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New Netflix spy movie adds J.K. Simmons and more to cast

Netflix has added J.K. Simmons, Jackie Earle Haley, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica De Gouw, and Alice Lee to the cast of Our Man from New Jersey (via Deadline). The new spy thriller stars Mark Wahlberg as Mike, a construction worker from New Jersey who is thwarted into the world of espionage after his high school ex-girlfriend Roxanne (Halle Berry) recruits him for a high-stakes U.S. intelligence mission.
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Netflix’s Spy Pic ‘Our Man From Jersey’ Adds J.K. Simmons, Jackie Earle Haley, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica De Gouw & Alice Lee

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos), Jackie Earle Haley (The First Lady), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad), Jessica De Gouw (The Secrets She Keeps) and Alice Lee (Brittany Runs a Marathon) have signed on to star alongside Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry in the Netflix thriller Our Man from Jersey, from director Julian Farino (Ballers). The film centers on Mike (Wahlberg), a down-to-earth construction worker from Jersey, who is quickly thrust into the world of super spies and secret agents when his high school ex-girlfriend Roxanne (Berry) recruits him on a high-stakes U.S. intelligence mission. Wahlberg,...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Night Sky’ On Prime Video, Where J.K. Simmons And Sissy Spacek Play A Married Couple Who Share A Cosmic Secret

One of the great things about the streaming era is that it’s no longer unacceptable for A-list movie stars — especially ones that are Oscar winners — to star in series. So when a show snags not just one but TWO Academy Award holders, their presence usually elevates everything else that’s going on during the series. That’s certainly true of the new Amazon series Night Sky. NIGHT SKY: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT? Opening Shot: We see a blurry shot of what looks like stars and the planet Saturn. When it comes into focus it ends up being a Schlitz sign in a...

'Night Sky' revealed: Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons on his strange sci-fi series on Prime Video (exclusive)

Ever dream of having your own private portal to a distant planet where you could kick back and watch shooting stars dance across an alien sunset?. Amazon Prime Video's new sci-fi thriller, "Night Sky" delivers just such a fantastic destination in their latest puzzle-box offering that enters our orbit starting today (May 20) to join our picks for the top sci-fi TV shows on Amazon Prime this month.

What's on TV This Weekend: J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek Space Out in Night Sky

Can we interest you in a show about Academy Award-winning actors J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek discovering a portal to another planet? If that sounds like your kind of thing, check out Night Sky, now out on Amazon Prime Video. It's kind of a low-key weekend for premieres, but there are still plenty of other shows to watch, like Apple TV+'s bilingual thriller Now & Then, the new season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, and the last SNL of the season, hosted by Natasha Lyonne. It's the calm before next Tuesday's storm, when This Is Us will air its final episode. Maybe you should just use this weekend to stock up on tissues.

‘Night Sky’ review: J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek go interdimensional sightseeing

Watch the first episode of Night Sky and you’ll have found your new favourite show. Carry on for another seven and you’ll wish you stopped a lot earlier. Spread far too thin over eight hours, Amazon’s new sci-fi series is only occasionally brilliant – mostly coming off as a missed opportunity for a beautiful standalone film. Frustratingly, it has every chance to quit while it’s ahead, with a last second reveal in the pilot episode sending the story spinning off in a direction it really doesn’t need to go. Before that, it’s just a lovely drama about a sweet couple growing old together (who happen to have a portal to another planet in their garden shed…)

J.K. Simmons on Working With Sissy Spacek in 'Night Sky' and Playing Commission Gordon in 'Batgirl'

From Amazon Studios, the fantasy drama series Night Sky follows Irene (Sissy Spacek) and Franklin York (J.K. Simmons), a couple who have built a life and a family together, and who have also discovered a chamber in their backyard that allows them to access another planet. At the same time that they’re keeping that secret from everyone in their lives, a mysterious young man (Chai Hansen) shows up who brings even more questions to their doorstep.
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Gino talks 'Night Sky' with J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek

MILWAUKEE - There's a secret chamber that leads to a deserted island and one couple is now trying to decide if they should tell anyone else about it. You can learn more about it in a new series on Amazon Prime Video called, ‘Night Sky.’ Gino Salomone recently sat down with two of the show's stars, J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek. ‘Night Sky’ comes out next month.

Night Sky Review: J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek Shine in Thoughtful Sci-Fi Series

By the time you've finished watching the pilot of Amazon Studio's latest sci-fi drama Night Sky, you'll certainly be thinking it shares some vibes with Lost, or perhaps the 2011 film Take Shelter, or even Amazon's own Outer Range. The final scene of the first episode kicks off the season's mysterious workings. It's meant to be a cliffhanger that gets you to immediately queue up the next episode, and to the show's credit, it works. But at the same time, that scene encapsulates a lot of what prevents Night Sky from truly feeling like a unique, compelling offering.

J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek Can’t Save a Muddled ‘Night Sky’: TV Review

Click here to read the full article. Perhaps it’s unsurprising that Amazon is all in on clunky technological metaphors. Following in the wake of 2020’s “Tales From the Loop,” about people living near a futuristic physics lab, and this year’s “Outer Range,” about a void or portal appearing on a rancher’s property, comes “Night Sky,” about a couple who possess a chamber capable of taking them to another planet. While it’s likely not useful to see all of Amazon Prime Video’s television properties as extensions of company founder Jeff Bezos’ will, there’s something very tidy at work here — the man...

‘Night Sky’ Review: J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek Get Lost in the Stars in Amazon’s Ambling, Empty Mystery

Click here to read the full article. The first episode of “Night Sky” offers nearly enough precision in its pathos to exist unto itself. Franklin (J.K. Simmons) and Irene York (Sissy Spacek) are an aging couple living just outside the (fictional) small town of Farnsworth, IL. Irene, a retired English teacher, isn’t letting her declining health affect her good humor, and Franklin enjoys taking care of her, Over their many years together, he’s adjusted his bad habits to better her life. “Son of a swine herd” are the first words out of Franklin’s mouth, as he habitually checks his language...