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Anna Kendrick at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th October 2016

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Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick at the 'The Accountant' European Premiere held at Cineworld, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 17th October 2016

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Anna Kendrick poses alone and with Ben Afleck at the European Premiere of 'The Accountant' held at the Cineworld Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 17th October 2016

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Anna Kendrick poses alone and with Ben Affleck and Cynthia Addai Robinson at the European Premiere of 'The Accountant' held at the Cineworld Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 17th October 2016

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Anna Kendrick at Macy's Celebration of "Trolls" The Movie held at Macy's Herald Square, New York, United States - Thursday 6th October 2016

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Anna Kendrick Hesitant About Third 'Pitch Perfect' Movie


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'Pitch Perfect 2' isn't even out yet, but as with all things Hollywood these days, its already time to start talking about sequels. Following the huge success of the much-loved 2012 film, Rebel Wilson was one of the first people to get involved with the upcoming sequel only two months after the release. Again, she has expressed her interest in appearing in the third film, while Anna Kendrick seems to be more interested in waiting a while before jumping on board. Well, at least until the film is released.

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In a recent interview with TIME, Kendrick explained that "I'm not one to count my chickens, so I just want to see how this one does and find out if there's an appetite for that before I even think about it". 'Pitch Perfect 2' isn't out in theatres for another week, although it saw its US premiere in Las Vegas on 20th April 2015.

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Anna Kendrick Had Her Doubts About 'Pitch Perfect 2'


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Pitch Perfect was one of the surprise hits of late 2012, with its combination of catchy songs, clever mash-ups and sharp comedy. It made $113million on a budget of just $17million, and gained even more fans on DVD and Blu-ray. But the film's star, Anna Kendrick, had a few worries about signing up for the inevitable sequel.

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She told The New York Times that she started thinking about critical washouts like Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and "getting understandably nervous because comedy sequels are really hard to pull off."

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The Last Five Years Trailer


When success and failure intertwine in one relationship, things can become strained. That's exactly what happened with Jamie Wellerstein and Cathy Hiatt. After a whirlwind five year relationship which saw them move in together and get married, things start to fall apart. Jamie has never been more successful after his latest novel gets picked up; a feat which takes him miles away to New York for days at a time. Meanwhile, Cathy faces rejection after rejection as her acting career wilts and she finds herself becoming hopelessly envious of her other half. It doesn't help when Jamie starts to hide things from her and she suspects that he may be seeking comfort for his failing relationship in other women. Is this just a couple that have always been doomed for failure?

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John Krasinski And Anna Kendrick Clash In The Lip Sync Battle Of The Century


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Can we all agree that The Tonight Show is the funniest of the late night circuit? Everyone else can stop trying now, thank you. Last night (Thursday, April 16) saw the return of John Krasinski to Fallon’s studio and the actor paid (hilarious) tribute to N’Sync and Jimmy’s old pal Justin Timberlake.

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Krasinski was good, but he was no match for Kendrick's cunning.

It was the lip sync battle of a century, with Krasinski absolutely killing it rocking out to the band’s 2000 hit Bye Bye Bye, as I’m sure we’ve all done at one point or another, probably after a couple tequilas.

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Anna Kendrick To Pen Collection Of Autobiographical Essays


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Anna Kendrick has been signed to pen a series of autobiographical essays which will showcase her quick wit and dry sense of humour. The collection of essays will touch on Kendrick's life growing up in New England and working on the sets of such large scale productions as Twilight, Pitch Perfect and Into The Woods.

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Read More: Anna Kendrick On Into The Woods Co-star Meryl Streep: "She's Just Kind Of A Bro".

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The Last Five Years Review


Very Good

An intimate exploration of a five-year romance through the conflicting points of view of the man and woman involved, this musical is packed with honest, thoughtful observations even if the fragmented structure prevents us from engaging emotionally. Oddly, the story of these years is recounted out of sequence as a series of alternating solos that leap back and forth in time. It's an ambitious approach that probably worked even better on stage in Jason Robert Brown's musical production.

