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John Carpenter Will Compose the Score for the New ‘Halloween,’ Jason Blum Confirms

John Carpenter Will Compose the Score for the New ‘Halloween,’ Jason Blum Confirms
Just because John Carpenter isn’t directing the newest “Halloween” movie doesn’t mean he won’t be involved. Producer Jason Blum has confirmed that Carpenter, who composed the music for the original 1978 slasher in addition to co-writing and directing it, will return to the franchise with a simple tweet.

Carpenter has composed the music for many of his own films: “Dark Star,” “Escape From New York,” “They Live,” “The Fog,” “Christine,” and so on and so forth. This new “Halloween,” which is being directed by David Gordon Green, will be his first film score since 2001’s “Ghosts of Mars.” It’s also the first “Halloween” movie in nearly a decade, following Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake and its 2009 sequel.

Green, whose all-over-the-place career has seen him direct everything from “George Washington” and “Joe” to “Pineapple Express” and “Stronger,” also co-wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. Jamie Lee Curtis
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420 Day: 9 Best Marijuana Moments in Movies, From ‘The Big Lebowski’ to ‘Dazed and Confused’ (Videos)

From Cheech and Chong rocking out in a pot-filled club to The Dude abiding, watch the best marijuana-themed scenes on film.

This nightclub scene from “Up in Smoke” (1978) features Cheech and Chong rocking out to “Earache My Eye” and a roomful of pot smoke.

The Dude crashes his car in “The Big Lebowski” (1998) due to some reckless joint smoking. The beer likely didn’t help either.

The Dude can’t relax with a doobie in the tub. Instead he gets attacked by nihilist-owned ferrets in “The Big Lebowski.”

Review the weed-fueled theory on George Washington’s marijuana use in “Dazed and Confused.” (1993)

“I grew up on Two rivers!” Another fun stoner scene from a Richard Linklater film has college-aged pot smokers testing out telepathy.

Watch Kumar’s extensive weed dream in 2004’s “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.”

Two pot aficionados sample what smells like “God’s vagina” in this classic scene from 2008’s “Pineapple Express.”

Arguably Brad Pitt’s most convincing performance ever, Pitt plays a stoner roommate with a bad sense of direction in 1993’s “True Romance.”

A roach is defined in 1998’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

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Hooray for Holly-Weed: 19 Celebrity Stoners to Celebrate 420 With (Photos)

Hooray for Holly-Weed: 19 Celebrity Stoners to Celebrate 420 With (Photos)
Hollywood stars don’t shy away from being 420-friendly. Here are the biggest names in entertainment who like to roll up a blunt or hit a bong — no matter what the date is.

From Snoop Dogg to Dawn Wells — if you’re commemorating the marijuana enthusiast’s national holiday for 420, you have friends in high places.

Robert Mitchum: The O.G. of celebrity stoners was arrested on marijuana charges in 1948 and spent two months behind bars.

Willie Nelson

The Red-Headed Stranger is notoriously no stranger to the green and announced that he was launching his own strain of premium weed last year. We have no idea what took him that long.

Dawn Wells

Mary Ann from “Gilligan’s Island” got popped for pot in 2008.

Cameron Diaz

The “There’s Something About Mary” star has admitted that she used to buy weed from Snoop Dogg. Which leads us to …

Snoop Dogg

We’d have to be completely high to leave him off of this list.

Justin Timberlake

The “20/20 Experience” singer says he smokes out because “sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off.”

Roseanne Barr

The “Roseanne” star, who smokes to alleviate her glaucoma, got into the weed biz in 2016 by investing in the dispensary Roseanne’s Joint. She even famously got stoned an old episode of her show.

Chace Crawford

The former “Gossip Girl” star gave people plenty to wag their tongues about when he was arrested for marijuana possession in 2010.

Frances McDormand

When she’s not appearing in awesome projects like “Fargo” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” McDormand serves as a High Times cover girl.

Seth Rogen

The “Pineapple Express” actor not only knows his way around a bong, he’s named names when it comes to his famous smoke-out pals.

