Well, Ikea is here to help you achieve your faux fur-wearing dreams.It was recently revealed that the luxurious fur capes that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and others sport on “Thrones” are actually rugs that the show’s costume designer, Michele Clapton, bought from Ikea. After all, as the caption notes, “Summer is almost over, winter is coming.”The process seems simple enough (take rug, cut hole, place over head), and we’re totally charmed by the illustration depicting a victorious cape creator transformed into a mini Jon Snow, down to the tousled mane, facial hair, sword, and falling snowflakes. Looks like we need to make an Ikea run before watching next week’s episode.[via: Ikea Norway, h/t io9] As Clapton explained in a talk last year — which only just went viral earlier this month — she and the rest of the costume team then cut them up, shaved some of them, added straps, and dyed, distressed, and aged them to make them look more worn.Taking a cue from Clapton’s comments, Ikea decided to bring the show’s process straight to the people, with its Norwegian Facebook page releasing instructions on how to make a Jon Snow-style cape from one of its rugs. Posted August 17, 2017 by Katie RobertsHave you ever had cape envy while watching HBO fantasy epic “Game of Thrones”?
wait for it … Amy Adams. Topics discussed include how amazing Alison Janney is (seriously, it’s worth watching just to see her steal the entire movie), the insulting/condescending nature of small-town comedy, and all of the racist jokes that just wouldn’t fly in 2017.Tune in next time, when we explore the magic and majesty of Tony’s pick, 1991’s “The Rocketeer,” starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, and Timothy Dalton.Listen to Second Run: A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 28: ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ (1999)Total runtime: 45:12Subscribe to the “Second Run” podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast? Join Moviefone editors Tim Hayne, Rachel Horner, Phil Pirrello, and Tony Maccio as they extol the virtues and expose the failings (with love!) of our most nostalgic movies. Posted August 17, 2017 by Moviefone StaffWho knew the Minnesota beauty pageant circuit could be so deadly?This week, the “Second Run” squad set their sights on the very dark 1999 mockumentary “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” which boasts an all-star cast that includes Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Alison Janney, Kirsten Dunst, and … Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #SECONDRUN.Second Run: A Movie Lover’s Podcast by Moviefone celebrates Hollywood’s guiltiest pleasures by taking a fresh look at critically ignored movies and giving them a second chance at life. Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about?
In addition to the more than 300 costumes created for the show, a number of new songs have been written, and the storyline has been fleshed out considerably to allow more time to explore what Grandage calls “a really highly emotional journey.”One challenge the show had to figure out how to tackle effectively was the depiction of non-human characters Olaf and Sven. Posted August 17, 2017 by Katie RobertsThe hotly-anticipated Broadway debut of Disney’s “Frozen” is almost here, and now, fans of the hit animated feature have their first look at the live show’s principal cast in costume.Entertainment Weekly debuted the image of the musical’s main foursome, which features, from left to right, Hans (John Riddle), Anna (Patti Murin), Elsa (Caissie Levy), and Kristoff (Jelani Alladin) decked out in decadent costumes that look just as magical in real life as they do in animated form.That attention to detail is one of the hallmarks of the production, according to director Michael Grandage, who spoke to EW about all the painstaking work the creative team put into taking “Frozen” from film to the stage. Thankfully, Disney already had experience in that department with its previous Broadway adaptations of “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and will be using similar tricks to help bring those beloved sidekicks to life (a.k.a., a mixture of puppetry and live actors).Ultimately, Grandage explained to EW that the “Frozen” fans see on stage will be similar to what they already know and love — but also an entirely distinctive, exciting live experience.”There are a number of immediate problems to solve when putting something like ‘Frozen’ on stage,” he told the magazine, “but for every known ‘big deal’ in the narrative, we’ve come up with at least one to match that is going to be new for an audience.”We can’t wait to see how it all comes together. “Frozen” will debut in a test run in Denver beginning this week, before it bows on Broadway in February 2018.[via: Entertainment Weekly]
He will become the first jury member, and like many viewers of BB19, he’s struggling to find someone to root for as a winner. Maybe the house would keep Alex over Paul. So, as of this moment, Mark, Elena, and Kevin are the most likely targets of the double eviction.That is NOT what fans want, though, as this Big Brother Daily poll clearly shows:The only one who might be able to get out Paul is Mark, if he wins the second/double eviction Head of Household and nominates Paul next to Alex Ow. (No one in the house really likes Matt Clines or Raven Walton, but they are coasting under the target radar at the moment.)There’s also the next HoH competition following the double eviction, which will give another indication of the house dynamic as we enter Week 8.The “Big Brother 19” live eviction episode airs Thursday (tonight). on CBS.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. We may never know, since there are long odds against it.Kevin still seems to think he’s tight with Paul, but apparently that deal Kevin tried to make with Cody rubbed his (horrible) alliance the wrong way. 1 ally, Jason Dent, is caught in the middle since he’s tight with Kevin, too. She’ll call Paul out to Mark, but her real target seems to be Alex Ow, and maybe Josh Martinez.Paul has made sure that Mark is “the house’s” next target, but he’s also been stirring the pot to get the house to go after Kevin Schlehuber. There’s also another special episode airing Friday at 8 p.m. Even Elena Davies doesn’t seem sold on getting out Paul. Paul has been playing the best game, but not against real players.So far, the only one besides Cody who really seems to see Paul and want to get him out is Mark. But Paul and Alex tend to get what they want, so Kevin may be in trouble if Mark or Elena are safe in the double eviction. So now Paul has Alex and Christmas Abbott going against Kevin, and Alex’s No. Posted August 17, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Big Brother 19″ is holding its dramatic double eviction episode tonight (Thursday, August 17) and it’s clear fans are much more invested in ending Paul Abrahamian’s reign than his sheepminions fellow houseguests.The only hope to get rid of him may be Mark Jansen, who is also the new house target after Cody Nickson.Cody will be leaving first, in the house’s second try to keep him out.
