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 […]

Jacob Reviews….Batman: Year One

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! One of the premiere Batman storylines from the comics is Batman: Year One.  The story was written by legendary scribe Frank Miller and illustrated by comic book artist David Mazzucchelli.   Recently, Warner Bros. Animation made an adaptation of the storyline in their latest DC Universe Original Animated Movie series.    This one hour […]

Jacob Reviews…Tower Heist

Warning: Spoilers are present in this article! Imagine if you worked in a building where some of the wealthiest people in New York City live.   Then imagine having everything taken from you by a greedy Wall Street businessman.  What do you do?  You gather a group of liked minded people to rob the man and […]

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 […]

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