Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
If you spent all weekend binging Luke Cage, as we did, you probably came away marveling at Mahershala Ali. While he’s been doing fine work for years, 2016 seems destined to go down as the year he really broke out, between his Marvel villain turn and his highly praised performances in films like Moonlight. And his winning streak doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.
Ali is in negotiations to join Alita: Battle Angel, Robert Rodriguez‘s adaptation of the popular manga. Rosa Salazar stars as the title character and Christoph Waltz and Jackie Earle Haley are also among the cast. James Cameron is producing. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Here’s hoping you had the foresight to clear your calendar for this weekend, because in case you’ve forgotten, we’re just a few days away from the highly anticipated premiere of Luke Cage. And if you really did forget, Netflix has one more Luke Cage trailer here today to remind you.
Following the events of Jessica Jones, Luke heads uptown to hide out in Harlem… only to find himself battling a whole new bunch of baddies, like crime boss Cornell Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and politician Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). Fortunately, he has some new friends, too, including Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), who first crossed paths with Luke in Jessica Jones, and Misty Knight (Simone Missick). Oh, and Method Man. Turns out the rapper’s a big fan, in the most endearing scene from the Luke Cage trailer. Check out the latest Luke Cage trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Luke Cage doesn’t premiere on Netflix until the end of the month, but Marvel isn’t being shy with the new clips. The first few teases showed off Mike Colter as Power Man himself, with the unbreakable skinned superhero absorbing punishment, dishing out pain, and finding himself in need of some new clothes. The newest clip places the focus on one of the chief villains he’ll be battling during the show’s first season: Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, played by House of Cards and The Hunger Games series star Mahershala Ali.
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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
John Glenn might get most of the glory for being the first American to orbit Earth, but behind him were dozens of brilliant scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, and more working to make his journey happen. The new movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three of them.
Taraji P. Henson leads the cast as NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her pioneering work. Octavia Spencer plays fellow NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughn, and Janelle Monáe rounds out the central trio as NASA engineer Mary Jackson.
Also starring are Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, and Glen Powell as John Glenn. Watch the first Hidden Figures trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones were based in Hell’s Kitchen, but perhaps after realizing that a neighborhood of one square mile can only sustain so many superheroes at a time, Netflix’s next Marvel hero is headed uptown. Luke Cage picks back up with the unbreakable badass we last saw in Jessica Jones. Nowadays, though, his concern is protecting his neighborhood of Harlem.
The show promises to feature a few familiar faces, like Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and of course Mike Colter as Luke Cage. But he’ll be making some new friends as well, like Simone Missick‘s Misty Knight, and facing off against a number of baddies including Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), Shades (Theo Rossi), and Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard, playing a completely different MCU character from the one we saw in Captain America: Civil War). Watch the latest Luke Cage trailer below.
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Casting for Luke Cage, from Marvel and Netflix, has really exploded over the last few days. We already knew Mike Coulter would play the title character — he also appears in the series Jessica Jones, which has finished shooting — and that Alfre Woodard would play a major character. Then Theo Rossi was cast as Shades, Rosario Dawson‘s character Claire Temple was added to the roster, and Simone Missick was added as Misty Knight.
Now Mahershala Ali, of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, will play Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. And Luke Cage‘s companion series Daredevil has a new player for its second season, too, as Stephen Rider (The Butler) will have a new regular role. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Three years, three films, and $2.3 billion in ticket sales have all been leading to this. The Hunger Games franchise comes to a (hopefully spectacular) end this fall with Mockingjay – Part 2, and lest you forget Lionsgate has just released a new series of posters for the sequel. In them, Katniss and company get their game faces on. See all the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 character posters after the jump. Read More »
Below you’ll find the first official image of a grimy, cautious Matthew McConaughey on the battlefield in the film The Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross, the Civil War drama features McConaughey as Newton Knight, who leads the residents of Jones County, Mississippi in a bid to secede from the Confederacy. The film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali. Check out the full Free State of Jones photo below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
The residents of District 13 seem to have a thing for grey, but the warriors of District 13 are all about the color black. All the better to look badass, I guess. A new batch of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay posters introduce the resistance fighters, including Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Cressida (Natalie Dormer). Check out the new The Hunger Games Mockingjay posters after the jump.
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