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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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Posted On December 31, 2015By Linda GeIn Features

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 Movies of 2015

We counted down our Top 10 TV Shows of 2015, and now it’s time to count down the movies that moved us, made us laugh and cry and think this year. Sci-fi seemed like a big theme this year. There was a new “Star Wars” movie, and it’s not the only long-awaited sequel to make the list. Movies that came out of Sundance had staying power, and the partnership of Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell continued to pay dividends. Check out our final Top 10 below, and let usRead 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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Posted On March 19, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Features, Television

Up&Comers Spotlight: The Cast of ‘The 100’

Up&Comers Spotlight is a new recurring feature that highlights great performances by rising stars in both television and film.  Beware of spoilers. It’s been about a week since “The 100” aired its season finale and I just cannot stop thinking about it. A magnificent end to a great season. In addition, today is the one year anniversary of the series premiere. Basically, I have “The 100” on the brain, so I decided to highlight the cast in the first Up&Comers Spotlight. The series has several things going for it, includingRead More
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Pilot season is upon us and that means an obscene amount of roles are up for grabs with networks looking to fill the lead and recurring roles on the numerous potential new shows. Each one needs talent to anchor the series, whether that is one actor or several leads, and it is important to get that casting right. If we had our choice, these are the actors who have demonstrated their abilities and who should get a call about leading their own new series next season.   Luke Mitchell “TheRead More
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Posted On February 11, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Features

8 Actors Who Could Replace Andrew Garfield as the New Spider-Man

Earlier this week, Spider-Man fans got huge news: the webslinger will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe in one of their upcoming films before headlining his own new solo films that will be produced together by Marvel and Sony. Now, with the news that Andrew Garfield won’t be continuing in the role, we just need a new Spider-Man. Here are eight actors that could take over, including some picks for a Miles Morales Spider-Man, should the studios decide to go the route of the Ultimate Spider-Man. It may be unlikely, butRead More
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Another year, another chance to discover your next TV obsession. From prequels to spinoffs to hip hop soap operas and comic book adaptations, the new shows on offer during the 2015 midseason run deep. To help you sift through the plethora of new shows to check out, we’ve curated the 15 shows we are most excited to see in the first quarter of the year. Do you agree? Sound off in the comments below! Agent Carter Network: ABC Airdate: January 6 This 7 week miniseries is just full of HayleyRead 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 30, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Features, Television

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 TV Shows of 2014

We counted down our Top 10 Movies of 2014, and now we are taking a look over the TV shows that moved us, made us laugh and cry and think this year. Again, there’s a lot of variety on the small screen, and only a couple shows – “The 100” and “Hannibal” – managed to make both lists. But that just means there’s just too much good stuff out there to choose from, which is good for everyone. Check out our final Top 10s below, and let us know yourRead 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