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Pineapple Express – The Panel

comiccon01.gif The Pineapple Express panel was moderated by producer Judd Apatow. On the panel was director David Gordon Green, writer Evan Goldberg and cast members Amber Heard, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen and James Franco.

“Can we combine a weed movie with a Jerry Bruckheimer action movie?” Was the rhetorical question offered by Apatow.

The crowd was shown some clips of the movie and let in on the fact that a lot of the dialog was improv. Seth Rogen was totally on the whole panel. A fan asked about the script to the movie being leaked early on the internet.

“If you want to read it – you’re an idiot. Because you can watch it – its a movie.” Said Rogen.

The thing that struck us was that the panel was very much like all Apatow movies: Seth Rogen was funny, he talked about his balls a lot and the gorgeous blond female stock character was a one dimensional prop. There’s your synopsis.

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LA Film Festival: Anne Thompson Recommends

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Anne Thompson, now at Variety, picks the must-see films at the LA Film Festival.

(The website uses annoying pop-up screens, so links can’t go directly to the film, so sorry.)

Well, obviously I want to see the opening night film from Kasi Lemmons, Talk to Me, which already has a studio subsid distributor, Focus Features.

Joshua was a Sundance hit that I want to catch up with.

And anything by Danny Boyle is a must-see, so Sunshine is also on my list.

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