Today is Batman Day. What does that mean? Well, basically it’s an artificial holiday created by DC Comics to celebrate The Dark Knight. This particular date isn’t the anniversary of the debut of Batman in Detective Comics (which happened in May of 1939), and the previous two Batman Day celebrations happened on July 23rd during San Diego Comic-Con in 2014 (for Batman’s 75th anniversary) and September 26 in 2015. This year, DC decided to celebrate on September 17, so here we are.
There have been a bunch of Batman related articles, sweepstakes and sales all over the internet, but the best contribution to Batman Day came from Zack Snyder in the form of the first official look at J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League. Check out the photo after the jump. Read More »
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Ben Affleck may be pretty unhinged as Batman in the DC Comics cinematic universe, but another Warner Bros. Pictures project sees the actor playing another character who may be just as dangerous, but in a completely different way.
In The Accountant, the Oscar-winning filmmaker takes the lead role as a gifted accountant who takes care of the finances of some of the most dangerous people on the planet. But his life doesn’t end up in danger until he starts looking into the account of a robotics company where he learns that millions of dollars are unaccounted for, thanks to another accounting clerk who may end up getting too close to both her client and the title character for her own good.
Watch a new The Accountant trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Last month, we got a bit of workout inspiration from a surprising source: J.K. Simmons, looking impressively ripped just as Justice League was shooting. The actor had recently been cast as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Batman’s ally, in the new DC movie, and the assumption was that he was getting in shape for the role. And yet when Peter visited the set of Justice League not long after that, he reported that Simmons looked like a pretty traditional take on the character. So what, exactly, can we expect from the new Jim Gordon?
In a new interview, Simmons says he hopes his Gordon will tap into “a little bit more of that badass side.” However, he insists his jacked body is just for him, not for the role. Read the JK Simmons Commissioner Gordon comments below. Read More »
J.K. Simmons is one of our finest living actors, the kind of performer who can vanish into any kind of role and elevate bad movies through sheer force of will. While he’s played his fair share of loving fathers and desk jockeys and Spider-Man-hating news editors, it should be mentioned that Simmons is also a downright terrifying physical specimen who could probably twist your head clean off your shoulders should you cross him. Just look at image above from his Oscar-winning turn in 2014’s great Whiplash. There’s a reason he wears tight t-shirts throughout that entire movie. The man is ripped.
And now that he’s re-entering the comic book movie world with his role as Commissioner Gordon in Justice League, Simmons has seemingly decided to look the part. New photos from his personal trainer have arrived online and they reveal a 61-year old character actor who could probably kill you with a single finger.
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Even though Whiplash came out back in 2014, it’s one of those movies that it doesn’t hurt to talk about every so often simply because it’s so damn good. One thing that makes the movie so outstanding is the incredible jazz soundtrack. But not everyone is a fan of the orchestral musical style, so Eclectic Method’s Johnny Wilson and 16-year-old DJ/producer Genranon decided to take the jazz, pump some high energy electronic music into it. The real catchy part comes from J.K. Simmons’ dialogue being remixed into the music as well, including all the yelling about rushing and dragging.
Listen to the Whiplash remix tune after the jump. Read More »
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Although I didn’t care for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I’m approaching Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League movie with a clean slate. Mistakes were made for sure, but I know that Snyder is capable of making superhero movies that I can whole-heartedly embrace. I still like Man of Steel, after all. Plus, getting negative about a film that literally just began filming serves absolutely no one. I just want to wait and see. I just want to focus on the positive for now.
And there are few things as positive as J.K. Simmons, the extraordinary character actor who spent years being one of the most beloved “that guys” in modern cinema before winning an Oscar for Whiplash. Last month, Simmons joined the cast of Justice League as Commissioner James Gordon, Batman’s longtime ally in his war on Gotham City’s criminal underworld. Now, Simmons spoke out about his role in the film and how he fully expects to appear in more DC films.
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This weekend you should go out of your way to catch 10 Cloverfield Lane, an outstanding original sci-fi thriller that keeps you guessing the whole way through. One of the many reasons the flick works so well is an outstanding performance by John Goodman, proving yet again that he’s one of the best character actors of his generation. And now the actor has lined up another film in which he can steal scenes from the stars.
CBS Films and Lionsgate have announced that John Goodman has joined the cast of Patriots Day, one of several Boston Marathon bombing dramas in the works. Find out more about his role and the rest of the Patriots Day cast below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
J.K. Simmons, known to comic book movie fans as the guy who spent three films yelling at Spider-Man, will get to yell at some DC characters for a change. He’s just been cast as Commissioner James Gordon in Justice League, which begins shooting this spring under director Zack Snyder for release in 2017. Read More »
The Meddler was on my most anticipated of 2016 list. The film, which stars Rose Byrne and Susan Sarandon, is Lorene Scafaria‘s second directorial effort, following the effortlessly charming Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Scafaria’s film premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it was greeted with a positive reception. Sarandon, in particular, was praised for her performance.
Watch The Meddler trailer below.
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