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JACKIE's Weekly Column

"There's Always A Reason"




"The Best Is Yet To Be" is a weekly installment
of Jackie's views of living in the South and how
it affects our mental, physical and spiritual lives.
It is a celebration of life and points out the positive
nature of the enjoyment the simple pleasures
of life offer. It is a rendering of thoughts that are
sad, funny, inspirational, and/or reflective.
The overall theme is that life just keeps getting
better and better.

Listen Up Philip

JACKIE's Movie Reviews

 Listen Up Philip


 St. Vincent

 23 Blast

 The Identical

Magic In the Moonlight

 The One Hundred Foot Journey

 Ray Donovan

 Begin Again


  Alone Yet Not Alone

 How To Train Your Dragon 2

 A Night In Old Mexico

 A Million Ways To Die In the West


 The Other Woman

Heaven Is For Real

God's Not Dead


Cesar Chavez

Need For Speed

The Bag Man


3 Days To Kill


 About Last Night


Endless Love

That Awkward Moment

The Monuments Men

Labor Day

Wolf of Wall Street

I, Frankenstein

Devil's Due

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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which now includes Jackie's Top Ten Movies of 2013!


JACKIE's Book Reviews


JACKIE's Television Reviews

Current Television Reviews


The Affair



24: Live Another Day

In My Dreams


 Lizzie Borden Took An Axe


Bonnie & Clyde

Christmas In Conway

A Country Christmas Story

The Governor's Wife

Dancing on the Edge

Witches of East End

Homeland/Masters of Sex

A Sister's Nightmare

Baby Sellers


JACKIE's Video Columns

Current Video Column

42 &
Damages the Final Season

Jackie's Interviews

Video Interview: James Farmer

Video Interview: Charles Martin

Video Interview: Jeffery Deaver - Author of XO

Video Interview: Karen spears Zacharias - Author of The Silence of Mockingbirds

Plays and Live Theatre Reviews


Sister Act




Memory's Mist is the seventh, and newest, installment in Jackie Cooper's short stories about life growing up in the south.






As Above/So Below


R -  Profanity & Violence

Plot of hunting treasure in the catacombs makes no sense and is wasted time



R -  Profanity & Adult Situations

A movie with one gimmick, showing the actors aging; acting is good but the plot is dull

Expendables 3


PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Sly and the gang are back bit its all getting a little old

Get On Up


PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Sanitized version of James Brown's life but Chadwick Boseman is amazing as Brown

The Giver


PG-13 - Profanity & Mild Violence

Meryl Streep & Jeff Bridges star – with them you expect more, but you get less

Guardians of the Galaxy


 PG-13 -  Profanity & Violence

Based on a true story an interesting film about evil and possession

If I Stay


PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Based on YA novel this is another teen love story that gets old fast

Into the Storm


PG-13 -  Profanity & Violence

Not much story  and acting talent is lacking, but the special effects are worth seeing

Let's Be Cops 


R -  Profanity & Violence

Dumb comedy that makes fun of cops which isn't a smart thing to do



R -  Profanity & Violence

Special type of drug gives a young woman the use of 100% of her brain – blah sci-fi

Magic In the Moonlight


PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Allen wrote/directed this entertaining romantic comedy about a magician & a mediumfi

A Most Wanted Man


R -  Profanity & Violence

One of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's last roles and he is brilliant in this “catch a spy” film

The November Man


PG-13- Violence

Pierce Brosnan plays a spy who comes out of retirement save some lives – OK action

The 100 Foot Journey


PG- Mild Profanity

Beautifully filmed movie about merging of cultures through love and food

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For


R- Profanity, Violence & Nudity

Cartoonish tale of violence and crime; intriguing to look at but overly done in the end

Step Up: All In


PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Latest “Step Up” film is worst in the series & where's Channing Tatum when you need him?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

There is still some fun left in this new version of the turtles' tale

What If


PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe tries his hand at romantic comedy with limited results

When the Game Stands Tall


PG -MIld Profanity & Footbal Violence

True story of the winningest high school football team should've had more heart & excitement

Wish I Was Here


R -   Much Profanity

Zach Graff and Kate Hudson win you over in this tale of family trials and tribulations

Jackie's Rating Scale

Scale of 1 to 10

1 - Make them pay you to see it
2 - Take an enemy to see it
3 - Pick a comfortable seat so you can sleep through most of it
4 - Be alert for the good parts that are few and far between
5 - Not the best, not the worst, but right in the middle
6 - Unexpectedly good
7- Worth telling a friend about
8 - Renews your faith in moviemaking
9 - You'll want to stay put and see it twice
10-You'll come out with stars in your eyes



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