Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

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'Kumar' Goes Back to White House

Actor Kal Penn wraps latest movie, returns to old job

(Newser) - Kal Penn—aka Kalpen Modi, aka Kumar—has once again traded in White Castle for the White House, reports ABC News. The actor best known for the Harold & Kumar movies left his gig at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in April to shoot a third one and today returned to his... More »

'Kumar' Begins White House Outreach Gig

Thespian won't accept acting gigs for a year or two while he focuses on politics

(Newser) - Kal Penn began work at the White House today, the Washington Post reports. The Harold and Kumar star, who later appeared on House, is the new associate director of the White House's Office of Public Engagement. Penn, 31, has committed to the job for a year or two, meaning he... More »

Harold and Kumar Will Roll Again in Third Movie

Perma-stoned pair set to return for another installment in hit series

(Newser) - They've gone to White Castle, escaped from Guantanamo Bay, and they're still smoking. Harold and Kumar will be returning for a third movie, with John Cho and Kal Penn expected to again play the stoned pair, reports Variety. The writing team behind the first two hits will be back, but... More »

Male Nudity? Cue the Nervous Laughter

Comedies tap into America's 'adolescent reaction' to full frontal

(Newser) - Penises are in the Hollywood spotlight these days, with both Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the new Harold & Kumar offering full-frontal male nudity. They’re guaranteed to get a nervous laugh because there’s still an uncomfortable shock to seeing one on the big screen, writes Laura Hodes in the... More »

Harold and Kumar Slacks Off

Pacing poor, comedy wildly uneven

(Newser) - Sometimes it's hard not to laugh at the slacker/stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, writes James Berardinelli in ReelViews. At other times, it's hard not to cringe at the film, a sequel to Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. That's because the humor in Escape, about... More »

Harold and Kumar Transcends Race

Films set new standard for concepts of culture

(Newser) - Race underscores the stoner misadventures of Harold and Kumar—whose second film comes out tomorrow—but it’s not the point. The movies, about two friends who “just happen not to be white,” set a multicultural standard that Hollywood hasn’t figured out, writes Mark Olsen in the... More »

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