Jake’s Movie Reviews…Saving Mr. Banks

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Mary Poppins remains one of my all-time favorite films! I have the fondest memories of watching the film with my brother and my family multiple times a week between Pre-K and 2nd Grade. Saving Mr. Banks brilliantly tells the story on how after 20 years, Mickey’s creator was able to convince […]

Jacob Reviews…. Captain Phillips

  By: Jacob Elyachar Imagine you are the captain of a huge freight boat and the ship is carrying precious cargo on your way to the southern part of Africa. Unfortunately, your pleasant voyage that you expected was just shot down…. all thanks to Somali pirates…who are eager to go after anything that you have […]

Jacob Reviews…Rush

By: Jacob Elyachar One of the most intense rivalries in sporting history was between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Both men were impeccable drivers that raced during the 1976 Formula Run series. Their story was brought to life thanks to celebrated film director Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan. There were several aspects that made […]

Jake’s Movie Reviews…Blue Jasmine

By: Jacob Elyachar One of the objects that I had on my “Things to Do Before I Turned 30” bucket list was to see a Woody Allen film. This legendary entertainer is one of the most endearing (and sometimes polarizing) figures in America cinema.   For six decades, Mr. Allen created brilliant pieces of film that […]

Jake’s Movie Reviews…Lee Daniels’ The Butler

By: Jacob Elyachar Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler.  This historical drama focuses on Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker)’s rise from a plantation cotton picker to a White House butler. Along the way, he tries to please his wife, Gloria (Oprah Winfrey), experiences a “Cat’s in the Cradle” relationship with […]

Jacob’s Movie Review: We’re The Millers

By: Jacob Elyachar Warning! Spoilers are ahead! Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing the new comedy We’re The Millers. It was a hysterical one-hour and 50-minute ride that had a terrific cast and a superior screenplay. We’re The Millers focuses on drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) who must pick up a massive […]

Jacob’s Movie Review: The Wolverine

By: Jacob Elyachar 13 years ago, an unknown Australian actor named Hugh Jackman made his silver screen debut playing one of Marvel’s iconic heroes: Wolverine of the X-Men. After the original X-Men trilogy, a solo film and a cameo in the relaunched X-Men series, Jackman returned to play the feral superhero for a sequel that […]

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Day Three Panel Preview

By: Jacob Elyachar So you had a productive day yesterday and got to see some of your favorite actors from Games of Thrones and The Walking Dead plus got to hear from some of your favorite DC and Manvel Creators. Well, my friends…. Today will be your busiest day at the 2013 San Diego Comic […]

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Day Two Panel Preview

By: Jacob Elyachar Thousands of pop culture lovers have descended on San Diego to celebrate the best in comics, anime, film, video games and TV. As Day Two approaches, Jake’s Take has the ideal panels that all fanboys and fangirls should attend: 10 a.m. DC Comics: My Secret Origin! Wanted to know how your favorite […]

Jacob’s Movie Reviews….The Heat

By: Jacob Elyachar Lucille Ball & Vivian Vance. Carol Burnett & Vicki Lawrence. Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon. All three duos have made generations laugh and smile at their antics on television and on the Silver Screen. Now the 2010s have their own duo that has an abundance of chemistry and can make audiences laugh […]

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