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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...

2008-08-07 06:00:27

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. School of the Arts, and Judd Apatow, a producer responsible for some of the best comedies of the past few years -- join forces in Pineapple Express, a lively action-comedy about slackers on the run. Seth Rogen and James Franco, who played stoner buddies in the terrific high-school comedy-drama Freaks & Geeks (on which Apatow was an executive...

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...

2008-06-20 12:00:00

By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 20--(C+) Steve Carell has always been a master of implosion. He's at his pungent, original best suggesting currents of thought and feeling roiling right beneath the surface and also running deep, so when he lets them out the effect is cathartic, funny and revelatory all at the same time. Carell smooching Catherine Keener endlessly in The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a contemporary comic milestone, kicky and true. And he was keenly sympathetic as the...

2008-06-16 09:00:44

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Steve Carell pops out of his hotel suite to greet a reporter. Wearing well-tread sneakers, jeans and a modest sports coat, he could be anyone: your accountant, your neighbor, your college roommate. What he doesn't look like, or act like, is a top-line comedy star. The head of "The Office" on NBC, the surprise star of big movies both sublime ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin") and regrettable ("Evan Almighty"), he says he still feels like a stranger in a strange land of fame....

2006-06-08 03:01:01

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Steve Carell is looking at a big raise when he returns to "The Office" in the fall. Sources said the per-episode fee for "The Office" star will more than double next season to the neighborhood of $175,000. He also is said to be looking at a flexible filming schedule with two hiatuses to accommodate his burgeoning feature career. The renegotiated terms of Carell's deal do not include extending the duration of his original...

2006-02-22 22:50:28

By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Anne Hathaway, currently on screen as Jake Gyllenhaal's icy wife in "Brokeback Mountain," is joining the cast of Universal Pictures' "Knocked Up." The actress is set to star opposite Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in the Judd Apatow romantic comedy. Apatow is writing, producing and directing the movie, which follows a twentysomething guy who finds out he impregnated his one-night stand. The picture will be...

2006-02-06 04:26:20

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A few nights before their union handed out its annual awards, seven Writers Guild Award nominees adopted tones in keeping with the spirit of their respective films as they gathered at a panel session in Beverly Hills Thursday. It was mostly serious stuff, punctuated by comic relief from Judd Apatow, writer-director of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." "Brokeback Mountain" co-screenwriter and producer Diana Ossana, said some of her own...

2005-12-22 15:46:09

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cast of "Lost," ABC's hit drama of air crash survivors marooned on a mysterious island, have won one battle -- they beat a 40-year-old virgin and King Kong's girlfriend for the title of 'Entertainer of the Year." Entertainment Weekly named what it called a group of "treasured islanders," the cast of "Lost," as its Entertainer of the Year, calling the show one of the "biggest cult breakouts since The X-Files." In second place was Steve Carell, the star of...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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