Jacob Reviews….Big Miracle

This edition of Jacob Reviews focuses on the historical drama Big Miracle, based on the 1989 Tom Rose book, Freeing the Whales, which focuses on 1988’s Operation Breakthrough, an international exertion to save three California gray whales, which were trapped in Alaskan ice. Despite its two-hour and three-minute time length, this film is an incredible […]

Jacob Reviews…Red Tails

This site has tackled numerous historical films in the past couple of months.  Some had featured brilliant acting performances like Meryl Streep in the Iron Lady or contained a brilliantly structured screenplay similar to Moneyball.  Unfortunately, Red Tails had neither.   In this edition of Jacob Reviews, I will discuss why the film had some success […]

Jacob Reviews….The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady is finally out in all theatres.  This movie focuses on retired Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) as she reflects on her past from her humble beginnings as a grocer’s daughter to the apex of her political career as the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom while taking out her […]

Jacob Reviews…Carnage

Carnage is based on Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play Gods of Carnage.  This film’s plot focuses on two sets of parents: Penelope and Michael Longstreet (Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly) and Nancy and Alan Cowan (Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz) who are meeting to discuss an incident between their quarreling sons.  When moviegoers first […]

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 […]

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