September 10th, 2014 · Cake, Film Reviews · By Lindsey

Cake” premiered earlier this week during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and the first reviews are coming in. We will round-up the reviews in this post and add more when more reviews are released.

“Returning to the independent realm for the first time since 2008’s “Phoebe in Wonderland” (he’s since collected Hollywood paychecks on “Beastly” and “Won’t Back Down”), Barnz brings a nicely polished touch to a production with a subtler, more authentic sense of L.A. atmosphere than most. Amid the supporting cast […] while Kendrick is somewhat underused in the ghostly daydream sequences, though she does get to deliver the anecdote that touchingly explains the movie’s title.”
Justin Chang, Variety – September 9, 2014

September 9th, 2014 · Appearances, Cake, Gallery · By Lindsey

Anna attended the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival press conference and photocall of “Cake” earlier today alongside her co-star Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza and Sam Worthington and director Daniel Barnz and screenwriter Patrick Tobin. The first batch of images have been added in our gallery. You can watch the full press conference on the official dailymotion channel.

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Appearances in 2014 > Sep 09 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – “Cake” Press Conference
Appearances in 2014 > Sep 09 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – “Cake” Photocall

September 9th, 2014 · Appearances, Cake, Gallery · By Lindsey

Anna attended the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of “Cake” last night alongside co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Sam Worthington and we have added the first batch with images in our gallery of Anna during the red carpet arrivels, the Q&A inside and the after party. Many thanks again to our friend Luciana for her donations.

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Appearances in 2014 > Sep 08 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – “Cake” Premiere – Arrivals
Appearances in 2014 > Sep 08 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – “Cake” Premiere – Inside
Appearances in 2014 > Sep 08 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – “Cake” After Party

September 8th, 2014 · Appearances, Gallery, The Last 5 Years · By Lindsey

Anna attended the premiere of “The Last 5 Years” during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. We have added the first batch with images of Anna during the red carpet and after party in our gallery.

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Appearances in 2014 > Sep 07 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – “The Last 5 Years” Premiere
Appearances in 2014 > Sep 07 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – “The Last 5 Years” After Party

September 8th, 2014 · Film Reviews, The Last 5 Years · By Lindsey

The Last 5 Years” premiered last night during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and the first reviews are getting released. While some reviews recognize some flaws in the movie they all praise Anna and Jeremy Jordan’s performance. We will round-up the reviews in this post and add more when more reviews are released.

“After watching “The Last Five Years” tonight, I am pleased to report that the film is brilliantly produced and directed. I initially had my doubts about Anna Kendrick taking on the role of Cathy. She proved she had singing chops in the film “Pitch Perfect,” but I was concerned she may not be able to give Jason Robert Brown’s complex score the treatment it deserves. Not only does Kendrick perform the score with great success from a vocal standpoint, she proves herself to be an impeccable actress capable of making you laugh in one moment and breaking your heart seconds later. Kendrick’s performance comes across as if the material had been specifically written as a vehicle for her. Jordan and Kendrick have incredible (and believable) chemistry together.”
Alan Henry, Broadway World – September 8, 2014

September 8th, 2014 · The Last 5 Years · By Lindsey

Entertainment Weekly exclusively released the first movie clip of “The Last Five Years“. You can watch it below. The movie already got picked up for distribution and they are aiming for a February 14, 2015 release.

“You don’t have to get a haircut,” Anna Kendrick sings to her beloved in The Last 5 Years, “you don’t have to change your shoes.” And you don’t have to wait until the film’s 2015 release to get a taste of Kendrick as Cathy.

The Last 5 Years, directed by P.S. I Love You‘s Richard LaGravenese, is adapted from Jason Robert Brown’s Off-Broadway hit that follows a couple’s five-year relationship told almost exclusively through song—and also told from two different timelines. Cathy’s parts begin at the end of the relationship while Jamie’s (Jeremy Jordan) begin at the start of it, and the two story lines don’t collide until Jamie proposes.

September 7th, 2014 · Appearances, Gallery · By Carmel

Anna attended the InStyle And Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Party during Toronto International Film Festival yesterday. We have added a couple of images of Anna during the event to our gallery. Once again, many thanks to our friend Luciana from Amy Adams Fan and Adoring Sandra Bullock for donating these.

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Appearances in 2014 > Sep 06 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – InStyle And Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Party

September 7th, 2014 · Appearances, Gallery · By Lindsey

Anna attended the 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser event on Friday. We have added the images of Anna during the event in our gallery. Many thanks to our friend Luciana from Jake Gyllenhaal Fan and Jessica Chastain Network for donating these. You can head over to StandUp2Cancer.org to find out how you can donate.

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Appearances in 2014 > Sep 05 | 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer – Arrivals
Appearances in 2014 > Sep 05 | 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer – Show & Backstage

September 5th, 2014 · The Last 5 Years · By Lindsey

THR is reporting that Radius acquired the rights to release “The Last 5 Years” in North America and they are planing a February 14, 2015 release.

In one of the first major acquisitions of the Toronto Film Festival, Radius has scooped up North American rights to the Anna Kendrick starrer The Last 5 Years.

Richard LaGravenese directed the film, an adaptation of the 2002 off-Broadway musical by Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown.

Jeremy Jordan (Smash) also stars. The move comes two days before the film makes its world premiere Sunday at the Ryerson Theater. The film’s two stars are veterans of the musical genre. Kendrick received a Tony nomination for High Society and starred in the breakout film Pitch Perfect and its upcoming sequel as well as Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods.

Jordan is also known for his stage roles in Newsies and the Broadway-bound Finding Neverland.

The Last 5 Years was produced by Lauren Versel of Lucky Monkey Pictures, Kurt Deutsch of Sh-K-Boom Records and Janet Brenner.

September 4th, 2014 · Anna News, Media Alert · By Lindsey

It was announced earlier this week that Anna will be part again of the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) fundraising benefit event. She has joined the huge line-up of stars to help build public support for SU2C. Broadway has the following story with the entire line-up:

This Friday, September 5 th (8:00 9:00 PM ET/PT) Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will stage its fourth biennial fundraising event. Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell, Sofia Vergara, Ben Falcone, Kevin Bacon, Anna Kendrick, Tony Goldwyn, Dave Grohl, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Gad, Giada De Laurentiis, Jaime King, Mira Sorvino, Joe Manganiello, Jordana Brewster, Alison Sweeney, Amanda de Cadenet, Charlie Wilson, and Diem Brown, will be part of the star-studded appeal to help build public support for SU2C’s groundbreaking translational research that can provide patients with new therapies to save lives now. They join previously announced participants including Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Couric, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Rob Lowe, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Dane Cook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Passmore, Rob Riggle, Italia Ricci, Ethan Zohn and Bree Turner. Special musical performances include: The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco & Common, Ariana Grande, and Dave Matthews Band.

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The acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.
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