According to Deadline, “the previous stunt double did have a helmet outfitted to go under the Domino wig but because of the short notice of joining Fox’s ‘Deadpool 2,’ Harris did not have time to get such a helmet made for her.”Zazie Beetz posted a tribute to her stunt double:A post shared by Zazie (@zaziebeetz) on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:40pm PDTOn Monday, Reynolds tweeted a statement that the “Deadpool 2” cast and crew were “heartbroken, shocked, and devastated” by the death of the stuntwoman.The British Columbia Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC are investigating what happened.”Deadpool 2″ is still scheduled to open June 1, 2018.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. She was performing a stunt as the Domino character in the film (played on screen by Zazie Beetz) when the motorcycle that she was driving went out of control and crashed. She had already done several successful takes and was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened. Posted August 17, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Deadpool 2″ went back to work August 16, two days after the death of stunt driver Joi “SJ” Harris in a Domino motorcycle stunt gone wrong, and new details are emerging about what happened.According to Deadline, a posted notice for production in Vancouver read, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, [‘Deadpool 2’] was unable to complete its filming planned for August 14th and 15th” but filming was still scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.TMZ posted video of star Ryan Reynolds leading the “Deadpool 2” team in a moment of silence for Harris before resuming filming.Ryan Reynolds Leads ‘Deadpool 2’ Crew in Moment of Silence After Stuntwoman Killed https://t.co/Oti5RIeiDP
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 16, 2017Wednesday’s downtown Vancouver filming included Deadpool himself shooting scenes on top of a flipped truck.Deadline reports that Harris was brought onto “Deadpool 2” just last Wednesday when they realized they needed a different stunt performer.
She seems to believe it as well.”And, from Jaime’s perspective, Baby No. The prophecy said she would only have 3 children. First of all, since it’s Cersei, do you even believe her or assume this is some manipulation?”I think that he believes it,” Coster-Waldau told Bustle. They’re bringing an heir to the Lannister family, into the world, such a great thing.”Plus, he told Bustle, this would give Jaime a chance to be a father for real, not one hiding in the background as he pretended Robert Baratheon was the daddy of Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen.Bustle brought up Maggy’s prophecy that Cersei would only have three children, which adds a wrinkle to this plan, but must embolden Cersei to believe the prophecy was just wrong. We’ll see. Creepy, but — if you’re playing Jaime, anyway — “a beautiful, beautiful thing.”Fans were skeptical and grossed out. #GameOfThrones#Thronesyallpic.twitter.com/mOIl3A2pTr
— Erin OBrien (@ow_mesoernie) August 14, 2017Collective fan base reaction to Cersei saying she’s pregnant #GameOfThrones#ThronesYallpic.twitter.com/95XNHp0JvK
— Beth Hannel (@bethhannel) August 14, 2017
Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau reacted to Bustle with a few jokes, but also some serious thought into how his character Jaime would take this news. pic.twitter.com/Gum3DktVsY
— 👑Cocoa Kimmie👑 (@Kym4ever30) August 14, 2017Cersei: “I’m pregnant.”
Jaime: “By who?” #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/jZoy0YXvJy
— ronald isley (@yoyotrav) August 14, 2017I remember the last time a woman was pregnant in #GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/5W7aBZLOOZ
— olygost (@olygost2k) August 14, 2017How is Cersei pregnant? Like us on Facebook. And she was done hiding that fact. 4 with Cersei is a cause for celebration, not fear or doubt or a reminder of how bad things went for the previous three kids:”People are so cynical. Cersei: I’m pregnant. Full Targaryen breeding stuff. Posted August 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneThere was so much going on in “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Episode 5, “Eastwatch,” that an otherwise major announcement went by without much more than a few fan spit-takes, groans, and raised eyebrows.Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) did kinda look like she was glowing, like she had just successfully killed off another entire house, in her talk with brother-lover Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). #GameofThrones#GoTS7#ThronesYall#GoTFinalepic.twitter.com/P0psZwU7tK
— Amanda & Amy (@Lit_Hoarders) August 14, 2017#GameofThrones
Tyrion: Frozen zombies are coming to kill everyone. 20 at 9 p.m. They’re pregnant and so happy cause they’re getting a little old. on HBO.Want more stuff like this? It hasn’t been wrong so far… You have to give GoT credit that it does not always take the obvious path.But it would be pretty funny if Melisandre showed up for a baby shower, just as a nod to that Seth Meyers sketch.”Game of Thrones” Season 7 continues with Episode 6 on Sunday, Aug. It was him. When the baby was born, she decided, they were going to openly name him as the father. She revealed that she’s pregnant, and Jaime — dim bulb to the last — seemed confused about the father. Jamie: pic.twitter.com/VCSMHfInhF
— Nerd Girl Says (@Rachael_Conrad) August 14, 2017Cersi is that girl from high school who was always “pregnant” when her boyfriend wanted to break up #GameOfThrones#DemThrones
— Terri Beth (@nerdy_loved1) August 14, 2017#GameOfThrones I’m thinking she’s not really pregnant. “If you look at the scene again, she actually looks happy for the first time in, I don’t know, three seasons. I think it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. Just wants to ensure Jaime’s loyalty or if she is, it’s not his at all. Here’s just a taste of that reaction:Everybody when we hear that Cersei is pregnant by Jaime! Speaking of the prophecy, Coster-Waldau gave Bustle a new answer on the Valonqar theory, seeming to leave the door open for it, whereas the last time he was asked, he deflected that it was too obvious.
Posted August 16, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongComic book loyalists will be happy with Ben Affleck’s comments on his character in “Justice League.”After the moody, broody take we saw in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the character will go in a more classical direction, according to the actor. 17.[via: EW] His prospective allies include Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), and Jason Momoa (Aquaman).”He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck said of Batman. “He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”The actor admitted “Batman v Superman” was a departure from “the traditional Batman,” noting that the Caped Crusader had a lot of rage after losing co-workers in the fight between Superman (Henry Cavill) and Zod (Michael Shannon). “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together.”In spite of a strong box office performance, “Batman v Superman” didn’t score the greatest of reviews, so we’ll see if having a more traditional Batman will help “Justice League.” The film is due out Nov. Moving forward, he’ll apparently have put that fury behind him.”This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book,” he said.Being less angry will probably be helpful for Batman in “Justice League.” The character will have to cooperate with other superheroes in the film to save the world. He opened up to EW about the upcoming film and assured fans that the superhero will be back to his “heroic” self.”This is a much more traditional Batman,” Affleck said.
