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J.K. Simmons Cast in Starz Spy Series From ‘Imitation Game’ Director

22 April 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons will play the lead in Starz’s upcoming drama series “Counterpart,” Variety has confirmed.

The series is described as “an espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist.” Simmons plays Howard Silk, a lowly cog in a bureaucratic U.N. agency, turning the last corner of a life filled with regret, when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his “Counterpart” on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, idealism, what ifs and lost love.

The series is created and written by Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book”), with “The Imitation Game” helmer Morten Tyldum attached to direct the first two episodes. The duo will exec produce alongside Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros and Keith Redmon (“True Detective,” “The Knick”) and Gilbert FilmsJordan Horowitz and Gary Gilbert (“The Kids Are Alright”).

Mrc is producing with Starz, »

- Laura Prudom

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J.K. Simmons to Headline Starz Drama From 'Imitation Game' Director

22 April 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fresh off his Oscar win for Whiplash, J.K. Simmons is set to headline Starz's new supernatural drama Counterpart. Described as an espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist, the series is created and written by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book). Morten Tyldum, coming off his Academy Award nomination for helming The Imitation Game, is attached to direct the first two episodes. Marks and Tyldum will executive produce with Anonymous Content's Bard Dorros and Keith Redmon (True Detective, The Knick) and Gilbert Films' Jordan Horowitz and Gary Gilbert (The Kids Are Alright). Starz is eyeing a two-season pickup for the

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- Kate Stanhope

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2015 Oscar Previews: Part 2

18 February 2015 2:26 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

The Best Actor Nominees

Steve Carell - as John du Pont in Foxcatcher

Age: 52

Previously Best Known For:

The Office

The 40 Year-Old Virgin

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Owns and operates the Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield, Massachusetts where he has a summer home.

Bradley Cooper - as Chris Kyle in American Sniper

Age: 40

Previously Best Known For:

The Hangover

Silver Linings Playbook

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2013- as Richie Dimaso in American Hustle

Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2012 - as Pat in Silver Linings Playbook

Interesting Fact: Had to miss his graduation commencement at Georgetown University because he was filming Wet Hot American Summer.

Benedict Cumberbatch -  as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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The Humbling | Review

21 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Or The Unexpected Convenience of Sexism: Levinson’s Perplexing but Deviously Funny Stab at Roth

Decades passed between initial adaptations of novelist Philip Roth’s novels (1969’s Goodbye Columbus; 1972’s Portnoy’s Complaint) before filmmakers like Robert Benton and Isabel Coixet mounted their own renditions to varied reception in the past decade or so with The Human Stain (2003) and Elegy (2008), respectively. After a decently received found footage horror film with 2012’s The Bay, seasoned director Barry Levinson adapts The Humbling, which, like Roth’s novel itself, initially received some of the same unfavorable notices from Venice and Toronto Int. Film Fests. But Roth’s novels are exactly the kind of difficult narratives that used to make for a tradition of daring cinema that’s been eclipsed by safety and sanitization in an effort to decrease offense and increase mass satisfaction. That’s not to say that Levinson is entirely successful »

- Nicholas Bell

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Supernatural: an episode roadmap for beginners

13 January 2015 12:26 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Been meaning to catch up with Sam and Dean Winchester, but just haven't found the time? Our Supernatural tips for beginners may help...

Maps To TV Shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to »

- louisamellor

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How Jennifer Aniston Is Connected to Every Golden Globe Nominee in 6 Degrees or Less

6 January 2015 7:24 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Move over Kevin Bacon! When it comes to working with everyone in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston may be the actor to beat.

While Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- an idea that came from the actor himself when, in 1994, he told Premiere magazine that he’s worked with everybody -- has become the ultimate trivia game, it may be time to re-think who’s actually at the nexus.

Thanks in large part to Friends -- the former NBC sitcom now streaming on Netflix -- Aniston worked with a number of stars well before they were famous. And in the years since the series ended, Aniston has shared the screen with a few but key number of A-listers. But it wasn’t until she earned a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Cake that we realized she’s practically worked with everyone in Hollywood.

Look: 2015 Golden Globe Nominees in Photos

Ahead of this year’s Golden Globes, we played »

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