Monday, March 16, 2009

James Franco, let's meet at Starbucks?

So this weekend, my bro and I had a James Franco double feature consisting of Milk and Pineapple Express, and I am obsessed with this young fellow. Seriously, this guy is amazing. If you haven't seen Milk or Pineapple Express, you might know him as Harry Osborn (the bad guy) in Spiderman or Tristan from Tristan & Isolde. Or you might have seen him in that Starbucks in Washington Square Park on Wednesday nights.

But how you can stalk James Franco is not the point of this post. I wanted to share with you how perfect Milk is. I cried. And I really don't cry at movies, because they aren't real. But I was scared, and happy, and angry, and annoyed all within two hours, so yeah, I shed some tears. The movie is about Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay man to hold a public office in California. He created one of the first pushes for gay rights in California and across the country.

 "What set Harvey apart from you or me was that he was a visionary. He imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it for real, for all of us." -Anne Kronenberg, Milk's last campaign manager

As for Pineapple Express, it's a total stoner flick. Some parts are undoubtedly funny, but if you're looking for a laugh, the fight scenes drag and are much too plentiful. Maybe if I were a stoner, I would like movies like this more? I would suggest Grandma's Boy if you like funny movies centered around weed. Also, Superbad or Knocked Up are both better than Pineapple Express. Better yet, rent a season of Weeds. Mary Louise Parker may be the most suburban name ever, but she's one hilarious pot peddling homemaker. 

PS There's this part at the end of Pineapple Express where they talk about getting a broken heart best friends necklaces, but they would need three pieces. We totally have this necklace. Which is why that was definitely the best scene in the movie.
This is a horrible quality clip, but you get the idea.

1 comment:

  1. I want the middle part.. it'll be crooked on both sides..
    [at least I think that's what he said]