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Linda studied Film & Digital Media at the University of California. She likes David Fincher, New York City, and cats. She founded Up&Comers in 2010. You can find more of her film reporting at Bleeding Cool, book reviews at and random ramblings, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter.

Carey Mulligan does a little singing and falling in love in the first trailer for Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd,” based on the classic novel by Thomas Hardy. The story follows Mulligan’s Batsheba and her choice between Gabriel, a shepherd (Matthias Schoenaerts); William, a rich older farmer (Michael Sheen); and Troy, a handsome young soldier (Tom Sturridge), through a number of years and dramatic episodes as she grows up and learns what is truly valuable in life. “Far From the Madding Crowd” will be released in Spring 2015.Read More
This 20 second clip is pushing the word “teaser,” but it does feature our first look at some humans and a bunch of dinosaurs from “Jurassic World,” so here it is. The full trailer will go live on Thursday, November 27, so check back for that. Bryce Dallas Howard in some kind of control room, Chris Pratt in an elevator looking pretty serious, some kids (likely Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins) in a definitely futuristic type Jurassic World theme park vehicle, riding alongside a stampeded of dinosaurs, and yeah, thisRead More
After a trailer or two, we’re finally getting to hear some real singing from Rob Marshall’s adaptation of “Into the Woods.” The first clip from the film, below, features Meryl Streep singing one of the musical’s most famous songs, “Stay With Me,” to her daughter Rapunzel, played by Broadway actress Mackenzie Mauzy. Trapped in her tower, the Witch implores her to stay inside to avoid all the evil that could be lurking in the woods. Out in the woods, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, James CordenRead More
She may be going from fairy tale princess in “Maleficent” to mutant superhero in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” but in between, Elle Fanning is doing something a little more down to earth. People Magazine have the first photo from the now-filming indie drama “Three Generations,” featuring Fanning as Ray, a 16 year old New York City teenager who’s made the decision to transition from female to male, causing turmoil with her mother (Naomi Watts) and grandmother (Susan Sarandon). Gaby Dellal is directing the film from a script by Nikole Beckwith.Read More
Aca-awesome! The first trailer for musical comedy sequel “Pitch Perfect 2″ has been released, and it looks like the Bellas are just as entertaining as they were the first time around. Anna Kendrick’s Beca and Rebel Wilson’s Fat Amy are the veterans this time around as they prepare to lead the Barden Bellas to the a cappella world championships in Europe. Brittany Snow’s Chloe also returns (for some reason, even though she graduated) and the Bellas also welcome a new face in the form of Hailee Steinfeld. “Pitch Perfect 2″Read More
“Orphan Black” is welcoming a new face into the Clone Club. “Shameless” star Justin Chatwin has joined the cast of the BBC America sci-fi drama for Season 3, it was announced on Wednesday. The show stars Tatiana Maslany (and Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany and…) as several different women who discover that they are all clones, among other mysteries. By the end of season 2, Sarah, Allison, Cosima and the sisterhood have discovered that they are not the only clones in the world and that in fact, there’s a setRead More
The next Disney princess is ready for her moment in the spotlight and “Downton Abby” star Lily James appears to be playing the “Cinderella” we all know and love in Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Eschewing the recent trend of putting a dark twist on fairy tales, the first trailer for Disney’s latest looks very much like their animated film of the same name, with James as a beautiful, kind young girl whose life is changed when her father leaves and her wicked stepmother (CateRead More
“Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike may have found her next role. She is in talks for the female lead role in romantic thriller “The Mountain Between Us” opposite Charlie Hunnam, according to Variety. Margot Robbie was previously attached to the female lead role. In the Hany Abu-Assad-directed film, Hunnam will play a doctor and experienced hiker while the female lead is an attractive and successful journalist, who also happens to be engaged. When the two are stranded by a cancelled flight in Salt Lake City, they charter a private plane,Read More
Bryan Singer is prepping the next chapter of Fox’s “X-Men” franchise, and have lined up several young actors and actresses to test for the roles of Jean Grey and Scott Summers, respectively, in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” according to TheWrap. Seeking a showier name to play the role of redhead telepath and telekinetic and future Phoenix Jean Grey, Singer is meeting with Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld and Elle Fanning, among other actresses. For her fellow new mutant and eventual soulmate Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, Singer is testing lesser known names like CharlieRead More
Shailene Woodley has been picky about what role to take to transition out of playing teenage roles, and it looks like she’s found the one. THR reports the “Divergent” actress has signed on to play the female lead in Oliver Stone’s untitled biopic about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a role that will be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film. The film is based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena’s upcoming novel “Time ofRead More