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14 Blockbusters and Studio Films to See This Season, From ‘Venom’ to ‘Creed 2’ to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Many More

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This week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual fall preview, including the very best indie movies coming out this year, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even some blockbuster fare that will please the most discerning viewers. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer. Be sure to check out our list of indie gems and festival favorites to see this season, too.

A Simple Favor” (September 14)

Paul Feig has spent much of this decade directing films written by and starring women. Yet “A Simple Favor,” his latest example, hinges on more danger and intrigue than his signature comedies. Oscar and Tony nominee Anna Kendrick portrays Stephanie, a “mommy blogger” who idolizes, then befriends fellow parent Emily (Blake Lively), her glamorous, nonchalant opposite. Emily goes Mia after asking Stephanie to retrieve her son from school. Police locate what
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Arizona Trailer Turns Danny McBride Into a Bloodthirsty Maniac

Arizona Trailer Turns Danny McBride Into a Bloodthirsty Maniac
The first trailer for Arizona has arrived. Danny McBride is primarily known for his comedy exploits in movies like Pineapple Express and on the small screen in shows like Eastbound and Down. However, he's been dipping his toes in the horror genre a bit more in recent years, having starred in Alien: Covenant last year, in addition to co-writing the upcoming Halloween movie. Now, the trailer for Arizona showcases a pretty shocking blend of his unique talents.

Things get dark pretty quickly in the footage. Danny McBride provides some angry voiceover, relating to his frustrations that stemmed from the housing crisis in 2009. He has kidnapped his real estate agent and, as we soon come to realize, his character isn't exactly the most intelligent guy. He's clearly not used to dealing with crimes such as these. Even though much of this is intended to be humorous, it's all very messed up.
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10 Things Seth Rogen Revealed About Pineapple Express

10 Things Seth Rogen Revealed About Pineapple Express
We're big fans of Pineapple Express, the modestly budgeted action comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, which grossed over $100 million in 2008. Conceived by Rogen, his writing partner Evan Goldberg and producer Judd Apatow, Pineapple Express is incredibly quotable and endlessly re-watchable, with a standout supporting turn by Danny McBride. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the stoner classic, Seth took to Twitter and unleashed some Wikipedia-smashing bits of trivia. Here we'll take a look at 10 things Seth Rogen revealed about Pineapple Express.

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Many filmmakers draw on their real life experience to add authenticity to their productions, whether it's a twist of phrase from a specific region, certain wardrobe choices, the set decoration, or the difference between which weapons a character might use. As Seth explained in the first in his series of Tweets, "In Pineapple Express, me and my co-writer Evan had to roll all the
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‘The Predator’ Is a Gory, R-Rated ‘Monster Squad,’ ‘Halloween’ Is Socially Relevant, and More From Tiff’s Midnight Lineup

‘The Predator’ Is a Gory, R-Rated ‘Monster Squad,’ ‘Halloween’ Is Socially Relevant, and More From Tiff’s Midnight Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival may be closely aligned with Oscar season, but the Canadian festival entertains a very different crowd after dark. For over 30 years, the Midnight Madness section has premiered a range of legendary genre movies, from “Cabin Fever” to “The Raid,” and garnered a raucous fan base that packs the Ryerson Theatre each year. With a single new title screening across each of the 10 nights, this tightly curated section also provides a slim overview of the many forms that genre filmmaking can take, and the 2018 edition is no exception.

Read More: Tiff Announces Midnight Madness and Documentary Slates, Including ‘Halloween’ and ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ World Premieres

The lineup includes both high-profile studio properties, with Shane Black’s “The Predator” opening the section and David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” premiering there a few nights later, as well as the latest experimental character study from “The Duke of Burgundy” director “In Fabric.
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Judd Apatow Didn't Think Bryan Cranston Was 'Scary Enough' to Play a Drug Dealer

Judd Apatow Didn't Think Bryan Cranston Was 'Scary Enough' to Play a Drug Dealer
Pineapple Express almost cast one of the top drug-dealers in the business—Breaking Bad‘s Walter White.

Judd Apatow revealed that while casting the stoner-comedy, Bryan Cranston was originally considered to play a drug dealer in the film.

