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Jackie K Cooper

'The Reconstruction of William Zero' Is a Film That Will Make You Think

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There has been a recent spate of mindless sci-f/horror movies that have been barely worth your time, much less the price of admission. To save the day comes The Reconstruction of William Zero, a well made movie of this type that actually makes you think.

'Nurse Jackie' Takes Her Final Bow

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

If you have been a constant fan of this series, you are going to love these final episodes. When it is over, there are still questions to be answered, but you will have a sense of satisfaction (depending on your viewpoint) as to where it leaves the story.

'Kiss of the Jewel Bird' Is Like Mining for Gold

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Dale Cramer has written many worthwhile novels in his career, but none of them has possessed the ridiculousness or the brilliance of Kiss of the Jewel Bird.

'The Stranger' Is Not Up to Coben's Standards

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The new book is good and suspenseful and enjoyable, but compared with the best of Coben it is second rate. Blame the author; he set the standard too high.

Do You Believe? Aims For Its Target Audience and Succeeds

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Do You Believe? is another faith based film from the makers of last year's God Is Not Dead. This time however, they have stepped up production values as well as having a much stronger cast.

The Pocket Wife Provides an Overabundance of Storylines

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.20.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The Pocket Wife is a new novel by Susan Crawford. It is a story that mystifies while it entertains. The heroine of the story is a woman who is bipolar, and this disorder affects her memory as well as her ability to distinguish what is real and what is not.

Secrets and Lies Is a Program You Should Be Watching

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

What also draws me in is the acting. Phillippe has never been this good. He gives the various shades to Ben's personality which make you trust him one moment and doubt him the next. This role could take him to the next level of his career and he seems to know it.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Is First Rate Entertainment

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is nothing remotely second best about the highly anticipated sequel to the charming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which was released in 2011. The cast of that movie included Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith.

Focus Has Blurred Lines

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There was a time in the past when Will Smith was the most charming of actors. Any movie he made was enhanced by the pleasure of his personality. Then came "After Earth" and his career has never recovered.

The Never Open Desert Diner Is a Literary Serendipity

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Sometimes you pick up a book you know nothing about, read a few sentences and are immediately hooked. Such is the case of The Never Open Desert Diner by James Anderson. This is Anderson's first novel and it is a great one.

Grippando's Cane and Abe Is Too Similar to Gone Girl

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

James Grippando has a new novel out and for him it must be the best of times and the worst of times. Its the best of times because his story, CANE & ABE, is being compared to GONE GIRL.

The Loft Is So Much Better Than You Think It Is Going to Be

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Loft is a surprisingly entertaining film that keeps the audience in the dark as to its villain(s) until the very end. The fact the ending is logical and difficult to anticipate makes this movie an above average feature.

Crash & Burn Is Lisa Gardner's Most Complex Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.28.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Gardner pulls out all the stops in her latest novel, Crash & Burn. There are so many muddled characters who try to make sense of all that is going on, while there are other seemingly crazed characters who are determined to hide the truth. In short you can't breeze your way through this one.

Welcome Back To a Real 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

It is time to celebrate as the real "Hallmark Hall of Fame" is back. After too many years of silly comedies and soapy romances this special event of television has returned to the hallmark of what it once represented -- good, enjoyable family entertainment.

Cold Cold Heart Is Tami Hoag at Her Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

For a frantic ride in a great tale of suspense and danger Cold Cold Heart delivers the goods. Hoag has always been a good writer but this book elevates her to a new level.

Episodes Is Back and Better Than Ever

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The writing on this show is brisk and subtle. Plus there are some hilarious actions and reactions from the cast. They enhance the scripts which are already good to begin with. Each episode has at least a couple of laugh out loud moments.

Into the Woods Gets Lost in the Woods

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a lot to like in Into the Woods but there is also a lot more that should have been better. If the playfulness and emotions inherent in Sondheim's songs had been delivered, the movie would not have been just good -- it would have been great.

'Foxcatcher' Catches Fire

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is an eerie vibe about the movie "Foxcatcher" from its first moments to its last. It is hard to pinpoint what it is but the sterile bleakness of the opening scenes sets a tone that stays with the movie and the main three characters who inhabit this story.

Annie Is Not as Bad as You Feared, But Not as Good as You Hoped

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Annie is not as bad as you feared it would be but not as good as you hoped it would be. As long as the camera is on Wallis it is a delight but when she is not the focus the proceedings come to a halt. So keep your eyes and your interest on her and you will have a good time.

'Ascension' Is a December Rarity; It Doesn't Have a Christmas Theme

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Ascension" is a new mini-series on the Syfy Channel that shows a lot of promise. It is a story about a manned spaceship on a one hundred year journey to a new planet, that is also a murder mystery. Both facets of the show are interesting and so you get the best of both worlds.

Top Five Is Not Top 10 Material

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Top Five does provide an in-depth look at a comedian trying for something new. It strives to make it real and believable, and it succeeds for the most part. The problem is the entertainment factor gets left by the wayside.

Reese Shows Her Wild Side In 'Wild'

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Reese Witherspoon bares her heart, soul and body in the new film "Wild." She tackles the role of Cheryl Strayed with gusto and determination and lets herself become totally absorbed. This is not the "sweet little Reese" we have known and loved in other movies.

Reese Walks On the Wild Side In "Wild"

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

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Mark The Red Tent as a Must-See!

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This two-part production is not as epic as those were but does have a certain dramatic play to it that justifies its length. Its story covers decades and each and every one of its major characters is appealing and worthy of the screen time.

Betrayed Moves Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline is an accomplished author of many books with many characters, but she is never as good as when she is writing about the characters associated with the "Rosato & Associates Novels." When she enters this world she is at her most creative and most entertaining. Luckily her new novel is one of those books.