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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
A long-gestating indie dramedy is popping up again, with a brand new creative team in place. Miles Teller will star in and Marc Webb will direct “The Only Living Boy in New York,” according to Variety. Back in 2011, the project was first announced with Logan Lerman to star and Seth Gordon attached to direct. The story remains the same: A young man discovers his father is having an affair and tries to put a stop to it — only to end up becoming involved with the woman himself. AllanRead More
Miles Teller Whiplash
The first awards of the Oscar season has kicked things off today with the 24th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards announcing its nominees today. With the focus on US-based independent films (even more so than the aptly named Independent Spirit Awards), the nominees are unsurprisingly filled with some of our favorite up and comers and breakout stars of the year. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” led the way with four nominations, including for lead actor Ellar Coltrane in the Breakthrough Actor category. Also nominated in the category are Riz Ahmed in “Nightcrawler,”Read More
Miles Teller Whiplash Dinner Clip
“I think being the greatest musician of the twentieth century is anybody’s idea of success,” says Miles Teller, making his lifelong career goal known, in the latest released clip from “Whiplash.” The Damien Chazelle-directed film, which has been garnering critical acclaim since it first debuted at the Sundance Film Festival back in January (where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award), centers on Andrew (Teller), a promising jazz drummer whose ambitions as a first-year student at an elite Manhattan music conservatory are put to the test whenRead More
Miles Teller Whiplash 2
Just days away from its theatrical release, Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a new clip of writer-director Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” giving us a closer look at the relationship dynamic between co-stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. The film, which debuted to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival (It won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award!) back in January, centers on Andrew (Teller), a promising jazz drummer whose ambitions as a first-year Manhattan music conservatory student are met with the challenge of training under the ruthless band instructor,Read More
After years of unexplained delays, the long-awaited third teamup of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper is about to see the light of day. “Serena,” directed by Susanne Bier and based on the novel by Ron Rash, was announced today as one of the films screening at the BFI London Film Festival in October. Other high profile galas and screenings at the festival including “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, which will open the festival, and David Ayer’s “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, whichRead More
Miles Teller wants to be the best, but JK Simmons is here to make that as difficult as possible for him, in the newest trailer released for Sundance winner “Whiplash.” The new trailer, aimed at the French audience which will be seeing it in December, offers a lot of new footage of Damien Chazelle’s musically-tinged drama which took home both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Teller plays Andrew, a first-year jazz drummer student at a prestigious music academy. He wants toRead More
Miles Teller Whiplash
Miles Teller stars as an aspiring jazz drummer with dues to pay in the first trailer for Damien Chazelle‘s “Whiplash.” The film, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, follows Andrew (Teller), a first-year music student training under the guidance of the ruthless band conductor, Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), who at one point even slaps Andrew in front of his peers. But physical abuse and public humiliation apparently aren’t enough to make Andrew simply quit. ”I wanna be one of theRead More

Posted On May 19, 2014By Brittney SeegersIn Videos

Watch: Miles Teller in First Clip from ‘Whiplash’

With the movie set to have its international premiere tomorrow at Cannes, Vulture has the first clip of Miles Teller-led “Whiplash,” and it’s just as intense as expected. Buzz for the Damien Chazelle film is high coming out of Sundance, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, a rare feat. The movie follows Andrew (Teller), a young jazz drummer and first-year music student training under Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), who’s described as a ruthless band conductor. The clip gives us a glimpse of his character’s turnRead More
Cannes Film Festival
Miles Teller, Caleb Landry Jones and Nathan Phillips will be among the up and comers headlining films set to screen in the Directors’ Fornight sidebar at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Teller, who recently starred in “The Spectacular Now” and “Divergent,” leads Damien Chazelle‘s “Whiplash,” a drama about a budding jazz drummer whose passion is challenged by a brutal music instructor (played by J.K. Simmons). The film debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it nabbed both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. dramaticRead More