Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Pitch Perfect 3
Director: Trish Sie
Writer: Kay Cannon, Mike White
Sequel to: Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2
Cast: Anna KendrickHailee SteinfeldBrittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean, Hana Mae LeeChrissie Fit, Anna Camp, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, John Lithgow, DJ Khaled, Ruby Rose
Seen on: 8.1.2018

The Bellas have graduated and have to face the real world – a world that doesn’t give much about acapella groups. But when they are offered the chance to go on an USO tour of Europe, they decide to go for it: one last big splash before the rest of their lives. But touring with other (non-acapella) bands isn’t as easy as they thought and their own insecurities make things even harder.

After the (racist) catastrophe that was Pitch Perfect 2, I hadn’t planned on seeing Pitch Perfect 3. But then circumstances aligned and I ended up seeing it anyway. I have to say that it was definitely better than the second film, though it still wasn’t great.

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Step Up All In (2014)

Step Up All In
Director: Trish Sie
Writer: John Swetnam
Sequel to: Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Stephen Boss, Stephen Stevo Jones, David Shreibman, Christopher Scott, Chadd Smith, Cyrus Spencer, Alyson Stoner, Izabella Miko

Sean (Ryan Guzman) and his crew The Mob have been trying their luck in LA. But things don’t really work out, so they all want to go home. Only Sean isn’t prepared to give up yet. He comes to Moose (Adam G. Sevani) for help, who manages to find him a place to stay and some work. When Sean finds out about a dance competition that offers the winner a three-year-contract for a show in Las Vegas, he is set on winning it. So he asks Moose who now works as an engineer to join him and together they look for a crew. Fortunately, Moose has met many dancers in his time.

I was rather surprised by Step Up All In. Expecting the usual dance film hilarity (though honestly the Step Up series is probably the best one out there), I of course brought alcohol to wash the cliches down with. But I barely needed it during the film (which is not to say that I didn’t drink it anyway). Not because there aren’t any cliches, but because they are rather entertaining on their own.

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