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James Franco Appearing With Aron Rolston On Minute To Win It!

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What an amazing idea!

We've gotten word that Aron Ralston, the real life climber on which the Academy-Award nominated film, 127 Hours, is based, will be competing on Minute To Win It tonight for charity, and James Franco, who plays him in the film, will be making a surprise guest appearance!

Holy shiz! Not only is it a lovely gesture, but we imagine that this will be a whole lot less awkward that Mark Zuckerberg's cameo on Saturday Night Live when Jesse Eisenberg guest-hosted!

Best of luck tonight, Aron!

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Danny Boyle's New Film Debuts To Standing Ovation!

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We're not surprised! If anyone could pull out another serious Oscar contender this early in the season, it would be Danny Boyle!

The director publicly debuted his latest film, 127 Hours - which chronicles the real life story of a man named Aron Ralston, who was forced to amputate his own arm after becoming stuck under a boulder - at the Toronto film festival, and it was reportedly met with a standing ovation from the audience!

Afterwards, Boyle, Rolston, and James Franco - who plays Rolston - took to the stage, and the real-life survivor thanked the filmmaker for convincing him to adapt his story to film.

He said:

“I have to say thank you to everyone who’s standing next to me on the stage. As a documentary it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as powerful as what that was. Thank you for convincing me otherwise.”

It sounds like this one's definitely going to to generate a lot more buzz than it's already starting to!

Definitely not an easy film to watch, but an important one to see!

What do U think?? Do U want to see 127 Hours??

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Fresh For Awards Season! New Danny Boyle/James Franco Movie Coming In November!

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We imagine this one won't be easy to watch, but we're sure it's going to be amazing!

Director Danny Boyle's new film, 127 Hours - his first since the Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire - has just secured a November 5th release date, despite having no promotional material - or even a screening - released so far!

And right before awards season?! We think that's pretty bold!

The movie stars James Franco as the real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who was forced to cut his own arm off with a knife when he became trapped under a boulder! Janis Ian Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn co-star.

Like we said - not something that's going to be easy to watch! But we trust Danny Boyle!

And James Franco is still easy on the eyes - even if he's in various states of peril!

What do U think?? Will U go see 127 Hours??

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