Pineapple Express (2008)
In making the decision to carve out a new Halloween timeline – in what’s arguably become the most messily handled franchise in film history – a rather bold reason is required. Pre-publicity assured us that this was the case with Undertow and Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride insisting their follow-up to the 1978 original would justify ignoring the many sequels that have come since. Similarly bold reinventions have paid off handsomely before, like when Ryan Coogler pitched Sylvester Stallone with a fresh way into the Rocky saga and Creed was the niftily conceived, remarkably entertaining result. But a niggling question hangs over the entirety of Halloween H40: why?
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In fact, Green’s Halloween—co-written by regular collaborator (and former college classmate) Danny McBride—looks all the way back to the original 1978 classic, disregarding the plot turns of all subsequent films in the franchise. Interestingly, for scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, this was one of the key conditions for her return to the role that made her a star.
“You have to remember, all of the other storylines were really just inventions of other writers and other directors needing to add on to the story that was told before them, and it just got complicated.
That may be changing. FandangoNOW, an on-demand video service, has deals in place with most of the major studios that will allow it to create packages of movie rentals. They’ve labeled the offering “binge bundles,” and describe the service as a way for consumers to watch multiple movies for a lower price. Sony, Paramount, Lionsgate, and Universal are just a few of the companies that are participating in the program. It launches on Labor Day weekend with more than 100 bundles.
The slate features several hit franchises such as a collection for fans of adventures featuring CIA analyst Jack Ryan, as
The “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star will play Mrs. Dickinson, Emily’s mother. Steinfeld steps into the role of the revered poet as she explores the constraints of society, gender and family, and fights to get her voice heard.
“Dickinson” is a comedic series that takes viewers into the world of Emily Dickinson, audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time, through her imaginative point of view. The series is Emily’s coming-of-age story — one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.
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The series is executive produced by Academy Award-winning Michael Sugar (“Spotlight”) and Ashley Zalta (“Maniac”) for Sugar23 Productions; Alex Goldstone
Finding the humanity in a character like Sonny was a priority,
But not just any Blumhouse gig; the long-in-development Halloween sequel from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, who have approached their 2018 feature film from a very specific angle. Which is to say that they’ve ignored all Halloween sequels in favor of the original John Carpenter classic – a classic that is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style.
That said, handling such a revered IP comes with a particular set of expectations, and McBride even admitted to IndieWire that he’s now beginning to feel a little nervous about Halloween‘s impending release.
In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow.
During a recent interview, Danny McBride talked a bit about what they hope to accomplish with Halloween 2018 and the fact that Hollywood is very franchise-happy right now. With so many sequels, reboots and things of that nature happening currently, McBride is very aware that tends to create a divide amongst moviegoers. Here's what he had to say about it.
"In this day and age, Hollywood
Halloween, which will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, is directed by the genre hopping David Gordon Green, the filmmaker behind Pineapple Express and Prince Avalanche, and it’s about him that McBride effuses most:-
“In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow.”
“I hope this thing tips more into the world of people liking it. I hope we don’t ruin too many childhoods.
This fact is not lost on Danny McBride. The actor, best known for his roles in “Eastbound & Down,” “Vice Principals,” “Pineapple Express,” and “This is the End,” is taking a role behind-the-scenes of the upcoming “Halloween” reboot/sequel.
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“In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow,” he said.
“I hope this thing tips more into the world of people liking it. I hope we don’t ruin too many childhoods. I think
“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
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.
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 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.
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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"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
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
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In the film, James Franco plays a drug dealer named Saul, who calls his cheaper,
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.'”
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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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