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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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That Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” is going to be a laugh out loud good time is evident within the first few minutes, as Domhnall Gleeson’s frustrated musician tries to write songs about anything and everything he sees around him. That it’s got more layers than just being odd and charming and fun takes a little bit longer – about the time we get to know Michael Fassbender’s titular Frank – but the two sides of the film work in tandem to make it an engrossing and meaningful moviegoing experience. Gleeson isRead More
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Film Independent announced its lineup for the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival today, with the big news being that Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys” will make its world premiere as the Closing Night film of the festival. Other high profile films we’ll be looking forward to include Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” starring Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson, which won over Sundance and a bunch of other festivals, the world premieres of “The Two Faces of January” with Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac and “Cut Bank” with Armie Hammer and TeresaRead More
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It was one of our 14 Most Anticipated Films of Sundance 2014, and every new clip that comes from Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” only reiterates how good and fantastically weird this looks. The first trailer released for its UK premiere in May is no exception. Domhnall Gleeson stars in the film partly based on screenwriter Jon Ronson’s own real life experiences playing keyboard for the real Frank Sidebottom in the 1980s. Gleeson plays Jon in the film, while Michael Fassbender dons that giant fake head to play Frank. We get toRead More
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The first clip from Sundance premiere “Frank” just totally confirms why it’s one of our 14 Most Anticipated Films of this year’s festival. The Playlist posted this clip today, featuring Domhnall Gleeson singing the praises of the titular eccentric musician (played by Michael Fassbender under that giant papier-mâché head), who has so many unconventional ways of putting his band through their paces on the path to greatness. From aerobic exercise that involves beating each other up, to listening to the beauty of the music a bendy straw can make, Gleeson’sRead 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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The Sundance Film Festival today announced their out-of-competition Premieres lineup, generally made up of the most high profile and star-studded new films to be screening for the first time in Utah. Among the highlights are “I Origins,” the latest from Brit Marling (is it really Sundance if Marling isn’t there?), Shailene Woodley’s follow-up to last year’s award-winning “The Spectacular Now,” Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard,” and Anna Kendrick in her third Sundance film this year, thriller “The Voices” with Ryan Reynolds (Kendrick also has Joe Swanberg’s “Happy Christmas”Read More
Up and coming actors Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock have joined Jack O’Connell in Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of “Unbroken”, based on the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, according to The Wrap. O’ConnellRead More
Scoot McNairy has joined Jude Law in underwater adventure film “Black Sea”, according to Deadline. Kevin Macdonald is directing the film that sees Law as a rogue skipper who gathers a crew and a submarine to dive for buried treasure in the Black Sea. McNairy will play the mysterious financial backer who convinces Law’s character to undertake the increasingly dangerous mission. McNairy was one of our Breakout Stars of 2012 with a trio of prestigious indie projects: Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly” opposite Brad Pitt, Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land”Read More
All those intriguing projects being put together to go out to buyers at Cannes are starting to make themselves known, and here’s one of the most intriguing. Screen Daily reports Michael Fassbender is attached to play the titular role in a big screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy “Macbeth” for fast rising Australian director Justin Kurzel. The film is expected to shoot later this year with Fassbender in the role of the ambitious Scottish army captain who resorts to regicide in order to steal the crown, plunging the rest ofRead More