By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn August 6, 2008 at 5:42AM
Sometimes it seems like that seemingly innocuous gang from North Carolina School of the Arts have quietly conquered American movies -- but, judging by the major releases of the next two weeks, it appears to be more like an overt invasion. David Gordon Green makes his studio debut today with Pineapple Express, which co-stars a hilariously bumbling Danny McBride...who brings his vulgar verbal talents to Tropic Thunder next week. McBride, it turns out, helped DGG land the Pineapple gig. And while I don't have the frame of reference that others possess when it comes to evaluating this nascent success story, I did get the chance to interview Danny in midtown Manhattan earlier this week, and the results of our conversation are now available at Premiere. Check it!