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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
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards have been announced, and some of our favorite up and comers of the year are among them. Over in Film, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were nominated for Best Actor, Drama and Best Actress, Drama, respectively, for their performances in Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” while David Oyelowo was nominated for Best Actor for playing another iconic real life figure, Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma.” Another biopic actor nominated is Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Alan Turing in “The ImitationRead More
The Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominees for the 2014 awards, led by “Birdman” with six nominations. Among those nominated for the Alejandro G. Iñárritu film is Emma Stone, landing her first nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Other up and comers nominated include Jenny Slate for “Obvious Child” and David Oyelowo for “Selma.” Below is the full list of nominations. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 21, 2015. BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue ofRead More
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Emma Stone stresses the relevance of social media in today’s age of celebrity whilst lecturing Michael Keaton, as seen in the newly released clip from Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s “Birdman.” The black comedy debuted to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival last month and stars Keaton in the title role of Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor who rose to fame by playing the iconic superhero known as Birdman. Now, in the midst of a potential comeback with his forthcoming Broadway adaptation of Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When WeRead More

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
Leave it to Alejandro González Iñárritu to bring us a different sort of big screen superhero. In “Birdman,” Michael Keaton plays a former movie star whose claim to fame was playing an action hero called Birdman, who’s now been denigrated to doing a play – on Broadway, but still. Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough round out the star-studded supporting cast, as the friends and family Keaton’s character must battle and make amends with as opening night of his play approaches and his ego andRead More
“Oblivion” co-star Andrea Riseborough has been cast in HBO’s new pilot “The Money,” from “NYPD Blue” and “Deadwood” creator David Milch, according to Deadline. Starring Brendan Gleeson, perhaps best known to younger audiences as Professor Alastor ‘Mad­Eye’ Moody in “Harry Potter,” “The Money” revolves around just what you’d expect: power, corruption and yes, money. Gleeson plays James Castman, a media mogul and patriarch, who enjoys ruling both his empire and family through absolute control. Too bad he’s just met his match in Riseborough’s Anna Elkin. As the successful and highlyRead More
Andrea Riseborough and “Homeland” star Damian Lewis have been set for UK romantic drama “The Silent Storm”, according to Screen Daily. Corinna Villari-McFarlane wrote the script and will direct the film set on a remote Scottish island. Riseborough plays a mysterious outsider caught between her commanding husband (Lewis) and a teenage delinquent. Filming is set for this summer in Scotland. Riseborough, a British rising star, was recently seen opposite Tom Cruise in sci-fi actioner “Oblivion” as well as indie thriller “Disconnect” and British actioner “Welcome to the Punch” with JamesRead More

Posted On April 23, 2013By Linda GeIn Casting

Emma Stone In Talks for Woody Allen’s Next

Well this seems like an obvious pairing. Deadline reports Emma Stone is the first to sign on to Woody Allen’s next film, and as this collaboration sinks in, we can’t believe these two haven’t worked together yet. As is his way, there are absolutely no other details available, plot or title-wise, though THR’s Borys Kit suggests it could shoot in Spain this summer. Allen’s new film comes on the heels of the San Francisco-set “Blue Jasmine”, the first film he’s shot in the US since 2009. Allen previously shot “VickyRead More
British actress Andrea Riseborough has joined the already star-studded cast of Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s ensemble comedy “Birdman”, according to Deadline. Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton and Naomi Watts also star. “Birdman” follows a washed-up former comic book movie star (Keaton) who sets out to mount a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler short story, but things get out of control with the arrival of the egotistical leading man (Norton). Stone will be Keaton’s daughter-turned-assistant, who’s just out of rehab, while Watts will play an actress inRead More