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'Harold & Kumar Christmas' Helmer Todd Strauss-Schulson To Direct WB Comedy 'Family Getaway'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 11, 2011 11:20 AM
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Some analysts have called “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” a financial disappointment because of its $13.1 million opening weekend. Considering the film cost $20 million to make, it may be a disappointment, but it’s still a success for New Line Cinema and its parent company Warner Bros. as it will likely wind up turning a modest little profit, before generating money endlessly every holiday season for years to come.

'Bad Teacher' Director Jake Kasdan Circling Action-Comedy 'Family Getaway'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 5, 2011 2:22 AM
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You probably didn't see "Zero Effect" when it was released way back in 1998. But you should have -- it's one of the most terminally underrated pictures of the last couple of decades, a fearsomely smart, funny, touching rejig of the Sherlock Holmes archetype, with a career best performance from Bill Pullman, and tremendous support from Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens and Ryan O'Neal. And writer-director Jake Kasdan made it when he was only 23.

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