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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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Saoirse Ronan has to choose between two men and two cities in John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Toinbin’s “Brooklyn,” but it looks like Domhnall Gleeson is giving her a hell of a reason to choose him in the first still released from the film. And we’ve already seen them frolicking on the beach together in set photos, so could Ronan’s heart belong to Ireland, despite the film’s title? Ronan plays Ellis Lacey in the 1950s set romantic drama, a young Irish woman who moves to New York for a careerRead More
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Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson both enjoyed a day at the beach in Wexford, Ireland, while filming scenes for John Crowley’s 1950s romance “Brooklyn” – and courtesy of JustJared.com, we have your first on set photos! Based on the 2009 novel by Colm Toibin, “Brooklyn” follows a young woman named Eilis Lacey (Ronan) as she leaves her family behind in their small town in Ireland for a new life in Brooklyn, where she accepts a job offer to work at a department store on Fulton Street. It is there thatssheRead More
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Historical romantic drama “Brooklyn” has began filming in Ireland, it was announced today. Saoirse Ronan stars in the adaptation of the Colm Toibin novel, along with Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Sarah Gadon, Emily Bett Rickards, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. Ronan will star as Ellis Lacey, a 1950s Irish girl who reluctantly leaves her small village to take a job offer in New York City. There, she begins to adjust and enjoy her new freedom, falling in love with an American boy named Tony (Cohen) along the way. When she’sRead More
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Historical romantic drama “Brooklyn” continues to assemble a cast of great rising stars, and today adds “Arrow”‘s Felicity Smoak herself, Emily Bett Rickards, to the cast. Saoirse Ronan leads the pack, flanked by Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen as the young men vying for her affections. Ronan plays Ellis Lacey, a young Irish woman who emigrates to the New York borough for employment, then falls for Cohen’s American boy Tony. Upon a return trip to her homeland, she also becomes attached to Gleeson’s Jim, creating a love triangle in whichRead More
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Canadian actress Sarah Gadon leads an international cast in Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki’s 17th Century historical drama “The Girl King,” which began production this week in Finland, and we’ve got the first photo of Gadon and Swedish actress Malin Buska in the title role. Additionally, Gadon has joined the cast of 1950s set romantic drama “Brooklyn” starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen. “The Girl King” follows Queen Kristina (Buska), who ruled Sweden from the age of 6 in the 17th Century. The powerful men around her try toRead More
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Saoirse Ronan, 19, will star alongside Cynthia Nixon and Jason Isaacs in Nikole Beckwith‘s feature debut “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” according to Deadline. Based on Beckwith’s play of the same title, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” follows a young woman named Leia (Ronan) who, due to being raised by her kidnapper (David Warshofsky) for twenty years, struggles to adjust to life with her real parents (played by Nixon and Isaacs). Back in April of last year, Beckwith spoke to Scott Myers’ Go Into The Story blog about the project, revealing: “The film is very muchRead More
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Much-maligned “Smash” scapegoat no more! Thanks to “The Place Beyond the Pines,” actor Emory Cohen has officially cast off the legacy of the short-lived, vigorously hate-watched NBC drama and embraced his new status as a rising film star. THR reports he’s landed two intriguing new gigs, starring opposite Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson in Rupert Wyatt’s remake of 1970s drama “The Gambler” as well as “Brooklyn,” the 1950s romantic drama starring Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson. It seems that “Brooklyn” will come first, and will see Ronan as a youngRead More
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Looks like things are suddenly moving right along for “Brooklyn,” the long-gestating adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel that Nick Hornby adapted and which will now star Saoirse Ronan, who replaced Rooney Mara. Today Deadline reports “Anna Karenina” breakout star Domhnall Gleeson has joined the cast as well, along with Jim Broadbent. Ronan will star as Ellis Lacey, a 1950s Irish girl who reluctantly leaves her small village to take a job offer in New York City. There, she begins to adjust and enjoy her new freedom, falling in love alongRead More
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Rooney Mara is out and Saoirse Ronan is in for the long-gestating adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel “Brooklyn,” according to Bleeding Cool, who heard it straight from the horse’s mouth, director John Crowley. But the good news is at least this project is finally moving along again and with a real Irish actress to boot. Now Ronan will star as Ellis Lacey, a 1950s Irish girl who reluctantly leaves her small village to take a job offer in New York City. There, she begins to adjust and enjoy her newRead More