Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of Sept. 9

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 5 months ago

The best stuff from the past seven days of pop culture, plus a look ahead to the 2018 Primetime Emmys.

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Zazie Beetz in Atlanta (2016)

First-Timer of the Week

This year's field of Emmy nominees is full of first-timers, all of whom are deserving, but we want to shine the spotlight on Zazie Beetz for a second. Her Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nod is welcome recognition of her underappreciated work on "Atlanta", and it feels like the culmination of a very big year, especially coming on the heels of her breakout turn as Domino in Deadpool 2. Will she win? Who knows? But she's got momentum on her side.

Find your favorite in the field of Emmy first-timers

Matthew McConaughey in The Beach Bum (2019)

Negligee of the Week

The main thing we love about this new photo of Matthew McConaughey from the set of Harmony Korine's Beach Bum: We can totally picture the negligee coming straight out of McConaughey's wardrobe. And we fully guarantee that the look on his face is unforced and genuine. With a pair of Florida-set adventures to his credit, we do hope that Harmony has a Sunshine State trilogy planned.

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Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things (2016)

Overachieving Teen of the Week

Ready to feel bad about yourself? Millie Bobby Brown is 14 years old, has scored back-to-back Emmy nominations, and has been stealing scenes since she was 9. The only thing you stole at that age was your brother's bike. As the "Stranger Things" star gets ready for Monday night's Emmy telecast, we're taking a look back at her (already) impressive career.

Get to Know Millie's Early Roles

Michael B. Jordan in Creed II (2018)

Badass Boxer of the Week

Forget Saturday's Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch; we've got a new batch of photos of Michael B. Jordan in Creed II! The film hits theaters (get it?!?) on Nov. 21. And based on these pics — Jordan not only strutting to the ring as Adonis Creed but also getting close with Tessa Thompson and taking some instruction from director Steven Caple Jr. — it looks like it'll pack a punch. OK. We're done with the boxing puns.

Check out exclusive photos from Creed II and more

Nathan Fielder in Nathan for You (2013)

Emmy Slight of the Week

The fact that "Nathan for You" didn't pick up a single nomination is unforgivable — especially after a season that pushed the boundaries of comedy (and discomfort) with Islamic State group-inspired plots to overthrow Uber and a sublime, surreal two-hour finale. We can probably blame creator Nathan Fielder's hilarious plot to hack Emmy voting (complete with instructional video). But, c'mon, guys (and gals). You're telling us the return of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was more deserving of an Outstanding Comedy Series nod?

See our list of Emmy snubs and surprises

Swamp Thing (2019)

Hard R of the Week

PG-13 superheroes are fine, but sometimes, you wanna hear the F-word. So, we were profanely pumped to learn the upcoming "Swamp Thing" series, debuting next year as part of the DC Universe streaming service, will be an R-rated affair. And we're talking hard R. With producer James Wan (the Conjuring series) on board and a promise from fellow producer Gary Dauberman that the series will get "graphic with the violence and adult themes," we're in. F--k yeah!

All the dirty details about "Swamp Thing"

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in Outlander (2014)

TV Trailer of the Week

Our favorite time-traveling romance series has taken its star-crossed lovers from 18th-century Scotland and Paris to the Caribbean, and this season Clare and Jamie Fraser are taking on the New World. We got a first look this week with the Season 4 trailer, which shows the trials and tribulations the couple face when Clare’s 1960s sensibilities hit the injustices of 18th-century Georgia head on. "Outlander" Season 4 premieres Nov. 4 on STARZ.

Check out the "Outlander" Season 4 trailer

Dafne Keen at an event for Logan (2017)

Fantasy TV Series Good News of the Week

If you’ve been getting excited for the BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy "His Dark Materials," then we have some good news for you. With the first season still in production, the fantasy series about two children coming of age as they wander through a series of parallel universes has already been renewed for an eight-episode second season. Key cast includes Dafne Keen (Logan), James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ruth Wilson. If you’re wondering where you can watch this epic fantasy series outside of the UK, fear not: HBO has acquired the worldwide rights to the series.

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Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013)

Superhero News of the Week

Five years after first playing Superman in Man of Steel, Henry Cavill looks set to hang up the red cape. Although unconfirmed, rumors abound that Cavill is parting ways with the D.C. Universe after contract negotiations broke down over a Superman cameo in Shazam!, and the focus is shifting to a Supergirl movie. As for who could next play Krypton's favorite son, a potential reboot of the character may be in the pipeline with Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan

Watch our video for more details on the DCEU shake-up

Steve McQueen at an event for Widows (2018)

Red Carpet of the Week

The red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival was been well-trodden this year by celebrities and potential Oscar contenders including Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell, and Viola Davis. But we couldn't help but smile at this photo of director Steve McQueen, who seemed bemused by fans who had brought cardboard cutouts of his face to the premiere of his latest movie, Widows. Some people have no shame.

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