Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg Talk A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS and Future HAROLD & KUMAR Movies

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With the latest installment in the Harold & Kumar franchise, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (now playing in theaters), I got to sit down with Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg.  The duo wrote all three Harold & Kumar movies and they directed the second installment.  They’re also the writer/directors of the upcoming American Pie sequel American Reunion, and they’re working on a Harold & Kumar animated series (click here for what they had to say about the latter).

During the interview, Hurwitz & Schlossberg talked about the critical reaction to the franchise, if they fought with the studio over any aspect of the movie, how involved were they when the production was filming, the origins of Wafflebot, the future of Harold & Kumar movies, could a 4th film be in 4D with Smell-O-Vision, and how the 3rd film come together.  Hit the jump to watch and look for what they said about American Reunion in the coming days.

Director Todd Strauss-Schulson Talks A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS

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With director Todd-Strauss-Schulson’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas now playing, I recently got to speak with him at the Los Angeles press day.  During the interview, he talked about how he landed the project as this is his first feature, was their a line he was unwilling to cross, and deleted scenes (which sound great).  In addition, for fans of extended edition’s on DVD/Blu-ray, Strauss-Schulson tells me there will be an extended cut with seven minutes of extra footage and the claymation scene is 3 times longer.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.

Exclusive: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg Talk HAROLD & KUMAR Animated Series; Reveal They’ve Met with Comedy Central

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The latest installment in the Harold & Kumar franchise, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas just opened in theaters to an enthusiastically warm reception from audiences and critics alike. Just as the film was about to open, news broke of a possible animated series iteration of the characters. If you’re familiar with the franchise, it’s not hard to imagine a pretty great animated iteration of the White Castle-loving friends. Steve recently got the chance to sit down with Hayden Schlossberg and Jon Hurwitz, the writers of all three films in the Harold & Kumar series.

The two are behind the animated series version of everyone’s favorite multi-cultural duo, and talked pretty extensively about their plans for the series. They speak about what led them to the idea of an animated series, if the series would impact the feature film franchise, reveal that they’ve met with Comedy Central regarding the show, and talk about the involvement of Neil Patrick Harris in the half-hour animated series (John Cho and Kal Penn are already attached to voice their characters). Hit the jump for the full interview.

TOP 5: A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS, BREAKING DAWN, 21 JUMP STREET, Albert Brooks Interview, American Film Market Coverage

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Happy Saturday, folks. I’m writing to you this week surrounded by a mountain of used facial tissue (that’s right, I’m not endorsing Kleenex on the site without some sort of kick back…wait, dang it). Cold season has officially set in which means I’m on a daily regimen of Dayquil (which I have no problem endorsing), warm tea, and self-pity. In case you’re a longtime reader of the “Top 5″ and you’re wondering to yourself, “Wasn’t Jason just complaining about the summer heat?”, the answer is yes. Out of the 52 yearly weeks, I’m generally not complaining about the weather for approximately 2 or 3 of them. It’s sad, I know.

In this week’s “Top 5″ you can find our video interviews with the cast of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, press conferences with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and more from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 junket, the red band trailer for Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s  21 Jump Street, a sit-down with the great Albert Brooks, and our coverage to date of this year’s American Film Market. Find a brief recap and link to each after the jump.

Kal Penn and John Cho Talk A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS

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With director Todd-Strauss-Schulson’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opening today, I recently got to speak with Kal Penn and John Cho.  During the interview, they talked about how many times they’ve been offered a joint or bong hit since 2004, their favorite karaoke song, if there’s anything in the 3rd film they felt crossed the line, if they get free White Castle for life, at what time they found out they’d be making a 3rd film and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS Review

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The Harold & Kumar franchise is a cult hit at its best.  The Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle was a modest hit in theaters but it found a rich life as a word-of-mouth DVD hit.  Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay was an earned sequel, and while it wasn’t quite as good as the first, it was still enjoyable.  But there’s always a danger when good movies go Christmas.  Christmas has been done to death, it has rules, and it’s meticulously designed to engender warm feelings based on jingles and iconography.  A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas embraces not only Christmas movies but brilliantly combines it with the gimmick of 3D, and the result is a painfully funny R-rated X-mas flick that will be worth watching every holiday season.

