The week in film: 'Harold and Kumar' and Eddie Murphy
The "Harold and Kumar" trilogy has never been a giant money-maker, but with a dedicated fan base (i.e. pot smokers) and a small price point, the raucous R-rated comedies have continually been a solid investment for New Line Cinema. This weekend, the laughter will have some steep competition from two big box-office draws, Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, in "Tower Heist." Stiller's star power has been pretty reliable for years. It's Murphy who's much more of a wild card.
The Times' Steve Zeitchik and Nicole Sperling discuss the allure of Harold and Kumar and ponder what exactly Murphy wants with his career.
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