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Table 19 Star Craig Robinson Says Anna Kendrick Uses Her Small Size to Get Around Crowded Bars

Table 19 Star Craig Robinson Says Anna Kendrick Uses Her Small Size to Get Around Crowded Bars
Anna Kendrick has a secret set of very specific skills.

Craig Robinson is spilling the beans about the actress in an interview with People Now alongside Table 19 costars Lisa Kudrow and Wyatt Russell. The comedian reveals that Kendrick uses her smaller-than-average size to her advantage when getting around in crowded spaces.

Robinson says that the two were once at a bar that “was super packed. But she’s tiny so she would use her tininess to maneuver around,” adding that he was impressed when he would see her run around the crowded bar.

Another one of Kendrick’s skills?
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Craig Robinson on 'Mr. Robot,' Indie Dramas and That 'Sausage Party' Role

Craig Robinson on 'Mr. Robot,' Indie Dramas and That 'Sausage Party' Role
Craig Robinson rose to prominence playing smooth, laid-back guys – soulful warehouse worker Darryl on The Office, romantic crooner Nick in Hot Tub Time Machine, a slightly-tweaked version of himself for This Is the End. But these days, he's nothing but go-go-go hustle. On Friday, he lends his dulcet tones to a foulmouthed, pot-smoking box of grits in the deranged animated comedy Sausage Party. Next week, he switches his style up with an uncharacteristically heavy turn in Morris from America, a coming-of-age indie about an African-American kid living in Germany (and
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Watch: First Clip Of Anna Kendrick In Low-Budget Musical 'The Last Five Years'

We're big fans of Anna Kendrick here at the Playlist. But then, what kind of monster isn't a big fan of Anna Kendrick? She's smart, funny, honest, outspoken and enormously talented, and even the occasional "Rapture-Palooza" can't cause too much of a problem. The actress is wildly busy, with seven movies released, or due for release, this year, from serial killer dark comedy "The Voices" to this Christmas' mega-budget musical "Into The Woods," and will continue her path to world domination with next summer's sequel "Pitch Perfect." But first, she's got another musical, stage adaptation, "The Last Five Years," directed by Richard Lagravenese, and co-starring Broadway star Jeremy Jordan. The film, which deconstructs a love affair between an actress and a novelist, just premiered at Tiff, and we should have our review for you in the next day or two. But to tide you over, EW has the first clip from the movie,
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Ken Jeong Joins Ice Cube And Kevin Hart In Ride Along 2

Though this year’s breakout comedy hit Ride Along was almost entirely the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart show, Universal’s upcoming sequel, Ride Along 2, has been putting together a pretty terrific supporting cast over the past few weeks. First, we heard that 24: Live Another Day actor Benjamin Bratt had come aboard in an unspecified role. Next, Attack of the Show! host and geek goddess Olivia Munn joined the cast, taking on the role of a tough Miami homicide detective who becomes the object of Detective James Payton’s (Cube) affection. Now, we’ve learned that The Hangover and Community star Ken Jeong has hitched a ride on the comedy sequel.

Jeong will play “a cocky computer hacker who fancies himself a ladies man but is also important in solving the case that Cube and Hart are working on.” The part is described as similar to Joe Pesci
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Lea Thompson Joins Left Behind Reboot As Nicolas Cage's Wife

Who will stand with Nicolas Cage as the world comes to an end? Turns out Lea Thompson. THR reveals the Back to the Future star has signed on to play Cage.s wife in the in-production reboot of the Rapture-centered drama Left Behind. Thompson joins a cast that also includes One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray, Big Love.s Cassi Thomson, Hall Pass.s Nicky Whelan, The Blind Side.s Quinton Aaron, and pop star Jordin Sparks. Between Seth Rogen.s This is The End, to Simon Pegg.s The World.s End, and lesser-known laffers like the sharp satire It.s a Disaster and the forgettable Anna Kendrick vehicle Rapture-Palooza, comedians have had their fun with the end of days, but stunt man turned director Vic Armstrong is taking this topic seriously with his adaptation of the wildly popular book series of Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye.
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Aubrey Plaza And John C. Reilly's Zombie Comedy Life After Beth Wraps Star-Studded Production