In light of the movie’s 10th anniversary, Seth Rogen, who both wrote and starred in Pineapple Express, took to Twitter with a series of behind-the-scenes facts of the film.

I did my 99% of my own stunts in #PineappleExpress, (which might explain all the injuries) including this one: pic.twitter.com/DrV9jF1wIS

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018

We wrote #PineappleExpress express
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‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Longtime collaborators Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg have worn a lot of hats over the years. They’ve worked together as co-writers and co-produers on projects like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Sausage Party, and they both wrote, produced and directed the stellar apocalyptic comedy This Is The End. Lately, the two have been dabbling on television […]

The post ‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg appeared first on /Film.
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Seth Rogen Shares Pineapple Express 10th Anniversary Secrets

Seth Rogen Shares Pineapple Express 10th Anniversary Secrets
Pineapple Express turns 10-years-old today. The comedy remains one of Seth Rogen's most beloved movies to date and it almost instantly became one of the seminal stoner movies ever made. Seth Rogen decided to honor the movie's anniversary by taking to his Twitter account to reveal a bunch of interesting tidbits and fun facts about it. For starters, when the made the movie, there wasn't actually a strain of weed called Pineapple Express. Here's what he had to say.

"There was No strain of weed called #PineappleExpress when we made the movie. We said 'if one day, people are out there selling weed called Pineapple Express, it worked.'"

It turns out that, despite being primarily a comedy, all of the actions scenes came at a cost to the cast's health. "Throughout the fight scene in Red's house in #PineappleExpress, I broke my finger and Danny McBride got his
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Seth Rogen Shares ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on Its 10th Anniversary

Seth Rogen Shares ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on Its 10th Anniversary
On the 10th anniversary of Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow’s action-comedy film “Pineapple Express,” Rogen took to Twitter to share with his fans some fun facts about the cannabis-packed film’s production. See some of the highlights below.

Rogen and Co-Writer Evan Goldberg Rolled 100 Joints for the Film

According to Rogen’s Twitter account, the 100 or so joints shaped like crosses shown in the movie were all rolled by himself and Goldberg because nobody else on the crew knew how to roll them properly.

In #PineappleExpress, me and my co-writer Evan had to roll all the cross joints needed to film (about 100) ourselves because nobody else on the crew could roll them properly.

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018

The Funny Name James Franco’s Character Called His Low-Quality Marijuana Strains Comes From an FX Supervisor

In the film, James Franco plays a drug dealer named Saul, who calls his cheaper,
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Seth Rogen Shares ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on Its 10th Anniversary

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Seth Rogen Shares ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on Its 10th Anniversary
On the 10th anniversary of Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow’s action-comedy film “Pineapple Express,” Rogen took to Twitter to share with his fans some fun facts about the cannabis-packed film’s production. See some of the highlights below.

Rogen and Co-Writer Evan Goldberg Rolled 100 Joints for the Film

According to Rogen’s Twitter account, the 100 or so joints shaped like crosses shown in the movie were all rolled by himself and Goldberg because nobody else on the crew knew how to roll them properly.

In #PineappleExpress, me and my co-writer Evan had to roll all the cross joints needed to film (about 100) ourselves because nobody else on the crew could roll them properly.

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 6, 2018

The Funny Name James Franco’s Character Called His Low-Quality Marijuana Strains Comes From an FX Supervisor

In the film, James Franco plays a drug dealer named Saul, who calls his cheaper,
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Seth Rogen Tweets ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on 10-Year Anniversary of Stoner Comedy

Seth Rogen Tweets ‘Pineapple Express’ Facts on 10-Year Anniversary of Stoner Comedy
Seth Rogen blessed “Pineapple Express” fans with an impressive array of “fun facts” about the stoner comedy which celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday.

Rogen, who co-wrote the film, took to Twitter to confirm facts tweeted by fans of the film and to offer his own. For example, the origin of its title.

“There was No strain of weed called #PineappleExpress when we made the movie,” he wrote. “We said ‘if one day, people are out there selling weed called Pineapple Express, it worked.'”

Mission accomplished.

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He said that “Pineapple Express” was actually the name of a Hawaiian weather system — co-writer Evan Goldberg thought it would be a good name for a movie and saved it for the perfect one.

