A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas

(R) ★☆☆☆☆

Comic effrontery is the Bic that lights the bong in these movies, but a third one? Here, the now-30ish men-boys hunt down a Christmas tree, mix up with gangsters, briefly turn into animated characters, consort with virgins and meet Santa. Neil Patrick Harris returns for a Rockettes-style musical number, which has its moments. But this franchise is played out, and the only way to stay “fresh” is with the most off-color, off-putting jokes possible.

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If you grew up in California East, er Las Vegas, during the ’90s, your CD collection likely included Snoop Dogg (pictured), E-40, DJ Quik, Ice Cube and Too Short. You probably dreamed about a concert where California’s entire rap scene performed their greatest hits just so you could throw up your West Coast hand sign and represent for the best coast. That time has come: Those artists invade the Planet Hollywood Theater for the Performing Arts on Nov. 26 for the West Coast All-Stars show.