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Did you know that if you live in the suburbs, you're approximately seven times more likely to be menaced by aliens (a la "Dark Skies") or stabbed by a neighbor than you would be if you lived in a major city? It's true! Just ask a Hollywood producer, who, when a writer pitches an idea related to anything creepy, will inevitably counter with, "Yes, and let's make sure we set it in the suburbs! All scary s**t happens in the suburbs!"
It does indeed, oh Hollywood producer person.
Here are nine flicks that slam home that point in all of our faces. Get More »
Taste is subjective, right? One man's trainwreck is another man's cult classic... most of the time. But some movies are so bad, we've often suspected even the actors involved know they're making a piece of garbage.
This mashup of bad-movie characters proves our suspicions were right: In this educational video from Film.com, the brutal truth of 2012's worst movies comes straight from the horses' mouths.
This week: Pixar churns out another animated blockbuster with "Brave," featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and many more.
Director Akiva Schaffer of Lonely Island has assembled a dream team of comic actors and assembled them for a supergroup under the name of "The Watch."
In the quiet suburb of Glenview, Ohio, four buddies — Evan (Ben Stiller), Bob (Vince Vaughn), Franklin (Jonah Hill) and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade) — form a local neighborhood watch group with the idea of using it as an outlet to score hot chicks and exert their authority. What they didn't bargain for was an all-out alien invasion.
Laughing during an alien invasion movie is nothing new. I mean, my sides are still hurting from "Battleship." But laughing intentionally during an alien invasion has its place in the annals of movie history, as well.
Upon reflection, the aliens should bring with them the full spectrum of emotion. (Along with those dry ice cream squares.) Beings from distant stars may be just like us. Some of us are scary and evil, but some of us are funny and fun. (And some of us have horrendous scales that secrete an acid that can chew through steel – but let's leave former Secretary of State Dean Rusk out of this.)
This weekend, three of your favorite comic actors (and one British dude you've been meaning to learn more about) are serving up some interstellar hilarity in "The Watch." The movie is a hoot but, unfortunately, the aliens themselves aren't the source of the LOLz.
Luckily, film history does provide some other examples. Get More »
"Serenity. Optimism. Attack!"
"The Watch" has had something of a troubled past. Originally titled "Neighborhood Watch," it promptly changed its name upon the aftermath of Sanford, Florida Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin. The real-life tragedy also made Fox executives re-think the film's marketing approach, which resulted in the film's fantasy element — the alien invasion, an aspect the studio had originally held close to the vest — suddenly emerging front and center. Get More »
This weekend, Vince Vaughn will be battling extraterrestrials alongside Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade in "The Watch," a sci-fi comedy about a group of suburban buddies who suddenly find themselves trying to save Earth from alien takeover.
Before he was warding off space invaders, Vaughn headed to Hollywood via way of Illinois during the early '90s after being cast in a Chevy commercial. He initially struggled with a lot of rejections until he finally landed a few small roles in after-school specials and television shows. Get More »
We sleep soundly with the knowledge that these brave souls are watching over our 'hoods.
Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn and other celebs kept the red carpet safe from alien invasion at the premiere of "The Watch," the movie that happens when Hollywood wants its own "Attack the Block." Luckily, no extraterrestrials caused a ruckus (though that doesn't mean they weren't in attendance, you know).
Check out our collection of pics from the premiere and sign up for "The Watch" yourself on July 27.
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As the tragic saga of the Trayvon Martin shooting escalates in the media, the summer event comedy "Neighborhood Watch" continues to feel the cultural ripple effect that has cast the title organization into a super negative light.
After pulling ads and an ill-timed teaser trailer featuring Jonah Hill making a gun hand signal to children, Variety reports that the Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn-led satire has undergone a name change to simply "The Watch." Meanwhile, IGN has dropped a new NSFW red band trailer that makes it as clear as crystal that there's absolutely nothing realistic about the premise. Get More »