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The thrilling sci-fi series “Orphan Black” returns this Saturday with its season two premiere. This highly addictive show saw constant twists, insane reveals, and literally had us gripping the edge of our seats. Just in case you need a refresher before tuning in to this Saturday’s all new season 2 premiere, here’s a run-down of what you need to remember. Spoiler: A LOT HAPPENS. Episode One: Natural Selection “Orphan Black” opens with an introduction to Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), a street-smart hustler originally from the UK who arrives into theRead More
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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
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Another new fairy tale adaptation is heading for the big screen, and this time Sofia Coppola will be behind the camera. She’s taken over a live action version of “The Little Mermaid” from Joe Wright, and this one is said to be much closer to its Hans Christian Andersen roots than the now iconic Disneyfied Ariel version. So who will play Coppola’s Little Mermaid, who gives up her voice and undergoes excruciating pain in order to exchange her flippers for legs in order to live amongst the humans who fascinateRead More
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Winter is coming…back. The fourth season of “Game of Thrones” premieres this Sunday on HBO. Although it’s been nearly ten months since the third season culminated, I’m sure the Red Wedding is still fresh in everyone’s minds—whether you knew it was coming or not. As we’ve come to learn from Ned Stark’s death in the first season, however, the show must go on. What better way to prepare for the upcoming season than recalling all of the dramatic twists that befell the characters we forever worship or love to hate?Read More
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Next week, one of our favorite new shows of the year so far premieres. “The 100,” based on the young adult novel by Kass Morgan, will take The CW to dark and twisted places as a bunch of juvenile delinquents are set free on a post-apocalyptic Earth. The line is quickly drawn between those who wish to remain lawful and those who immediately choose lawlessness, and a core group, led by Eliza Taylor‘s Clarke, navigates the dangers surrounding them, from a potentially toxic planet to each other. Newcomer Christopher LarkinRead More
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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
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Ever year, Vanity Fair spotlights some of the hottest rising actors and actresses of the moment by putting them on the cover of their Hollywood issue, and this year they’ve done it again, featuring iconic movie stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney flanked by a plethora of some of our favorite rising stars, including: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie and Lea Seydoux. This year’s cover features three first time Oscar nominees. Ejofor is nominated for BestRead More
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The Sundance Film Festival is easily one of our favorite times of the year, and this is even before any of us have had the chance to attend for ourselves yet. But it’s exciting from afar for two reasons: It breathes some fresh air into an Oscar season that’s already plenty stale by the end of January, and it gives us a preview of what the upcoming year’s film slate looks like. It doesn’t hurt that every year we are always introduced to some fresh talent who will inevitably endRead More
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We’ve said goodbye to another year and counted down our favorite movies of 2013, now it’s time to look forward to the year in front of us. 2014 proves to be another big year filled with big blockbusters, anticipated returns for beloved directors, new voices and faces to keep an eye on and probably more than a few surprises along the way. To get you started, here is a list of 30 films, in chronological order, to look forward to. Ommitted from this list are films that haven’t begun filmingRead More
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Posted On December 31, 2013By Linda GeIn 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