Month: June 2012

‘pitch perfect’ trailer: 9 great puns to celebrate the a capella comedy

Grab a four-pack of wine coolers, guys, it’s time for a college a capella show! The trailer for “Pitch Perfect,” starring sneaky child Broadway star Anna Kendrick, would-be “John Tucker” murderess Brittany Snow and “Bridesmaids” scene-stealer Rebel Wilson, dropped recently and dang did it drop it like it was hot. The movie follows an all-female a capella group at the […] Read more…

great scots! ‘brave’ review

Even if “brave” doesn’t necessarily describe any of the characters in Pixar’s most recent offering, the film’s existence itself is courageous. Imagine this: a story about a princess, with no princes and no pink, nary a ballgown to be found! Such is the case with “Brave,” directed first by Brenda Chapman, then by Mark Andrews […] Read more…

the route of the problem: nebraska and the keystone xl pipeline

In the long-stretching debate over the Keystone XL Pipeline project, Nebraska lies at the heart. Pipeline developer TransCanada has proposed a new route to alleviate environmental concerns in the state — a path environmentalists say is just as destructive as the original plan. Read more behind the cut, or at The Daily, where this article […] Read more…

snooki and jwoww on their spin-off, being bad neighbors and girls

There are apparently three thingsJersey Shore‘s top guidettes, Snooki and JWoww, can’t or won’t talk about: politics, HBO’s Girls, and basically anything that happens on their new Jersey Shore spin-off. “Wait and see!” was a popular response to questions about Snooki & JWoww, which premieres tomorrow on MTV and finds the BFFs sharing a pad in Jersey City, coping with Snooki’s surprise […] Read more…

aubrey plaza gets a promotion

There’s a reason Aubrey Plaza keeps getting cast as interns — as eyerolling Pawnee Parks Department lackey April Ludgate on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and as the defeatist, toilet-scrubbing Seattle Magazine intern in the upcoming Safety Not Guaranteed, and in real life as well, in NBC’s famed page program. According toSafety director Colin Trevorrow, the 27-year-old actress is an everygirl, a face […] Read more…

martin short on ‘madagascar 3’, souvenirs from the set and finding characters in the laundromat

Martin Short’s elastic face has morphed into many memorable characters, including Jiminy Glick, Ed Grimley and an impressively passable Katharine Hepburn. The latest persona the comic slipped into, however, required no facial contortion: Short-voiced Stefano, a friendly Italian sea lion who performs in the circus in “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Moviefone spoke with Short […] Read more…