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“The Hunger Games” star Elizabeth Banks is in contention for the role of Robert Downey, Jr’s ex-girlfriend in a new family dramedy called “The Judge”, according to THR. Robert Duvall is in talks to play the titular judge and Downey’s father. In the David Dobkin-directed film, Downey will play a big city lawyer who returns to his childhood hometown to defend his father, the town judge, against murder charges. He sets out to investigate the crime and reconnects with his estranged family along the way. Banks is up for theRead More
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Jena Malone will be trading in a futuristic battlefield for a creepy Victorian manor in her new film “Angelica”, according to Deadline. In the 19th Century England-set film based on the novel by Arthur Phillips, Malone will play Constance, who marries Dr. Joseph Barton and gives birth to a baby girl named Angelica. After the difficult childbirth, doctors force the couple to remain celibate, which causes problems in their marriage and on top of that, somehow allows a ghostly presence to move into theRead More

Posted On February 22, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Features

Oscar Spotlight: Jennifer Lawrence Conquers Hollywood

In our Oscar Spotlight series we take a look at rising stars who have this year gained the biggest accolade in Hollywood, an Academy Award nomination. In a year filled with incredible performances, none of our chosen actors were considered a shoo-in. Taken from three of the acting categories, we present … Jennifer Lawrence Conquers Hollywood In 2010 Jennifer Lawrence burst onto the scene with indie film “Winter’s Bone“, giving one of the best leading actress performances in recent memory and cementing her status with an Oscar nomination. Two yearsRead More
Filming hasn’t even completed yet, but the viral marketing for sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a go. Today two versions of the first poster for the film, designed as Victory Tour posters which fit inside the plot of the story itself, have been released featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. HitFix released one, and the newly rebranded official Facebook the other. The Victory Tour Katniss and Peeta embark on take place at the beginning of “Catching Fire”, following (spoiler alert?) their unprecedented victory inRead More
The Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper box set is well on its way to becoming a reality as Deadline reports the “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Serena” co-stars have cemented their third project together. Cooper had been cast in “Silver Linings” director David O. Russell’s next film nearly a year ago, and today Lawrence has signed on to join the reunion. The political thriller also stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. The film, originally called “American Bullshit” but now untitled, will follow the real life political drama Abscam, which was setRead More
Jim Sturgess, Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks will star in indie comedy “The Big Shoe”, reports Deadline from Berlin, where the film’s rights are out to buyers. “Secretary” helmer Steven Shainberg will direct from a script he co-wrote with Mickey Birnbaum. Sturgess plays a gifted shoe designer who wants to break away from the family business when they attempt to make him sell out for commercial gain. His mother hires a psychotherapist named Mary Kate (Banks) and a “muse” named Delphi (Stewart) to lure him back. Susan Sarandon had beenRead More
Jennifer Lawrence is not very good at taking compliments, which must have made Saturday night rather torturous for the newly minted two-time Oscar nominee. The compliments kept piling on at Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Outstanding Performer of the Year Award Tribute dedicated to her incredible 2012 run, and after more than an hour of enduring words of praise from moderator Roger Durling, Lawrence joked, “I’m not going to say thank you anymore, I’m just going to say shut up.” Lawrence joined festival director Durling onstage as they painstakingly wentRead More
Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, both headlining teen adaptation franchises this year, are teaming up for indie romantic comedy “Love, Rosie” according to Deadline. “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”‘ Clary and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”‘s Finnick will play best friends and star-crossed lovers in the film based on the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote “P.S. I Love You”, which was adapted into a film starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. “Love, Rosie” begins filming in May under the direction of German director ChristianRead More
UPDATE: New images of Liam Hemsworth as Gale and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta have been added. Oh yeah, “The Hunger Games” is still a thing. In just ten short months, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, which will see the return of Jennifer Lawrence’s teen heroine Katniss Everdeen, will be released, and today EW has our first look at Lawrence and newcomer Sam Calflin, who plays fan favorite Finnick. The two, wearing futuristic wetsuits and wielding their signature weapons – Katniss with her bow and arrows, Finnick with his trident –Read More

Posted On December 31, 2012By Linda GeIn Features, Lists

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top Ten Movies of 2012

Another end-of-year list upon us, and just like last year, the two of us once again appear to have disparate taste when it comes to the year in movies. Sixteen different movies populate our two Top 10 lists, though we did both love “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, “Moonrise Kingdom”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” enough to list them. What movies were our favorites of the year? Which were yours? Without further ado, below are our Top 10 Movies of 2012. Click here for Linda’sRead More