Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg talk with John Horn of the Los Angeles Times about their directorial debut, This Is the End. The long-time collaborators tapped their famous friends and added big visual effects all on a fraction of what many studio films are made for. Now it's looking like a hit.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Matthew Garrahan of the Financial Times joins Kim Masters to banter about this week's top entertainment news stories.
- Man of Steel is poised to be the biggest blockbuster of the Summer with huge predictions for its opening weekend.
- Steven Spielberg and George Lucas recently spoke at USC about how the future of the movie business is doomed.
- Newscorp splits into two -- the entertainment division and the publications -- just as Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, file for divorce.
- Revenge of the Hollywood interns -- two men who worked as interns on Fox Searchlight's Black Swan win a lawsuit.
John Horn of the Los Angeles Times talks with long-time collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The two started writing together as 13-year-old boys in Vancouver, Canada, where they dreamed up the story for what was to become their biggest hit film, the 2007 Superbad. Now they have a number of movies under their belt as writers and producers including the cancer comedy, 50-50, and the failed superhero movie, The Green Hornet. They talk with Horn about making their directorial debut, This Is the End, how they got some raunchy comedy past the MPAA ratings board and how how they learned they need to make R-rated movies on small budgets.
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