We are the Silver Screen Cynics! We love film and television and discussing them both. Over the years we have becomes somewhat cynical in our approach to critiquing film. Sometimes poo-pooing on a film or director can be quite fun! This also means that when we find something that we enjoy, we get very excited to discuss it! That can be rare though.
MOOOORTAL KOMBAAAAAT! Test your might on this krazy episode featuring all things Mortal Kombat. Jared and Mike are joined by Doug Vance to discuss the movies, video games, and mini series. Finish Him!
Which movies define the decade you were born in? How about the decades that came after? In this episode, Jared and Mike discuss movies that capture the essence of each decade.
In this episode, Jared and Mike dive into every Godzilla and Kong movie since the 2014 Godzilla movie. That's right, 4 freaking monster movies for only 1 podcast. We do it because we love you!
For this episode, Jared and Mike finally release their extended cut of the Justice League Extended Cut. The fans spoke, and we listened! We even stayed inside to reduce our skin tone saturation, and walked around the house in slow mo to prepare for this episode.
In this episode, Jared and Mike discuss the theatrical cut of Justice League before the Snyder Cut gets released. We also discuss what brunch is, in case failed comedian Barry Allen is listening.
In this magical episode, Jared and Michael discuss some of their magical opinions of the Magic Kingdom's magical movies. Have a magical listening experience!
Jared and Mike discuss all things Randy Newman...I mean Pixar. What films did we like? What films are boring and forgettable? Who would we be as a Pixar character? What is wrong with Randy Newman's voice? Find out all these things and more.
Jared and Mike are joined by the one and only Doug Vance to discuss all things Spider-Man. What movies did we love, or hate? Which Spider-Man did we think was a big casting mistake? Join us as we web swing our way through the good and the bad!
Jared and Mike discuss what they thought of Wonder Woman 84 and whether or not it was as bad as people made it out to be.
Happy New Year!! In this special episode, Mike and Jared create movie resolutions for the new year, and impose a negative resolution on each other.
Merry Christmas! In this episode, Mike and Jared discuss what they don't like about some Christmas movies. Bah humbug!
Part 1 of our Christmas special. In this episode, Jared and Mike focus on the Christmas movies they enjoy. Stay tuned for the grumpy episode next!
Mike and Jared return to discuss their Quarantine experiences and what they've been watching.
This week we discuss all things Infinity War.
This week the Cynics pick the best and worst movies featuring Marvel properties that aren't a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This week Michael and Jared take on the DCEU. We discuss what we think went wrong and maybe a couple of things they got right.
We are back! To celebrate Infinity War's release the Cynics discuss all of their favorite characters, movies, and more in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
In anticipation of Alien: Covenant we discuss the best and worst moments from each of the Alien movies.
We are starting our summer movie specials by discussing what we thought of Marvel's latest.
This week we switch things up and talk about good directors who have made a bad film.
Hey sometimes even the worst directors make something worth watching.
This week we take a look at horror movies that completely exceeded expectations.
This week we take a look at those films that either flew under the radar, or just looked plain awful, but were actually quite awesome. We like surprises!
This is our review of The Avengers.
Mike and Jared discuss the overall experience in the theater while watching The Avengers.
This week the Cynics discuss their favorite and least favorite moments from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
This week we dig up our review of Cabin in the Woods from the vault. Enjoy!
In this episode we finish our best and worst list for all Star Wars movies. Part two consists solely of what we thought of the prequel trilogy.
In honor of Rogue One's release the Cynics finally take some time to discuss Star Wars. In this episode we compare our ranking for the whole saga and discuss our favorite and least favorite moments from each. May the force be with you!
This week's episode focuses on actors that can't seem to get away from the same role.
The second half of our favorite Sci-Fi films list.
This week we look back on our favorite Sci-Fi films of all time. Condensing our picks into one episode was too great a task so we made a MEGA LIST!
This week we finish off our list of top video games we'd love to see as feature films.
Video Game movies have a bad reputation, deservedly so. This week we aim to fix this by choosing which video games we would choose for a silver screen adaptation.
Scenario: Aliens have made contact. They want to learn about humans. They ask for films to provide more insight. Which films would you pick? The Cynics answer that question this week. Something tells me the aliens might not be too happy with all of our choices.
This week the Cynics discuss what movies they are slightly embarrassed to like. Oh who are we kidding? We don't get embarrassed!
The '80s were a very unique decade for film. We decided to take what we love about '80s films and try and create our own '80s film and picking the cast of our dreams. The results were nothing short of RADICAL!
This week the Cynics discuss movies that best used the fourth wall break. The fourth wall is the imaginary wall between the actors and the audience. Breaking it means you, the audience, are now essentially part of the story. It is not often used, but it can be very effective if done properly.
The Cynics discuss their experience watching the first Hunger Games movie in the theater.
This episode we focus on our favorite 'Jump the Shark,' 'Nuke the Fridge,' 'Monkey the Lincoln' moments in film.
We continue our '90s theme this week with a focus on Mr. Pauly Shore. Nobody does '90s better than the Weasel himself!
This week the Cynics discuss which '90s movies do not hold up to current viewings. Button up your flannel t-shirts, zip up your Jncos, and don't have a cow, man while listening! As if!
This week we discuss nos films étrangers préférés (our favorite foreign films). If you hate reading subtitles then this isn't the list for you. You should check out Michael Bay's filmography instead. ;)
Jared & Mike discuss what superhero movies failed to meet our expectations, or were just plain awful. This list needs to be updated since DC recently has probably earned a few slots on this list!
Zombies are very much played out, but these are our favorite movies that brought an interesting take on the awful zombie film genre.
In light of how many unnecessary sequels are being made these days the Cynics create their own ideas for sequels and tried to turn them into cinema gold! (Silver?)
Jared and Mike discuss everything Troll 2 and pick the 5 worst quotes from the movie. "They're eating her! And then they're going to eat me! Oh my gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......"
Last time we turned non-horror films into horror films. This time we try to turn serious films into something funny and/or ridiculous. The only rules were we had to change the original film's title and at least one actor.
This is our first mini-episode. It consists of a few random conversations and one of the funniest moments of our earlier years: Mike's spelling mistake. Our very first logo was posted as "Sivler Srceen Cynics." That was amazing!
We love when practical effects are used in good taste. When they miss the mark completely though? It can be hard to watch. This is our list of horrible uses of practical effects.