Once you’ve seen a movie a few times, the main story just isn’t as exciting. Your eyes begin to wander around the frame seeking other details. You might find surprises the filmmaker put in there on purpose, or happy accidents, but either way, the best movies always find ways to reward a viewer over and over again.
A movie that definitely fits that description is the first Pitch Perfect. It’s an immensely entertaining and rewarding film that gets better with every single rewatch. Want to know why Pitch Perfect 2 just made $70 million at the box office opening weekend? It’s because fans watched the first film so many times, they were dying for something new from the characters.
Since its release, I’ve watched Pitch Perfect dozens of times and have gotten to a point where the big moments aren’t my favorites. Instead, I’ve become semi-obsessed with some smaller moments. Forty-five of them, to be exact. Some of these are tiny nuances in a performance, weird line deliveries, or an odd piece of production design. Others are funny lines, random asides, touching moments, or scenes that I look at in a different way than most people. Either way, add this odd collection of randomness with the obvious stuff, like the music, and you’ve got a fantastic movie that made a really great sequel.
Below, read along with what I feel are the most random, funny, under-appreciated and best Pitch Perfect moments.
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Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Pitch Perfect 2 hasn’t even hit theaters, but the Barden Bellas are already preparing for their next show. Or at least one of them is. Rebel Wilson, who plays Fat Amy, has confirmed that a Pitch Perfect 3 is coming, and that she is set to star. More on Pitch Perfect 3 after the jump. Read More »
The new Pitch Perfect 2 trailer is out and this time the stakes are bigger. Think: global. This time, the Barden Bellas literally compete in a worldwide a cappella competition. While the first trailer gave a hint of what this meant for the movie, the new one takes it a step beyond. As it says in the trailer, the world is about to get pitch slapped.
Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Elizabeth Banks, stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Hailee Steinfeld. It opens May 15 in the US. Watch the new Pitch Perfect 2 trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
From the moment it was announced that Paul Feig would be directing an all-female Ghostbusters rebootquel, fans have been gossiping and speculating about which actresses might star. At the moment, no stars have actually been announced — but now a potential star has gone and outed herself.
Rebel Wilson, who had a supporting role in Feig’s Bridesmaids, revealed she’s already met about a role in the upcoming movie. However, she also stressed that no decisions have been made as of yet. Hit the jump for more Rebel Wilson Ghostbusters 3 chatter.
Update December 11: Jennifer Lawrence says she has also met with Feig. Check out a video below.
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The Barden Bellas have already conquered the United States. In Pitch Perfect 2, they take on the world. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson lead the cast of the a capella sequel, which hits theaters May 15. This time, the Bellas will attempt to win the world a capella championships, something no U.S. team has ever done. Along they way they’ll bond, go camping, haze new recruits and explore what looks like an underground world of a capella that includes David Cross, NFL star Clay Matthews and more.
But Pitch Perfect 2 isn’t all fun and games, as you’ll see right at the beginning of this trailer. It looks like there’s gonna be some emotion along side the jokes, part of the formula that made the 2012 original such a big cult hit. Below, watch the first Pitch Perfect 2 trailer.
UPDATE: We’ve added a bunch of photos from the set of the film. Check them out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Everyone’s favorite museum security guard is at it again in the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer. This time, Larry (Ben Stiller) and his pals are concerned that there’s something wrong with the tablet that brings the exhibits to life every night.
This requires them to travel to the British Museum, where the tablet’s creator (Ben Kingsley) resides, and where they get to meet, among others, the dashing hero Lancelot (Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens) and a very Rebel Wilson-y security guard played by Rebel Wilson. Hit the jump to watch the first Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer.
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Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Barden Bellas are back! Well, technically they won’t be back on the big screen until next spring. But the actors who play them are back together in Louisiana for shooting right now, and the first Pitch Perfect 2 image has just been revealed from the set. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
After putting in her time with the Barden Bellas, Rebel Wilson will be reporting for duty to the the U.S. military. The Aussie actress is attached to star in Private Benjamin, New Line’s remake of the 1980 comedy starring Goldie Hawn. Hit the jump for more details on the new version.
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Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sequels: They aren’t just for movies anymore! Today’s Sequel Bits includes updates on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad, Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel Petals on the Wind, and Fox’s 24 follow-up 24: Live Another Day. Also after the jump:
- Rebel Wilson tweets a look at Pitch Perfect 2 rehearsals
- Another Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie is coming
- Luc Besson doesn’t sound so sure about a Lucy sequel
- … but he seems quite certain Taken 3 has the best script of the series
- Speaking of which, here’s how to be an extra in Taken 3
- The Crouching Tiger prequel will go to the land of the hobbits
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Briefly: It has a director and a release date, and now Pitch Perfect 2 has its biggest stars. In what was pretty much a no-brainer, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have both signed on to star in the a capella sequel already set to hit theaters on May 15, 2015. Co-star and producer Elizabeth Banks will make her directorial debut from a script by Kay Cannon.
In the first film, Kendrick and Wilson were the breakout stars. Having each sign to return was likely the most crucial dealmaking for the returning cast. With them locked in, things are full steam ahead. Aca-excellent. [The Hollywood Reporter].