Rogen also revealed that him and co-star James Franco were originally written
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‘Pineapple Express’ 10th Anniversary: Seth Rogen Rolled 100 Joints for the Movie and 16 More Facts You Don’t Know

Columbia Pictures opened David Gordon Green’s “Pineapple Express” in 3,072 theaters on August 6, 2008. Ten years later, the film remains one of the most classic stoner movies ever made. Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the comedy with Evan Goldberg and starred on screen opposite James Franco and Danny McBride, celebrated the film’s 10th anniversary by revealing a handful of amazing fun facts about making “Pineapple Express.”

Rogen kicked off his look back at “Pineapple Express” with the revelation that it was him and Goldberg who rolled all out of the joints seen on screen during the film. The actor explained that the two writers had to roll the joints because no one else on set could roll a joint properly. Rogen also cleared up the rumor about the film’s title: “Pineapple Express” was not named after a strain of weed but after a Hawaiian weather system that sometimes hits the Pacific Northwest.
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Seth Rogen Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of ‘Pineapple Express’ With Fun Facts About Stoner Comedy

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Seth Rogen Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of ‘Pineapple Express’ With Fun Facts About Stoner Comedy
It’s hard to believe that the stoner comedy Pineapple Express was released 10 years ago today. Directed by David Gordon Green and starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Danny McBride, the film became a hit with audiences and put itself in the film history books as a weed comedy for the ages. Rogen, who co-wrote it with Evan Goldberg, took to Twitter Monday to celebrate the movie’s 10-year anniversary by sharing some very interesting behind-the-scenes facts about the movie.

In an extensive string of tweets, one of the main takeaways from his collection of Pineapple Express fun facts was a cameo from a certain adult film star associated with Donald Trump.

“In #PineappleExpress, Red refers to his ex wife having gotten out of jail recently,” Rogen tweeted. “There’s a pic of Red and his ex wife, who was played by Stormy Daniels.”

He also shared that there were
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‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Review: A Hilarious Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis Outpace Uneven Spy Comedy

‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Review: A Hilarious Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis Outpace Uneven Spy Comedy
One of the best moments in “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” an uneven but often funny action-comedy, gets at the essence of its feminist satire: Kate McKinnon is tied up, bloodied, and completely at the mercy of her cold-blooded captor. But instead of crying for help, she retorts, “Please go fuck yourself,” setting all the signifiers of a damsel in distress ablaze. After stealing the show time and again in supporting roles during her off-seasons from “Saturday Night Live,” McKinnon finally scores a lead in “Spy” that foregrounds her brilliant capacity to tear apart familiar faces and tropes with constant glee, and she outpaces this discardable entertainment every step of the way.

McKinnon’s near-subversive feistiness usually outpaces whatever comedic vehicle she lands in — “Ghostbusters” would have been saved if she’d taken center stage — almost to the point where filmmakers seem coy about giving her too much space. In “The Spy Who Dumped Me,
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9 Places You've Seen Amber Heard Before That Aquaman Trailer

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The upcoming release of the new DC Comics superhero action movie Aquaman is already causing a ton of buzz. Focused on Aquaman, one of the most famous superheroes of the sea, the film has a roster of amazing actors, including Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Wilson, and Nicole Kidman.

Heard, who plays Mera, queen of the sea and spouse to Aquaman, may look a bit familiar since she's been in a bunch of other movies. From The Danish Girl to Pineapple Express, we rounded up nine of her past roles to give you a refresher before you watch that trailer again.
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9 Places You've Seen Amber Heard Before That Aquaman Trailer

The upcoming release of the new DC Comics superhero action movie Aquaman is already causing a ton of buzz. Focused on Aquaman, one of the most famous superheroes of the sea, the film has a roster of amazing actors, including Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Wilson, and Nicole Kidman.

