Denzel Washington has not been “blacklisted”- and it’s stupid to suggest he has

I’m getting really sick of the word “blacklisted” being thrown around, to mean things that it doesn’t actually mean. We had this a few months ago, when a few critical comments by Hollywood executives about the anti-Israel stances of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz led to talk that they’d been “blacklisted” (a blacklisting that didn’t more »

In the Creative Cloud, you are not alone; no, really!

From AppleTell What will Adobe do with their $1.073 billion earnings? Purchase Fotolia, one of the leading online marketplaces for images and video. Read the full post on AppleTell »

Fin: Obama and “The Interview,” Serial non-listeners against Serial and many, many sixth boroughs

I don’t get these people blaming Barack Obama for the “Interview” cancellation. What did you want him to do, force the release to proceed? Any action he could have taken would have exceeded his powers as president- and if he’d done anything, Obama would likely be criticized by all the same people for “overreaching.” (The more »

Shawn Kotzen’s bottom ten movies of 2014 (aka: “The Worst”)

If there’s three things I learned from watching movies in 2014 it’s gotta be this: When in doubt go with an Egyptian theme. Greek demigods are no longer viable options as superheroes. As much as it pains me to write this, there’s just no getting around it — horror movies can very rarely (if ever) more »

You’ll be ‘Taken’ with this “12 Days of Christmas” based trailer for “Taken 3″

There have been some clever cover versions of the traditional holiday carol “The 12 Days of Christmas,” with my personal favorite being the one offered up by those two fictional hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas of ‘SCTV’ fame). But this latest alteration, created as a second trailer for Liam Neeson‘s more »

Minecraft deserves to be popular

From GamerTell Minecraft is as big as it is because it's so good. Read the full post on GamerTell »

VH1 standing behind controversial reality show ‘Sorority Sisters’

Reality shows often focus on the most embarrassing members of a group, whether they’re “real” housewives or bachelorettes. But black Greek organizations aren’t laughing off VH1’s Sorority Sisters. They’ve petitioned the network to end the reality show, and have been successful in getting some advertisers to pull out. Honda, Crayola and Hallmark are among the more »

The best part of Colbert’s goodbye? The last “Word”

If you’re even a little bit of a Stephen Colbert fan, by now you’ve likely seen the close of Thursday night’s series finale of the Colbert Report, in which the host, and a cast of dozens and dozens of major celebrities, sang “We’ll Meet Again.” This was, of course, wonderful, and a perfect sendoff, not more »

Will ‘Fargo’ stream on Hulu? You betcha

Yesterday, Hulu announced that it had reached an exclusive agreement with FX Networks to stream several of the FX and FXX channel’s newer shows on Hulu, including The Americans, You’re the Worst, and the upcoming shows starring Billy Crystal, Denis Leary and Zach Galifianakis. Missing from that list was any mention of Fargo, the mini-series more »

Gifts for the Literate Gamer: Video Game Books, Fiction Edition

From GamerTell A wide cross section of video game books for the gamer, geek, nerd, or generally maladjusted person in your life. Read the full post on GamerTell »

Stephen Silver’s ten worst films of 2014

A note about this list: Unlike some critics, I have some say in the movies I get to see and review, so therefore there’s a natural bias at work in favor of films that I think are going to be good. Though, as you’ll see below, my intuition is far from perfect. For this reason, more »

Blu-ray Review: Under the Dome Season Two

It’s time to go back out to our favorite trapped village, Chester’s Mill, as our friends at CBS Home Entertainment sent out a copy of “Under the Dome Season Two” for us to review. This bizarre yet insidious title will keep giving us everything the first season did, complete with a few new twists. “” more »