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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: J.K. Simmons

Last week, we took a look at the career of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN star Emily Blunt . Another week, another thriller, and this week’s badass is getting a long overdue column... J.K. Simmons J.K. Simmons is a really nice guy - and I say that from experience. Here’s the thing, I’ve always admired Simmons as an actor. But, he also scares the...
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10.10.2016
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Why It Works: Whiplash

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** As evidenced by the 87th Academy Awards, 2014 was a great year for nontraditional films, with Alejandro Iñárritu 's BIRDMAN taking home Best Picture and Best...
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07.08.2016
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Blumhouse Productions!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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12.14.2015
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Before They Were Famous: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver & J.K. Simmons

Welcome to “Before They Were Famous“, where we take a look at some of the past exploits of today's biggest stars, be it from movies, television, Broadway, competitions, etc.! The more embarrassing, the better. Our memories are long, but the internet's memory is forever, so jump back in time with us to witness some of our favorite stars before they were marquee...
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02.27.2015
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Whiplash, Big Hero 6, Horrible Bosses 2

This Week: Beaten down by Oscar winner J.K. Simmons in Whiplash, worn out by the needless Horrible Bosses 2, and closing the book on Sons of Anarchy. ► J.K. Simmons mastered the art of assholery during six seasons of ‘Oz,’ and it earned him an Oscar for WHIPLASH . Playing a brilliant music teacher at...
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02.23.2015
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See the full list of winners for The 87th Annual Academy Awards!

And, that's a wrap! Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Oscars Live Chat this year! Check out the FULL list of WINNERS below! Drum-roll folks, the time has come! Yes the 2015 Academy Awards are almost here after a crazy 2014 and I am once again proud to be hosting the LIVE CHAT event which will be taking place on Sunday beginning at 7:30 pm EST sharp . The live chat...
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02.22.2015
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Cool Videos: J.K Simmons gives Weird Al whiplash

For those of you who haven't seen J.K. Simmons ' Oscar-nominated performance in WHIPLASH, you're in for a treat! The folks who have seen the flick know that he gives it his all in a gripping and sometimes intimidating performance as an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. That's why pairing up Simmons with the likes of Weird Al...
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02.09.2015
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J.K. Simmons says playing J. Jonah Jameson again is a possibility

Any fan of J.K. Simmons can tell you that the man has been tearing it up for years, whether it be on HBO's Oz , in films, or even on stage. Karma has finally come around, awarding him a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his fantastic work in WHIPLASH. Last week Simmons sat down with Howard Stern to talk about his latest. Inevitably the topic of Spider-Man came up and Stern...
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02.05.2015
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What's New in Blu-ray and DVD releases this month? (February 2015)

This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Stephen Hawking teaches THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING , J.K. Simmons gives Miles Teller WHIPLASH , Rogen and Franco tick off an entire country with THE INTERVIEW , Jake Gyllenhaal buys a camera and becomes a NIGHTCRAWLER , Bill Murray dons a halo for ST. VINCENT , the boys (and Jennifer Aniston) return for HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 , Keanu Reeves plays...
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02.01.2015
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Cool Videos: J.K. Simmons is the saboteur in these SNL promos

WHIPLASH may not have been on the masses' radar before, but thanks to a Best Picture nod and a nomination for J.K. Simmons in the Best Supporting Actor category, more and more people are seeking it out. Good! People have been enjoying the work of Simmons for years now, whether it be his take in the gritty HBO series Oz or his pitch-perfect portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam...
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01.28.2015
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Whiplash and Glee star Melissa Benoist lands role of Supergirl in CBS series

Melissa Benoist has been officially been cast as the title character in CBS' new Supergirl series. The 26-year-old actress can currently be seen as Miles Teller ’s love interest in the critically acclaimed WHIPLASH. Some astute readers with questionable taste in TV may recognize her from a role on Glee that she had for two seasons. That would make her the second Glee cast...
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01.22.2015
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AMC hosting a 24-hour marathon of all eight Best Picture nominees

If you haven’t seen all the Best Picture nominees yet, what are you waiting for? The Oscars are a month away and pub trivia night needs you to be on top of all things movie related. Fortunately, the AMC theater chain has revealed plans for its annual Best Picture Showcase, a marathon screening event of all the Best Picture nominees. Prepare to create an ass groove the likes...
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01.22.2015
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