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…
I loved ”Mamma Mia!”, the ABBA movie. I loved “Hairspray.” So of course I also loved “Pitch Perfect.” Watching a group of misfits perform everything from Ace of Base to Rihanna together is infectiously, vicariously fun. But aside from the singing (though the singing is so good!) this is a story of unexpected friendships and life-changing love.
The plot is simple: Aubrey (Anna Camp), the Queen Bee of the Barden Bellas, an all-women’s college a cappella group, desperately tries to revive the girls’ reputation after an unfortunate incident at last year’s finals competition: You only have to YouTube “a cappella barf” to find out what that is. Will they or won’t they triumph in finals this time around? Keep reading »
At first glance, “Pitch Perfect” and “Bring It On” have very little in common.
One’s about a group of girls who are misfits among the misfits — apparently, there is a social hierarchy among glee clubs, and they’re at the very bottom — and the other is full of pretty, popular girls with shiny hair and teeth flipping around in cute cheerleader outfits. Both are the kind of movies that, on paper, sound really silly and kind of embarrassing but prove to be incredibly satisfying and fun to watch by yourself or a gang of friends.
Cheerleading and glee club have more in common than you’d think, or, for that matter, than what most high schoolers would like to think. Both are highly competitive activities most people think are a waste of time, but they actually take a lot of practice and talent. Both require matching outfits and strong personalities, which inevitably leads to lots of drama. And, sometimes, these activities lead to injuries and/or projective vomiting. Read more…
Actress, writer, and stand-up comedienne Rebel Wilson moved to the States from Australia just a few years ago, but her turn as Kristin Wiig’s bizarre roommate in “Bridesmaids” left everybody wanting more. With the smash hit film as her inaugural American movie, Rebel has quickly accelerated to the top of everybody’s Stars To Watch list ― and for good reason. She’s smart (she even has a law degree!), hilarious, and brimming with the kind of cheerful self-awareness that makes her a true stand-out. It’s worth getting to know Rebel a little better, because she’s not going anywhere. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, we got to know all about The Bellas, the all girls a capella group from the upcoming film Pitch Perfect — but what about the dudes? Meet The Treblemakers, including bully-ish Bumper (played by Adam DeVine) and sweetheart Jesse (played by Skylar Astin), the bad boys from Barton University! Watch the video above to learn more about them and be sure to see “Pitch Perfect” when it hits theaters on October 5! [Official Site] Keep reading »
We are so so so psyched to see “Pitch Perfect” when it hits theaters on October 5. “Glee” meets “Bring It On”? Um, yes please! But in advance of seeing the film, we should probably get to know our roster of high-note-hitting glee club members, The Bellas. In the video above, find out more about how The Bellas start out and who they become once Anna Kendrick’s Beca and Rebel Wilson’s Fat Amy (seriously, that’s her character’s name…) start singing. [Official Site]
Want to see an advance screening of Universal’s upcoming comedy “Pitch Perfect”? We’re giving YOU the chance to watch the movie next week! The first 10 people to RSVP to the screenings available in each city (New York, Los Angeles-area, and San Francisco-area) will get First In Line passes for themselves and a friend (so 20 passes per city are up for grabs). But move quick, because the tickets will go fast and once 10 people have RSVP’d per city, that screening will close! So, RSVP here, print out your tickets, and don’t forget to arrive at least 30 minutes before the screening.
About “Pitch Perfect”: Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy “Pitch Perfect.”