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Watch: The End Of The World Arrives With Trailer For 'Rapturepalooza' Starring Anna Kendrick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2013 5:25 PM
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Well, it's ambitions were certainly up there. First announced two years ago, we kind of totally forgot about "Rapturepalooza," but Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley had signed on for a comedy that was aiming to be something like "Zombieland" meets "The Big Lebowski." But judging by this new trailer for the movie, the filmmakers missed the mark...and then some...

Tony Award Nominee Jeremy Jordan To Star Opposite Anna Kendrick In Musical ‘The Last 5 Years’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 22, 2013 1:36 PM
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In October, rising star and talented actress-singer Anna Kendrick signed on to play the female lead in a film adaptation of the successful time-warp romantic musical “The Last 5 Years.” Now, Broadway golden boy Jeremy Jordan has been cast as her love interest, a choice that is sure to get the theater kids jazzed up. Jordan was Tony Award-nominated for his lead performance as Jack Kelly in “Newsies” last year, has also starred in the film musical “Joyful Noise” with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and can currently can be seen in season 2 of "Smash."

First Look: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 8, 2013 1:57 PM
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Since 2005, director Joe Swanberg has shot over a dozen feature-length DIY films. He helped kick off the term "mumblecore" in 2005 with his debut, "Kissing on the Mouth," and he's known for micro-budgeted indies like "Hannah Takes The Stairs" (which helped launch Greta Gerwig's career), "Nights & Weekends" and "Alexander The Last." But after making about fourteen features (plus shorts) in about seven years, Swanberg's finally trying his hand at something different: a sort-of Hollywood film called "Drinking Buddies," starring the biggest names that have ever been in any of his films: Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson ("New Girl"), Ron Livingston and director Ti West.

Discuss: Which 'Twilight' Stars Will Still Have Careers Once The Franchise Ends?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 11:01 AM
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And so they face the final curtain. This week "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2," the fifth film in the franchise based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling young-adult vampire novels, will hit theaters (read our review here). And while Lionsgate and Summit are hoping to extend the life of their cash cow, for the moment this movie marks the end of the franchise and the story of star-crossed lovers Edward Cullen and Bella Swann.

Anna Kendrick To Star In Timeline-Swapping Relationship Musical 'The Last Five Years'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 22, 2012 10:03 AM
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While remaining the constant between two recent projects propelled by excellent word-of-mouth, "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" and “Pitch Perfect” actress Anna Kendrick nonetheless proved her 2010 Oscar nomination a worthy pick. While that honor was for her supporting work opposite George Clooney in “Up In The Air,” she's slowly taken more of a central role starting with 'Pitch,' and now she's found another starring project that keeps her singing talents in focus yet again.

Stars Line Up To Take Part In Reading For Rob Marshall's 'Into The Woods' As Meryl Streep In Talks For Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 2:57 PM
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When you're a Tony-award winning director, who has transitioned easily into the movie world earning both Oscar success ("Chicago") and blockbuster money ("Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") people are going to jump out of windows to get a shot at what you're doing next. And it seems there were a lot of open windows in Hollywood

Review: 'Pitch Perfect' Hits All The Right Notes

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • September 27, 2012 9:03 AM
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Luckily, "Pitch Perfect" has just enough flaws to (almost) keep us from making terrible puns around its title, but this fun comedy is good enough to leave an a cappella version of "No Diggity" stuck in your head. For a week. If this film does as well as it should, expect an influx of mediocre singers at karaoke; meanwhile we'll stick to practicing our rendition of "Starships" in the shower as we relive the awesomeness.

'Pitch Perfect' Soundtrack Features Covers Of Madonna, Salt N' Pepa, The Bangles & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 6, 2012 6:00 PM
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As serious-minded cinephiles who couldn't be persuaded to sit through an episode of "Glee" if the lives of their loved ones were at stake, there is absolutely no way that we kind of secretly want to see "Pitch Perfect." No, sir. Not us. We certainly weren't pleasantly surprised by a trailer that seems to have a little more spark and wit than the average teen movie, and featured what seems to be a killer comic performance by "Bridesmaids" star Rebel Wilson. And there's definitely no way that we'd pay to see the ludicrously talented Anna Kendrick read from the lengthy instruction booklet for a Blu-ray player (although, curiously we did draw the line at "What To Expect When You're Expecting."

Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots Reportedly In Running For Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2012 9:00 AM
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Despite the massive success of “The Avengers,” Marvel isn’t resting on its laurels and is hard at work on the next phase of films that will lead into the sequel of the superhero team-up film, which already has a release date set of May 1, 2015. Last month saw the addition of Anthony Mackie to the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as Falcon and now we have a list of frontrunners for the female lead in the sequel.

Watch: Anna Kendrick Sings 'No Diggity' In Extended Clip From Musical Comedy 'Pitch Perfect'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 10, 2012 3:35 PM
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“OH SNAP, no she didn’t!,” is what we’d imagine the filmmakers behind the Anna Kendrick-starring “Pitch Perfect” want us to say throughout the majority of the running time for this film, which goes where few films have gone before in an effort to take a “Bring it On”-style comedic riff on a capella groups in college. When Barden University freshman Beca is discovered to have some impressive singing skills by a member of the university’s a cappella squad The Bellas – the school’s all-girl singing group – it really heats up the campus competition between The Bellas and their male rivals.

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