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Star Wars: The Last Jedi could get bogged down by The Force Awakens unanswered questions

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The second movie in a Trilogy is almost always the best installment. This makes a lot of sense; the first movie has already introduced the heroes so you don’t have to deal with nearly as much setup exposition. This means the movie can go straight to exploring the plot and associated conflicts. (See The Dark Knight for perhaps the best example of this.) But Star Wars: The Last Jedi won’t have this luxury because The Force Awakens asked a ton of questions it had no interest in answering.

AND DON’T TELL ME I NEED TO READ A BUNCH OF STAR WARS NOVELS OR VISUAL DICTIONARIES!  I’M NOT DOING THAT!

So, here are just a few questions The Force Awakens asked that The Last Jedi needs to answer: Read the rest of this entry

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Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol 1) movie review (Quick Reviews)

I can’t remember the last time I felt so differently about a movie after I watched it the second time, but such is the case with Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Best Collaborative Performance – a nuanced Oscar for a modern problem

I often find that modern problems are still approached with black and white solutions. As adults, we know that life is often gray and there are seldom two definitive choices to pick from. Since I’m big on film and the Academy Awards has been slowly driving me insane for years, I’d like to proposed the idea of an Oscar for Best Collaborative Performance to solve one of the biggest areas overlooked by the academy.

Who would be eligible:

Voice actors, motion capture actors and the people that helped bring these characters to a fully realize state on screen

Why this is important:

An entire subset of the community is ignored when there is no recognition. A visual effects award is just not cutting it, particularly when they hide such things in a separate ceremony only for nerds.

How quick do we need this?

We need this yesterday, but we can settle for the 2018 Oscars and just give Andy Serkis and his team what they deserve. Obviously, Team Serkis isn’t the only performer and effects group that’s been overlooked, but it’s certainly the most egregious example to date.

The opening scene of The Godfather is GENIUS (Quick Reviews – NEW EPISODE!)

NEW EPISODES.  NEW SET.  NEW CHANNEL. SAME JAMIE.

This episode of Quick Reviews examines the opening scene of The Godfather, which we all know is one of the best movies of all time. but I wanted to take a specific look at how it digs its claws into you so quickly.

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And I love COMMENTS!  Feel free to let me know how you feel about the video, The Godfather or anything else.   Maybe you think there’s a more important scene – man, that last scene sure is a candidate for why it’s one of the most enduring films of all time…  Stuff like that!  Here’s hoping to hear from you soon!

5 Great Opening Movie Scenes

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So many movies.  So many choices!  Once I thought of writing this post, I realized I could sit here forever, and instead, I’ve decided to go with whatever comes to mind first.  So, in no particular order and without a slight to other films, here are my 5 Favorite Opening Movie Scenes at this exact moment in time.  Read the rest of this entry

Quick Review moves to its own channel! Please subscribe!

Quick Reviews has grown up and to flourish, it had to leave the nest and get its very own channel on YouTube!  Please subscribe here!  It makes a big difference if you subscribe – this will tell YouTube that this is a good show that deserves better placement in search results and that sort of thing.   Thanks!

 

The guitar line from “Angel” sound identical to the one from “The Joker”

To my ears, the guitar line from “Angel” by Shaggy featuring Rayvon sounds like the guitar line from Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”  And yet, it’s not a sample – at least, it doesn’t sound like a sample.  For some reason, I find sampling to be a legitimate idea, but when you take someone else’s music and reproduce it without it being obvious… this gives me pause. Read the rest of this entry

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Visit WillReadingMovie.com to keep up on all the latest developments with the movie and to find out how you can watch the movie!

Adobe Premiere Sequence Video Glitch Solved

While editing my movie Will Reading (also checkout the Official Site), I’ve come across the weirdest glitch.  Distortion in the form of lines would appear and last for a frame or two.  They usually occurred near edits, but not always.  Observe:

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Sometimes they would appear as lines of color (as seen above) and sometimes they would appear as bits of video from other shots – sometimes from clips that aren’t even in the same sequence!  It’s very strange and I could find no help online.   (Of course, it’s hard to find help online when you don’t know what to search for and now I realize I should have posted screen grabs on forums and asked for help rather than searching.)

So, after some thought, I came up with three different possible solutions: Read the rest of this entry

Will Reading World Premiere (photos)

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Thanks to all for joining us at the Will Reading World Premiere!  We had a great time and loved answering questions during the Q&A.

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FREE screening of Will Reading TODAY!

join us at the FREE world premiere TONIGHT!

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Please join us TONIGHT for the world premier ofWill Reading.  That’s TODAY!  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Ciccone Theatre in Paramus, NJ at 7:30 PM.  You can get your FREE TICKETS by clicking here or calling the box office at 201-447-7428!  (The button says “Buy Tickets,” but trust me – it’s FREE!)  There will also be tickets available at the door.  There will also be a Q&A with the cast and crew after the show!

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Jamie Insalaco interview on Bergen Stages (video)

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An interview with Will Reading’s Writer/Director/Producer/etc. Jamie Insalaco on Bergen Stages, hosted by James Bumgardner.

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