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So Here's Four Seconds--FOUR!--From "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel star in this comedy about a noble prince and his do-nothing brother who must save a damsel in distress and save their father's kingdom. There are some pretty good laughs in here, but overall we remain underwhelmed by what we've seen. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    When the next OED is written, they're are sure to cite this clip as the very definition of "teaser."

    ApesWillRise.com launched today, and it consists entirely of a home page and a four second clip of a very serious looking ape glancing menacingly to his right. We can only assume that this is Caesar (Andy Serkis), the ape who incites the rebellion.

    Yet Another Trailer for the Medieval Stoner Comedy "Your Highness"

    [NATL] "Your HIghness"
    James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel star in this comedy about a noble prince and his do-nothing brother who must save a damsel in distress and save their father's kingdom. There are some pretty good laughs in here, but overall we remain underwhelmed by what we've seen. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    "127 Hours"

    [NATL] "127 Hours"
    From director Danny Boyle comes James Franco as Aron Ralston, a real-life mountain climber who in 2003 had his right arm pinned beneath a boulder, leaving him ultimately with no choice but the hack off his own arm. (Published Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010)

    Last week the film, which stars James Franco, received its fourth title, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," and now they've launched the shortest clip in promotional history. Has the marketing of this film been brilliant or moronic? Seeing as we're talking about it, probably the latter.

    Franco's latest, the medieval stoner comedy "Your Highness," tanked in its opening weekend, finishing sixth, while making only $9.7 million. We loved it, but most folks hated it--what're you gonna do?

    Singing Lessons with James Franco

    [NBCAH] Singing Lessons with James Franco
    James Franco will don his dancing shoes to host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27. He demonstrates about how he's prepping to sing and dance at the Oscars, who his hot date will be and talks about how he's loosening up for the big day. (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)

    We gotta admit, once you get past how maddeningly short this "apes" clip is, it looks great. The movie opens Aug. 5.