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Harold and Kumar Join Team Obama

Kal Penn, John Cho reprise roles in new ad

(Newser) - President Obama's latest supporters: Harold and Kumar. Kal Penn and John Cho reprise their stoner characters in a new Obama campaign video, in which the president makes a very important phone call asking Penn's Kumar for some help. Turns out that help involves Penn—a former member of... More »

'Kumar' Bails on White House Gig

Kal Penn leaves Obama administration to resume acting

(Newser) - Kal Penn is done with politics: The actor will resign as President Obama's associate director of public engagement to return to show business, starting with a new Harold & Kumar movie that begins shooting in June. The film will see the two buddies reunited at Christmastime under the direction of... More »

Trek Lives Well, Should Prosper

Abrams' bold reinvention of franchise will please both longtime fans and newbies

(Newser) - JJ Abrams has boldly pulled off the almost impossible with his stellar reinvention of Star Trek and made a movie that will wow both newcomers and hardcore Trekkies, critics say.
  • Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer: The prequel "is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more
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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 »

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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