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Boyz in the Hood 

Ben Stiller leads a neighborhood watch group ... with dick jokes

After a security guard is murdered in his store, Costco manager Evan (Ben Stiller) vows to catch the killer in The Watch. When he receives no help from the lazy local cops, he starts a neighborhood watch with police academy reject Franklin (Jonah Hill), British oddball Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade), and guy's-guy Bob (Vince Vaughn).

At first, no one takes them seriously, but then they stumble across a glowing silver orb that has the power to blow shit up. After they respond to a call, they discover an alien at the scene of the crime, and suddenly the fate of the world is in the hands of this unlikely group of heroes.

Most of The Watch's jokes are crude and kinda immature, which is what you'd expect from this bunch (director Akiva Schaffer is part of the Lonely Island crew). Still, it's the best movie with aliens and dick jokes since Paul. --Julia Eberle

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