Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Redbox's Top 10 Dvd Rentals

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Redbox's Top 10 Dvd Rentals

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1. Divergent

2. Noah

3. Heaven Is For Real

4. Bad Words

5. God's Not Dead

6. The Lego Movie

7. Need for Speed

8. 300: Rise of an Empire

9. Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club

10. Non-Stop

Source: Redbox

1."Divergent"

2."Noah"

3."Heaven Is for Real"

4."Bad Words"

5. "God's Not Dead"

6. "The Lego Movie"

7. "Need for Speed"

8. "300: Rise of an Empire"

9. "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club"

10. "Non-Stop"

Source: Redbox

'Neighbors' **

"Neighbors" is a summer comedy for college students or for adults who pine for the days before graduation, gainful employment and grass that had to be mowed.

It stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as Mac and Kelly Radner. He has some sort of ill-defined office job, and she stays home with their infant daughter in their nice suburban house.

The Delta Psi Beta fraternity moves in next door, and their bashes make the toga parties of old seem like quaint ladies teas. They party almost nonstop, which is a problem when baby Stella is trying to sleep yards away.

It's also a problem when little Stella's parents want to be the cool folks who would like the boys to keep the noise down but don't want to appear to be crotchety "Get off my lawn!" boors. The Radners, therefore, are willing to share some weed and devour mushrooms or booze and pledge to contact frat president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) rather than the police with complaints.

But when repeated calls go unanswered, Mac calls the cops and it's war. The frat brothers torment their neighbors, who scheme to make the house uninhabitable or to get the college dean (Lisa Kudrow) to act. The battle escalates into a party worthy of the 2012 movie "Project X" but without fears of the parents returning home.

"Neighbors," directed by Nicholas Stoller and also starring Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as students, has a few laughs courtesy of pop culture references, as when Mac and Teddy imitate the actor who is Batman to them.

Themes about being forced to face the future are anemically explored and much of the movie is raunchy and repetitive with jokes about sex, genitals, breast milk and the hazing of a character whose nickname cannot be printed.

Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use throughout.

-- Post-Gazette

'A Haunted House 2'

The sequel to Marlon Wayans' horror movie parody may be billed as a comedy but is bombastically stupid and rarely funny. Mr. Wayans once again stars as Malcolm, a man plagued by otherworldly forces who moves into a new house with his girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her children. No sooner do they start unpacking boxes when weird things begin to happen.

The editing is sloppy, the narrative is weak and every lame gag goes on twice as long as it should.

Rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive profane language, drug use and some violent images. …

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