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'The Greatest Showman' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Downsizing (comedy-drama; Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris; rated R) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (action-adventure-comedy; Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale; rated PG-13) Pitch Perfect 3 (comedy-musical; Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks; rated PG Novitiate (drama; Margaret...
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Giveaway: Win Pitch Perfect 3 On Blu-ray

Now graduated from college, the fabulous Bellas of Barden University are back for one last call in Pitch Perfect 3. Beca, Fat Amy and the rest of the Bellas are off to face a post a cappella champion world in the high-spirited closing act to the franchise that sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Pitch Perfect 3 arrives on Digital on March 1, 2018 and Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and and via the all-new digital movie app Movies Anywhere on March 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with all-new musical performances, a hilarious gag reel, never-before-seen deleted footage and more, the exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features make Pitch Perfect 3 a must-own film.

For the chance to win Pitch Perfect 3 on Blu-ray/DVD, enter your name in the comments sections below.

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Great News on the Bubble: Keep or Cut?

By mid-May, the broadcast networks must make some tough calls as to which series will return for the 2018-19 TV season, and which… won’t.

As that deadline draws near, TVLine is singling out a few “bubble” shows and sizing up their prospects — based in large part on creative strides (and stumbles) and future potential, but also with a requisite nod to cold, hard numbers.

Next up is a workplace comedy that’s in danger of being out of work.

The Show | NBC’s Great News (Season 2 aired Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c)

The Case For Keeping | The Tina Fey
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Watch the trailer for Status Update starring Ross Lynch and Olivia Holt

With less than two weeks to go until its UK release, the first trailer has debuted for director Scott Speer’s upcoming comedy Status Update which stars Ross Lynch, Olivia Holt, Harvey Gullien, Courtney Eaton, Wendi McLendon-Covey, John Michael Higgins, Rob Riggle, Famke Janssen, and Josh Ostrovsky; check it out here…

When Kyle (Ross Lynch), a social outcast, happens upon a magical phone app that causes anything he posts to come true, he uses it to create his idea of the “perfect” life. He even wins the affection of the two most beautiful girls in school, Dani (Olivia Holt) and Charlotte (Courtney Eaton). However, he soon learns that the life he created is far from perfect, and that being yourself, imperfections and all, is the only way to find true happiness in life.

Status Update is set for release on February 9th.

The post Watch the trailer for Status Update
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Review: Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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I wish I had a grandchild to enjoy Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold with since I am far from the target audience. I was outgrowing Saturday morning TV when Scooby and the gang debuted and never warmed up to them. Over time, the troublesome teens have encountered countless pop culture celebrities in their storied career but this, their fourth meeting with the Caped Crusader, is a record.

It makes perfect sense that the 1960s homage version of Batman (Diedrich Bader) is used here since it is stylistically appropriate for this sort of crossover. Paul Giacoppo acquits himself well with a breezy script that uses touchstone elements from both series so fans are satisfied. Comics aficionados will appreciate the use of the New Look era Mystery Analysts of Gotham, even though the novelists have been replaced by the more colorful Martian Manhunter (Nicholas Guest), Detective Chimp (Kevin Michael Richardson
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Scooby-Doo and Batman Preview Brings Mystery Inc. to Arkham Asylum

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip and two new photos for Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and The Bold, which fans can pick up on DVD and Digital HD starting today. The ultimate crime-solving combination reunites when Batman joins the Mystery Inc. gang to catch a gaggle of villains wreaking havoc, one of whom is Edward Nygma, a.k.a. The Riddler. This clip features Batman (Diedrich Bader) revealing that he had no idea The Riddler was involved with Professor Milo, as Velma (Kate Micucci) stats they have to question him. Batman, on the other hand, thinks they need to sit this one out.

Fred (Fred Welker) protests Batman's assessment, stating they've "explored tons of spooky places," but Batman states that they've never been any place like this, which turns out to be Arkham Asylum. While Velma is excited for the chance to explore new levels of the "criminal psyche,
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Mystery Inc. meets the Caped Crusader in clip from Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Coinciding with the film’s release today, IGN has debuted a clip from the animated feature Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which sees the Caped Crusader coming to the rescue of the Mystery Inc. gang; check it out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold here

Super sleuths Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world’s greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues’ galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Gentleman Ghost, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won’t know who the ultimate villain
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Movie Review – Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Pitch Perfect 3, 2017.

Directed by Trish Sie.

Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hailee Steinfeld, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Ruby Rose, and John Lithgow.


Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas Uso tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

When Pitch Perfect came out in 2012 nobody, including myself, was expecting too much from the film based upon the trailers. To our surprise it ended up being much better than anticipated and went on to be both a critical and box office success. It did so well at the box office that it spawned a sequel in 2015. This wasn’t quite as well loved as the original but it still struck a chord with most critics and audiences enjoyed it so much it went
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Second Opinion – Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Pitch Perfect 3, 2017.

