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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.

Magic In the Moonlight

JACKIE's Movie Reviews

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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JACKIE's Book Reviews


JACKIE's Television Reviews

Current Television Reviews


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.






Alone Yet Not Alone



A surprisingly good film that has a faith based theme




Takes a look at what is right about our country

Begin Again


R -  Profanity

Knightley not only acts in this movie, she also sings – and so does everything about the film



PG-Adult Situations

Beautifully acted & presented story of an 18th century mixed race woman who excels in life

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

The special effects , especially the apes, is amazing and totally believable

Deliver Us From Evil


 R -  Profanity &  Violence

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

Earth To Echo


PG-Mild Violence

Okay family film but it sure does rip off “E.T.”

The Grand Seduction


PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

Fishing village needs a doctor & the con begins



PG-13  - Profanity, Nudity & Violence

“The Rock” makes a believable Hercules & the plot tells the “true story” - sure

Jersey Boys


R -  Profanity

Fascinating story behind the lives of Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons



R -  Profanity & Violence

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

Moms Night Out


PG - Comic Violence

Faith based film that is not funny and way to frenetic



PG-13- Violence

So dull and dry it gives faith based films a bad name

Planes: Fire & Rescue


PG- Some Action Sequences

Okay animated film but nothing out of the ordinary

The Purge: Anarchy


R- Violence & Profanity

Sequel to last year's hit; this time out the public fights back

The Rover


R- Violence & Profanity

Muddled story of two men on a killing spree in Australia

Sex Tape


R -  Profanity & Nudity

Any movie that makes sex seem dull is not a good movie

Talk Like A Man Too


PG-13 - Profanity & Adult Situations

The gang from the original is back but this time Kevin Hart is the star

22 Jump Street 


R- Profanity & Violence

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



R -  Profanity

Cover your ears Debbie Reynolds, this Tammy is fol-mouthed to the extreme

Transformers: Age of Extinction


PG-13 - Profanity & Violence

Too long & too repetitious, plus the human story starring Wahlberg is meaningless

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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