Remember Anna Kendrick's character's awesome audition for the Bellas in Pitch Perfect? She used one cup, her hands, and her beautiful singing voice to cover the song "You're Gonna Miss Me" by Lulu and the Lampshades, and though Pitch Perfect came out last Summer, there's now an official music video starring Kendrick and her glorious pipes. If you loved that song like I did, relive it now with Kendrick as a daydreaming biscuit-baker.
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In addition to the following, Premium Rush, Resident Evil: Retribution, Arbitrage, and Killer Joe are also available on DVD this week.
Anna Kendrick stars as a college freshman who reluctanty joins a female a capella group. Though she's initially skeptical about joining leaders Chloe (Brittany Snow) and Aubrey (Anna Camp) and their medley of quirky peers in singing dated songs, she eventually comes around. Soon she realizes her knack for song mixing may benefit the team and help them defeat the competing boys' a capella group. Though some may find the comedy to be formulaic, the songs are enjoyable, as are supporting actors Rebel Wilson and Skylar Astin. The DVD comes with deleted scenes and a couple featurettes.
Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, and Justin Timberlake headline the impressive cast of this baseball dramedy. Gus (Eastwood) is a grumpy old baseball recruiter embarking on his last scouting trip as the clock ticks on his waning eyesight. He's begrudgingly joined by his daughter, Mickey (Adams), with whom he shares a rocky relationship. While on the road, a good-natured fellow recruiter Johnny (Justin Timberlake) takes an interest in the uptight Mickey. Trouble With the Curve tries to go in so many directions but never fully commits, and though it has its moments, the end result is boring and cheesy. The DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette with Adams and Timberlake.
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Liam Neeson's thriller sequel Taken 2 took the top spot at the box office this weekend, hauling in $50 million in its debut. Last week's top earner, Hotel Transylvania, dropped to second place, with $26.3 million. Pitch Perfect made $14.7 in its first week in wide release, followed by Looper with $12.2 million. Frankenweenie took in $11.5 million in its opening weekend to round out the top five. The week's other new releases, The Orange and The Paperboy, took in $180,000 and $110,000, respectively.
Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee are just a few of the multitalented cast members in the new musical comedy Pitch Perfect. We recently caught up with the foursome at a press day for the film, where they told us about the songs they chose to audition with. They also weighed in on Anna's character's seriously unfortunate nervous tic and trading in a diet of donuts to take on the singing and dancing boot camp they were sent to before shooting. Pitch Perfect is in theaters everywhere today.
Elizabeth Banks not only appears in this month's Pitch Perfect, but she also played a behind-the-scenes role as one of the film's producers. We recently sat down with Elizabeth and the musical comedy's director, Jason Moore, to talk about the surprising level of drama in the competitive a cappella world, Rebel Wilson's memorable audition, and making Elizabeth a last-minute addition to the cast. Pitch Perfect hits theaters everywhere on Oct. 5.
Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow play members of an all-female a capella group in the upcoming Pitch Perfect, and while both actresses had solid voices to begin with, they were still put through the paces as they prepped to play competitive singers. We caught up with Anna and Brittany at a recent press day for the movie to hear about the musical boot camp they and their costars were put through and why shooting the comedy sometimes made them feel like they were away at college. Check out our interview, and catch Pitch Perfect in theaters everywhere on Oct. 5.
Rebel Wilson is one of the fastest-rising comedic actors today, with her relatively small but remarkably memorable roles in movies like Bridesmaids and Bachelorette earning her critical praise and audience approval. In Pitch Perfect, Rebel has a chance to stretch both her acting and musical muscles playing a college a cappella competitor. We recently caught up with Rebel to hear about taking on the new challenge and the unexpected role Lady Gaga played in helping her get the part. Pitch Perfect hits theaters this Friday, Oct. 5.
Dying to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing a young Bruce Willis in Looper, altered face and all? Me too — his transformation is one of the reasons I'm excited about this weekend's new releases. Anna Kendrick joins Gordon-Levitt and Willis on the marquee with Pitch Perfect, in which she plays a college student immersing herself into the competitive world of a cappella. If you've got kids along for the ride, check out Hotel Transylvania, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez. Check out all the pictures from these films!