Directed by Trish Sie.

Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, John Lithgow, DJ Khaled, Hana Mae Lee, Ruby Rose, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Ester Dean, Shelley Regner, Kelley Jakle, Matt Lanter, Guy Burnet, Alexis Knapp, Jessica Chaffin, Michael Rose, Andy Allo, Venzelia Joy, Moises Arias, Hannah Fairlight, Troy Ian Hall, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks.


Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas Uso tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Breaking away from a formula to do something different is all well and good, especially considering that we are on Pitch Perfect 3, but taking a franchise about a cappella singing competitions and turning it into spy espionage (someone get masterful video game director Hideo Kojima on the line and throw out the
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Every Song In Pitch Perfect 3

<p><div class='responsiveImg img_article_content' style='padding-bottom: 50%;'><picture><!--[if Ie 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source media="(min-width: 1024px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="786px" srcset=" 1179w"/><source media="(min-width: 1024px)" sizes="786px" srcset=" 786w"/><source media="(min-width: 768px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="945px" srcset=" 1417w"/><source media="(min-width: 768px)" sizes="945px" srcset=" 945w"/><source media="(min-width: 481px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="730px" srcset=" 1095w"/><source media="(min-width: 481px)" sizes="730px" srcset=" 730w"/><source media="(min-width: 0px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1.25), (min-width: px) and (min-resolution: 120dpi)" sizes="380px" srcset=" 570w"/><source media="(min-width: 0px)" sizes="380px" srcset=" 380w"/><!--[if Ie 9]></video><![endif]--><img title='Pitch Perfect 3 Brittany Snow Anna Kendrick Anna Camp Hailee Steinfeld Chrissie Fit Hana Mae Lee Every Song In Pitch Perfect 3' alt='Pitch Perfect 3 Brittany Snow Anna Kendrick Anna Camp Hailee Steinfeld Chrissie Fit Hana Mae Lee Every Song In Pitch Perfect 3' /></picture></div><p></p> <p>Anna Kendrick and her Barden Bellas are back for a third slice of competitive A Cappella drama in <a href=""><strong><em>Pitch Perfect 3</em></strong></a>, and here are the songs they’ll be belting out along the way. The <em>Pitch Perfect</em> trilogy is based around an eclectic bunch of female college students that enter the world of competitive singing and take the A Cappella game by storm with their unique approach and endearing personalities. Featuring the likes of Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld, as well as the consistently-hilarious duo of <a href="">Elizabeth Banks</a> and John Michael Higgins as a gloriously inappropriate commentary team, <em>Pitch Perfect</em> has earned itself a huge fan base thanks to its mix of solid music and college drama.</p>
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Pitch Perfect 3 – Review

This month we’ve been talking about the middle of a trilogy while another trilogy finishing up hasn’t been getting a whole lot of attention, perhaps because it’s a rarity among trilogies in that it’s not a block buster action one or in the horror genre. It’s a comedy. But three’s not been the magic number for The Hangover or Meet The Parents (which came to a most unfunny conclusion with Meet The Fockers). Perhaps the quality that makes this trilogy even more unique will be its saving grace. You see it’s a musical comedy, well really a comedy set in the world of music. Acapella harmony competitions. Back in 2012 the producers of this under-marketed low-budget flick probably never thought that it would spawn two follow-ups. But here we are, over five years later, as the ladies warm up their pipes for Pitch Perfect 3.
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Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 3

The Barden Bellas have graduated and moved out of their dorms, and on with their lives—away from Barden University, away from their stewardess-chic aca-uniforms, and away from each other. For most of them, though, post-college life has not been all that peachy-keen. Pitch Perfect 3 opens with Beca (Anna Kendrick) in her apparent dream job as a music producer, though we quickly find out she loathes it—and for good reason. Just as Beca’s career implodes, Chloe (Brittany Snow)—an Og Barden Bella also hitting rock bottom—demands that they, along with Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), attend the Barden Bellas a cappella reunion that evening.

At the reunion, we find that while Chloe aspires to be a veterinarian—her day job stinks. Pilot hopeful Cynthia (Ester Dean) has flunked her latest flight test. Aubrey (Anna Camp) hates her job as a camp director. Stacie (Alexis Knapp) is eight months pregnant.
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Pitch Perfect 3 movie review: pitch, please…

MaryAnn’s quick take… The slim charms of the previous movies have been tossed away in favor of cringe-inducing cattiness and a ridiculous plot. There’s barely even any music. Aca-palling. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not the biggest fan of the previous films

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Pitch Perfect 3, third in the comedy series about the young women of a competitive university a cappella singing group, opens with them belting out a massive rendition of Britney Spears’s “Toxic” on a yacht off the south of France… and then leaping off the boat in slo-mo while it explodes.

This is really rather remarkable: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie jump the shark — or the exploding yacht — in its opening scene.

