Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor is inspired – from its Saul Bass-like question mark poster (above) to its double and triplecrosses – by the breezy sophisticated mystery-thrillers of the ‘60s and early ‘70s.
‘Five days ago, Emily went missing. I’m realizing I don’t know her as well as I thought I did,’ Mommy vlogger Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) – who is trying to find out what happened to her best friend (Blake Lively) in A Simple Favor.
I’m not sure exactly what elements of the trailer sparked the thought, but does it make the film seem very Hitchcockian.
A Simple Favor – directed by Paul Feig – opens on September 18th.
After the two delightful bits of froth that were the first two Pitch Perfect movies, the third in the series finds the Bellas out in the real world after graduation – and and finding real life to be a lot less fun than the aca-awesome days in college.
What to do? What to do?
The teaser trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 offers a look at how the former Bellas choose to deal with that question – and it looks like an intriguing variation on what has gone before.
Table 19 is a lighter-than-air confection about a girl who was broken up with via text and went from being her oldest friend’s maid of honor to one of the people at table 19 – the people invited through a sense of obligation but not actually expected to attend.
Eloise McGarry (Anna Kendrick) was to be Francie’s (Rya Meyers) maid of honor until Francie’s brother, Teddy (Wyatt Russell), broke up with her via text. As a result, she is stuck at the ‘random’ table with others who should have RSVP’d NO – but not before sending a gift from the wedding registry.
A second, more character driven for Warner Bros.’ The Accountant has been released that showcases Christian Wolff, Ben Affleck’s math savant freelance accountant to the rich and evil – who also appears to be a dab hand with a sniper rifle.
The Accountant also stars J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick. It opens on October 14th.
Sometimes – especially in the case of family dramedies – the best stuff is in the trailer. The new trailer for The Hollars could be on of those, but that would be a shame – the cast includes some of the most brilliant character actors of our time: Margo Martindale (Justified, The Americans), Richard Jenkins (Olive Kitteridge, Cabin in the Woods), Sharlto Copley (Powers, District 9), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods), John Krasinski (The Office, Promised Land), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (BrainDead, 10 Cloverfield Lane) and Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat, The Interview).
Check out the first trailer after the jump. The Hollars opens in New York and Los Angeles on August 26th.
Eloise got dumped – by text – the night before she was to be maid on honor at the same wedding where he’s best man. Instead of staying home and just sending a gift from the couple’s registry, she’s decided to go anyway. It’s the same wedding – the same celebration, right?
Table 19’s trailer suggests otherwise. Check it out after the jump.
Martha is not one to suffer through a breakup quietly – she cleans, she fusses, she cooks until none of her friends want to be anywhere near her.
Then she meets Frances – good looking, intelligent, similar somewhat warped sense of humor. Could he be any better? Maybe – he’s a hitman who, after an epiphany, has taken to killing the people who hire him.
Check out the trailer for Mr. Right after the break. Mr. Right stars Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell and will be in theaters and On Demand & Digital HD on April 8th.