Screen Junkies » tom lennon http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:19:53 +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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‘The Wee McGinty’ is ‘Bourne Identity’ with a Leprechaun Instead of Matt Damon http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-wee-mcginty-is-bourne-identity-with-a-leprechaun-instead-of-matt-damon/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-wee-mcginty-is-bourne-identity-with-a-leprechaun-instead-of-matt-damon/#comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 01:53:39 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14461 I'm assuming you clicked on the headline of this article, which is the same as assuming that you like things that are totally awesome.

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I’m assuming you clicked on the headline of this article, which is the same as assuming that you like things that are totally awesome.

Tom Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (“The State,” “Reno 911,”) are set to write The Wee McGinty, which tells the story of a leprechaun who loses his memory and ends up living at a Chicago fire-station. When the rest of the leprechauns find out about their missing comrade, all hell breaks loose.

Aside from writing the bizarre script, Garant is set to direct the film, while Lennon will star in a supporting role. The news comes as the pair are putting the finishing touches on “Alabama,” a sci-fi comedy that will air on FX. (Deadline)

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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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