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Pitch Perfect 3 Poster & Synopsis Hit

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A few years back, a little movie called Pitch Perfect hit theaters. The enthusiasm going into the film wasn’t really all that huge, but once it hit, it seemed to catch on like wildfire. The little $17 million picture managed to gross $115 million worldwide, but things really seemed to take off for it when it hit its home release. Like many cult classics, much of its audience picked it up long after it had left theaters. A sequel for the film was inevitable.

In 2015, Pitch Perfect 2 was released, and while the film wasn’t considered as strong as the first one, it still managed to bring the songs and laughs that fans had loved for the first one. It managed to gross a whopping $287 million worldwide on its $29 million budget — a real surprise given its summer release. It was a big hit, and a bit of a pop culture sensation. »

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Pitch Perfect 3 Poster Announces Last Call, Trailer Coming Tomorrow

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Just a few days after Pitch Perfect 3 wrapped production, Universal Pictures has unveiled the first poster, which reveals the tagline "Last Call Pitches." The studio also revealed that the first trailer will debut during VidCon's "Night of Awesome" live stream. It remains unclear if the studio will debut the trailer online after the live stream, although it certainly seems likely, as we get closer and closer to the December 22 release date.

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas Uso tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all return and are joined by additions including John Lithgow and Ruby Rose in this Universal Pictures sequel. Pitch Perfect 3 is again produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions, and is directed by Trish Sie (Step Up All In). Elizabeth Banks was originally slated to direct Pitch Perfect 3, after making her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2.

The first Pitch Perfect movie was a surprise hit when it debuted in 2012, earning $65 million domestically and $115.3 million worldwide, from a $17 million budget. The soundtrack was also a huge hit as well, becoming the highest-selling soundtrack of 2013, selling 1.2 million copies, while the single "Cups" landed on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts, along with two other songs from the soundtrack. This success spawned Pitch Perfect 2, which brought back the main cast and introduced new characters such as Hailee Steinfeld's Emily and Katey Sagal's Katherine. The sequel was an even bigger hit, earning $184.2 million domestic and $287.5 million worldwide, from a $29 million budget.

Pitch Perfect 3 is set for release on December 22, which puts it in the midst of a competitive holiday season, where eight new films open in wide release, over a 10-day span. Disney rolls out what will likely be the biggest movie of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, along with the 20th Century Fox animated movie Ferdinand, with Sony debuting their highly-anticipated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on December 20. This Pitch Perfect sequel will go up against Paramount's Downsizing, Warner Bros.' Bastards and The Weinstein Company's The Six Billion Dollar Man on December 22, with 20th Century Fox's The Greatest Showman on Earth arriving on Christmas Day. Take a look at the new Pitch Perfect 3 poster below, and check back tomorrow night for the new trailer. »

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First poster for Pitch Perfect 3 ahead of this weekend’s trailer

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With the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 set to arrive this weekend, Universal Pictures has debuted the first poster for Trish Sie’s musical comedy threequel which sees the return of Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner and Elizabeth Banks alongside newcomers John Lithgow, Ruby Rose and DJ Khaled; check it out here…

See Also: Watch a teaser featurette for Pitch Perfect 3

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas Uso tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Pitch Perfect 3 is set for release on December 22nd. »

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Check out the first poster for Pitch Perfect 3!

11 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Universal Pictures have released the very first poster for upcoming sequel Pitch Perfect 3. The film is due a trailer this Saturday too.

Trish Sie is directing this time around, with the likes of Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all returning for some more fun, along with newcomers to the series John Lithgow (who will also be seen in this year’s Daddy’s Home 2) and DJ Khaled.

The poster debut follows the premiere of some end of shoot footage, which was released online last week. We’ll bring you the full trailer on Saturday, so keep it Thn.

Here’s that poster.