Even more remarkable: Then the movie flashes back to “Three weeks earlier.” At
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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Review: The Bellas are Back in a Sequel Aimed to Please

The opening sequence of Pitch Perfect 3 finds the Bellas aboard a luxury yacht doing a version of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” that feels even more synthetic than the original (a perfect pop confection in its own right, mind you), but before we can say “aca-wtf” and wonder how’d they end up there, we see a title card that reads “three weeks earlier.” It’s in this split second when the movie’s intentions materialize and you can decide if you’ll willingly come along for the ride or not; for it’s clear that the Bellas are no longer just the multiracial, quirky, extremely talented group of a cappella singers we met five years ago, but, as with most art in the 21st century, they’ve become the epitome of commercial.

And who can blame them? After the success of the first film, which spawned an even more unlikely
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Watch Rebel Wilson Sing Nonsensical Google Translated Carols on 'Fallon'

Watch Rebel Wilson Sing Nonsensical Google Translated Carols on 'Fallon'
Rebel Wilson attempted to sing classic Christmas songs using Google Translated lyrics on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

For "Deck the Halls" (translated: "The Homes Are Covered"), the Pitch Perfect 3 star sang, "the homes are covered with the bush; par alar alar, alar alar alar." Lines like "gay apparel" were translated literally to "untroubled garments."

Fallon also tried singing "Bells Make Sounds" to the tune of "Jingle Bells." And later, the pair duetted on "Walking in a Winter Wonderland," which translated to "I Ran Through the Land of Cold Unknowns.
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Two new clips from ‘Pitch Perfect 3′

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than acappella 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 for Pitch Perfect 3 and are joined by additions including John Lithgow and Ruby Rose.
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Movie Review – Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Pitch Perfect 3, 2017.

Directed by Trish Sie.

Starring 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, John Michael Higgins, John Lithgow, and Ruby Rose.


Pitch Perfect 3 follows the a cappella group, The Bellas, who have now graduated from university and come to the horrible realisation that making music with your voice doesn’t guarantee you a career. Beca (Anna Kendrick) has recently quit her job, Patricia (Rebel Wilson) still doesn’t have one, and everyone else’s jobs are not working out. When the opportunity arises to join a tour of army bases to compete for a spot as opening act for DJ Khaled (yes, really), they go for it. Competing on the tour as well are a rock band called Evermoist (Ruby Rose plays the lead singer), a country band,
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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Review: Tone-Deaf Franchise Entry Hits Another Low Note

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Review: Tone-Deaf Franchise Entry Hits Another Low Note
Pitch Perfect 3” leans into its nostalgia from the very first needle drop: Director Trish Sie’s debut entry into the unlikely franchise kicks off with the Bellas – no more “Barden” attached to that moniker, because college is but a distant, sparkling memory to these a capella nerds now – working their way through an energetic and increasingly desperate rendition of Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” This desperation happens to make sense in context, but it’s a feeling that will only spread throughout the rest this mostly limp, tone-deaf entry in this musical series.

As the Bellas amiably chirp through their routine, it becomes obvious that this is no regular performance – for starters, they’re on a yacht, and everyone looks slightly uneasy. Then Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson, game as ever) blows said yacht up, launching “Pitch Perfect 3” into the bizarre imitation of a spy movie, set to the dulcet tones
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Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’
A great many people who now know the term “a cappella” probably didn’t before “Pitch Perfect,” in 2012, charmed and annoyed and tickled us with its happy skewed fusion of sunburst harmony and junior-catfight kitsch. Yet the “Pitch Perfect” franchise hasn’t always stayed true to the spirit of a cappella. The first film mostly did: The Bellas, the all- girl superstars of Barden University, sang in pop competitions without accompaniment, and though the music was processed and Auto-tuned to within an inch of its life, we basically heard the sound of their voices spun together into sweet-and-sassy frozen-custard perfection. In “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015), however, the synthesizers and drum machines took over: The numbers were bloated into a kind of soupy a cappella murk, and so was the movie, a low-camp bee-otch-fest that slogged on and on, well past the point when a film that treats pop singles like vocal ad jingles should have quit.

That makes “Pitch Perfect 3
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Pitch Perfect 3 review

The Bellas returns for their third and final film. Here's our review of Pitch Perfect 3...

After two college set Pitch Perfect movies, we return to the musical world of the Barden Bellas for their swansong, as they grapple with the realities of life after university: unsatisfying jobs, broken relationships, pregnancy, Amy Winehouse tribute acts... it's a mixed bag for the former acapella superstars. When the opportunity comes for them to join the Uso tour for one last hurrah (and maybe win the opportunity to open for DJ Khaled’s show) they jump at the chance to sing together again and relive their former glory.

But of course nothing comes easily for the Bellas and they are up against other music acts who are aca-sceptics and aca-doubters who use real instruments (gasp) and don’t appreciate their aca-talents. There's also the added complication of the surprise appearance of John Lithgow
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