Read original story Hooray for Holly-Weed: 19 Celebrity Stoners to Celebrate 420 With (Photos) At TheWrap
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is kind of like what might happen if a stoner got a bad batch of weed and started to hallucinate. Conspiracy theories, plots to kill them, and a very real and present danger in the form of a drug lord and a corrupt cop take off after Dale and Saul in an effort to, well, erase a problem since this movie is all about smoking weed and staying alive it seems like. It’s kind of like a stoner’s idea of a screenplay that moves along at a pace that those who are getting high can follow and somehow

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Pineapple Express
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‘Game Over, Man!’ Review: The ‘Workaholics’ Team Reunites for a Drug-Addled Riff on ‘Die Hard’

The only convincing explanation for the existence of “Game Over, Man!” is that the brain trust behind Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” got really high on salvia one night and started to wonder what a remake of “Die Hard” might look like if it were written by Judd Apatow, directed by McG, and financed by whatever spare change they had in their pockets. How else to rationalize an action-comedy in which three burnout white dudes (suffering from some very severe bromantic tension) wind up going all “Pineapple Express” on the terrorists who raid the hotel where they work, take a handful of celebrity hostages, and amputate Daniel Stern’s dick? Stranger things have happened, especially on Netflix.

“Game Over, Man!” is exactly the kind of movie you would expect to get made when a massive streaming company grows so desperate for content they’ll green-light the first half-baked idea a trio
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Sharon Stone Defends James Franco Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sharon Stone Defends James Franco Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Sharon Stone is defending her former co-star James Franco amid a series of sexual misconduct allegations against the actor. During a recent episode of Wtf Podcast with Marc Maron, host Marc Maron asked the actress if she had fun working on The Disaster Artist with the actor. "I did, and I'm appalled by this thing about him that's happening where the girlfriend—I don't know how the girlfriend can say that she's offended that he asked for a blow job while they're dating and now, all of a sudden, he's a bad guy," she said. The Los Angeles Times published an article about the Pineapple Express star in January in which five women accused Franco of sexual...
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Redeemer (1978)

When does a slasher slip over into the surreal? Usually when you start with a boy emerging fully dressed from a lake, who catches a bus to a church, where a priest laments on the nature of sin while cross cutting to a group of six 20-somethings from all walks of (okay, North American) life? This is the first 15 minutes of The Redeemer (1978) folks, and you will get your bearings as the group of six gather for a high school reunion where they’re given a bloody Ted talk on sin and redemption from a multiple-masked killer in the spirit of Terror Train (1980) - if that spirit had been around two years previous. Not only is it a touch prescient, it’s surprisingly creepy as hell through not only the killer’s various guises, but an insidiously Christian treatise on what it deems modern society’s “ills”. But, you know,
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New Halloween Movie Wraps Production

That's a wrap! Blumhouse Productions and director David Gordon Green have officially wrapped filming on their upcoming Halloween sequel, which is set to arrive in theaters this October, just in time for the holiday for which the franchise is named after. Green and the production team made quick work of it, as the new Halloween movie began production in mid-January, meaning that they shot the entire movie in just over five weeks. Then again, that does seem to fit into the Blumhouse model.

Producer Ryan Turek, who serves as Blumhouse's VP of Feature Film Development, confirmed the news of Halloween's production wrap on Twitter. He simply said, "That's a wrap," followed by a knife emoji and a pumpkin emoji. Simple, yet effective. This should give the team plenty of time to finish the movie in post-production, even with the October 19 release date just six months away. But Jason Blum has
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What to Expect From the Upcoming Action-Comedy ‘Gringo’?

Smile because it’s that time again – the time to go to the theater and (hopefully) have a good time. Let me ask you – do you have any plans for March 9 this year? In any case scenario, you might want to consider checking out the promising new action-comedy ‘Gringo’, courtesy of Amazon. In fact, this will be the first mixture of action and comedy that we are about to witness on the big screen this year.

