We have another short clip of “Rapture-Palooza” with Anna’s character Lindsay introducing her parents while they are having an unusual breakfast experience.
With so many movies spending so much time depicting various ways the world might end, the folks behind the comedy Rapture-Palooza (in theaters and on VOD June 7) had a different idea: What about a movie depicting how mundane the End Times could be?
“This is kind of the apocalypse at the end of your driveway,” says director Paul Middleditch (Separation City). “It’s a very familiar and domestic view of this so-called great, religious moment in history…in a very, very banal way. Which I think [is] key.”
Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick plays Lindsey, an average young girl trying her best to take the Rapture in stride, despite the hysterics of her father (John Michael Higgins) and mother (Ana Gasteyer). The main plot of the film follow’s Lindsey’s efforts to kill off the anti-christ (Craig Robinson), but in this exclusive clip from the film, she’s just trying to weather her parents’ dealing with a particularly nasty torment of the Rapture: Locusts.
Fun fact! That’s Middleditch face as the locust yelling “Suffer!”
“We weren’t sure [how] we were going to do it,” he says, “and then one of the producers, Matt Riley [said] ‘You should do it, man! You’ve got an expressive face.’” Middleditch’s also provided his voice for some foul-mouthed crows who bedevil the humans left behind on Earth. “I sort of play the more irritating, obscene things,” says the filmmaker with a chuckle.
As it happens, the movie was in production on May 21, 2011, the day many believed would be the actual Rapture. “It was on Monday,” remembers Middleditch. “I said, ‘Guys, I might not see you on Monday. If this is real, we all know where we’re going.’” He laughs. “I just thought, ‘Now this is why we’re making this movie. That is completely friggin’ insane.’ And of course it didn’t happen. On Monday morning, everyone was there.”
Middleditch says screenwriter Chris Matheson (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) aimed to stay faithful (pun intended) to how the end of the world is detailed in the Book of Revelation. But reverence was not what they were going for. “I grew up Catholic,” says the director. “I certainly wouldn’t say I’m religious. It doesn’t mean I’m not spiritual or anything, but I do think a lot of the content of particularly the fundamentalist Christian beliefs is insane and crazy and nuts and great fun to play with, for sure.”
Teen Choice Awards Nomination got announced and Anna got nominated for Best Comedy Actress! “Pitch Perfect” is nominated in the category for Best Comedy Film. Anna will compete in her category with her fellow co-star and friend Rebel Wilson who also got nominated. Skylar Astin also nominated for Best Comedy Actor.
It seems that there will be some “Pitch Perfect” action and hopefully Anna will join the rest of the cast at the event and with some luck and support from all the fans she can win.
Make sure to vote for Anna, Skylar and “Pitch Perfect” every day!
More and more “Rapture-Palooza” stuff are coming out and this time we have some new stills and a clip. Hollywood.com posted some exclusive stills of the movie and EW shared an exclusive clip with Lindsay and Ben during a fire rock storm.
We have the first clip of “Rapture-Palooza”. In this, Anna as Lindsey and Ben, her boyfriend speak to their dead neighbor who is mowing his lawn.
I know some people are getting the country restriction error so video is up for you in our video archive:
I added the full interview of Anna, Olivia, Jake and Ron with Young Hollywood back at SXSW Festival. The interview actually includes the first actual look in the movie with some really short clips. Can’t wait for the trailer!
IFC reports that Anna will be one of the guests in the second season of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” which premieres on July 12.
Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts will be back on IFC for a second season of “Comedy Bang! Bang!”
The second season of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” kicks off on Friday, July 12 at 10PM ET/PT with 20 all new episodes and a jaw-droppingly impressive line-up of guests. The first ten episodes of the slightly surreal talk show will air from July 12 – September 13, followed by a short fall hiatus before picking back up on Friday, October 18 for ten more episodes. Host Scott Aukerman (co-creator/director/producer, “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”; writer/performer, “Mr. Show”) and musical cohort and one-man house band Reggie Watts (“Conan,” “Reggie Watts: Live At Central Park,” Jash.com) both return to “Comedy Bang! Bang!” with their twist on the traditional late night talk show format that infuses celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal.
For their second season of Comedy Bang! Bang! Scott and Reggie will be joined in the studio by Jessica Alba (“Sin City”), Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”), David Cross (“Arrested Development,” “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”), Jim Gaffigan (“Flight of the Concords,” “Bored to Death”), Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover I,” “II,” “III”), Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”), Pee-wee Herman (“Pee-wee’s Playhouse”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”), Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect,” “Up in the Air”), Andy Richter (“Conan”), Zoe Saldana (“Star Trek,” “Avatar”), Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live,” The Lonely Island), Jason Schwartzman (“Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Darjeeling Limited”), Sarah Silverman (“Wreck-It-Ralph,” “The Sarah Silverman Program”), Cobie Smulders (“The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) and Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”).
Additional guests include James Adomian (“Childrens Hospital”), Matt Besser (“Upright Citizens Brigade”), Michael Ian Black (“The State,” “Burning Love”), Selma Blair (“Anger Management,” “Hellboy”), Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”), Andy Daly (“Delocated”), Adam DeVine (“Workaholics,” “Pitch Perfect”), Nat Faxon (“Ben & Kate”), Dave Foley (“Kids in the Hall,” “NewsRadio”), Will Forte (“Saturday Night Live”), Tony Hale (“Veep,” “Arrested Development”), Chris Hardwick (“Talking Dead,” Comedy Central Late Night Show (still untitled)), Rob Huebel (“Human Giant,” “The Desecendants”), Nick Kroll (“The Kroll Show,” “The League”), Phil LaMarr (“Futurama,” “Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway”), Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911!”), John Carroll Lynch (“Fargo,” “Shutter Island”), Jason Mantzoukas (“The League,” “The Dictator”), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock,” “Wreck-It Ralph”), Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live,” “The Ladies Man”), Christopher Meloni (“42,” “Man of Steel”), Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”), Bob Odenkirk (“Mr. Show,” “Breaking Bad”), Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”), Jimmy Pardo (“Conan”), Jordan Peele (“Key & Peele”), Jim Rash (“Community”), Lance Reddick (“The Wire,” “Fringe”), Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”), Kristen Schaal (“Flight of the Concords,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Daily Show”), Ben Schwartz (“House of Lies,” “Parks and Recreation”), Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Lynne Marie Stewart (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Dave Thomas (“Second City TV”), Paul F. Tompkins (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Community”), Joe Lo Truglio (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “Burning Love”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ted”), Michaela Watkins (“Saturday Night Live,” “Enlightened”), Zach Woods (“The Office,” “In The Loop”), “Weird Al” Yankovic (“White & Nerdy,” “Face to Face”), Cedric Yarbrough (“Reno 911!”) and many more.
Now how do we make the planet turn faster so July 12th would get her sooner?
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A first teaser poster of “The Last 5 Years” was posted on the official facebook page of the movie. The production recently joined the most popular social network sites. You can keep an eye on facebook, twitter and instagram for the latest news.
As expected, after the official poster release, more promotional material of “Rapture-Palooza” is coming out. Lionsgate released another still and a couple behind the scenes photos (only one featuring Anna though).
I’m pretty sure there will be more updates soon for both “Rapture-Palooza” and “Drinking Buddies” as the release dates of the films are getting closer.
New still and on-set photo of Anna in Rapture-Palooza! Check more in our gallery here.
Favorite Appearances: 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations Announcement. You can find more photos of the event in our gallery here.