This weekend brought Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising to theaters, the sequel to the hit comedy from 2014. Usually, comedy sequels aren’t anything to write home about, but this one has a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s a good score for an R-rated comedy, especially one that’s a sequel. While there’s no indication that Universal will attempt to capture the comedic magic from Neighbors for a third time, a new video shows that Zac Efron has an idea for Neighbors 3 that involves he and Seth Rogen facing zombies.
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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 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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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 »
There are so many complaints about the Golden Globes and the Oscars each year, I’m surprised there isn’t more love for the MTV Movie Awards. Granted, teens rule the day and while the nominees definitely line up more with the moviegoing populous, the winners generally skew younger. So films like Twilight and The Hunger Games regularly beat geek movies and Oscar contenders.
Case in point, the 2015 MTV Movie Awards nominations. Guardians of the Galaxy, Neighbors and The Fault in Our Stars lead all the nominees with seven each. Guess which one I’m betting wins the most? Still, it’s a fun list of nominations including categories like Best Fight, Best WTF Moment and Best On-Screen Transformation.
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 12, hosted by Amy Schumer. Below, see the nominations. Read More »
In 2014, when any film has a massive opening weekend, almost immediately the studio starts thinking sequel. Heck, they even think that when a film doesn’t have a huge opening weekend. But in the case of Neighbors, a small, $18 million studio film that had a $50 million opening leading to $200 million worldwide gross, the success came as a bit of a surprise. Still, sequel talks quickly began.
Star and producer Seth Rogen recently discussed this, saying he and Evan Goldberg have had meetings about a potential sequel, but nothing is happening just yet. Read more about a Neighbors sequel below. Read More »
Neighbors is now in theaters, and based on the box office receipts, it could end up being one of the biggest surprises of the summer. It’s not that big of a surprise after you see it, though, because the movie is just so damn funny.
When we spoke with director Nicholas Stoller a few weeks back, we had to ask him about five specific jokes in the movie. So as not to spoil them for you, we held the quotes until today, after the film’s opening weekend.
But below, you can read the Neighbors behind the scenes stories of the Christian Bale/Michael Keaton Batman joke, the “Bros Before Hos” rants, the crazy soundtrack, the Robert De Niro party and the cameo filled flashback sequence. Read More »
The upcoming comedy Neighbors is odd in that the director, Nicholas Stoller (above, center), came on pretty late in the process. Writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien first pitched the idea to producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. They loved it and thought of Zac Efron as the lead frat boy in the conceit. Only then did Stoller get the call. Once he came on board, many things were already in place. That’s not to say he didn’t put his own stamp on it, however.
That stamp comes from Hollywood experience that’s been incredibly eclectic so far, and is only getting more weird. Stoller first directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall, wrote and directed Get Him To The Greek, wrote The Muppets, wrote and directed The Five Year Engagement, wrote Muppets Most Wanted and, after Neighbors, he’s going into the world of animation with Captain Underpants and Storks.
In this interview, we talk about all of that. We also discuss the issues marketing a comedy where you want to sell the movie but also not ruin the jokes, PG-13 vs R in the eye of an executive, the latest on some upcoming projects, being part of the Warner Bros. Animation brain trust and how Enter the Void played a part in the production.
We also discussed lots of behind the scenes Neighbors stuff, dissecting some of the film’s best jokes, but we’ll save that for next week so you can see the hilarious movie this weekend and not be spoiled. Read the non-spoiler Nicholas Stoller Neighbors interview below. Read More »
Over the past decade, few actors have had quite the impact on Hollywood as Seth Rogen. The writer, actor, producer and now director has quietly become the comedic voice of this generation, much like Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy or Bill Murray before him. Rogen’s everyman demeanor and total commitment to embarrassment has become something of a benchmark in modern comedy. Unlike those other comedy icons, however, Rogen is more than just an actor. He got his start writing comedy and continues to write and produce films. He has now proven himself as a director, too. Like his mentor Judd Apatow, Rogen is shaping the laughter of the world.
Rogen’s latest film, Neighbors, is sure to add to that legacy. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the hard-R film tells the story of a new parents (played by Rogen and Rose Byrne) who fall into a major feud with their fraternity house neighbors, lead by Zac Efron. The film is filled with the kind of big laughs and big heart you’d expect from Rogen.
Recently, we spoke to Rogen about Neighbors, and also touched on his views on his comedy legacy, and the fact he’s making the kind of mid-budget films many in Hollywood see as non-existent. The conversation also ranged through upcoming projects, Zac Efron, female empowerment in the movies, and more. Read our Seth Rogen Neighbors interview below. Read More »