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The Breakout Performances Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 11, 2012 1:56 PM
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One of the great thrills of being a movie fan is discovery. In a few weeks, we'll be rolling out our lists of the films we're looking forward to in 2013, many of which come from established names. And yet invariably, many of the best movies that will surprise us over the next twelve months will be ones that are, as yet, barely on our radar, from directors with no track record, and featuring actors who you wouldn't have been able to pick from a line up a few months earlier.

Rebel Wilson Sells Comedy Pitch To Universal That She'll Write & Star In

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 10, 2012 10:22 AM
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Coming off a great performance in “Pitch Perfect,” which is performing solidly in theaters at the moment, Rebel Wilson’s career looks in pretty great shape. She’s got a lead role in Miguel Arteta’s brewing indie comedy “Unicorn Store,” "Glee" star Chris Colfer’s “Struck By Lightning,” and Michael Bay’s “Pain and Gain” on her upcoming slate, and her self-penned comedy pilot “Super Fun Night” is also in development over at ABC.

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.

ABC Banks Their New Comedy Shows On Malin Akerman & Rebel Wilson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 26, 2012 11:58 AM
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Following breakthrough supporting turns in “Bridesmaids” and “Watchmen” respectively, Rebel Wilson and Malin Akerman have experienced a jump to more prominent roles, but of varying degrees of quality. Wilson recently plumbed the raunchy comedy route to much less success in the appalling “Bachelorette,” while Akerman impressed in the unfairly overlooked "Wanderlust," but als co-starred in the already forgotten Nicolas Cage thriller “Stolen.” But now it seems the small screen might fit both actresses' wishes, and on the same network no less.

'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."

'Bridesmaids' Star Rebel Wilson To Lead Miguel Arteta's 'Unicorn Store'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 14, 2012 3:40 PM
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While larger than life guys like Kevin James and Seth Rogen can command leading roles in movies, when it comes to women, the playbook isn't the same. Sure, women are allowed to be funny too, but generally only if they’re deemed skinny and attractive enough first. Hell, they even cast Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones. But the tide is changing...

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.

New Images Of Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher & Rebel Wilson In 'Bachelorette'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 11:56 AM
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As last year's smash hit "Bridesmaids" showed, girls can get just as rowdy as guys, and deliver big laughs and box office along the way. And while that film told the story of marriage and it's effect on friendship from the engagement right to the wedding day, it missed one key component of that whole arc. And that's where "Bachelorette" fits in.

Cocaine & Blowjobs: Red Band Trailer For 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher & Rebel Wilson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 11:53 AM
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While the first trailer for "Bachelorette" was amusing, it didn't seem to quite capture the spirit that has earned the girls-gone-bad comedy an R rating. But in case you wanted to know how foul things get, a new red band spot has dropped, and among the first things mentioned in the spot are blowjobs and cocaine. Getting our attention? Mission accomplished.

Watch: Amusing Trailer For 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher & Rebel Wilson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2012 4:57 PM
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There's no doubt the "Bridesmaids" comparisons will be thrown around for this one, and certainly the success of that film likely helped this one get in front of cameras last summer, but there are some slight variations in "Bachelorette." While in Paul Feig's film the bachelorette party ultimately gets canceled, here it's the centerpiece of the entire movie. Moreover, "Bachelorette" looks like it could be substantially fun, and the cast is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

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