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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Gets A New Title And Red Band Trailer!!

The Kidd here...

In light of the whole Trayvon Martin debacle here in Florida, 20th Century Fox has axed the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH title on their sci-fi comedy starring Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Richard Ayoade. The last ideas they want to invoke when people might be considering buying a ticket is hoodies and Skittles. As a result, they've pared it down to simply THE WATCH. 

In addition, they've released a new red band trailer for the film (via IGN), probably to help distract from the name change with plenty of discussion about big dicks and cum. No, seriously... 

The teaser for the film didn't offer up much, but now at least we're getting a sense of the type of humor we'll be getting on July 27. Needless to say, this isn't going to be for everyone, but there's enough good stuff contained here to keep me interested in seeing more.



-Billy Donnelly

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  • May 4, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    good cast

    by FrodoFraggins

  • May 4, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    The new title is "Shoot the Hoodie".

    by cookylamoo

  • May 4, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I laughed

    by FrodoFraggins

  • Can someone explain what that means please?

  • May 4, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by Tim Hamblen

    was really contrived. I liked it better when I saw it under the title attack the block. Just saying....

  • May 4, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Does Richard Ayoade have only one character?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Black English nerd. That's all you get.

  • May 4, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    hmmm...that actually looks shit. Go trailer guys go...

    by Chapeau

  • May 4, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Um, no thank you.

    by StarQrtrs

    Ben Stiller, you are just terrible.

  • May 4, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    song in trailer?

    by pencil-man

    It sounds like Skrillex, but I am not sure. Anybody out there know for certain?

  • May 4, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Trayvon Martin reference

    by manikman

  • May 4, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    re: donlogan

    by Executor

    Put down a comic. Watch the news.

  • May 4, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Saw a test screening of this last Tuesday...

    by A_J_Pennypacker

    I was thinking of sending a review in so I probably should have but the main part of the after movie questioning was if the title reminded us of the Trayvon Martin shooting and most people said no... I guess the big wigs watching us via live stream thought we were lying. Really funny movie though.

  • May 4, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Stupid title change...."The Watch"?? For real?

    by thot

    Seriously? Sounds like a sequel to "The Notebook" or something. At least "Neighborhood Watch" gives you SOME idea as to what the film might be about and is genuinely descriptive of what IS in the film. Damn I hate it when they do crap like this. "John Carter" anyone. Anyway, the trailer looks great. Love those guys.

  • May 4, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Ayoade's only a Black British Nerd?

    by DukieMichaelNamondRandy

    First off: Go to hell, don't pigeonhole a gifted actor just because of his skin color Secondly: Besides the glasses, how do we even KNOW he's a nerd in this one? did he say or do anything particularly nerdy? NO. He could be a Hipster for all we know!

  • May 4, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST


    by jbs9200

    Oh, you have the guy from The IT Crowd? Sold!!!

  • May 4, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Ayoade is hilarious ****SPOILER IN HERE****

    by A_J_Pennypacker

    Like I said saw this last Tuesday for test screening. Awesome cameo from our favorite drill sgt. in the movie and Ayoade plays more then just a Black British Nerd in the movie.....

  • May 4, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by LaneDobler

    It is Skrillex the song is "Bangarang"

  • May 4, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Couldn't they call it The Burbs? Oh, wait.....

    by v3d

  • May 4, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    re: executor

    by DonLogan

    Ever consider that maybe the Trayvon Martin case hasn't been covered here in England to the extent it has in the US? So although i'm familiar with the incident, the hoodies & skittles reference didn't ring any bells. Thanks for being a complete twat about it anyway.

  • May 4, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Prequel to Pulp Fiction?

    by bah

  • Get some sleep guys.

  • May 4, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    "Roy we are going to die!"

    by Reilly

    I will watch this just to see Moss. RIP IT Crowd

  • "How about we add Skrillex?" "Sounds like a plan, Johnson!"

  • May 4, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    That was really really awful

    by ATARI

  • May 4, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Richard Ayoade is the only reason I'm interested...

    by MrSandwich

    ...yet they're terrified to put him in the trailer.<br><br> What's that? Black English guy? America will lose its mind!<br><br>More paunchy aging white dudes & their hilarious homophobia! STAT!

  • Yeah, I know. You couldn't be bothered. But you had no problem asking everyone to be bothered to explain the reference to you. Anyone in the information age who asks such questions is either a) too lazy to look it up for themselves b) seeking attention via feedback c) trying to express how they are above the frey of everyday news, aloof, etc.

  • Ayoade: best sitcom actor I can think of.

  • But if Moneyball is any indicator, all he'll have to do is play it grim-faced without telling any dick jokes and he'll probably get an Oscar nom.

