Tom Lennon Talks About Smoking Pot and Much More for this "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" Interview 

Tom Lennon of "Reno 911" fame has been a busy bee. Besides scriptwriting (he wrote the "Night at the Museum" movies), he also stars in movies such as the upcoming "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas." In the film, he plays Harold's new friend, Todd, who's a straight-laced father. He and his baby nearly stole the film! ("A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" Movie Review)

I first met the comedian for the press junket for "17 Again," and he's always refreshing to talk to. Lennon has a dry wit, and you have to constantly stay on your toes to keep up.

In this interview, we talked about:
*** Why he decided to join the "Harold & Kumar" franchise
*** His baby
*** Shooting the Christmas movie in Detroit in the middle of the summer
*** Was he a fan of the franchise?
*** He's not the most reliable pot smoker
*** The best muchie ever!
*** What's going on with "Reno 911?" Are we going to see him again as Lt. Dangle?


After years of growing apart, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar's door on Christmas Eve, his attempt to redirect it to Harold's house ends with the "high grade" contents -- and Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree -- going up in smoke.

Genres: Comedy, Holiday and Sequel

Release Date: November 4th, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast and Credits

Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces, Eddie Kaye Thomas, David Krumholtz, Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Lennon
Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Produced by: Greg Shapiro, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

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"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do John Cho and Kal Penn Get? 

Much like the beloved heroes of the franchise, the “Harold & Kumar” series is growing up. The third installment still features toilet humor and gasp, male and female nudity, but the jokes are a bit smarter and the direction is a tad sharper.

The film even touches on problems with Wall Street when Harold (John Cho), who has now climbed up the ladder of success at the investment firm of Brewster Keegan, must run for safety as the protesters pelt him with eggs. Read More...

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"Puss in Boots" Claws its Way to No. 1 with $34M! 

Trick or treaters, snowstorm in the east, and Halloween be damned, "Puss in Boots" emerged victorious at the box-office against all odds. The DreamWorks 3D flick proved that this kitty has legs beyond the "Shrek" franchise.

("Puss in Boots" movie review)
(Enter our "Puss in Boots" contest)

Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Zach Galifianakis, "Puss in Boots" claimed the top spot with $34 million. The Paramount-distributed film enjoyed huge support from family audiences as well as the Hispanic crowd which made 35 percent of its audience.

My interview with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, click here
My interview with Zach Galifianakis, click here
My interview with Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris, click here
My interview with director Chris Miller, click here

Paramount also has the No. 2 movie of the Halloween weekend, the creepy "Paranormal Activity" which made $18.5 million. So far, the third installment of the popular horror franchise has sold $81.3 million worth of box-office tickets.

(My interview with director Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman for "Paranormal Activity 3" right here)
("Paranormal Activity 3" movie review right here)

Both Justin Timberlake and Johnny Depp were no match to the power of Puss! "In Time" starring Timberlake about the scarcity of time, debuted at No. 3 with $12 million while "The Rum Diary" featuring Depp entered at No. 5 with $5 million, a low debut for a movie with a $50 million budget.

It is indeed a great weekend for Paramount. Its remake of "Footloose" took the No. 4 spot with $5.4 million. Take that Johnny Depp!

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office Films for Halloween weekend 2011:

1. "Puss in Boots," $34 million
2. "Paranormal Activity 3," $18.5 million
3. "In Time," $12 million
4. "Footloose," $5.4 million
5. "The Rum Diary," $5 million
6. "Real Steel," $4.7 million
7. "The Three Musketeers," $3.5 million
8. "The Ides of March," $2.7 million
9. "Moneyball," $2.4 million
10. "Courageous," $1.8 million

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Win Exclusive “PUSS IN BOOTS” Prizes from Paramount Pictures

This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we’re giving away fun “Puss in Boots” prizes courtesy of Paramount Pictures! One lucky winner will get:

*** Puss in Boots Masks
*** Kitty Softpaws Masks
*** “Puss in Boots” magic beanstalk (well, not quite magical but it’s a plant)
*** “Puss in Boots” shades
*** “Puss in Boots” pencils
*** “Puss in Boots” Bandana
*** “Puss in Boots” Mini-posters
*** “Puss in Boots” shopping bag

How do you enter? Go to my Facebook page on, like the page, like the post, and just like me :wink

We will draw the name of the winner on Friday, Nov. 4th!

Sorry international fans, but this is limited to U.S. residents only!

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

My interview with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, click here
My interview with Zach Galifianakis, click here
My interview with Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris, click here
My interview with director Chris Miller, click here

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Everything You Wanted to Know About "Paranormal Activity 3!" Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Talk About the Trailer, the "Fan Cam," and the Possible Sequel!  

I love the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. The first one intrigued me, the second one scared me, and the third made me believe in the potency of the franchise. So I was happy as a clam to interview the directors of the third installment, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

("Paranormal Activity 3" Movie Review)

One of the biggest questions the fans were asking was – how come there were some scenes shown in the trailer that were not shown on the final cut?

But we’ll get to that in a minute.

For now, let’s congratulate Joost and Schulman for keeping the “Paramount Activity” tradition of no gore, just good old-fashioned scares alive!

Oh yeah, and let’s congratulate them too for having the biggest box-office opening for a horror film ever, and for the biggest opening of any film in October!

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What spooked them to direct “Paranormal Activity 3?”
*** Scary movies versus Violent movies
*** The origin of the “fan cam”
*** And the biggie – how come some scenes were not shown in the final cut? Are we going to find some footage in the DVD and Blu-Ray?
*** Is there going to be “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4?”

I really wanted to ask them about that hidden scene they’re talking about in the movie. Did you guys catch that?

Also, I want them to give Katie Featherston a bigger role in the fourth film!

Just sayin…

Here's more info on "Paranormal Activity 3" from Yahoo:

The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise continues with this third outing from Paramount Pictures. Oren Peli and Jason Blum return to produce the highly secretive feature.

Genres: Suspense/Horror and Sequel
Release Date: October 21st, 2011 (limited)
Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Directed by
Henry Joost
Ariel Schulman

Writing credits
Christopher B. Landon
Oren Peli characters

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Katie Featherston ... Katie

Sprague Grayden ... Kristi Rey

Lauren Bittner ... Julie

Chloe Csengery ... Young Katie

Christopher Nicholas Smith ... Dennis

Jessica Tyler Brown ... Young Kristi Rey

Brian Boland ... Daniel Rey

Dustin Ingram ... Randy Rosen

Mark Fredrichs ... Dr. Fredrichs

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