NEIGHBORS red band trailer & promo spot – Seth Rogen starts a war with Zac Efron’s fraternity

NEIGHBORS red band trailer & promo spot – Seth Rogen starts a war with Zac Efron’s fraternity


When I heard there was a new comedy coming out called NEIGHBORS with Seth Rogen and James Franco, I immediately assumed it must be a remake of the 1981 movie NEIGHBORS starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. I was wrong, thankfully, though you could say there’s some similarities. This new film features Rogen and Rose Byrne as a couple with a new baby moving into a new neighborhood. No sooner do they arrive than a college fraternity moves in next door, led by Efron. Things quickly get ugly and inappropriate for the innocent couple’s family lifestyle, and what ensues is a war of wits, with hilarious and shocking consequences. It looks like there’s fun to be had here, maybe a mixture of OLD SCHOOL and something like THE ‘BURBS, and it’s fun to see Efron breaking away from his Disney background and doing something bold. The Robert De Niro bit had me chuckling. Check out the promotional spot with Seth and Zac, and the new red band trailer (courtesy of MTV) below and tell us your thoughts in the comments. The cast includes Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Carla Gallo, Ali Cobrin, Chasty Ballesteros, Ike Barinholtz, Craig Roberts and Jason Mantzoukas. It’s directed by Nicholas Stoller (who did GET HIM TO THE GREEK and THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT) and is written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien.

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

NEIGHBORS opens May 9, 2014… so you’ve got a while to wait!

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.