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127 Hours Hiker Walks, Gal Charged With Assault

Aron Ralston won't face charge domestic assault charge

(Newser) - America's most famous one-armed hiker skirted an assault charge today but his girlfriend wasn't quite so lucky, the Denver Post reports. Ralston and girlfriend Vita Shannon, both 38, were arrested Saturday night in Denver and each charged with one count of assault and one count of wrongs to... More »

127 Hours Hiker Arrested for Domestic Assault

Aron Ralston was also charged with doing wrong to minors

(Newser) - The hiker who cut off part of his arm in a Utah canyon and inspired the harrowing movie 127 Hours was arrested yesterday by Denver police on domestic violence charges, the Denver Post reports. Aron Ralston, 38, faces one count of wrongs to minors and one count of assault. The... More »

Injured Hiker Survives 4 Days in Desert

North Carolina man inspired by '127 Hours'

(Newser) - Maybe the sequel will be called 100 Hours? Inspired by the cringe-inducing James Franco film 127 Hours, a North Carolina man went hiking in the Utah desert, broke his leg, and crawled toward his parked car for 4 days, the AP reports. Amos Wayne Richards, 64, is now recuperating at... More »

127 Hours, Black Swan, Glee Among AFI's Faves

Honors will be doled out Jan. 14

(Newser) - The American Film Institute bestowed its annual honors on the 10 best US movies and TV programs of the year. The best films include Black Swan , Inception , 127 Hours , The Social Network , and Toy Story 3 . Top TV programs include The Big C , Boardwalk Empire , Glee , Mad Men , and Modern ... More »

How Franco Cut Off His Arm, and Other Movie Secrets

Binging, smoking crack, playing twins, and more

(Newser) - James Franco's self-amputation (using a blunt pen knife, no less) in 127 Hours is apparently so realistic that audiences are fainting and vomiting at the sight of it. How'd Hollywood pull that off? At first, by using makeup to create a decaying arm, explains one of the film's makeup artists.... More »

127 Hours an Intense Triumph

James Franco dazzles in Danny Boyle's latest

(Newser) - Critics are absolutely fawning over 127 Hours, Danny Boyle's latest directorial triumph. James Franco plays real-life hiker Aron Ralston, who found himself pinned by a boulder in a cavern and [spoiler alert] amputated his own arm to escape. Here's what critics are saying:
  • Boyle “pumps every frame of 127
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Audience Vomits, Faints During Franco Film

Don't go see '127 Hours' if you have a weak stomach

(Newser) - Audiences are swooning at 127 Hours, and not because James Franco is just so dreamy. Paramedics were called to last night's UK premiere after people started fainting—and worse, the Sun reports. The gory film is based on the true story of a mountain climber, played by Franco, who cuts... More »

James Franco Got a D in Acting Class

Must have been one tough NYU prof

(Newser) - James Franco, who may be headed for an Oscar nomination for his role in 127 Hours, took an acting class at NYU … and got a D. “I did the work, I did well in everything else,” he tells Showbiz411 , attributing his low grade to lots of absences—... More »

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