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Sons of Anarchy, Season 7, Episode 7, “Greensleeves”
Directed by Paris Barclay
Written by Kurt Sutter
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm on FX
Jax Teller’s braggadocio is officially out of hand. Up to this point, the season has consisted of a variety of stupid plans from Jax, but they have seemed to be the right choice, at least from his point of view. Even if the audience can see clearly that his manipulations of rivals and lies to the club are bad ideas, his confidence in them has done enough to make his decisions believable. During Tuesday’s episode, however, Jax finally commits to throwing all caution to the wind. Having Jax stop offering any sort of explanation when he gives orders officially places the final season squarely in nonsensical territory and unmoors it from responsibility to reason all together.
The blind confidence Jax has all episode that every plan he moves »
- Whitney McIntosh
Sons of Anarchy opened with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Juice (Theo Rossi) at the fateful location where John Teller died. Instead of killing Juice for his betrayal, Jax decided to give him a mission to test his loyality to the brotherhood. Jax tells him to get himself arrested by shooting at the tires of cop cars. Once he’s inside, he’s to kill Lin (Kenneth Choi). Unbeknownst to Juice, Jax has a back-up plan in the form of Ron Tully (Marilyn Manson) should he fail.
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While overseeing Red Woody’s latest production, Jax gets a visit from Unser (Dayton Callie), who informs him that Eglee (Marya Delver) is alive and talking. Eglee told Unser that the day she was shot both Samcro and Ab were there. She has no plans on ratting anyone out, so long as she can be guaranteed her own safety. Jax »
“Greensleeves” was a bit of a reprieve from the growing body count that Sons of Anarchy has been throwing at viewers this season. Unfortunately, that didn’t keep the tragedies at bay. Even with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) attempting to come to a less bloody resolution for the conflict that he created with Marks (Billy Brown), there were too many variables at play to have predicted the outcome of tonight’s shocking final scene.
Let’s face it. Jax practically begged Marks to retaliate. He’s been stacking the odds against himself from the very beginning. Not only has he created a situation where everyone on the wrong side of the law was forced to choose a side, and even some wearing badges (it wasn’t surprising that Officer Eglee chose to remain on good terms with the club), but ultimately, it wasn’t between him and Lin. When all the chips fell, »
- Lindsay Sperling
Sons of Anarchy opened on Tuesday night with Gemma (Katey Sagal) struggling to walk down the road in spike-heeled boots following her late night confrontation with Juice (Theo Rossi), who took off with her truck. When she spots a truck stop diner down the way, she mutters, “Better have cigarettes.” Juice, meanwhile, is knocking up a convenience store.
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At Diosa, Wendy (Drea de Matteo) is outside grabbing a smoke, clearly worrying over something. Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) comes up to her to see how she’s doing. Sensing Wendy’s worked up over Jax (Charlie Hunnam), he admits that the Sons leader doesn’t have an “outer crust,” which causes him to take everything in and boil up. Bobby also acknowledges that Wendy's ex is driven by his heart before he asks her if she still loves him; she does.
After trying to reassure Nero (Jimmy Smits »
Spoiler alert: The Oct. 14 episode of Sons of Anarchy, "Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em," ended with Juice (Theo Rossi) face-to-face with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) after he tried to make an ill-advised deal with Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) offering intel on Samcro in exchange for help getting into Mexico. Episode director Guy Ferland—who's helmed many memorable hours of Soa including "The Pull," "Albification," and season 7's "Poor Little Lambs"—phoned EW from the set of Gotham, where he's in the director's chair this week, to talk about filming Juice's betrayal, that East Dub ambush, and Gemma's breakdown. EW: Let's start »
- Mandi Bierly
Airing on FX since 2008, Sons of Anarchy has long been the cable channel's biggest show. Will the final season end up being the program's biggest year in the ratings or will it fizzle at the very end? Stay tuned.
Sons of Anarchy revolves around a notorious outlaw motorcycle club as they operate an illegal arms business and protect their small California town from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. The series features the talents of Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Jimmy Smits, Drea de Matteo, David Labrava, and Niki Nicotera.
