Video interview: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg talk THIS IS THE END… in a mall

Video interview: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg talk THIS IS THE END… in a mall


When I was recently asked to cover the Dallas red carpet premiere for THIS IS THE END which was to feature Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, I realized in that moment I hadn’t talked to them in person about a film since their work on PINEAPPLE EXPRESS in 2008. Since then Rogen has been in 12 movies, and Goldberg has written different films that were released three plus some TV work. For a couple of guys who have a reputation for stoner humor, these guys aren’t lounging around. Their new comedy THIS IS THE END is a co-directorial debut, an effort they wrote together as well. It’s a funny look at the end of the world, with Seth, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and others playing selfish and obnoxious versions of their movie star selves. Those who know the actors and their careers well will definitely enjoy the self-referential humor, which even includes a sloppily put together trailer for a PINEAPPLE EXPRESS sequel. There’s been a few occasions where I’ve covered red carpet events in Northpark Mall, one of the largest and most popular malls in Dallas, but it’s always a little weird for the talent, as they’re surrounded by mall shops and shoppers. Seth and Evan seemed to embrace the silliness of it, and as you’ll see in this interview they’re just as fun to talk to as their work is to watch. Check out the video below and tell us in the comments if you’re looking forward to the new movie.

The comedy THIS IS THE END follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

THIS IS THE END opens June 12, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.