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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
Beyond the Lights 

6

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Story of a rock singer and her protector brings back memories of “The Bodyguard”

Big Hero 6

6

PG -  Comic Violence

A young boy invents an inflatable robot that turns into a super hero

Birdman

8

R -  Profanity, Nudity, & Violence

Keaton carves a place in Hollywood history as this actor trying to redeem himself

Calvary

7

R -  Profanity & Violence

A priest reacts to a death threat whole still carrying on his parrish duties

Dumb and Dumber To

4

R -  Profanity & Gross Situations

Carrey and Daniels exceed the other movies in this series by being dumber than ever

Exodus: Gods and Kings

 7

 PG-13 - Violence

The Moses story told on an epic scale with a cast of thousands

Horrible Bosses 2

3

R -  Profanity, Violence, & Nudity

Waste of good talent; not even as funny as the original which wasn't that funny

Inherent Vice

 3

R -  Profanity, Violence, & Nudity

Another loser for Joaquin Phoenix about a PI and some missing persons – who cares!

Interstellar

6

PG-13 -  Profanity & Violence

All about worm holes and black holes and I didn't understand anything

Listen Up Phillip

 6

NR -  Profanity & Adult Situations

Art house movie about two of the most self-centered men you will ever want to meet

Mockingjay Part 1

7

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Lawrence is good as ever but this movie just moves the story along to the edge of the ending

Penguins of Madagascar

6

PG -  Some Adult Humor

The funniest animals in the “Madagascar” series now have a movie of their own

The Pyramid

4

R -  Profanity & Violence

Another stupid horror story that is okay until its dumb ending

Rosewater

4

R -  Profanity & Violence

Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with a political movie that is dull as dirt

Saving Christmas

5

PG - One Scene of mild Violence

Kirk Cameron defends Christmas Trees, Santa Claus and lots of gift giving

Snowpiercer

6

R -  Profanity & Violence

Tale of a supertrain carrying all of humanity; inventive but not totally entertaining

The Theory of Everything

8

PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Story of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane is amazingly acted; plot is great too

Top Fix

4

R -  Profanity & Nudity

Chris Rock wrote, directed and stars in this unfunny movie that is overly crude

Whiplash

7

R -  Profanity & Violence

Simmons is outstanding as the abusive band leader who venomously directs drummer Teller

Wild 

8

R -  Profanity, Nudity, & Violence

Reese Witherspoon is outstanding as Cheryl Strayed who hiked 1,100 miles to find herself

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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