Jake’s Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Death. The D-Word. It is the hardest and emotional parts of the circle of life! Over the past couple of months, my family has tackled this issue as I lost both of my grandfathers. One film that I had looked forward to watching after these events were the dramedy This Is […]

Jake’s Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com When Marvel Studios announced that the Guardians of the Galaxy would be given the Silver Screen, non-comic book fans stated: “Who the hell are the Guardians of the Galaxy?” The Guardians of the Galaxy are a quintet of outlaws who are the true definitions of anti-heroes! The group’s core line-up involves […]

Jake’s Movie Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One film that I had been anticipating this summer is The Hundred-Foot Journey. Produced by Hollywood powerhouses Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, The Hundred-Foot Journey focuses on the story of Hassan Haji (Manish Dayal) and his family. Hassan’s family escaped from India as their family business with attacked by rioters as […]

Jake’s Take On…. Comic-Con International 2014: Saturday

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Saturdays are normally one of the busiest and most exciting days at any comic book convention! However, expect the energy to be off the charts during this year’s show! Here are several huge panels that must be on your schedule:   The Simpsons (10 to 10:45 a.m.; Ballroom 20) FOX’s iconic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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