May 28, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST
actually read it... sounds like another winner from the apatow camp. one of my good friends works for him. said this one is gonna be great.
May 28, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST
maybe a little pineapple express first though
May 28, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... shouldn't you wait twenty minutes, to make it more appropriate?
May 28, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST
...where can I get a job where people send me marijuana plants? Oh yeah and what did you reckon on that lost finale?
May 28, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST
can we come?
May 28, 2007, 7 a.m. CST
Whatever. I'm there. His movies kick me in the balls, and I think it feels good.
May 28, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST
by Bronx Cheer
Of all the people working in film, in front or behind the camera, I always get the feeling from Seth Rogen that he is having the most fun of anyone. Have a great time in Hawaii, Mori. Great set report. Mahalo.
May 28, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST
And have fun in Hawaii, take it easy!
May 28, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST
it could be a story about amish people building a barn if it was written by seth and evan it's automatic solid gold.
May 28, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST
"MARAWAMA"? What the heck are you teaching this little guy? (Keep it up, by the way.) Glad to hear that Franco's doing (intentional) comedy, that Perez takes a size-10 slipper in the taco, that Green is broadening his horizons and seemingly doing so with aplomb. As much as I'm looking forward to seeing the upcoming Rogen trilogy on the big screen, I'm even more eager to bring 'em home on disc and view them through a sweet, sticky THC haze. Nice work, Mori.
May 28, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST
That "taking it in the taco" line was solely motivated by my love of alliteration. It was not meant as a slight against Ms Perez's ethnicity. Still don't think she's much of an actress, though. But feel free to prove me wrong, Rosie!
May 28, 2007, 9 a.m. CST
getting back on track again. Oh and Freaks and Geeks forever!!! Hee hee. I'm so stoked to see these two working together again. Now we just need Martin Starr to show up with Cardellini in a tight catsuit. <br> <br> Cant believe it's been 8 years since that show. Crazy. Where has the time gone?
May 28, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST
"You know, an unapologetic meth comedy. A film that doesn’t just feature meth as a part of the movie... it would wallow in it. It would practically celebrate meth." Set the movie out in the woods, in an old trailer, littered with Sudafed and Nyquil.
May 28, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST
Just curious, can he say "Dwugs" "Hayuhwin" "Cwack" or "Meth" yet? Does he like his onesies with the pot leaves decorating them?
May 28, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST
Great writing as always, the movie sounds both really fun and interesting. I just wish you guys would improve on the visual aspect. I see they even have one little picture up at the "comingsoon" site. The only lame thing about this piece was trying to blame your mother in law for your son knowing that name.....
May 28, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST
Nice write-up; this one had been under my radar so thx. :^)
May 28, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST
The female cop that arrests Seth after selling pot to the kids is not Mo'nique. It's a hilarious actress by the name of Cleo King.
May 28, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST
by Angry Mean Panda
Yeah, I find that to be highly believable. At an age when most kids are just learning the concept of what the fuck a plant is, your kid is correctly identifying pot. What the fuck ever.
May 28, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST
Seth Rogen, James Franco and David Gordon Green all being in the same bar, let alone the same movie.
May 28, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST
Where's your Ted Elliot/Terry Rossio interview. I've been really looking forward to it.
May 28, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST
I don't often post here, but 1) this is a funny story, and 2) I think it's just classic that this page displayed with an ad for McDonalds.com/careers ("Be a manager!").
May 28, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST
...but he doesn't write comedy, nor does he come across as funny in any of his articles? Unless, of course, Mori, you are Neil Cumpston, as rumored, which means you ARE funny but are afraid to embrace it? So make up your mind, Mr. 40, are you going to pursue comedy or just watch from the sidelines? I ask with love, buddy.
May 28, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST
by Birdys Piano Teacher
Nice to see Franco coming back to his F & G family.
May 28, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST
"Including, as I said, Rosie Perez being kicked in the pussy. And, really, isn't that worth your ten dollars all by itself?" _____ That's about as reprehensible a piece of writing as I've seen all day. And it wasn't even in the Talkbacks.
May 28, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST
and both are realy great, with Jason Segal standing out on both fronts. REALLY glad to see Apatow and friends getting recognition now and becoming really popular, it's nice to see that making a great comedy, that was well received can open up a lot of doors for you. That's how it should be.
May 28, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Again, I'm glad that the PR agents for some of the indie films around LA really find ways to get you to spend some quality one-on-one time with some great, underappreciated directors. This was for "Undertow," and while I was about 20 minutes late (damn L.A. traffic) and David was on his way out, he was kind, courteous, film geeky in the best way and probably the best interview subject I've ever had. I know this is a bit of ass-kissery, but he really was inspirational to an aspiring filmmaker such as myself, one of the guys who lets you know that with enough savviness you too could make a movie.
