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“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” gets a holiday-themed hallucinogenic trailer

“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” gets a holiday-themed hallucinogenic trailer (photo)

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Yesterday, as you might recall, we were somewhat reserved in our assessment of the first official image from “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.” Yes, it has Neil Patrick Harris looking smug, and Jon Cho and Kal Penn dressed in funny outfits, but after a couple bad stoner movie experiences, we were trying to play it safe. Well, folks, now it’s time to play it dangerous, because the first trailer for the movie is out and it’s absolutely awesome.

After the lukewarmly received “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” the duo’s new flick looks to be a return to form, with more surreal situations and exasperated dialogue than you can shake a two-foot glass bong at. And just as importantly, the movie still features a Korean guy and an Indian guy smoking weed, which makes boring white guys like us feel all warm and progressive inside.

Since Neil Patrick Harris’ scene-stealing appearance in the first “H&K” movie, he’s cashed in pretty heavily, so we were a little apprehensive over how his schtick would go over in “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.” We’re happy to report, however, that his gimmick still works like a charm, even if you’re not the kind of guy who tunes in for his awards-show hosting gigs. The trailer even takes a knowing, cynical approach to gimmicky 3D filmmaking, which, if you ask us, is the next best thing to just doing a movie in 2D.


What do you think about “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”? Where do you think it will rank amongst the “H&K” flicks? Tell us below in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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