Screen Junkies » john cho http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:59:28 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘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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W…T…F?: The ‘Harold And Kumar Christmas’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/there-is-no-point-in-trying-to-describe-the-harold-and-kumar-christmas-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/there-is-no-point-in-trying-to-describe-the-harold-and-kumar-christmas-trailer/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:56:41 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=224227 There's a lot of stuff going on here. You best just take it all in and not ask any questions

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The trailer for A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas is here, and words fail me. Claymation, NPH, beer pong, spiked drinks, Santa assassinations, a Radio City Music hall spectacular, and, of course, penises getting stuck to frozen poles in the vein of A Christmas Story.

There’s really not much to discuss here, as the trailer consists of a full-fledged visual assault (which will undoubtedly be exacerbated by the fact that it’s in 3D).

If you’re on the fence, I guess the only thing that I can share with you to help you make up your mind is when Neil Patrick Harris tells a girl who thought he was gay,”I am gay. Gay for that pussy.”

I know what my pickup line is for the rest of the fiscal year.

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Neil Patrick Harris Reveals ‘A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas’ Depravity http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-patrick-harris-reveals-a-very-harold-kumar-christmas-depravity/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-patrick-harris-reveals-a-very-harold-kumar-christmas-depravity/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:21:39 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220100 What drug will NPH be tripping on this time?

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It wouldn’t be A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas without a little NPH. Neil Patrick Harris returns in the third Harold & Kumar film. Now if you think he died in Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, you didn’t stay until the end of the credits. There’s an Easter egg, and now he’s back for holiday debauchery.

“He’s a song and dance man and he’s happy holiday and also may smoke some crack cocaine and try and force himself into one of the dancers,” Harris said. “That’s all I’ll say about that.”

Note that right now, Harris is promoting the family friendly Smurfs film. But figure the NPH of the Harold & Kumar franchise must have earned his invitation to the family Christmas party.

“Oh, he’s far from invited to Christmas,” Harris added. “They come upon him in a very hilarious way.”

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is out this November.

 

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‘American Reunion’ Pics Feature Eugene Levy’s Eyebrows http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/american-reunion-set-pics-feature-eugene-levys-eyebrows/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/american-reunion-set-pics-feature-eugene-levys-eyebrows/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:08:35 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=216013 The gang is back! Even Thomas Ian Nicholas!

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Take a look at the cast of the American Pie sequel, American Reunion, looking right back at you. I know you’d prefer more pastry humping, but at least these set photos prove that this thing is actually happening, for better or for worse. However, Stifler (Sean William Scott) is mysteriously absent from the glad handing. Unless he’s hiding in one of Eugene Levy‘s eyebrows. They’re quite spacious. Hell, Andy Rooney‘s eyebrows could seek shelter in them.

Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Thomas Ian Nicholas, John Cho, Shannon Elizabeth, and yes, Sean William Scott, all return for American Reunion on April 6, 2012. (TooFab)

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John Cho Will Remember It For Colin Farrell Wholesale http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-cho-will-remember-it-for-colin-farrell-wholesale/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-cho-will-remember-it-for-colin-farrell-wholesale/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 06:02:46 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213834 We still don't know who will start the reactor.

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The upcoming remake of Total Recall from director Len Wiseman has added another name to its cast: John Cho, alias Harold of Harold & Kumar. He’ll be playing “McClane, the smooth-talking rep for the mind-messing company that tempts Colin Farrell’s Douglas Quaid to implant fantastic memories into his brain.”

That makes sense – I would definitely sign up for a potentially dangerous memory implantation if John Cho talked me into it. He’s joining Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and Ethan Hawke in the movie – or maybe he just THINKS he is. No, he is. In talks to play Kuato, the prophesied hero of the story, is Bill Nighy. I’m sure John Cho would be able to talk him into it. (Entertainment Weekly)

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‘Harold and Kumar 3D’ Heavy On Pot Use, Nuns Showering http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harold-and-kumar-3d-heavy-on-pot-use-nuns-showering/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harold-and-kumar-3d-heavy-on-pot-use-nuns-showering/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 If you're a fan of drug use or anti-Catholic blasphemy (or both), you're in for a treat. Actor Thomas Lennon, best known as Lieutenant Jim Dangle in "Reno 911," is hard at work on the set of  A Very Harold &  Kumar Christmas 3D, which is currently being filmed in Detroit (aka the Hollywood on the Rust Belt). According to Lennon, the film has no shortage of drug use and, or showering nuns. I think when people Harold and Kumar in 3D it’s going to be a full visceral experience not unlike seeing Avatar with a bunch of dudes smoking pot and some naked nuns taking a shower, which is what I believe they’re filming today. In fact I know for a fact that’s what they’re filming today because I happen to not be on-set today and it’s kind of a bummer. Lennon was also quick to point out that the third installment of Harold and Kumar was actually being filmed in 3D, not converted afterward, a fact that I'm sure will not be lost on the thousands of stoned jackasses who will be watching the movie while waiting for their pizza to hydrate in the year 2017. (Collider)

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If you’re a fan of drug use or anti-Catholic blasphemy (or both), you’re in for a treat. Actor Thomas Lennon, best known as Lieutenant Jim Dangle in "Reno 911," is hard at work on the set of  A Very Harold &  Kumar Christmas 3D, which is currently being filmed in Detroit (aka the Hollywood on the Rust Belt). According to Lennon, the film has no shortage of drug use and, or showering nuns.

