Gabourey Sidibe, the American actress who shot to fame in the movie Precious, has said that Anna Kendrick's career took off after her Oscar nomination, in 2010, but her's did not.
The Universal Pictures release, which features the vocal talents of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, was due to hit cinemas on 13 April.
Christmas came early this year, as Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader are here to Deck the Halls in the first trailer for the holiday comedy “Noelle.”Kendrick and Hader both star in the film as Santa Claus’s kids. But when the pressure of becoming the next Santa becomes all too much for Hader’s character Nick and he runs off, his younger sister Noelle must step up, search the globe for her brother and work to save the Christmas season.It isn’t Christmas without Santa’s sister. Watch the new trailer for Noelle, streaming November 12 only on DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/TsxYaU1OyC— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 24, 2019Kingsley Ben-Adir, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty and Shirley MacLaine also star in the festive film that’s directed and written by Marc Lawrence, best known as the screenwriter of “Miss Congeniality.”Also Read: Anna Kendrick-Paul Feig Rom-Com Series 'Love Life' Adds 4 to Cast at HBO Max“Noelle” was completed and initially slated for a theatrical release in November of this year, but last year it was then pulled from the release schedule and moved to the new streaming platform Disney+. It will now be one of the many original titles, both film and series, that the Mouse House is debuting on the first day of the platform’s launch on Nov. 12.Disney is also debuting several other trailers and new projects at their annual D23 conference taking place in Anaheim this weekend. Check out the first trailer for “Noelle” above.Read original story Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader Are Santa’s Helpers in ‘Noelle’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
After all, “Pitch Perfect 2” already gave the characters an excellent send-off after graduation. Despite that, “Pitch Perfect 3” continues the story organically by introducing believable and legitimate obstacles for them — adulthood. The musical comedy sees a cappella group the Bellas reuniting for another chance to perform.
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From time to time it’s good to see Hollywood’s elite prove they’re just as human as the rest of us, so Justin Timberlake shedding a tear is just what we needed, right? 2016 saw him star in DreamWorks’ animated hit ‘Trolls’ as well as write and perform the soundtrack song Can’t Stop the Feeling! as he assumed the film’s music executive producer credit too. “True Colours [is] a beautiful song, and it’s a huge emotional moment in the film,” he said.
Secret ending? Yes, and the credits are fun to watch.Running time: 93 minutes (~1.5 hours)“Trolls” is a 3D animated comedy adventure musical based on the eponymous toy brand. A race of tiny Trolls face certain extinction when a race of large giants, the Bergens, discover that eating Trolls brings happiness to them. It features the voice talents of Anna Kendrick (Poppy), Justin Timberlake (Branch), Zooey Deschanel (Bridget), Russell Brand (Creek), Christine Baranski (Chef), John Cleese (King Gristle Sr), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Prince Gristle Jr). It is, surprisingly, rated PG.“Trolls” could almost be a Disney film, what with characters breaking out into song upon the slightest provocation and the saccharine power of friendship infusing every element of the plot. And it’s rather creative with how the Trolls use their super powers (hint: it’s the hair). It’s just that it lacks that special quality, that sincerity and heart, which would elevate it from being an adequate film to a spectacular one. HighlightsChef steals the show with her barely concealed contemptChef (Christine Baranski) is one sarcastic diva that thoroughly delights in her wickedness. Her sarcasm and disgust for everyone around her, including the Bergens, makes her an entertaining villainess to watch. Although you know she despises her own race, she can’t help but want to be accepted and taken back into their ranks. This conflict between her need for love and her hate for the Bergens gives an odd, but interesting dimension to her, and here’s to hoping she returns in the inevitable sequel.Colourful and cuteThere’s so much colour in the film that it’s like they spilled on a rainbow on everything. It can get pretty psychedelic at times, though the colours thankfully don’t clash in garish ways. The Trolls are also cutened up from the original creepy-looking toys, and look quite huggable. The Bergens are another story though, but then again, they are the antagonists.LetdownsConflict is resolved too easilyWhen the climactic confrontation is literally resolved through a song, like every other conflict in the film, it becomes a trite resolution. You wonder why the Trolls didn’t sing their way to freedom at the beginning of the film, since that’s all it takes for everyone to live happily ever after. For a film that uses a convoluted plot to get people to fall in love, the ending was a sloppy, lazy affair.Bergens look hideousThe Bergens look horrible. And the two central Bergens, the ones we spend most of the film with, look even uglier than the other random Bergens we see on the street. It’s no wonder they can’t find happiness if they look so terrible. Couldn’t they have taken a leaf from “Shrek” when it comes to designing cute monsters? One dimensional charactersVirtually all the protagonists are defined by one single character trait, which conveniently doubles up as their super power. The only protagonist who comes remotely close to having some development is Branch (Justin Timberlake). That’s why Chef steals the show — she has very little competition to deal with.“Trolls” is an amusing attempt to give a story to a decades-old franchise, but plot and character are lacking.Should you watch this if it’s free? Yes.Should you watch this at weekday movie ticket prices? If you like animated features.Score: 2.5/5“Trolls” opens in cinemas:- 3 November 2016 (Singapore)- 3 November 2016 (Malaysia)- 2 November 2016 (Philippines) Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. He’s also a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. He Tweets/Instagrams at Optimarcus and writes at marcusgohmarcusgoh.com. The views expressed are his own.