May 28, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST
by vroom socko
... <p> ... <p> Okay, this sounds like my kind of insane.
May 28, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST
after sitting through 'white men can't jump' and 'fearless' my ears were bleeding so bad i wanted to give ol' rosie a swift wingtip to the vagina. Glad to see someone's stepping up to the plate.
May 28, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST
not just because it is a great movie, and I flat out have an obsession with Zooey Deschanel, but also because it got me laid once last year! (you want to watch a movie? OK, bring one over, OK, I have one you probably haven't seen, etc. etc.) it was glorious. <p>and I've liked everything Green's done buuuuuuut, Terrence Malick? take me from A to B on that one, cos I'm not quite following...
May 28, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
And this proves it. For a guy with pretensions, this is like "From the director of BADLANDS and DAYS OF HEAVEN comes...JOYSTICKS!!!"
May 28, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST
Trends That Must Be Immediately Stopped, Part 463: Independent filmmakers who suddenly think they can do a 360 degree turn and make whacky comedies. See Lars von Trier, "The Boss of It All;" David Gordon Green, "Pineapple Express," etc.
May 28, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST
by Angry Mean Panda
What the fuck does that prove? Nothing.
May 28, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST
You're too much idiot for one man to be. You want every director to stick to their initial pattern forever? Have a little more hope for humanity.
May 29, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
...that children repeat what they hear without understanding it. Got it now?
May 29, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST
. Ebert compared him to young Marty Scorsese, and with good reason.
May 29, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST
Well, Vanderhost, I'd have a lot more "faith in humanity" if people didn't call someone else an "idiot" after one inconsequential post, but I guess we do live in a strange, uptight society. Anyway, back to the topic: no, I don't have any problem with filmmakers stretching the bounds of what they can do. But when the current atmosphere is pushing dreck like the fifth-rate "National Lampoon's Vacation" rip-off "Little Miss Sunshine" as an award-winning "independent film," and suddenly we're told independent filmmakers with other celebrated talents are producing "buddy comedies" with car crashes and variations on the BBC and NBC "The Office," it makes me wonder if this is a step forward--where a lightbulb goes on over the filmmaker's head and they're genuinely inspired out-of-the-blue to make a quality comedy-- or a step backward-- where filmmakers are consciously or not reacting to the current crappy shape of what gets attention as an independent film and (particularly) what gets adequate distribution. Much of the stuff that's currently being called "independent film" is in such a bland and sorry shape-- not so much because of the lack of directors as to what gets picked up and actually reaches an audience-- that I'd rather see directors like Green--those who actually have the talent to do it-- produce work that shakes things up or give us something new, rather than exercises in varying tired forms you can already get in heaps on t.v. or at the Multiplex. Green's film might be good, but does that really restore my faith in humanity, or really more my faith in what movies currently get seen? I mean, I know it's heresy, but does the world need yet another buddy comedy, even if it were directed by the best director who ever lived, whoever that might be? Right now, I'd trade that hypothetical best-buddy-film-ever for a flawed, but unique and interesting idea-- comedy or not-- that didn't just vary an old formula and helped put the "independent" back into indpendent film.
May 29, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST
You would like Maltin wouldn't you? Fag!
May 29, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST
You would like Pauly Shore wouldn't you? FAG!
May 29, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST
Is Moriarty Asian or is his wife or does he just want his kid to have a "special" name? I'm not criticizing, but that just seemed odd.
May 29, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST
It involves her crotch but my foot is no where near the area. She's been in alot of comedies so maybe she's a Monty Python fan,Rosie, Sit on my face and tell me that you love me. Life can be devine while we're in the 69........ comedy gold aside I love me that Rican. Her tits are the only reason to watch White Men Can't Jump.
May 29, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST
It's not mine man, it's for a movie review I'm working on...about pineapples...
May 29, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST
Seriously, there hasn't been one completed project that these kids have done (FREAKS & GEEKS, UNDECLARED, 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN) that I haven't enjoyed immensely & every one of their future ventures (KNOCKED UP, SUPERBAD, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, & now FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL) I am anticipating w/ sheer glee.
May 29, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST
What the hell is DGG thinking? She ruins everything she touches with her tired fat, sassy black woman schtick.
May 29, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST
Moriarty's son is named "Toshiro Kenobi", as I recall, partly after Toshiro Mifune. Hence "Toshi".
May 29, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Toshiro Lucas McWeeney.
May 30, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST