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PHOTOS: James Franco’s New Series Is A Meta Pop Culture Cinema Mashup

James Franco‘s new AOL original series Making a Scene With James Franco debuts tonight, and it looks odd at best. The basic premise is James Franco plays cinema roulette and combines iconic characters, films and genres into scenes starring James Franco — a sort of intellectual yet playful approach to pop culture that if you take a big enough step back from might, maybe, be making a “big picture” point or two. Sound familiar?

As part of the promotion for the show, Entertainment Weekly ran these cinefile mashup photos. James will also be answering questions live tonight at 8 p.m. eastern, so if you’re as confused as we are about his latest project, feel free to grill him:

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