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Freeform is getting into the superhero game! The network has recently ordered Marvel series “Cloak and Dagger.” The drama centers on two very different teens, Tyrone and Tandy, who meet while living on the streets. After the two get experimented on, they get powers and decide to team up. Their journey to become superheroes is sometimes complicated by their feelings for one another. This new development means two young actors are joining the likes of Marvel heroes Captain America, Daredevil and Quake. Like the recent addition of Tom Holland’s Spiderman, theRead More
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With over 400 scripted television programs on the air in the past year, it was harder than ever to narrow it down to just the top 10 shows of 2015. From returning favorites that were better than ever to new instant favorites, it was a great year for shows to make us laugh and cry, and sometimes throw things at the screen in frustration. In only the best ways. Check out our final Top 10 below, and let us know your list in the comments! 10. The Affair Season 2Read More
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The double episode series finale of Haven begins with Audrey (Emily Rose) and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) literally camping out in the Haven Police Headquarters and discussing Audrey’s recent abduction by her father, Croatoan. Audrey is more frightened after meeting him and hearing of his plans to “gift” people their heart’s desire, to prove himself to her. They also worry about Duke’s mission to collect specific troubles for Croatoan to use against them. Nathan insists they’ll get Duke back before that can happen. Somewhere in town, Kirby, Vanessa’s nephew, runs throughRead More
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Posted On December 16, 2015By Linda GeIn Featured, Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

It’s been fifteen years since the last “Star Wars” movie and, let’s face it, more like thirty-two since the last really good one, but “The Force Awakens” more than makes up for lost time. The JJ Abrams-directed film is a “Star Wars” movie through and through, with all the adventure, fun, good vs. evil archetypes, adorable droids and characters to relaunch the franchise successfully for an all new generation. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are all back, mostly for the nostalgia factor for longtime fans, but it’s reallyRead More
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The original “Independence Day” may have seen aliens defeated, but they’re back with a vengeance in the first trailer for long-gestating sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence.” This time, a new generation of young soldiers, including Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie Usher, are tasked with fighting the aliens, as returning cast members including Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox bestow their experience and advice. “Independence Day: Resurgence” will be released on June 24, 2016.Read More
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Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne have been set as the leads in Luc Besson’s next film, a sci-fi thriller called “Valerian,” the director announced on Twitter. The story was first published in 1967 in France as “Valerian and Laureline,” and will follow DeHaan and Delevingne as a spacetime-traveling agent and his female counterpart. The series was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. Mazieres has history with Besson, having acted as a concept designer on Besson’s “The Fifth Element.” The film will begin shooting in December and will be releasedRead More
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Posted On December 31, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Featured, Features, Television

Up and Comers Presents: The Breakout Stars of 2014

Welcome to a special nearly double-sized compilation of the year’s biggest breakout stars. For the Class of 2014, we combined film and TV stars for the very first time. Fitting, since the line between TV and film is becoming more fluid than ever. Again, we were actually able to correctly predict that several of the stars on the list would have an amazing year, but 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 partRead More
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Posted On December 29, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Featured, Features

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 Movies of 2014

Another year, another hard decision narrowing down our favorite movies of the year to just ten each. Just three films of the year — “Obvious Child,” “Nightcrawler” and “Gone Girl” — managed to make both our Top 10s, but for the most part, it appears we each had our differing favorites. It was a year of incredible and challenging films, from the light-hearted and joyous to the serious and provocative, and it’s taken us up to the moment of publishing to finalize our lists. Check out our final Top 10sRead More
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The first footage from a new “Star Wars” movie is here. Is this real life?! The first 88 seconds from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” introduces us to John Boyega as a storm trooper, Daisy Ridley driving some sort of large vehicle through the desert, and Oscar Isaac as an X-Wing pilot. These are the first character details we’ve gotten on any of the actors who were cast earlier this year, though of course the whole thing remains pretty mysterious. There’s also a shot of a mysterious new villain withRead More
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Shailene Woodley has been picky about what role to take to transition out of playing teenage roles, and it looks like she’s found the one. THR reports the “Divergent” actress has signed on to play the female lead in Oliver Stone’s untitled biopic about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a role that will be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film. The film is based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” and Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena’s upcoming novel “Time ofRead More