Seth Rogen Celebrates 10 Years of 'Pineapple Express' With These Insane Facts About the Movie

Seth Rogen Celebrates 10 Years of 'Pineapple Express' With These Insane Facts About the Movie

The best stoner movies incorporate comedy, tragedy, romance, drama and uh……. o yea, weed! 

From the grandfathers of bud, Cheech and Chong, and their film enterprise, to the great munchies adventure, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, to the cult-classic Smiley Face with its undeniably strong female lead — there is undoubtedly something for everyone when it comes to stoner flicks.

It’s hard to believe that one of our favorites, the hilarious Pineapple Express, has already been around for a decade. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary, real-world stoner (and actor and co-writer of the movie), Seth Rogen, took to his Twitter to share some fun facts about the movie. 

Highlights include the rolling of cross-joints, plenty of on-set injuries, Kanye, Stormy Daniels’ cameo as Red’s ex, and more.

So grab your papers, roll a fatty, and scroll on through to see some of our favorite inside scoops from the movie.

First of all, Pineapple Express was not the name of a strain at the time of the film’s release. In fact, Pineapple Express was a meteorological term used in Hawaii.

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No one on set was capable of rolling the gorgeous cross joints James Franco’s character calls “the apex of the vortex of joint engineering.” So the writers had to step in.

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Proving that these actors were almost as clumsy at the characters they portrayed, a bunch of injuries went down on set.

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Stormy Daniels made a cameo, nearly a decade before her recent media … um, storm. 

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No stranger to blockbuster hits, Stormy also had credited appearances on Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Seth reveals in Vanity Fair that Stormy might have opened up to him about some of the stuff she’s been in the news for lately.

Seth and James were supposed to have each other’s roles. But in typical stoner fashion, whatever.

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We finally find out why it is exactly that Red never dies.

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Remember that scene where Danny is tied up to a chair? Turns out the poor guy was stuck there all day.

Seth did pretty much all his own stunts. When someone on Twitter asked if the rumor that Seth was so hungover this day that he vomited before shooting the scene, he removed all doubt with a “Haha. That’s true.”

We learned that car companies apparently have a say in the movie scenes their cars are used for.

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Did you start calling your schwag “Snicklefritz” after Pineapple Express? Now you can learn the history of the term, and it has nothing to do with bud.

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The movie was anticipated to be such a hit that even Kanye West got in on the premiere. “Kanye came to the premiere of Pineapple Express,” Seth proudly tweeted. 

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Director Judd Apatow chimed in to Seth’s thread to reveal that someone else had auditioned to play the role of a drug dealer.

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Recognize him? None other than Breaking Bad‘s protagonist Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston. According to his tweet, Judd had him do a table read, but didn’t think he’d be scary enough to play a convincing dealer.

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Which surprised us and shocked a lot of Twitter.

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Although picturing Bryan as Walter White as the dealer in Pineapple Express is the kind of mashup dreams are made of, we do love the movie just the way it is. 

And the fact that it came out 10 years ago means it’s definitely time for a rewatch. Happy birthday, Pineapple Express!

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People Are Furious Dumbledore Isn't Openly Gay In The New 'Fantastic Beasts' Movie

In 2007, during an appearance at Carnegie Hall, J.K. Rowling surprised fans by saying that Albus Dumbledore is a gay man.

“I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was,” she said.

Some bigots mourned, but who cares about them. Many more rejoiced! Having queer representation in media really important to the LGBTQ community. Too bad there weren’t any explicit references to it in the actual text, but okay.

Ten years later, and fans are a little sick and tired of just “knowing” Dumbledore is gay; they want to see an actual love story, or something. And it’s the perfect opportunity, because his life as a young wizard out on the town is being presented on film in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them series. We will literally see Dumbledore chasing Grindelwald around. Something’s bound to happen, right? Nope.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director of The Crimes of Grindelwald, David Yates, responded to a question of whether or not Dumbledore will be seen as gay by saying, “Not explicitly.”

He continued, “But I think all the fans are aware of that. He had a very intense relationship with Grindelwald when they were young men. They fell in love with each other’s ideas, and ideology and each other.”

Okay.

Fans have pretty much had it with the queer baiting:

Like, they hate it for logical fallacies as well as the hints of discrimination:

But lots of people are defending Yates and the story’s progression. Including J.K. Rowling, who is like, “Don’t @ me.”

