Screen Junkies » J.K. Simmons http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 J.K. Simmons Keeps It In The Marvel Family With This Farmers Insurance ‘Avengers’ Ad http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/j-k-simmons-keeps-it-in-the-marvel-family-with-this-farmers-insurance-avengers-ad/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/j-k-simmons-keeps-it-in-the-marvel-family-with-this-farmers-insurance-avengers-ad/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:39:29 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248104 Farmers Insurance has a new ad featuring J.K. Simmons and his usual TV crew dressed up as characters from The Avengers. What does Farmers Insurance have to do with the...

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Farmers Insurance has a new ad featuring J.K. Simmons and his usual TV crew dressed up as characters from The Avengers. What does Farmers Insurance have to do with the The Avengers? I’m not 100% sure, and watching the ad didn’t help, but there was a cool explosion. Plus, it’s good to see Simmons, a veteran of the original Spider-Man films, keeping it in the Marvel family. DC is for losers.

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J.K. Simmons Secures Some Of Wahlberg’s ‘Contraband’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-k-simmons-secures-some-of-wahlbergs-contraband/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-k-simmons-secures-some-of-wahlbergs-contraband/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:58:51 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201676 J.K. Simmons, a man who can play a newspaper editor and a neo-Nazi jailhouse rapist equally well, has signed on for his next roll.

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J.K. Simmons, a man who can play a newspaper editor and a neo-Nazi jailhouse rapist equally well, has signed on for his next roll. Luckily(?) sexual assault isn’t in the cards this time. Simmons revealed to the A.V. Club that he will be joining Mark Wahlberg in Contraband, and that he’ll be playing a captain. With no more information given, I’ll just assume it’s a captain of the kangaroo variety. And if that turns out to be wrong, God help the theatergoers sitting next to me.

Contraband also stars Ben Foster, Kate Beckinsale, and Giovani Ribisi. The film follows a security guard and former smuggler (Wahlberg) who, facing financial troubles, is roped back into his old life. It’s looking less likely that a kangaroo captain will be crucial to the plot. The film doesn’t open until March 16, 2012, so I’ll keep my legs crossed until then. Or is it fingers?

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J.K. Simmons To Bark Over ‘Young Adult’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-k-simmons-to-bark-over-young-adult/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-k-simmons-to-bark-over-young-adult/#comments Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:06:56 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201419 And THAT'S how you narrate a story.

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The art of voice over narration often gets a bad rap. “It’s a crutch,” they say, “for lazy filmmakers,” they say. “Show me,” they say, “don’t tell me,” they say. But every once in a while a voice comes along that makes even the haters consider the possibilities of a good narrator. In my opinion, the great J.K. Simmons has one of those voices – so I’m pleased to report that he will be providing hopefully Ron-Howard-approved narration for Jason Reitman‘s Young Adult.

Sharp-eared readers might remember that Simmons also provided a small voice over appearance in last year’s True Grit, showing that he might be on his way to being one of “those voices,” like Morgan Freeman or Tim Allen. This also isn’t the first time he’s worked with Reitman and Young Adult‘s universally beloved screenwriter Diablo Cody, having appeared in their previous collaboration Juno.

Young Adult also stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, and Patton Oswalt, and “follows the story of a divorced 30-something young-adult fiction writer (Theron) who returns to her Minnesota home to chase after her now-married-with-kids ex-boyfriend (Wilson) with Oswalt playing a semi-crippled ol high school acquaintance who befriends the narcissistic and misguided female.” Now just imagine that being said by J.K. Simmons, and you’ll have a good idea of what the movie will be like. (The Playlist)

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