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“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 »

Movie Review: “The Age of Adaline”

First and foremost, I find it hard to truly bash a movie as long as it attempts to do something different or unique. Therefore, I’ll really try to keep my negative cynicism to a minimum while reviewing the latest foray into romantic cinema, “The Age of Adaline.” However, “The Age of Adaline” isn’t THAT fresh more »

Movie Review: “Unfriended”

Finally, the horror movie NOBODY wanted to see… but EVERYBODY knew was coming. Eventually. It was inevitable. Horror flicks always seem to prey on our most primal fears and make us afraid to venture into seemingly safe places. I guess you could say it’s a “calling card” of sorts. Seriously though, let’s do a quick more »

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Movie Review: “Clouds of Sils Maria”

If you ever wondered what “Birdman” might have been like if you subtracted its creativity, dynamic style and flair for the unique and simply left it with a bare-bones structure and its core thematic elements — basically taking away its soul — then you needn’t look any further. “Clouds of Sils Maria” has provided THAT more »

Movie Review: “Backcountry”

There’s nothing scarier than being lost in the woods. Strike that. There’s nothing worse than being lost in the woods while being stalked by a hungry, territorial, severely agitated black bear. This is the premise behind “Backcountry,” a thriller/drama/horror hybrid about a pair of hipster, wannabe hikers who find themselves in the aforementioned situation. Apparently, it’s more »

Movie Review: “It Follows”

Shhhh… it’s around the corner. Okay, now that I’ve gotten that old, lame joke out of my system, let’s get down to business. Plus, there’s nothing remotely humorous about “It Follows.” In fact, it’s seriously one of the creepiest, most innovative films to hit the horror genre in years. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the hype more »

Movie Review: “Home”

Man, movies for children are not what they used to be and this is not a bad thing  and we’re all just whatsoever. It seems that more and more movies that are aimed towards children are as well structured and layered as most films aimed towards adults. In fact, I’m willing to bet that adults more »

Movie Review: “Insurgent”

I have to be honest, going into the first film in this series — last year’s “Divergent” – I was expecting something along the lines of “The Hunger Games” Lite. Well, that would have been a nice way to put it. Actually, I was expecting a trifling pile of cinematic dreck that copied all of the more »

Movie Review: “Cinderella”

I have a theory when it comes to Disney movies – more specifically the animated ones. Granted, it’s not a groundbreaking theory by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s a theory nonetheless. I believe that Disney flicks can be split into two, distinct categories. Now, these two categories have nothing to do with genre more »

Movie Review: “Chappie”

I have to hand it to “Chappie” director Neill Blomkamp. He certainly doesn’t skimp on the lofty, elevated concepts. However, like “Elysium” before it, “Chappie” fails to live up to Blomkamp’s heavy-handed messages and subtext. It’s a shame because it’s a visually breathtaking film, which does boast some characters that have eclectic and unique personalities. more »

Movie Review: “The Lazarus Effect”

Wow. Now there are some bad movies out there, especially when it comes to the horror genre. However, you usually KNOW they’re going to be bad based on a number of reasons. A number of the horror flicks on the low-budget side of things feature no-name actors, a director that’s fresh out of the Art more »