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Here's a Red Banded Look At OBSERVE & REPORT!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a red band internet trailer that kind of illustrates the differences between PAUL BLART: MALL COP and OBSERVE & REPORT. Personally, I am very much looking forward to this film playing at SXSW here... very... soon... What I love is how the trailer makes me feel uncomfortable and slightly disturbed. I've heard this is a darker turn, here give it a look and let's see what you think...

Click here for the Red Band of OBSERVE & REPORT!

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  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by Young Moses


  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Are you kidding me?

    by Gorehog

    They need name, address, and age to let me see the trailer? There had better be some hard core money shots or something.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by MaleSheep


  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    It's on Youtube

    by Young Moses

    ...and there is some nice Anna Faris cleavage action.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Nice build

    by Magnum Opus

    That trailer just got better and better.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    That's a hell of an age verification thingy...

    by -guyinthebackrow

    It's easier to pull cash out of an ATM.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    I never watched Paul Blart, so I don't know if it's good.

    by DerLanghaarige

    But at least Seth Rogen isn't in it, so it can't be that bad.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    It would be easier to hack into Obama's blackberry

    by beastie

    than to pass that age verification. I'm 29 and I couldn't watch it. So, I took Young Moses' advice and watched it on YouTube.</p><p>This looks like, based on the tone of the trailer, like so much more than another Rogen/Apatow film. It looks like a Hot Fuzz style action flick with some of the anarchistic undertones of Fight Club. That's good, because I've grown a little tired of the typical stuff they've (along with Kevin Smith) been putting out. I cannot wait to see this.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    "Why are you stopping, motherfucker?!"

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    That's FUN-ny shit right there! <p> What's up with that form you gotta fill out to see the red band trailer? Fuck that! I went to Youtube!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by heyscot


  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    OK Seth . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . if your leading ladies keep refusing to lose the bras, you need to refuse to do the sex scenes. Surprisingly, this looks good to me. Dirty and dark. I feel like I should be sick of this guy by now, but I'm' not.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    This is gonna make as much money...

    by Garbageman33

    As that second Capote movie that came out that nobody gave a shit about. Sure, it may have nothing in common with Paul Blart other than a fat mall cop protagonist, but that's all the Capote movies had in common too. Well, not the mall cop part. That was different.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I'm always happy when Seth finds love

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    also, unsympathetic protagonist

    by necgray

    The thing Blart had for itself, at least marketing wise, was a main character who wasn't, well, kind of an insane dickhead. Maybe there's more to the character than that, but right now, according to this trailer, the main character's very iffy. Not a judgment on the movie, just saying that this is going to be a tough sell. Comedy geeks might give it a chance, but the average joe? I dunno...

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    It'll do every bit as well as "The Foot Fist Way".

    by Garbageman33

    All $16,542 of it. And you're right, necgray. People generally don't like to cheer for assholes. Christian Bale aside, of course.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by Rommel Catuncan

    To blaaaaave....

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    This doesn't look as mainstream, you're right

    by Rommel Catuncan

    That's not a bad thing

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    seth rogan already looks like a 40 year old Travolta

    by SexyBeast

    well maybe tarantino can get him for his movie about the Vega brothers

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogen does a great Danny McBride impersonation...

    by FuckMichaelBay

    ...voiceover and all!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    looks like rogan has slimed down

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    maybe there is a chance he could pull off a decent green hornet?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Looks Cool as Hell!!!

    by RpgSama

    Looks cool as hell, but not very commercial, maybe it will do great in video, but not in theaters, i think 30 million tops. At least it's not another paul Blart common denominator comedy...

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    The Official site makes it nearly impossible to see the trailer

    by Orionsangels

    You must give your first and last name, date of birth, street or po boz and zipcode, but no matter what street or po box you put. It says age cannot be verified. Way to go, make your trailer nearly impossible watch. Thank God for Youtube.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Paul Blart 2 walking mall cop

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Looks Funny As Hell

    by Broseph

    I'll have to see it.anytime i hear house of the rising sun i think of the end of casino when everybody's getting clipped

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    ana faris is just so hot...and funny

    by bacci40

    and im getting really tired of these comedies that have geeky fat guys banging hot chicks...and rogan is headed down the chris farley path<p> dude, lose some look like a 50 year old dude

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Nice Marmot...i dont think faris will ever show

    by bacci40

    her tits on camera...its in her contracts

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Love Anna Faris! Love Seth Rogen!

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    Yet, their performances is the only thing I liked.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Go to Joblo to see it...

    by dr_buggerlugs

    ...heck of a lot easier - all you need is a DOB...tis'all

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Hahaha, please don't TASE Me...

    by TheBLIGHT

    Beginning was so-so, but just gets better and better as it goes along, won me over... Wonder why Ray Liotta is covered in blood though, towards the end, another dirtbag turn, maybe... Dark dick, don't stop bitch, god made two, Anna Farris vomit, f*cking up skater punks, mall cop gangs... Priceless.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Unlike Pineapple Express...


