Just in time for Valentine’s Day, “Pitch Perfect” fans suddenly have a lot to sing about. News about the follow-up is pouring in — not only are stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson officially onboard, but co-star/co-producer Elizabeth Banks is adding “director” to her resume for the sequel. Universal also announced a release date. The catchy tunes and crude laughs will return May 15, 2015.
As for the rest of this week’s list…
February 14, 2014
1. “Pitch Perfect 2” (Last week: No. 7)
I set fires to feel joy.
2. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Last week: Not Ranked)
Paul Bettany voiced Jarvis in the “Iron Man” films, but for “Ultron,” he is reportedly transforming into the android Avenger known as the Vision. Can he be trusted?
3. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Last week: Not Ranked)
The Marvel space opera won’t be in theaters for another few months, but word has it that a sequel is already being planned.
4. “The Lego Movie” (Last week: Not Ranked)
With the help of Batman, Will Ferrell and a robot pirate, Emmet and his pals have built a bona fide box office hit.
5. “Independence Day 2” (Last week: Not Ranked)
6. “Ant-Man” (Last week: Not Ranked)
Can this film get any cooler? Evangeline Lilly, “Lost’s” cutest castaway, is in talks to join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in the Marvel film from “Shaun of the Dead” director Edgar Wright.
7. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Last week: No. 5)
A new poster features Robert Redford at his iciest, while it’s been confirmed that the sequel will tie into “Age of Ultron.”
8. “Grand Budapest Hotel” (Last week: Not Ranked)
Wes Anderson’s latest all-star comedy garnered great reviews out of Berlin. Will it be an Oscar contender?
9. “Star Wars: Episode VII” (Last week: Not Ranked)
Will “Harry Potter” and :Planet of the Apes” star Gary Oldman add the series to his growing collection of franchises?
10. “Divergent” (Last week: Not Ranked)
Shailene Woodley faces her fears in the newest trailer for the YA thriller.
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