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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 light-of-day.net and random ramblings, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter.

serena
Susanne Bier’s long-gestating “Serena” is almost here, and now a new clip from the 1920s set romantic thriller has been released, featuring a glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence’s singular titular character, who proves herself to be the equal of the men who surround her. Lawrence plays Serena Pemberton, the newlywed wife of George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper), a rising timber tycoon in North Carolina, who moves there to be with him. As the couple seek to grow their empire, they stop at nothing and allow no one to get in the wayRead More
suicide-squad
Now that Warner Bros has laid all its DC cards on the table, it’s looking to fill all the superhero movies it’s announced through 2020. One of the more imminent is ensemble actioner “Suicide Squad,” to be directed by David Ayer, and THR reports some big names have been offered roles in the film. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and Tom Hardy have all been offered lead roles in “Suicide Squad,” which follows Amanda Waller and a prison full of insane and violent comic book villains who are forcedRead More
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Those who’ve been clamoring for a big screen adaptation of “Moby Dick” is about to get the closest thing to it. Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” tells the true story of the ship and its crew which inspired Herman Melville to eventually write the iconic novel, and now the first trailer has been released. Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s factual retelling “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex,” the film stars Chris Hemsworth as a first mate aboard whaling ship the Essex, whichRead More
ezra-miller
Warner Bros made a major announcement this morning regarding its upcoming DC superhero comic book adaptation, led by the news that Ezra Miller has been cast as “The Flash,” with his own solo movie coming in 2018. The studio also confirmed previously rumored films like “Suicide Squad,” solo “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman” films and announced a reboot of “Green Lantern.” The first film to follow “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which kicks off the new DC cinematic universe, will be “Suicide Squad” in 2016. That film is about aRead More
odeya-rush
Action thriller “For the Dogs” has itself a new title and a new star. Deadline reports the film, now titled “Hunter’s Prayer,” has added Odeya Rush in the female lead role, taking over for the previously cast Emma Roberts, who herself replaced original star Hailee Steinfeld. Jonathan Mostow is directing the film, which sees a teenage girl teaming up with the assassin (Sam Worthington) who was hired to kill her entire family and younger brother to find out who was ultimately responsible. Filming is set to begin in the UKRead More
jane-the-virgin
“Jane the Virgin” is based on the Venezuelan telenovela of the same name, and does it ever live up to its roots. Outlandish, crazy storylines fly across the screen, from immaculate conceptions to love triangles to long-held family secrets — and all in the very first episode. Luckily, anchored by a lovable cast and smart, snappy writing, the show is elevated well beyond just scandalous twists and turns, making it one of the best new shows of the fall. The premise is a hard one to wrap one’s mind around,Read More
stanford-prison-experiment
Indie drama “The Stanford Prison Experiment” has added a plethora of young up and comers, including Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, “True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis, “The Maze Runner” star Ki Hong Lee, Aussie actor Jame Frecheville and “Perks of Being a Wallflower” star Johnny Simmons. Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano and Billy Crudup were previously cast as leads in the Kyle Alvarez-directed drama. Crudup plays Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford professor who recruited two dozen students as subjects of a psychological experiment that would be groundbreaking in terms of explaining situationalRead More
daredevil
Marvel took to the New York Comic Con to show off the first clips from their upcoming Netflix series adaptation of “Daredevil.” While those clips aren’t available online yet, they did release the first photos of Charlie Cox in costume as the titular superhero. Looking very unlike the Ben Affleck incarnation of the character, Cox is seen as Matt Murdoch, the blind New Yorker who’s a lawyer by day and fights crime in slightly more unorthodox ways by night. The first photos show Murdoch in both his alter-egos. The restRead More
india-eisley
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” star India Eisley has been set for the lead role in an indie retelling of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale called “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty,” according to THR. The film is based on the Brothers Grimm classic tale, but will have a “dark, modern twist.” Eisley’s Sleeping Beauty will be named Briar Rose. Pearry Teo, who will direct, told THR, “When working on creating this specific vision of Sleeping Beauty, it’s always been my intention to try something that’s never been seenRead More
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Margot Robbie gives Will Smith a run for his money in the first trailer released for grifter romantic comedy “Focus.” Smith plays a veteran con man named Nicky, who becomes romantically involved with his new protege, the ambitious young up-and-comer named Jess played by Robbie. Things get complicated, they go their separate ways, but meet up again years later. Now she’s just as good at the game as he is and they’re forced to work together on one of the biggest cons of their careers. Glenn Ficarra and John RequaRead More