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April Fools! Official 'Pineapple Express 2' Trailer Lands, Dunham Curates Swanberg Filmography for Criterion

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 1, 2013 at 2:01PM

Happy April Fools Day from the internet! This year's pranks include the Criterion Collection's announcement of Lena Dunham as the new creative director. Her first move as chief? All of Mumblecore maestro Joe Swanberg's films will be added to the prestigious DVD and Blu-ray company's repertoire.
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Happy April Fools Day from the internet! This year's pranks include the Criterion Collection's announcement of Lena Dunham as the new creative director. Her first move as chief? All of Mumblecore maestro Joe Swanberg's films will be added to the prestigious DVD and Blu-ray company's repertoire.

In a faux inauguration statement, Dunham mentions that Criterion will be "offering up definitive versions of some of this generation’s most pertinent pieces of work. Films like 'Autoerotic,' 'Kissing On The Mouth' and 'Silver Bullets' prove Joe as one of today’s most important voices.”

Check out this April Fools' Day "trailer" for "Pineapple Express 2," in which stoners Seth Rogen and James Franco are assigned by Danny McBride to assassinate Woody Harrelson. The teaser is actually a prank spot for writer-directors Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy "This Is the End " (June 14), in which Rogen, Franco, McBride, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson and Jay Baruchel all play themselves. Sony mounted a panel on the film at WonderCon.

This article is related to: Video, Trailers, Lena Dunham, Seth Rogen


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.