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Understanding Rotten Tomatoes (Quick Reviews)

The latest episode of Quick Reviews delves into the complexities of understanding the scores on the movie review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

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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

Will Reading movie trailer #4: World Premiere! June 21, 2017

The Will Reading World Premiere is rapidly approaching!  Please join us for free (yes, FREE!) ON 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!  (You may see a button that says “Buy Tickets” or something to that effect, but trust me – it’s FREE!)

Let us know you’re coming on the Facebook event page!

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check out the new Will Reading movie trailer (Critics)

As the calendar continues to inch closer to the World Premiere of Will Reading (COUGH, June 21st, get your FREE TICKETS HERE, COUGH), here’s the third trailer.  This one features critic’s comments on the movie.  That’s fun, right?  Like a TV spot for a real movie!

World Movie Premiere for Will Reading

The WORLD PREMIERE for my new movie Will Reading will be on 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!  (You may see a button that says “Buy Tickets,” but trust me – it’s FREE!) Read the rest of this entry

QUICK REVIEWS: The Departed (episode 22)

QUICK REVIEWS is back in action!  This time, I’m taking a look at The Departed, another action crime drama from Martin Scorsese.  Man, nobody does mob movies like Scorsese. The screenplay is by William Monahan (this is probably his most famous movie) and starring… well, everybody. The Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson and Alec Baldwin.  You think they got enough stars?  I bet a lot (half?) of that $90 million dollar budget went to salaries!  It’s not Scorsese’s best movie, but I’m a fan of The Departed.

That’s a good question.  What is Scorsese’s best movie?  Goodfellas?

Check out all episodes of Quick Reviews here!  Follow Quick Reviews on Facebook!

Will Reading – principal photography wrap & thank you video

This video was filmed in the fall of 2016 on my old phone on the last day of photography for WILL READING as a way of saying thanks to all the people who made this movie a reality.

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Will Reading is now available at film festivals!  You can read some review snippets here!

Will Reading is now available at film festivals and for reviews!

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Will Reading is now available at film festivals!  Update #13 has all the details!  And you can read some review snippets here!

And by “now available at film festivals,” I mean I have submitted to several film festivals and the movie has been upgraded from ‘submitted’ to ‘in consideration.’  Progress!  If you’re interested in obtaining a copy of the movie for review or submission into your festival, please contact me here.

Here’s some pertinent info on the movie that film festivals and reviewers seem to want to know:

Running time……………………………………………………….81 min
Genre ……………………………………………………………..Comedy
Year…………………………………………………………………….2017
Language…………………………………………………………..English
Country of Origin ………………………………………..United States
Format …………………..1920×1080, 30fps, 1.78 (16×9), Sound 2.0

LINKS:
Official website: https://creativejamie.com/tag/will-reading/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willreadingmovie/

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5155046/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CreativeJamieDC

Hashtag: #willreadingmovie

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COFo1sfcPWw

Press kit:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/19gtqE6iis8FwpHOaQskQcmllLx6Gi4RYUxnIIVx_atQ/edit?usp=sharing

Cover letter:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PqpTGEHSMIMJVxJmDPPeykvqCVKN9tEw2XaS9gJn-ZQ/edit?usp=sharing

REVIEWS:
Will Reading review by Mike Haberfelner (searchmytrash.com)
Will Reading review – The Movie Critic Next Door
Review:  Will Reading by Rebecca Cherry (Film Carnage)
Will Reading (2017) by Darren Lucas (Movie Reviews 101)
Indie Film Review “Will Reading” by Kirk Fernwood (One Film Fan)
“WILL READING”— A Fun Comedy about a Morbid Truth by Amos Lassen

INTERVIEWS:
An Interview with Jamie Insalaco, Director and Star of Will Reading
by Mike Haberfelner (searchmytrash.com)

The Best Things From the Worst Year Ever: a 2016 Highlight List

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2016 might be the worst year ever, but it wasn’t all bad.  Here’s a list of movies, podcasts and TV shows that brightened 2016 and beyond.

2 Dope Queens
This weekly WNYC podcast is hosted by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams.  Besides their own brand of stand-up comedy, the pair brings in a slew of other comedians that creates a must listen to show.

@Dog_Rates (We Rate Dogs)
This twitter account brings together my two favorite things:  jokes and dogs.  You can’t go wrong!

The Nice Guys

Love and Friendship

Stranger Things

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Broad City

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

Better Call Saul

Bojack Horseman

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Kubo and the Two Strings

Captain America: Civil War

Serial season 2

Game of Thrones Season

Sin cast

Will Reading – the movie is DONE!!! (updated #12)

Will Reading is a movie I started writing on May 30th of 2013.  The third draft of the script was finished in the spring of 2014 after which I started casting and other pre  production tasks.  We had a table read in August of 2014 and went into full production mode, which lasted for… I dunno, until around June 2015 and everything I shot after that was called post production pickups.  I had already started editing some of the more challenging sequences while we were shooting, but editing didn’t begin in earnest until after shooting ended and really picked up steam in January of 2016.

And now it’s done.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again:  I’m so very grateful and proud of everyone that worked on the movie and that the result we achieved have exceeded my wildest expectations!

If you check out the Will Reading link, you can follow along on my production diary.

Stay tuned to this website and the movie’s Facebook page for updates on when and where you can see the movie!

 

Will Reading – Trailer #2 (updated #11)

Here’s the second (and presumably final) trailer for our movie, Will Reading.   I probably have another two weeks of post production to go and then the movie will finally be one hundred percent complete!   This is a journey that stretches back to 2013 for me, and I can scarcely describe how I feel, so I won’t try.  I will say that I’m very grateful and proud of everyone that worked on the movie and that the result we’ve achieved exceeds my wildest expectations!

Stay tuned to this website and the movie’s Facebook page for updates on when and where you can see the movie!

Will Reading – a movie in production by CreativeJamie.com (update #10)

We’re soooooooooo close to having the movie finished! Read the rest of this entry

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