Others are saying that the relationship between Grindelwald and Dumbledore might be addressed in the next installment. or maybe the one after that? Who knows, the future is unclear!

But the point should be made that no one has seen proof of Dumbledore’s sexuality in the actual books or movies yet, and they want the receipts.

May both Yates and Rowling discover a magical new world called 2018 extremely soon.

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Netflix Has Hidden Movie Categories And You Can Use A Secret Code To Access Them

You’ve logged thousands of hours into Netflix and chill…well…not really so much the chill part, but you’ve definitely binge-watched your fair share of shows. That’s cool. But what happens once you’re done watching stuff that’s actually good? It’s not secret that Netflix is brimming with shit titles; most of them cheap imitations of popular films. Finding something you want to watch can get kind of intimidating, and the pre-set movie categories seem a bit limiting. 

But what if you could browse other, more specific categories? 

Well by inputting these secret codes, your quest for finding something to watch on Netflix will become a little easier. Heck, you might even up your Netflix and Chill game in the process

Netflix has a ridiculous amount of titles, but it’s nearly impossible to just browse them all. So get access to new categories with this nifty trick.

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When you go into the Netflix website you’ll get a URL with a number at the end.

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That number is the key to finding new lists. If you play around with it, you can find more specific movie titles with lists that match your tastes that are more specific than the “subgenres” option. 

Some examples of custom lists arePeriod Pieces, andvisually awesome kids movies, for ages 5-7? The possibilities are endless withthis list.

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It provides a list of codes for tons of categories that aren’t offered by default. Depending on how crazy you want to get with it, you can also mess around with number combinations to find even more esoteric lists. Happy hacking. 

Action & Adventure (1365) 

Anime (7424) 

Children & Family Movies (783) 

Classic Movies (31574) 

Comedies (6548) 

Cult Movies (7627) 

Documentaries (6839) 

Dramas (5763) 

Faith & Spirituality (26835) 

Foreign Movies (7462) 

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977) 

Horror Movies (8711) 

Independent Movies (7077) 

Music (1701) 

Musicals (13335) 

Romantic Movies (8883) 

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492) 

Sports Movies (4370) 

Thrillers (8933) 

TV Shows (83) 

And if you want to get REALLY granular, you can browse a very, very specific list here, courtesy of Ogres-Crypt.

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People Are Raging Over This Magazine's Cover Photo Of The Upcoming Ghostbuster Movie

Total Film, a popular UK based film monthly magazine, is in hot water with fans of a movie that is no stranger to controversy.

In case you haven’t had access to the internet for the past year, the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot reimagines the original paranormal investigation and extermination troop as women, which turned out to be the equivalent of lighting a fire and running. (Or getting the UK out of the EU and then resigning from your post. Same thing, really.)

While some people have expressed creative concerns with the upcoming film:

Others simply can’t wrap their heads around the movie having female leads:

It’s no surprise then, that the Twittersphere ignited with anger once people got a glimpse of Total Film’s latest cover, which has Chris Hemsworth, a who plays a supporting character in the movie as their secretary, is front and center on the cover of the magazine.

Total Film’s editor-in-chief, Jane Crowther, responded to the accusations in an interview with Metro:

“This film has attracted ugly criticism from the get-go and I was always determined to put a female-led blockbuster on Total Film’s cover. We supported the film from the beginning and interviewed everyone for this feature –  director, Paul Feig, the leads (Wiig, McCarthy, Jones and McKinnon) and Hemsworth. And our feature frankly discusses the sexism and backlash against the film with all those we talked to. Not sexist at all – but if it gets people talking about, and more aware of, sexism – and gets bums on seats for a female-led summer blockbuster all to the good.”

It’s safe to say that the magazine didn’t intent to play into the misogynistic attitude that has been following the film since its announcement, but you can see how initial observations would have people think otherwise.

In May, a campaign launched by trolls with wifi access was successful in making the trailer for the new Ghostbusters film the least liked in YouTube history.  

With less than two weeks until the film’s nationwide debut and reviews still to come, you can expect the misogynistic mudslingers to catch their second wind soon enough.

Ghostbusters will be in theaters nationwide on July 15th, 2016.

h/t metro

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