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Secret ending? No.Running time: 128 minutes (~2.25 hours)“The Accountant” is an action film about a very unconventional accountant. When he comes across an inconsistency in a company’s accounts, his dogged efforts unearths a lethal conspiracy. It stars Ben Affleck (Christian Wolff), Anna Kendrick (Dana Cummings), J.K. Simmons (Ray King), Jon Bernthal (Brax), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Marybeth Medina), Jeffrey Tambor (Francis Silverberg), Seth Lee (young Christian Wolff), and John Lithgow (Lamar Black). It is rated NC-16.Ah, Ben Affleck. If you didn’t get enough of his scowling and brooding in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” then you’ll be overjoyed to see that he does more of that here, except that he’s got a biological reason to do so. In fact, “The Accountant” virtually reproduces Ben Affleck’s Batman, from the superb combat skills to the analytical skills to the array of secret gadgets at his disposal. Except this time, Ben Affleck isn’t battling costumed criminals - he’s battling evil corporate moguls. Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a financial Batman with an even more constipated brooding face.HighlightsAction scenes are funIt’s undoubtedly fun to see Christian Wolff mop up baddies with a straight face. It’s almost as if he finds it a chore to take down the goons that he faces. There really isn’t anyone who’s a match for him (well there is, but let’s just say that might not happen until the sequel), so he approaches fights with the same blasé attitude we would approach household chores. It’s quite refreshing to see the way the action scenes are executed.Pays off seeming innocuous set-upsMuch of “The Accountant” seems to be random exposition stuck in to explain Christian Wolff’s abilities. Yet it all comes back full circle by the end of the film as what seem to be throwaway bits of information turn out to be a critical part of the story. There’s also a gentle hint of a sequel. The only quibble is that it all seems awfully coincidental, although it makes perfect sense if you devote some time to think about it.LetdownsNo chemistry between Ben Affleck and Anna KendrickDana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) seems to be this pest to Wolff, until he inexplicably shows some interest in her. It would have worked if there were some level of attraction between the two stars, but as it stands, they’re just reciting lines of dialogue. And they both happen to be accountants. That’s the extent of their relationship.Ben Affleck equates constipation to intelligenceSo Wolff has difficulty relating to normal people, since he’s a super genius. It’s a common trope, so there should be plenty of material and references to draw upon in shaping his portrayal of the lonely genius. What does Ben Affleck do? He looks constipated. When Dana speaks to him, he looks constipated. When his clients speak to him, it’s constipation again.What makes it even worse is that young Christian Wolff (played by Seth Lee) does a much finer job of depicting a savant who has difficulty communicating with others. Young Christian Wolff outshines adult Christian Wolff in this respect, and it’s just… embarrassing.Marybeth and Ray’s subplot is pointlessRay (J.K. Simmons) and Marybeth (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) are on the side of the law, and also after Christian Wolff. The problem is that their paths never quite intersect and they don’t fulfil a critical purpose in the story. They function more as additional exposition fairies, there to dole out information about Christian Wolff that we couldn’t get any other way.Ben Affleck shows little variation in acting in “The Accountant”.Should you watch this if it’s free? Yes.Should you watch it at weekday movie ticket prices? No.Score: 2.0/5“The Accountant” opens in cinemas:- 13 October 2016 (Singapore)- 20 October 2016 (Malaysia)- 2 November 2016 (Philippines)Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. He’s also a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. He Tweets/Instagrams at Optimarcus and writes atmarcusgohmarcusgoh.com. The views expressed are his own.
This Branch guy is such a hater. In the first clip released from the upcoming animated film Trolls, the Justin Timberlake-voiced crank was seen tossing the guitar of Poppy (Anna Kendrick) into the campfire after her spirited performance of “The Sound of Silence.”
Anna Kendrick recently suggested that she’d make an excellent Squirrel Girl, one of the more obscure superheroes in the Marvel world. “It would be perfect casting, and we’re huge Anna Kendrick fans,” Joe Russo told Yahoo Movies this week while promoting the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the summer mega-hit Civil War.
DreamWorks Animation has begun to unspool early footage of its upcoming film Trolls — at CinemaCon, Cannes, at a recent screening in New York, and this week at Comic-Con. “We got to Germany, and there was this woman who saw some of the footage and she was like, ‘Your character looks like you.’ And I was like, 'Oh yeah, they have cameras on us, and we make the same expressions,’” Timberlake told Yahoo Movies at Comic-Con in reference to some motion-capture techniques used on the film.
Actress Anna Kendrick has (very informally) thrown her hat in the ring for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe… albeit one we wouldn’t anticipate seeing on the big screen any time soon. Co-created by legendary artist Steve Ditko and Will Murray in the early 1990s, Squirrel Girl is one of the more notoriously cutesy characters to have come from the Marvel stable in the last few decades.
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The third movie in the a capella comedy series is on the lookout for a new director, as Elizabeth Banks has pulled out. Banks was a producer and played a supporting role on 2012′s ‘Pitch Perfect’ (directed by Jason Moore), then made her directorial debut on the 2015 sequel, and she had been lined up to helm the third. No explanation has been given for Banks’ withdrawal from the director’s chair on ‘Pitch Perfect 3,’ but it seems likely that her busy schedule has something to do with it.
Hollywood descended upon Las Vegas last week for CinemaCon, where the major studios screened never-seen-before movie footage and brought out their big-name stars. The exhibitor convention, formerly known as ShoWest, is all about celebrating the theatrical experience — and also finding ways to improve it.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the upcoming comedy starring Zac Efron and Adam Levine, is based on real guys named Mike and Dave who needed real wedding dates. “Yeah, it’s really an origin story,” Efron told Yahoo Movies at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, hours after Fox had premiered an extended clip, in which Kumail Nanjiani gives co-star Sugar Lyn Beard a “preposterously filthy naked massage” (as one outlet put it). The basic premise is fact-based: In 2013, bros Mike and Dave Stangle put an ad on Craigslist soliciting female companions for their sister’s wedding.