Heard, who plays Mera, queen of the sea and spouse to Aquaman, may look a bit familiar since she's been in a bunch of other movies. From The Danish Girl to Pineapple Express, we rounded up nine of her past roles to give you a refresher before you watch that trailer again.
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'Halloween' Director on Why It Took 80 Drafts to Get the Script Right

'Halloween' Director on Why It Took 80 Drafts to Get the Script Right
The last time David Gordon Green was at Comic-Con, he was hoping for laughs from the Hall H crowd as he previewed the 2008 stoner comedy Pineapple Express. This year, the director is hoping a different audience reaction as he introduces the latest iteration of Michael Myers with his Halloween sequel.

The movie is set four decades after John Carpenter's classic horror film, and follows Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as she prepares to face the crazed killer that tormented her on Halloween night in 1978.

Green will preview his slasher during Universal's presentation, which also includes a look at ...
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Gary Cole & Shawn Ashmore To Star In Indie Drama ‘Anderson Falls ‘

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Gary Cole & Shawn Ashmore To Star In Indie Drama ‘Anderson Falls ‘
Exclusive: Gary Cole and Shawn Ashmore have been tapped to star in Anderson Falls, an indie crime drama from Title Media and Lone Suspect. French director Julien Seri, whose films include Yamakasi and Night Fare, is attached to helm the pic, which will begin shooting this summer in Los Angeles.

The film follows Detective Jeff Anderson (Ashmore) who, after his wife’s suicide, becomes convinced that she has in fact been murdered. Obsessed with his investigation, Anderson finds out that his wife was the victim of a team of father-and-son serial killers and sets out to stop them from killing other women.

Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale of Lone Suspect are producing with Giles Daoust of Title Media and The Ring franchise executive producer Mike Macari of Koji Productions. Catherine Dumonceaux will serve as the executive producer.

Title Media and Lone Suspect have collaborated before horror-comedy Fear, Inc, starring Abigail Breslin,
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Danny McBride’s 1999 Student Film ‘Eddie Noble and the Heroes’ Offers a Preview of His Comic Genius — Watch

Danny McBride’s 1999 Student Film ‘Eddie Noble and the Heroes’ Offers a Preview of His Comic Genius — Watch
Before he was starring in movies like “Pineapple Express,” creating the series “Eastbound & Down” and “Vince Principals,” or writing a “Halloween” sequel, Danny McBride was a mere film student at the North Carolina School of the Arts. As his thesis, the funny man wrote and directed a short film called “Eddie Noble and the Heroes” — a 20-minute preview of his talents that, thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can watch below.

Far from what you’d expect of McBride, the film is like a childhood fantasia that begins onstage as a crowd of kiddos watches a troupe of theatrical superheroes. 10 years later, we see the effect this performance has had: Eddie and his friends are now would-be vigilantes attempting to keep their neighborhood save from evildoers. Very ’90s in both form and content, it brings to mind films like “Small Soldiers” and even “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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HBO Orders Televangelist Comedy Pilot Starring Danny McBride, John Goodman

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HBO has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy that hails from creator Danny McBride.

The project is titled “The Righteous Gemstones.” It is the story of the world famous Gemstone televangelist family, which has a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

John Goodman will star as Eli Gemstone, the patriarch of the Gemstone family. The character is described as unbending and a force in the Ministry game. He’s known the world over for his aggressive salvation techniques, his worldwide ministries, and his award winning weekly television program. His light is fading, but he takes no guff. He is obeyed, unquestioned.

In addition to writing, directing, and executive producing, McBride will also star as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and “heir to the throne.” He walks in his father’s shadow while simultaneously blazing his own path.
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Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2018 (Photos)

Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2018 (Photos)
Halfway through the year, we’ve already lost a number of stars across Hollywood. Here’s a list of some of the notable celebrities and industry professionals in film, TV, music and sports who have passed away so far in 2018.

Jon Paul Steuer

Jon Paul Steuer, a former child actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and most recently under the stage name Jonny Jewels for the rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., died on January 1. He was 33.

Mark Tenser

Mark Tenser, president and CEO of B-Movie studio Crown International Pictures, died on January 1. At his request, his age was not disclosed.

Frank Buxton

Frank Buxton, a writer and director best known for his work on “The Odd Couple” and “Happy Days,” died on January 2. He was 87.

Donnelly Rhodes

Donnelly Rhodes, a Canadian actor who played chief medical officer Dr. Sherman Cottle on the “Battlestar Galactica” reboot,
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