Screen Junkies » Harold and Kumar http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:42:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The 7 Greatest Drug Abusing Duos Of All Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-7-greatest-drug-abusing-duos-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-7-greatest-drug-abusing-duos-of-all-time/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:00:47 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244028 Drugs are bad, but these movies are good.

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is coming to a Blu-ray player near you, but drug abuse is no laughing matter. Well, OK, In movies, drug abuse is sometimes a laughing matter, at least if these characters are involved. They make us laugh, they make us cry, they might even get us a contact high (whoa – that, like, rhymes). Just don’t try to use them as a reference for a job application. Here are seven of the greatest drug-abusing duos of in cinema history.

Cheech and Chong

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are one of the most famous comedy duos in history. They would probably scoff at being called drug abusers – how can you call it abuse when the relationship is so harmonious, man? – but their status as one of the great drug using duos of all time is unquestionable.

Nick and Nora Charles

Alcohol is a kind of drug, right? And nobody ever drank better than the elegant super-sleuth and his even-more elegant wife in the Thin Man movies from the 1930s and 40s. They don’t get drunk, per se – just tipsy enough to see everything clearly and to keep the banter flowing. The movies’ treatment of what we now refer to as “alcoholism” might not be politically correct by today’s standards, but they’re still the most fun you can have without drinking.

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‘Harold & Kumar’ Was Crude, Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, And Enjoyable http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/harold-kumar-was-crude-racist-sexist-and-homophobic-so-i-enjoyed-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/harold-kumar-was-crude-racist-sexist-and-homophobic-so-i-enjoyed-it/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:42:34 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235211 Not a bad flick, provided you're a bad person.

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What can you say about A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas? By the time you reach the third installment of a comedy franchise, you pretty much know what to expect. This film is no exception. Drug use, nudity, racially offensive humor and all the other things you loved or hated from the first two films are here, as is the usual cast of side characters (NPH, anyone?). So the real question isn’t “is this film good?” but rather “do I like juvenile, offensive humor?” Since you’re on this site, I’m going to guess you answered yes to that question. As such, you can do a lot worse than A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.

While I did enjoy the film, there’s no sense in pretending it was a masterpiece. There are times when the plot becomes overly sappy, and focuses too much on the strained relationship of Harold & Kumar. I know some semblance of a story is necessary even in a stoner comedy, but why drag it out in a film like this? We know they are going to patch things up from the moment we realize there’s a conflict, so there’s no need for sappy, sentimental monologues about friendship.

Another problem I had with the film was the nudity. There wasn’t enough. This is already an R-rated movie, so why pull punches? There were several times where I found myself wondering “Why isn’t she getting topless?” Before you throw a rock at my face, keep in mind I’m not talking about a random female actress playing a waitress. I’m talking about actresses involved in the film’s various sex scenes. If this was almost any other movie, I wouldn’t be acting like such a sexist pig. But this is a Harold & Kumar sequel, so I don’t feel out of line having these expectations.

But those minor (and stupid) points aside, I have no real complaints about this film. Yes, it’s sexist, racially insensitive garbage, but that’s what it sets out to be. Besides, in my opinion, a talking, self-aware, waffle-making robot (which this film prominently features) makes up for anything in the politically incorrect department. So if you’re in the mood for some cheap, often twisted laughs, check it out (or save some cash, and watch it on Netflix in a few months).

But if you’ve uttered the phrase “that’s offensive” any time in the pas 24 hours, go watch Stuck Between Stations. Also, lighten the f*ck up.

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9 Greatest Movie Weed Dealers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-greatest-movie-weed-dealers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-greatest-movie-weed-dealers/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:44:21 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207949 If you're not a smoker, I apologize in advance for the poor grammar.

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It’s 4-20! And you know what that means: Hitler‘s birthday! But since my boss is a huge pussy when in comes to genocidal dictators, I’ll skip the whole “Greatest Hitler Movie” list and focus on the 9 greatest movie weed dealers. If you’re a smoker, now might be a great time to light up. And if you’re not a smoker, I apologize in advance for the poor grammar. Now, on to the dealers.

Big Worm – Friday

Bradley’s a great guy to know if you’re looking for weed. He’s also a huge help if you’re in the mood for bad poetry or Phish records. However, I wouldn’t ask him to remember the combination to your safe.

Dante – Grandma’s Boy

Dante isn’t the smartest drug dealer on this list. But who needs “smarts” when you have the king of the jungle on your side?

Ricky Fitts – American Beauty

Ricky Fitts is a drug dealing teenager who befriends his middle-aged neighbor. Unfortunately, Ricky’s father misinterprets their friendship, and suspects the pair of having a homosexual affair. Wackiness ensues, and by “wackiness,” I mean (spoiler alert) homicide. Man, if anyone needs to chill out and smoke a joint, it’s Ricky’s dad.

Jay and Silent Bob – Clerks

Jay and Silent Bob have appeared in numerous films, but Clerks is still my favorite. It’s not that the other films aren’t funny. But for me, Clerks rings the most true. The characters really seem like two douche bags you might run into while stopping at the Circle K.

Mr. Nice Guy – Half Baked

Mr. Nice Guy isn’t an actual drug dealer, but rather a front for a group of friends selling weed. The group starts selling as a way to raise money to help get their friend out of jail. But their superior product soon gains some high-profile clients, including a rapper named Sir Smokes-a-Lot. This doesn’t sit well with Samson Simpson, an established drug dealer looking to protect his turf.