During the last twelve months, we were lucky enough to see a decent number of good (and not so good) movies in quite possibly the most lucrative genre in Hollywood.We laughed at some funny actioners such as ‘Baby Driver’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’, ‘Baywatch’, ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’, and more recently – the hilarious ‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’. So let’s see what to expect from ‘Gringo’ which opens up on March 9 in the USA.
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Danny McBride & Rosemarie DeWitt Shine In Overcooked ‘Arizona’ [Sundance Review]

Danny McBride has always been a great screen presence, whether in indies such as David Gordon Green‘s “All the Real Girls,” right through to comedies such as “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End.” He’s always elevated whatever he’s been in with his unique style of slacker comedy. McBride’s greater impact, h0wever, might have been on television where he built the legend of failed professional baseball pitcher Kenny Powers in four successful seasons on HBO‘s “Eastbound and Down.”

In “Arizona,” directed by Jonathan Watson, McBride is given an all-too-rare leading role as Sonny.

Continue reading Danny McBride & Rosemarie DeWitt Shine In Overcooked ‘Arizona’ [Sundance Review] at The Playlist.
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Actress Kendall Carly Browne Dies at 99

Actress Kendall Carly Browne died Friday of natural causes at her home in Indio, California. She was 99.

Browne appeared in such films as Dreamscape (1984) and Pineapple Express (2008) and on television on The Jack Benny Program; Beverly Hills, 90210; ER; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; and My Name Is Earl. She also toured the country with Forrest Tucker in theatrical productions of Plaza Suite.

Browne began her career as a receptionist at the Zeppo Marx Talent Agency, worked at CBS Television City when it first opened in 1952 and hosted the Four Star Theater program on Keca-tv (now Kabc-tv).

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Actress Kendall Carly Browne Dies at 99

Actress Kendall Carly Browne died Friday of natural causes at her home in Indio, California. She was 99.

Browne appeared in such films as Dreamscape (1984) and Pineapple Express (2008) and on television on The Jack Benny Program; Beverly Hills, 90210; ER; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; and My Name Is Earl. She also toured the country with Forrest Tucker in theatrical productions of Plaza Suite.

Browne began her career as a receptionist at the Zeppo Marx Talent Agency, worked at CBS Television City when it first opened in 1952 and hosted the Four Star Theater program on KECA-TV (now KABC-TV).

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Connie Sawyer, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ Actress, Dies at 105

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Connie Sawyer, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ Actress, Dies at 105
Actress Connie Sawyer passed away at age 105 over the weekend, multiple outlets report. She was the oldest working member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy.

Among Sawyer’s many roles are as James Franco’s godmother in “Pineapple Express” and as a member of one of the couples interviewed in the documentary portion of “When Harry Met Sally…

She died peacefully in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House, a community for retired entertainers. A representative for Sawyer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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Connie Sawyer, Hollywood's Oldest Working Actress Dies at 105

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Hollywood's oldest working actress, Connie Sawyer, died at home after an incredibly long and prolific career. Connie reportedly passed away at her Woodland Hills home. Unclear exactly how, but she was 105 ... so presumably it's related to her age.  The longtime actress got her start in Tinseltown at the age of 18, and has over 140 acting credits to her name -- most of which were TV roles. Sawyer's been on a number of hit shows over her six-decade career,
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Danny McBride Is Crocodile Dundee's Son in Exclusive First Look at Mysterious Project

Danny McBride Is Crocodile Dundee's Son in Exclusive First Look at Mysterious Project
The next generation of Crocodile Dundee is here — and People has an exclusive first look.

After a hit original and two sequels, one of the most iconic franchises in Australian movie history is getting revived via a mysterious new project with the original legendary bushman Mick Dundee (played again by Paul Hogan). The actor, with the help of some friends, will be bringing the beloved character back in a fun and surprising way for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. Most surprising of all: Danny McBride stars as Dundee’s adventurous son!

“I’m not going to lie to you,
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New Halloween Movie Is Returning to an Iconic Location?

