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Film Review: True Story (Dir. Rupert Goold)

True Story Dir. Rupert Goold [Fox Searchlight; 2015] by 80s Tom Hanks Rating: James Franco and Jonah Hill know each other personally, just as their respective roles, journalist Michael Finkel and convicted murderer Christian Longo, would like to think they do. Show More Summary

Felicity Jones on True Story, Star Wars, and Oscar Season

In the new, fact-based movie True Story, Jonah Hill plays Michael Finkel, a disgraced New York Times journalist who gets a second shot at the big time when he learns his identity was stolen by accused murderer Christian Longo (James Franco), who posed as Finkel while on the run from... More »

'True Story': James Franco-Jonah Hill drama doesn't convince critics

Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill, the new drama "True Story" is indeed based on one of those: Hill portrays Michael Finkel, a disgraced New York Times journalist who formed a strange bond with Christian Longo (Franco), the accused murderer who assumed his identity while on the lam.

True Story Finds Jonah Hill and James Franco Playing ‘Serious Actors’ Instead of Actually Acting

At the start of True Story, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel (who co-wrote the film, based on his memoir) is caught creating a composite character for a piece on the still-extant African slave trade. At home after his firing and disgrace (upstaged, it turns out, by the revelation... More »

Jonah Hill and James Franco Put The Laughs Aside For Their ‘Intense’ ‘True Story’

Felicity Jones talks about how intense it was to work with Jonah Hill and James Franco on the crime drama "True Story."

Michael Douglas Goes ‘Beyond The Reach'; James Franco, Jonah Hill Tell ‘True Story': Specialty Box Office Preview

Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine are hunter and hunted in their new film, Beyond The Reach, which hits theaters and on-demand this weekend via Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. The movie, developed by Douglas’ Furthur Films, should get...Show More Summary

'True Story' has too-obvious showdown of two minds

The real-life dramatization "True Story" centers on two "caught" souls — a disgraced journalist (Jonah Hill) and a captured murder suspect (James Franco) — who embark on a psychological duel, pitted against each other's need for redemption.

True Story

The elusive bird of truth flies with intriguing, if wavering, purpose in this so-called True Story. Here's the setup: Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill), a New York Times reporter dismissed for fudging facts in a story about child slavery in Africa, decides to revive his career and restore his reputation by...

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Movie Review: James Franco and Jonah Hill get serious for the true crime of True Story

In True Story, the type of drama for which the expression “stranger than fiction” was coined, James Franco finds a creepy new application for his signature sleepiness, that narcotized daze he usually reserves for stoner comedies and award-show appearances. Show More Summary

CS Video: True Story’s Felicity Jones and Director Rupert Goold

The true crime drama starring James Franco and Jonah Hill The post CS Video: True Story’s Felicity Jones and Director Rupert Goold appeared first on

Movie Review: True Story - Faking it

True Story is not a bad movie; indeed, it's a creepy little tale that has moments that will unnerve you. But the limitations of its script and of Jonah Hill's performance in the central role keep it from transcending its shortcomings. Based on actual events, True Story feels like a reporter's tale, but it wants to be something more. Show More Summary

Our dream 'Celebrity Book Club'

We came up with our dream team.       Related Stories Jonah Hill wants to be which woman for a day? Britney and Iggy go full '80s shooting new 'Pretty Girls' music video Barf. There's a third 'Human Centipede' movie and the trailer is...gross  

Contest: Chicago, see James Franco and Jonah Hill in True Story early and for free

Last time they worked together, Apatow buds James Franco and Jonah Hill were making dick jokes during the Apocalypse. This time around, they flex their Oscar-nominated acting muscles to tackle True Story, a film that is, believe it or not, based on a true story. Show More Summary

All the Sequels in '22 Jump Street' End Credits Will Be Made Canon

If you've seen 22 Jump Street, then you already know that the end credits sequence from the action comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is one of the best ever. Why? Because it runs the gamut of a whole bunch of sequels to follow, taking Schmidt and Jenko to every possible kind of school you can imagine. Show More Summary

A Real Life 21 Jump Street Drug Bust Happened In Texas

It's not very often we hear about the plot of a silly buddy cop comedy happening in real life. But, as it turns out members of a Houston-area narcotics task force played similar roles to Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in their action comedy 21 Jump Street. Show More Summary

Two Journalists, Two Killers

In the forthcoming movie True Story, Jonah Hill plays former New York Times reporter Michael Finkel while James Franco plays convicted killer Christian Longo. Per a Q&A with New York magazine, Finkel explains that for research purposes, Hill had dinner here with the reporter to ask him an evening’s worth of probing questions. Show More Summary Had Some Fun with April Fool’s Day (Pics)

You might not find your way over to unless you’re either Bill James, or researching Jonah Hill’s character in Moneyball. The site is a wealth of knowledge for a sport that is rooted in analysis.  But that won’t get traffic from laymen who just want to watch bloopers and huge plays. However, what will […]

True Story Author Michael Finkel on His Relationship With the Murderer Who Inspired the James Franco–Jonah Hill Movie

In the upcoming film True Story, Jonah Hill stars as real-life journalist Michael Finkel, who was fired from The New York Times Magazine in 2001 for falsifying details in a story about child slavery in Africa. At the same time, a smart, charming Jehovah's Witness named Christian Longo, played by James Franco, was... More »

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