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More Movies to Watch in September 2016: On Demand With ScreenCrush

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by Matt Singer September 13, 2016 @ 11:27 AM
We’ve got one of the biggest movies of the summer (or any summer!), with superheroes doing battle with each other instead of the bad guys, the sequel to one of the most popular comedies of the last decade, and Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes in a steamy film about love and betrayal amongst a rock star and her friends.

The 10 Best Summer Movies of 2016

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by ScreenCrush Staff August 19, 2016 @ 8:51 AM
Paramount/Marvel/Laika
Okay, so it was one of the worst summer movie seasons in recent memory. Trying to find the good blockbusters amongst the last four months releases sometimes felt like trying to find a needle in a stack of s---. But even this year there were diamonds in the rough. Today we’re celebrating the ten best, the summer movies of 2016 that didn’t make us weep for the future of cinema — and note that this list is just movies that got wide releases in at least 500 theaters. We’ll have a separate piece on under-the-radar summer films you might have missed next week on ScreenCrush. In the meantime, let’s celebrate the highlights from a depressing summer before we clear the decks and get ready for the fall.

Five Lessons Hollywood Can Learn From a Crappy Summer at the Movies

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by Matt Singer July 8, 2016 @ 8:49 AM
20th Century Fox
I have a dream job. What could be better than watching and talking about movies for a living? Nothing; the answer is nothing. But lately my job has been a lot less fun than normal, because the movies themselves have been a lot less fun. Quite frankly, this summer sucks.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Catapults Into First Place

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by Jacob Hall May 22, 2016 @ 11:49 AM
Rovio Animation
Someone had to dethrone Captain America: Civil War from its spot at the top of the box office top 10, so why not The Angry Birds Movie? The animated adaptation of the popular mobile game glided into first place with a fairly strong opening weekend, relegating Marvel’s latest adventure to second place.

Rose Byrne on ‘Neighbors 2’ and How the Female Cast Intimidated Seth Rogen

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by Erin Whitney May 20, 2016 @ 10:50 AM
Universal Pictures
Rose Byrne may have started off in dramatic roles on the big and small screen, but with Nick Stoller’s Get Him to the Greek and Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids, the Australian actress quickly established her comedic voice. The first Neighbors gave Byrne her funniest role yet in Kelly, a character who refreshingly challenged stereotypes of wives and mothers in major comedies. And in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Byrne reminds us once again why she should add more comedies to her resume.

More Comedies Should Be As Progressive About Feminism and Gay Relationships As ‘Neighbors 2'

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by Erin Whitney May 18, 2016 @ 12:53 PM
Universal Pictures
Despite how much of a refreshing surprise the first ‘Neighbors’ was, I’ll admit I wasn’t particularly looking forward to the sequel, which looked dispensable and derivative. The poster and trailer for ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ made it clear that Nick Stoller’s sequel to the 2014 Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne comedy was simply replicating the original premise and gender-swapping it to raise the stakes. It seemed like the expected set-up for a movie to stereotype and villainize young women, ridicule and dumb them down for laughs, and subject them to dick jokes. But it turns out ‘Neighbors 2' is a more pleasant surprise than the first movie. Not only is it one of the best and funniest comedy sequels, but the most feminist, self-aware and gay-inclusive mainstream comedy of the year, if not ever.

Ike Barinholtz on ‘Neighbors 2,’ Bill Cosby Jokes, and His ‘Suicide Squad’ Character

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by Erin Whitney May 17, 2016 @ 2:36 PM
Universal Pictures
Neighbors can suck. I’ve had terrible neighbors who vacuum at 1 o’clock in the morning, ones who fight with wooden bats in the hallway, and ones who decided it was a brilliant idea for their band to play a hardcore metal cover of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself.’ The scenarios for crappy neighbors are endless, which is good news for the new sequel to the Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne 2014 comedy.

‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ Poster Teases a Seth Rogen and Chloe Moretz Showdown

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by Britt Hayes March 26, 2016 @ 2:56 PM
Universal
A couple of new parents facing off with a house full of frat bros is a pretty funny idea (and made for a pretty funny movie), but there’s something even more inherently hilarious about the notion of a grown man and his wife battling it out with sorority sisters. That seems like a fairly easy sequel concept for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, but it’s hard not to laugh at Seth Rogen and Chloe Moretz violently glaring at each other in this new poster.