A Preview of the Valentine’s Day Weekend Movie Line-up

THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Image Credit: Lucky Monkey Pictures)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Image Credit: Lucky Monkey Pictures)

Valentine’s Day can be a polarizing topic of conversation. Some are bitter they do not have someone with whom to share the greeting card-stuffed, flowery holiday. Some ignore it. Some actually have a significant other and thus embark in all the cutesy, heart-filled stereotypes associated with the day. Continue reading

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INTO THE WOODS (Image Credit: Peter Mountain/Disney)

Meet the cast of ‘Into the Woods!’

INTO THE WOODS (Image Credit: Peter Mountain/Disney)

Anna Kendrick in INTO THE WOODS (Image Credit: Peter Mountain/Disney)

As both a diehard musical theatre fan and a diehard movie fan, I’m always pleased when I can satisfy my musical and movie cravings in one sitting. I adore the film and musical versions of Rent, The Phantom of the Opera and Annie, among others, so I get excited when new musicals are put onscreen. And it’s only better when they’re musicals I love like Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods! Continue reading

Celebrity (Girl) Crush: Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick attends a screening of DRINKING BUDDIES (Image Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)

Anna Kendrick attends a screening of DRINKING BUDDIES (Image Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for BFI)

Why is Anna Kendrick my celebrity girl crush? She’s hilarious, talented and a big name star…That’s why! You know her from Pitch Perfect and Up In The Air. She plays the smart, sarcastic, funny girl in many of her films and she’s very charismatic and down-to-earth during interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from her movies. What sets Anna apart from other actresses is that she has an amazing singing voice, and she has sung in several of her films. She’s even a rapper in Pitch Perfect! I was excited to learn that Anna is the lead in two musical films coming out this year – The Last 5 Years and Into The Woods! I’m clearly a fan of Anna’s work, but in case you need more persuading here are 3 reasons why YOU should join the Anna Kendrick Fan Club… Continue reading

Would you want to see a ‘Pitch Perfect’ sequel?

(Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

(Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

According to a recent Movieweb article, a Pitch Perfect sequel is in the works! Skylar Astin, who played Jesse in the first film, told Movieweb that he and co-star Rebel Wilson are currently in talks with representatives from Universal regarding the development of the sequel, but did not have much more information to share at this point. As funny as I found Pitch Perfect to be, I’m a bit surprised Universal is considering a sequel for two reasons: one is that the first film was not a huge box office money maker and two being that sequels to these kinds of films often make even less (consider the Mean Girls or Bring It On sequels).

However, Pitch Perfect has begun to develop a cult like following with much being made of the film’s sharp and relatable humor (as well a Rebel Wilson’s wonderful comedic timing and Anna Kendrick’s surprisingly good singing voice; if you haven’t seen the clip of her singing live with a cup on Letterman, you’re missing out!). Universal might just be banking on that cult following to keep fans coming back for more installments of a capella goodness, with or without Astin, Kendrick, Wilson, and the rest of the film’s stars.

I, for one, would definitely check out a Pitch Perfect sequel as long as some of the original cast is involved. I enjoyed the first film enough that I would like to see more of the original characters, but if it was a total recast, I don’t know how enthusiastic I would be. Would you want to see a Pitch Perfect sequel? Let us know in the comments!

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