Jake’s Take at the Movies: Rogue One-A Star Wars Story

Star Wars is in the middle of a massive comeback! Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over $2.068 billion worldwide and rejuvenated in the science fiction franchise that George Lucas built. For the first time in franchise history, Star Wars released its first stand-alone anthology film. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, tells the tale […]

Jake’s Take at the Movies: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It has been five years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part Two. But 54 years before the world’s most popular wizard was born, there was another wizard who had incredible adventures that would take the wizarding world by storm.  His name was Newt Scamander.  This man wrote […]

Jake’s Take at the Movies: Doctor Strange

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Of all the characters in the Marvel Comics encyclopedia, I have to say that Doctor Strange remains one of my all-time favorites. Every time I played Marvel Ultimate Alliance on my Nintendo GameCube, I always put him on my team because of his omnipresent magical capabilities.  Also, his recently relaunched comic […]

Jake’s Take Reviews…The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For over 40 years, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has captured the imaginations of millions of loyal acolytes around the world. Created by playwright Richard O’Brien, the shocking rock musical hit the West End in 1973, before it premiered respectively in Los Angeles in 1974 and Broadway in 1975. But, […]

Jake’s Take at the Movies: Batman: The Killing Joke (2016 film)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com “All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man to lunacy. That’s how far the world is where I am. Just one bad day.”- The Joker, The Killing Joke (1988) The Clown Prince of Crime uttered that offensive line to his arch-rival, Batman, in Alan Moore and Brian […]

Jake’s Take at the Movies: Ghostbusters (2016 film)

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If there is something strange in your neighborhood, who are gonna call? The answer: Ghostbusters! One of the most talked about reboots is now out in theatres! The all-female lead Ghostbusters team (Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon) is taking the comedy-horror world by storm.  Despite all […]

Don Cheadle hits Kansas City FilmFest for “Miles Ahead”

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle returned home to celebrate the exclusive screening of his Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, at the Kansas City FilmFest. Miles Ahead focuses on the Jazz icon’s elusive years. After dazzling the world with his dynamic sound, the late Miles Davis experienced the dark side of […]

Kansas City native Jeremy Scott is “The People’s Designer”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past few years, Kansas City has been building a respectable fashion community. While several designers are taking their time building their brands, Kansas City native Jeremy Scott has become not only an inspiration for his fellow designers, but also an internationally known fashion icon. But before he became the […]

A Tribute to Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This month will go down in entertainment history as one of the saddest Januaries of all-time. Multiple news outlets including CNN, Entertainment Weekly, NBC News, USA Today and Time have reported the death of celebrated British actor Alan Rickman.  A family member reported that Mr. Rickman passed away from a private […]

“Jake’s Take” joins “The Kansas City Jewish Film Festival”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Since 1997, the Kansas City Jewish Film Festival provides an opportunity for the Kansas City community to explore Jewish ideas and values through films that would otherwise not be shown in the Kansas City area. I am very honored to announce Jake’s Take’s involvement with this year’s Kansas City Jewish Film […]

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