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Anna Kendrick (born 09.08.1985)
Anna Kendrick is an American actress.

Childhood: Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine. Her parents are Janice, an accountant, and William K. Kendrick, a history teacher. She attended Longfellow Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School and Deering High School.

Acting career: Anna Kendrick made her acting debut in the Broadway musical 'High Society' in 1998 and was nominated for a Tony award. She made her movie debut in 'Camp' in 2003; a film which was co-produced by Danny DeVito. In 2007, she appeared in 'Rocket Science' opposite Reece Thompson. In 2008, she was in the vampire movie 'Twilight' alongside Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. 2009 saw her in 'The Marc Pease Experience' with Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller, and 'Up in the Air' alongside George Clooney and Vera Farmiga for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2010, she was in 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' opposite Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and the following year appeared in '50/50' with Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Rogen. In 2012, she was in 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' opposite Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, 'ParaNorman' with Casey Affleck and John Goodman, 'Pitch Perfect' alongside Rebel Wilson and 'End of Watch' which also starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena.

Personal life: Anna Kendrick dated director Edgar Wright, who directed 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' in 2009, though they split in 2013.



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Anna Kendrick on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

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Anna Kendrick at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - Berkeley Square Gardens, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Anna Kendrick at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Anna Kendrick at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Stephen Merchant Loved Cracking Lisa Kudrow Up


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In terms of best buds in the movie scene, American star Lisa Kudrow and English comedian Stephen Merchant don’t necessarily seem on the surface like natural friends – but the pair of them got on like a house on fire on the set of new comedy Table 19.

Stephen Merchant and Lisa Kudrow star in 'Table 19'Stephen Merchant and Lisa Kudrow star in 'Table 19'

Released in the UK last week, the Jeffrey Blitz-directed comedy tells the story of a load of odd-ones-out thrown together on one wedding table.

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Anna Kendrick seen on the red carpet at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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The Accountant Review

OK

While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually breaks the surface, relying on silly plotting and simplistic moralising. It also uses autism as little more than a plot point. Still, it's sharply shot and edited to create plenty of interest, with comical asides and some intense action. So it's entertaining even if it's both preposterous and shallow.

It centres on Christian (Ben Affleck), a mild-mannered autistic accountant with a big secret: he's not only cooking the books for top gangsters around the world, but he's also an efficient killer. In his day job, he's hired by Lamar (John Lithgow) and his sister Rita (Smart) to locate an anomaly in their robotics company's books. Working with company accountant Dana (Anna Kendrick), Christian crunches the numbers and finds more than anyone expected. Meanwhile, Federal Agent Ray (J.K. Simmons) wants catch this mythical mob accountant-killer before he retires, so he coerces analyst Marybeth (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) into tracking him down. But just as they close in on Christian, so does hyperactive hitman Brax (Jon Bernthal).

The script by Bill Dubuque (The Judge) never even remotely holds water. Christian's autism provides some intriguing flashbacks, which build throughout the movie to a climactic moment, as his militaristic father cruelly treats his condition by sending him to Karate Kid-style training in Indonesia with his silently annoyed little brother. Where a real autistic child would revert into the horror of all of that, Christian emerges as adeptly skilled at engaging with everyone he meets and also able to fight more efficiently than experienced military commandos, whom he kills by the dozen as Brax and his army surround him. No, it makes absolutely no sense, but as a movie it's a rather amusing waste of time.

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Kendrick And Timberlake Loved The Sparkle Of Trolls


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When the Trolls filmmakers managed to get Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake to voice the lead characters Poppy and Branch in what would become a riotous musical comedy, cleverly titled Trolls. Kendrick admits that she was intrigued when she first heard about it. "I had trolls growing up," she says. "I had the pencil toppers, which made it seem like homework was fun, even when homework wasn't fun. They are that kind of ugly-cute. So my first question to them after they finished pitching me the movie was, 'Does Poppy have a diamond belly button?' Because the jewelled belly button trolls are the best trolls. They said, 'No, but she has glitter freckles!' So I was like, okay, that's fine."