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John Lithgow Reveals ‘Beatriz At Dinner’ Has ‘Urgent’ Message In Today’s Trump Era

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'Beatriz At Dinner' wasn't meant to be timely, but it sure is now. John Lithgow spoke exclusively with about the story that he hopes will help the state of today's America. »

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Beatriz At Dinner – Review

22 June 2017 4:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Good performances can’t save Beatriz At Dinner, a heavy-handed and poorly-written look at the war between the haves and have-nots. Beatriz (Salma Hayek) is a holistic healer and masseuse from Mexico who maneuvers L.A. traffic in her run-down Vw as she hurries from her job at a cancer facility to the gated mansion of Cathy (Connie Britton). The wealthy woman considers Beatrix a ‘family friend’ since she helped her daughter through a recent illness. Cathy needs a massage before the important dinner party she’s hosting that night for some of her husband Grant’s (David Warshofsky) business associates. When Beatriz can’t get her car started in the driveway, Cathy impulsively invites her to spend the night and join the dinner. Once the guests arrive, things get uncomfortable. First to show up are Alex (Jay Duplass) and Shannon (Chloe Sevigny), young social-climbers impressed by Cathy and Grant’s upscale lifestyle. But things get truly awkward when Grant’s boss Doug Strutt (John Lithgow), an unscrupulous real-estate developer and his wife Jenna (Amy Landecker) arrive. Strutt and Beatriz, who he initially confuses for the wait staff, couldn’t be less alike. Where she is a bohemian spirit with deep connection to all living beings, he is larger-than-life, cunning and focused on success. While she’s grieving over a pet goat recently murdered by a neighbor, he’s bragging about the endangered birds he wants removed from the land earmarked for his latest development (subtlety’s not a strong point here). As they dine, Beatriz listens in on the conversations of these people whose views on politics and profit are so foreign to her. They in turn either humor or ignore her. The fireworks begin after Beatriz, fortified by a few glasses of wine, begins to speak her mind.

Beatriz At Dinner is especially disappointing as it comes from writer Mike White and director Miguel Arteta, the team behind the brilliant 2000 black comedy Chuck & Buck, a squirmy film I often quote (“I didn’t say to act like a retarded kid”). Their new film’s biggest problem is that the script is shallow and lacks subtlety. These characters are caricatures, painted with a broad brush, which might be fine if this was satire but it’s all played so dead serious. Pure-hearted Beatriz may as well have a halo around her head while Strutt is simply a boorish, bigoted jerk lacking any nuance and his behavior just doesn’t ring true. Successful men don’t say “You’re from Mexico? Legally?”, when meeting a Latino woman (they may think it), and just when you think Strutt can’t be anymore exaggerated, the screenplay kicks his douchebaggery up a notch.  Strutt is a big game hunter (because of course he is), who whips out his phone and passes it around to show everyone the photo of him standing triumphantly over the enormous dead rhino he’s bagged. By this point Beatriz has already been established as the sensitive Earth-mother type, so to hand her the phone to take a look at Strutt’s kill makes even less sense than an earlier scene where the clueless wives assume she wants to look at a pic of some celebrities’ herpes-infested genitals.

While the characters may be sterotypes and the message ham-handed, the actors are all good. Lithgow is terrific, but I wish they’d thought outside the box in terms of casting Strutt. He just played a variation of this guy in The Accountant and it’s the type of part Lithgow can play in his sleep. Though just 85 minutes, Beatriz At Dinner still seems padded, mostly with long stretches of Beatriz gazing into the camera, make-up free, her brow furrowed in soulful contemplation. At one point Cathy claims Beatriz is like a Saint and that birds probably fly down and land on her shoulders like Snow White. That would have been a better fantasy/dream sequence that the ill-advised one we’re given involving murderous wish-fulfillment that cheapens the actual, tragic finale. Having these two skilled actors go head-to -head does make Beatriz At Dinner easier to digest, but I still can’t recommend it.

2 of 5 Stars

Beatriz At Dinner opens in St. Louis June 23rd at The fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater and Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Theater

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The Best Films of 2017 (So Far)

21 June 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With new movies from Christopher Nolan, Kathryn Bigelow, and Steven Spielberg on the horizon for the second half of 2017, it’s tempting to conclude that the year is off to a slow start. Truth be told, there have been no shortage of quality releases so far — you just have to look a little harder than the likes of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Wonder Woman,” although both those hits are encouraging in their own way. Because studios tend to hold their serious Oscar contenders till Q4, any mid-year list of favorites naturally skews toward fun, so don’t be surprised to see comedy and horror films among the films that have electrified us so far. Except for “Get Out” — the biggest and most welcome surprise so far this year — the list is alphabetical.

