If you’ve seen Pineapple Express and you saw it in theaters, chances are you got a look at Oliver Stone‘s new film W., which is, of course, the story of none other than President George W. Bush.
Although I had heard some rumblings about this film, it generally flew under my radar. I almost sh*t my pants when Is aw the trailer, as did almost everyone in the theater – a fact made evident through numerous exclamations of “what the f**k?!?” and the like.
Watch the W. trailer
I’ve been waiting in anticipation for a film like this, but I didn’t expect my anticipation to be satisfied for at least another half decade. Oliver Stone is known for the intensive research he conducts before executing a film and, frankly, that’s what surprises me.
I would have expected Stone to wait until more documents, etc. had been released from the White House (hopefully under an Obama registration) before making a film about George W. Bush. But, in reality, there is plenty of insider documentation of the Bush White House that has already been publicly published.
My educated guess is that W. will be an exploration of the man that is W. Bush. IMDB’s synopsis of the film would seem to bolster that guess:
A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush
In addition to what looks like a great premise, Josh Brolin will be playing W. and he looks like he’s really going to pull it off. Simply seeing a serious Bush in film is enough to make me curious, if not anxious to spend that dough on a movie ticket.
No release date has been set.
W. has definetely moved to the top of my “most anticipated of ’08” list.
Dir. David Gordon Green; Writ. Rogen, Goldberg, Apatow; Star. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, and Gary Cole
Another great comedy from Goldberg, Rogen, and Apatow.
I don’t think it was as funny as Superbad, but it’s the funniest movie of the summer.
Pineapple Express is like an Apatow Hot Fuzz in the building up to the conclusion. The less outlandish scenes in the beginning of the movie were the funniest. That’s where these guys’ comedic skill really shows, in the exaggeration of the relatable.
The movie is hilarious, especially in the beginning, while you watch a deadbeat Rogen and his drug dealer Franco hang around and freak out. In the end, it’s still funny, but it’s not the Apatow crew’s specialty.
Danny McBride performs greatly as Red. He really steals the show. McBride is the guy from the Fist Foot Way.
It’s good. Go see it. You should probably get stoned before hand.
Yesterday I was introduced to this little piece of webtainment featuring Michael Cera, Jack Black, Dereck Waters, and more. Could this be one of the best, if not the best, web series currently up? The answer is in the affirmative.
Here’s the link for all four of the episodes – I believe more are coming; I hope more are coming.
It is so good.
ALSO: Have you seen this? (Note: unrelated to Drunk History, but, nonehteless, very much worth watching – Rock-afire Explosion performing Usher song)
ALSO ALSO: IFC News has uploaded a video of Pineapple Express discussion panel. And here’s a 60 second clip from the film. You can see more videos from the film on RideTheExpress.
With Pineapple Express only a week away, some of you my be getting th shakes. This might tide you over: Pineapple Express game. It’s simple and fun – Donkey Kong style and you may play as either Dale of Saul.