My Here’s Jack Blogathon 2017
It’s the final day of my blogathon, with Jack Nicholson as the star of the show, in a great selection of posts – and a podcast.
My favourite decade for Jack’s movies was undoubtably the 1980s. This was the year I finally saw more of his rated 15 movies (must have looked my age, because my height certainly didn’t help). My favourites including his film stealing role as the Joker in Batman (1989). Who for so many of us, is the best DC villain and not just because of his villainery. Jack almost revelled in this role, with his trademark crazy suits and his smile – there really can be only one!
The other roles made for Nicholson is the Devil himself in The Witches of Eastwick with my review of this linked to below, as my entry to the blogathon. The other roles included the President (and crazy cowboy guy – don’t know how else to describe him either, Emma K Wall) in Mars Attacks (1996) – I mean who else has the gravitas and presence to be an 80s American President. And not forgetting Terms of Endearment (1993) – although wee Huckleberry Fox also gave an Oscar worthy performance – and Heartburn (1986) with a blink and miss him cameo from Kevin Spacey, who like Greg Kinnear in As Good As It Gets (1996) can do a mean impersonation of Jack.
So if you’ve just joined the blogathon, click here for Day 1 posts and here for Day 2. Yesterdays post included many of his films including Somethings Gotta Give (2003), Man Trouble (1992) and Easy Rider (1969). One thing is clear from all the entries so far, that many Jack’s performances have been a favourite for many of us over the decades. For so many different reasons.
Kicking off today is my Realweegiemidget review of The Witches of Eastwick (1987) where Jack played Daryl Van Horne, the Devil.
Dave tells us in his 80s Reboot blog more about the Jack’s Joker role in Batman (1989)
Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover adds another Jack review, this time on One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
The fabulously titled It Came from the Man Cave then gives us his take on the The Terror (1963) movie.
Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews writes about Terms of Endearment (1983).
Next up is Michaela from Love Letters to Hollywood who shares her thoughts on the Little Shop of Horrors (1960) film.
Katrina from Daily Life Lessons Blog shares her review on Goin’ South (1988).
Christina Wehner tells us more on Jack in the Horror movie, The Raven (1963)
Critica Retro continues the Jack in a Horror theme with The Terror (1963)
This is followed by our only podcast entry from the lovely (and not just saying that as I am part of his 80s League) Dave at 80s Reboot Overdrive who tells us more on 80s Icon Jack Nicholson.
Paul S from Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies shares his thoughts on Wolf (1994)
And a review of A Few Good Men (1992) was added by Drew’s Movie Reviews.
So remember to tune in soon for a wee recap of the blogathon with some exciting news xxx