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2008-09-11 06:00:25

By Steve Pratt, Damon Smith; Damon Smith The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (12A, 94mins) ***** Stars: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Sheila Hancock, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Jim Norton, Cara Horgan THE friendship of Bruno and Shmuel is both unexpected and touching. One is the son of a Nazi commandant, the other is a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. They get to know each other separated by a barbed wire fence. They are...

2008-08-11 15:00:53

Canadian actor and scribe Seth Rogen says he is working hard to prepare for his upcoming role in "The Green Hornet." "I hear he's been working out (to play the superhero,)" Rogen's "Pineapple Express" co-star James Franco told reporters in New York recently. "I keep telling him. He doesn't believe me, though," Rogen, sitting beside him, said with a laugh. "It's so unnecessary, though, because they'll just give you a muscle suit," added Franco, who co-starred in the three recent...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By Syantani Chatterjee He played tragic actor James Dean and a villain and friend in "Spider-Man 3," but actor James Franco says he's always loved making people laugh, which is what he hopes his new movie "Pineapple Express" will do. The marijuana-fueled action film which debuted Wednesday, marks a comeback to comedy for Franco, after more serious roles in 2007 war drama "In the Valley of Elah" and 2006 tragic romance "Tristan & Isolde." Well before those roles, Franco, 30, caught...

2008-08-09 09:00:00

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot It wasn't particularly shocking or funny when Cheech and Chong lit up for "Up in Smoke" in 1978. It's still not entertaining with the slacker-stoner, ho-hum comedy "Pineapple Express." The movie assumes that inhaling is sufficiently naughty to spur the prurient and that watching someone else get high is inherently hilarious. Been there. Seen that. As stoner comedies go, it's a good deal sloppier and lacking in invention than the...

2008-08-08 00:00:27

By CHRISTY LEMIRE "Pineapple Express" (R) H H 1/2 The formula is pretty familiar by now in these Judd Apatow- produced comedies. A couple of buddies get into trouble, and as they try to bumble their way out of it, their friendship only grows stronger. Some clever linguistics guru somewhere even came up with a word for this pop-culture phenomenon: the "Bromance." "Pineapple Express" tries to breathe some fresh life into this comic genre by turning it into a serious action movie. But...

2008-08-07 06:00:28

By Phil Villarreal, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Aug. 7--Seth Rogen may be the hottest talent in comedy, but in "The Pineapple Express" he's not even the funniest in the movie. He runs a close second to James Franco, as slack-jawed pot dealer Saul. Franco is Cheech, Chong and Dave Chappelle in "Half Baked," rolled into a joint so comically intoxicating it could be outlawed. "Pineapple Express," named for the super-strain of marijuana Saul and pal Dale (Rogen) smoke, flows with a...

2008-08-06 18:00:21

By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Aug. 6--"Pot makes bad movies better," says the leading man of "Pineapple Express," extolling the virtues of the weed named in the title. I'd never encourage anyone to commit an illegal act, but I did wonder whether the film would've been consistently hilarious if I'd gotten red-eyed before I watched. Not that it's bad, really. It's just another first-draft comedy by the Judd Apatow movie-a-month factory, written in the usual slapdash...

2008-08-06 15:00:35

Canadian actor-writer-producer Seth Rogen says he likes to make movies that he and his friends would want to actually go out and see. Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg penned last summer's hit comedy, "Superbad," as well as the current release, "Pineapple Express." Rogen has also starred in and produced the big-screen Judd Apatow comedies, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up." "The only thing we think of when we're writing these movies is, 'What do we want to go and see?'...

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Soren Andersen, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 6--I see a room. It's full of smoke and the sounds of maniacal giggling. I had a mental image of this room as I watched "Pineapple Express." I imagined it was the place where the picture was hatched. The smoke would be from high-octane locoweed. The laughter would be from people who most definitely did inhale. A lot. Pure conjecture here, to be sure. But "Pineapple" sure gives you the impression that it was made by stoners for...

2008-08-06 12:00:32

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 6--I've figured out how the Judd Apatow comedy machine can turn out movies so quickly: Four-letter words take a lot less time to type than 10- or 12-letter words. A lot of profanity and a little heart are found in Pineapple Express, a comedy that advances producer Apatow's brand of rudeness and dudeness. The biggest change is that sex -- a dominant theme of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall --...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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