I am Jack’s Podcast #8: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and SIDE EFFECTS

> June 5th, 2013 ---

Star Trek Into Darkness Technical glitches and allergies keep me from making a timely podcast. But I press on as diligently as I can. I play catch-up with theatrical reviews of J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS as well as the comedy PEEPLES starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier. Then I offer Blu-ray reviews of Steven Soderbergh's SIDE EFEECTS (starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Channing Tatum) and the adaptation of the gothic fantasy-romance BEAUTIFUL CREATURES starring Alden Ehrenrich, Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson. To listen to a specific review go to the timecode(s) listed below.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Film Review: 01:37 warp

carol marcus

shall we begin

PEEPLES Film Review: 22:06

peeples

SIDE EFFECTS Blu-ray Review: 33:39

bitter pill

jude law

rooney mara

My thoughts on Steven Soderbergh: 45:35 soderbergh

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (2013) Blu-ray Review: 49:53

beautiful creatures

lena

ridley

In Closing/ Blu-ray recommendations: 1:07:41

Hemingway Vs. Shatner: 1:09:40

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I am Jack’s Podcast #7: Reviews of THE GREAT GATSBY, SAFE HAVEN, and MUD

> May 20th, 2013 ---

Great Gatsby cast For my Lucky Number 7 podcast, I offer my thoughts on Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. I review the moving coming-of-age drama MUD starring Matthew McConaghey, Sam Shepard and Reese Witherspoon. In addition, I offer a review the recent Blu-ray release of the romantic thriller SAFE HAVEN starring Julianne Hough & Josh Duhamel. Once again, please excuse all my mumbling and stammering, I'm a slow adapter to all of this. If you want to listen to a specific review (spoiler-free, as always) just enter in one of the time-codes below.

THE GREAT GATSBY (2013) Film Review: 3:06 Gatsby Daisy

SAFE HAVEN Blu-ray Review: 28:52

Safe Haven

MUD Film Review: 40:31

Mud

In Closing/Blu-ray Recommendations: 54:32

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I am Jack’s Podcast #6: IRON MAN 3, PARKER, and MAMA

> May 7th, 2013 ---

Iron Man 3 After months from being away from the microphone, I'm back at it again trying a different appraoch. This podcast contains only three reviews, and still runs a little over an hour. I address the pros and cons of Marvel's IRON MAN 3 as well as offer Blu-ray reviews of new releases PARKER (starring Jason Statham) and the box-office hit MAMA (starring Jessica Chastain). To listen to a specific review, you can jump to the timecode(s) listed below.

IRON MAN 3 Film Review: 3:01

MAMA Blu-ray Review: 29:14 Mama

PARKER Blu-ray Review: 42:37 Parker

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I am Jack’s Podcast #5: My Oscar Predictions

> February 19th, 2013 ---

Oscars 2012 Well after nearly two weeks away from the microphone, I have returned for my fifth podcast dedicated solely to who/what will win at this year's Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday February 24th. I analyze this stuff VERY intensly (hence, the 78 minute podcast runtime), so please take note if you have Oscar betting ballots to fill out. I provide my picks for who will win versus who I personally would like to see win, as well as who/what has the best chace of puling a dark horse surprise win.

But this podcast serves an ulterior purpose as a little education for cinephiles to acknowledge and recognize what it is that Academy members look for in their nominated categories. In case you weren't sure as to what all those technical categories were all about. Worry not fellow space monkeys, I'm here to give you the answers.

I hope you enjoy, and if so, please spread the word and share this podcast via link. I'd appreiciate it very much.

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I am Jack’s Podcast #4: Reviews of The Last Stand, Gangster Squad, Movie 43, and more.

> February 6th, 2013 ---

The Last Stand 2013 Oh how the challenges of making a timely podcast continue, as all of the movies that I review on this week's podcast are currently already on thier way out of theaters. Nevertheless, I hope you can still enjoy and take note of my latest film reviews. I hope to have more reviews in the next couple of days. If you want to listen to a specific review you can jump to the following timecodes:

THE LAST STAND (2013) Film Review: (02:35)

A HAUNTED HOUSE Film Review: (19:44)

GANGSTER SQUAD Film Review: (31:06)

BROKEN CITY Film Review: (48:24)

MOVIE 43 Film Review: (59:14)

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I am Jack’s Podcast #3: The Top 10 Best/Worst of 2012

> January 28th, 2013 ---

Prometheus It took a lot longer to get this one up and going. But I finally have my Top Ten List of the Best & Worst films of 2012. This podcast runs 2 hours and 20 minutes, so it's likely that this one will have to be ingested little by little instead of all at once. But however you listen to it, I hope you enjoy it or be at the very least intrigued and/or entertained by these choices. If you'd like to listen to a specific entry in my Best/Worst list. You can skip to the following time-codes listed below:

WORST OF #10 (04:18), #9 (07:50), #8 (15:30), #7 (25:47), #6 ((30:20), #5 (37:10), #4 (44:01), #3 (51:19), #2 (56:21), #1 (56:33), Other Worst Of's that didnt make the Top Ten (01:01:23)

BEST OF #10 (01:03:06), #9 (01:10:45), #8 (01:20:46), #7 (01:21:26), #6 (01:27:11), #5 (01:35:14) #4 (01:41:09), #3 (01:49:25), #2 (01:57:10), #1 (01:58:27), Other Best O's that didnt make my Top Ten (02:09:48)

In Closing (02:19:46)

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I am Jack’s Podcast #2: Jack Reacher, The Impossible, Texas Chainsaw 3D and more.

> January 15th, 2013 ---

jack Reacher aus poster Unlike my first podcast, I finally take some time to review 5 features in current theatrical release. Followed by a listing of this year's Oscar nominees. I plan to offer my predicitions to who will actually win later next month. Once again, there is a LOT of mumbling and stammering by me in this podcast. Please forgive me, I'm still trying to get the hang of this.

JACK REACHER Film Review: 02:35

THIS IS 40 Film Review: 14:25

THE IMPOSSIBLE Film Review: 29:58

PROMISED LAND Film Review: 40:15

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D Film Review: 48:11

Oscar Nominations: 59:14

Blu-Ray Recomendations/In Closing: 01:27:16

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I am Jack’s Podcast #1: Introduction / What’s it all About?

> January 10th, 2013 ---

Fight Club Projectionist Given that this is my very first podcast...ever. It's only fair that I give you the listener a little inroduction to who I am and more importantly what I intend to accomplish with this podcast. In additon to what I feel will set it apart from all the countless other film review podcasts out there. Please excuse all the "ums", like I asid: This is my first time.

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