This is the romance of two aspiring artists: actress Cathy (Anna Kendrick) and novelist Jamie (Jeremy Jordan). They meet and fall in love quickly, get married and settle in a New York apartment to build their life together and pursue their dreams. But while Jamie's writing career takes off with his first published book, Cathy struggles to find work and has to travel to Ohio in the summer to perform in a lakeside holiday camp. Back in Manhattan, Jamie's life is a series of glamorous parties where sexy women throw themselves at him. But the worst thing is that Cathy begins to resent his success, while Jamie struggles to encourage her in ways that don't sound patronising. And as they begin to grow apart, these issues only intensify.

Since the scenes play out in seemingly random order, there are no surprising twists and turns in the plot. We know from the opening moment that they are going to split up, and the fragmented structure means that we don't get to watch their happy life unravel. Instead, each achingly truthful scene reveals further details about these two people, swirling their five-year relationship into a collage of emotions, both happy and sad. It only works because it's skilfully directed by Richard LaGravenese (Beautiful Creatures) and acted with open-handed nerve by Kendrick and Jordan.

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The Voices Review


Excellent

Utterly bonkers, this movie confounds any attempt to categorise it, blending comedy, romance, horror and drama to become a true one-off. And it maintains such a darkly playful tone that it's impossible not to smile even as things turn rather hideously nasty. Against all odds, these contradicting moods come together into something surprisingly involving, thanks to skilled director Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) and clever writer Michael R. Perry. Their approach is so inventive that it's impossible to guess what might happen next.

Set in a small industrial town, the story centres on Jerry (Ryan Reynolds), who was set up with a job in a bathtub factory after his release from a psychiatric institute. Overseen by therapist (Jacki Weaver), Jerry is settling in nicely. He has a crush on Fiona (Gemma Arterton) in accounting, even though it's actually her office colleague Lisa (Anna Kendrick) who likes him. But no one realises that he has gone off his meds and is starting to listen to advice coming from his lovable dog Bosco and his evil cat Mr Whiskers. What they tell him to do is pretty horrific, but he thinks that this is the only way to get his life back on track.

Where the plot goes is seriously grisly, but it's played out by the cast and filmmakers in a blackly comical way that's highly stylised, seeing everything through Jerry's warped perspective. The question is whether he's a serial killer, an insane criminal or an emotionally tormented young man. Whatever, the film is a remarkably internalised exploration of mental illness, because the tone refuses to let us off the hook. And because all of the performances are riotously funny, bridging the gaps between the humour, romance and violence.

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Cake Review


Very Good

Jennifer Aniston delivers an Oscar-calibre performance in this rather over-worked drama, which tries to emphasise heavy-handed metaphors more than the characters themselves. But it's an involving personal odyssey thanks to Aniston's honest acting, and Daniel Barnz's sensitive direction manages to dodge most of the script's more glaring pitfalls.

Aniston plays Claire, a woman who has been in continual pain, both emotional and physical, following the car accident that claimed the life of her young son. Revelling in her bitter sarcasm, she has alienated her husband (Chris Messina), driven her physiotherapist (Mamie Gummer) to despair and so enraged her therapy leader (Felicity Huffman) that she's been thrown out of the group. The only person who patiently sticks by her side is her maid/assistant Silvana (Adriana Barazza), and she's beginning to waver. Then Nina (Anna Kendrick), a therapy-group member, commits suicide, making Claire question why she's still bothering to be alive. There has to be a spark of hope there, and she decides to stalk Nina's single-dad widower Roy (Sam Worthington) for answers.

While the premise seems to set up the usual story about two damaged souls healing each other, the story thankfully doesn't go down that tired route. Instead, Patrick Tobin's script keeps the interaction prickly and unexpected, even as it layers in so much symbolism that it becomes rather exhausting. Claire's physical scarring is clearly indicative of something deeper, as is her array of cruel defence mechanisms. Thankfully, Aniston plays these scenes with a mixture of black comedy and aching sadness that makes the character thoroughly involving and only slightly likeable. Her interaction with Barraza is the heart of the film, beautifully played because their connection remains mainly unspoken. By contrast, Worthington feels almost superfluous; he sharply matches Aniston's cynicism, but is too nice to register very strongly.

