Tag Archives: David Gordon Green

Our Brand is Crisis

MAY THE BEST CAMPAIGN WIN.  Legendary political consultant Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) reluctantly agrees to assist the failing campaign of an unlikable presidential contender in Bolivia. A comedy-drama based on the 2005 documentary of the same title that followed James Carville’s involvement in Bolivian politics. A fictionalized version of him is amusingly played by Billy … Continue reading Our Brand is Crisis

Prince Avalanche

Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother (Emile Hirsch) spend the summer together repainting traffic lines along a highway in an area ravaged by wildfire. A return to the indie scene for Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green. A remake of 2011 Icelandic film Either Way, this one puts two very different people together in an … Continue reading Prince Avalanche

Your Highness

BEST. QUEST. EVER. When a virgin that his dashing brother (James Franco) is about to marry is kidnapped by a sorcerer, slacker Thadeous (Danny McBride) joins the quest to save her. A fantasy comedy from the Pineapple Express (2008) director who reunites with both Franco and McBride. The movie is wrapped in silliness; some of … Continue reading Your Highness

Pineapple Express

PUT THIS IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT. When process server and stoner Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) accidentally witnesses a murder, he and his drug dealer (James Franco) take it on the lam. This surprisingly hilarious comedy offers the same buddy-buddy ingredients as in co-writer Judd Apatow’s own movies and fuses them successfully with what might … Continue reading Pineapple Express