This has been an unusually strong year for star-studded horror comedies, most notably Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.s Hell Baby, Jacob Vaughn.s Bad Milo, and even Jonathan Levine.s Warm Bodies and Paul Middleditch.s Rapture-Palooza. Hollywood.s biggest and brightest are no longer so wary of starring in flicks that mix scares with the laughter. Xyz Films. Life After Beth, the directorial debut from I Heart Huckabees co-writer Jeff Baena, is the latest star-studded sub-genre offering. And according to ScreenDaily, it has wrapped its Los Angeles production just in time for the producers to seek international distribution at the Toronto Film Festival, which begins this week. Sony Pictures Classics will be handling the film.s U.S. release, which means it might make it to more than just three theaters. Since we last reported on Life After Beth, the film has amassed a major cast. Not
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Amour,' 'Epic,' 'Scary Movie 5'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week


What's It About? Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tells the heart-wrenching story of an elderly couple fighting against the deterioration of the body and mind in this brutally honest French drama. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired octogenarian music teachers whose lives vastly alter when Anne suffers from the first of several strokes. Georges struggles to take care of his wife as watches her gradually lose her ability to move and speak.

Why We're In: One of the most powerful films in recent years and winner of the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, "Amour" shows love at its most harrowing. Known as a horror master, Haneke uses slow-pacing and raw storytelling in this film to truly show life's real horrors. With some of the best performances ever from Riva and Trintignant, "Amour" is not merely a film that will make you weep,
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Contest: Win Rapture-Palooza Signed Poster

To celebrate the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Rapture-Palooza, we have a signed poster up for grabs that includes the autographs of stars Craig Robinson, Rob Huebel and Rob Corddry.

If you’re unfamiliar with the film, it follows “two teens who battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.” Our very own Matt Donato reviewed the film not too long ago and now that it’s on Blu-Ray, those of you who failed to catch it in theatres can finally check it out!

But first, here’s the details on the contest. To enter for your chance to win, simply like us on Facebook and then click the button below to Re-Tweet our contest message. Winners will be notified via Twitter Dm on August 25th.

Good luck!

Thanks for reading We Got This Covered
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Hell Baby Review

As if giving birth wasn’t hellish enough, imagine if you were giving birth to the spawn of Satan? Sounds absolutely terrifying, right? Not if Reno 911! creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant are writing and directing.

Bringing their own brand of slapstick, “immature” comedy, Lennon and Garant have created a horror comedy in Hell Baby that throws any real terror out the window, but it’s kind of refreshing in a way. Movies like Rapture-Palooza have tried said approach already this year, but faltered thanks to weak interpretations and lame adaptations of horror elements. Hell Baby, while focusing on comedy completely, is still able to properly poke fun at typical horror norms, succeeding not only as a consistently laugh-inducing comedy, but also as a witty horror comedy. Lennon and Garant are in proper form, and I can gladly accept their entry into my favorite genre with opened, appreciative arms.
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Exclusive: Rapture-Palooza Deleted Scene Shows A Beastly Bedroom

Exclusive: Rapture-Palooza Deleted Scene Shows A Beastly Bedroom
Want to celebrate the lack of a Rapture with some humor? Get “Rapture-Palooza,” which will arrive on Blu-ray(plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital Ultraviolet) and Digital Download Aug. 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film comes from the writer of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and the producers of “Bad Teacher” and includes a hilarious cast including Craig Robinson (TV’s “The Office,” “Hot Tub Time Machine”), Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect,” “Twilight” saga), John Francis Daley (TV’s “Bones,” TV’s “Freaks and Geeks”), Rob Corddry (“Warm Bodies,” “Hot Tub Time Machine”) and Ana Gasteyer (TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” “Mean Girls”). “Rapture-Palooza” shows what could happen after the folks left behind after the [ Read More ]

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A Boatload of New Rapture-Palooza Images Helps Usher in the Apocalypse

Lionsgate's apocalyptic horror comedy Rapture-Palooza is well on its way to DVD and Blu-ray, and to herald the end's arrival, we have a new image gallery on tap for you to dig on! Hurry! Spend your last moments looking at Anna Kendrick!