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s racial-nightmare horror movie (pictured, above) is ticklish and disturbing enough to feel like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” directed by Roman Polanski. The powerful connection it has made with audiences demonstrates one of the eternal — but perpetually forgotten — lessons of the movie business: If you dare to make the forbidden film that everyone says you’re not “supposed” to make…they will come! – Og

Beatriz at Dinner

The first comedy of the Age of Trump. In this darkly witty collaboration between director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White (their first dual outing since “Chuck & Buck” and “The Good Girl”), Salma Hayek is all luminous angelic flakiness as Beatriz, a downtrodden New Age massage therapist who gets invited to a client’s high-powered dinner party. There, a proudly piggish real-estate baron (John Lithgow) brings out her vengeful inner tiger. Is he a Trump figure? Yes, but less for his tycoon bluster than for the way he stands in for the death of empathy.  – Og

The Big Sick

Did you notice that romantic comedies have disappeared? That makes Michael Showalter’s indie gem not just a Sundance breakout film but a witty, heart-rending new model for the romcom genre. Set in Chicago, it’s about Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), a stand-up comedian from a traditional Pakistani Muslim family, and Emily (Zoe Kazan), whom he falls in love with but secretly thinks he’s forbidden to marry. Romance and comedy are but two dimensions in a tale of illness, identity, and the way the peskiest of parents can be your best friends.  – Og

Baby Driver

Buckle up for attitude and adrenaline as Edgar Wright revisits the idea behind his music video for Mint Royale’s “Blue Song,” focusing on a getaway driver with a penchant for pop tunes. This unapologetic exercise in style might not be deep, but it makes for some swell summer entertainment. — Pd

Contemporary Color

Although the world lost “Stop Making Sense” director Jonathan Demme earlier this year, we’re fortunate that singer David Byrne is still breaking the sound barrier — and that brothers Bill and Turner Ross were there to witness this ecstatic brainchild, in which top pop acts with 10 high school color guard squads. — Pd

Heal the Living

Gifted French helmer Katell Quillévéré shows compassion for even the most minor characters touched by a tragedy that enables a life-saving heart transplant in this stirring French melodrama. Though it barely made a blip in theatrical release, watch for this deeply felt festival gem when it hits home video in August. — Pd

Land of Mine

How long can you hold your breath? If the answer is anything less than 101 minutes, you might want to rethink watching this white-knuckle Danish war movie, a runner-up for the foreign-language Oscar, in which a team of German soldiers (kids, really) are tasked with removing landmines buried by their comrades. — Pd

The Lego Batman Movie

It lacks the sheer everything-in-this-film-is-awesome novelty of “The Lego Movie,” but it brings off something else. In portraying Batman (played to manly-voiced comic perfection by Will Arnett) as a ruthlessly monomaniacal, paralyzingly insecure compulsive loner, disconnected from everything but his heroic self-branding, Chris McKay’s animated dazzler comes closer to portraying a superhero as a complex being than any comic-book movie has in years.  — Og

Lost in Paris

The year will be hard-pressed to deliver a funnier movie than the latest from physical-comedy partners in crime Abel and Gordon (check your local arthouse listings!). Whether dancing along the Seine or dangling from the Eiffel Tower, the duo make Paris their playground. And don’t miss the last performance by Emmanuelle Riva, who died in January. — Pd


While nothing can top Blumhouse’s brilliant “Get Out” in the horror-as-social-critique category, director Julia Ducournau creeps the bejesus out of audiences with her own unnerving outsider story. Intense hazing scenes prove every bit as scary as the infamous finger-eating moment in a fever-dream that dares us to identify with the monster, a shy French med student who develops a taste for human flesh.  – Og

The Settlers

Attempting to deconstruct the 70-year morass of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis may be a fool’s errand, but no documentary in years — or perhaps decades — has captured the story behind the story the way that Shimon Dotan’s eye-opening chronicle of the Israeli settlement movement does. It allows you to glimpse the grand design of events in a way that even the Israeli leaders who presided over them often didn’t. – Og


After a long stretch of bloated, borderline-embarrassing movies, M. Night Shyamalan pulled off his best surprise yet, delivering ingenuity on a shoestring with this tricksy multiple-personality thriller, which embraces its limitations while making the most of its central asset: a tour-de-force lead performance from cracked-out chameleon James McAvoy. — Pd

Their Finest

While the modern film industry reevaluates the under-representation of women in key roles, Danish director Lone Scherfig reminds that the problem is nothing new, focusing on a female screenwriter’s contributions to England’s wartime propaganda effort. The movie has it all: comedy, romance, intrigue, and a scene-stealing turn from Bill Nighy. — Pd