As proof, the Honest Trailer includes several clips of the characters focusing on how their friends are actually family.Another highlight is when the death of Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker) comes up. In fact, the narrator describes the jokes as not “as funny as the characters think they are,” showing scene after scene of the superheroes laughing too uproariously.As for the plot itself, the video calls the movie “an episode of ‘My Two Dads’ in space.” Another apt comparison is made to the Fast and Furious movies. Posted August 16, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongChris Pratt swore that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. There’s another important measure, though: the Honest Trailers take.Screen Junkies has at last made a “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. The narrator tries to come up with an equally tragic Marvel death and revisits the MCU’s past. Let’s just say there are a lot of characters who have died and come back.Watch the Honest Trailer video below. 2″ would be so good that everyone would get pregnant, but reviews suggested the film wasn’t as virile as promised. 2” video for its popular satire series, and the superhero flick doesn’t escape criticism. The video is quick to point out the movie’s many jokes that didn’t quite hit their mark.
If you’re truly serious about getting one of these look-alike huskies, it sounds like a shelter is a great place to get one. Posted August 16, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio Long”Game of Thrones” is such a cultural phenomenon that the HBO series’ impact is even being seen in animal shelters, much to the dismay of star Peter Dinklage.The actor, known for his role as Tyrion Lannister, has teamed up with PETA after seeing the number of huskies in animal shelters rise sharply since the show’s premiere, both in parts of the United States and the United Kingdom. In response, Dinklage is reminding “Game of Thrones” fans that buying a pet is a huge commitment — one that shouldn’t be made on a whim — and that adoption is an alternative to buying.”Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters,” Dinklage said in a statement, “but shelters are also reporting that many of these huskies are being abandoned — as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs.”The actor was strong in his urging. “Please, please, if you’re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter,” he added.We get the impulse — direwolves are smart, loyal, and adorable — but Dinklage is right that people should consider more than just those three factors. It turns out many fans have been buying huskies because they look like the show’s direwolves, only to realize how much work it is to own a dog and then give them up.
“They will be of different levels, from the mayor on down, and maybe not all will be directly involved in politics, we may have a real estate developer or someone of that type, and some power brokers within the city and maybe further a little down the rung in that world.”Torres herself pitched the idea of a spinoff and that it not be a legal drama. On screen, Jessica ostensibly moved to Chicago to be with boyfriend Jeff Malone (D.B. Woodside). “The idea is, Harvey would go to Jessica’s aid, battling against political forces in Chicago, and the people on ‘Suits’ would all step up and try and help Harvey with the situation he is in back home,” Korsh explained. Off screen, Torres reportedly wanted to spend more time with her family in L.A. Jessica is still a name partner at Pearson Specter Litt and has provided wise counsel to Harvey (Gabriel Macht) as he takes over managing the firm. “We will be bouncing back and forth between Chicago and New York.” Instead, creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh told Deadline that it will focus on politics.”Jessica is going to get in a tangle and a tussle with some Chicago politics players,” he said. Posted August 16, 2017 by Kelly Woo”Suits” up, Chicago! USA’s legal drama will use its Season 7 finale as a backdoor pilot introducing a political spinoff around Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres).Torres left the show as a series regular at the end of Season 6, but has made several guest appearances since then. (“Suits” films in Toronto).The spinoff won’t feature the hard-charging lawyer battling in court, however. “Moving into politics was a way of differentiating the show from ‘Suits,'” the actress said “I didn’t want it to be ‘Suits 2,’ I wanted it to be its own entity, and so moving it away from a glossy attorney show, I wanted it to be darker, a little more reality-based, a little grittier and to reflect what it is that we are going though in the country.”
The finale/backdoor pilot will see Harvey torn between his work in New York and helping Jessica in Chicago.
Farrell stars as a surgeon who takes a young teen (Barry Keoghan) under his wing, only for the boy’s behaviour to turn sinister. Posted August 16, 2017 by Kelly WooLife is getting weird again for Colin Farrell.The actor stars in Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” The two collaborated on the delightfully odd dystopian love story “The Lobster.” The trailer for “Sacred Deer” looks like it’ll push some buttons, much like Lanthimos’ previous work. The trailer is set to a very creepy, haunting rendition of Ellie Goulding’s “Burn.” And like “The Lobster” before, this film looks to combine comedy and tragedy to paint a portrait of just how deeply weird humans can be.”The Killing of a Sacred Deer” opens in theaters October 27. Nicole Kidman plays Farrell’s wife, while Alicia Silverstone is the boy’s mother.
So, here are some pensive portraits of several of the gang, starting the King in the North:Jorah Mormont:Tormund:Beric Dondarrio and Jon:And there are a few action shots, including one of Beric with a flaming sword!Whatever goes down beyond the Wall, things are still percolating over in Winterfell. on HBO. Let’s hope whatever is, Brienne can provide wise counsel:And in Dragonstone, all of Daenerys’ boyfriends advisors left for the North. Posted August 16, 2017 by Kelly WooThe Magnificent Westeros Seven, the Fellowship of the Wight, the Suicide Squad — whatever your preferred nickname, the group led by Jon Snow is going to face a seemingly impossible task in this week’s “Game of Thrones.”HBO released the photos for Season 7, Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall.” They don’t reveal much about Jon and company’s time in the North, though we can probably assume a pretty big battle. Will Arya fall for it? Let’s hope Tyrion is giving better advice to Daenerys than he has so far this season.”Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. Will it drive the sisters further apart?Wonder what Sansa is reading here? Last we saw, Littlefinger had set up Arya to find a letter that Sansa had written in Season 1, pleading with Robb to bend the knee to Joffrey. Here, she walks with her Hand, Tyrion, as her dragons look on:And we’re burning with curiosity about this fireside chat. This is, after all, the penultimate episode of the season, when most of the huge showdowns have happened (see: “Battle of the Bastards,” “Blackwater”).
