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Deadline reports that HBO has officially given the greenlight to six-hour miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” and its leading man will be “Inside Llewyn Davis” star Oscar Isaac. Based on Lisa Belkin’s nonfiction novel regarding a citywide controversy over housing desegregation, the series follows Nick Wasicsko (Isaac), a young mayor cast into a racially charged political dilemma when he is ordered by a federal court to build a number of low-income housing units in the predominantly white neighborhoods of Yonkers, N.Y. In his struggle to carry out the task, hisRead More
Garrett Hedlund has beat out the likes of Jack Huston and Ezra Miller for the lead role of Hook in Joe Wright’s Peter Pan prequel “Pan,” reports Deadline. In this alternative take on the origins of Peter Pan and Neverland, an orphan is brought to the magical land in order to lead the natives in a battle against the evil pirates. Hugh Jackman is negotiating for the role of Blackbeard, the lead villain, while Hedlund will play Hook, who eventually becomes Pan’s greatest foe. Ryan Gosling had previously been mentionedRead More
Adam Driver’s career is insane. His latest conquest: a role opposite Andrew Garfield in Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating “Silence,” according to Showbiz 411, who heard the news directly from the director himself over Golden Globes weekend. Scorsese has been trying to make the film for over twenty years, but things are finally clicking into the exact right places for him to begin shooting soon. Last we heard, that was June 2014, but Showbiz 411 says “next summer.” It’s unclear if that was a typo or it’s really been pushed back aRead More

Posted On December 30, 2013By Linda GeIn Features

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 Movies of 2013

For the third year in a row it seems the two of us have differing taste when it comes to our favorite films of the year, and with new contributor Melanie Abernathy adding her two cents for the first time this year, we have a larger list than ever. Twenty-seven films span the thirty available spaces (with only “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Gravity” having some cross-over appeal amongst ourselves) but this was also the most difficult year for narrowing down. It was a year of incredible andRead More
The last high profile precursor before the Oscars themselves have announced and the Golden Globe nominations confirm: it’s “12 Years a Slave” vs “American Hustle” in this year’s race. Both films picked up seven nominations each, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and a slew of acting nominations. Lupita Nynog’o and Jennifer Lawrence continue to be the strongest acting nominations representing their respective movies, hitting just about every precursor so far and both showing up in Best Supporting Actress here. The Best Supporting Actor category is also full ofRead More
Oscar Isaac is joining former Julliard classmate Jessica Chastain in J. C. Chandor’s next film, “A Most Violent Year,” he told a reporter last month, and today THR reports he is taking over the role vacated by Javier Bardem. Whereas we had no info on the plot of the film when Chastain signed on to star opposite Bardem over the summer, now Chandor tells THR that Isaac, in the lead role, will play a Hispanic man who moves to America in the 1980s and becomes extremely successful in business. TheRead More
Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan took home a couple of the very first awards of Oscar season 2013 tonight, with the “Short Term 12” star winning Best Actress and the “Fruitvale Station” actor taking home Breakthrough Actor at the 2013 Gotham Awards, which celebrates independent filmmaking. Jordan, in his category, beat out fellow Oscar hopeful Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave,” as well as Dane DeHaan for “Kill Your Darlings,” Kathryn Hahn for “Afternoon Delight” and Robin Weigert for “Concussion.” “Fruitvale” director Ryan Coogler also took home theRead More
Music is obviously the centerpiece of the Coen Brothers’ upcoming “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and we’ve got three new clips from the film that showcase Oscar Isaac and company creating and performing some tracks from the film. Isaac plays the titular Llewyn Davis, a down on his luck folk musician in 1960s New York who encounter a Coen-esque cast of characters including John Goodman’s cynical blues man, his driver Garrett Hedlund, Davis’ ex Carey Mulligan and her new husband Justin Timberlake, and Adam Driver’s Al, a musician who looks to beRead More
BEST FEATURE + “12 Years a Slave” + “All Is Lost” + “Frances Ha” + “Inside Llewyn Davis” + “Nebraska”Read More
Alex Karpovsky
“Girls” actor Alex Karpovsky is set to star in Jeff Grace‘s “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” according to The Wrap. The indie comedy will is based on a script written by Grace, who will also mark his directorial debut. “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” is described as a “road trip buddy comedy” about a stand-up comic named Paul (Karpovsky), who reunites with his childhood best friend Jason, a rising singer-songwriter who is on a music tour. Jason’s motive for the tour is to win back his ex-girlfriend, while Paul seesRead More