Movie Review: “Ted 2″

Seriously, what can I possibly say about “Ted 2” that can sway someone’s opinion? When it comes to this kind of film — the gross-out comedy — either you find them utterly hilarious or about as funny as a funeral and, like I said, this silly farce about a grown man and his talking bear more »

Movie Review: “Jurassic World”

Back in the early 1990’s, celebrated science fiction author Michael Crichton penned a novel for the ages. It featured greedy theme park investors, geneticists playing God, skeptical scientists, small children in peril, and (last, but not least) a small tropical island filled with recently cloned dinosaurs running amok. Uhhh… needless to say, I was sold. more »

Movie Review: “Insidious: Chapter 3″

If you absolutely have to know what it’s like to sit through a screening of “Insidious: Chapter 3,” all you have to do is take a walk through a meticulously crafted, interactive dark ride. OR… If you’re feeling exceptionally brave (and you have the right connections), just spend the night in a real life, authentic haunted house more »

Into the Further We Go: An interview with “Insidious: Chapter 3″ star Lin Shaye

Just thought you’d like to know, this latest chapter in the “Insidious” saga promises to be the “scariest of the three, BY FAR.”

Movie Review: “Spy”

One thing’s for sure, “Spy” is definitely NOT the first film to satirize the secret agent action genre. In fact, there have been countless other movies that have turned the world that’s usually reserved for heroes like James Bond on its ear, which means that a number of very funny people have tried their hand more »

Movie Review: “Poltergeist”

There’s no getting around it, every great memory from my childhood has now been altered beyond recognition or somehow stretched so thin that it’s almost become unrecognizable. Well, now “Poltergeist” — one of my favorite 1980’s-era horror flicks —  can be added to that soupy mix. Granted, I can’t really be mad at the fact that this once more »

Movie Review: “Tomorrowland”

When I was a wee lad there were two summer movies that I distinctly remember being genuinely excited for during the early 1990’s. Not surprisingly, both films were under some sect of the Disney logo, which meant that the mouse-eared machine was fully loaded and ready to unload action figures and fast food tie-ins at the rabid public. In more »

Movie Review: “Pitch Perfect 2″

“Pitch Perfect 2” is extremely similar to the pop music that it features so much —  a whole lot of style, but not much substance. Now, don’t get me wrong. This movie was entertaining as hell. Immediately after it ended, I was asked whether I liked it or not, as I normally am by a number more »

Movie Review: “Far From the Madding Crowd”

Let me start out by saying that this kind of film isn’t exactly my cup of English Breakfast. I’m not a huge fan of period pieces and I’m also not too fond of overly romantic, sentimental stories either. That being said, I guess I can say that I enjoyed “Far From the Madding Crowd” as more »

Movie Review: “Hot Pursuit”

If you take the framework from one of those old school comedy flicks in which two mismatched people are forced to take a (supposedly) hilarious road trip with one another and then you mix in a dash of the women-gone-rogue spirit of “Thelma and Louise” then what you’re SUPPOSED to get is “Hot Pursuit.” C’mon guys, it even more »

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” crosstalk: Silver and Kotzen, Part III: Joss the Juggler

“Juggling” Joss Whedon… I think we’ve finally found the guy a proper nickname. Am I right? I definitely agree with your sentiment that there’s quite a bit more going on than I can fathom in these Marvel movies. In fact, there’s WAY more going on in these films than any of the three original Star more »

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” crosstalk: Silver and Kotzen, Part I: Superhero opening

(On Thursday and Friday, Stephen Silver and Shawn Kotzen will be going back and forth discussing the new Marvel film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s Shawn with part one; the first two versions will contain only very minimal spoilers) Coming soon to a theater near you!! The Original Superheroes of Comedy… The Avengers!!!  All joking more »