Throwback Tuesday-Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace

13 years ago…moviegoers returned to the Star Wars universe for the first film in George Lucas’ Star Wars Prequel Trilogy.   This first film was Star Wars: Episode One-The Phantom Menace.  The Phantom Menace told the origin story of Anakin Skywalker (played by Jake Lloyd), who would grow-up to be the fearsome Darth Vader.   The […]

Jacob’s Eye On…The 2012 State of DC Comics

In my last article, I examined why 2012 would be “The Year of Marvel Comics” at the end of December 2012.   However, what if Marvel’s top competitor: DC Comics came up on top during the final month of December?  This article focuses on why 2012 could be another year of DC Comics domination.   […]

Jacob’s Eye On….The 2012 State of Marvel Comics

2012 might be called “The Year of Marvel” at the end of December 2012.   This purpose of jacobelyacharjournalist.com’s blog entry is to highlight the key elements that could make Marvel dominant over DC.   Exhibit #1: The Avengers Assemble on the Big Screen   After seeing Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk […]

Jacob Reviews…Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows

  Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows showcases one of the oldest rivalries in all of literature: Sherlock Holmes and his arch-nemesis: Professor James Moriarty.   Throughout this Guy Richie film, Sherlock Holmes (once again played by the unforgettable Robert Downey, Jr.) and his partner, Dr. Watson (Jude Law) must outwit Moriarty (played brilliantly by Jared […]

Jacob Picks…The Top 10 Movies of 2011

    2011 has been a memorable year for movies.  We have seen incredible performances, well written screenplays and impeccable cinematography in the past 12 months.   But out of all of these movies, only 10 stood out as the best films from the worlds of animation, comedy, drama and science fiction.  Without further ado, […]

Jacob Interviews….Vending for Change’s Michael Schoenfeld

  One documentary that is receiving a lot of buzz from film festivals is Vending for Change.  This film has already received awards including Best of Fest from the FilmStock Film Festival and was an Official Selection for the Starz Denver Film Festival.    Recently, I had the opportunity to correspond with Co-Director Michael Schoenfeld.   In […]

Jacob Reviews…War Horse

    Over a year ago, this author had the chance to attend a small play in London, England.  It was a brilliant story about a boy befriends a horse and when his father sells the horse, the boy runs away from home in order to reunite with his horse during the First World War.     […]

Jacob Reviews…Hugo

Martin Scorsese has another hit film on his hands.    This film is based on the historical fiction novel: The Invention of Hugo  by Brian Selznick.   Hugo follows a young orphan (Asa Butterfield) who lives in the Paris train station who is an incredible tinker.   One item he is completely fawned of is a broken automaton […]

Throwback Tuesday-Rat Race

It has been nearly ten years since the release of the 2001 ensemble comedy Rat Race. If viewers have not seen it, then they are in for a real treat.  This film will make them laugh so hard; they might pee in their pants. This film stars an all-star cast that include Oscar winners Whoopi […]

Jacob Reviews…The Descendants

  Paradise.  When people think of a response to this word they usually think of Hawaii.   They also think of carefree lives with no troubles at all.  Unfortunately in the movie The Descendants, the King family do not have carefree lives and face plenty of troubling issues that could break the family apart.   This edition […]

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