From the Press Release

Non-believers unite in the satirical, irreverent comedy Rapture-Palooza, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download August 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From the writer of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and the producers of Bad Teacher, the laugh-out-loud film features a hilarious cast including Craig Robinson (TV's "The Office," Hot Tub Time Machine), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, The Twilight Saga), John Francis Daley (TV's "Bones" and "Freaks and Geeks"), Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Ana Gasteyer (TV's "Saturday Night Live," Mean Girls).

The Blu-ray Disc and DVD include an audio commentary with Craig Robinson,
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Rapture-Palooza Blu-Ray and DVD Arrive August 20th

Rapture-Palooza Blu-Ray and DVD Arrive August 20th
Non-believers unite in the satirical, irreverent comedy, Rapture-Palooza, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), and Digital Download August 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From the writer of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and the producers of Bad Teacher, the laugh-out-loud film features a hilarious cast including Craig Robinson (TV's The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Twilight saga), John Francis Daley (TV's Bones, TV's Freaks and Geeks), Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Ana Gasteyer (TV's Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls).

When the apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. Amidst talking locusts, blood rain showers and pot-smoking wraiths, the young couple attempts to live a normal, everyday life. When the Anti-Christ (Robinson) settles down in their neighborhood things quickly take a turn for the worse,
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Lionsgate Bringing Vampire and Rapture-Palooza Home

Lionsgate has announced two new films coming to home video, and we have all the artwork and details for the upcoming releases of Rapture-Palooza and Vampire right here for you! Read on for details.

From the Press Release

The psychological horror film Vampire arrives on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand August 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. A Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the seductive thriller directed by Iwai Shunji (New York, I Love You) stars Kevin Zegers (TV's "Gossip Girl"), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) and Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby), with Kristin Kreuk (TV's "Beauty and the Beast") and Rachael Leigh Cook (TV's "Perception"). The Vampire DVD will be available for the suggested price of $26.98.


On the surface, Simon (Zegers) is a dedicated teacher, living a normal life. But he has a dark secret - he is a vampire, compelled to drink human blood in order to survive.
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Rapture-Palooza Review

Riding my rapture high from seeing This Is The End last night, I woke up this morning and decided to check out a lesser-known apocalyptic comedy released this weekend called Rapture-Palooza. Penned by Chris Matheson, the bodacious dude who wrote Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and directed by Paul Middleditch, I didn’t really know what to expect, but the cast of comedic talent attached settled my nerves before the watch. I mean you’ve got Craig Robinson, Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Rob Huebel, Anna Kendrick *drools on keyboard*, and Paul Scheer, so a decent amount of laughs were expected – but unfortunately not achieved.

Rapture-Palooza tells the story of Ben (John Francis Daley) and Lindsey (Anna Kendrick), a young couple just trying to survive God’s rapture. While those rightious enough were granted amnesty from the ordeal by being accepted to heaven, modern day heathens like Ben and
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‘Man of Steel’ Takes Flight With June Record $125 Mil Debut

‘Man of Steel’ Takes Flight With June Record $125 Mil Debut
It had a lot to live up to, and “Man of Steel” certainly didn’t disappoint. The Warner Bros.-Legendary Pictures superhero reboot scored a whopping $125 million Stateside debut, the biggest-ever opening in June, with an additional $71.6 million from overseas.

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Warners projects that “Man of Steel” actually made $113 million from Friday to Sunday, making it the 18th largest opening of all time, behind 2007′s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” ($114.7 million). The additional $12 million for “Man of Steel” comes from late-night grosses Thursday.

Man of Steel” bowed day-and-date in 24 international markets this weekend, including just three major territories — the U.K., Mexico and South Korea. Blighty easily led the charge, contributing $17.1 million, while Mexico and Korea followed, with $9.8 million and $8.8 million, respectively.

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Sony, meanwhile, made a savvy counterprogramming move launching R-rated raunch
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'Rapture-Palooza' review: Craig Robinson is the Anti-Christ in blasphemous stoner comedy

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If you're going to commit to a blasphemous stoner comedy mocking the New Testament prophesy of the coming Rapture, you'd better go all in. Because halfway isn't funny. And either way, you're going to Hell. At least in the eyes of some.

