Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) again attempts to save the world — and keep dear Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) out of danger — in Iron Man 3, opening this week. If you're not already convinced you need to see the new installment, check out all the action-packed pictures of Downey, Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle, and the rest of the cast.
After great Iron Man movies and an Avengers film, it's fair to assume that it's only a matter of time before we get tired of seeing these guys. But Iron Man 3 is not only equally fantastic as its predecessors; it's also the most emotional and most focused installment in the franchise to date. The secret to the success of the film? Giving the audience something they haven't seen before: a different side of Tony, a brand-new suit, and a villain that hits very close to home. Of course, the magic of Robert Downey Jr. is the key ingredient in making these films endlessly fun.
Iron Man 3 opens to the tune of Eiffel 65's song "Blue," which is fitting not just as a cue to the introductory '90s flashback, but because it describes Tony Stark's present-day state of mind. After coming face to face with some aliens (in The Avengers), he's tired, he's anxious, and he's feeling overprotective of his girlfriend, Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow), all of which makes Tony even more relatable as a character. Superheroes: they're just like us! It doesn't help matters that there's a terrorist on the loose who calls himself The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), and Tony's penchant for getting himself into trouble quickly makes him a huge target. To find out why Iron Man 3 is a must see, just read more
Don Cheadle takes on a new challenge as Lt. Col. James Rhodes in Iron Man 3, sporting a superhero suit of his own as the Iron Patriot. We caught up with the actor at a recent press day for the movie, where he talked about the "cumbersome" and "tricky" costume and hinted that his character might appear in the Avengers sequel. Lindsay's wardrobe provided by Clover Canyon.
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As Lt. Col. Rhodes in Iron Man 3, Don Cheadle gets the chance to try on a superhero suit of his own. The actor, who moonlights as the Iron Patriot in the new film, told us his own suit weighed "about 100 pounds more" than Iron Man's. Despite it, he said he hopes he gets to reunite with Robert Downey Jr. again for another film in the franchise and has always "been a fan" of action movies like this one.
Ben Affleck and his brother, Casey Affleck, were seen boarding a private jet with Ben's wife, Jennifer Garner, and their pal Don Cheadle yesterday as they left St. Lucia. On a later plane, Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky, caught a flight from the Caribbean along with Jimmy Kimmel and his fiancé, Molly McNearney. The celebs were on the tropical island to watch as Matt and Luciana Damon renewed their wedding vows.
According to reports, the Damons rented out the entire Sugar Beach resort to celebrate their marriage after nearly eight years of wedded bliss. Their four daughters, Gia, Isabella, Alexia, and Stella, were there to witness the happy occasion. Matt and Luciana married in a small Manhattan ceremony in December 2005, and their weekend party gave them the chance to have the big blowout wedding they didn't do the first time around. For their vow renewal ceremony, which was officiated by Jimmy Kimmel, Matt wore a light suit and Luciana had a special gown from Naeem Khan, a friend of their family. The Damons and their guests wrapped things up with a cocktail party on a tiki-torch-lined beach.
Iron Man 3's May 3 release date may feel miles away, but at least we have a few teases from the film to check out until then. So far, we've gotten a peek at returning alums Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle, and a few new characters have made their debut as well. Click through to see Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin, and all the rest of the teasing one-sheets.
Showtime stars got together at LA's Chateau Marmont last night to celebrate the network's Golden Globe nominees. The cast of Homeland, including Morena Baccarin, Damien Lewis, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and more, toasted their best TV series nomination. It was Claire's first public event since giving birth to son Cyrus last month, and she had husband Hugh Dancy by her side for support. She's also up for best actress at today's big event; make sure to fill out your Golden Globes ballot for the chance to win $1,500 and an iPad mini.
Liev Schreiber, who stars in the network's upcoming Ray Donovan, attended with Naomi Watts, who is in the running for best actress. House of Lies's actor Don Cheadle and Episodes' Matt LeBlanc mingled during the dinner despite being up against each other in the best actor in a TV musical or comedy category. Make sure to check back today at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST for our LIVE red carpet Golden Globes viewing party!
Denzel Washington has already proven his superhuman skills at stopping trains on-screen, but now it appears he's just as apt at landing planes. In Flight, Washington plays Whip, an airline pilot who miraculously lands a plane as it's about to crash. While he is initially celebrated as an American hero for saving the lives of almost all the passengers, eventually investigations surface and questions about the alcohol content in his blood arise. Attorneys scramble to figure out if they have a case against Whip, but soon realize that no one else could have landed that flight safely.
I didn't expect to be as excited by this trailer as I am. I love that director Robert Zemeckis paired it with the haunting "Gimme Shelter" and Washington, Don Cheadle, and John Goodman make for a compelling cast. It also doesn't look like a straightforward hero story; Whip clearly has his own demons, which come into play when he has to deal with the public backlash caused by his investigation. It also opens the door that it may not have been his skills as a pilot, but divine intervention that saved the plane. The flick comes out Nov. 2, and you can watch the trailer when you read more.
The major networks aren't the only ones trotting out new midseason shows; Showtime is getting in on the fun with tonight's premiere of House of Lies. The 30-minute comedy has a great cast that includes Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell as slick, fast-talking management consultants.
- What it's about: Cheadle leads the way as Marty, who has essentially sold his soul for a fat paycheck, along with the three other people on his team (Bell, Ben Schwartz, and Josh Lawson). Marty's not all business though; he's got a "psycho" ex-wife who works for a competing firm, and a young son whose top priorities are shoe shopping and landing the role of Sandy in the school production of Grease.
- Where it works: Cheadle is as excellent as always, and getting an inside look into Marty's world is appealing, especially since this is Showtime we're talking about here. Whether or not the raunchy debauchery that Marty gets into is realistic, it makes for good entertainment.
- Where it doesn't: Though I laughed a couple of times, sometimes the pilot feels too smug for its own good. There's also the issue that Marty consistently freezes time to break the fourth wall and explain what he's thinking, which is a little too reminiscent of Zack Morris's timeouts on Saved by the Bell.
- You might like this show if: You're into Showtime's Californication; the humor is similar and there's just as much nudity.
- When it's on: Sundays at 10 p.m.
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