News

Sep 12, 2017

The Disaster Artist tells the true story of the making of The Room, the 2003 movie that became a cult classic and a midnight movie favorite because of how bad it is. James Franco directs and stars as Tommy Wiseau, who directed and starred in The RoomMore

Dec 16, 2016

Last night R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Not only was he interviewed by Colbert, a very bearded Stipe joined the host for a funny parody of the R.E.M. hit "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."  More

James Franco’s Band Daddy Shares “You Are Mine,” Which Features The Smiths’ Andy Rourke

Let Me Get What I Want Inspired by The Smiths and Due Out in the Spring

Dec 16, 2015

Actor/director/writer/artist James Franco and his former art school classmate Tim O'Keefe have teamed up as Daddy. The duo is putting out a film and album, Let Me Get What I Want, inspired by The Smiths (it's due out in the spring via Kobalt/We Are Daddy).  More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2014 Issue with St. Vincent on the Cover

Issue 52 Also Includes Interviews with Jenny Lewis, The War on Drugs, James Franco, Ariel Pink vs. Panda Bear, Jason Schwartzman vs. Real Estate, the Cast of The Walking Dead, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and More.

Dec 19, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the Best of 2014 Issue, which is about to hit newsstands and will be out all of January and February. It features St. Vincent on the cover and interviews with some of the artists behind 2014's best albums. More


Interviews

James Franco and Christina Voros on BDSM documentary ‘kink’

The producer and director discuss their new film

Aug 27, 2014

While filming 2012’s About Cherry, actor James Franco had the opportunity to explore the former San Francisco Armory. The massive, castle-like building now serves as headquarters for Peter Acworth’s Kink.com, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM pornography. The facility is operated not unlike an old Hollywood studio lot, with multiple productions occurring simultaneously across the building’s many sets and soundstages, generating a steady stream of content for Kink.com’s various websites. More

May 09, 2014

James Franco put his writing aspirations on hold when he dropped out of the English program at UCLA to become an actor. The gamble paid off when Franco was cast in the sitcom Freaks and Geeks; from there, it didn’t take long for the actor to cross over into film. Unsatisfied with the direction his career was taking, he re-enrolled at UCLA in 2006. It was there he first had the idea for a series of short stories based on his memories of growing up in Palo Alto, California. More


Reviews

Why Him?

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Directed by John Hamburg

Dec 23, 2016

A marathon in paternal terror.  More

The Adderall Diaries

Studio: A24
Directed by Pamela Romanowsky

Apr 13, 2016

James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a contemporary writer on the upswing of his career, who has built his success (mostly) upon true stories of abuse he suffered from his father. More

True Story

Studio: Fox Searchlight
Directed by Rupert Goold

Apr 15, 2015

Rupert Goold’s cinematic retelling of Mike Finkel’s famous ordeal casts Jonah Hill as the tarnished reporter and James Franco as his dangerous interview subject. More

The Color Of Time

Studio: Starz
Various Filmmakers

Dec 11, 2014

The Color of Time seamlessly weaves together the work of 12 different writer/directors, all NYU film students. More

Good People

Studio: Millennium
Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz

Sep 26, 2014

Tom and Anna Wright (James Franco and Kate Hudson) are down-on-their-luck Americans living in London. More