Jessica Biel & Natalie Dormer Grace Yahoo! Style’s Digital Mag Launch

Yahoo! Style is a new digital magazine that’s obviously part of the Yahoo! family, and to kick things off the mag features interviews with Jessica Biel and Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer.

Actress Jessica Biel, who serves Yahoo Style’s first cover girl, talked about working with her brother Justin Biel and Grason Ratowsky on the Denver based company BARE. Created just last year, BARE sells eco-conscious bags made out of burlap coffee sacks.

Jessica Biel - Yahoo! Style
Jessica Biel – Yahoo Style

Biel supported her brother on his new venture, and also offered creative advice. “I wanted the bags to be big and more elegant-feeling in terms of what kind of leather we were using, what kind of hardware we were using,” said Biel during her Yahoo Style interview. “Given the raw quality of the burlap, I wanted a nice element of luxury there.”

As for the Natalie Dormer interview, she was pretty spot on when discussing what makes her role as political and social opportunist Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones) so unique:

It’s kind of refreshing as a woman not to be playing a character that’s just defined by whom she’s in love with, to be honest. With Margaery, political ambition is motivating her—her relationships with all these different men has an agenda.

Natalie Dormer - Yahoo! Style
Natalie Dormer – Yahoo! Style

There’s also a pretty cool “Yahoo!-ed Myself” video with Dormer in which she talks about why she puts as little make-up as possible when she’s not on a job. The “Yahoo!-ed Myself” will be an ongoing series under the Yahoo! Style umbrella.


‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Blu-Ray Scares Up October Release

Deliver Us From Evil, the horror-thriller headlined by Eric Bana, comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 28 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The story is inspired by former NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie’s (Bana) experiences with the paranormal in the streets of New York. Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty) is the priest who helps Sarchie combat this unspeakable evil, with Joel McHale also starring as Sarchie’s NYPD partner.

Special features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include: director’s commentary and the featurette “Illuminating Evil: Making Deliver Us From Evil.” The featurette takes an in-depth look at writer/director Scott Derrickson’s step by step process in getting the project to the silver screen (the movie is based on the book penned by Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool).

Deliver Us From Evil Blu-ray cover - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Deliver Us From Evil Blu-ray cover – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Blu-ray exclusive bonus features include:

  1. Deliver us From Evil – How the production created the demonic presence that’s featured in the film.
  2. The Two Sergeants – A look at the real life Ralph Sarchie and actor Eric Bana.
  3. The Demon Detective – An interview with Ralph Sarchie, who discusses his faith and his entryway to demonology.

‘No Good Deed’ Star Idris Elba Sets Sights On Directing

In No Good Deed, Idris Elba plays Colin, an escaped convict with a destructive fixation on women. On a stormy night, Colin’s path crosses with a frustrated suburban housewife named Terri (Taraji P. Henson), and what ensues is a deadly battle for survival. Leslie Bibb co-stars as Terri’s best friend, with Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) playing her neglectful husband.

Elba talked about his own familiarity with No Good Deed director Sam Miller. “Sam and I have worked on Luther quite a bit,” said Elba. “He’s a very good director (and has) a good eye for thriller and tension, and we needed that. We also wanted to bring a slightly different aesthetic to the film. It’s an American film and it has that Friday night popcorn (feel). But this is quite dark and edgy – the way we shot it. We tried to make it feel really claustrophobic and Sam does that really well.”

Terry (Taraji P. Henson)  Colin (Idris Elba) in Screen Gems' NO GOOD DEED.
Terry (Taraji P. Henson) Colin (Idris Elba) in Screen Gems’ NO GOOD DEED.

Elba, who also served as an executive producer No Good Deed and is an associate producer on Luther, is also setting his sights on directing a feature down the road. Thanks to his extensive work on television (The Wire, Luther) and film (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Pacific Rim), directing should be a natural process for Elba.

I asked Elba what strengths he would bring to a project as a director. Click on the Soundcloud bar to hear Elba’s answer:

No Good Deed opens nationwide September 12.