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James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
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A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
The lanky black man has the security detail, the prominent ears and the U.S. flag pin. But substitute teacher Larry Graves ...
is a professional lookalike for President Barack Obama, not the real thing. (Jan. 14)
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AP VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLYMontgomery Village, Maryland - Recent1. Sign for neighborhood where Obama lookalike Larry Graves lives2. Row of townhouses where Obama lookalike Larry Graves lives3. Medium Larry Graves preparing for event at his home4. Close Larry Graves saying goodbye to his dog at his home5. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "It definitely is a busy time because you have the inauguration coming up and we just have gone through a grueling campaign season. So between the campaign season and the inauguration it was prime time. It was prime time. And, Barack obama is a respectable guy, and people want to have him at their parties."AP VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLYChantilly, Virginia - Recent6. Wide shot of Marriott hotel in Chantilly, Virginia - site of Obama lookalike event7. Tracking shots of Larry Graves with lookalike secret service escorts8. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "I cannot always tell whether or not they're staring because they want to ... Because they may think for a second that I'm the real guy. Or, that once again they're looking at me and going, 'close but no cigar.'9. Various medium shots: Graves meeting with people at corporate event10. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "When I play Barack I try to think as cool as possible because he is very cool under pressure, so I try to slow down my speech, and uh, think about the words"11. Various of Larry Graves in hotel conference room12. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "I can make myself look more like him, if I want to. The first thing I do is hair forward, add some white, and enhance the eyebrows. This mole is a prosthetic, I believe is the correct term, and I darken my lips. But I will say, this has changed my life it has brought out the best in me. It also has made me realize what a difficult job he must have.13. SOUNBITE: Larry Graves/Obama impersonator: "I am glad to be in this country and glad to be an American, and to be able to - in some small way - relay that to people, it's an honor. It really is. It's fun. But it's an honor."14. Various of Larry Graves in hotel conference room