Jackie K. Cooper

Jackie K. Cooper
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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 89% Plus One (2019) You need to see this movie. The two lead performances are star making and the chemistry between the audience and everyone in this movie is huge. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
6/10 44% Hampstead (2019) Diane Keaton still looks like Annie Hall, a little older and a little wiser. Pairing her with the grizzled but appealing Brendan Gleeson is a plus. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
5/10 31% Shaft (2019) The third time is not the charm. When Richard Roundtree finally arrives on the scene it is too little too late. BUT the "Shaft" theme music still is great. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
7/10 79% Late Night (2019) A dramady that delivers sound entertainment by presenting characters for which the audience cares. Thompson and Kaling mix well together and spark each other's performances. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
7/10 82% American Woman (2019) Sienna Miller gives a first rate performance as a woman coping with the stresses of life over a couple of decades. The intensity of the plot never lets you drift away. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
5/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) Oh for the days of Tommy Lee and Will. Hemsworth and Thomson do not generate the chemistry or comedy necessary for a successful reboot of this series. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Project Ithaca (2019) A somewhat interesting sci-fi film that has better acting and script than you might expect. Bodes well for the cast and crews future potential. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
5/10 44% The Tomorrow Man (2019) A story about romance in the golden years that is fairly sweet and touching until the stupid ending. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
5/10 50% The Outsider (2019) A gritty western which holds your attention but never completely draws you into its story of revenge. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
8/10 57% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) An almost perfect animated film. Heart warming characters (especially Cleo), an interest8ing plot, no heavy messages and a feel good wrap up. what's not to like! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
7/10 39% Katie Says Goodbye (2019) Olivia Cooke gives a star making performance in this bittersweet story of one determined young woman. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
6/10 89% Rocketman (2019) Unique story with great musical numbers. Just wish it could have captured Elton's "Specialness". - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
6/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Just what you would expect from an "X-Men movie - interesting characters, great special effects and a world threatening plot. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
6/10 89% Framing John DeLorean (2019) Everything about this documentary/scripted movie/ behind the scenes story says it shouldn't work, but it does. Mainly this is because John DeLorean's life was American innovator mixed with Greek tragedy. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
6/10 71% Papi Chulo (2019) Matt Bomer shows just how talented he is as the lead character in this character driven movie. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
6/10 56% Ma (2019) It takes an actress of unique talent, like Octavia Spencer, to make a story full of holes as entertaining as this one is. She holds it together while everything around her is falling apart. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It is all one monster mash with humans running around hysterically while spouting lines in no discernible plot. How in the world did Kyle Chandler, V]era Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown end up in this mess! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Stuck (2018) Heather Matarazzo is "stuck" as an unappealing character in an unappealing film. She deserves better and so do we all. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/10 97% Booksmart (2019) A muddled message delivered in a film that is basically flat as far as comedy is concerned. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
5/10 32% Domino (2019) It was hard to get into the characters, and the plot was confusing by half. Still with Brian De Palma listed as director I was intrigued. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
6/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Here's how the other half lives - a boy with superpowers who seems up to no good. Good acting and some really creepy scenes held my interest - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
6/10 86% Ladies in Black (2018) This story of four women who work at a huge department store in Australia entertains due to Bruce Beresford's direction, the talent of Julia Ormond and the beauty of Rachel Taylor (looking like a young Grace Kelly). - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Extracurricular Activities (2019) Teens vs parents with a twist. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
6/10 57% Aladdin (2019) Good enough to entertain the kids but the movie is more message than magic. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
7/10 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) Warmhearted story about a reincarnated dog through several lives. And let's hear it for the dog actors, these guys are award worthy. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
7/10 61% Trial by Fire (2019) Excellent performances by Laura Dern and Jack O'Connell lend credence to this message movie. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/10 47% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Relatively unknown actors defeated by a ridiculous script full of inane coincidences. Sappy to the nth degree. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
5/10 70% Amaurosis (The Unseen) (2019) Full of potential to be a better movie, but sadly remains just average. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
6/10 72% All Creatures Here Below (2019) Bittersweet story of two lonely people adrift in the world. Both Karen Gillan and David Dastmalchian are outstanding. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
6/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) All the action you could ever want - the problem is it is more than you want. How much stabbing, shooting and beating can one man take before the whole movie is over the top! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
8/10 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) An amazing movie about an amazing couple - and some even more amazing animals. This one is a must see! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
6/10 34% Poms (2019) A little cheesy in places but when the star is as adorable as Diane Keaton, who cares. Plus there is a message to all "seniors" that you are still a part of the human race. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/10 15% The Hustle (2019) What looks so clever and fun in the trailer is actually banal and trite in the movie itself. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
7/10 71% All Is True (2019) The story of Shakespeare in retirement is not all that gripping but the acting talents of Branagh and Dench are amazing. Worth the watch! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
5/10 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) The movie tells Ted Bundy's story through his girlfriend's eyes. You don't see much of the horror of what he did but only the reaction to it and this weakens the movie - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
6/10 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) For those who live in "Pokemon World" it is fantastic; for outsiders not so much. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
6/10 100% Naples in Veils (Napoli velata) (2017) Has a mystique about it that entertains. More Brian de Palma-ish than Hitchcock-ish. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
6/10 31% Red Joan (2019) Any movie with Judi Dench is worth seeing but in this one she gets limited time on screen. Still her presence hovers over it all. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
7/10 81% Long Shot (2019) Earns its R rating big time but the talents of Theron and Rogen manage to make it end up a sweet rom-com. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
6/10 51% Tolkien (2019) Well acted but not as gripping a story as one might imagine. You certainly understand Tolkien's fellowship brand and his love of words. But where is his love for life. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
6/10 28% UglyDolls (2019) Has three M's going for it - music, message and Moxy. What's missing is the other M - magic! Still 3 out of 4 's not bad. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
6/10 45% Clara (2019) Is always on the verge of being better, but Adams and Bellisorio sell their performances. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
7/10 31% The Intruder (2019) What lifts it up is the insanely overpowering performance by Dennis Quaid - and a killer last line. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/10 85% Tater Tot & Patton (2019) Jessica Rothe makes her performance stand out in this slowly unwinding relationship story. It just evolves over time with no aha moments. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
6/10 66% The White Crow (2019) For a movie about Rudolf Nureyev's life there is very little depth of knowledge about the man and his passions. It is a surface movie but a nicely done surface movie. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
8/10 50% Stuck (2019) This movie is wonderful. It has the flavor of "Rent" but its acting, story and songs are better. This movie needs broad release and coast to coast exposure. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/10 80% Fast Color (2019) I am a huge fan of both M'batha-Raw and Toussaint but this movie takes forever to get started and then the payoff is too little. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/10 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Has many of the noted Terry Gilliam touches but the script and the actors seem a little lost, Jonathan Pryce stands out with his Don Quixote performance. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
6/10 72% Teen Spirit (2019) The relationship between Violet and Vlad makes the movie. And who knew Elle Fanning could sing! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
5/10 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Sorry Steve, I have seen a better movie about your family and it was called "March of the Penguins". - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019