Posted August 16, 2017 by Kelly WooProduction on “Mission: Impossible 6″ could be shut down for at least eight weeks after star Tom Cruisesuffered an injury while performing a stunt.Cruise is famous for doing many of his own stunts. The extent of his injuries are unknown, but a source told Variety that the actor may have broken his ankle and hurt his hip.Tom Cruise gets injured doing a stunt for #MI6
Looks like he jumped to soon. pic.twitter.com/tgT0BPXHas
— BATMAN (@Batmancanseeyou) August 13, 2017A doctor is reportedly to examine Cruise this week, after which Paramount will decide how long to delay production.Filming could still wrap on time, if Cruise’s scenes are pushed to the tail end of the shoot. Video from the set shows the actor attempting to jump from one building to another, but falling short and smacking into the side of the second building. But if production does run over schedule, it’ll cause major problems for the other cast members, including Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, and Rebecca Hall, who have other projects waiting for them in the fall.”Mission: Impossible 6” is due in theaters July 27, 2018.
So this is something that [showrunner] Marco [Ramirez] was going to be a steward in writing and starting to get him on his journey in that direction. It’s fun because now you get to see Luke function with a more human side. The differences between our characters and between us as people sort of helps to play out this relationship, and we embrace that, because that’s the humor of sort of opposites trying to fit together, trying to work together, and trying to become a “dynamic duo” of sorts. They know that he had a wife. He’s lived a life in secrecy, on the run. He doesn’t feel like he has to hide things. But ultimately, he sort of has freedom now to explore.It changes his personality, I think. Everyone knows what his real name is. It’s not that. I think as far as working in this business, you have a chemistry that you have in life. Things happen.Needless to say, the history is there, but I think for the audience, it adds a different color to it, adds a level to the interaction between everyone. It’s really great what we’re doing so far, and I’m really happy about the writing. Did you give a little extra time to the Luke and Danny relationship?I don’t think we had to. We’ve crossed paths quite a few times. You have to figure out what you’re going to do for a living — there’s a lot of pressure to figure out what’s the next move for him.So what I want to explore, and what’s going to be really interesting for the second season, is seeing how he handles these newfound freedoms. So it’s like a weird thing: for everybody else, it seems like it’s brand new, but for us, we palled around because we’ve seen each other at junkets, we’ve seen each other at press, we’ve done press together.Finn [Jones] I’d met a few times, but briefly because he’s coming from the UK, or he was actually not around. It’s just sometimes things work in a weird way. What does it open up for him? So they’re kind of reluctant to do their thing, but I think that’s the best part about it, trying to ease into the situation where we’re going to fight together one way or the other, and trying to see how that’s going to play itself out.In terms of revisiting Luke, what were the fun new sides of him that you were able to explore? We have a great rapport. We started to touch on it maybe halfway through the season, of last first season, but there was a lot of other things going on. We’re not alike, but that’s part of what makes it work.Now that you’ve had this swing again at Luke, and you’ll going to carry what happened to him in “Defenders” over to another season of “Luke Cage,” what’s got you excited about perpetuating the character, staying in him and moving him forward from here?The most exciting part about moving him forward from here is trying to figure out really how to actually live a life now. I’ve come into contact with Charlie [Cox]. I’ve known Krysten [Ritter] for a while now. No one’s looking for a buddy or a sidekick. We’re very different, same way Jessica and I are different. Dialogue, any little thing that sort of didn’t rub right, I felt like I could come to Marco and he would be open to suggestion.I think that they things we didn’t want to touch on now and be left to our own show, they left those things alone. Every time they see Misty talking to Claire, they’re thinking about that. There’s that added thing. So it’s not an alpha male thing, but it is an alpha ego thing, and I think everybody has their own agenda, and no one’s eager to be friends.No one’s looking for a team up. I can’t wait to continue to shoot some more and see where we are by the end of the season, but I’m really happy about the direction so far. It does sort of keep you from doing things the way you would like to do them, and there’s a lot of expectation, a lot of responsibility. It didn’t feel like it was unusual in the least, really. Now it’s about living a life with this “impediment.” Because being a superhero as they say, being a person with abilities, it’s not necessarily a good thing. It’s just a different kind of thing. Is there something that’s going to come up?” Just makes it more interesting. What was a new challenge that they threw at you?I think Luke is now at a stage where he’s not running from the law anymore. Probably everybody knows what his old name was. He’s aware that there are things out there that he can’t do as a “man of the people,” as the hero of Harlem, or whatever he wants to kind of call himself. They know that he was in prison. The differences sort of make it humorous sometimes. But I’ll give Marvel and the writers and Netflix and everybody all credit: I’d say maybe 20 years ago if we were doing this, there would be scenes where girls are dressed a little skimpy, and it’d be a little weird. Everyone knows his power. It wasn’t as if we were completely unfamiliar with each other, and I think it just felt normal. It’s a new chapter in his life. I think for us, we banter a bit. He’s more relaxed. We’re going to see some other exploration for the character. Posted August 16, 2017 by Scott HuverNow that Luke Cage is out of prison, he’s proving he can work and play well with others — namely, the other four superheroic leads of the Netflix-Marvel series now united in “Marvel’s The Defenders.” And actor Mike Colter’s happy to be a team player, too: after a years-long build-up, he’s taking his place in the ensemble and adding Cage’s bulletproof muscle to the group.While Cage initially has no direct connection to the villainous ninja death cult The Hand which the heroes band together from their various New York City boroughs to battle, the backdrop is still particularly provocative for him: Luke suddenly