George Jung – Blow

George Jung might have grown into the biggest cocaine dealer in the country. But he didn’t start out on top. No, he began his career as a lowly weed dealer. See kids, work hard, and you can achieve anything.

Strawberry – Up in Smoke

Cheech & Chong are known for their love of weed. But where do they get their supply? From Tom Skerritt, of course. In the film, Skerritt plays Strawberry, the drug dealing cousin of Pedro (a.k.a. Cheech). He’s a great source for herb, assuming he’s not having one of his Vietnam flashbacks. Veterans’ groups must have loved this scene.

Red – Pineapple Express

Saul might have more screen time in Pineapple Express, but Red is the more memorable of the two drug dealers. Maybe I just have a soft spot for Danny McBride, but any character that bakes cakes for his dead cat’s birthday is A-OK in my book.

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Paula Garces http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/paula-garces/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/paula-garces/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:58:20 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=207053 You might recognize Paula Garces from her role as Maria, John Cho's ongoing object of affection in the Harold and Kumar series.

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You might recognize Paula Garces from her role as Maria, John Cho‘s ongoing object of affection in the Harold and Kumar series. That was hardly her first first major gig, but it was the one that put her on the map for members of the 18-35 male demographic everywhere. She also appeared on “The Shield” for two years, and most recently showed up in an episode of “The Good Wife.”

A word from Paula: “Hey, do you want to stick around for a while?”

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Danny Trejo, Tom Lennon Join Cast of ‘Harold & Kumar 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/danny-trejo-tom-lennon-join-cast-of-harold-kumar-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/danny-trejo-tom-lennon-join-cast-of-harold-kumar-3/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Good news for pot heads everywhere! The cast for the next installment of the Harold and Kumar series has been announced. Aside from returning cast members Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris, some impressive names are joining the film's roster. Joining the "Harold & Kumar" ensemble are Tom Lennon ("17 Again," TV's "Reno 911") and Danny Trejo ("Grindhouse"). Rounding out the new film cast are Amir Blumenfeld (TV's "Pranked," CollegeHumor.com), David Burtka (TV's "How I Met Your Mother"), Fred Melamed ("A Serious Man"), Patton Oswalt ("The Informant!") and Richard Riehle ("Halloween II"). Part 3 takes place six years after the last film, and centers around the duo's attempts to replace Harold's father's beloved Christmas tree, which was accidentally set ablaze by Kumar. For those of you who are too stoned to keep up with such a complex plot, not to worry. The film is being shot in 3D, which means all you'll have to do is sit back and look at the cool shapes and colors racing toward your face. What an age we live in! (Coming Soon)

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Good news for pot heads everywhere! The cast for the next installment of the Harold and Kumar series has been announced. Aside from returning cast members Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris, some impressive names are joining the film’s roster.

Joining the "Harold & Kumar" ensemble are Tom Lennon ("17 Again," TV’s "Reno 911") and Danny Trejo ("Grindhouse"). Rounding out the new film cast are Amir Blumenfeld (TV’s "Pranked," CollegeHumor.com), David Burtka (TV’s "How I Met Your Mother"), Fred Melamed ("A Serious Man"), Patton Oswalt ("The Informant!") and Richard Riehle ("Halloween II").

Part 3 takes place six years after the last film, and centers around the duo’s attempts to replace Harold’s father’s beloved Christmas tree, which was accidentally set ablaze by Kumar. For those of you who are too stoned to keep up with such a complex plot, not to worry. The film is being shot in 3D, which means all you’ll have to do is sit back and look at the cool shapes and colors racing toward your face.

What an age we live in! (Coming Soon)

 

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‘Harold & Kumar’ to Light Up Screens Once More http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harold-kumar-to-light-up-screens-once-more/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harold-kumar-to-light-up-screens-once-more/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Everyone's favorite stoners (besides Cheech & Chong; Spiccoli; the guys in Half-Baked; Chris Tucker's Smokey; The Dude; Method Man and Redman; the Pineapple Expressers; Jay and Silent Bob; the guy with the hat in Dazed and Confused; Kristen Stewart; Tenacious D; Snoop Dogg; Doug Benson; and Brenda Blethyn in Saving Grace) Harold & Kumar are gearing up for another big screen adventure.  The sequel will be Christmas-themed and marks the return of Kal Penn to Hollywood, after he joined forces with Obama as the associate director of Made-Up Position.Producers are seriously considering releasing the film in 3D, because if there's one thing their target audience (guys who work the night-shift at Carvel) have, it's $25 for a movie ticket. (Deadline)

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Everyone’s favorite stoners (besides Cheech & Chong; Spiccoli; the guys in Half-Baked; Chris Tucker‘s Smokey; The Dude; Method Man and Redman; the Pineapple Expressers; Jay and Silent Bob; the guy with the hat in Dazed and Confused; Kristen Stewart; Tenacious D; Snoop Dogg; Doug Benson; and Brenda Blethyn in Saving Grace) Harold & Kumar are gearing up for another big screen adventure.  The sequel will be Christmas-themed and marks the return of Kal Penn to Hollywood, after he joined forces with Obama as the associate director of Made-Up Position.

Producers are seriously considering releasing the film in 3D, because if there’s one thing their target audience (guys who work the night-shift at Carvel) have, it’s $25 for a movie ticket. (Deadline)

 

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