  • May 4, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah that made me laugh, I'll probably check it out

    by Wcwlkr

    I just like Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller working together. They crack me up, I defy anyone to say that didn't laugh hard at Dodgeball.

  • May 4, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome. So cool that Ayoade is in this!!!

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 4, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I was annoyed just by...

    by MaxHeadroom

    I was annoyed just by the stupidity of the trailer! Image how bad the whole movie is!?

  • he just gets shit.Fuckin hell, you really are pathetic.

  • May 4, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Observe & Report

    by Brian

    If this movie even samples the dark violent tone of Observe & Report, even for a minute, I'll be happy.

  • May 4, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Quite a few gay jokes in this trailer and no females...

    by deanmail

    The film might be better but straight men joking about taking cock up the ass, putting two hands on a customers big dick and touching green cum just not my sense of humor. I remember being suprised by the high amount of gay references in Starsky and Hutch too and without getting too conspiracy theorist I often wonder if this kind of comedy has an agenda. Just a worrying trend that's all. I'm not here to start fights,, no right or wrong, just an opinion.

  • May 4, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Re: "Black British Nerd"

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ... except that's not what he played or came across as in either "Garth Marenghi's 'Darkplace'" (which he also directed) or "The Mighty Boosh" -- two of his best-known works. In fact, he's only arguably played that particular character in "The IT Crowd".</p><p> That said, Ben Stiller + high-concept/big budget summer comedy = a world of shit. This will likely make MEET THE FOKKERS look like GHOSTBUSTERS by comparison.

  • May 4, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Dean Mail...are you actually suggesting...

    by MrSandwich

    ...that the secret agenda of 'Starsky & Hutch' and now 'The Watch' is to promote homosexuality? <br /> That this film starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill [and Black British Nerd Richard Ayoade]...<br /> quietly trying to promote homosexuality?<br /> If so, that's awesome. You're awesome. I don't have a word to offer as far as an argument. Shine on, you crazy diamond. <br /> (PS: Re-watch District 9. It advocates lesbianism.)

  • May 4, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    dark knight - Heath Ledger's Joker in body bag

    by deanmail

    I remember the audience gasping at that scene when it played at the cinema since he died just before the film opened. I wonder if there'll be a scene in The Watch where an alien wearing a hoodie is shot or a rainbow colored alien is shot..would it still be funny? They should still call the film "Neighbourhood Watch" and just have a disclaimer saying THERE ARE NO AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THIS FILM, FOR YOUR COMFORT, WE GOT THE BLACK FELLA FROM ENGLAND!!

  • May 4, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    So this is the reimagining of Pulp Fiction story The Watch...

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Starring Johah Hill as young Butch and Vince Vaughn as Christopher Walkens character. Ben Stiller will play the dad in flash backs as he sticks the watch up his ass to hide from the Viet Cong. It's more of a darker, serious tone where all funny actors are hoping for an Oscar nom because they finally dialed it down instead of playing an immature fucktard in every single role they got.

  • May 4, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Insert Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill HERE.

    by BeanGrud

  • May 4, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Florida sucks ass

    by Barnald

  • That's too much for even me. Sincerely, Buttnasty Cockstank

  • May 4, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    not sure about this one!

  • May 4, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by _ISITIN3D_

    would be more appealing

  • May 4, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST


    by captain_kirk

    I'm sorry, but green alien spunk is marginally, at least, chuckle-worthy.

  • May 4, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by Cruizer Dave

    Another "they said a naughty word, tee hee!" comedy. Looks like crap.

  • May 4, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    zombie_fatigue : I vote aloof.

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

  • May 4, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    What is it with all the foul foul/graphic language?

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    I dunno... to me that's not comedy. It is very easy to be dirty and swear and get 14 year old boys to laugh. But I would like a little more thought and cleverness in my comedy. If you want to see where foul language works to PERFECTION, watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles and see Steve drop the F BOMB the way it should be used!

  • May 4, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    What is the name of the Skrillex song?

    by AshokForgiven


  • May 4, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    re: ashokforgiven

    by RRL

    Pretty sure it's "Bangarang", but maybe a special edit/loop without vocals... I could be wrong.

  • May 4, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Oh dear oh dear

    by Phil Black

    The original title was better, more appropriate to the character and the ads were better; this now looks like a totally different film. One which looks terrible.

  • May 4, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Did not laugh once

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

  • May 4, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    well, at least it's got R Lee Ermey

    by murray_hamilton

  • May 4, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    ben stiller

    by gutshot

    i have not liked a lot of his movies but lately i have grown to like the guy. looks funny

  • May 4, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I saw Seth Rogan's name in the credits of course

    by Mugato5150

    I guess Kevin Smith didn't completely destroy his career. Maybe next time, Kev.

