Pitch Perfect 2 Is Picture Perfect

pitchperfect2posterIt won’t be long before Pitch Perfect 2 takes note on the big screen. Anna Kendrick resumes her role from the previous film, along with her fellow Barden Bellas. The follow-up film finds this lovable group of misfits banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, so the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good.

With just one chance left at redeeming their legacy, the Bellas must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen. And as they struggle to balance the pressures of musical domination with senior angst, it will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches.

Check out some pictures from the upcoming film and check back for an interview with the Filharmonic about their experience during movie’s’ production. Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters May 15, 2015.

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Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, with John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks

Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
Written by: Kay Cannon
Produced by: Paul Brooks, Max Handelman, Elizabeth Banks
Executive Producers: Scott Niemeyer, Jason Moore

VIDEO RELEASES April & May

April and May are offering comedy, terror, family animation, Sci-fi, drama, adult, and documentary home entertainment releases.  Most are being released on DVD, Blu-ray,even in Blu-ray Combo Packs as well as Video on Demand.  We will have reviews on most of the titles so check back often and see what our critics have to say about them.  You may find a gem that you never knew existed or a hilarous comedy to brighten your day. Whether you are looking for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or alternative lifestyle— the next months will have a little something for most everyone. Read more

VIDEO RELEASES March, April, May

March, April and May have a mix of Sci-fi, drama, action, crime and horror video releases.  Family films and documentaries are being released on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo Packs and Video on Demand.  We will have reviews on most of the titles so check back often and see what our critic has to say about them.  You may find a gem that you never knew existed. Whether you are looking for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or alternative lifestyle— the next months will have a little something for most everyone. Read more

VIDEO RELEASES For January and February

The new year starts with a bang and January through February  have a lot to offer for video releases.  A number of adventure, drama, romance and some action films are  being released on DVD, Blu-ray, and  On-Demand as well. Whether you are looking for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or alternative lifestyle— the next two months will have a little something for most everyone. Read more

VIDEO RELEASES December and January

December and January have a lot to offer for video releases, but it’s December that should get the most attention with the Christmas Holiday.  A number of adventure, drama, romance and some action films are  being released on DVD, Blu-ray, and  On-Demand as well. Whether you are looking for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or suspense — the next two months will have a little something for most everyone.

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Words and Pictures plays Scrabble with a palette of emotions

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Clive-Owen & Juliette-Binoche (photo by Doane Gregory)
Clive-Owen & Juliette-Binoche (photo by Doane Gregory)

Clive Owen’s Jack Marcus is a published poet long on laurels and currently short on inspiration. He’s settled for cocooning his creativity in teaching English at Croydon, at an elite New England prep school. Helping to further douse his creative juices is his penchant for imbibing and becoming an embarrassing drunk. Yet we see his creative inner child bubble to the surface in word games he plays with his fellow teachers.

Juliette-Binoche (photo by Doane Gregory)
Juliette-Binoche (photo by Doane Gregory)

Helping to shift Jack’s creative life out of idle is Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche). Strong willed, opinionated and independent, she makes an unconventional entrance as an Italian-born figurative abstract painter and Croyden’s newest faculty member. Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, “the Icicle,” as she is known by her past colleagues, initially lives up to her name as she chides her students and Jack with the same standoffish wit.

The intellectual sparing between Jack and Dina is fun to watch as they battle over the supremacy of words vs. pictures. The battle takes on mega proportions as the two teachers enlist their respective students to take part in a school competition for the winning medium. When Jack’s boozing threatens to cost him his job, and he damages Dina’s abstract painting in a drunken stupor, the movie’s big downer has us wondering if Jack is truly finished.

Clive-Owen & Juliette-Binoche (photo by Doane Gregory)
Clive-Owen & Juliette-Binoche (photo by Doane Gregory)

There is one moment where Words and Pictures takes on the familiar Dead Poet’s Society mantra of molding students—but it’s not one of Jack’s students, but Dina’s. Through a bit of tough-love guidance, Dina forces her protégé (Valerie Tian) to elevate her talent to a new level.

Words and Pictures succeeds in drawing us in with its lead performers, but the story could have more fully exploited their talents by delving deeper into the lives of these two flawed characters.

 

Monsters University Comes to DVD in October

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Monsters University DVD
Monsters University DVD

After a great success in theaters, Monsters University will soon be coming to DVD and Blu-ray this October. These furry crazies will crack up your home screen and monitors as you watch for the first time – or the second or third – all their crazy antics in the comfort of your own home.

The digital HD and digital HD 3D versions will be available for purchase October 8. The On-Demand version, DVD/Blu-ray DVD combo packs and the 3D DVD Blu-ray combo pack will be available on October 29.  Read more

Back to School event at Cobb Grove 16 theatre and Cinebistro

The Cobb theatre in Wesley Chapel, Florida will be holding a special event for Back to School with free school supplies, games, face painting, medical screenings, tutoring information, healthy eating suggestions, dental hygiene tips, child safety kits and yes even hair-cuts and more. The special event that is in its 5th year running will be held Saturday, August 3rd from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the theatre located at 6333 Wesley Grove Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544.
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5th Season of TV’s “Combat” Being Released on DVD

 

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One of television’s most watched series in the 1960’s Combat will be releasing the 5th season on DVD on August 13th.  The 5th season that ran from September ’66 to March ’67 featured 25 episodes of stories about World War II.  The show was a ground breaker for television showing a more startling vision that had been ordinarily  reserved for movie theaters.  Combat stars Vic Morrow and Ric Jason as soldiers who lead men into battles that tell the stories of American’s struggle on most all fronts. The DVD set will include all 25 episodes with commentaries and bonus features.

“Adele Blanc-Sec” coming to Blu-ray August 13

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Let your imagination run free this summer. Journey into a world of action fantasy with popular French comics heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec as she leaps from the pages to the screen! Families and the young-at-heart across America will be captivated by Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, which unleashes on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray combo pack on August 13, 2013.

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