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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 10.16.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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...

'Persecuted' Gives Faith-Based Films a Bad Name

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Just because a movie is faith-based does not mean it is automatically worth seeing. A "faith-based" film should have to earn its audience just like every other kind of movie.

Movie Review: I Am Road Comic

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It's been four years since comedian-turned-commercial-filmmaker Jordan Brady used the low-budget documentary I Am Comic to give us a glimpse of what the world of stand-up looks like from the inside

'Begin Again' Is a Movie to Be Seen Again and Again

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

When you see as many movies each year as I do you begin to become a bit jaded. This can cause you to lose your perspective and your enthusiasm for an...

5 Reasons People With Brains Shouldn't See 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction'

Olivia Cole | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Olivia Cole

Explosions substituting for character development. General cinematic bloatedness. You know these things. But in case your instincts need a little sharpening, I will save you your money -- and a precious three hours of your precious life.

There Is Still Time To See Belle, and You Should

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Based on true events, the movie tells the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle and it is an amazing one.

Popcorn Preview: A Summer's Tale

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

A Summer's Tale (1996) Conte d'été Cast includes: Melvil Poupaud (The Lover, Broken English), Amanda Langlet (Triple Agent), Gwenaëlla Simon (Not o...

Alone Yet Not Alone Is Surprisingly Entertaining

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Although this is a faith-based film with a group of unknown actors, do not dismiss it out of hand. Its story is challenging and the presentation is very professional. The entertainment value it presents took me by surprise.

The Fashion Movie Even Non-Fashion Lovers Should See

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Style

"I'm Yves Saint Laurent," the designer declares, as he asks his latest muse to model for him in a packed nightclub. By the time the audience reaches t...

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Outdoes the Original

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The voice talent is also to be commended as the voices perfectly match the characters with Baruchel and Blanchett leading the way. Animated films are always more enjoyable when the voice talent has been carefully cast

'Farmland' Should Win Awards as Best Documentary

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

It comes as a complete shock to me that the best movie I have seen this year is a documentary by the name of Farmland. I usually don't watch document...

A Million Ways To Die In the West Is DOA

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Seth MacFarlane is the creative force behind the new movie A Million Ways To Die In the West. He co-wrote it, produced it, directed it and stars in it. Therefore any praise should go to him, and any complaints should also be aimed his way.

A Night In Old Mexico Showcases Robert Duvall's Amazing Talent

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Duvall is still at the top of his game and he makes the most of his role. For many that will be enough. But those looking for other elements such as story, believability, and good supporting actors; they will be disappointed.

'Moms Night Out' Feels Like a Dated TV Sitcom

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Moms Night Out" is the kind of movie you feel you ought to like because it is so family friendly, and families have been crying out for ages for more...

A Review of 'Blue Ruin'

Michael Darer | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Michael Darer

With beautiful cinematography, gut-wrenching and understated performances, and a sense of compassionate awareness for both its characters and its predecessors, Blue Ruin makes the case for the revenge film as human exploration more so than karma porn.

The Other Woman Should Have Been Better

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Several years ago Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton starred in a hit movie titled The First Wives' Club. This movie explored the impact of hu...