Jacob Reviews….Someone to Watch Over Me by Susan Boyle

Since her debut on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Susan Boyle has evolved from Internet Sensation to Worldwide Superstar.  Boyle has put out a CD every year and breathes new life into each song that she touched.   Her third studio album: Someone to Watch Over Me proves that Boyle is not going away anytime soon. […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains, Day Five-Part Two

The last post introduced readers to the first half of the Top 10 Fictional Villains of All Time.    Dolores Umbridge, Magneto, the Evil Queen, Maleficent and Count Dracula are in excellent company with these ultimate villains.    Together, these top five villains have been a part of pop culture for decades and they are the most […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains, Day Five-Part 1

Warning: This blog entry is full of spoilers so if you have not seen any of these characters in action…. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. October 31…Halloween; This date is a time for children to go trick-or-treating and dress-up as their favorite characters, future jobs or scary monsters.  But many pop culture buffs believe that Halloween […]

Jacob Reviews…The Ides of March

WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS Greed is more powerful than the truth. This is the message that is echoed throughout George Clooney’s latest film The Ides of March.  Ides is a political drama that centers on Junior Campaign Manager Stephen Meyers (played by Ryan Gosling), who helps organize Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Mike Morris (played by Clooney)’s […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains of All Time, Day 4

Warning: This blog entry is full of spoilers so if you have not seen any of these characters in action…. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. “Darkness falls across the land…the midnight hour is close at hand…. Creatures crawl in search of blood…to terrorize your neighborhood.[1]”  These second to last batch of 50 greatest fictional villains always […]

Jacob Reviews….Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

Another big release this week was Stronger, the fifth studio album, by the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson.    Clarkson has become Stronger as a singer since 2009’s All I Ever Wanted and this album proves it. As usual I have provided five key tracks that the listener should invest time listening to while working through […]

Jacob Reviews….Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto

One of the most anticipated albums of 2011 dropped on Monday, October 24, 2011.  Coldplay released their fifth studio album: Mylo Xyloto.   While this author was not originally a Coldplay fan, this British alternative rock band has won me over completely with their intriguing and fantastic new album. This blog post will provide you with […]

Jacob Reviews….Moneyball

In the past couple of years, moviegoers have been seeing more movies based out of the world of sports.   There are two different genres of sports films- sports drama (Rudy, Miracle, Invictus and Seabiscuit) and sports comedies (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Leatherheads and Bad News Bears).   Moneyball does have small comedic moments but […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains of All Time, Day 3

Warning: This blog entry is full of spoilers so if you have not seen this character in action…. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Our countdown of the greatest fictional villains of all time continues.  So far we have encountered laughable villains and minor to major threats.  As the countdown moves forward, the villains will become darker, […]

Jacob Reviews…..Rock of Ages-The Musical

During my latest trip to New York City, I decided to see Rock of Ages.  It was one of the best decisions that I made that weekend.  This rock-jukebox musical focused on a love story that was intertwined the best hair metal songs of the 1980s.  When the show  premiered on Broadway in 2009, American […]

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