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake provide the voice overs for TrollsAnna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake provide the voice overs for Trolls

In voicing the character, Kendrick says she kept the image of Poppy in her mind the whole time. "I just love that she is tiny and she has pink hair and she loves parties," she says. "But she's also on this adventure to save her friends. Nobody else in the troll world is brave enough to go, and she's the one who goes after her friends. She even has a song to psych herself up and be brave and be courageous while being tiny and pink."

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Trolls Review

Excellent

Almost pathologically buoyant, this brightly colourful animated comedy is so cheeky that it's impossible to dislike. The plot may be thin, and the wackiness a bit too full-on, but every moment is packed with smart verbal and visual jokes. This rapid-fire energy keeps us laughing all the way through, while the lively song score has us humming along and wishing we could get up there and dance.

It's set in a garish fantasy world in which sweetly happy trolls are locked in a mortal battle with gloomy bergen who think the only way they can achieve happiness is to eat a troll. It's been 20 years since the trolls escaped to form a secret forest community, so they throw a party to celebrate. Led by Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the festivities feature so much music, glitter and hugging that the bergen's Chef (Christine Baranski) spots their location. The paranoid troll Branch (Justin Timberlake) had warned that this might happen, and sure enough Chef sweeps in and grabs a handful of trolls to take back to bergen King Gristle (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Feeling responsible, Poppy sets out on a quest to rescue them, and Branch grudgingly accompanies her. They also get help from the lovelorn bergen scullery maid Bridget (Zooey Deschanel).

There isn't a moment in this story that carries even a hint of actual suspense, but the action scenes are still exhilaratingly madcap, and the darker moments along the way generate proper emotion. Thankfully, the lesson is so painfully obvious (you don't need to eat a troll to be happy!) that the filmmakers don't bother hammering it in. Instead, they fill every scene with deranged wit, ridiculous gags and lively character detail.

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The Hollars Trailer


Don and Sally Hollars' family are all grown up and they live alone. They have two sons and John lives in New York at works as an artist attempting to make a name for himself. Their other son, Ron lives closer to home and up until recently lived with his wife and their young family but now his marriage has fallen to pieces and he's alone.

When Sally falls ill, the family reunites and John leaves his heavily pregnant girlfriend, Rebecca, in the city whilst he pays a visit to the family home. Once back in the small town he grew up in, it seems the family matriarch is much more ill than they all first presumed.

Spending time in hospital, John is quickly submerged into his old family and all the issues that comes with them - not only that but he must deal with his ex-girlfriends new partner who's also his mother's nurse.

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Mr. Right Trailer


In Martha's mind, she's a fantastic girlfriend but finds it impossible to hold on to a boyfriend. When her partner cheats on her, that's the last straw, Martha begins to lose it. She turns into a party animal and takes everything to the extreme.

Francis is a hitman, for years he's been one of the best in the trade but recently he's been doubting his profession and grown a conscience that he's not had before. Dealing with it in the only way he knows how, Francis begins killing the clients who recruit him to perform hits. 

Francis meets Martha when she's on the brink of doing something silly. The two instantly connect and are soon out having drinks together. When Francis notices the guy next to them is carrying a weapon, his new sense of justice kicks in and takes matters into his own hands.

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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer


Mike and Dave are two brothers who can't help but compete with one another. They're best friends and do everything together, but when it comes to playing a lifelong game of one-upmanship they're both in it to win it. When their sister announces that she's marrying her partner in Hawaii, Mike & Dave's mum and dad are instantly horrified by the possible antics their sons could get up to.

In a bid to calm their potential actions, it's suggested to the boys that they both bring a respectable date to the wedding. Someone they can present to their families and show a completely different - and more mature - side to their personality. 

Alice and Tatiana are two girls who could actually rival the brothers and any of their past behaviour, who see Mike & Dave on TV talking about their search for a partner and decide that they're just the girls to accompany the boys to the island wedding.  Their plan is successful but Mike and Dave soon figure out that there's more to the girls than they first thought.

Justin Timberlake To Turn Troll Doll


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There were created in the 1960s, came back out for a period of time in the 1970s and 1990s and have consequently delighted many a former child with their colourful hair and funny faces. Troll dolls were the must-have for a lot of children back in the day, whether you had a full-size doll or a small stick-on-the-end-of-your-pencil kind. Now they’re making yet another comeback - but this time in the form of Justin Timberlake.