New Halloween Movie Is Returning to an Iconic Location?
The upcoming Halloween reboot has gone from interesting idea to one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year. Blumhouse just started filming the sequel recently, with the movie set to arrive in theaters this October, just in time for Michael Myers' favorite holiday. Many details about the movie are being kept under wraps, but thanks to a new casting call, it looks like we know the new Halloween movie is going to be returning to a very iconic location.

A casting call recently went out that revealed the production was seeking some extras for a day of work on the movie. The casting call, specifically, notes that the producers are looking for a couple of guys to play a "criminally insane patient." That doesn't spell it out plainly, but it sounds very much like the new Halloween is heading back to Smith's Grove Sanitarium.

"Halloweensequel starring Jamie Lee Curtis
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Danny McBride: The Rolling Stone Interview

Danny McBride: The Rolling Stone Interview
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On a warm, overcast December afternoon, Danny McBride rides up to a quiet, unassuming beach bar outside Charleston, South Carolina, on a small motorbike. He parks, greets the staff warmly; a waitress offers a friendly hug and invites him to the bar's Christmas party the following Monday. "It's all free, 6 to 9," she tells him. McBride, unshaven, in a gray T-shirt and jeans, smiles and settles into a booth. "I'll be here," he promises, and orders a beer.

In July, McBride packed up his family and moved from Los Angeles to South Carolina.
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Judd Apatow to Host DGA Awards

Judd Apatow to Host DGA Awards
Judd Apatow will host the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards on Feb. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Apatow has been a DGA member for two decades, with directing and writing credits on “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and “Trainwreck.” He has also produced “Superbad,” “Bridesmaids,” “Pineapple Express,” and both “Anchorman” films. Apatow’s stand-up special “The Return” premiered Dec. 12 on Netflix.

The DGA also appointed producer and director Don Mischer as awards chair for the event.

Mischer has served two terms on the DGA National Board, in addition to winning 15 Emmy Awards and 10 DGA Awards.

“We are thrilled to welcome Judd as our host. Beyond his impact as a multi-hyphenate force in our industry, Judd’s comedic chops, social consciousness, and lifelong love of film and television underlie his unique ability to entertain with heart — whether behind the scenes or in front of a live audience,” Thomas Schlamme, DGA president,
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James Franco Says He Approached Directing ‘The Disaster Artist’ as a Love Story: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

James Franco Says He Approached Directing ‘The Disaster Artist’ as a Love Story: Awards Season Spotlight Profile
“I love Hollywood stories, and this is unlike any Hollywood story ever,” said James Franco, speaking to IndieWire about “The Disaster Artist.” “This guy is so bizarre, this story is so bizarre, and at the same time it is like every Hollywood story — and it’s every dreamer’s story.” Franco directs and stars in the oddball show business tale, which chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic “The Room.” Franco revealed that he hadn’t seen “The Room” until reading “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made,” which gave him the inspiration to make “The Disaster Artist.”

“[‘The Room’] was sort of on the periphery of my consciousness, I’d seen the billboard…but it just didn’t register. It was so weird, it just didn’t make sense to me. I thought it was a cult, I didn’t know what it was,” said Franco. “I finally read the book…
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Original Michael Myers Actor Will Return in New Halloween Movie

Original Michael Myers Actor Will Return in New Halloween Movie
The original man behind the mask is coming back next year. The upcoming Halloween reboot is starting to sound more and more like it could actually be great. Or, at the very least, authentic. Not only is Jamie Lee Curtis coming back as Laurie Strode for the first time since her rather lame death in Halloween: Resurrection, but it's now been revealed that Nick Castle, the man who first played Michael Myers in John Carpenter's Halloween, is returning to the role for the new movie, which is set to arrive in theaters next year.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise. A surely welcome surprise for fans of the Halloween franchise, but a surprise nonetheless. Nick Castle only has a few, very select acting credits to his name, one of them being for Halloween in 1978. As die hard fans of the iconic horror franchise will likely know,
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