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Pitch Perfect 2 - International Trailer


Suspended after an unfortunate incident of accidental nudity during a performance of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball', the spunky all-girls a cappella singing group the Barden Bellas are subsequently replaced by European champions Das Sound Machine. They've got a lot of work to do if they want to win the World Championships and beat their rivals, and while they've certainly got both the attitude and more than enough talent having previously succeeded at winning the National stakes, whether or not their ideas can bring them further fortune is another matter. Nonetheless, they have each other, and that's the most important thing for them to hold on to right now as now they face more than just embarrassment and Europeans, but prejudice and heavy doubt from the organisers.

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Pitch Perfect 2 - Super Bowl TV Spot


The Barden Bellas are back after their impressive victory in a national a cappella chorus competition, where they proved the strength of girl power over some of the biggest choirs in the country. Beca, Emily, Chloe, Aubrey, Cynthia-Rose, Stacie, Lilly, Jessica and Fat Amy have got bigger fish to fry these days, as they eye up global competition ahead of the daunting international contest. They may have bags of confidence, but as no American chorus has ever managed to land the coveted prize before, it may not be enough to get them through this time. Nonetheless, it's time these girls tested their odds against the greatest collective voices on the planet, even if their new rivals are showing some seemingly matchless talent.

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Cake Trailer


Claire Bennett is struggling to get through day-to-day life despite her buffet of pills, one-on-one medical support and the Women's Chronic Pain Support Group she regularly attends. She is forced to cope with the heart-breaking break-up of her relationship but becomes deeply obsessed with the suicide of Nina Collins, another woman from the support group. In a bid to learn more about her death and, indeed, her life, she persuades the group leader to pass on Nina's address. It's then she meets her widower Roy with whom she strikes up a significant relationship, with both of them dealing with the loss of a loved one and their own brand of chronic pain. Meanwhile, Claire frequently experiences hallucinations of Nina, who slowly draws her towards normality and, perhaps, a happier life.

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The Voices Trailer


Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is just a normal guy. Well, that might not be totally correct - while he is chipper and happy, he is also incredibly mentally unstable. While the people he works with at the bathtub factory think he is just a happy-go-lucky guy, Jerry is steadily trying to stop taking his anti-psychotic medication, and this has led to him believing that his cat and dog are talking to him. After a co-worker (Gemma Arterton) stands him up for a date, Mr. Whiskers the cat convinces him to become a serial killer, despite the dog's better judgement. As Jerry steadily gets further and further down the rabbit hole, his conscience (in the form of his cat and dog) battle for control over whether or not he will just give up and go totally crazy.

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Into The Woods Review


Excellent

It's taken a long time for this stage musical to make it to the big screen, and while director Rob Marshall once again fails to give the story a sharp focus (see also Chicago and Nine), he at least lets the music and characters shine. Originally staged on Broadway in 1987, this musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a gleeful mash-up of fairy tales that continues on past the "happily ever after", eventually turning rather dark and emotional.

Once upon a time, there was a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) who learn that they can't have children because the Witch (Meryl Streep) next door has cursed them. She offers to break the spell if they collect a cow, a cape, a slipper and a lock of hair. Meanwhile, Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) annoys his mother (Tracey Ullman) by selling the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans; Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) dodges a leery Wolf (Johnny Depp) following her through the woods; Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) sneaks to the festival to meet the Prince (Chris Pine) against the wishes of her nasty stepmum (Christine Baranski); and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) defies her mother by letting her hair down for a Prince (Billy Magnussen). After knotting together, each plot strand resolves happily. Until the next day.

