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TheDisastorArtistTeaserPosterWhen I had first heard the news that James Franco (Pineapple Express) was making a film based on a book about a film that is called by most as the Citizen Kane of bad films, I was intrigued. I had no idea what the film they were talking about was, but I had heard the stories of the film written and directed by Tommy Wiseau known as The Room. It wasn’t until I saw the film in theaters and covered for Cheeseball Cinema that I was immediately interested in seeing The Disaster Artist. The film follows the journey that Tommy Wiseau (Franco), the wild, fearless, and mysterious wannabe actor and his best friend and fellow aspiring actor Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) go on as they create what is considered one of the worst movies ever made. The film also stars Seth Rogen (Sausage Party) as Sandy, Ari Graynor (For A Good Time, Call…) as Juliette/Lisa, Alison Brie (GLOW) as Amber, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as Carolyn, Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV) as Raphael, Zac Efron (Dirty Grandpa) as Chris-R, Josh Hutcherson (Tragedy Girls) as Denny, Jason Mantzoukas (The House) as Peter, Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home) as Bill, Charlyne Yi (This Is 40) as Safoya, Melanie Griffith (Working Girl) as Jean Shelton, Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) as Iris Burton, Bob Odenkirk (Nebraska) as Stanislavsky Teacher, and so many more as the film was directed by James Franco and even features an appearance by the real Tommy Wiseau.

disasterThe film literally features a whose who of Young Hollywood talent that came to rise in the 2000’s and into this decade. There are so many names that I couldn’t fit all of them especially the ones featured in the intro like Adam Scott. The awesome Brian Cranston even makes an appearance in the film that is absolutely amazing from beginning to end. In my opinion, it’s a story of the American dream of moving to Hollywood to be an actor because we all want to be immortalized in the stars. Tommy and Greg had a dream and they sort of accomplished it, but in the manner they would have liked. Are they jokes? Well maybe to some they might be, but in the end there is a legendary backing of this film like there was for Troma films or even a film like Troll 2. This film marks the first tine that the Franco brothers acted side by side and you can definitely feel the chemistry between the two. James may have been the true star of the film as he played the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, but Dave deserves just as much credit as he helped carry the film along the way. This was the film of a lifetime for the Franco brothers and I am glad they made this. All of the acting in the film is amazing as well from Rogen to Mantzoukas and even the small appearances from others. The soundtrack is amazing as well and the cinematography is great too. It was amazing to see how the film was made and how they felt when it was all said and done. Stick around for the very end of the credits because there is a special scene in the end that is hilarious. I am going to give The Disaster Artist an A+ for a final grade.

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Everyone always watches any of the MTV award shows for the opening sequences because those are the make or break sequences that will tell you how the night will be. So, Rebel Wilson was named the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and I had high hopes because she actually is funny. The opening sequence which featured James Franco travelling to Australia to tell Rebel that she was chosen started the night off on the right foot. She was presented with the Iron Mangina suit and she flew to the awards where she performed with her Pitch Perfect cast in an amazing performance. Right when Rebel picked up the mic to talk to everyone, it suddenly became awkward where people were not laughing at her jokes right away and it was painful. Melissa McCarthy was the first presenter and her jokes were awful and that was an extremely awkward moment as well.

aa2As the show went on, the presenters were better as Rebel was still trying to figure out what she had to do to get a laugh. She eventually started to roll with her best bit which was the parodies of Les Miserable, Life Of Pi, and Magic Mike. Will Ferrell’s acceptance speech was priceless as he deservedly won the Comedic Genius award. The very beautiful Aubrey Plaza had her moment with Will Ferrell when she tried to take his award and she randomly sat back down. Rebel was a victim of another awkward moment when she won the Breakthrough performer award and the timing with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride just went terribly wrong. Selena Gomez had one of the best performances of the night in her sexy Indian outfit. The best announcement came at the end of the night when the director of The Avengers announced that Avengers 2 will come out in 2015 Overall, I am going to give the night a C+ because of all the awkward silent, missed joke moments of the night and there were many.

The Winners:

Best Male Performance: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Kiss: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook)

Summers Biggest Teen Badass: Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass 2)

MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Watson

Comedic Genius Award: Will Ferrell

MTV Generation Award: Jamie Foxx

Best Fight: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, the Chitauri, and a nuclear missile (The Avengers)

Best WTF Moment: Candieland Gets Smoked, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)

MTV Breakthrough Performance: Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)

MTV Best Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

Best Villain: Tom Hiddelston (The Avengers)

Best Hero Performance: Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)

Movie Of The Year: Marvel’s The Avengers

courtesy of MTV