Thus, the failed deadpan comedy "Rapture-Palooza" pairs up a seriously unflappable Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley as survivors on Earth, not taken by the Rapture, trying to fend off the amorous advances of the Anti-Christ played by Craig Robinson. And it isn't as funny as it sounds.

Sure, taking the Bible literally ("Did anyone think this Through?") in regard to the apocalypse can seem awfully silly in the age of computer-generated effects. The righteous are "sucked up into heaven" in a flash -- empty bowling shoes are all that's Left Behind ... in the bowling alley. Where's Kirk Cameron to explain all this?

Thus are the poor sinners
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Rapture-Palooza Movie Review

Rapture-Palooza Movie Review
Title: Rapture-Palooza Director: Paul Middleditch Starring: Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Rob Corddry, Ana Gasteyer, John Michael Higgins, Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, Ken Jeong, Paul Scheer, Tyler Labine, Calum Worthy The idea of an Earth-bound fistfight between a foul-mouthed God and equally lewd Satan, complete with shots to the groin, sounds anarchic and wild. And certainly the participation of the roster of comedically gifted talents listed above inspires some level of buzzy expectation. But in a post-”South Park” world, lazy execution of a ribald, potentially controversial concept will not suffice — especially not when the apocalypse is being handled with much more wit, vim and verve just across the megaplex, in the form of [ Read More ]

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Why Seth Rogen Loves 'Idiots'

Why Seth Rogen Loves 'Idiots'
New York — The Earth has been coming to an end with comic frequency. We've seen tsunamis sweep the oceans ("2012"), the world freeze over ("The Day After Tomorrow") and a rogue planet bear down ("Melancholia"). So many have been patrolling a desolate Earth – Will Smith ("After Earth"), Tom Cruise ("Oblivion"), a cute cleanup robot ("Wall-e") – that even the post-apocalyptic world is getting crowded.

But now, months after the Mayans predicted the end of the world, comedians are having the last laugh – or at least, a Last Days laugh. Opening Wednesday is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "This Is the End," in which the rapture arrives in the midst of a Hollywood party at James Franco's house.

"The World's End" is coming in August and earlier this year, there was "It's a Disaster," where nuclear calamity interrupts a New Orleans couples' brunch. Also just out is the farcical "Rapture-Palooza," in
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Movie Review: “This Is The End”

Movie Review: “This Is The End”
If you’re not a fan of Seth Rogen, of his comedies, or of the Judd Apatow Crew, then you can disregard this review. This movie is for those people, and it’s hilarious. It’s not high art (although James Franco might argue that it is), but it’s arguably the most fun experience I’ve had in a theater in a long time (certainly the most time I’ve laughed out loud since… Pineapple Express), and I don’t remember the last time I was so energetic and boisterous walking out of a theater. My friend (your fabled editor) and I kept running through our favorite parts on the car trip home, and quickly figured out that we were just quoting the entire movie. Yeah, we were those annoying guys.

Let’s get to the movie. This Is The End is an apocalypse comedy, tackling the bloating end-of-the-world
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Exclusive: Craig Robinson and Rob Huebel Talk Rapture-Palooza

Exclusive: Craig Robinson and Rob Huebel Talk Rapture-Palooza
In director Paul Middleditch's post-apocalyptic comedy Rapture-Palooza, currently playing in theaters and available on VOD formats, Craig Robinson stars as the Anti-Christ known as The Beast, who wants Lindsey (Anna Kendrick) to be his bride in an Indecent Proposal-esque scenario of epic proportions. We sent in Todd Gilchrist to speak with both Craig Robinson and co-star Rob Huebel to discuss their roles in this bizarre comedy that offers an intriguing glimpse into life after the Rapture. Take a look at what these comedic all-stars had to say in our exclusive video interview.

Rapture-Palooza Exclusive: Craig Robinson and Rob Huebel

Rapture-Palooza was released June 7th, 2013 and stars Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Ken Jeong, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Thomas Lennon, Tyler Labine, Ana Gasteyer. The film is directed by Paul Middleditch.
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