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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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Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton have signed on to star in UK indie “A Hundred Streets,” according to Deadline. The film is about “four people with extraordinary stories that are all lived out within a square mile in contemporary London.” Elba and Arterton play an estranged married couple. He’s an ex-rugby player and she’s a miserable housewife. Adam Bakri will play a rich playboy whose life is turned upside down with the reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and Franz Drameh will play a drug dealer who strikes up an unlikely friendshipRead More
into-the-woods
The first trailer for Disney’s “Into the Woods” musical has been released, featuring our first looks at Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, Meryl Streep as the Witch, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, James Corden and Emily Blunt as the Baker and his wife, and many more fairy tale characters. Rob Marshall directed the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning musical, a darkly comedic take on fairy tale characters who make their way through an enchanted forest and meet each other for unexpected encounters along the way. Memorable songsRead More
birdman

Posted On July 31, 2014By Linda GeIn Videos

Watch: Emma Stone in New ‘Birdman’ Trailer

A new, nearly three minute long trailer for Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman” has been released, and it gives us a much clearer look at the ambitious dark comedy with a reportedly “single take” aesthetic throughout its entirety. Michael Keaton plays a disgraced movie star who was once the lead in a superhero franchise called Birdman, but has now resorted to putting on a play. As opening night approaches, his ego and psyche begin to take on truly surreal qualities as his inner thoughts are broadcast out loud and reality starts toRead More
allison-williams
NBC have cast the lead for their next live musical production and have set “Girls” star Allison Williams to play the titular character in “Peter Pan,” which airs on December 4th. Christopher Walken was previously cast in the role of Captain Hook. Previously, the network had approached such stars as Kristen Bell for the role, though the time commitment needed for rehearsal proved to be too much. While “Girls” is currently filming its fourth season, Williams apparently made it work. The actress has sung on the show, particularly in theRead More
Dan Stevens The Guest
Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe star in “The Guest,” the Sundance Film Festival horror hit from director Adam Winguard. The film will be released on September 19th, but if you live in Los Angeles or will be in the area, we have your chance to see it more than a month early when it screens at the Sundance Next Fest on Sunday, August 10th at 4pm. Simply retweet the message below on Twitter to win. Must be following us! Winner will be contacted via Direct Message on or before Thursday,Read More
ifistay
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
mockingjay
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
manhattan
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
madmax
“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
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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