This is very much a story of two halves, with the sharp, snappy, hilarious first act contrasting strongly against the rather disturbingly grim and grisly second act, as everyone's story unravels to reveal each character's deep neediness. What makes this show so clever is the way it undermines the usual fairy-tale happiness of most stories, cautioning that this artifice is actually a problem for children. While the songs are all clever and thoroughly engaging, none of them is particularly hummable on first listen, but each is packed with witty wordplay and serious subtext that gets under the skin.

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Anna Kendrick On 'Into The Woods' Co-Star Meryl Streep: "She's Just Kind Of A Bro"


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Anna Kendrick was a guest on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday (21st December) in order to discuss her latest role in the soon-to-be released Disney movie Into the Woods.

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Anna Kendrick at the New York premiere of Into the Woods in December.

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Anna Kendrick On 'Into The Woods' Role: I'm An Emotional Accountant


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There's no question that Anna Kendrick has re-invented the character of Cinderella for fairytale musical 'Into The Woods', and while it has drawn both criticism and praise, she herself is grateful to have had the opportunity.

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Anna Kendrick is Cinderella in 'Into The Woods'

The purpose of the Rob Marshall directed movie was to put across that there's flaws in everybody, even those childhood characters we so adore. In 'Into The Woods', we see each character drawn in by the magic of the woods with the determination for their wish to come true - despite what the consequences may be. When it comes down to Cinderella, a character known for her unwavering kindness, it could've been difficult to make her real; imperfect and often obsessive.

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Why Anna Kendrick Was Talking Sex Toys With David Letterman


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Anna Kendrick's Christmas present could be rather surprising! When the 29-year-old actress discussed what she was hoping for this upcoming holiday season on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' on Tuesday (Dec 16th), things quickly took an unexpected turn.

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Kendrick's attention was quickly drawn to a toy cat while appearing on the talk show

Kendrick didn't seem sure on what Santa would be bringing her this Christmas, but that may be because her attention was directly focused on an item shown earlier in the episode that was supposed to be a toy cat for children.

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Video - Anna Kendrick Is Picture Perfect As She Arrives Outside 'Letterman'


Anna Kendrick donned an ultra sexy black long-sleeved skater dress with an open front panel as she arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York ahead of her appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'.

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Chris Pine Compares 'Into The Woods' Co-Star Anna Kendrick To A Martial Artist


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Chris Pine likens seeing 'Into The Woods' co-star Anna Kendrick singing to 'watching a martial artist', as he admits that the musical task for the production of the film was nowhere near as simple as it would appear.

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Chris Pine plays Cinderella's Prince Charming

It seems that none of the cast of 'Into The Woods' were particularly overwhelmed with confidence at the prospect of singing Stephen Sondheim's spectacular tunes - except perhaps Meryl Streep, who showed off her fabulous pipes back in 2008 with 'Mamma Mia!' Being more focused on acting than singing, it was nerve-wracking for the stars to say the least, and according to Chris Pine it didn't appear to get any easier once inside the studio.

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A Week In Movies: Jolie And Kidman Premiere New Films In London, While Hotly Anticipated Trailers Debut For Jurassic World, Pan, Pitch Perfect 2 And More


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Angelina Jolie, Jack O'Connell and Luke Treadaway were on hand for the UK premiere of their new movie Unbroken this week. The film is gathering awards buzz as expectations build to its Christmas Day release.

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Anna Kendrick Wonders How She Snuck Into The Cast Of Into The Woods


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Disney’s latest musical, Into the Woods, is getting a lot of attention as its Christmas Day opening comes ever closer. The film’s trailers are exciting and frightening in equal measure, Meryl Streep’s turn as the witch looks to be both magnificent and utterly terrifying and its all-star cast is something for everyone to be excited about.

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Anna Kendrick plays Cinderella in Disney's Into the Woods

But what does Cinderella, a.k.a actress Anna Kendrick, think of Disney’s newest adaptation?

