Browsing All posts tagged under »J. K. Simmons«

La La Land

December 26, 2016


LaLa Land – It starts out all sunshine and lollipops in Southern California. The first couple of times aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) meet aren’t exactly ideal. In no time at all, though, they’re floating on air and dancing among the stars. She wants to write and act, he […]

The Meddler

May 21, 2016


The Meddler – Widowed for a year, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has quite enough money to make widowhood enjoyable. But she needs something more to keep her occupied and decides to fully share in her daughter Lori‘s (Rose Byrne) life. Lori is not totally on board with that decision. Loaded with a bunch of “shoulds” […]


January 28, 2015


Whiplash – Andrew (Miles Teller “The Spectacular Now”; “Divergent”) dreams of being one of the great ones (drummers) like Buddy Rich or Charlie Parker. When Conductor Fletcher (J. K. Simmons “Law and Order”) at Shaffer Conservatory taps him to be part of the core group, he thinks he’s on his way. But no, no, no, […]

The Words

September 9, 2012


The Words – It’s a story within a story within a story.  Famous author Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) is reading from his latest book, talking about” the old man.”  Switch to Bradley Cooper (Rory Jansen), a struggling writer living off handouts from his dad, he and his gorgeous  girlfriend Dora (Zoe Saklana) plan their life.  […]


January 13, 2012


Contraband – There’s a lot of effing going on – I stopped counting after the first 50 times it was used.  There’s some brutal fighting and some blood.  There’s a whole lot of intensity and it’s a  darn good movie.  Chris Faraday (Mark Wahlberg) is a second generation, first class smuggler who’s given it all […]