finds his past and current paramours — Jessica Jones, Misty Knight, and Claire Temple, respectively — regularly crossing paths. But I don’t think we’re going to stoop to like, girls have to fight about Luke openly, because ultimately, they’re all adults. He’s not an open book, but he does have a lot less to hide now. Was there some fun friction and chemistry that you saw in the new guys you were playing with, like Finn and Charlie?I think the best part about it is that we basically have, whether we want to admit it or not, there are four alphas — I wouldn’t say alpha male, but alpha personalities. He’s more open. We sort of are alike, but very different, and I think that’s from visualization. How does his life change from now on moving forward? You can be with someone you can’t stand, honestly, and that doesn’t mean that it won’t come off on screen well.There are so many ways to look at it, even when you have a love affair on screen, you have a romantic relationship on screen, you have a friendship, and it doesn’t mean you actually have it in life. Every time they see Misty come into contact with Jessica Jones for the first time, it’s like, “Oh, what’s going to happen here?” Or Jessica coming into contact with Claire.All this underneath it all, the audience is sort of intrigued to see and to wonder, “Is there something there? I think they’re pulling back on this whole thing of, well, he slept with multiple girls, and now these girls are going to have a little catfight over him. Him dealing with his own powers out in the public and openly.Luke has a colorful romantic history, and some of these women are in the same room together with him here. They’re all adults here. Even Krysten’s character, everybody has their own thing. That’s just kind of how it is.As good as the writers, directors and producers are, and as deeply they do know all these characters, did you feel a little bit like you were Luke’s custodian, in making sure that he always came off the way that you and Cheo [Hodari Coker] have envisioned him?Yeah, that, too, but also this being another direction: when he gets out of prison, he does change his path a bit. There’s really not that many secrets now.So now he’s just enjoying himself and trying to figure out how to function in this world openly as a hero that people are aware of. He’s more jovial. And what is it like to sort of be a person that when you walk down the street, everybody knows who he is?It’s a different level. Nobody’s eager to be friends. That must have been fun to figure out how to play the sort of romantic tensions that are in his life right now.Yeah, I think for most of the audience, I think people are always eager to see how this is going to play out. I think either you have this ability or you don’t. Cheo was involved, I think, Melissa [Rosenberg] — all the writers sort of chimed in, I think, to give their opinions about drafts to make sure that it felt right.And yes, for sure, I definitely played the custodian of Luke because I wanted to make sure that if something didn’t feel right or if something didn’t make sense, we didn’t spin him in the wrong way. They make decisions and things happen. But we are characters so I think on screen, it felt like it was for the first time.What did you enjoy about the way the characters’ dynamics played out once they started butting up against each other? So our personalities aren’t that far apart, but there’s a lot of things we have in common, and a lot of things that we’re completely off on.But we embrace those. It is an impediment. There was this thing about making sure every character, made sure everybody knew what they were doing, and if it didn’t feel right, we could talk to Marco, and he was pretty open about helping us.Did you and Finn spend a little extra time making sure that the heroes for hire had a dynamic that a lot of fans familiar with the long “Power Man & Iron Fist” partnership are looking forward to seeing, so that it would play just the right way? Sometimes those things don’t actually line up. And, as Colter tells Moviefone, while those awkward ex encounters may not be as violent as the ninja battles, they still leave a mark.Moviefone: With all the build up to “The Defenders” and all the anticipation, what was it like when you finally got in the room with everybody to shoot some scenes, and what were the surprises that you didn’t anticipate about the whole thing?Mike Colter: From the outside, it always seems like actors, when they’re on a screen together, aren’t familiar with one another.
I thought he was a tremendous Batman. But he’s not gonna do that movie, I don’t think. Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. Casey Affleck told Boston sports radio station WEEI that he doesn’t think his older brother Ben Affleck will star in “The Batman” standalone film, following “Justice League.” Here’s that part of the conversation (watch the video below):Host Rich Keefe: “There’s a rumor. He was great. Keefe said he heard it first from Casey Affleck and he’s going to tweet that out.You can watch Casey say it around the 6 minute mark. I was just kinda making that up.”Well, it’s news now! “The Batman” — originally meant to be written, directed by, and starring Ben Affleck — is now being directed by Matt Reeves, with a new script, and starring … They said to me, ‘We want you to be our Batman and I believe them.'”At the very least, he’ll be in “Justice League,” and he told Entertainment Weekly this Batman “is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed” than the Bruce Wayne of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”:”BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. It’s also not clear how much he knows about Ben’s Batman future.At Comic-Con last month, Ben Affleck seemed to shut down the rumors that his future as Batman was “in doubt,” saying, “Being Batman is the coolest f–ing part in any universe. It’s f–ing amazing [to] have this history of this great studio… … [Everyone laughs] No, he was great. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.””Justice League” opens November 17th. Like us on Facebook. He sounds serious, not like he was just making it up, but that might also just be his deadpan humor. He was a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way. Is that breaking news? I’m so thrilled to do it. I’m sure you don’t like being asked about your brother, but there is a rumor that he is not going to be in the standalone Batman movie. we’ll see what happens with it.[via: The Wrap]Want more stuff like this? I don’t know if you have any insight on that?”Casey Affleck: “Um. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. [Sighs.] I thought he was an OK Batman. Posted August 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe Batfleck rumors may be true.
