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Will Reading – a movie in production by CreativeJamie.com (update #5)

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Production/Principal Photography/Whatever You Wanna Call It is in full swing on Will Reading.  Above, we’re just about to shoot the pivotal bar scene.  All movies should have a pivotal bar scene (Good Will Hunting) – or at least a memorable one (Gremlins).   Read the rest of this entry

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Escape from Tomorrow (movie review, spoiler discussion, the ending)

NOTE: I don’t recommend watching this trailer.

Escape from Tomorrow is a guerilla made film shot at Walt Disney World and Disneyland initially centering around a father who decides not to inform his family that on the final morning of their vacation, he’s been fired via an early morning call from his boss. I thought the movie was going to be a drama, the director was saying it’s a black comedy and I’ve seen the flick billed as a horror picture… if you’re getting the impression people are mixed up about Escape from Tomorrow, you’re on the right track. Read the rest of this entry

X-Men: Days of Future Past (quick movie review)

X-Men: Days of Future Past is, for me, fanservice of the highest order. It gives me a cast to squeal over while delivering a compelling story full of comic book lore. Read the rest of this entry

The Hundred-Foot Journey (quick movie review)

The Hundred-Foot Journey features great photography, color pallet and a marvelous cast that brings their A game, but as the movie drags on, its endless montages and meandering subplots turn a quality film into a movie that can’t keep your interest. Read the rest of this entry

Monuments Men (quick movie review)

How could a movie about a compelling subject with this cast have so little teeth? Monuments Men just doesn’t have any bite – the flick can’t hold an audience.
OK, I’m done with the weird mouth metaphors. Read the rest of this entry

Rocky II (quick movie review)

Rocky II is such a fascinating sequel. In some ways, it continues the story of the first flick in an interesting and dramatic way, yet on the other hand, it’s basically the exact same damn movie as the first one. Read the rest of this entry

Mr. Mom (quick movie review)

If the trailer isn’t evidence enough, Mr. Mom is positively dripping with 1980s situational comedy. It’s even got three 80s powerhouse names: John Hughes, Martin Mull and Teri Garr. It couldn’t be any more 80s unless He-Man was in it riding a flat nosed skateboard while singing "Thriller." Read the rest of this entry

Samurai Cop (movie review – so bad it's good!)

There’s the Worst Movies Ever, there’s Movies So Bad They’re Good, and then there’s Samurai Cop, which may be the action/buddy cop equivalent to drama’s The Room. I know, that’s a bold claim, but this movie has the goods to back it up. Read the rest of this entry

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (tv movie review)

As a kid, I was a big fan of Saved by the Bell. It’s one of those things I could never verbalize – I just liked that show. It never made me laugh, cry or… anything, really, but I watched the hell out of that show. I guess I just identified with the characters… also, me and my buddy spent a lot of time leering at Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, but… you know, fifth grade. What can I tell ya? Hence, Dr. Girlfriend and I watched Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story for nostalgia’s sake. Read the rest of this entry

The Odd Couple (quick movie review)

I grew up watching reruns of The Odd Couple on TV. I’m a big fan – I even had a hamster named Oscar. Yet, I’ve just gotten around to seeing the film based on Neil Simon’s play this past weekend. Given the author and that the movie stars Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, my expectations were high as we settled in to watch a classic. Read the rest of this entry

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