Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Screenshot Anna Kendrick Beca 3

Pitch Perfect will always hold a special place in my heart. It proves that something so terribly marketed can overcome even the lowest of expectations. It came across as a mashup between Stomp the Yard and Glee. I wouldn’t be wrong in thinking this as for the most part it is, but Kay Cannon’s (30 Rock; New Girl) incredibly slick script and Jason Moore’s (Dawson’s Creek; One Tree Hill) keen direction pulled together one of the most entertaining movies of 2012, in my opinion. Pitch Perfect 2 delivers a few good surprises, but comes off slightly disjointed within a familiar routine. Thankfully the film maintains the franchise’s quick-witted dialogue and provides exciting new performances with its delightful cast. Continue reading

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Second ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Trailer is Aca-Patriotic #Merica [111 Screenshots]

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Screenshot Barden Bellas Pillow Fight

Hot on the heels of its big Super Bowl spot featuring the Green Bay Packers earlier this month, a second full-length trailer has debuted for Pitch Perfect 2. The Barden Bellas will be back in action this May as they look to take on the world as Mighty Ducks 2 style as Team USA in the A Capella World Championships held in Copenhagen, Denmark. You’ll find the latest, patriotic trailer after the jump. Continue reading

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Super Bowl Trailer Pits the Bellas Vs. Green Bay Packers [52 Screenshots]

Pitch Perfect 2 Super Bowl Trailer

Who knew Clay Matthews, David Bakhtiari, TJ Lang, Josh Sitton, Don Barclay, and Jordan Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers had the power of singing covers of songs without any instruments, but from their mouths. The latest teaser of Pitch Perfect 2 came unexpectedly during Super Bowl XLIX today and welcomed the Barden Bellas into the big leagues. Check out the trailer after the break and see why the Packers are too Bootylicious for you. Continue reading

First ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Trailer Takes The Bellas on an Aca-Adventure Across the Globe to Crush Foreign Oppressors (101 Screenshots)

Pitch Perfect 2 Teaser Trailer and Poster

The Barden Bellas have returned to crush it following their unexpected smash hit that took the world by storm in 2012. Universal has released the first teaser trailer and poster for Pitch Perfect 2 to the sweet tune of “Cups,” obviously. Winning the National Championship wasn’t enough, and now the Bellas will be taking their vocal range across the pond. Watch the new trailer after the break. Continue reading

Elizabeth Banks Confirmed to Direct ‘Pitch Pefect 2’

Elizabeth Banks Confirmed to Direct 'Pitch Pefect 2'

It has been officially confirmed that Effie Trinket Elizabeth Banks will be making her feature length directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2. Banks will bring her keen comedic talents to as she was the producer of the first Pitch Perfect. This is a caglorious news. Learn more after the break.  Continue reading

Where’d They Come From? The 10 Most Surprising Movies of 2012

Top 10 Surprising Movies 2012

There are hundreds of movie trailers released each year, which many of the films promoted we do not get the chance to see or we brush them off because of poor marketing. But if we don’t take the risk and never open our movie palettes to embrace the unknown, how will we ever know what’s good? There were plenty of movies in 2012 that I had very low expectations for, but after sitting down and watching what were assumably stinkers, I had discovered I was completely wrong to misjudge them. See the most surprising films of 2012 after the break. Continue reading

The Pick of the Litter: My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2012

Top 10 Best Favorite Movies of 2012

2012 was quite an interesting year at the cinema. While such films as Magic Mike and Pitch Perfect took audiences by surprise, there were many that did not fulfill our expectations, like The Dark Knight Rises. A lot of hits and misses this year too, but as I sifted through the weaker entries I managed to pull out 10 shining stars that that I could claim as my favorites of the 2012. Check out the full list after the break. Continue reading

‘Lincoln’ Earns Record Nominations for 2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards Nominees

As we move along into awards season, we are beginning to see a very close race between all of the major categories, particularly for Best Picture. Spielberg’s Lincoln is at the pinnacle of the mountain right now, receiving a record breaking 13 nominations for the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. There is always time for surprises before we hit the red carpets. See the full list of nominees after the break. Continue reading

Box Office Battlefield: Taken 2, Frankenweenie, and V/H/S

Box Office Battlefield Taken 2 Frankenweenie

The weekend warriors for October 5, 2012 include Taken 2 and Frankenweenie, along with an expansion of Pitch Perfect and the limited release of V/H/S. Box Office Battlefield is a recurring rundown of the upcoming movie releases for the weekend. In the film industry, each weekend, movie studios enter the glorious battlefield for your hard earned dollars, but not everybody can afford to see every film that is released. Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take priority over the others. Continue reading

Watch the Stars of ‘Pitch Perfect’ and Their Fans Perform ‘Starships’ with Mike Tompkins

Pitch Perfect Cast Performs Starships with Mike Tompkins

Due to positive word of mouth, Pitch Perfect released in select theaters early this past weekend. To help promote the film, the cast recently shot a performance cover of “Starships” by Nicki Minaj with vocal assistance by Mike Tompkins, a singer songwriter who does some pretty impressive a capella work. Not only did the cast sing along,  but they got their fans involved. The collaboration works out really well in this neat little music video you can find after the jump. Continue reading