20 at 9 p.m. Every episode is better than the last, and the ratings have reflected that. I have just cried my eyes out at #GameofThrones episode 6 that’s just been leaked 💔
— Leigh-anne Prentice (@Leighanne_Ox) August 16, 2017I’ve watched the leaked episode 6 of #GameOfThrones 3 times today. Like us on Facebook. #gameofthronespic.twitter.com/XRhWryDuTt
— Britni (@brit_tweets) August 16, 2017It is ironic that HBO and the “Game of Thrones” showrunners are in this frustrating leak/hack predicament when Season 7 is truly their shining moment. However, unlike the pure awe that greeted “The Spoils of War,” Episode 6 is leaving many fans in tears.Here are some reactions:I’m not okay after watching episode 6, I just want to cry 😭 so heart breaking 💔#GameOfThrones#GoTS7e6
— Emily Smart (@EmSmartt) August 16, 2017#GameOfThrones episode 6 had me crying!!!!! Like Episode 4, Episode 6 is being lauded as one of the best episodes ever. Season 7 only has this Episode 6 and then the Episode 7 finale to go. I regret nothing. So now Episode 6 is wandering the Internet. Hopefully the finale isn’t leaked in advance, too, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt the ratings. Posted August 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneBe careful, “Game of Thrones” fans. It just might hurt people who stumble on spoilers online when they didn’t want to know anything in advance. 😭😭😭😭😭🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Mylbon Avila (@MylbonAvila) August 16, 2017JUST WATCHED THE GAME OF THRONES S7 EP 6 LEAK AND I AM NOT OKAY THIS IS THE BEST EPISODE BY FAR I HAVE TEARS AND I AM SHOOK #GameOfThrones
— Selv (@Selv_am) August 16, 2017I watched the leaked episode of #GameOfThrones & it was all too much & now I have a headache from crying. BEST EPISODE YET!! We’ll have to see how HBO handles these internal episode leaks in the year (or two?) before the final Season 8 premieres. ep. 6!!!😭😭 this breaks my heart #GameOfThrones
— Cherries (@cherry_codimdim) August 16, 2017As if I wasn’t feeling emotional enough … IT’S THAT GOOD. on HBO.Want more stuff like this? Season 7, Episode 6 was leaked in advance, but watching it early may just leaving you an emotional wreck for four extra days.HBO has been a complete sieve this year, and after the Star India leak of Episode 4, we now have two different HBO platforms in Europe accidentally airing Episode 6 days in advance. This episode is why it’s the best show on earth. — Beth Johnston 🔋 (@bethrajohnston) August 16, 2017I am not sorry i watched the leaked version of episode 6. — R o u s e l l e ® (@Rouselle) August 16, 2017The aftermath of Episode 6. Best episode yet of season 7. Season 7, Episode 6 will air (again) on Sunday, Aug. #GameOfThrones
— CHANEL 🌹 (@CHXN3L) August 16, 2017I think the audience is going to be angry by the end of episode 6 #GameOfThrones
— Flaurent Soki (@IamFlaurentSoki) August 16, 2017I can’t even explain my feels for Episode 6. #GameOfThrones
— frank (@FrangelTy) August 16, 2017That episode is too much to handle!
But kind of felt like if I was going to speak the truth I should speak truth to you.”Stephen Colbert: “Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond?”Daniel Craig: “Yes.”The audience cheered.Daniel Craig: “I couldn’t be happier.”Craig said he’s known he would return for a couple of months now. He apologized for being cagey to other reporters earlier that same day, playing it cool on the Bond return, saving his scoop for Colbert.For a full year now, we’ve had back-and-forth rumors about who might replace Daniel Craig as the next Bond — since he was so burned out by “Spectre” that he joked he’d rather slash his wrists than play James Bond again. Abrams”) and Colbert admitting he has a crush on Craig’s wife, the amazing Rachel Weisz:Want more stuff like this? “I think this is it. Daniel Craig has finally confirmed — on tape, no less — that he will return as James Bond. (Colbert even asked him about that.)Watch the full interview for a lot more, including Daniel Craig explaining how he got to play a Stormtrooper in “The Force Awakens” (“I slept with J.J. I just want to go out on a high note, and I can’t wait.”Craig shared the news on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” while promoting “Logan Lucky.” There was some build-up to the news, with Craig acknowledging he’d been “cagey” in prior interviews:Daniel Craig: “I have been doing interviews all day and people have been asking me and I think I’ve been rather coy. Like us on Facebook. Posted August 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s official: Our long international shaken-and-stirred nightmare is over. He also mostly confirmed this will be his final Bond film.
Like us on Facebook. She has a wild sense of humor.Cate Blanchett is such a legend. He’s also talked about how Wonder Woman could beat Thor in a fight, and Charlize Theron should be the next Bond after Daniel Craig because “she scares the hell out of me, and I think she could beat the sh*t out of me and most villains out there.””Thor: Ragnarok” opens November 3. You walk in and you’re doing all the usual polite chats, and she’s like, “Chris, what are you doing? Hemsworth gets intimidated pretty often, though. I have to drop the facade.”The leading-man facade?Kind of. [Laughs] I don’t know why. Posted August 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneWhen two superstar Chrises meet, it’s not surprising to hear the ground quakes and a man-crush is born. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Chris Pratt, but he confessed to ELLE that he was shaken meeting Star-Lord.Here’s that part of Hemsworth’s Q&A with ELLE:ELLE: When was the last time you were intimidated by another man?The first time I really met Chris Pratt—and went on set with him and the Guardians—I was weirdly shaken. She’s like, “I’m a human being. Thor will next be seen with the Hulk in “Thor: Ragnarok.” That co-stars another person Hemsworth was intimidated by, Cate Blanchett (Hela):ELLE: Tell us something we wouldn’t expect about Cate Blanchett.She calls you on your sh*t straightaway. He’s just so charismatic. Really, that’s the story you’re gonna tell?” And you’re like, “Sh*t, I’m not going to get away with anything with this lady. Act normal.” Before you know it, you’re drinking and telling stories and cracking jokes. Which is intimidating. You know, she’s Cate Blanchett, for God’s sake! There’s quite a feeling of wanting to impress her. And good at what he does.Yep, sounds like a crush. Now that Pratt is single and might have more free time, maybe he and Hemsworth should put some work into this bromance and see it fully blossom.Pratt and his fellow “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be in “Avengers: Infinity War” with Thor and company. “Avengers: Infinity War” opens May 4, 2018.Want more stuff like this?
