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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 13 – “Fulgencio”

KIP MOONEY: I’ll just come right out and say it: the last five minutes of this week’s episode are the funniest since the pilot’s introduction of Lily. That Godfather parody is so spot-on, so hilarious, that I just want to…

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Modern Family: Week 4 in Review

KIP MOONEY: I don’t know if I’d go on the record as saying this was one of Modern Family’s best episodes. I will go on the record as saying this had the most laughs per minute for me since “Good…

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James Franco’s Performance Art

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I was all set to take James Franco down a peg or two about his heavy-handed foray into the world of performance art, particularly since it’s coupled with a pet peeve of mine—an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal discussing the ways in which performance art is ‘enjoying a moment of validation from the art world establishment’. The editorial, which EntertainmentWeekly.com snidely noted “probably got a B+ when it was first handed in as university coursework”, was peppered with references to other performance artists and their work, which he referred to as “trippy stuff.” Now, if I want to learn more about the history of performance art, James Franco and the Wall Street Journal are two of the very last sources I’m going to turn to. In fact, the idea of James Franco writing an editorial in the Wall Street Journal about performance art sounds suspiciously like performance art itself.

TED BERG: James Franco has exactly the right idea: Whenever you make a bad decision or do anything anyone might perceive as stupid, call it performance art.


AKIE BERMISS: At first blush it probably seemed like a recession decision. Maybe he couldn’t get any more gigs?! I mean MILK was good, but SpiderMan 3 was atrocious. I, for one, really enjoyed Pineapple Express, though — so I’m sure he could get work if he needed it. So why is James Franco on General Hospital? Aren’t soap operas what happens when a group of actors give up on life and happiness? Why would someone who has arguably “made it” decide to descend to the great unforgiving depths of Soap Opera and possibly ruin his career? Continue reading

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