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Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Pineapple Express 2' (aka 'This Is The End')

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 1:00 PM
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Today is April Fool's Day, a holiday marked by lots of unfunny and terrible jokes floating around the internet trying to gotcha people. This isn't one of them. Instead, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride and their pals have used April 1st to drop the trailer for the highly anticipated "Pineapple Express" sequel... okay, not really...

Seth Rogen To Co-Direct & Star In Assassination Comedy 'The Interview,' James Franco Eyed For Lead Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 2:25 PM
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While Hollywood marriages don't last, it seems bromances are forever. Seth Rogen and James Franco, forever hitched since Daniel and Ken walked into our lives in "Freaks & Geeks," have collaborated on a handful of projects including "Pineapple Express," "The Green Hornet," "Knocked Up" and this summer's apocalypse comedy "This Is The End." The latter was Rogen's first co-directing gig, along with writing partner Evan Goldberg, and it seems that not only did he like the experience, so did Sony.

Casting: Rose Byrne Tackles ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ & ‘Townies,’ Bella Heathcote Joins Hugh Grant Rom-Com & Amy Ryan Lands ‘Birdman’

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • March 15, 2013 5:05 PM
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“Damages” star and “Bridesmaids” queen bee Rose Byrne is in negotiations for two major movie projects – Warner Bros.’s “This is Where I Leave You” and Universal’s “Townies.” In the Shawn Levy-directed and Jonathan Tropper-written “This is Where I Leave You,” the Aussie actress joins an ensemble cast that currently includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver (HBO’s “Girls”), Kathryn Hahn, and Jane Fonda.

Seth Rogen & Kristen Wiig Will Guest On 'Arrested Development' Season 4

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 20, 2013 9:02 AM
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The date may have drifted out of awareness, or alternately been plaguing every thought since its announcement, but the return of “Arrested Development” nonetheless lies only a few short months away in May. That means more hints as to what we can expect from Mitch Hurwitz and co. for season four, starting with a few name guest stars joining in on the madness. Minor spoilers below.

Watch: Seth Rogen & Paul Rudd Pitch Bob Odenkirk In Samsung Super Bowl Spot

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 1, 2013 11:46 AM
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As usual, every year when the Super Bowl comes around, the ads that air during the big game wind up becoming one of the bigger talking points with everybody the next day. A recent trend for some of these advertisers lately has been airing commercials that tease their upcoming commercials that will air during the Super Bowl. Yes, commercials teasing about future commercials, what a concept. Samsung has decided to join in on this trend, but at least their teaser is amusing and features Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Bob Odenkirk.

Review: 'The Guilt Trip' An Underdeveloped, Clichéd Road Trip Comedy Without Much Gas

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2012 6:40 PM
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There are at least two movies opening this holiday season which seem like they were stolen from the script vault at Touchstone Pictures, circa 1992. The first, "Parental Guidance," features the heavyweight one-two punch of Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, concerns grandparents outwitted by their grandkids, and could play snugly in a double feature alongside "Father of the Bride Part II." And opening this week is "The Guilt Trip," another movie that tries to wring guffaws out of a similarly super-tired idea (taking a cross-country road trip with your unbelievably stereotypical and annoying Jewish mother).

Watch: Red Band Clip For Seth Rogen's Apocalypse Comedy 'This Is The End'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 3:57 PM
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"The End Of The World" is coming, and no, we're not talking about the Mayan nonsense that has tinfoil hat types stocking up on batteries and water. We're talking about Seth Rogen's directorial debut (he shares the chair with longtime writing collaborator Evan Goldberg, and yes, they both penned the script), the apocalypse comedy that's now called "This Is The End." And the first red band spot is here.

Watch: 2 Clips From 'The Guilt Trip' With Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 6:28 PM
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A musical about grubby looking people scrabbling around a France as an uprising brews, a genre mashup about slavery, a movie about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, a picture that is literally someone dying for two hours, another one about fracking, a film about the ups and downs of turning forty...yeah, you might want to rest your brain this holiday season and Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand are here to let you do just that.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Guilt Trip' Starring Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 12:23 PM
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"This is definitely a story about a guy trying not to be really annoyed by his mother all the time," Seth Rogen told USA Today about "The Guilt Trip" that stars the "Pineapple Express" star alongside Barbra Streisand. And while that annoyance takes center stage in the first trailer for the film, overall it has a heartening, charming vibe that is hard to deny.

6 New Photos & Poster Of 'The Guilt Trip' Staring Seth Rogen And Barbra Streisand

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 2, 2012 3:33 PM
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In a moment of weakness, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) asks his widowed mom (Barbra Streisand) to join him on a work-related cross-country road trek in "The Guilt Trip." That's all the premise is and it sounds rather paper-thin, but the first clip of the film released earlier this week was surprisingly charming. 

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