Latest Judd Apatow Stories
By MANNING, David "Don't give up" is David Manning's advice to those who wonder about the chances of success of a movie picking up from a successful television show. -------------------- The X-Files: I Want to Believe Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly.
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.
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.
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.
By Tim Clodfelter, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Aug. 7--TWO CREATIVE FORCES -- David Gordon Green, a director who's an alumnus of the N.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 6--So autobiographical were the hormones and humor of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's teen characters in "Superbad" that the men simply had to name them Seth and Evan.
- A trick or prank.