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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.

Chloe Moretz finds it hard to not fall for Jamie Blackley in the first scene clip released from upcoming YA adaptation “If I Stay.” Moretz’s Mia is a dedicated musician who only wants one thing: to get into Julliard to continue playing the cello, until Blackley’s Adam, a rocker, sweeps her off her feet with some coveted concert tickets and sweet words about watching her play. She thinks he’s going to be changing her whole life upside down, but as we know, her life is going to be changing inRead More
Fresh off San Diego Comic Con, here’s the first teaser trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” which features Jennifer Lawrence back in action as Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant symbol of revolution which has sparked into full blown war in this first part of the conclusion of Suzanne Collins’ YA trilogy. The trailer also gives us our first glimpse of Liam Hemswoth as Gale, as well as Natalie Dormer as Cressida, and Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore as Plutarch Havensbee and President Coin, respectively. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″Read More
Ambitious young scientists are at the center of WGN America’s second scripted series, “Manhattan,” set in the deserts of New Mexico where a top-secret compound held the nation’s top scientific minds as they set about building a nuclear bomb in a race, presumably, against enemy nations who are doing much the same. The historical drama follows the scientists as they move their unknowing families into the desert and then are unable to even tell them what they’re doing there. Part spy thriller, part interpersonal drama, the show nevertheless feels aRead More
“Mad Max: Fury Road” was undoubtedly one of the big winners of this year’s Comic-Con, with a nearly 5 minute reel of footage that impressed the 6,500 people inside Hall H. Now, luckily, a slightly condensed version has been made available online in the first trailer for the George Miller reboot of the classic dystopian franchise. Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and more star. “Mad Max: Fury Road” comes out on May 15, 2015.Read More
After impressing Hall H with the first footage at the San Diego Comic Con this morning, Warner Bros have unveiled new posters for George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film stars Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky, the road warrior who is still reeling from the loss of his wife and child when he meets Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of similar disposition who wants nothing more than to survive the trek across the desert to reach her homeland. Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and others star inRead More
UPDATE: The high resolution version has been added! At this morning’s Warner Bros panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, the first (low quality) glimpse of Gal Gadot in costume and in character as Wonder Woman was projected as an image on the screen. Screen Crush was able to capture a blurry image, which you can see below, though it’s still good enough quality to get a close look at the visual style of the film and how Diana Price’s superhero alter ego will be presented. Take a look below.Read More
It wasn’t just some cruel prank played on fans. Looks like Oliver (Stephen Amell) is finally making a move on Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) judging by the first trailer released for the third season of “Arrow.” Yes, there’s tons of superhero stuff and Team Arrow is still reeling from everything they went through in season 3, as well as preparing for a whole onslaught of new surprises – Brandon Routh! Arsenal (Colton Haynes)! Oliver and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) being business partners? – but it’s that big question Oliver poses toRead More
Only one marriage seems to be going strong when “Reign” returns for its second season on The CW this fall, and it’s not Francis (Toby Regbo) and Mary’s (Adelaide Kane), who we last saw with a wall literally going up between them as he raced off to see his child be born and she locked him out of their castle due to an impending plague. Judging by the first trailer released today at the San Diego Comic Con, the plague is the Big Bad of season 2, affecting everyone, butRead More
“Frozen” has officially arrived in Storybrooke. Time has released the first official image from season 4 of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” featuring our first look at Georgina Haig as the real life version of Ice Queen Elsa of Arendelle. And that looks like Scott Michael Foster, playing the real life Kristoff the Ice Merchant in front of her. The two are dressed exactly as they were the last time we glimpsed them in Disney’s animated juggernaut of a film, so it’s pretty trippy to see them as real people.Read More
Another day, another fall film festival announces its lineup. On the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival announcing its 2014 lineup, here comes the films that will be premiering or screening at the Venice Film Festival. There is some crossover, like Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, and drama “Hungry Hearts” starring Adam Driver. Making its world premiere in Venice will be “She’s Funny that Way” (formerly “Squirrel to the Nuts”) which stars Imogen Poots; “Burying the Ex,” a zombie comedy starring Anton Yelchin, AshleyRead More