reviewed


Movies & Television
Though not screened for critics by WW press deadlines, the latest iteration of the Planet of the Apes franchise has received mostly glowing reviews. We beg to differ.Rise of the Planet of the ApesWW Critic's Score: 17Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens with a family of CGI chimpanzees, in single file, nobly navigating a lush forest—the kind of sprawling, fairy tale forest that doesn't really exist ...   More
Saturday, August 6, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

TBA Diary: Erased James Franco

When the couple behind me left the TBA Festival screening of Erased James Franco after 20 (long, long) minutes, every sinew of my body berated me for not doing the same. Sitting through this concoction requires an immense feat of willpower, on a par with James Franco's own heavy, labored attempts to show off this “favorite performance of any that I have ever done.” And for an actor ...   More
Monday, September 7, 2009 Jenny Booth

Must-Rent TV: Date Night Reviewed

What rhymes with date? Late, which is how this Tina Fey and Steve Carell movie was screened. WW reviews it anyway! Date Night WW Critic's Score: 53 Both leads of clever NBC comedies that people claim to watch but often do not, Tina Fey and Steve Carell aren't making the same mistake with their movie. Date Night opens by anxiously establishing its suburban credentials—like you, Tina ...   More
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 AARON MESH


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