Justin TimberlakeHe might not look much like a troll yet but Justin Timberlake will nevertheless appear in new musical movie, Trolls

That’s right, JT will be lending his voice to new animated musical comedy, Trolls, and will play survivalist Branch, who has been described as hiding "his surprising true colours".

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Various Artists - Pitch Perfect 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Review


After the success of the first 'Pitch Perfect' and, more specifically, the 'Cup' song, the soundtrack for the sequel has a lot to live up to. However, there is a thing as trying to be too clever and here is a perfect example. 

Various Artists - Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack Album Review

By trying to cram even more songs into each a cappella mash-up, some tracks just don't work without the visual aid of the movie and it becomes a race to recognize just what has been used. Two/three lines and it is on to the next song. 'Riff Off' starts off enjoyable, with a cover of 'Thong Song', but then goes through a circle of booty-complimenting tracks at a dizzying speed where it confuses and loses itself. A better example of a mash-up would be The Barden Bella's 'World Championship Finale' as you can clearly hear each tune used throughout.

The song that leads the entire soundtrack - also the lead single - is Jessie J's 'Flashlight' written by Sam Smith and Sia. By far the most memorable, it is a highlight to the album and is what will keep people coming back to listen to it. An inspirational ballad, it is by far one of Jessie J's best singles, but as the success of Anna Kendrick and 'Cups' showed, a big star isn't always needed to get radio play time. There is also a surprise performance from Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick, which is a nice way to break up the a cappella sound of the album. The other original track is 'Crazy Youngsters' performed by Ester Dean, which adds a modern and more 'pop' sound to the soundtrack. These 3 tracks are undeniably stand-out numbers in an otherwise very predictable album. 

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'Pitch Perfect 3' Is Coming In July 2017, As Anna Kendrick And Rebel Wilson Sign On


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The Bellas are coming back! Yes get ready a cappella fans, as Universal pictures has confirmed that a third Pitch Perfect movie is coming our way and it will hit theatres on July 21st 2017. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have already signed on to reprise their roles for the next installment, following the success of the second movie last month.

Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick has been confirmed as returning for Pitch Perfect 3.

The news of the third movie was first broken by The Hollywood Reporter, but the two actresses have since confirmed their involvement via social media. Yesterday Anna Kendrick posted a photo of herself on Instagram holding up three fingers, while her co-star Wilson tweeted, ‘I know I spilt the beans a little while ago, but at least now it's official…Sing 'ahhhhh' on 3 pitches.’

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Anna Kendrick

Date of birth

9th August, 1985

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Anna Kendrick Movies

The Accountant Movie Review

The Accountant Movie Review

While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually...

Trolls Movie Review

Trolls Movie Review

Almost pathologically buoyant, this brightly colourful animated comedy is so cheeky that it's impossible to...

Trolls Trailer

Trolls Trailer

For the first time us humans get to have a look into the life of...

Table 19 Trailer

Table 19 Trailer

Whilst Eloise was in a relationship with Francie's brother, they were the best of friends;...

The Hollars Trailer

The Hollars Trailer

Don and Sally Hollars' family are all grown up and they live alone. They have...

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Movie Review

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Movie Review

Watching this gross-out comedy, it's clear that the gifted cast and crew had a great...

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The Accountant Trailer

The Accountant Trailer

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Get A Job Trailer

Get A Job Trailer

Will and Jillian are in love and both have recently graduated collage. Jillian managed to...

Mr. Right Trailer

Mr. Right Trailer

In Martha's mind, she's a fantastic girlfriend but finds it impossible to hold on to...

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer

Mike and Dave are two brothers who can't help but compete with one another. They're...

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review

In 2012, Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere to become one of the most-loved comedies...

The Last Five Years Trailer

The Last Five Years Trailer

When success and failure intertwine in one relationship, things can become strained. That's exactly what...

The Last Five Years Movie Review

The Last Five Years Movie Review

An intimate exploration of a five-year romance through the conflicting points of view of the...

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