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“I Love a Story That Gives You Credit for Having an Attention Span”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Cast and Creators of ‘Night Sky’

From the outset, the Prime Video series Night Sky, about a couple whose home contains a mysterious portal to outer space, might seem like a thriller. But it’s meant to be an homage to the relationship of creator Holden Miller’s grandparents. “I was spending a lot of time with my grandparents, who getting into kind of […]

J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek in Amazon’s ‘Night Sky’: TV Review

The actors play a long-married couple who harbor a science-fiction mystery in their shed in a drama that's a bit like 'Outer Range' with fewer holes.

‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’: Film Review

Andy Samberg and John Mulaney voice the beloved Disney characters in this very meta live-action/animated comedy.

Oscars: Jason Momoa, Serena and Venus Williams Added to Presenter Lineup

Jason Momoa, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and J.K. Simmons are among the latest stars announced to present during the 2022 Oscars. Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced Wednesday the final slate of presenters for the upcoming ceremony which includes Josh Brolin, Jacob Elordi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jill Scott and J.K. Simmons. Rachel Zegler will also […]

“I Knew If I Could Write to That Moment … I Have a Chance of Writing a Good Screenplay”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Aaron Sorkin and the Cast of ‘Being the Ricardos’

In Being the Ricardos, writer-director Aaron Sorkin explores an extremely tumultuous week in the life of comedy’s most iconic power couple, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sorkin sat down with cast members Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons and Tony Hale for a conversation about the film and its subjects’ legacy, moderated by Scott Feinberg […]

Aaron Sorkin, ‘Being the Ricardos’ Cast Reveal Film’s Inspiration in THR & Amazon Studios’ Docuseries

This series was created in paid partnership with Amazon Studios. What impact did the legacy of I Love Lucy have on the story of Being the Ricardos and its creators? The film’s writer-director, Aaron Sorkin, and cast — including Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda — reflect on this question in the […]

‘Being the Ricardos’ Stars J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda on the “Frightening and Daunting Task” of Playing TV Icons

Fred and Ethel Mertz are taking potshots at each other once again — but this time with genuine venom, given that I Love Lucy actors William Frawley and Vivian Vance notoriously disliked each other. In Amazon’s Being the Ricardos, those cutting barbs are delivered with lacerating impact by J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda, who also […]

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos’: Film Review

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz navigate personal and professional crises during a tough week on their smash CBS sitcom in this behind-the-scenes drama, also featuring J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda.

‘Batgirl’ Movie: J. K. Simmons in Talks to Return to Batman Universe as Commissioner Gordon (Exclusive)

J. K. Simmons is coming back to the Bat-beat. The Oscar-winning actor is in negotiations to reprise the role of classic Batman character Commissioner James Gordon in Batgirl, Warner Bros.’ feature for HBO Max that is casting up swiftly. In the Heights breakout Leslie Grace nabbed the titular role last week. Bad Boys for Life filmmakers […]

Chris Pratt in ‘The Tomorrow War’: Film Review

The actor plays a time-traveler fighting to save humanity in Chris McKay’s sci-fi picture.

‘Invincible’: TV Review

Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh and J.K. Simmons voice Amazon's adult superhero spoof from 'The Walking Dead' comics creator Robert Kirkman.

‘In Conversation With’: J.K. Simmons Reflects on the Flaws and the Humanity Embodied in His ‘Defending Jacob’ Role

Welcome to In Conversation With, a Hollywood Reporter podcast produced in partnership with Apple TV+. Each week, hosts Rebecca Ford (awards editor) and Michael O'Connell (senior writer) sit down — remotely! — with the creators and stars of some of TV’s most compelling shows. In this week's episode, J.K. Simmons talks about his role in […]