2 out of 5 stars.
The Pitch Perfect franchise is a series I really want to love. I think the first film is witty and engaging, with great music and a fun story that still holds up in the five years since it's been released. However, the second, and now third installments have turned into meandering messes with few jokes that land and a cast that, while talented, doesn't really get to do much.Read More
File this under "Disgusting."Read More
Last Week Tonight joined the many hosts buying figures from the Hall of Presidents & First Ladies Wax Museum, but goes 10 steps further.Read More
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are in talks to star in Paul Feig's new thriller A Simple Favor, an adaptation of Darcey Bell's novel that's been described as "in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.Read More
Stephen Hawking Auditions New Voices With the Help of Felicity Jones, John Boyega, Lin-Manuel Miranda, More
Stephen Hawking is known for—among other things like being brilliant—having a great sense of humor, so it was great to see him get involved with the UK's Red Nose Day, a charity event organized by Comic Relief. He's also known for the computer voice he's been sporting for decades, but his skit featured Felicity Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Boyega, and more auditioning to take up the role.Read More
After seven seasons, the significant shift on Great British Bake-Off has left many fans upset in the aftermath--and that includes actress Anna Kendrick.Read More
#TeamShannon. There, I said it.
Marvel's currently in the market for a network on which they can place a comedy series based on New Warriors, with Squirrel Girl spearheading the young Avengers-like group.Read More
Or a show? Or even a post-or-mid-credits scene?!
The latest fans to chime in on the great Who Should Play Squirrel Girl Debate of 2016? The Russo Brothers, who have come out in favor of the ever-popular Anna Kendrick.Read More
I am firmly in favor of this idea.
Kendrick has definitely proven her comedy chops time and again; couldn't you just picture her talking to her BFF Tippy-Toe? Any Squirrel Girl adaptation is likely still a long ways off, so that leaves Kendrick with plenty of time to read all the comics.Read More
Margot Robbie loved Harry Potter so much as a youngster that she faked having poor vision in order to get glasses, just like the book's hero.Read More
In honor of yesterday's Super Bowl, The Late Late Show with James Corden featured a "History of Sports Movies" sketch starring Anna Kendrick.Read More
Sometimes you have to just sit back and marvel (
no pun intended) at the things that humanity can do.
No Jedi Left Behind!
This new Star Wars Battlefront trailer is making me feel feelings, specifically "this is very weird" and "why am I not on Hoth now."Read More
Getting stood up by your date is way easier when you've got a regular table at the Russian Tea Room, an awesome (if flashy) Kate Spade purse, and you get to hang out over dessert with Gloria Freaking Steinem. It's a good day to be Anna Kendrick.Read More
Oh hey, remember that Trolls movie that we were all confused about? The idea of a Trolls movie appeals to me as much as a PEZ movie, to be completely honest, but the cast might change my mind (and by cast I mean Anna Kendrick).Read More
Well, we already had some unofficial confirmation, what with Rebel Wilson telling the L.A. Times that she's already signed to do it. Now, we have word that Pitch Perfect 3 is officially moving forward!Read More
We still have a while to wait for Disney's fifth Indiana Jones movie, but you can get your archeology jollies right now in this Anna Kendrick-starring "Indiana Jones Reboot" skit in honor of Red Nose Day.Read More
Stop, collaborate and listen.
Oh, Anna Kendrick. You're fresh off your recent Pitch Perfect 2 premiere, and here you come to destroy James Corden in the worst way.Read More
I just want an internal-conflict-free acapella movie for once.
It's easier to turn off the critical part of your brain and give yourself permission to enjoy a movie despite its problematic elements when you're not going in with the intent to review it, so there's a fair chance you're going to like Pitch Perfect 2 more than I did.Read More
Rejoice, BeChloe shippers.
I was varying degrees of disappointed and conflicted by Pitch Perfect 2 (look for our full review tomorrow), but regardless of the movie's many problematic elements, I still love that a comedy franchise about talented ladies getting shit done has found such a dedicated fandom... one that Anna Kendrick is about to make very happy.Read More