Plus the whole “Confederate” controversy. So despite this new leak, there’s every chance “Death Is the Enemy” (the supposed title of Episode 6) will have record ratings too.Still. Sounds like it’s time to Dracarys more employees!”Game of Thrones” Season 7 just faced its third known internal leak of the year. The ep also spread to Reddit and beyond, with all current links being removed. You’d think this was an awful time for HBO, but “The Spoils of War” was the most-watched episode ever, to that point, despite the leak. If you want to go full conspiracy theory, maybe it’s a way to get the rest of the viewers around the world obsessively watching their own HBO On Demand set-ups to see if Episode 6 magically pops up. Since it was not a low-quality leak like Episode 4, we now have to see if that changes anything for the overall Sunday night ratings. But lucky subscribers. That’s its own trouble. Episode 5 “Eastwatch” just upped the ante to claim the throne as the most-watched episode to this point. 20 at 9 p.m. Gracias, HBO Spain!That was enough time for the episode to be shared online, with confirmation that it’s legit — and, unlike “The Spoils of War” — in HD. Posted August 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneWhat in the seven hells is happening at HBO? on HBO (unless you see it sooner).Want more stuff like this? Yes, third. That had to be from someone inside. The second was the Star India release of Season 7, Episode 4, “The Spoils of War,” a few days ahead of the scheduled air date. (It probably won’t.)This is all separate from the hackers leaking information. The first would be the full Season 7 breakdown that was leaked several months before the season even premiered. 20 premiere date.Oops. And now, TVLine reports, HBO Spain accidentally made Season 7, Episode 6 available On Demand for its subscribers for a full hour, several days ahead of the Aug. Like us on Facebook. What is going on? It’ll premiere this Sunday, Aug.
It felt so different from some of the stuff I’ve been doing lately.A very different role for you, and just a very different kind of movie. And for my young son to see a woman also have full careers and full lives, and hopefully both kids will see that their parents work really hard for the life that they’re living. I think the show should stick with what it’s been really set up to achieve, and the third season is really about “Can a successful woman find love with a man without having to put herself down?” And we really explore that conversation, and then Rachel really sort of does a feminist thing, which is she attacks her past and says “How am I going to fix my past, so I can be a better version of myself today and move forward and create a better life for myself?”So, it gets really deep and quite dark, which tends to happen in “UnREAL,” and we end up in a really good place. I’m kind of coming off sort of bitchy. It’s not a huge cause, but that’s a huge cause to me because these are the two little people that I’m responsible for.It is very hard to be a working woman because you take time away from your children but you have to keep reminding yourself, “I’m a role model.” My daughter sees what it means to go on set and her mommy works, her mommy can be the boss and women can achieve that. Or do I just need them to find something that they’re passionate about, that makes them excited? Did you feel like it needed a course correction for Season 3?Yeah, it needed a course correction. I mean, I’m just endlessly proud of him, and he’s really passionate, and really inspiring, and he’s a really great person to wake up next to.It’s great that as things are happening for both of you, you’re career-adjacent. “Does this feel believable? People are like, “Do you want to be in these,” I’m like “Right now I just want to get these shows on the air!” I just really want to have success in this.Yes, I always sort of admired a lot of directors. Like, we are both ready to retire if the other person can figure it out, so that’s a big thing. So that will be interesting, and then we will see how the third season does.I know some people thought that there were things a bit off about Season 2. I produced for the first time this web series for Alloway called “Dating Rules for my Future Self” and I was really committed from day one of prep to the last day of edit, and when they asked me to star in the second season, she said “Tell them you’ll only do it if you can direct.” And so, she really gave me the push to stand up and say “I’m ready to do this.” I really learned that it’s constantly using your voice and saying “I’m ready for more.” Right now, I’m pushing and asking for two episodes in the second season.And what’s been wonderful is that I do have this vast amount of experience and I’ve worked with really wonderful directors from Mike Nichols to David Gordon Green to J.J. So I just felt like it was a great, well-written role, and it was a well-written script, and then I watched Janicza’s shorts and I was incredibly impressed with her, and I just knew that she would make an outstanding first feature, and I wanted to be a part of it.The voice of the character itself, especially when she’s on her cell phone — I feel like I’ve been next to this woman in the grocery store or the movie theater.She’s not aware of how loud she’s screaming on the phone demanding what it is she wants.How fun was that for you, to kind of catch that vibe and to act out those half-heard conversations?It was really fun, but at the same time I’m talking to no one! Martin [Starr] and I have known each other since “Roswell,” so it was nice to spend some time together, and it was a group of people that you really respected.Anybody that you had any downtime with, I felt like “I’m gonna take advantage of this and have some kind of meaningful conversation.” There’s always something to pick up and learn from people, so it was one of those moments when you’re like I feel really grateful that they thought of me for this role. I’m saying like, I know how they all did it, from being on this side of things, so how do I take what I’ve learned from them and create my own style. Abrams. And, how do you give that to your kids? We’ve all encountered those moments, and especially when she’s a young mother, life is stressful, she’s pregnant again. So it’s interesting that so many people have stories or personal connections to it. She really came in and stabilized the show, and the show got back to what the show is about, which is feminism.Really, we don’t need to attack any other conversations. People don’t normally think of me for a comedy, so it was really great to be given this opportunity, and to be surrounded by people that you really respect and admire.It’s been cool to see the second act that you’ve been having. And I’m like, “You have to come with me,” and he’s like, “Oh my God, please don’t make me go to any of those award shows.”So there’s a normalcy to it and I think we are both championing for the other person to be more successful. And again, he can be totally be much more successful and it’s totally fine.Do you cook for him?All the time. Do I need my kids to go to Harvard? We’ll probably finish shooting the fourth season before the third season airs. These are the themes and the conversations I’d like to be having that feels really great and to now be on the set as a director and say, “This is the way I imagine it,” and being able to make my days and keep things moving.And on “UnREAL” it’s really wonderful – being an actor on a show and directing, you’re like, “There’s a lot of things that have been untapped here.” How do we show the vulnerable sides of Constance [Zimmer’s] character, and how do we show tougher moments of Rachel, and how do we get inside of her psyche? What did you respond to in the very specific voice of Janicza Bravo that you saw here?I