I think when people Harold and Kumar in 3D it’s going to be a full visceral experience not unlike seein Avatar with a bunch of dudes smoking pot and some naked nuns taking a shower, which is what I believe they’re filming today. In fact I know for a fact that’s what they’re filming today because I happen to not be on-set today and it’s kind of a bummer.

Lennon was also quick to point out that the third installment of Harold and Kumar was actually being filmed in 3D, not converted afterward, a fact that I’m sure will not be lost on the thousands of stoned jackasses who will be watching the movie while waiting for their pizza to hydrate in the year 2017. (Collider)

 

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Skip the Next ‘Harold & Kumar’? NPH Wouldn’t Do That! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/skip-the-next-harold-kumar-nph-wouldnt-do-that/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/skip-the-next-harold-kumar-nph-wouldnt-do-that/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Neil Patrick Harris (the actor and the character) is returning for the third installment of the Harold and Kumar trilogy. Harris joins the original stars, John Cho and Kal Penn, as well as newcomers Patton Oswalt and Thomas Lennon.The film, currently titled A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, has already begun shooting at a mall in Michigan. Unfortunately, it's not slated for release until Christmas of 2011. If that bums you out, just get stoned, click here, and forget I said anything. (Empire Online)

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Neil Patrick Harris (the actor and the character) is returning for the third installment of the Harold and Kumar trilogy. Harris joins the original stars, John Cho and Kal Penn, as well as newcomers Patton Oswalt and Thomas Lennon.

The film, currently titled A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, has already begun shooting at a mall in Michigan. Unfortunately, it’s not slated for release until Christmas of 2011. If that bums you out, just get stoned, click here, and forget I said anything. (Empire Online)

 

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‘Harold & Kumar 3′ Set Pics, Patton Oswalt Making Threats http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harold-kumar-3-set-pics-patton-oswalt-making-threats/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/harold-kumar-3-set-pics-patton-oswalt-making-threats/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Harold & Kumar 3 began filming today in a mall in Michigan, and the cast and creators are tweeting about their adventures. John Cho, the Asian in the dynamic cannabis-loving duo had this to say: "In Michigan, @pattonoswalt in my vicinity, holding a sketch pad, duct tape, and a reel to reel audio recorder. Eeesh." Whoa, so Patton Oswalt is on set too?! Oswalt tweeted: "Maybe it's this Michigan air, but @JohnTheCho is looking huggable, chloroform-able, and bury-able."As much as I'd love Oswalt being there to star in the movie, I gather by his tweet that he's simply hanging around set to chloroform, rape, and murder John Cho. He didn't specifically say "rape" but chloroform isn't used for much else these days. And since Kal Penn didn't chime in on Twitter, he must already be under floorboards somewhere. Check out some pics from the set after the jump...

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Harold & Kumar 3 began filming today in a mall in Michigan, and the cast and creators are tweeting about their adventures. John Cho, the Asian in the dynamic cannabis-loving duo had this to say: "In Michigan, @pattonoswalt in my vicinity, holding a sketch pad, duct tape, and a reel to reel audio recorder. Eeesh." Whoa, so Patton Oswalt is on set too?! Oswalt tweeted: "Maybe it’s this Michigan air, but @JohnTheCho is looking huggable, chloroform-able, and bury-able."

As much as I’d love Oswalt being there to star in the movie, I gather by his tweet that he’s simply hanging around set to chloroform, rape, and murder John Cho. He didn’t specifically say "rape" but chloroform isn’t used for much else these days. And since Kal Penn didn’t chime in on Twitter, he must already be under floorboards somewhere.

Check out some pics from the set after the jump…

 

(Collider)

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A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/a-very-harold-kumar-christmas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/a-very-harold-kumar-christmas/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Directors: Todd Strauss-SchulsonCast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Patton Oswalt, Thomas LennonSynopsis: The dynamic cannabis-loving duo get involved in a Christmas adventure.

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Directors: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Patton Oswalt, Thomas Lennon

Synopsis: The dynamic cannabis-loving duo get involved in a Christmas adventure.

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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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David Goyer Talks ‘Flashforward’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/david-goyer-talks-flashforward/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/david-goyer-talks-flashforward/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:43:56 +0000 Reza F.  The Futon Critic snagged a great interview with David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producers on the new ABC sci-fi/drama FlashForward.  In it they discuss the confusion over the show's labeled genre, the difficulties of writing a serialized show for today's viewers, and the mysterious date of April 29, 2010, the day the characters experienced their flash forwards.  If you're not aware of the show's premise, basically when a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman, and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled.  Read the interview in full by clicking on Goyer's delightful smile below.

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The Futon Critic snagged a great interview with David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producers on the new ABC sci-fi/drama FlashForward.  In it they discuss the confusion over the show’s labeled genre, the difficulties of writing a serialized show for today’s viewers, and the mysterious date of April 29, 2010, the day the characters experienced their flash forwards.  If you’re not aware of the show’s premise, basically when a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman, and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided or fulfilled.  Read the interview in full by clicking on Goyer’s delightful smile below.

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FLASHFORWARD http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/flashforward/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/flashforward/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Network: ABCCast: Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. VanceProducers: David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim Synopsis: When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided of fulfilled.

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Network: ABC

Cast: Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. Vance

Producers: David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim 

Synopsis: When a mysterious event causes the entire world to black out, humanity is given a glimpse into its near future, and every man, woman and child is forced to come to grips with whether their destinies can be avoided of fulfilled.

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