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"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
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JACKIE's Movie Reviews

God's Not Dead

Noah

Cesar Chavez

Need For Speed

The Bag Man

Non-Stop

3 Days To Kill

Pompeii

 About Last Night

 RoboCop

Endless Love

That Awkward Moment

The Monuments Men

Labor Day

Wolf of Wall Street

I, Frankenstein

Devil's Due

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

The Nut Job

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 Lizzie Borden Took An Axe

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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

 

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42 &
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Video Interview: Charles Martin

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JACKIE's NEWEST BOOK

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

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE SCORE
(1-10)
RATING
About Last Night

6

R - Profanity & Violence

Raunchy remake of the Moore/Lowe film & this time Kevin Hart steals the show

The Bag Man

7

R - Profanity & Violence

A deeply violent film that also has an undercurrent of comedy; exceptionally unique

Cesar Chavez

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Film shines the spotlight on a very important man virtually overlooked by history

Devil's Due

4

R - Profanity & Violence

Cheap adaptation of "Rosemary’s Baby but without the talent on screen or behind the scene

Divergent

7

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Franchise based on YA series of books manages to be appealing thanks to Shailene Woodley

Endless Love

 6

  PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Teen romance played by two actors who are definitely out of their teens
God's Not Dead

 6

PG - Violence & Adult Themes

A Christian film with a message but manages to entertain at the same time

I, Frankenstein

4

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Aaron Eckhart gives it his all as the monster but it is still a bland movie

Labor Day

4

PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Good acting from Winslet and Brolin but the script lets them down with its inconsistencies

The Monuments Men

7

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Good acting, good writing and a good musical score make this true story of WW II a winner

Muppets: Most Wanted

7

PG - Some Mild Adult Humor

The best Muppet movie ever; full of good songs, comedic moments and guest stars

Need For Speed

3

PG-13 - Profanity, nudity & Violence

A needless movie in which the hero breaks all the rules of the road and gets away with it

Noah

 5

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Too religious for some; not religious enough for others – both sides disappointed

Non-Stop

5

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Neeson is always good but his movies aren’t; this one isn’t that great

The Nut Job

5

PG - Comic Violence

A second rate animation film in all respects

Pompeii

5

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

This movie makes a spectacle of itself but that is what it is supposed to do

Ride Along

6

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are polar opposites in this film that is not as funny as it should be

RoboCop

7 

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Remake of the half human/half robot story with great special effects & emphasis on the heart
Sabotage

R - Violence, Profanity & Nudity

Arnold is getting older and it shows in this semi-entertaining but very violent movie

That Awkward Moment

4

R - Profanity, Nudity & Sexual Situations

Snickering look at modern day relationships which makes both men and women look dumb

3 Days To Kill

7

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Kevin Costner turns on the charm in this action packed movie that also has an emotional core

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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