Watching movies at home is nice and easy, and cheap if you look at satellite deals via this link, but nothing beats watching an action movie on the big screen. Every year, the movie release schedule contains a selection of blockbusters, slow burners, long-awaited sequels, and almost certainly turkeys of the highest order. Until these movies hit the screen, nobody knows which category they are going to fall into. 2017 is no different than any other year, so we have plenty of great movies to look forward to.
John Cho (L) and Kal Penn, cast members in the motion picture comedy “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”, attend the premiere of the film at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on November 2, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
I’m not complaining, as we see John Cho and Kal Penn attend the premiere of “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. But isn’t this a little early?
Following the disappointment of “Harold & Kumar Go to Guantanamo Bay,” not to mention co-star Kal Penn’s surprising decision to accept a job at the White House, the likelihood that fans would ever see another Harold & Kumar adventure again seemed pretty slim back in 2008. And yet here we are, three years later, discussing the newest film in the ongoing stoner buddy franchise. But while my expectations were relatively low going into “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” it’s actually a big improvement over the last sequel, hewing much closer to the spirit of the original film by refusing to take itself too seriously while still maintaining a certain level of tact that was sorely missing from the disastrous second installment.
I didn’t mind the second installment, but only because the characters are always fun. If the movie is better this time, this should be a crowd-pleaser.
Johnny Depp arriving at the ‘The Rum Diary’ New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on October 25, 2011 in New York City.
Here’s Johnny Depp arriving at the “The Rum Diary” New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art. We would post a photo of Amber Heard at this event, but she wore a black dress that completely covered her up. It’s not quite the sexy outfit we enjoyed when she starred in “The Playboy Club.” Instead, here’s a photo of Amber with Johnny Depp from the film.