The Watch (2012)
The Watch SynopsisSuburban dads form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy Earth.
The Watch Release Date
In Theaters July 27, 2012
The Watch Credits
Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte, Billy Crudup, Nicholas Braun, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Doug Jones
Written by: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
Produced by: Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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The 10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2012
Looking back a year full of movies you have to remember the bad with the good. We can celebrate the best of the best and express our love and appreciation for them, but for the sake of balance itís important to look back at the ones that we expected more from Ė the ones that didnít deliver on expectations or hopes. These are the titles we see in theaters and leave saying, ďMan, I wish that was better.Ē
by Eric Eisenberg December 27, 2012 comments
The Watch Is Headed To Blu-ray in November
The Watch, Fox Home Entertainmentís story of a neighborhood crew who spends a lot of time jerking around until a real alien-oriented emergency arises, didnít spend too long in the box office, which is pretty sucky for a film boasting three big names and Richard Ayoade. If you missed the flick, but still want to see some alien kick-ass for yourself, youíll be able to catch The Watch on Blu-ray and DVD beginning on November 13.
by Jessica Grabert September 11, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: The Dark Knight Rises Again
Two new movies hit theaters this weekend but both landed with rather unimpressive thuds. Both lost out to continuing champion The Dark Knight Rises and three week old Ice Age 4.
by Scott Gwin July 29, 2012 comments
The Watch Director Akiva Schaffer Talks Aliens, Improv, And More
When you have a cast that includes the likes of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, there is a particular level of pressure involved. Because you want to create a balanced ensemble, there is one side that says each actor should have equal time on screen, while the other says to just let the camera follow the funny.
by Eric Eisenberg July 27, 2012 comments
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill And Richard Ayoade Talk The Watch
When crafting an ensemble comedy, you can do a lot worse than having names like Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, and thatís the exact brilliant cast that director Akiva Schaffer brought to his new film, Neighborhood Watch.
by Eric Eisenberg July 26, 2012 comments
Outtake Reel From The Watch Is NSFW And Very, Very Funny
The Watch comes to theaters this Friday, but it's not too late for one last bit of new footage from the film to pique your interest in seeing it. And because director Akiva Schaffer is a veteran of the Lonely Island, the comedy troupe that knows better than anyone how to use the Internet to their advantage
by Katey Rich July 25, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Watch And Step Up: Revolution Reviews
Iíve got a matinee appointment with Batman, Bane and the crew so forgive me if Iím little amped up. But before heading off to the theaters thereís some flicks to cover. This week weíve got the neighborhood watch and some hot-bodded dancers stepping up once again
by Doug Norrie July 22, 2012 comments
The Watch Clip Proves Stakeouts Aren't What They're Cracked Up To Be
With the premise well established in the theatrical trailer, Twentieth Century Fox is now reveling in the bizarre comic chemistry these funny men share. In the latest released clip these four fumbling watchmen are on a stakeout, and so are confined to keep undercover in their car. Even when nature calls
by Kristy Puchko June 22, 2012 comments
New Trailer For The Watch Makes Sure You Know It's An Alien Movie
Back in April Fox announced that they would be changing their marketing strategy for the comedy The Watch (formerly known as Neighborhood Watch). Due to the shooting involving Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the studio said that future posters and trailers would focus more on the science-fiction element of the story in the movie. So now the newest trailer for The Watch begin? By explaining that the world is under attack from aliens.
by Eric Eisenberg May 23, 2012 comments
Neighborhood Watch's Red-Band Trailer Reveals Dirty Jokes And A New Title
The upcoming Fox feature Neighborhood Watch is a sci-fi comedy that pits a bunch of goofy suburban dads--played by Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade--against invaders from outer space. It has absolutely nothing to do with the tragic death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin
by Kristy Puchko May 4, 2012 comments
Neighborhood Watch Footage At CinemaCon Reveals The Aliens
Due to the situation with Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the upcoming Akiva Schaffer-directed comedy Neighborhood Watch has hit a few speed bumps. The controversial case has not exactly primed people to laugh about private security groups and vigilantism. To combat this, it was revealed earlier this month that the filmís marketing would start focusing more on the science-fiction side of the story and the alien invasion that drives the plot.
by Eric Eisenberg April 26, 2012 comments
Future Neighborhood Watch Trailers Will Draw Attention To The Aliens
The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case is one of the most hotly debated subjects in the country right now, but regardless of who is right there is one company that is most definitely being hurt: 20th Century Fox. This summer the studio is distributing Neighborhood Watch, a new film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade.
by Eric Eisenberg April 9, 2012 comments
Fox Pulls Neighborhood Watch Marketing In Wake Of Trayvon Martin Case
The studio points out, rightly, that they put together the marketing campaign well before the Trayvon Martin story came to light, and that the teaser poster was inevitably going to be replaced closer to the film's July 27 release date. They're not yanking the advertising entirely, just hitting pause while the story plays out and they figure out the moment to market a comedy called Neighborhood Watch without bringing a terrible story to mind
by Katey Rich March 27, 2012 comments
Neighborhood Watch Teaser Trailer Boasts Child Harassment But No Aliens
With his Oscar nomination, 21 Jump Street coming in a few weeks and this movie opening July 27, Jonah Hill is having a hell of a year. And he's in good company too-- as sick as you may be of some of the nonsense Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn has made, they're more than balanced out by the likes of British import Ayoade (of The IT Crowd and director of Submarine) and the talent behind the screen
by Katey Rich February 29, 2012 comments