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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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By now we’re all well aware that Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) go on a date and it might go badly, but how bad could it be when it still ends in a kiss? A new promo for “Arrow” teases a silver lining for the masked hero and his Girl Friday. Also at play in the new 30 second promo – more women kicking ass. Laurel (Katie Cassidy), who’s demonstrated some hand-to-hand combat ability in the past, is seen beating up some guy who probably really deservedRead More
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Here’s a movie that we’ve almost forgotten completely about popping back up again as it heads towards a release – finally. Unless it’s another false alarm. “The Seventh Son” stars Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Alicia Vikander and has seen one setback after another in the past few years since it was filmed, but now here’s a new trailer, once again. Barnes plays the seventh son of a seventh son and an apprentice to Bridges’ wizard. Moore plays the leader of the witches, who are evil and whoRead More
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Now that Nick and Jess are over, “New Girl” is bringing in new love interests for the will-they-won’t-they roomies. EW reports “Once Upon a Time” prince Julian Morris has been cast on the upcoming third season of the Fox sitcom to play a new love interest for Zooey Deschanel. Morris will have a multi-episode arc on the show as the new teacher brought in to replace Jess after her promotion to Vice Principal. She’s turned off by his swagger, but eventually falls for him, naturally. “The complication is that she’sRead More
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ABC has finally began casting on its newest Marvel series, and today has announced that Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray are the first to join Hayley Atwell in reprising her role for “Agent Carter.” The series is based on Marvel’s “Agent Carter: One Shot” short film, and will follow Atwell’s British intelligence officer in the 1940s as she comes to terms with the disappearance of her love, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and becoming one of the first SHIELD agents. Gjokaj will play Agent Daniel Sousa, a true war heroRead More
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Jane Levy is going from one kind of “Suburgatory” to another in her newest film. “Bang Bang Baby” is described as a “wholly original sci-fi musical” and the first trailer released today certainly lends credence to that claim. Levy plays Stepphy, a teenager living in the 1960s suburbia who has big dreams of becoming a famous singer. When her favorite rockstar (Justin Chatwin) gets stranded in her town, she thinks it’s her big break and her big shot at romance. However, an accident at the town’s chemical plant makes everyoneRead More
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Rosamund Pike introduces herself to Ben Affleck, changing both their lives forever, in the new extended TV spot for David Fincher’s “Gone Girl.” Based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling mystery novel of the same name, Fincher sets out to tell the story of Nick and Amy Dunne, whose seemingly picture-perfect marriage is shattered when she disappears on the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary. In a ripped-from-the-headlines turn, he becomes the main suspect. But the story certainly doesn’t stop there. “Gone Girl” will be released on October 3rd.Read More
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We’ve been teased for months, and now we finally have the first bit of footage from the new season of ABC’s fairy tale drama “Once Upon a Time” featuring the arrival of “Frozen” royalty Elsa (Georgina Haig) and Anna (Elizabeth Lail). In an interview with “Once” stars Lana Parrilla and Jared Gilmore, Disney 360 unveiled the first footage of the “Frozen” sisters on the show, holding hands and wearing their outfits from the hit animated film, in a field with some mysterious giant stones. “I have a surprise for you,”Read More
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Miles Teller wants to be the best, but JK Simmons is here to make that as difficult as possible for him, in the newest trailer released for Sundance winner “Whiplash.” The new trailer, aimed at the French audience which will be seeing it in December, offers a lot of new footage of Damien Chazelle’s musically-tinged drama which took home both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Teller plays Andrew, a first-year jazz drummer student at a prestigious music academy. He wants toRead More
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“American Horror Story: Freak Show” just got a little bit handsomer. EW reports Matt Bomer is set to reunite with his “Normal Heart” director Ryan Murphy and guest star in one episode of the latest installment of FX’s hit horror anthology franchise. “I try to get him to do everything for me,” Murphy told EW at their Emmy party last night. “I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.” Bomer is currently filming “Magic Mike 2,” forcing Murphy to work around hisRead More
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David Oyelowo is an actor who has been steadily impressing in more and more roles over the past couple of years, and this December, we may be seeing him in the role of a lifetime as he plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in historical drama “Selma.” Now, we have the first images of Oyelowo in the role, bearing a striking resemblance to the late Civil Rights leader. Ava DuVernay directed the film about MLK’s leading of thousands of Civil Rights supporters on a historic 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma toRead More