The first Neighbors was such a pleasant surprise that I can’t help but slightly dread Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. After all, you’d need to borrow the hands of your family and friends if you wanted to count every lousy sequel to a great comedy. To its credit, the follow-up to one of 2014’s biggest comedies did get the whole gang back together, with stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron back in front of the camera and director Nicholas Stoller behind it. Is this a case where my dread is misplaced?
Maybe. After all, I did chuckle at the new clip from the film Universal just released, which is a good sign.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Underworld 5 gets a new title and a new logo.
- Nut Job 2 makes off with a summer 2017 release date.
- Tom Cruise promises more crazy stunts in Mission: Impossible 6.
- No, Indiana Jones 5 is not a prequel, and no, we aren’t getting a new Indy.
- Neighbors 2 took inspiration from an unlikely source.
- Vin Diesel sings with a gospel choir on the set of xXx 3.
- Robert Carlyle (a.k.a. Begbie) teases Trainspotting 2.
- Andrew Stanton drops some hints about The Incredibles 2.
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Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
After sending up pop stars with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Andy Samberg will move on to delivering babies. Storks stars Samberg as, yep, a stork, who’s tasked with delivering an adorable baby girl. The problem is that said baby is completely unauthorized, and could derail his career if he gets caught by his boss (Kelsey Grammer). You see, in the Storks version of the world, storks no longer deliver babies, having long ago switched to delivering packages for an Amazon-like retailer.
The logical question raised by this concept is who does deliver human babies in the Storks universe, now that the birds are no longer handling that task. Have humans had to resort to pushing them out of their bodies (you know, the way humans do in our real world)? Or has some other animal taken over delivering duties? The latest Storks trailer doesn’t answer those inquiries, but it does show a flustered Samberg warning his human friend Tulip about the dangers of baby cuteness. Watch the Storks trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
The first Neighbors pitted new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) against the fraternity next door, led by Teddy (Zac Efron). In the sequel, the couple finds themselves enlisting their the help of their old nemesis to fight what might be an even bigger threat: a sorority next door.
Chloë Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, and Beanie Feldstein play three of the ladies of Kappa Nu, who aren’t about to let a little thing like furious neighbors stop them from throwing epic ragers. Adding to the pain this time is the fact that the girls are, well, girls. “With the sorority girls, it’s like a glimpse into their daughter’s future, and it terrifies them,” Byrne has said. So what exactly has the Radners so spooked? Find out with the first Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising trailer after the jump.
UPDATE: An international trailer for Neighbors 2 has just hit, and you can watch it below.
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Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Nicholas Stoller was on a panel for the second season of The Carmichael Show on NBC for the Television Critics Association. After the panel, I spoke with Stoller one-on-one for updates on his many movie projects, including the comedy sequels Zoolander 2 and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and the animated feature Storks. Read More »
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Shirtless in short shorts sounds like the porn parody of Sleepless in Seattle about 22 years too late, but it’s actually the best way to describe the way Seth Rogen and Zac Efron appear in our first look at the comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Following up the 2014 summer comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, the movie sees Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne facing a new challenging neighbor, and it looks like plenty of partying is in store for this installment as well. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Nicholas Stoller has already made a name for himself as a comedy director with films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors, and now he’s branching out with his first animated feature. Co-directed by Stoller and Pixar vet Doug Sweetland, Storks features the voices of Kelsey Grammer and Andy Samberg as storks who, instead of delivering babies, deliver packages for an online retailer.
Also starring are Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, for those of you who haven’t quite recovered from the end of Key & Peele, though you don’t hear them in the first promo. Watch the first Storks teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »
Even though Chloe Grace Moretz has been taking very mature roles throughout her career as a young actress, she’s now 18 years old, and it looks like her first movie as an official adult will have her causing some trouble in college.
The star of Kick-Ass, Let Me In and If I Stay has just been set for a role in Neighbors 2. So far we’ve only heard sparse details on the comedy sequel, but now we have an official title. Find out more about Chloe Moretz joining Neighbors 2, including the title of the film, after the jump! Read More »
Briefly: Universal Pictures has just announced that battle will be rejoined on May 13, 2016. That’s when the studio will release Neighbors 2, the sequel to the 2014 hit.
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron will all return for the sequel, with Nicholas Stoller once again directing. The script will be a collaboration between Rogen, Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Read about the Neighbors 2 plot below. Read More »