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Attack the Watch

This week in theaters, there are aliens in the neighborhood, an imaginary girl in real life, and something wrong with the fried chicken.

Check out all of this week's pairings in Double Feature Friday!

"The Watch" & "Attack the Block"
Some of the television ads for "The Watch" have downplayed the science fiction elements of the comedy, but one look at the full synopsis for this alien invasion flick and memories of last year's instant cult classic "Attack the Block" should come rushing back. Joe Cornish's original "aliens in the neighborhood" film boasts genuine laughs, scares and enough gore to satiate the more hardcore horror fans. It was the kind of the movie that was so original and so clearly well-made that it compelled you to anticipate whatever comes next from the filmmaker. Definitely check it out instead.


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The Watch

By Ashleigh Schmitz

As "The Watch" hits theaters on Friday, it joins a small but mighty league of alien comedies. In the film, a neighborhood watch team that includes Ben Stiller, Vince Vaugh, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, patrol the streets as vigilantes and end up having to save the planet from an alien invasion. Hilarity and dirty jokes ensue, as is par for the course in all alien comedies.

Here's our rundown of some of the best alien comedies.

"Paul" (2011)
The cast list for this road tripping comedy about fanboys who pick up a hitchhiking alien reads like a who's who of our favorite comedians: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader and Seth Rogan. For a movie that includes a potty-mouthed alien and a fundamentalist Christian, it's good for more than a few laughs.


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The Watch

The upcoming sci-fi comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, previously known as "Neighborhood Watch," is now called "The Watch," due the recent Treyvon Martin controversy.

The newly re-titled film also has a red band trailer for you to check out.

Plus, we find out how big C-3PO's battery had to be, and the "Raid" director gets his next (awesome) project in the Dailies!


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