AJ Silver here! I lived in Lancaster CA until I was about 4, and have spent the remainder of my years in the Tri State area. I LOVE every aspect of my job every day!! I love to have a good time, and make sure I enjoy every second. I am a huge fan of music, film, and art! I love supporting local artists and have Aj's Artistic Freedom, so send your work to my email below! Just include a picture of your "art" and a short bio. I always love hearing from you so hit me up in the studio or through Facebook by clicking the link below! I like to have too much fun, so make sure you hook me up with stories (and pics) from your CRAZY weekends (or not so crazy)! We can compare!!! Cheers!
"Ted 2" (R)
Seth MacFarlane returns as Mark Wahlberg's foul-mouthed talking teddy bear Ted. He also wrote and directed both movies. This one's about his struggle to prove he's a person after he gets married, and the government reacts by declaring he's just property.
Max is a military service dog working the frontlines in Afghanistan until an accident kills his Marine handler. The traumatized dog refuses to work with anyone else and gets shipped stateside, where it slowly bonds with the guy's younger brother.
"Inside Out" (PG)
The latest Pixar movie is about five emotions fighting for control inside a little girl's mind. Amy Poehler is Joy . . . Lewis Black is Anger . . . Bill Hader from "SNL" is Fear . . . Mindy Kaling is Disgust . . . and Phyllis Smith from "The Office" is Sadness.
Shameik Moore and his two best friends . . . Kiersey Clemons from MTV's "Eye Candy", and Tony Revolori from "The Grand Budapest Hotel" . . . get stuck holding a stash of drugs after someone slips it into a backpack during a shootout.
The trailer for ROBIN WILLIAMS' final movie "Boulevard" is out. It's a drama, which will be released on July 10th. The tagline is: Quote, "If life is moving in the wrong direction, there's always time to make a U-turn."
In the four years since "Entourage" went off the air, Jeremy Piven's character Ari has become head of a movie studio. He asks Adrien Grenier's character, Vincent Chase, to star in his next movie . . . which Vincent also wants to direct. Unfortunately, as a first-time director he has no sense of what it means to stay within budget. Billy Bob Thornton is the guy bankrolling the film, and Haley Joel Osment is his son, who's going to report back to his dad on whether the film's worth saving or not.
Melissa McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who goes undercover to catch an international arms dealer, who knows the identity of all the top agents . . . which include Jason Statham and Jude Law. Allison Janney from "The West Wing" plays their boss, and Rose Byrne from the "Insidious" movies is the villain.
"Insidious Chapter 3" (PG-13)
It's a prequel featuring Elise, the psychic from the first two movies. She goes to the other side to help a girl who's targeted by a creature trying to feed on her soul. The girl is Stefanie Scott from the Disney Channel's "A.N.T. Farm" and the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie. Dermot Mulroney plays her dad.
"Love and Mercy" (PG-13)
A movie about Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, with Paul Dano as Brian at the height of his creativity in the '60s, and John Cusack as him in the '80s when he was an overmedicated recluse under the control of a therapist played by Paul Giamatti. Elizabeth Banks saves Brian during that dark time and later becomes his second wife.
Some people buy everything online now. A friend who has free shipping with Amazon told me he bought a single TOOTHBRUSH on there the other day. But here are six things that experts say you should never buy online.
1. Kids' shoes. Their feet grow too fast, so it's better to try them on first.
2. Flowers. Obviously everyone buys them online now, on big holidays like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. But if you're close by, you can get a much better bouquet for less money if you go through a local florist.
3. Furniture. It's better to actually sit on it first. Because if you don't like it, it's expensive to send back. And a lot of online furniture stores charge for shipping AND tack on a delivery charge . . . and both might not be refundable.
4. High-end musical instruments. If you're buying a cheap guitar for your kid, that's fine. But if you want something good, it's worth the extra money to go to a music store and make sure it sounds the way you want it to. Plus, it could get damaged in the mail.
5. Rugs. You can't really tell what the exact color is by looking at a photo on your computer. And they're also a pain to send back if you don't like it. Discount websites like RugsUSA.com don't usually cover the return shipping.
6. Mattresses. It's a really expensive purchase, so you want to lie on it first. But not just because of the expense . . . you spend so much of your life sleeping, buying a mattress is the one purchase you don't want to cut corners on.