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DVD and Blu-rays Picks for August 20 - 26

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This week doesn’t seem to have any pressing releases. That’s nice as it’s a break on wallets everywhere. Still, there’s some new Criterion releases and more Star Trek on Blu-ray, so there are some things to grab. Check it out…

'Pitch Perfect' is Officially Getting a Sequel

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You can start with the title jokes now ("Pitch-er Perfect?") because last fall's surprise hit Pitch Perfect is getting a sequel from Universal, with a proposed release date of 2015. This comes from today's CinemaCon presentation where Universal revealed that they brought back the original writer Kay Cannon.

Pitch Perfect: Movie Review

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Pitch Perfect is the perfect kind of movie for repeat comfort viewings. It's no masterpiece, but it definitely satisfies. First time screenwriter Kay Cannon (30 Rock, New Girl) based her story on a 2008 nonfiction book by Mickey Rapkin, about the world of competitive collegiate A...

End of Watch: Movie Review

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Director and screenwriter David Ayer is doing what he does best -- cop drama. His latest film, End of Watch tackles the mean streets of L.A. through the eyes of two officers, played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. Like Training Day and Dark Blue before it, the film takes a brutally honest look at life on the beat.

ParaNorman: Movie Review

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Every year, we're flooded with a pocket of animated movies aimed towards the younger demographic. Luckily, creative companies like Laika, produce films that everybody can enjoy. They provide us with strong central themes that man, woman and child can relate to. ParaNorman succeeds on many levels, and despite its small flaws is easily one of the strongest animated...

Paranorman has a Spooky Trailer

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From fairy tales on, the supernatural and scary elements of children's entertainment has long been celebrated and decried. It all depends on the kids, but for every scaredy cat, there's the child who wants to watch Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas on a loop. ParaNorman is the latest entry in the genre of macabre children's tales, and...

50/50: Movie Review

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50/50: Anna Kendrick and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Here's the problem with this 50/50, the marketing sets it up for failure. They're so busy trying to get people into the theaters by making them think that it's a comedy, that they're setting up the wrong expectations and therefore forcing the film to be unable to achieve its goal -- telling a true to life story. There are some laughs, some love, some beautiful...

Anna Kendrick Stars As A Shape Shifter in Music Video

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It doesn't matter how under the radar you are, if you have a celebrity by your side, you're bound to make some headlines. LCD Soundsystem decided not to appear in their latest music video and instead allowed for a story to develop and a celeb to star. Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick played a "shape shifter" in LCD Soundsystem's "Pow Pow." Being a music video girl is a first for Kendrick...

1-1 Interview: Anna Kendrick for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

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This week, Edgar Wright's extraordinary comic-book adaptation, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World will finally be in theaters. The film stars Michael Cera (check out our interview with him as well!) and has an extraordinary supporting cast which includes the Academy Award nominated actress, who broke out last year and keeps coming back with more, Anna Kendrick. I had the...

Comic-Con 2010 Live Blog: Scott Pilgrim vs the World Panel

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We've got a full house here at Universal's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World panel at Comic-Con 2010. Director Edgar Wright and graphic author Bryan Lee O'Malley, are joined by cast members Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Kieran Culkin, Satya Bhabha, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Mae Whitman,...

Stewart, Mulligan, Cover Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

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Vanity Fair has released the cover of their annual Hollywood issue and it features several actresses who are described as the "fresh faces" of the new decade. Too bad the majority of them have been around for years, but main stream media is just now catching on to them. Kristen Stewart and Evan Rachel Wood lead the pack of nine that headline the...

Anna Kendrick Joins James McAvoy in Cancer Comedy

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A while back we told you about Seth Rogen's upcoming comedy, I'm with Cancer. It's a semi-biographical film about a friend of his who battled the disease at a very young age. Scottish actor James McAvoy was cast in the lead role as the cancer-stricken twenty something, with Nicole Holofcener on board to direct. Unfortunately, a few things have changed...

Up In The Air: Movie Review

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Up in the Air: Kendrick and Clooney Pack
Jason Reitman once again tackles comedy and drama with his latest film entitled, Up in the Air. The film stars Oscar winner George Clooney and features Twilight co-star Anna Kendrick as his naive young sidekick. Up in the Air is a refreshing look at a career driven man and his inability to connect with those around him. The film...

Anna Kendrick's Breakthrough is Up in The Air

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Anna Kendrick will get her chance to shine this weekend when her latest film Up in the Air hits theaters in limited release. It's a dramedy that's written and directed by Jason Reitman, and co-stars George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. As a Hollywood newbie, the past two years have been a whirlwind of success for the actress. She landed a part in the vampire phenomenon...

LFF: Up in the Air Press Conference - Reitman, Farminga, Kendrick

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Director Jason Reitman is on a role! First with Thank You for Not Smoking, then Juno, and now Up in the Air, he's proved that all three times can be a charm. If you liked either of his previous works, than you're going to love his latest film, Up in the Air starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, with a number...

Up In the Air Five Meals Clip

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A new clip has been released from the Jason Reitman film Up in the Air that's headlined by Oscar winner George Clooney, and the lovely Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. In the latest promo video, we have a scene from the film that features Clooney and Kendrick at dinner. He's explaining to the trainee the joys of dining on the companies' dime. Check out the clip...

LFF: Up in the Air First Look

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Just walked out of an LFF screening for Up in the Air and had the feeling of "finally." The film stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Jason Bateman, in a story about a guy who travels around the US firing people and becoming a master traveler. Overall the film used ideas that we had seen before, but in a new and fresh way. There was the guy that...

Up in the Air Teaser Trailer

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Yesterday we brought you a clip from Jason Reitman's upcoming film Up in the Air, which stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Anna Kendrick. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 4th, and after watching this trailer I'm in. There are so many talented actors making appearances in the film, in ways that you never thought of them before....