Huey Lewis Performs The Title Track For ‘Pineapple Express’

2 07 2008

Ever since I saw Back to the Future (my all-time favorite movie), I’ve been in love with Huey Lewis & The News. Every time I hear “The Power of Love,” it takes me back to 1985. Two years before I was born. That’s how awesome that song is. And then there was the axe-wielding Christian Bale, dancing to “Hip to be Square” before smashing the axe into Jared Leto’s face in American Psycho.

Huey Lewis is pretty much a staple in 80s popular culture, for me at least. Now, it seems as though he and the News could be making a triumphant return in 2008. The Myspace page for Pineapple Express is currently hosting the title track to the film, which is performed by Huey Lewis & The FREAKIN’ News, along with the rest of the film’s soundtrack.

Now, I’m not the biggest fan of stoner movies, but I’ve had a soft spot for Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Judd Apatow ever since Freaks & Geeks, so I think that combining them with Huey Lewis & The News should make for, at the very least, an exciting opening opening title sequence and/or car chase. I’m staying optimistic about the film as a whole. After all, I’ve loved everything they’ve put out so far. From The 40-Year-Old Virgin to Superbad. My fingers are crossed.

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‘Elementary, My Dear Watson’: Hollywood Tackles Super-Sleuth, Sherlock Holmes (Twice)

2 07 2008

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Guy Ritchie (dir. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels; Snatch) would be directing a film about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective, Sherlock Holmes. Think about that. Let it digest a little bit. Guy Ritchie. Sherlock Holmes. God knows what the hell is going to come of that. One can only imagine. I don’t know if I’m prepared to make a decision about that yet.

However, I imagine it being exponentially better than what Columbia Pictures and Judd Apatow have in mind. Apparently, Columbia plans to release a comedy about Detective Holmes and his trusty side-kick, Watson starring Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Sweeney Todd) and Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Talladega Nights) respectively. Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) is currently penning the script.

Who knows when this monstrosity will be released. All I know is Will Ferrell is spreading through Hollywood like cancer and must be stopped at any cost.