    I don't feel as though I've just seen all of the good jokes. I hope this isn't as much of a disappointment as that was. But the Foot Fist Way was terrible, so I'm not going to be too hopeful.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by two fathoms deep

    dude, he gained the weight for the role.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I don't trust awesome trailers after Pineapple Express

    by dr sauch

    That trailer was absolutely insane, great music, funny clips. And the movie fucking sucked so bad, save for the "little kids can take shits" line. I withhold judgment until I hear reviews.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    saw this and...

    by cifra

    ... I think Seth Rogen and Anna Faris have a Golden Globe nom pretty close. If well received, of course.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    White Vader makes an appearance.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Saw it last October

    by applescruff

    Test screening at WB. It was pretty good. The trailer does a good job of capturing the vibe. There's a few other good jokes they left out of the trailer, but I felt a bit letdown by the movie when it was over. Anna Faris and Michael Pena were very good. Ray Liotta is good, although it feels like he's acting in a different movie the whole time. Seth Rogen was miscast if you ask me. Should've been.....well, Danny MacBride actually. Danny's cameo involves him playing the father of a kid that Seth's character gets into a conflict with when he is left stranded in the hood by Liotta. MacBride comes with his posse to straighten shit out. Its a really funny scene with a twist that I won't give away. The one thing this movie has going for it is that some of the more obvious scenes in the movie never go where you think they will. Sometimes that can be annoying, where you can tell that they sat down and really thought about what the not-obvious thing to do would be, but at least like everyone else said, its not Paul Fart: Ball Cop

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I would trash Anna's fuckin' lights

    by caruso_stalker217

    With my ah da da da da cock.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    lol this site is always a dollar short and a day late

    by BlackJackBauer

    why cant i ever come here and find news first??

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by The Amazing G

    what the fuck is up with these age restriction things? thank God for the youtube

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    I like Seth Rogen...

    by Captain RawBeard

    ... and Anna Faris but this trailer didn't sell it very well to me.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Glad to see good hard R comedies making a comeback.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    So why are you feeling uncomfortable or disturbed?

    by Chifoilisk

    This just portrays reality. You don't like it, watch Care Bears.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I actually quite like Rogen.

    by C Legion

    However, he's probably the most type cast actor of the decade.<p>Pudgy, deeply flawed character, who ends up the "hero" and gets with the girl who is WAY out of his league.<p>It was more believable when he got the hermaphrodite.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I love dark comedy

    by Merkin Muffley

    I have no problem with completely unredeemable characters doing stupid things and not evolving (hey, I'm a coen brothers fan) - I only hope they don't chicken out and put a flashy happy ending on this. Let's face it, your average mall cop is probably a dipshit like this guy rather than Mr. Blart.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Yay! Drunken date rape!

    by Dingbatty

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST


    by skoolbus

    Shut the fuck up.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Paul Blart v. Ronnie Barnhardt

    by the podosphere

    Who's going to win the cage match???

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    I like it!

    by Ozzie_H

    This movie is pushing the envelope on mall security guard movies. I am glad they are finally being brave enough to tell the real story about being a mall security guard.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    This actually looks really good.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    It definately looks like it should star Danny McBride though, rather than Rogen. Although it was nice to see McBride asking Rogen to suck cock. Definately Taxi Driver but funny. I really didn't like Foot Fist Way, but this shows real promise. Although Farris seems to be in a different movie. Or an SNL skit.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST


    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    I'm sure Michael Cera could make a decent run at the title.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Hey Dingbatty, is it date rape if she semiconsciously says...

    by tylerzero

    "Why are you stopping motherfucker?"

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    This looks Fooking hilarious

    by SID 8.0

    Rogen and Pena beating the shit out of skateboarders. Anna Farris is always funny. Can't wait.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    "Why Are You Stopping, Motherfucker?"

    by JonQuixote

    AFI's #1 all-time movie line right there. Move over, "Frankly my dear...". You have been replaced.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Anna Faris has duck lips

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    Anna Faris is such a no talent ugly wench with those disgusting plastic lips she got injected. What a train wreck. The only reason she has a career is she must suck a good dick.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Funny as fuck!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Very interested :)

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Looks like a fucking piece of SHIT

    by Stengah

    Rogen gotta eat

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    So Anna Faris is playing a drunk, slutty version

    by skimn

    of her Scary Movie character? And Seth Rogen is playing the same loser character with slight variations...I am suffering from an extreme condition of Rogenitis. Dude take a break. For about 20 years.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Nice trailer

    by RyanEsta

    Can't wait to see it, looks great.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    looks very nice, thank you very much.

    by BMacSmith

    i am pleased. i will watch

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by m_prevette

    THIS looks good to Harry? Oh dear Lord...OK wait, I see...get No Talent Seth Rogen,throw in the word "fuck", in any stated or printed variation, and Harry is there, proclaiming it as the Second Coming. This leaves you feeling "disturbed"? I need to laugh my ass off at have become so lame, such a predictable's sad. To hell with Rogen, he has yet to prove he has any talent, and it's doubtful he ever will. What a piece of SHIT that trailer was, and the movie will be.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by Tokyo_Drifter

    I've been anticipating this because this site has been hyping it up so much and because I loved The Foot Fist Way. This just... doesn't look that funny. I mean, I laughed, and it was great when they beat up the little kids, but overall it just doesn't look that great.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Like a funnier

    by dannyocean

    Taxi Driver. With Albert Brooks as Travis Bickle and De Niro as the Campaign Worker.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    of course it does Stengah

    by The Amazing G

    because you have no sense of humor