Neil Patrick Harris Talks A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS, Karaoke, On-Set Pranks, Filthy Dialogue and More

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With director Todd-Strauss-Schulson’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with the cast. Each day this week we’ll have a new interview up, kicking things off yesterday with Thomas Lennon and continuing today with NPH (Neil Patrick Harris).  For fans of the Harold & Kumar franchise, you may remember that Harris was shot and killed in the last film.  Don’t worry.  Everything is explained in the 3rd chapter and you’ll understand why he’s still alive and girl crazy.

During the interview, Harris talked about if there was anything that he couldn’t believe made it into the release, if he ever thinks the dialogue is a bit too much, what pranks he’s been involved with on-set, and he reveals his favorite karaoke song.  In addition, Harris touches on how the first Harold & Kumar was his ticket back into pop culture and thinks during his next How I Met Your Mother hiatus they could make the Smurfs sequel.  Hit the jump to watch.

Thomas Lennon Talks A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS, RENO 911!, Karaoke, and Zac Efron

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With director Todd-Strauss-Schulson’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with the cast and every day this week I’ll have a new interview.  Up first is Thomas Lennon.  As you might expect from Lennon, our conversation is all over the place and very funny.

During the interview, Lennon talked about how a KJ (Karaoke Jockey) saved his life in Las Vegas, how when people meet him all they want to talk about is Zac Efron, what was he able to add to A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, is Reno 911! really coming back, and what moments in the movie he couldn’t believe made it into the final release.  Hit the jump to watch.

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS Giveaway

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With director Todd-Strauss-Schulson’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opening this weekend, we’ve been given a bunch of movie related swag to giveaway to some of our readers.  We’ve got a “Holiday Munchies” red 12-can cooler, a windup toy WaffleBot, snow globes, an actual waffle maker, and a lot more.  After you see the movie, you’ll really wish the WaflleBot was real.

Speaking of the movie, I caught a screening a few days ago and thought it was batshit crazy.  In a good way.  I also cannot believe what they were able to get away with.  While Harold and Kumar 3 will clearly not win any awards, I laughed a lot and am glad the franchise is still going strong.  Hit the jump for what you can win and how to enter.

25 New Images and 4 Set Photos from A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS

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Part of me feels like I’m one of the few people looking forward to another Harold & Kumar movie, but I don’t care.  The Harold & Kumar movies are delightfully madcap, feature a nice mix of gross-out humor and absurdity, and it looks like they’ve gone all out with A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.  Director Todd Strauss-Schulson seems to have acknowledged that 3D is a mostly-gimmicky technology and used it to augment the shenanigans of his lead characters.

New Line has released twenty-five new images along with four new set photos and I continue to remain jazzed to see the movie.  Hit the jump to check out the images.  A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opens November 4th.

Eight Character Posters for A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS

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Eight character posters have gone online for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.  Nothing can ever come close to the NPH riding a unicorn teaser poster from Harold & Kumar 2, but there’s a Danny Trejo character banner in here that comes close.  It’s also one of the few that doesn’t have a pot-pun as the tagline.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film stars John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garcés, Danneel Harris, Tom Lennon, Danny Trejo, Elias Koteas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, David Krumholtz, Patton Oswalt, and Neil Patrick Harris.  A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opens November 4th.

First Image from A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS [Updated]

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The first official image from A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas has gone online.  As you can see, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) have dressed up as nutcrackers for some reason, but I’m even more amused that the center of the image is Neil Patrick Harris.  He’s only a cameo in the previous two films and I imagine he’ll only have a small role in the new movie.  But you put the focus of the image on the NPH because the NPH can sell anything.  Even his commercials for Comcast make me hate that company a little less (once the commercial is over I go back to hating them).

Hit the jump to check out the image and be on the lookout for the first trailer in the not-too-distant future.  A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opens in 3D on November 4th. [Update: We've now posted a high resolution version of the image]

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