Related storiesOscars at the Halfway Mark: 'Logan,' 'Get Out' and Women DirectorsPlayback: Kumail Nanjiani on 'The Big Sick' and the Need for RepresentationAnsel Elgort Is Excited for 'Baby Driver' to Make Him 'Look Like a Bada--' »

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Maui Film Festival Draws Film Fans and Stars to Hawaii

21 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In an ever-more crowded calendar of summer film festivals, the Maui event stands out for its popularity. It celebrates its 18th anniversary this year and offers both casual fans and ardent cineastes from around the world a compelling mixture of sun, sand and cinema.

“What sets us apart from other film festivals is location, location, location,” says festival founder and director Barry Rivers. “We have the incredible natural beauty of Maui, ranging from mountains to jungle to beaches, and the spectacular ocean. All that serves as a backdrop to the festival. And most of the venues are outside, including our Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, and our Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema on Wailea Beach at the Four Seasons.”

The latter venue will host this year’s Short Film Showcase. “It’s free,” adds Rivers. “Where else can you sit under the stars on a balmy night on a beautiful beach and watch a great movie for free?”

Rivers says he’s particularly thrilled with this year’s film program. “We’ve got a great collection of indie films, including our opening night dramedy ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton, and directed by Miguel Arteta, which has been getting great reviews.”

The festival will close with a diverse slate, including “Holy [un]Holy River,” about India’s Ganges, and “The Trip to Spain,” the third in the popular road trip series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, again directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Adds Rivers, “We’ll also show some terrific surf films, which people really love out here, including ‘The Big Wave Project — A Band of Brothers.’”

Screening on the second night, and five years in the making, the film was directed by Tim Boynton and features many of the biggest names in the big-wave surfing world.

Also screening is “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the local surfing legend, and “Proximity” which features eight of the world’s best surfers.

“We’ve also got a few films that speak to matters of the spirit, and address how people spend their time on the planet, such as ‘Given’ and ‘Heal,’” he says.

Other highlights include various filmmaker panels, Q&A sessions, honoree events and private VIP soirees, as well as open-to-all themed culinary celebrations. “We have three taste events, starting on opening night with a Taste of Summer, and our launch party, with cocktails, dinner and live music. On Friday we do Taste of Chocolate, and on Saturday we do Taste of Wailea, which will feature about 13 local chefs from all the local resorts and hotels.”

While the festival has come a very long way since the early days, Rivers says, it hasn’t been without challenges. “We’re so far from the mainland, it’s a bit like the early space shots – you need double or triple redundancies built in, just in case.”

Pictured above: “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the surfing legend who grew up in Hawaii.

Mauii Film Festival Honorees:

Karen Gillan

Rising Star

The Scottish actress’ big breakthrough came in 2009 when she landed the role of Amy Pond in “Doctor Who.” She then snagged the role of Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and stars in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” out in December. She has also completed production on her feature film directorial debut, “The Party’s Just Beginning,” which she also wrote and in which she stars.

Freida Pinto

Shining Star

Since arriving on the international scene in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” the Indian actress has successfully fought typecasting. She’s currently playing a radical activist opposite Idris Elba in Showtime’s limited series “Guerrilla,” set in1970s London and directed by John Ridley. Pinto also stars in Warners Bros.’ “Jungle Book,” out in 2018.

Connie Britton

Navigator Award

The four-time Emmy nominee and star of “Beatriz at Dinner,” which is screening at the Maui fest, is supremely versatile, with credits including “Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville,” “American Horror Story” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Britton recently shot “Land of Steady Habits,” written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, and “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.”

Pierce Brosnan


The Irish-born star got his big break in the 1980s TV hit “Remington Steele” before moving into films and showcasing his range in both spy thrillers (“The Fourth Protocol”) and comedies (“Mrs. Doubtfire”). But Brosnan also played the iconic James Bond in four films, and his resume is eclectic: “Dante’s Peak,” “The Matador,” “Mamma Mia!” and his current project, AMC’s “The Son.”

