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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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
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
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!)
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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 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?
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.
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
Country of Origin ………………………………………..United States
Format …………………..1920×1080, 30fps, 1.78 (16×9), Sound 2.0
Official website: https://creativejamie.com/tag/will-reading/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willreadingmovie/
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
An Interview with Jamie Insalaco, Director and Star of Will Reading
by Mike Haberfelner (searchmytrash.com)
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
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Better Call Saul
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Kubo and the Two Strings
Captain America: Civil War
Serial season 2
Game of Thrones Season
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!