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Johnny Depp 'Daunted' By Into The Woods Role


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There's an enormous buzz surrounding Rob Marshall and Stephen Sondheim's stage to film musical 'Into The Woods' with it's spectacular ensemble cast and vibrant setting, but even a super A lister like Johnny Depp couldn't help but feel a little nervous.

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Johnny Depp is the wiley Wolf in 'Into The Woods'

Being surrounded by award-winning movie stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick is scary enough without the prospect of singing in front of them. While you'd think Johnny Depp would be used to it, having starred in Stephen Sondheim's Oscar winning film adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd' back in 2007 and appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters with the likes of Morgan Freeman, Helena Bonham Carter, Angelina Jolie, Christian Bale and John Malkovich. However, he admits he found his role as the Wolf 'daunting' even if it was a 'joy' to be involved. 'It's one of those moments that you realise you will never in your life have an opportunity like that again, as an actor or as a musician', he confesses, in the run-up to the film's release.

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It's The Bellas Vs. The World In 'Pitch Perfect 2' [Trailer]


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After raising the roof with their angelic a cappella chorus in 'Pitch Perfect', college crooners The Barden Bellas are back to show the world what they're made of as they go international in the much anticipated 'Pitch Perfect 2'.

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Anna Kendrick returns for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

It seemed fortune was on their side in the first movie when they were spectacularly invited into the semi-finals of the national a cappella singing competition and thus went on to win it with a heart-warming rendition of 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' from 'The Breakfast Club'. But now it seems they could be pushing themselves too far as they venture forth into the daunting international contest - a competition that no American group has ever won before. Apparently, because no-one likes Americans. Go figure.

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Into The Woods - Extended Trailer


When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are unable to have children due to a curse, they are advised by a witch (Meryl Streep) to venture into the woods in order to find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold. Along the way, they become intertwined in the stories of 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Rapunzel', and 'Cinderella', in this original story based upon Grimm's classic fairy tales.

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Into The Woods - Alternative Trailer


When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods in order to recover the magical objects required to break the spell and allow them to begin a family together. Over the course of their journey, they encounter iconic fairy-tale characters and motifs from stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They also steadily learn valuable lessons about responsibility and being careful what they wish for.

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Into The Woods - Featurette


Take a sneak peak of forthcoming musical fairytale flick 'Into The Woods' in this short featurette, featuring comments from the stellar ensemble cast and crew. Among them are stars Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, as well as director Rob Marshall ('Chicago'), author of the book James Lapine and composer Stephen Sondheim ('Sweeney Todd').

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Life After Beth Review


Excellent

While zombie rom-coms aren't original (see Shaun of the Dead or Warm Bodies), this take on the genre has such a deadpan tone that it feels refreshingly unpredictable. While the plot sometimes seems like it's going to spin completely out of control, writer-director Jeff Baena (who wrote I Heart Huckabees) holds it together with clever twists and turns and smart, witty dialogue. And the terrific cast helps balance the humour and horror with a hint of emotional depth.

It opens as soulful teenager Zach (Dane DeHaan) is grieving about his recently deceased girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza), who was killed by a snake bite. As Zach and Beth's parents (John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon) help each other get over the shock, they are startled when she arrives back home as if nothing happened. Utterly unaware that she's undead, Beth can't understand why Zach is looking at her strangely, while her parents become super protective, refusing to let her outside for fear that someone will spot a dead girl walking around. Then Zach begins to notice that Beth isn't the only person in town who has come back to life. And when he runs into old friend Erica (Anna Kendrick), Beth's jealousy seems to trigger a full-on zombie invasion.

By focussing on the warped relationships between the characters, the film keeps the audience both involved and entertained. The humour is a mix of bone-dry dialogue and riotously nutty visual gags that escalate as the story progresses. And there are constant wrinkles in the plot, such as how Beth conveniently can't remember breaking up with Zach before she died. Or how Zach's gung-ho brother (a scene stealing Matthew Gray Gubler) reacts to the growing threat of the walking-dead. And by combining real heart with silly comedy and even some genuine scariness, filmmaker Baena manages to make some sharp observations about both love and grief.

