Releasing a third Pitch Perfect movie is like singing to a choir — its built-in audience will propel the movie to the top of the box office charts no matter the Rotten Tomatoes score.
And with Pitch Perfect 3‘s $30.3 million international haul pushing the franchise past the $500 million mark worldwide, it proves that these Bellas still have it. But despite the impressive global numbers, the third and final Pitch Perfect film is down considerably from the second movie at the box office. Aca-not awesome.
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This weekend brings Pitch Perfect 3 to theaters, offering a different kind of musical opposite Hugh Jackman’s circus extravaganza in The Greatest Showman. So just in case you haven’t seen the first two installments of the a capella franchise, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Chrissie Fit, Hana Mae Lee, and Ester Dean took the time to run through both Pitch Perfect movies in under seven minutes. It’s not as fun musically, but it’s a good way to catch up for anyone who has a friend dragging them to the final performance of the Bellas.
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Pitch Perfect 3 cannot shake the stench of desperation from start to finish. Here is a film that has no good creative reason to exist, made by people who are painfully aware of that fact. Though this third entry in the unexpected franchise brings together most of the key players who made the 2012 original mostly delightful, there is a tired, frantic sense to these proceedings. Once, Pitch Perfect wanted to be a playful, upbeat modern musical. Pitch Perfect 3 can’t help but struggle to achieve even that basic ambition. This movie is being marketed as the final chapter, which still might be one too many.
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Those dang millennials, let me tell you. As I’ve been told by numerous think-pieces, they’re killing off everything, checking their phones too much, and riding their roller blades all over the town. But here’s one old fashioned thing millennials are still interested in: going to the movies. At least during the current holiday season. A new study by Fandango reveals that those crafty, hard-to-pin-down millennials are planning to flock to multiplexes to take in new films like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
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The ladies are back, pitches. In Pitch Perfect 3, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and the rest of the acapella-singing Bellas have graduated from Barden University and are looking for work in the real world. When they’re given a chance to sing together during a USO tour overseas, they jump at the chance, but the Bellas are going to have to face off against competition they’ve never faced before: musicians who use instruments other than their mouths.
In this new clip from the film, the Bellas meet their fellow performers and launch into a classic riff-off…which leads to a lot of confusion (and some pretty catchy tunes).
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a closer look at Thor: Ragnarok through a scientific lens in an effort to explain any of the sci-fi comic book elements realistically. Plus, the Bellas teamed up with contestants from The Voice for a Pitch Perfect 3 music video, and a new video essay explores the power of subplots in Hidden Figures. Read More »
The marketing for Pitch Perfect 3 is referring to this as “last call,” so there’s a chance that this truly is the final time audiences will be able to hang out with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and the rest of the Bellas. And while this new trailer for the sequel promises a film that’s just as enjoyable as the first two, it might actually be a good idea for this franchise to go out on top after the curtain falls here, because it seems like it’s reached its natural conclusion.
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Are all you pitches ready for one last round with the Bellas?
The first Pitch Perfect 3 trailer arrived online this weekend, giving us a much better idea of what the a capella group featuring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and more are up to for what appears to be their third and final outing together. All of the Bellas have graduated college now (well, almost all), and they’re having some trouble getting jobs and staying motivated.
Desperate for some semblance of purpose, the Bellas decide to get together for an overseas USO tour that apparently also doubles as some kind of competition. But this is the first time the Bellas will be facing musical groups who don’t just make music with their mouths. So how is that going to turn out? Watch the Pitch Perfect 3 trailer below to find out. Read More »
Production has officially wrapped on the musically charged sequel Pitch Perfect 3, and we know that because a new wrap reel featurette has just arrived to give us our first look at the return of the Bellas after their big world championship win in Pitch Perfect 2.
New director Trish Sie takes us behind the scenes of the sequel where she reveals that the Bellas are going on a global tour, and we get a sneak peek at some of the musical numbers, as well as a surprising action sequence that happens at some point. Watch the Pitch Perfect 3 featurette below for our first glimpse at the sequel. Read More »
The cast of the first Pitch Perfect already had quite the ensemble with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittan Snow and Anna Camp leading the Bellas, with Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin and Ben Platt playing Treblemakers, not to mention Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins as the dedicated a capella commentators. Pitch Perfect 2 beefed up things ever so slightly with Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit joining the ranks of the Bellas. And now another fantastic addition is coming to Pitch Perfect 3.
John Litghow has a decorated career includes Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment,The Pelican Brief, the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Shrek, the underrated Orange County, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the Showtime series Dexter, This Is 40 and more recently a Golden Globe nominated turn as Winston Churchill in The Crown. Now he’s taking a role in Pitch Perfect 3. Read More »