Stephen Colbert taped his show just in time to ask James Franco about those sexual misconduct allegations

Like everyone else these days, late-night hosts (and their bookers) are constantly on the alert for the next high-profile entertainment figure accused of sexual abuse, harassment, or general creepiness. For example, Stephen Colbert and his Late Show staff had time back in November to ax a scheduled appearance by Louis…

The Room is finally getting the theatrical wide release it always deserved—for one night only

Fourteen years after opening—for two whole weeks—in a handful of very confused Los Angeles theaters, Tommy Wiseau’s cult phenomenon The Room will finally have its day in cinemas nationwide. That’s courtesy of theatrical event programmer Fathom, which announced this week that it’ll be hosting a one-night release of the…

The creator of The Room is really happy there’s a movie about The Room

The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of The Room, paints its subject, Tommy Wiseau, in an unexpectedly warm light. Given that The Room has been ridiculed for years and heralded as one of the worst films of all time, it’s a welcome surprise for Wiseau. In the video above,…

Paul Scheer loves the “Hai, doggie” scene from The Room

The past few years have seen Tommy Wiseau’s opus, The Room, discover unexpected relevancy, culminating in this year’s The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of the film. We met up with stars Paul Scheer and Ari Graynor at the premiere of The Disaster Artist and found out the…

James Franco is answering The Disaster Artist phone number as Tommy Wiseau

James Franco is very, very into playing The Room’s Tommy Wiseau, not just in The Disaster Artist, for which he’s receiving raves, but also out in the wild. Nary a late-night interview has gone by without Franco dipping into the voice at least once, and if you stick around after the credits for the film you’ll see him…

The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on why they trusted James Franco to tell their story

The past few years have seen Tommy Wiseau’s opus, The Room, discover unexpected relevancy, culminating in this year’s The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of the film. But why did Sestero and Wiseau entrust Franco to earnestly tell the story of making the most famous bad…

James Franco still isn’t sure what’s up with Tommy Wiseau

The Room director and star Tommy Wiseau’s background has long been shrouded in mystery, from his birthplace to the source of his fortune. James Franco, even after directing and starring in a movie about the man, still sees Wiseau as an enigma. On the red carpet for The Disaster Artist, we spoke with Franco about the…

The Disaster Artist and I, Tonya examine failure and cultural punchlines from different angles

The Disaster Artist opens with a series of celebrity talking heads attempting to explain their delight and obsession with the cult movie The Room. Their affection is real, but so is the subtext for anyone already familiar with The Room and its bizarre writer-director Tommy Wiseau: These people are expressing…

James Franco and Tommy Wiseau said, “Oh, hai,” to Jimmy Kimmel last night

The Disaster Artist, James Franco’s film adaptation of a book about the making of a movie, opens tomorrow in limited release before expanding worldwide next Friday. In it, Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, a bulging, vampiric millionaire whose desire to become famous resulted in The Room, a film many consider to be the worst…

The Last Jedi arrives, plus 26 other movies coming this December

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

The Disaster Artist is a lousy tribute to the greatest bad movie of our time

If there was ever a behind-the-scenes story that begged to made into a movie of its own, then it’s the making of the mind-boggling cult classic The Room, a uniquely American accident of money, incompetence, and ego. The magnum opus of Tommy Wiseau, an eccentric and paranoid Polish immigrant with the looks of a B-movie…

Go beyond The Room with this look into how bad movies can influence good movies

The Disaster Artist, due for release on December 1, is a (supposedly) good movie about a book about the making of a bad movie—namely, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, which many consider to be the worst film ever made. It’s basically what Tim Burton’s Ed Wood was to Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space. And it’s bound to inspire…