Jake’s Take On…Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Warning! Spoilers are ahead! In all honesty, the last movie I saw this year was Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier! It conquered the Box Office as it earned over $710,000,000! One movie that hopes to do it is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The second prequel of the […]

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A Conversation with Brian Raider

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com What would happen if you accidentally found yourself on a film set? Brian Raider turned that accident into an opportunity, when he traded in his financial career at Wells Fargo and JP Morgan for various production jobs. Some projects included stints on the production teams of Judge Joe Brown, Judge Judy, […]

Ellen DeGeneres shines at the 2014 Oscars

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com There is always something magical about Oscar night! Seeing the best and brightest in Hollywood come together at the Dolby Theatre always puts a smile on my face. So who took home Oscar glory? Read on to find out… Host Ellen DeGeneres entered the Dolby Theatre stage and hit ground running […]

A Conversation with Josh Emerson

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Jake’s Take is proud to welcome actor Josh Emerson to the site. The Edmonton, Canada native has been active in the entertainment industry since the early 2000s.   He worked on a diverse group of TV shows and movies such as Aliens in America, Hellcats, I Love You, Beth Cooper and Jennifer’s […]

Jake’s Movie Review…. Adira

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com There are so many reasons why I love living in Kansas City. One item of significant importance is the rising film community that calls this city home.  Among two of the leaders guiding this renaissance is Bradley J. Lincoln and his wife, Irene Delmonte.  Together, they head one of the Kansas […]

A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com After reviewing reports from the New York Times, Variety and the Wall Street Journal, Jake’s Take can confirm that actor-director Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away. The New York Police Department stated that Hoffman died in his West Village apartment in Manhattan, NY.  While officials have not confirmed the cause of […]

What’s Coming in 2014: Movies

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If you missed part two of my series, click here: http://jakes-take.com/2014/01/whats-coming-in-2014-music/ You might want to take multiple trips to the cinema this year! Here are some films that you might want to consider seeing on the Silver Screen: The Lego Movie (February 7, 2014) Legos will be taking over the big […]

Jake’s Take-The Top 12 Movies of 2013

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Jake’s Take continues its celebration of the best of 2013 with a look in the best of cinema. Here are 12 of the most memorable comedies, dramas and action films of the year: 12. Rush Ron Howard’s Rush speeds into our countdown at the number 12 spot. Moviegoers were left on […]

Jake’s Movie Reviews…Saving Mr. Banks

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Mary Poppins remains one of my all-time favorite films! I have the fondest memories of watching the film with my brother and my family multiple times a week between Pre-K and 2nd Grade. Saving Mr. Banks brilliantly tells the story on how after 20 years, Mickey’s creator was able to convince […]

Jacob Reviews…. Captain Phillips

  By: Jacob Elyachar Imagine you are the captain of a huge freight boat and the ship is carrying precious cargo on your way to the southern part of Africa. Unfortunately, your pleasant voyage that you expected was just shot down…. all thanks to Somali pirates…who are eager to go after anything that you have […]

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