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TROLLS WORLD TOUR (2020)
Starring Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Chance The Rapper, Anthony Ramos, Karan Soni, Flula Borg, Jamie Dornan, James Corden and Kunal Nayyar. Directed by Daron Nefcy, Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn.

A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends - Biggie, Chenille, Satin, Cooper and Guy Diamond - set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

REVIEWS Trolls World Tour - Poppy and the gang are back - and rocking harder than ever

A SIMPLE FAVOUR (2018)
Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Eric Johnson, Sarah Baker, Kelly McCormack, Henry Golding, Glenda Braganza, Cyndy Day, Kerry-Lee Finkle and Gia Sandhu. Directed by Paul Feig.

Stephanie, a mommy vlogger, seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

REVIEWS A Simple Favour - Brazen melodrama proves the right amount of flavoursome

PITCH PERFECT 3 (2018)
Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ruby Rose, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee. Directed by Trish Sie.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

REVIEWS Pitch Perfect 3 - Are the Bellas still aca-awesome?

TABLE 19 (2017)
Starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant and Tony Revolori. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz.

Ex-maid of honor Eloise - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text - decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the 'random' table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone's secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships - and even a little romance - can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.

REVIEWS Table 19 - RSVP an emphatic no

TROLLS 3D (2016)
Starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschannel, Gwen Stefani, James Corden and Icona Pop. Directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn.

Setting out on an epic adventure that takes her far beyond the only world she has ever known, Poppy joins forces with the ever gloomy Branch in a daring mission to rescue her friends from the clutches of the sinister Bergen and their leader, King Gristle. Poppy’s epic quest will test her strength, reveal her true colours and challenge her ability to burst into musical mash-ups at a moment’s notice.
THE ACCOUNTANT (2016)
Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.k. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

REVIEWS The Accountant - A surprising, cracking little thriller
The Accountant - A truly entertaining ass-kicking number-cruncher

MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (2016)
Starring Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Sam Richardson, Stephen Root, Sugar Lyn Beard, Branscombe Richmond, Marc Maron and Jake Johnson. Directed by Jake Szymanski.

Two brothers place an online as to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.

REVIEWS Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates - Boys to men

PITCH PERFECT 2 (2015)
Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Brooks. Directed by Elizabeth Banks.

REVIEWS Pitch Perfect 2 - Not so perfect after all

INTO THE WOODS (2015)
Starring Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Daniel Huttlestone, Lilla Crawford and Mackenzie Mauzy. Directed by Rob Marshall.

modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel - all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

REVIEWS Into The Woods - Not your average fairytale

DRINKING BUDDIES (2013)
Starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston and Ti West. Directed by Joe Swanberg.

Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for each other, except that they're both in relationships. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. But you know what makes the line between "friends" and "more than friends" really blurry? Beer.

REVIEWS Drinking Buddies - Too real?

PARANORMAN (2013)
Starring Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Tucker Albrizzi, Jodelle Ferland, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman and Elaine Stritch. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler.

A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

REVIEWS ParaNorman - Holiday hocus pocus

PITCH PERFECT (2012)
Starring Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee and Kelley Jakle. Directed by Jason Moore.

Beca is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together.

REVIEWS Pitch Perfect - Irresistibly fun

END OF WATCH (2012)
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, Cody Horn, America Ferrara, Natalie Martinez, David Harbour, Frank Grillo, America Ferrera and Shondrella Avery. Directed by David Ayer.

REVIEWS End of Watch - Intense twist on the buddy-cop genre

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (2012)
Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brooklyn Decker, Matthew Morrison, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone, Dennis Quaid and Chace Crawford. Directed by Kirk Jones.

REVIEWS What to Expect When You're Expecting - Too much and too little together

50/50 (2012)
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie, Sugar Lyn Beard, Matt Frewer and Philip Baker Hall. Directed by Jonathan Levine.

REVIEWS 50/50 - 100% chance of success

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010)
Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Ellen Wong, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson and Aubrey Plaza. Directed by Edgar Wright.

Scott Pilgrim is a 22 year old radical Canadian wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona Flowers, and must defeat her seven evil exes to be able to date her.

REVIEWS Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - Not here to make money and stuff

THE DAY SHALL COME
Starring Anna Kendrick, Pej Vahdat, Danielle Brooks, Calah Lane, Marchánt Davis, Rodney Richardson, Andrel McPherson, Rupert Friend, Jim Gaffigan and Denis O'Hare. Directed by Christopher Morris.

An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fuelling his madcap revolutionary dreams.

REVIEWS The Day Shall Come - A hilarious take on a flawed system

MR RIGHT
Starring Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, Anson Mount and Rza. Directed by Paco Cabezas.

Anna Kendrick is unlucky-in-love Martha. When she meets Francis he seems like the perfect guy – and if you don’t count that he’s a hitman on the run from crime cartels, he may just turn out to be Mr Right.
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