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An act of retaliation is under way. That’s nothing new for Sons of Anarchy, the FX show famous for doling out death sentences to beloved characters—except this bit of revenge is happening in between takes. It’s a September morning at Stevenson Ranch in California’s Santa Clarita Valley, and Charlie Hunnam is shooting a scene in which his character, Jax Teller, dodges gunfire from an angry redneck. After a break in the action, Hunnam delivers a quick and dirty punch to the arm of his costar Tommy Flanagan—payback for an earlier prank where Flanagan left a »
- Mandi Bierly
After Sons of Anarchy's Sept. 30 West Coast airing, #TigandVenus was trending. (Read our postmortem with Walton Goggins, who returned as transgender escort Venus Van Dam.) Still, there were other huge development in the episode as well. The Chinese not only blew up Scoops—they also staged a massacre at Diosa Norte, after Jury presumably ratted to Lin about Samcro having hit his guns and heroin shipment in episode 2. Here, creator Kurt Sutter, Jimmy Smits, Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, Katey Sagal, executive producer Paris Barclay, and Tommy Flanagan answer a few burning questions. EW: How do you think fans »
- Mandi Bierly
Sons of Anarchy “Poor Little Lams” opens with Samcro realizing that the sexually adventurous Pastor Jonathan Haddem (Marc Lear) they murdered a couple of weeks ago was someone August Marks (Billy Brown) was looking to get into business with for a low-income housing project. In order to keep everything stable, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Samcro plan on finding Haddem's wife, who could sign the deal for the housing project.
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In order to get some clues on who the wife is, they dig up Haddem’s body. Finding his phone, they uncover a video he took with Venus (Walter Goggins). Venus, who Tig (Kim Coates) has remained in touch with, helps Samcro out with some information about a lake house Hadden had brought her to. Though the gang side-eyes Tig because of his friendship with Venus, they’re happy to have her intel
Stopping at the lake house, »
Sons of Anarchy kicked off Tuesday night towards the end of Lyla shooting a scene for Redwoody’s first adult film DVD, which proves tame by comparison to the bloodletting to come.
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Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) and Tig (Kim Coates) are nearly besides themselves, while Jax (Charlie Hunnam) appreciatively calls Lyla, who was working behind the camera, a “genius.” Interrupting the celebration is August Marks (Billy Brown), who has pulled up to the lot outside. Marks has heard about the Chinese shipment getting hit and he’s more or less convinced that Samcro is behind it. He’s not buying that the two muscle men ran the operation, as he knows that the Chinese lost 4 kilos of heroin, not two. Threatening Jax, he says he’ll have no problem killing him or any of the other Sons.
Instead of meeting with Tully (Marilyn Manson) as planned, Jax »
Sons of Anarchy is set to debut its final episodes this fall as Season 7 brings this epic journey to a close. Black Widower kicks things off this Tuesday, September 9. To celebrate the arrival of all-new episodes, FX held its red carpet premiere this past weekend, and our own Ryan J. Downey was on the scene to get interviews with all of the key players.
Check it out as we chat exclusively with Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie, Drea de Matteo, Courtney Love, Annabeth Gish, Niko Nicotera, Rusty Coones and Mo McRae. Then get ready as Jax's world begins to crumble down in Sons of Anarchy Season 7.
Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's (Mc) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The Mc must confront threats from drug dealers, »
Life of Crime, Daniel Schecter’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, is now playing on VOD and in theaters. The film features younger versions of the Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson characters from another Leonard adaptation, Jackie Brown, with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) filling the roles this time around. The story features Hawkes and Bey kidnapping the trophy wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a wealthy man (Tim Robbins) only to find out he doesn’t actually want her back. The film also stars Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte. Life of Crime is loaded with juicy characters and great dialogue, and it’s definitely worth checking out. For more on the movie, read Matt’s review or watch the trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day for the film I landed an exclusive video interview with Will Forte. He talked about making Life of Crime, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Life of Crime, Daniel Schecter’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, is now playing on VOD and in theaters. The film features younger versions of the Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson characters from another Leonard adaptation, Jackie Brown, with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) filling the roles this time around. The story features Hawkes and Bey kidnapping the trophy wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a wealthy man (Tim Robbins) only to find out he doesn’t actually want her back. The film also stars Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte. Life of Crime is loaded with juicy characters and great dialogue, and it’s definitely worth checking out. For more on the movie, read Matt’s review or watch the trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with John Hawkes. He talked about making Life of Crime, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Life of Crime, Daniel Schecter’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch, is now playing on VOD and in theaters. The film features younger versions of the Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson characters from another Leonard adaptation, Jackie Brown, with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) filling the roles this time around. The story features Hawkes and Bey kidnapping the trophy wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a wealthy man (Tim Robbins) only to find out he doesn’t actually want her back. The film also stars Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte. Life of Crime is loaded with juicy characters and great dialogue, and it's definitely worth checking out. For more on the movie, read Matt's review or watch the trailer. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Jennifer Aniston. She talked about making Life of Crime, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Written for the screen and directed by Daniel Schechter
Elmore Leonard has one of the most distinctive voices in American film and television and while you may not recognize his name, you will surely recognize his work. His writing is pure cinema, so it should be no surprise that Leonard’s work served as inspiration for Out of Sight, 3:10 to Yuma, Get Shorty, and Justified. Life of Crime is based on Leonard’s novel The Switch, which is a lesser work, but the story still has the capacity for entertainment. In a slow week of new releases at the theatre, that’s more than enough.
Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) get much more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer (Tim Robbins). As it turns out, Frank Dawson has no »
- Colin Biggs
Seeing Jennifer Aniston get physically attacked in her new movie Life of Crime isn't an easy thing to watch. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch and directed by Daniel Schechter, the dark comedy stars Aniston as a housewife who is kidnapped by a couple of a petty criminals (John Hawkes and Mos Def) for a $1 million ransom. Her shady real estate developer husband (Tim Robbins) refuses to pay up. In one of the darkest moments of the film, Aniston is assaulted by a bumbling neo-Nazi played by Sons of Anarchy's Mark Boone Junior. "If you're going to go there and sell it, you've gotta do it," Aniston told me Thursday at the Life of Crime premiere in Hollywood. "We were, of »
Life of Crime is a wonderfully wicked tale filled with outrageously eccentric characters, sly comedy and surprising twists based on Elmore Leonard’s darkly funny novel, The Switch. When a couple of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in this cool crime caper adapted for the screen and directed by Daniel Schechter. The film stars Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins and will be released in theaters and VOD on August 29th. At the film’s recent press day, Schechter, Aniston, Hawkes, and Forte talked about making a film set in the 70s, what appealed to Schechter about Leonard’s The Switch and made it perfect for adapting to the screen, the brilliance of Leonard’s dialogue, Aniston’s duo role as actor and executive »
- Sheila Roberts
From Get Shorty to Jackie Brown, Elmore Leonard's books are no strangers to movie-star makeovers. His latest adapted tale for the silver screen, Life of Crime — helmed by writer-director and longtime Leonard fan Daniel Schechter — boasts an unexpected performance from Jennifer Aniston, supported by costars John Hawkes, Will Forte and Mark Boone Junior. The Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions film, which has its premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood on Wednesday, is based on Leonard's 1978 novel The Switch and follows Aniston's character, Mickey, a housewife who is kidnapped and held for ransom from a wealthy husband who
- Justin Krajeski
Ordell (Mos Def) and Louis (John Hawkes) have planned the perfect kidnapping. Their target is Mickey (Jennifer Aniston), wife to a sketchy businessman named Frank (Tim Robbins) who’s hiding a fortune in a secret bank account. The plan is simple. Kidnap Mickey, tell Frank to pay the ransom if he ever wants to see his wife again and then retire in style. But they never considered the possibility that Frank might not want his wife back. Chronology is a funny thing. The inclination will be (and has been if you check the IMDb page) to label Life of Crime a straight-up rip-off of 1986′s Ruthless People. In actuality though this is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard‘s 1978 novel, The Switch. Keep moving backward and you’ll find that all of these incarnations share an inspiration in O. Henry’s 1907 short story, “The Ransom of Red Chief.” The problem for this film then is how to stand »
- Rob Hunter
Criminal Intent: Leonard Done Light
What remains most enticing about Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime is its connection to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 masterwork, Jackie Brown. While Tarantino adapted Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch, Schechter takes on the earlier work of The Switch, which features the younger version of three key characters from the later novel, here existing in 1978 Detroit. A bit too light to register the same malevolence (though apparently Schechter is more in tune with Leonard’s style than Tarantino), and inanely marketed as a ‘caper comedy,’ Schechter takes a rather familiar premise and turns it into a completely enjoyable, utterly innocuous film. Inbal Weinberg’s production design turns the late 70’s into a glossy postcard of kitsch, not unlike her similar rendering of the 80s in the primped The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which only furthers the film’s highly sanitized feel.
- Nicholas Bell
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