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‘Neighbors 2’ Moves Into the 2016 Release Calendar

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by Matt Singer February 6, 2015 @ 12:59 PM
Universal
This is sort of a surprising-not-surprising news item. Universal is readying a sequel to last year’s phenomenally successful comedy ‘Neighbors,’ which starred Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as married thirtysomethings whose suburban bliss with their newborn baby is spoiled by the arrival of a rowdy frat house next door. The first movie didn’t exactly leave a bunch of loose ends for Rogen, Byrne, and Efron to continue into another film, and comedy sequels don’t have a great track record. But the first movie did gross over $268 million worldwide against an $18 million budget. Hence the not-surprising part: Universal’s announcement that they’re working on a ‘Neighbors 2,’ which they hope to have in theaters by next summer.

Comic Strip: ‘Fantastic Four’ Finally Gets a Trailer and Joss Whedon Promises ‘Avengers’ Deaths

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by Jacob Hall February 2, 2015 @ 2:48 PM
20th Century Fox
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, watch the first footage from the new ‘Fantastic Four,’ see who is returning for the new ‘X-Men’ movie, and dread whatever Joss Whedon has in store for the cast of ‘Avengers 2.’

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is Bringing Back Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert

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by Britt Hayes January 30, 2015 @ 8:41 PM
Fox
We’ve known for a while that Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will focus more on the young cast, and Patrick Stewart recently confirmed that neither he nor Ian McKellen will be returning for the upcoming installment in the franchise. While we won’t see those old, familiar faces, Singer is bringing back another ‘X-Men’ star for the sequel: Rose Byrne will return to reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert from ‘X-Men: First Class.’

‘Annie’ Trailer: Jamie Foxx Has a Batman Complex

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by Nick Romano May 29, 2014 @ 9:23 AM
Sony Pictures
While the latest 'Annie' trailer -- highlighting moments from the upcoming movie remake of the classic Broadway play -- expectedly has a lot of singing and dancing, it's more about the comedy this time around, which is full of your classic Broadway musical-style cheesiness cheekiness. Even Jamie Foxx's Daddy Warbucks knockoff spinoff Will Stacks can make a crack at The Dark Knight (a joke which you'll see brought up again).

'This Is Where I Leave You' Trailer: One Stellar Cast Comes Together for a Funeral

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by Jacob Hall May 28, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/fH0cEP0mvlU
The 'This Is Where I Leave You' trailer sells a movie that could be unbearably sentimental, or genuinely warm and touching, or funny. It's almost impossible to tell from two-and-a-half minutes of footage. However, you're unlikely to find a stronger cast of likable, funny people than this, and director Shawn Levy is certainly due for a little redemption after making nonsense like 'The Internship' and 'Date Night.'

Director Nicholas Stoller Takes A 'Neighbors' Victory Lap After Defeating Spider-Man

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by Mike Ryan May 16, 2014 @ 11:45 AM
Let's call this a victory lap for Nicholas Stoller. And, to be honest, Stoller deserves a victory lap after his movie, 'Neighbors,' surprisingly finished number one at the box office this past weekend (grossing over $61 million domestically to date) ousting 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' from the top spot. And, for Stoller, this marks the first time he's directed a number one film: His previous efforts -- 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' "Get Him to the Greek,' and 'The Five-Year Engagement' -- all fell short. And, for Stoller, he knew he had a hit movie when Universal stopped putting a limit on his daily per diem. Nicholas Stoller is officially a big shot.
Stoller called this past Thursday afternoon to discuss the success of 'Neighbors' (a movie, if you somehow don't know, about Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's quiet neighborhood being turned upside down by Zac Efron and Dave Franco's noisy fraternity) and, boy, nothing can put someone in a good mood like having an unexpected number one movie. Ahead, Stoller takes a 'Neighbors' victory lap; explains why he wasn't worried about naming his movie after an ill-fated John Belushi movie; and, as a bonus. tells us exactly where in the movie we can see Christopher Mintz-Plasse's penis.

Is 'Neighbors' the Funniest Movie of the Last 125 Days? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

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by Mike Ryan May 6, 2014 @ 2:47 PM
Universal Pictures
This week, a new very serious drama about Seth Rogen (‘You, Me and Dupree’) living next to a fraternity house opens in theaters across the United States. The title of this movie is ‘Neighbors.’ Is this very serious drama about Seth Rogen living next to a fraternity so far the funniest movie of 2014? As a service for some people who read the Internet, we answer every question that you could possibly have about ‘Neighbors.’

'Neighbors' Red Band Trailer: Seth Rogen Wakes a Sleeping Giant [NSFW]

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by Nick Romano April 8, 2014 @ 9:36 AM
Universal
http://youtu.be/VI18Jc2roqY
'Neighbors,' the new comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, doesn't hit theaters until May 9, but early buzz is already pegging this film as one of the funniest of the year, and that has not changed one bit with the arrival of the new 'Neighbors' red band trailer.

'Neighbors' Clips: Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Meet Up, Awkwardness Ensues

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by Jacob Hall March 13, 2014 @ 2:23 PM
'Neighbors' had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this past week the response was mostly positive (you can read our review here). After all, it feels like it's hard to go wrong with R-rated, Seth Rogen-led comedies these days. A new clip from the film has arrived online, giving us a taste of the laughs the finished film contains.

From the Set of 'Neighbors': Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Evan Goldberg on Their R-Rated Comedy

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by Damon Houx January 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Universal
When I got a chance to sit down with Zac Efron, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen on the set of their upcoming R-rated comedy, 'Neighbors,' Efron was easily the most amped to be there. Perhaps he worried that he would be stuck for much of his career playing in romantic comedies, and similar Disney-fied films (more women break out of the child star shackles than teen heartthrobs). For him it might very well change everything.
Where for Rogen and Goldberg, who recently finished ‘This Is the End’ at the time of our interview, the movie was a transition point as Rogen is now getting old enough to play a responsible adult and parent. And though he produced ‘Neighbors’ with Goldberg, he definitely maintains his hand in the process.
Read on for my interview with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on the set of 'Neighbors.'