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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.

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Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and the kids from “The Maze Runner” find themselves in some unfamiliar surroundings when we pick back up their story in sequel “The Scorch Trials,” and the first trailer for the film certainly shows a vastly different landscape. Wes Ball is returning to direct the YA adaptation sequel, which sees the Maze Runners from the glade, which also includes Hi Kong-Lee and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, among others, discovering the truth about the dangerous maze they were forced to conquer in the first story. Now they’re tracking downRead More
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Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne have been set as the leads in Luc Besson’s next film, a sci-fi thriller called “Valerian,” the director announced on Twitter. The story was first published in 1967 in France as “Valerian and Laureline,” and will follow DeHaan and Delevingne as a spacetime-traveling agent and his female counterpart. The series was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. Mazieres has history with Besson, having acted as a concept designer on Besson’s “The Fifth Element.” The film will begin shooting in December and will be releasedRead More
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Alicia Vikander has been set to play the lead role in James Ponsoldt’s “The Circle,” based on the Dave Eggers 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, according to THR. Tom Hanks also stars in the technological thriller set at a fictional company loosely based on Google. Vikander will play Mae, a recent graduate who thinks she’s landed her dream job when she’s hired by The Circle, the tech company owned by Hanks’ character. Soon, inevitably, she discovers things are not as they seem. Vikander broke out in 2012 withRead More
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Warner Bros has assembled DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad” and director David Ayer has shared the first official photo featuring the full lineup on Twitter, most notably revealing the first look at Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, iconic sidekick to the Joker (played by Jared Leto in this incarnation). From left to right, the Suicide Squad members are: Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).Read More
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“Point Break” features an undercover cop infiltrating a ring of extreme sports enthusiasts who may also be criminals, and the first stills released from the remake of the classic 90s film shows off exactly that. This time around, the FBI agent, once played by Keanu Reeves, is played by Australian actor Luke Bracey, while the leader of the surfers, first played by Patrick Swayze, is now played by Edgar Ramirez. The remake also features Teresa Palmer, who will play Bracey’s love interest, likely taking over the role of an orphanedRead More
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As we get closer to “Tomorrowland,” more and more is being revealed about the mysterious Brad Bird film based on an Disneyland attraction. Of course, basing a movie worked out rather well for “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and Disney is hoping George Clooney and Britt Robertson can lead this futuristic sci-fi family adventure film to the same kind of success. In the newest trailer, Robertson’s Casey is given more of a voice than ever and we see the beginnings of her adventure with Clooney’s former child genius character more clearlyRead More
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Chris Pratt tries to save lives as dinosaurs run amock in the new trailer released for “Jurassic World.” The trailer also gives a better idea of the main plot of the long-gestating sequel, which seems to involve a genetically modified dinosaur who becomes way too much to handle, and seems to have a fondness for killing for fun. That’s bad news for Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson and the 50,000 or so attendees of the park, who are all seen becoming potential prey not only to theRead More
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Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell get their superpowers and it’s not an easy process, in the new trailer revealed for Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot. The young scientists are sent into space and come back forever changed, but as show in the new trailer, even before that, they’re becoming a close-knit unit. Family is at the root of the Marvel superheroes, and its’ clear it’s an aspect that will be important in director Josh Trank’s iteration too. The trailer also teases the first glimpse of theRead More
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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone may finally reunite for their third movie together. According to Deadline, the two are circling the lead roles in Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” a musical romance set in Los Angeles. “La La Land” is described as a “two-hander that follows a pair of dreamers — aspiring actress Mia, who’s lonely desperate to fit in, and cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian — who fall in love in Los Angeles. However, the city that brought them together may tear them apart, as they soon discoverRead More
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The latest Marvel superhero has arrived and the studio has released the first trailer for “Ant-Man,” featuring Paul Rudd as a very, very tiny badass. The footage sets up our newest hero and probably eventual Avenger’s backstory. Rudd is Scott Lang, a petty thief who’s been locked up a lot, who’s recruited by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in order to pull off one last heist before changing his way and becoming a good guy. He battles Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll), with a little assistance from Hank’s beautiful daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly)Read More