Author Archives: Alan Just
The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot in the late 1970’s and early 80’s who was recruited by the CIA to fly recon missions to South American but ends up involved in a convoluted international scheme of drug/arms trading and money laundering.
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife service in the back lands of a modern time wild west assists an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young Native American woman in an effort to reach closure on a previous life changing incident. Writer: Taylor Sheridan Director: Taylor Sheridan Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones […]
A young getaway driver uses his homemade soundtracks to try and navigate his life out of crime. Writer: Edgar Wright Director: Edgar Wright Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Kevin Spacey Runtime/Rating: 112 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn with Butter The comments below are from my review of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. […]
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
A Rebel Alliance lead by Jyn Erso adds depth to the Star Wars Saga by attempting to steal plans of how to destroy Darth Vader’s Death Star.
A New York aristocrat revisits her past through a violent and hauntingly realistic novel written by her ex-husband.
Lee Chandler’s life is shaken up when he is forced to return to the haunting memories of his hometown and take care of his nephew after his brother passes away.
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. (IMDB) Writer: Damien Chazelle Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend Rosemarie DeWitt Run time/Rating: 128 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn with Butter What […]
After 12 Unidentified Flying Objects arrive in scattered locations around the globe, a brilliant linguist and expert scientist are recruited by the US Government to learn the purpose of the visitors before the fear of the unknown takes over the world.
Searching far and wide for a solution to his medical issues, Dr. Stephen Strange encounters the world of mystic arts.
Tim Burton shines once again as he brings to life Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in this very entertaining and adventurous film for everyone.
Jason Bourne is forced from isolation and discovers more about his past and publicizes new corrupt government programs.
Based on true events of a 1996 Everest Climb, commercial guides and their clients encounter a severe snow storm on their way up the worlds tallest mountain.
A dystopian society enforces a law which requires single people to pair up within 45 days or else they are turned into the animal of their choice.
Richard Linklater’s “spiritual sequel” to classic Dazed and Confused follows a rowdy team of college baseball players in their usually friendly battle to become top dog in a group of alpha-males, and score chicks.
The 88th Academy Awards are finally here. The “work” that is watching nearly 60 movies is complete. At times the work is more enjoyable than others, sometime it is a wonderful and unique experience, less often, but still occasionally it seems like torture. Either way, the movies listed are nominated as best in their class and I have […]
An emotional film viewing experience takes you inside the room which holds “Ma” and her son Jack captive and brings you on an their extraordinary story of survival.
Set in the rough wilderness of 1820’s America, The Revenant is a heroic story of one mans will to survive after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by his fellow traders.
Following the young careers of Dr. Dr, Ice Cube, Eazy E and the members of the NWA gangster rap group who came from the hard streets of Compton and revolutionizes hip hop and the music industry.
Thirty Years after the destruction of the Galactic Empire in “The Return of the Jedi” Han Solo, Princess Leia and team of young heroes faces a new dark force threat in The First Order and it’s leader Kylo Ren.
A harshly realistic look at a government task force fighting a battle in a seemingly endless war against the drug cartels at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Mark Watney is stranded alone on Mars after his mission team believes him to be dead and leaves the planet to escape a storm. He is forced to survive on the crew’s remaining small amount of supplies and his skills and creativity while attempting to communicate back to earth.
A true story about the members of special research division “Spotlight” of the Boston Glob who dedicate their time to discover the truth and cover up of molestation within the catholic church.
Adonis Johnson, the son of former boxing champion Apollo Creed seeks out his father’s old friend and rival Rocky Balboa in Philadelphia to help him launch a career of his own.
3 individual groups of investment sharks project a collapse of the early 2000’s US housing market and bet against the banks for stakes in the billions.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. (IMDB) Writers: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa […]
A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. (IMDB) Writers: J. Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz Director: Lee Toland Krieger Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford Run time/Rating: 112 Minutes/ PG-13 […]
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. (IMDB) Writer: Rupert Goold Director: Bill Pohlad Stars: Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner Run time/Rating: 121 […]
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. (IMDB) Writer: Rupert Goold Director: Rupert Goold Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones Run time/Rating: 99 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score: Small Popcorn with Butter As you scroll through your […]