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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Briefly: The two newest members of the Barden Treblemakers are now officially returning for Pitch Perfect 2. Roommates turned a capella singers Jesse (Skylar Astin) and Benji (Ben Platt) have now both officially signed to return for the currently in-production sequel. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, almost all of the original cast is returning – including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine – as well as newcomers Haliee Steinfeld and Katey Segal. It’s scheduled for release May 15, 2015. [Deadline and Twitter]
As usual, the MTV Movie Awards this year were pretty uneventful. The best bit happened right at the beginning when host Rebel Wilson got the majority of her Pitch Perfect co-stars to do an a capella opening. Yup, that’s right, the Barden Bellas and Treblemakers hit the MTV stage Sunday night to sing a medley of popular hits including Macklemore’s Thrift Shop, Eminem’s Lose Yourself and more.
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Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:
- Alexis Bledel, Kyle McLachlan, Hope Davis, and more get pilots
- Downton Abbey loses one character but gains six more
- Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
- A bunch of Fox shows including The Following get early renewals
- The Zero Hour has gets cancelled by ABC after just three episodes
- Will Jimmy Fallon take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
- The X-Files finally gets a tenth season… as a comic book
- Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
- Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
- See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
- Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season
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Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Think you had a wild 21st birthday? Unless your evening ended with you screaming atop a minivan with a teddy bear dangling from your genitals, it’s safe to assume the guys of 21 and Over have you beat.
Justin Chon (Twilight) stars as straight-A college student Jeff Chang, whose plans for a quiet birthday celebration are thwarted in epic fashion when his two BFFs (Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin and Project X‘s Miles Teller) surprise him with a night out. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
We’ve witnessed frat boy shenanigans from both grown-ass men (Old School, the Hangover films) and underage teens (Project X), and we’ll be seeing them from the senior citizen set when Last Vegas opens next year. But such antics never seem more appropriate than when they’re being perpetrated by actual college-aged kids.
21 and Over is exactly what the title suggests — a comedy from the “one crazy night” subgenre about a boozy 21st birthday celebration gone horribly, hilariously wrong. Justin Chon (Twilight) stars as birthday boy Jeff Chang, who’s planning a quiet night at home in preparation for an important grad school interview. His plans change when his BFFs (Miles Teller and Skylar Astin) arrive unannounced, dragging him out for a wild evening that just keeps getting stranger. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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