Related storiesPierce Brosnan, Freida Pinto, Connie Britton Added to Maui HonoreesMaui Film Festival Announces Karen Gillan as Rising Star Award RecipientPierce Brosnan Writes Tribute to Roger Moore: 'We Fell in Love With a Magnificent Actor' »

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Teaser Watch: The Bellas Are on Tour in Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Pitch Perfect 3”

19 June 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The cast of “Pitch Perfect 3”: Instagram

Pitch Perfect 3” doesn’t hit theaters for another six months, but the comedy’s new teaser promises it’ll be well worth the wait. The spot features behind-the-scenes footage from the third installment of the aca-awesome franchise and commentary from director Trish Sie (“Step Up All In”).

“We’re taking you on a global tour with the Bellas,” Sie explains. The Bellas don camouflage and sailor outfits, Beca (Anna Kendrick) jumps from a ship for a late-night swim, and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) helps train attack dogs. So, it seems safe to assume “Pitch Perfect 3” will see the kick-ass a cappella crew performing at army and navy bases — perhaps on a Uso tour?

The franchise’s previous film, 2015’s “Pitch Perfect 2,” was directed by star Elizabeth Banks. It earned $184 million at the domestic box office, becoming the third highest-grossing live-action film from a female director.

All three “Pitch Perfect” films have been written by Kay Cannon (“Girlboss,” “30 Rock”).

Out December 22, “Pitch Perfect 3” stars franchise mainstays Kendrick, Wilson, Banks, John Michael Higgins, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, and Hailee Steinfeld. Newcomers like Ruby Rose, John Lithgow, and DJ Khaled also co-star.

Teaser Watch: The Bellas Are on Tour in Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Pitch Perfect 3” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ just wrapped filming, and here’s a featurette to prove it

19 June 2017 4:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Filming on Pitch Perfect 3 has officially wrapped, and Universal Pictures have just released a wrap reel to celebrate the end of photography. We’re expecting a surprise later today -maybe a trailer – but for now we’ve been treated to a video of the girls enjoying shooting the third film in the very popular comedy/ musical franchise.

Trish Sie is directing this time around, with the likes of Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all returning for some more fun, along with newcomers to the series John Lithgow (who will also be seen in this year’s Daddy’s Home 2) and DJ Khaled.

Watch the promo reel below. We’ll be sure to bring you that ‘surprise’ later today when it is thrown our way.

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Coming Distractions: Get ready for the Pitch Perfect 3 teaser with this teaser for a teaser

18 June 2017 7:09 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Generally, when a movie studio is trying to promote an upcoming film, it doesn’t make a big show of how much fun everybody had while making the movie. They’ll usually release what’s called a “trailer,” which is basically a series of clips from the movie without any context. Pitch Perfect 3, on the other hand, is a different beast. Apparently, everybody really did have a ton of fun making it, so you can’t capture the Pitch Perfect 3 experience in a two-minute montage of funny moments and good tunes. Instead of a normal trailer, then, Pitch Perfect 3 has received a teaser teaser that features no actual footage from the movie but does have several minutes of Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, John Lithgow, and every other aca-person who worked on this movie having a blast and posting funny pics on Instagram.

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Pitch Perfect 3 Wraps, Bellas Share Good-Bye Video

18 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Six months after Pitch Perfect 3 started production, filming has finally wrapped on the sequel, with the franchise's official Twitter and YouTube channels sending out a special "wrap reel" to commemorate the production. There will also be a "special announcement" coming on Monday, June 19, but it isn't known if this will be the first trailer or not. While we wait for that announcement, this wrap reel features plenty of behind-the-scenes footage with the cast, as director Trish Sie gives fans a behind-the-scenes sneak peek.

This wrap reel debuted on the Pitch Perfect YouTube channel, featuring stars Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, with the director Trish Sie revealing that this sequel will take fans on a "global tour" with the Bellas. There is also footage of one of the stars jumping from a boat into a tank of water. There is also a scene with Rebel Wilson getting attacked by dogs, with »

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Pitch Perfect 3 wraps production, watch a teaser featurette here

17 June 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that Pitch Perfect 3 has officially finished filming, a wrap reel has arrived online taking us behind the scenes of the musical comedy threequel which features interviews with with cast and crew and give us a sneak peek at what’s to come; check it out here…

Pitch Perfect 3 is set for release on December 22nd and sees Trish Sie directing returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner and Elizabeth Banks alongside newcomers John Lithgow, Ruby Rose and DJ Khaled. »

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How Editors of ‘The Crown,’ ‘American Gods,’ and ‘This Is Us’ Achieved Emotional Power

16 June 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There was more than enough narrative complexity for editors to tackle in Emmy contenders “The Crown,” “American Gods,” “This Is Us,” “Fargo,” and “Five Came Back.” But through skill and finesse, they helped make these shows compelling and relevant by cutting through the multiple strands of history, mythology, melodrama, and black comedy.

