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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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Prolific UK director Ben Wheatley has set Luke Evans, Cilliam Murphy, Armie Hammer, Olivia Wilde and Wheatley regular Michael Smiley to star in his next film, “Free Fire,” which also marks his first film set in the US. Set in Boston in the 1970s, the film follows a woman named Justine (presumably Wilde), a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Evans) over the sale of a stash of guns. “But when shots areRead More
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The first awards of the Oscar season has kicked things off today with the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards announcing its nominees today. With the focus on US-based independent films (even more so than the aptly named Independent Spirit Awards), the nominees are unsurprisingly filled with some of our favorite up and comers and breakout stars of the year. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” led the way with four nominations, including for lead actor Ellar Coltrane in the Breakthrough Actor category. Also nominated in the category are Riz Ahmed in “Nightcrawler,”Read More
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Posted On October 23, 2014By Linda GeIn Videos

Watch: First Trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The first trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been released, giving us our first glimpse of the superhero team all back together for the first time since 2012. Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk are seen more defeated than ever as they come face to face with Ultron (played and voiced by James Spader). There’s also glimpses in here of Elizabeth Olsen and AaronRead More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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