All posts by Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca has been a contributor to Up & Comers since its humble beginnings and now works behind the scenes editing and sporadically working with Linda on features. By night, Rebecca is a NCTJ Gold Standard qualified journalist living in London and working for HELLO! magazine. On weekends you can find her in the pub. Follow Rebecca’s nonsensical pop culture ramblings here.


Posted On April 24, 2014By Rebecca LewisIn Reviews

REVIEW: Tom Hardy Anchors Tense and Riveting ‘Locke’

Set in real time and in one car for 85 minutes, it would be safe to say that Steven Knight’s latest film “Locke” could be hard to sell. But don’t let the premise turn you off, for “Locke” is as tense as any thriller I’ve seen, with a performance from Tom Hardy that’s one of his strongest ever. Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a structural engineer who has spent years building a reputation as a respected professional and as a dedicated family man. On the eve of what could be theRead More
Rumors have abounded for months, and we even picked our Top 10 wishlist, but today, the 67th Cannes Film Festival has announced its 2014 lineup – and although it’s high on European fare, there are still to come great inclusions for Hollywood’s rising stars. The biggest stars on the Croisette this year will be “Twilight” actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who will be back at the festival following their debuts at the festival in 2012, and in competition in “Map To The Stars” and “Sils Maria,” respectively. The films’Read More
The Cannes Film Festival is arguably the most high profile festival in the world, and is certainly one of our favorite times of the year. We are just a day away from finding out the official selection of the 2014 festival, but before Thierry Frémaux makes his picks known, we gathered a list of the films we hope will be announced to be part of the May 14 – 25 festivities. There’s some sure things, some maybes and some not a chance in hells in here, but hey, it isRead More

Posted On February 18, 2014By Rebecca LewisIn Featured, Features

Up and Comers Presents: 20 Faces to Watch in 2014

As our Breakout Stars of 2013 are already off onto bigger and better things, it’s time once again to turn our attention to the new stars we will be meeting in 2014. From actors who’ve been steadily working for years still waiting for that breakout role, to others who may be hitting another level in an already impressive career, to those who will appear in their first Hollywood movies this year, these are 20 of the guys and girls we think people will be talking about in 2014. Faces toRead More
a sort of homecoming
“Divergent” star Parker Mack and Disney actresses Laura Marano and Katherine McNamara are set to star in independent film “A Sort of Homecoming“, which will follow Amy Harrigan, a withdrawn but successful news producer, and will take a look back at her time on the debate team in high school. The Wrap reports that Mack will play “heartbreaker Nick Stevenson, who teams up with Amy at debate camp before the two end up competing for a national championship. However, Nick’s father seems intent upon sabotaging him every step of theRead More
Jennifer Lawrence is everyone’s favorite actress and it’s clear that director David O. Russell is also a fan, having cast her in his two latest films – “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle“. And with new reports now suggesting that Russell wants to work with Lawrence again, frankly, we’re not surprised. THR reports that Russell is eyeing Lawrence for a role in the biopic of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop. Russell is currently only in discussions to rewrite the script and direct the film for Fox 2000,Read More
Everyone may have looked pretty serious in the first still we received for Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways To Die In The West” but these newly released character posters show that this film will be exactly what we thought it was going to be. MacFarlane released the pictures earlier today on his Twitter feed for the film which will be his directorial follow-up to the 2012 smash hit “Ted“. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Charlize Theron and MacFarlane himself, the film follows a cowardly farmer (MacFarlane) who chickens outRead More

Posted On December 31, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Features

Up and Comers Presents: The Breakout Stars of 2013

Another year has come and gone and we have once again been introduced to a brand new crop of future movie stars and Oscar winners. The Class of 2013 skewed older and a bit more mainstream, and surprisingly, we were actually able to correctly predict that several of them would have amazing years. Of course, newcomers still popped up to surprise us and Hollywood and the world, and that’s the fun of it. As always, the hardest part of compiling this list is narrowing them down, and we’ve had toRead More

Posted On December 30, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Features

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 Movies of 2013

For the third year in a row it seems the two of us have differing taste when it comes to our favorite films of the year, and with new contributor Melanie Abernathy adding her two cents for the first time this year, we have a larger list than ever. Twenty-seven films span the thirty available spaces (with only “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Gravity” having some cross-over appeal amongst ourselves) but this was also the most difficult year for narrowing down. It was a year of incredible andRead More
A comedy starring three of the hottest rising actors in Hollywood right now? Yeah, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that we’re looking forward to the release of “That Awkward Moment“! Starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, this bromantic comedy follows three best friends who find themselves at a point in their respective relationships where they have to decide exactly where it’s headed, before – surprise surprise – girls end up complicating matters. We’ve now got some new character posters starring Efron, Jordan and Teller asRead More