David Gordon Green‘s career really isn’t that odd. He began his journey as an indie darling, directing intimate dramas with a slightly off-kilter tone. When Pineapple Express came out in 2008, his career took a turn, not a detour. But the director’s two major studio comedies that followed the success of his stoner action-comedy divided his fans. With perhaps one exception, whatever the final result, at least he’s always experimenting behind-the-camera.
After the jump, check out a ranking of David Gordon Green’s films.
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Graph the trajectory of director David Gordon Green’s career and you’ll probably get a linear, downward slope, where the X-axis is “Time” and the Y-axis is “How Highbrow His Movies Are.” Once known for atmospheric drama/thrillers like Undertow and Snow Angels, Green hit the big time with the stoner comedy Pineapple Express. His latest film, Your Highness, arrives in theaters today and seems to represent Green’s deepening exploration into base, gross-out humor and violence.
Did Your Highness thrill you with its medieval adventures? Did it make you laugh with its horrible accents and its anachronistic banter between stars James Franco and Danny McBride? Let us know in the comments, and assume SPOILERS lie after the break.
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I still can’t quite believe that Your Highness exists. A raunchy sword and sorcery stoner movie from the guy who directed the arthouse fave George Washington and starring Best Actress Oscar winner Natalie Portman? Pure lunacy. (Yeah, it sucks that Universal passed on At the Mountains of Madness, but you can’t say the studio isn’t willing to take chances, looking at movies like this.)
We’ve seen one red-band and one regular trailer for Your Highness. Now there is a new red-band clip that features more vulgraity, more half-naked Natalie Portman and several other fully unclad women. Check it out after the break. Read More »
We thought global warming was heating up the planet, but really it’s Hollywood. They’re making it summer all year long. The first weekend of May is generally considered the beginning of the summer movie season but, as those three months got more and more crowded, that date slowly crept into late April. Now, 2011 changes that like never before.
So many potential blockbusters staked their claim on prime May, June and July 2011 release dates, in some cases, years in advance, Hollywood was forced to change its thinking more than usual. For the next two months, each and every weekend has at least one or two films that, in the past, would have easily been considered summer blockbusters and it all begins this Friday, March 4. So, is it crazy to say that the summer of 2011 begins in March? We don’t think so. Look at the list of films opening between this week and Thor on May 6 and tell us that, in almost any other year, these movies would not be considered summer blockbusters. Read More »
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In November, Universal Pictures has released a restricted NSFW Red Band Movie Trailer for Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green‘s fantasy comedy Your Highness, which stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, and Toby Jones. Today they have finally released a green band trailer (you will notice some digital enhancements…)
Ben Best wrote the script with McBride, which tells the story of “an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom.” Franco plays Bride’s relatively more heroic brother, Zooey Deschanel is his bride, and Portman is a warrior princess who is love interest for McBride. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now and check out the first movie poster. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Here’s a new image from David Gordon Green‘s Your Highness, which shows off the core cast of Natalie Portman, Danny McBride, James Franco and Zooey Deschanel. The ‘all audiences’ trailer for the film will hit tomorrow (we’ve seen a red band trailer already) so consider this a little advance look. Read More »
Universal Pictures has released a new restricted NSFW Red Band Movie Trailer for Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green‘s fantasy comedy Your Highness, which stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, and Toby Jones. Ben Best wrote the script with McBride, which tells the story of “an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom.” Franco plays Bride’s relatively more heroic brother, Zooey Deschanel is his bride, and Portman is a warrior princess who is love interest for McBride.
Not only is the trailer not safe for work, but at three and a half minutes, it’s also well longer than the normal theatrical trailer. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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We have a bunch of new release date announcements/changes to report on, including the Kevin James comedy The Zookeeper, the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt thriller The Adjustment Bureau, the 2010 Sundance sensation Catfish, David Gordon Green‘s medieval comedy Your Highness, the James Cameron-produced Sanctum 3D, Ron Howard‘s comedy Cheaters, and The Night Chronicles: Devil. All the details, after the jump.
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