See an alternate opening scene from the Seth Rogen-Zac Efron hit comedy 'Neighbors' that's included on the upcoming Blu-ray release.
The deliriously funny new comedy Neighbors, which opened last weekend to a very friendly $51 million, has drawn raves for its relatable, casually progressive portrayal of two 30ish parents (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) struggling with adulthood, especially in the face of the wild rumpus taking place next door after a fraternity moves in. Director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), himself a young parent with kids aged 6 and 1, admitted to us that there were lines that needed careful toeing in a raunchy comedy that oftentimes finds the couple on the brink of utter irresponsibility. Stoller also told us about one particular scene that clearly crossed that line and was subsequently voted off the block.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2\" didn’t just get beat by the Seth Rogen-Zac Efron frat comedy \"Neighbors\" at the weekend box office, it got beat by many more millions than expected, an experience which, as they say in France (or in Hollywood), is pretty much the worst. Heading into Mother’s Day weekend, “Neighbors,” which opened Friday, was expected to take the No. 1 spot with a three-day domestic take of maybe $35-$40 million, while “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” heading into its second weekend, was expected to drop not unlike a big, heavy rock.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth Rogen and Zac Efron have bested the web-slinger at the box office. Rogen and Efron’s family-versus-fraternity comedy “Neighbors,” was the top draw for moviegoers this weekend, unseating last week’s champ, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Jerrod Carmichael is about to become unavoidable. That’s the buzz in the LA comedy scene, anyway, and based on his work in the new film “Neighbors,” I would agree that it is only a matter of time before everyone knows this young comedian and his work. This past week, he was on the road going college-to-college to promote the film, along with co-stars Dave Franco (who we spoke to yesterday) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and it sounds like it was an insane trip. I remember talking to Mintz-Plasse when he was just coming off of a similar promotional tour for “Role Models,” his first major experience interacting with the public, and he was sort of blown away by the entire thing.
Of all the Francos right now, Dave Franco is the Daviest. In other words, it’s silly to compare James Franco and Dave Franco because the more we see of the two of them, the more it becomes apparent that shared DNA aside, these guys are radically different performers.
It might seem like only yesterday that we took our seats for 2013’s “Iron Man 3,” “The Conjuring” and “World War Z,” but it’s time to do it again. The 2014 summer movie season kicks off this weekend with the arrival of the high-flying “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The next few months at the cineplex have in store a fairly eclectic lineup of rollicking comedies, sci-fi extravaganzas, hopeful franchise reboots, indie darlings and, of course, plenty of superhero adventures. Really, when romances starring Shailene Woodley and Daniel Radcliffe share the season with Optimus Prime, Spider-Man and Godzilla, not even the sky’s the limit.
Seth Rogen has played a variety of characters in the past: a masked superhero in “The Green Hornet,” a friendly alien in “Paul,” and even himself in “This Is the End.” But he’s about to take on a role that’s the biggest stretch of his career — playing a responsible adult. Rogen is the producer and star of “Neighbors,” and in somewhat of a change for him, he plays an actual grown up with a job, house, wife (Rose Byrne), and a new baby. Then Rogen and Byrne are pitted against the frat’s young, charismatic leader (Zac Efron) over who is really in charge of their neighborhood. Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen in ‘Neighbors’ (Photo: Universal Pictures) For Rogen, who married actress Lauren Miller in 2011, his character’s struggle is one he’s seen his own contemporaries confront.
As we close the books on another successful SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, it’s time to power through the sleep deprivation and BBQ and breakfast taco-induced food comas to take a walk through a few of the buzziest happenings of this year’s fest. The great thing about SXSW is that it is a festival for fans. SXSW highlight: At the film’s premiere the projector stopped mere minutes into the screening and forced director Jack Plotnick to conduct an impromptu early Q&A. "I don’t even know what came out of my mouth," Plotnick told Yahoo Movies. "The movie, five minutes in just stopped and went black and there was this very awkward pause." Plotnick’s cast, which includes Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlin and Jerry O’Connell claim his quick-thinking saved the day, that he was like "a one-man stand-up show." "I was like Dick Van Dyke in ‘Mary Poppins’" Plotnick joked.
The more we find out about Seth Rogen’s upcoming comedy “Neighbors,” the more we wish its May release date would get moved up. This new clip features the first meet and greet of married couple Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) and their baby Stella, with their noisy neighbors Teddy (Zac Efron) and Pete (Dave Franco), members of the fraternity Delta Psi.
Well, so much for 2013. This past year had its cinematic ups (“Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Gravity,” “This Is the End”), downs (“Gangster Squad,” “A Good Day to Die Hard”), in-betweens (“Man of Steel,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”), and sweet surprises (“The Conjuring,” “Blue Jasmine”). It was a fun year , but 2014 is looking to be even more of a thrill ride, filled with franchise-friendly sure things, swing-for-the-fences passion projects, sleeper hits waiting to be discovered and, of course, a few (okay, a lot of) superhero movies. And we can’t wait to get started.