All eyes are on Alicia Keys as “The Voice: Season 11” knockouts conclude!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Happy Halloween, everyone! Tonight, it was the last Knockout Round performances of Season 11! Before we get to the recap, here are the artists that will be singing for your votes next week: Team Adam: Billy Gilman, Simone Grundy, Riley Elmore, and Josh Gallagher (stolen from Team Blake) Team Miley: Ali […]

Jake’s Take: The Fifth Anniversary-Top 10 Batman Villains of All-Time

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Halloween is almost here, and Jake’s Take’s ode to the bad guys continue with the greatest rogues’ gallery of all-time! For 76 years, Batman has been facing some of the most colorful and dangerous felons in the DC Comics Universe.  They have become household names through their numerous appearances in comic […]

Jake’s Take: The 2016-2017 Television Series that should be renewed

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com We are one month into the 2016-17 Television season and already several shows are starting to break away from the pack. Here are some of the TV shows that should return Fall 2017 for an encore season: This is Us (NBC) The NBC dramedy ensemble series has captured the hearts of […]

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill usher in “The Voice: Season 11” Knockouts!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Ladies and gentlemen! It’s time for the Knockout Rounds to begin on The Voice. Before we get to tonight’s recap, here are the team line-ups: Team Adam: Billy Gilman, Riley Elmore, Nolan Neal, Simone Grundy, Ponciano Seoane, Brendan Fletcher, Dave Moisan & Jason Warrior (both stolen from Team Alicia) Team Miley: […]

Aladdin & Jasmine visit “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Aladdin remains one of my all-time favorite Disney animated films! When I saw that Aladdin, Jasmine, and Jafar were coming to Storybrooke this season, I jumped for joy. I believe that Agrabah’s favorite couple and the wicked warlock would fit right into Storybrooke. For example, Jasmine was one of the arrivals […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration: The Top 11 “Once Upon A Time” Villains

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s almost Halloween! In honor of this time of the season, Jake’s Take is celebrating the time of year dedicated to celebrating vampires, witches, zombies, Frankenstein’s monsters, and warlocks for a special series devoted to villains.  Up first, my favorite ABC fairy-tale drama: Once Upon A Time! Over the past five […]

Jake’s Take: The January 2017 DC Comics Solicitations

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If you were to go to Big City Comix and Games in Leawood, Kansas and ask them to look up my pull list, you would mostly find a bunch of DC Comics titles. Yesterday, the House that Superman and Batman Built released their January 2017 solicitations! Here are some of my […]

Jekyll & Hyde are highlighted on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Among the stories that Once Upon A Time is highlighting this season is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Dr. Henry Jekyll is a good-natured scientist who always battled his demons. One faithful day, he created a serum that transformed him into the monstrous brute, Edward Hyde.  Last […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews (Week of October 14, 2016)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome back to Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get this party started.   Oh My My by OneRepublic OneRepublic is one of my favorite pop rock bands! Every time, the Denver, Colorado-based quintet releases a new album, they release excellent material […]

A Conversation with the Brooklyn Baking Barons

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am so happy to welcome my friends, The Brooklyn Baking Barons (Chris Poeschl and Tony Lanuza), to Jake’s Take! I met Chris and Tony, two years ago, while waiting in line for a taping of The View and they were offering everyone that was waiting in line a bite of […]

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