mean, when I saw the movie I had no idea that that was the movie that I was making that I felt like what was on the page was a really strong female character … And, I feel like the show creatively will feel much stronger than it was in the second season.Because it is all about feminism, how did the show affect or change you?Oh my goodness. Yeah, we start shooting the fourth season October 17th. Yes — “Bachelor in Paradise.” I really sure hope that that’s what our show is about in the fourth season because it’s ripe for conversation. You’ve been doing some really adventurous stuff, and now you’ve got a production shingle going. That’s why I wanted to do it. I mean, also, reality TV is a big part of our world today. A lot of women feel like there are such expectations on them that they can’t be certain ways, and this character really discusses that.And also, who she is and what she believes, she believes she is a feminist but yet her job is telling her to tear women down. And so, I think we’ve corrected a lot of those problems, and Stacy Rukeyser ran a really solid third season. Posted August 15, 2017 by Scott Huver”UnREAL” star Shiri Appleby was ready to sample a new flavor in her acting career, and “Lemon” was the combination of tart and sweet she was looking for.Directed by Sundance favorite Janicza Bravo, who co-wrote the screenplay with her husband and the film’s star, Brett Gelman, “Lemon” mixes quirky family dysfunction with a haunting underbelly of despair and longing (think Wes Anderson meets Paul Thomas Anderson), casting Appleby as Ruthie, the well-meaning (if often annoyingly demanding in customer service calls), very pregnant sister of Gelman’s falling-apart lead, Isaac.As Appleby explains to Moviefone, the role provided a fun departure from her hit series “UnREAL” — which she assures us has regained its creative footing in its upcoming third season — her burgeoning producing and directing career, and her very real home life with the Hollywood crowd’s reigning restaurateur Jon Shook (Jon & Vinny’s, Animal, Son of a Gun) and their children.Moviefone: You look like you had a lot of fun with this one.Shiri Appleby: A lot of fun. It’s a lot of Thai food delivery, and I make food for the kids and for the family, but he usually fixes it.What else has been on your mind, away from work?I’m really focused on my kids. Janicza, when I spoke to her on the phone was really like, “Ruthie is the light of this family.” It’s obviously a very dark, heavy family, and the fact that she’s sort of the sparkly energy within this group, I really respond to that.And I really liked the idea that I was in the handful of beats that I’m in the movie, I was emotionally going all over the place. How’s this gonna play?” But at the same time she pushed me to go farther and go really mean and really dark, and so just being able to stretch in that way was something that I was really attracted to.Did you pick up from anybody that you’d run into in public that was sort of that person?Myself, maybe, at times! Do I need my kids to go to Stanford? And it’s been really exciting for me, again, to just have a voice.So in terms of moving forward, I’m really grateful that “UnREAL” is getting another season, but I’m really looking to the future of like how do I really create this production shingle to be a really strong voice and a real provider of female stories? Because this has been a wild year for news coming out of shows like the ones “UnREAL” satirizes. And so to think that we did pave a way, there is success in that.Have you had conversations since “UnREAL” came out with people who have actually participated in shows like “The Bachelor”?Endlessly, and they all want to say “Oh the show’s based on me. What are you thinking about for the future?I’ve been working since I was a kid in this business, and I feel like I’m starting my career over again. What was that experience like?Well, all the actors in the movie were people that I would hope to work with. And I really want to continue to direct and helm those things, and find young writers that I really believe in and start to champion them.Had that always been a burning desire in your earliest acting days?Absolutely. It’s really important to me. That’s something I’m really, really inspired and passionate, working really hard towards. Well, it’s given my whole career a whole other boost again, so that’s been wonderful. My whole life, when I’m not at work, is really on “How do you raise good people and what does that really mean?” Now we are looking at schools, and it’s like, what am I trying to achieve by sending my kids to school. No, no, no. Season 2 was not us at our best, by any means. That’s been really enjoyable. Oh, with Jon? One of the successes of the second season, for as shaky as the story telling was, is we did have the first black bachelor, and they just had the first black bachelorette. The great part is that we definitely have our own careers, and that’s really wonderful for us as a family, for both people to feel like individuals and to have our own successes, and so that’s really great.Our jobs sometimes [converge]: he’s catering the Emmy party, but he’s catering the Emmy party. I became really close with Rhea Perlman. I dated a lot of directors, and I had a wonderful female director I worked with, Liz Allan, and she really gave me the push. You’re not deep in the exact same thing. I’ve been taught by some of the greatest people at it, so I’m really excited about having my shot.And there’s the day job, of course, on “UnREAL.”I love acting. I go to work every day at Appletree. The weight of the world is constantly on you physically when you’re pregnant, and so if things aren’t going your way, it’s cause for anxiety.How nice that with all of the great actors that were recruited for this that you guys did get one big scene where most of you were together. People are like, “Does he cook?” He doesn’t really cook at home that much because by the time he comes home he’s like, “Don’t make me look at a knife.” It’s a lot of Thai food. Absolutely.So you didn’t turn a corner and say, “I’ve gotta make shows for me to act in”?No, and it’s really not even about that. Being able to actually connect with the people that are watching the show in that deeper way has been great.And the show’s also allowed me to produce, and has allowed me to direct, so it’s given me a platform. I think that there was a lot of problems behind the scenes. The man running the world is a reality star.What’s been fun and/or weird about being part of a Hollywood power couple? The show’s based on me, right?”That’s why they’re on shows like that.Yeah, and producers on the show are saying it, too, and I’m like “I’m pretty sure I know exactly who this character is written about and it’s not you,” but it’s wild that so many people relate to it. But you’re at the forefront of having a conversation of what is life like for women, so women are connecting to the show and to you in different ways. I’ve always felt like I’ve had this potential inside, but they’re allowing me to actually make it happen.Are you keeping an eye on the actual reality series world? And so women are constantly feeling at odds about those things, and I don’t know if those were conversations that I was completely aware of until I became part of the show and started having the dialogue and hearing other women speak. It’s just life. We’re busy trying to sell shows and option books and articles, so it’s been really exciting cause I’m learning a totally different side of the business and now I’ve got a handle on it and putting things together and it’s really finding my voice.The role of the actor is somewhat limited in the sense that your job is to perform what somebody else has in mind, it’s sort of kind of stay out of the way, and so now to have a strong voice and put shows together …