Great Interview with JK Simmons: Talks about Buckeyes

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

What movie is that from?

Shandy is not beer

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KBonay's picture

Whiplash

If you haven't seen it, you should.  I would say one of the better films released in the past two years.
And if you thought Simmons was good in his Farmers commercials, just wait.....

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Very cool, I'll have to check it out

Shandy is not beer

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B1Gspeed's picture

Agreed, KB.

And JK won a shiny trophy for his performance a couple months after our Bucks!

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KBonay's picture

And well deserved.  That was incredible acting on his part.

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Buckeyes01752's picture

Someone in the Netherlands seems to disagree:

100 minutes of torture
7 February 2015 | by krisrox (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

There's only one thing worse than a ludicrous, shallow, artificial movie, and that's a ludicrous, shallow, artificial movie that everybody seems to adore.

Whiplash wants to be about the love of great art, but is actually about the hate of great art. It has JK Simmons - a brilliant actor - playing a disgraceful character, stitched together from completely unrealistic, inconsistent motivations and actions, only conceived to bludgeon the viewer into thinking we're watching something profound. It casually tosses in assault, depression and suicide in a way that only a clueless, opportunistic director could. It has a big finale that would be powerful if only it made some sense for the main characters involved

it doesn't.

Even worse, the finale leaves us with this unmistakable message: sadistic leadership is the way to greatness. Don't take your kids to see this.

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Andy Vance's picture

Someone in the Netherlands seems to disagree:

Screw that guy.

Buckeyes01752's picture

It was the first review when I went to IMDB so I had to bring it here. I haven't sent the movie. 

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Andy Vance's picture

I'd say Chic's probably right in his comment below - that it was incredibly entertaining but maybe not super grounded in reality.

Chic'sGhost's picture

Well, it was entertaining, but I used to live in that world, and its pretty inaccurate.  Believe me, no musician gets faster at his craft by sweating, grunting, and having someone holler at them.  Speed comes from calmness, acuity and purpose.  

Loved the movie though, tremendously. And that's my music.  

"You're welcome for the house I built."

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stubbzzz's picture

yeah.  i agree.  my teachers in college were always trying to intimidate us though.  there were times when a freshman would be so nervous and his hands would shake so bad that he literally could not keep them on the neck of the guitar.  I was a composition major and my primary instrument was classical guitar.  my comp professors were super nice and laid back.  my guitar professors were much more intimidating and demanding.  you better believe I spent the vast majority of my time practicing guitar rather than composing, just because I didn't want to disappoint my guitar professors. They were intimidating but never angry.  they just thought that we had to get used to playing under pressure, for some reason.  But it was nothing even close to the intensity in the movie.

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Andy Vance's picture

phenomenal movie. 

It really was. Absolutely incredible.

actionstanleyjackson's picture

should have won the Oscar over Birdman 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Agreed.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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KBonay's picture

That's exactly why it didn't. 

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OH_IO's picture

should have won the Oscar over Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

FIFY

(Could they have possibly come up with a more pretentious title?)

Oh yeah... Is it reasonable?

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B1Gspeed's picture
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Gobucks2204's picture

Awesome! Thanks my man. My dream is that D.J can do an interview with him someday. It would be epic!

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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Seattle Linga's picture

Awesome video thanks for sharing.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Buckeyes01752's picture

This is my go-to picture when my friends say something bad about Ohio State in a group text.  They hate it.  I love it.

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Earle's picture

Katie Nolan needs a better gig.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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KBonay's picture

I actually watched her for the first time last night.  Agreed, she's got that 'it' factor. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Yeah. That was my first thought. She was great. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Gobucks2204's picture

Thought I'd put up this picture too. Looks like he has been working with Coach Mick as he gets ready for Justice League.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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SilverState's picture

Saw J.K. Simmons, but read as J.K. Dobbins... facepalm.

"There's still some green showing before you see the chalk."

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Posterchild's picture

Don't feel bad. I did the same.

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KBonay's picture

I completely understand JK as a sports fan.  My entire family is from Detroit.  So I am a huge Wings fan.  Cheer for the Tigers.  But went to Ohio State and love my Buckeyes.

Love that he would rather take 5 years off than see Michigan win a title.  Priceless.
 

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chibucks's picture

haha...  (paraphrasing)

Katie:  Which would you rather:  Michigan winning a National Championship or not acting for a year

JK:  I'll take a year off. 

Katie:  What bout not acting for 5 years vs Michigan winning a National Championship?

JK:  My wife and I have some money saved up. 

Classic!

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BuckeyesRwright15's picture

Great actor, better buckeye.

We came here for bloood!! And cookies thanx

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Hovenaut's picture

I didn't even know he was a Buckeye fan until a few years ago.

Already one of my favorite actors, his fandom a bonus.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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WeakSideLB's picture

His character on Oz was so creepy and evil.

"Question of the day: Does anyone find whining to be attractive? Just curious." - Jimmy H

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xbuceye's picture

Yes he was, but that whole show was scary.
Instead of having the "Scared Straight" program for troubled youth, they should just make them watch a few seasons of "Oz".

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BuckeyeAirGuard78's picture

That was awesome! As a movie fan and of course Buckeye fan, it's great to see the two mix.

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Vanwertbuckeye's picture

It is weird seeing him do the Farmers Insurance Commercials after his character in OZ.  He is an AMAZING actor to be able to pull all that off.

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BuckeyeAirGuard78's picture

Kind of like watching Ted Levine do kids movies.

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Chic'sGhost's picture

Speaking of Buckeye celebrities, it's a damn shame that Richard Lewis' relationship broke down.  Thee apologized for the stupid mistake (a student described him as a "drunk" in an official publication) but he hasn't been at any games or as noticeable in his Buckeye love as before.  

"You're welcome for the house I built."

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