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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.

Brie Larson wasn’t the only breakout star of Destin Cretton’s incredible “Short Term 12,” and she’s not the only one making the most of that film’s success. Keith Stanfield, who played teenage ward of the state Marcus in the film, has been landing pretty cool gigs since and adds another one today. The Wrap reports he is joining David Oyelowo in “Selma,” a biopic about Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Oprah Winfrey is a producer on the project, which Ava DuVernay is directing from a Paul Webb scriptRead More
It’s time to save Greendale… again. When we left off at the end of the first part of “Community”‘s season 5 finale, the school was on the verge of being sold to Subway, until a lucky discovery sent Abed (Danny Pudi), Annie (Alison Brie) and the Dean (Jim Rash) chasing the possibility of buried treasure right on campus that could save them all. And they rushed in just in time to save Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) from making the biggest mistake of their lives – a quickieRead More
Chilling and eerie and stunning, yep, we are in for a new David Fincher film alright. The first trailer for “Gone Girl,” based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, has been released, and it just looks incredible. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, the husband to Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), the titular Gone Girl who disappears on the morning of the couple’s 5th anniversary. Soon, their seemingly perfect marriage and life unravels as he becomes the prime suspect and she, well… That’s just the start of the story, let’s justRead More
The first good chunk of footage from NBC’s miniseries remake of “Rosemary’s Baby” is unveiled in this first minute-long trailer. Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Adams play the young couple embarking on a seemingly perfect new life here, but Jason Isaacs is around to make sure that doesn’t last long. When will people learn not to accept what seems to be way too good to be true? It’s like these people have never seen a horror movie before. But accept Isaacs offer Adams does, and it’s off to Paris withRead More
'Hannibal' Episode 2.08, 'Su-Zakana'
It appears the cat-and-mouse game between Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) is just beginning now that Graham is out of prison (by Hannibal’s own design, no doubt). The newly released stills from episode 2.08 of “Hannibal,” titled “Su-Zakana,” show the two men coming face to face once again for another tense confrontation. When a young woman’s body is discovered inside of a horse, Hannibal suggests to Jack that Will be brought in to help crack this peculiar case. Will has seemingly cast aside his suspicions ofRead More
The buzz is building, and I’m already more excited about a prospective “Agent Carter” TV series than I ever was about “Agents of SHIELD.” For one thing, we actually know Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, who will be reprising her “Captain America” role). As pilot season for the 2014-2015 TV season picks up, Deadline believes this potential series is already so buzzy that it may bypass that aggravating process altogether and be picked up straight to series, set to be announced alongside a second season pick-up for “Agents of SHIELD.” BasedRead More
Tommy Lee Jones heads to the American Frontier in his newest directorial vehicle, which we have the first trailer for today and which seems to be headed for a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. “The Homesman” sees Jones starring opposite Hilary Swank as they traverse the great plains to transport three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa. Two of the three insane women are played by Miranda Otto and Grace Gummer, with Gummer’s mom Meryl Streep making appearance along with Jesse Plemons and Hailee Steinfeld. All in all,Read More
Rosamund Pike’s titular “Gone Girl” Amy Dunne isn’t the only thing missing on the first teaser poster released for David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel. Fincher always has a hand in guiding the marketing strategy of his films, and it’s clear that’s no different here, as this is quite different from the usual in terms of movie posters. No stars listed, no Fincher himself, even the tile of the film is missing. Instead, the poster cleverly invokes a breaking news alert as the search for “Amazing Amy” continues.Read More
We haven’t heard much about Alex Garland’s directorial debut “Ex Machina,” though just the cast itself – Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander – was enough to make it one of our most anticipated films of the year. Now, the first still image from the film has been released, along with word that Universal has picked up the indie sci-fi drama for distribution. Great news all around! Described as “an intense psychological thriller, played out in a love triangle between two men and a beautiful robot girl. It exploresRead More
The (contemporary circa 200s) X-Men gear up for a fight in the newest clip released from “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which sees the mutants in a dystopian future battling Sentinels that look like nothing we’ve seen before. Ellen Page (Shadowcat) debuted the clip at tonight’s MTV Movie Awards, and is seen in the new video working in tandem with the likes of Blink (Fan BingBing) Bishop (Omar Sy), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) in fighting back against some of their most iconic foes from the comics. ButRead More