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The Good, The Bad, The Bogus: Stoner Movies

Harold and Kumar are back! Well, they’re almost back. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle first arrived in 2004, then we had to wait four years for Escape from Guantanamo Bay and, after another three-year hiatus, the boys finally return on November 4th for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. The events of this one kick off six years after the Guantanamo incident and involve Harold and Kumar making a weed-included mess of the most wonderful time a year.

So, how to get in the holiday spirit Harold and Kumar style? No! I wouldn’t dare suggest that, so, instead, how about a Good, Bad, Bogus dedicated to stoner movies? Ready? Don’t forget to exhale.

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Review: Your Highness

Outside of a middle school classroom, sex, drugs and dicks aren’t inherently funny. In order for these subjects to actually be funny, they must be placed within a funny circumstance. Not only does Your Highness fail by attempting to tap into our juvenile sides trying to earn a laugh by throwing out one of these subjects at random, but even when it does contextualize their inclusion, it’s not particularly funny either.

Thadeous (Danny McBride) suffers from an extreme case of one-sided sibling rivalry. His older brother, Fabious (James Franco), is a mighty warrior, heir to the throne and the town golden boy. While Fabious is off on his epic quests, Thadeous lounges around getting high with his servant Courtney (Rasmus Hardiker). One day, Fabious returns from one of his missions not only victorious in battle, but with Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel) on his arm, the woman he’d like to make his wife. Too bad on the day of the wedding the wicked Leezar (Justin Theroux) swoops in and kidnaps Belladonna for a dragon-spawning evil ritual.

As Fabious regroups his men to embark on a new quest, to rescue his love, his father, King Tallious (Charles Dance), decides Fabious should recruit one more, Thadeous. So the brothers, Courtney and Fabious’ Elite Knights ride off to Leezar’s tower. Along the way they battle beasts, other warriors and even themselves. They also come across Isabel (Natalie Portman), a warrior herself with a similar score to settle.

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