Anna Kendrick

'SNL' and Anna Kendrick Take on 'The Little Mermaid'

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by Jacob Hall April 06, 2014 09:12 AM
NBC
Sometimes, 'SNL' creates a sketch that aims for a very specific demographic and just goes all-out in its attempt to win over that specific audience. We can argue as to whether or not this 'The Little Mermaid' sketch starring guest host Anna Kendrick is successful, but it's the kind of thing that was certainly designed to appeal to viewers who grew up with Disney, have a thing for 'Pitch Perfect,' and can recognize lousy modern pop songs.

'SNL' and Anna Kendrick Pay Tribute to 'Beauty and the Beast' With the Opening Monologue

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by Jacob Hall April 06, 2014 08:52 AM
There was no way 'SNL' was going to get 'Pitch Perfect' star Anna Kendrick to host without giving her a big musical number, and the show got it over and done with early on. In her opening monologue, Kendrick talked about her musical theater roots and how good it felt to be on a New York Stage of any kind before breaking into a fantastic parody of "Bonjour" from Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast.'

'SNL' Preview: Anna Kendrick and Taran Killam Sing Showtunes, Are Predictably Adorable

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 02, 2014 12:08 PM
NBC
http://youtu.be/rhE9-jbZLzs
After this past weekend's latest 'SNL' installment with return host Louis C.K. gave a noticeable bump in quality (which you can see with our new 'SNL' Scorecard!), 'Pitch Perfect' star Anna Kendrick will kick off the first installments of April 2014 with musical guest Pharrell. Does Anna prove as adorable and internet-favorite as ever in the first promos? Find out for yourself!

'SNL' Taps Anna Kendrick, Pharrell and Seth Rogen for April Installments

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 19, 2014 02:37 PM
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'SNL' hit something a of a rough patch this past March with a weak Jim Parsons hosting installment and only a slight improvement for 'Girls' creator and star Lena Dunham, but already the April 2014 run of the long-running sketch comedy series sounds pitch perfect. Following Louis C.K.'s March 29 return, 'Pitch Perfect' favorite Anna Kendrick will make her hosting debut with musical guest Pharrell, followed by 'Neighbors' star Seth Rogen.

'Pitch Perfect 2' is Bringing Back Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson

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by Damon Houx February 06, 2014 07:14 PM
Universal
When 'Pitch Perfect 2' was greenlit, it was assumed -- or at least hoped for -- that stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson would return. The former led the first film, while the latter was its breakout performer. And if you're a fan of 'Pitch Perfect' you'll be happy to know that both are coming back for the sequel.

'Happy Christmas' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman January 28, 2014 08:22 AM
Magnolia Pictures
There's a moment in 'Happy Christmas' when Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey and Lena Dunham have a few cocktails in a basement converted to a tiki bar, and that moment quietly strikes gold. The scene – three woman jawing about the balance of work and life – doesn't gear up to be some big emotional breakthrough. It just happens au naturale, unladen with political pamphleteering or, quite frankly, even looking for any solutions. It is a great microcosm of Joe Swanberg's newest film. Insight does occasionally spring from this movie in what looks like an effortless fashion, but the movie as a whole looks like hardly any effort went into it.

'Pitch Perfect 2' Lands Newbie Director Elizabeth Banks

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by Jacob Hall January 27, 2014 03:10 PM
Universal
Despite its seemingly low-key release, 2012's 'Pitch Perfect' was one of the year's biggest surprise hits and most pleasant surprises, grossing $115 million worldwide and winning over even the most cynical of audiences. A sequel was a no brainer, but we've already been thrown a curveball -- original director Jason Moore will not be back and will be replaced by producer and star Elizabeth Banks, making her directorial debut.

'The Voices' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman January 20, 2014 06:00 PM
Vertigo Entertainment
There's nothing funny about schizophrenia. 'The Voices' understands this, and shows the horror of the disease. And then has you cracking up anyway. It's this diabolical blend of shock and candy-colored kitsch without mockery that makes this first English-language film from Marjane Satrapi ('Persepolis,' 'Chicken with Plums') so unique and, to be honest, something that will turn most people off.