Tag: Anna Kendrick

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour
TROLLS WORLD TOUR Genre: Animation Rating: PG Running Time: 9o mins. Where Can You See It?: On Demand (Rent for $19.99) Premise: Poppy (Anna Kendrick) discovers that the Troll World is bigger than just her Pop kingdom. There are other musical troll kingdoms, like Country, Classical, Techno, Funk, and Rock. When Queen Barb (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom) of the Rock... Read more »

Movie Review: Trolls

Movie Review: Trolls
TROLLS Genre: Animated Musical Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 92 mins. Premise: Fun, music-loving, big-haired trolls find thier peaceful existence threatened when their hideout is ambushed by the troll-eating Bergens and several trolls are kidnapped. It’s up to perpetually peppy Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and stick-in-the-mud Branch (Justin Timberlake) to save the day. Behind-the-Scenes: Timberlake produced the soundtrack album, which... Read more »

Hammering Out... Pitch Perfect 2

Hammering Out... Pitch Perfect 2
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: PITCH PERFECT 2. JOHN: I love the first Pitch Perfect.  It came out in 2012 and if I recall correctly, I named it my third favorite movie of the year, after Skyfall and The... Read more »
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Who's America's New Sweetheart?

WHY HER: She fits the mold of a quirky rom-com lead to a T. She already starred in the fabulous (and more prestigious) rom-com, 50 Days of Summer. She's acquitting herself quite nicely on her FOX sitcom, New Girl, and proving (with Jake Johnson) that she can do on-screen chemistry and do it well.

WHY NOT HER: A lot of people really, really don't like her for some reason. She might be too polarizing.
I discovered something very disturbing the other day. In 2013 there are no awful/amazing romantic comedies (OK, except this one, which looks horribly amazing and embarrassing for all involved) on the docket. None. Not a 27 Dresses, not a How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, not even a Bride Wars. Nothing. How will... Read more »

50/50 Beats the Odds to Give "Dramedy" A Good Name Again

50/50 Beats the Odds to Give "Dramedy" A Good Name Again
50/50 Genre: Dramatic Comedy Premise: 27 year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is dealt a serious blow when he’s diagnosed with a rare form of back cancer.  His best friend (Seth Rogen) and an inexperienced new therapist (Anna Kendrick) help him cope. Behind-the-Scenes: The story is loosely based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s own life.  Like the character of Adam, Will... Read more »