Trailer Watch: New Pineapple Express trailer

AOL Movies has added a very funny new trailer for David Gordon Green’s Pineapple Express, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. (For some reason the embed code is fucking up my site, so you’ll have to click over, sorry.) It’s our best look so far at the film’s plot (a stoner witnesses a murder that the police may have been involved with, so he and his dealer go on the run from the law), and we get enough glimpses of Green’s fantastic shot framing (as seen in his more down to earth dramas like All the Real Girls and Snow Angels) and terrific soundtrack choices that I finally have a good idea why he would bother making this kind of movie. Considering most directors in the genre are content to plop down their cameras and let the actors bring the funny, this could very well be the best-shot dumb comedy ever made.

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Posted on March 13, 2008 at 14:35 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: Trailers

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  1. Written by Caolan
    on 2008-03-13 at 16:08
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    God, I’m so excited about this movie. It’s like a stoner comedy that’s actually sort of creative. And I like both of the guys that are playing the leads, so I have a lot of hope for it.

  2. Written by BrianMojo
    on 2008-03-13 at 18:28
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    This movie doesn’t strike me as a stoner comedy, actually. It strikes me as a dark comedy noir more than anything. Also, the scene where the guy gets killed looks like it’s lifted right out of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. Which isn’t actually a bad thing.

    That said, I really, really hope they don’t end up remaking Suspiria, even if it looks like Green could handle it.

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