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'Foxcatcher' Catches Fire

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.21.2014 | 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 12.19.2014 | 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.

Top Five Is Not Top 10 Material

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 12.07.2014 | 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 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper "Wild" (Fox Search...

'Birdman' and Keaton Will Amaze You

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Birdman" is a rare bird of a movie. It is unexpected, surprising and in some ways shocking. It is first and foremost one of the most intriguing and entertaining movies of the year.

Popcorn Preview: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Leslie Sisman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) Cast includes: Rita Mae Brown, Susan Brownmiller, Kate Millet, Ellen Willis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alix Kates...

Popcorn Preview: Rosewater

Leslie Sisman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Rosewater (2014) Cast includes: Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), Kim Bodnia (In China They Eat Dogs), Claire Foy (Season of the Witch), S...

Cinephiles Will Love 'Listen Up Philip'

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

No matter how many movies you have seen this year, you haven't seen one like "Listen Up Philip." This film, which is directed by Alex Ross Perry ("The...

Confessions of Someone Who Didn't Understand Anything Contained in "Interstellar"

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The science is laid on with a mallet, beating you into acceptance with every gibberish-sounding theory possible. I am not saying it is not all true. I don't know. I just know I didn't understand anything past the first worm hole reference.

The Imitation Game

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Geoffrey R. Stone

The Imitation Game traces the real-life tale of Alan Turing, the brilliant and highly idiosyncratic British scientist and philosopher whose secret contributions during World War II saved the lives of an estimated 14 million individuals.

Forget the Media: Another View of Nightcrawler

Jon Eig | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

So if Nightcrawler is not, at its core, a condemnation of the current condition of news media, what is that larger message? Gilroy's movie is about a society that has become unmoored, a society in which traditional economic and moral structures no longer function.

ReThink Interview: Jake Paltrow, Writer/Director of Young Ones

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I guess I'm saying that now I understand those list-making lovers of obscure films, and to prove it, I'd like to express my affection for Young Ones, a film written and directed by Jake Paltrow that you almost certainly haven't heard of but definitely shouldn't miss.

Nightcrawler

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

This journey into a bleak world not fathomed before is intriguing, unnerving and haunting. You'll walk out of the theater feeling like you need to go home to shower and scrub this film off your skin.

America Needs to Show St. Vincent Some Love

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This movie is worth the price of admission, as few are these days, and is too good to wait for it to come out on DVD.

23 Blast Is Based On an Amazing True Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

One aspect concerning the film that caught my attention is the name of Dylan Baker appearing as the director. Now Baker has been an actor in many movies and in a lot of them he has had some quirky roles.

The Movie The Algerian Is an Important Call for Sorely Needed Cultural Dialogue

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We need more films with this message. To remind people that behind all the propaganda, ruthless agendas and simple hate, we are all people, sharing 99.9 percent of our DNA. We need to find ways to come together and get past ancient hatreds and superstitious beliefs.

Believe Me Is a Movie About the Lying Game

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Believe Me is a movie difficult to categorize. On one hand it appears to be a faith based film while on the other it seems to be a satire of the Christian community. Straddling both genres makes it ineffective in both.

Good People Is a Movie About Somewhat Nice People

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Good People had a good book to draw its story from, but too little adherence to the strong points of that source make the movie less than it should be and could have been. You will enjoy it as a suspense thriller but you won't feel the impact readers of the book got.

Was There Really a Need For 'Dolphin Tale 2'?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Now we have a sequel to the popular film Dolphin Tale. The question is why?

The Identical Totally Entertains

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Identical is a movie that should be seen for the discovery of Blake Rayne if for nothing else. But it also has an interesting storyline, and solid performances by Liotta and Judd. Throw in some hummable tunes and you have a movie satisfactory for the entire family.

Moonlight Shows Woody Still Has the 'Magic' Touch

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920s setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience.

In Praise of The One Hundred Foot Journey

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Everything comes alive in this film from the delightful differences in the characters to the golden glow of the french countryside.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

A one-star French restaurant distinguishes the village and draws diners from near and far. Madame Mallory (the regal Helen Mirren), a widow, rules the place with every detail of the restaurant and every hair on her head in place. She dreams of achieving a second Michelin star.

Popcorn Preview: Boyhood

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Boyhood (2014) Cast includes: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Ellar Coltrane (Fast Food Nation), Lorelei Linklater (Waking Lif...