James Franco and Seth Rogen are "Pineapple Express"-ing the hell out of their filmed montage, which Rogen and Judd Apatow wrote. It's funny as they laugh at clips from "The Reader" and "Doubt" while confusing Stellan Skarsgard in "Mamma Mia!" with Bill Nighy and Ray Winstone, which even the non-stoned do. Things turn surreal when Janusz Kaminski shows up. The trio appears live to present live-action short, which "Toyland" wins and which I did not think should win. I meant to say it will. But some kind of transposition in the print paper (and subsequently online) made suggested that I thought "Manon on the Asphalt" would win. It didn't have a shot. But it was the best of the five.
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