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'Life After Beth' Adds New Twist To Old Genre


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Zombie movies are as old as cinema itself, kicking off with 1930s hits like 'White Zombies' and 'The Devil's Daughter'. The genre came to mainstream prominence with George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead' in 1968, after which the undead onslaught has been fairly unceasing. But a subset is just as venerable: the zombie comedy, or zom-com, can trace its roots back to 1941's 'King of the Zombies' and 1945's 'Zombies on Broadway'. More recent examples include Peter Jackson's 'Braindead' (1992) and 'Zombieland' (2009).

Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza star in 'Life After Beth'
Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza star in 'Life After Beth'

The most memorable recent zom-com is obviously Edgar Wright's 'Shaun of the Dead' (2004), which introduced a further sub-genre: the zom-rom-com. This paved the way for the likes of the Spanish romp 'Juan of the Dead' (2010), 'Warm Bodies' (2013) and 'All Cheerleaders Die' (also 2013).

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Let's Take A Sneak Peak 'Into The Woods'


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Disney’s Christmas offering this year comes in the form of a bewitching fairy tale based on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Set in an alternate world of various Brothers Grimm fairy stories, this modern twist centres around the original tale of a baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch and must enter into the woods to break the spell so they can start their much-longed for family.

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British stars Emily Blunt and James Corden play the baker and the baker's wife in Disney's musicial adaptation Into the Woods

Further well-known classics intertwine with the desperate baker and his wife and they interact with other storybook characters from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel on their travels.

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Into The Woods - Teaser Trailer


When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods in order to recover the magical objects required to break the spell and allow them to begin a family together. Over the course of their journey, they encounter iconic fairy-tale characters and motifs from stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They also steadily learn valuable lessons about responsibility and being careful what they wish for .

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Fairytales Come To Life In The First Trailer For Disney's Into The Woods


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Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the release of the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Directed by Chicago masetro Rob Marshall, the film depicts beloved fairytale characters as they've never been seen before, and features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp

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The story follows the Baker and his Wife, played in the film by James Corden and Emily Blunt, who are cursed by The Wicked Witch (Meryl Streep) to be childless, and subsequently set off on a quest 'into the woods' to find the items they need to break the spell. Along the way they will bump into familiar faces such as Cinderella and her Prince Charming (Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine) and the Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp). 

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Anna Kendrick - The Geffen Playhouse presents its annual Geffen fundraiser honoring The Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan F. Horn and Steve Martin with the Distinction in Theater Award - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 23rd March 2014

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Anna Kendrick - Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 Stories of Craftsmanship on Film held at the Museum of Moving Image- Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 11th July 2013

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Anna Kendrick and Independent Spirit Awards Saturday 25th February 2012 27th Annual Independent Spirit Awards- Arrivals-

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Anna Kendrick and Independent Spirit Awards

Anna Kendrick and Minus Thursday 18th November 2010 The In Add Minus LA Store Launch Party at 5900 Wishire Blvd Los Angeles, California

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Anna Kendrick and Minus

Anna Kendrick Wednesday 11th August 2010 Blackberry Torch From AT&T U.S. Launch Party - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Anna Kendrick Tuesday 8th December 2009 Second Annual Golden Globes Party Saluting Young Hollywood at Nobu West Hollywood - Arrivals West Hollywood, California

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Anna Kendrick Monday 16th November 2009 The Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' held at Mann Village and Bruin Theater in Westwood Los Angeles, California

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Anna Kendrick Monday 17th November 2008 at Mann Village Theater Los Angeles Premiere of the film 'Twilight' held at Mann Village Theater.

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Anna Kendrick

Date of birth

9th August, 1985

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

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Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer

Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer

It has been a few years since the Barden Bellas graduated from college, and while...

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...

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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...

The Accountant Trailer

The Accountant Trailer

Ben Affleck is cast as Christian Wolff in this new action thriller film The Accountant....

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...

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