Jacob has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    ★★★½

    I have a bunch of praises and a bunch of complaints. I’m going to act like I need to quickly get it all out there before a ticking time bomb is about to go off because this installment drained me.

    LIKED:
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman being a villain.
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman being the villain and the hero in the same scene!
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman doing parkour.
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman putting a beating on Tom Cruise.
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman & Maggie Q on…

  • Smokin' Aces

    Smokin' Aces

    ★★★½

    Ah yes, the year 2006. I remember the day as if it was yesterday. The days playing my Xbox 360, downloading the free “Smokin’ Aces” gamerpic package off of the Xbox live market place promoting the movie’s release, becoming excited to own some kids and friends of mine online with my new cool gamerpic. The days where 3 actors (Mathew Fox, Nestor Carbonell & Kevin Durand) each star in my favorite TV show of all-time “Lost”, each having a role in…

  • A Single Shot

    A Single Shot

    ★★★½

    Sam Rockwell is an example of an actor who can elevate a somewhat tedious film in my opinion. Not many actresses/actors can pull it off. 

    This backwoods noir can move at an unapologetic pace and the atmospheric score that gradually lingers throughout scene after scene makes the viewing feel more gloomy but thankfully Rockwell as the leading role manages to give life to what I believe is a rather predictable mystery thriller. That’s not saying that Rockwell’s performance is the…