A-ca-huddle, now! The Barden Bellas — that’s Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow in the center — were spotted filming “Pitch Perfect 2″ in Baton Rouge today, looking ready to slay a sing-off. Gah, can’t wait for this movie to come out! [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
What happens when you take “Cups,” the song popularized by Anna Kendrick in “Pitch Perfect” (technically called “When I’m Gone”), and give it a dose of Nicki Minaj? Pure happiness, that’s what. [YouTube]
Can you say, aca-fuck yes? The Barden Bellas of “Pitch Perfect” are returning to a movie theater near you in 2015. The head of Universal Pictures has confirmed the studio’s plan for “Pitch Perfect 2,” with the original screenwriter Kay Cannon on board. Judging by what the actors have said in past interviews — and Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards reunion performance — we’re willing to bet that the full cast, or at least the majority of it, will be back for a second round. Two words: Rebel Wilson. (And if you haven’t seen the movie by now… see it. Just do it.) [Slash Film]
On May 13, 2011, the cinematic landscape was forever changed by that cute little movie about friends, weddings and bowel incontinence. Other than a couple “Saturday Night Live” cast members and the lead guy from “Mad Men,” that cute little movie starred a bunch of relatively unknown—and, up until that time, unappreciated—actors and actresses. Yet, at the end of the day, that cute little movie went on to make over $288
billion million at the box office and finally prove to film studios executives it was okay for women to be depicted as smart, funny, beautiful and a little gross. Call it the “Bridesmaids” Effect.
No matter how you slice it, movie theaters haven’t been the same since Melissa McCarthy pooped in a sink. (And I mean that as the highest compliment.) So, without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to the next crop of illegally talented female screenwriters who are likely to leave you in stitches and (possibly) tears.
When it comes to Anna Kendrick, believe the buzz. The girl is all that and a bag of chips. Girl crush alert!
Chances are, you’ve been hearing her name a lot lately, and it’s no surprise. From “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” to “ParaNorman” to “End of Watch,” she’s had a lot of flicks make way to the cinema this year, and she’s not slowing down just yet.
Her latest is the college a cappella competition movie “Pitch Perfect,” in which she not only puts her acting chops on the table but also gives her vocal chords some serious exercise. With her sharp wit, self-deprecating sensibility and sheer talent, the girl’s going places at lightning speed (she may even be the newest badass of the “Captain America” franchise).
So, to extol the Anna Kendrick-ness of Anna Kendrick, here are 10 reasons why she’s better than you, us and just about everybody else. Read more…