Jacob has written 212 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Freaks

    Freaks

    ★★★½

    If you mess with one freak, then you are messing with all the freaks. This is kinda amazing, honestly. The last act is what shines most and probably most controversial for sensitive people and people who lack common sense. This isn’t using “freaks” as a object of horror or to scare the viewer even though the last act may seem that way. What’s more horrible is the acts made by Cleopatra & Hercules. She is a gold digger with evil schemes…

  • Flight

    Flight

    ★★★½

    2 Reasons to watch: 

    One of the most extraordinary plane crashes ever seen on screen.

    Denzel Washington’s Oscar worthy performance portraying a alcoholic fighting a investigation that can send him to prison while also fighting his own inner demons. Very remarkable performance from Denzel as always. A great supporting cast coming from John Goodman, Don Cheadle and the underrated Bruce Greenwood. 

    Other than those 2 reasons there’s not much here. I don’t mean to sound so lucid but we’ve all…

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    ★★★½

    A incredible true story that is lifted with two Oscar worthy performances and filled with nerve-wracking tension. Tom Hanks gives a brilliant performance as the true life hero Captain Richard Phillips. I can’t imagine a better actor portraying this true life character. What surprises me most is Barkhad Abdi as the head honcho pirate Muse. It’s not everyday you see a feature debut from someone who can go toe to toe with Tom Hanks and perform just as good. I…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★½

    Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is a brilliant coming of age story that is filled with raw emotions and authentic characters fueled by some fantastic performances. This isn’t a typical high school drama layered with cliches’, it’s also about a strict loving mother and a free spirited daughter who wants to break away from her roots. Laurie Metcalf as the mother and Saoirse Ronan as the daughter is the sole reason this film is as good as it is. I’m so…

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★½

    Mary Jane: “Go get em tiger.”

    Me: It’s “Go get em Spider” you helpless, indecisive, poorly written character. Even your lines are stupid. 

    Listen, I want to rate this as high as I can because the action scenes in this is the best I’ve ever seen in a super hero movie, this also has one of the best villains ever to be put on screen but it is held down by the annoying, cliche, toxic mess of a love affair.…

  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    ★★★½

    Before there was Iron Man there was this regular guy who battled a Egyptian King with just a flashlight, he was called...THE NIGHT GUARD!! 

    Seriously, this is such an epic sequel with TONS of new historical characters with many A-List actors portraying them. What obviously stood out amongst the crew was Amy Adams portrayal of Amelia Earhart. She’s so gorgeous and adorable filled with so much spunk. You can tell by her performance that she is having so much fun…

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    This has aged like fine wine. I can’t believe how crisp the action scenes are. The fighting scenes are beautiful. I loved the slow motion effect that worked marvelously. The performances are fantastic. I’m not much of a comic book nerd but Tobey Maguire is my favorite Spider-Man out of the three. He doesn’t try too hard and seems like a regular guy. His character Peter is honestly funny when he doesn’t try to be. He just has this charm…

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    ★★★½

    It appears they have fixed everything I didn’t like about the first while also making what I liked about the first even more epic. There are new comers on board here and they do a splendid job fitting them into the story. Seeing them work together as a group is fun to see. The cast is bigger and even better. More characters to cheer for. The tropical island theme is unique and fun. I wish the first half didn’t drag…

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★½

    I still love this premise; Five students find themselves one day in after school detention. I loved the performances and the dialogue even though I find the script very cliche and hits every formula of a high school drama with teens feeling anguish towards their parents. There are fun moments and some emotional moments. I’m sure it’s relatable to most of us as well. It’s a good movie with a stellar cast with some good chemistry between them and complex characters we all can relate to.

  • Clueless

    Clueless

    ★★★½

    Fantastic script with exceptional performances coming from Alicia Silverstone & Paul Rudd. I loved their chemistry. The side characters are kind of annoying but thankfully they don’t take up much screen time. Even though this movie has a targeted audience it’s still well made for what it is and you can’t help but appreciate it because of how well made it is. Cher is such a intellectual character for the 90’s era that her character is so iconic in her own…

  • Argo

    Argo

    ★★★½

    So the last movie I watched was “Hugo” and now I just finished this one. I just think it’s a bit funny considering they sound the same, ya know? Hugo and Argo....no? Just me who thinks that’s funny? Okay. Anyways I’m surprised this movie won Best Picture at the Oscars considering how messy it is. It’s a incredible true story which will always grab my attention but the tension after a couple re-watches goes away. The performances from everyone is…

  • Three Kings

    Three Kings

    ★★★½

    The Gulf War is always a interesting but sad topic to discuss. This is a well made heist movie that turns into a more deep and meaningful story about American soldiers trying to escort Iraqi refugees away from their corrupt village all the while trying to steal gold away from Saddam. There are some great actions scenes, emotional scenes, some quirky dry humor and a surprisingly awesome cast to pave way for a entertaining movie. This movie made me miss…