Articles tagged j.k. simmons

‘Whiplash’ Isn’t Merely a Vehicle for J.K. Simmons

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons turn music performance into a battle of espionage and counter-espionage under cover of darkness.

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The Closer: Season Five Premiere

As The Closer evolves both formally and thematically, Brenda and her team are forced to reflect on their own assumptions and actions.

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22 Mar 2009 // 9:07 AM

Q&A with Paul Rudd and John Hamburg of ‘I Love You, Man’

DALLAS - Paul Rudd and John Hamburg, star and writer/director respectively of the man-crush comedy “I Love You, Man” (opening Friday), are joshing around

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‘Man’ Made Out of the Same Old…Stuff

Imagine Manhattan with the post-modern existential quips removed and fart jokes added. Visualize an ‘80s or ‘90s sweet as sugar RomCom with all the subtlety

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20 Mar 2009 // 3:37 AM

I Love You, Man

I Love You, Man is a buddy flick worked out as a chick flick, complete with makeovers, bonding montages, a break-up and make-up.

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30 Jan 2009 // 4:30 AM

New in Town

New in Town subjects Lucy (Renée Zellweger) to a series of life-changing revelations, most stemming from a reductive big city/small town dichotomy.

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The Closer: Season Four Return

The fourth season return of The Closer finds fresh ways to mine the tensions between work and private life endured by LAPD Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick).

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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21 Dec 2008 // 7:30 PM

Burn After Reading (2008)

The Coen Brothers remains the most predicable unpredictable artists in Hollywood. You can be guaranteed that the minute you think you have them pegged -

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18 Sep 2008 // 4:55 AM

Being John Malkovich brings many movie roles

TORONTO - John Malkovich is, well, being John Malkovich, although no portals affording entry to his mind seem to be in operation here at the

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12 Sep 2008 // 4:09 AM

Burn After Reading

Ozzie (John Malkovich) embodies the problem of the CIA, of the "intelligence community," which is that it reacts to data, then fashions a story about it to comport with the reaction.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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20 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Closer

In The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick's Brenda Johnson often walks a fine line between complex and irritating.

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The Closer: The Complete Third Season

Johnson is a new breed of television heroine: smart, driven, successful and about three-eighths of an inch away from unlikeable.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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13 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Juno

Teens have their precious catchphrases and secret languages, but they're nervous, fumbling creatures. They don’t come equipped with Chaucer-like witticisms, or razor-sharp retorts.

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17 Jan 2008 // 7:13 AM

‘Juno’ grows and grows

For a low-budget movie with no major names in its cast, “Juno” has become a force to be reckoned with. Last weekend the indie comedy

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

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"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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