  • May 4, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    too much improv

    by Bass Ackwards

    the jokes all feel like the director just told them to bs for 5 minutes and see what they come up with, and every joke they came up with involved dicks. Way to go. I'm being generous by saying it feels like improv, only because I'd hate to find out dialogue this stupid made it not only onto a script, but from the script into the movie.

  • May 5, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    20th Century Fox should just be proud of this...

    by schulzcreative

  • May 5, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Don't eat the green cum...

    by MagicJesus

    it's not ripe. It appears that Jonah is beginning to eat too much of it again though...

  • May 5, 2012, 2 a.m. CST

    Just watched Alien again, been a few years

    by LowDevil

    Fuck that movie was and is a masterpiece. Anyways, can someone please tell me how Hill was nominated for his job in Moneyball? Honestly why? Why is he getting such great parts? He had 1 page of dialogue. Now he is being put right next to Leonard like he is Pesci next to DeNiro?? Come on. Maybe i should turn Jewish.

  • May 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    If this bombs

    by Mugato5150

    they'll blame it on the title controversy.

  • May 5, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Jonah Hill has issues

    by blackmantis

    21 Jump Street I think set a record for the most number of dick jokes in a movie...Now here he is talking about dicks again. Twice in one trailer. Not saying the man is gay...Okay yeah I am.

  • May 5, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by Mugato5150

    "How many dicks is that?" "A lot."

  • May 5, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...but hey. At least Vaughan ain't fat no more.

  • May 5, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    Rather have cancer. I remember when dubstep had, you know, some element of DUB in it. Fucking Squarepusher-wannabe emo cuntbubble.

  • May 5, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Looks positively blowful.

    by ScriptCunt

    But I'm sure that it'll do fine with it's group-home target audience.

  • May 5, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Droopy eyes

    by Peacefultalkbacker

    Oh no Jonah hill caught the droopy eyes syndrome from Vince Vaughn!!!! It's an epidemic!

  • May 5, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    No he doesnt

    by spasticus

    If youd seen Garth Merengi's Dark Place or Man to Man with Dean Learner you would know this.

  • May 5, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    PENNYPACKER - way to spoil the reveal, dingus.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Ayoade plays 'more than the nerd' eh. So it turns out his character is an alien then.

  • May 5, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    retarded people will call this movie retarded.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    technically, they'll call it renarned

  • May 5, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Everyone's a cop these days

    by MooseMalloy

    -- Thanks bin laden.

  • May 6, 2012, 6:31 a.m. CST


    by JAMF

    a nigger tried to rob someone's house or something, got killed. president's mixed race so we have to care about thieving niggers now. that's all. the skittles and hoodie thing is irrelevant.

  • May 6, 2012, 6:49 a.m. CST

    No, thank Bush/Cheney

    by Mugato5150

    Bin Laden carried out 9/11. Those two used it to turn us into a nation of paranoid pussies.

  • May 6, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    re: Jamf

    by DonLogan

    fucking hell. I only asked politely what that reference meant, didn't expect any of the abusive responses i got. Certainly didn't warrant that horrible shit you just spouted.

  • May 6, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Anyone feel like a lot of these dudes might be gay?

    by SK229

    I ALWAYS thought Kevin Smith was gay. You can't talk THAT much about dick and poop shoots and not have some kind of preoccupation. I think it's funny a lot of the time, but at a certain point any rational person goes... hmmm... dude, what's up with that? I actually think a lot more men, especially wannabe tough guys, are gay than maybe they themselves are aware of. It's almost a cliche to say the one calling everyone a fag is probably gay, but I'm sorry, I think there's a shit load of truth to that. There's a whole discussion here that I even hesitate to get into, but at some point, it needs to happen cause it's fucking hilarious and there's nothing 'dudes' dudes like Vince Vaughn find more threatening than other people thinking they're gay.

  • May 6, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    No, people who laugh at gay gays aren't gay

    by Mugato5150

    I know gay gays who laugh at us straights, that doesn't make them straight. I support gay rights, gay marriage, all that gay stuff but a guy taking it up the ass as long as it's not me, is funny. Sorry. It just is. But then I and the guys I run with laugh at everything. People who actually hate, like Santorum, oh they love teh cock.

  • May 7, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    song in trailer

    by Don Owens

    The song is "Bangarang" by Skrillex

  • May 7, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    That was awful. Fuck every one of these washed up hacks.

    by golden tribw

    Except the black guy, I don't know him and he didn't piss me off in the trailer. Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Ben Stiller, you're all beyond terrible.