Interview: John Cho

Four years ago, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle served up a slightly subversive skewering of racial politics in America wrapped in the guise of a teen-aged stoner sex comedy. A critical success but a box-office disappointment, Harold and Kumar became a cult favorite on DVD, rapidly gaining in popularity until the studio caved in and ordered a sequel. See our review of Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. The original Harold and Kumar was the first major studio comedy to feature Asian leads exclusively, and it made leading-men stars out of reliable second bananas Kal Penn and John Cho. Badmouth recently sat down with Cho in San...

Harold & Kumar E...

Director: John Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Corddry Be sure to also read our interview with John Cho. Did you see Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle? Did you like it? Then you’ll want to see this film. Written—and this time...

Baby Mama

[rating:3] Director: Michael McCullers Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinear, Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver Tina Fey headlines an uneven but mostly enjoyable comedy with Baby Mama. Fey is likable everywoman, the normal, if awkward, center of a chaotic universe. That’s pretty...

Forgetting Sarah Mar...

[rating:4] Director: Forgetting Sarah Marshall Starring: Jason Segal, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell This is a much better film than it should be. It stars and is written by some minor actor on a minor sitcom, co-stars the most annoying girl on That Pretty Annoying 70s Sitcom, and is about young...

Forbidden Kingdom

[rating:3] Director: Rob Minkoff Starring: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano Last time you watched The Wizard of Oz, did you find yourself thinking, “What this movie needs is less singing and more people kicking each other in the head?” If so, Forbidden Kingdom is the...