The Crown” focused on the public and private personas of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) in post-war England; “American Gods” explored how Old and New Gods fight for attention in modern society; “This Is Us” chose a non-linear structure to show the influence of the past on millennial siblings; “Fargo” dealt with twin brothers (Ewan McGregor) in a third season of absurd crime shenanigans; and “Five Came Back” revealed how the World War II propaganda campaign changed the lives of directors Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, and William Wyler.

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Pitch Perfect 3 teaser shows off tons of new footage and cast interviews

16 June 2017 1:57 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Pitch Perfect is getting its third sequel later this year. The first two films were fun - if light - films, and were generally likable, especially the cast. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks are all great, and are now being joined by John Lithgow and (ugh) DJ Khaled in the sequel. Now, with the movie coming out later this year, the studio sent a clever teaser about wrapping the shoot. It contains various... Read More »

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Black Panther, Detroit, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more make our weekly movie news

16 June 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Black Panther, Detroit, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more make our weekly movie newsBlack Panther, Detroit, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more make our weekly movie newsZachary Dent6/16/2017 2:43:00 Pm

We've got a whole whack of trailers, posters, and clips coming at you in this week's movie news!

The first trailer for Marvel's Black Panther dropped last weekend! Chadwick Boseman looks bad-ass in this one. T'Challa (Boseman), the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country. Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, and Forest Whitaker round out an all-star cast. Check out the trailer below and catch Black Panther in Cineplex theatres on February 16th, 2018!

Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Detroit dropped a new trailer this week and we’re already on the edge of our seats! »

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Daddy’s Home 2 Gets A New Teaser Trailer

16 June 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

More like “Granddaddy’s Home,” amirite? Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join the cast of “Daddy’s Home 2,” the sequel to the very popular comedy from 2015. I remember when “Daddy Home” was released in theaters. It was consider counter-programming to “The Force Awakens” because they were released in the same week. While the new “Star […]

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Superhero Bits: Marvel Cruises, Jaden Smith’s Batman Music Video, Injustice 2 Dlc & More

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What kind of events will the Marvel Day at Sea cruises have this fall? What is Jaden Smith doing dressed as a white-suited Batman in his new music video? When do the next three Marvel Studios movies start filming? Who is Henry Ian Cusick playing in Inhumans? What does John Lithgow have to say about […]

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First Full Trailer for 'Daddy's Home 2' Comedy Sequel No One Wanted

15 June 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Look who's here!" Paramount has debuted the first official trailer for Daddy's Home 2, the sequel to the comedy Daddy's Home, about a stepfather who has to deal with a crazy biological father. Why did they make a sequel to this? I don't remember anyone saying anything good about it or hearing about it being a hit. Ugh. Daddy's Home 2 brings back director Sean Anders, as well as stars Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, and Linda Cardellini. Newcomers for this sequel include John Cena, John Lithgow, and surprisingly, Mel Gibson. This looks as terrible as you're expecting, with cheap, excruciating humor and an absurdly cliche scenario that honestly seems kind of offensive. But whatever. I definitely won't be seeing this load of junk. Here's the first official trailer for Sean Anders' sequel Daddy's Home 2, direct from YouTube: In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty »

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Coming Distractions: The Daddy’s Home 2 trailer promises even more bad daddies

15 June 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Someone notify Sofia Coppola: Paramount has released its first trailer for Daddy’s Home 2: Twice The Daddys. And while we technically made that subtitle up, it is a pretty apt summation of the movie, which sees freshly forged partners in dad-hood Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell forced to contend with their own fathers, glowering gargoyle Mel Gibson and touchy-feely sweater-wearer John Lithgow, for a Christmastime visit.

The trailer appears to promise the same basic Ferrell-Wahlberg chemistry that propped up The Other Guys and the original Daddy’s Home, even if it’s kind of unsettling to see Gibson’s gruff assholery played off as cool or sexy in 2017. The film is scheduled for a November release, so Daddy-lovers everywhere should probably keep their Thanksgiving schedules clear.


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