Category Archives: Daily Highlights

Edge of Tomorrow reviewed

Ru Instant Reaction Reviews talks about Edge of Tomorrow, the new sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The critics find that, although they were “a little afraid of this movie going in,” worried that the premise would be shaky,” they enjoyed the film overall. They feel as though certain themes could have been more deeply explored, but find it overall satisfying.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West Reviewed

Cinema Royale talks about A Million Ways To Die In The West, comedian Seth MacFarlane’s follow-up to his 2012 hit Ted. The movie is a comedy-western, a genre about which the critics claim to be “hard-pressed to think of one, besides Blazing Saddles, that has really worked.” The movie stars MacFarlane alongside Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, and Neil Patrick Harris. The critics claim to “like Seth MacFarlane’s humor,” and appreciate the movie’s attempts to “deconstruct the genre… taking a scalpel to the silly macho western genre,” but say that it “loses its way” with “toilet, poop, and fart jokes.”

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Wolf Creek’s John Jaratt

America’s Most Haunted talks to Australian actor John Jaratt, known for his role as killer Mick Taylor in the infamous 2005 horror film Wolf Creek. Jaratt is reprising his role in the upcoming sequel Wolf Creek 2.

Jaratt talks about the real-life inspiration behind the movie. Real-life serial killer Ivan Milat remained at large for “about 15 years, doing terrible things to backpackers.” Jaratt finds a difference between his character and the real-life version, saying that “he’s an urban type of serial killer, but I’m the outback type.”

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reviewed

Cinema Royale talks about the new movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The movie, a sequel to 2012′s The Amazing Spider-Man, stars Andrew Garfield as the titular hero as well as Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, and is directed by Marc Webb.

The critics praise the movie’s three-villain setup, saying that “it is that crazy in the comic book… you have to deal with different things at once,” and that it “has all this stuff that Spider-Man is juggling” lends it an action-packed feel, although there is a “good deal of moping going on in this movie” that causes it to drag.

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Steven Knight, director of Locke

Cinema Royale talks to Steven Knight, writer of the movies Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things and director of the new thriller Locke.

Knight says that he was inspired to shoot Locke in a more experimental way, using a single location, because “doing a film in a conventional way made me wonder if it was possible to do something different… to just approach the whole thing from a more basic perspective… it was a risk, but at the time it didn’t feel like it because the budget was low.”

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NBA playoffs

Eddie Huang welcomes rapper Mr. MFN eXquire to talk about the NBA playoffs.

Among predictions for the winners are the San Antonio Spurs, saying that “last year got to them… they came into that matchup having rotated everybody for rest… and some of the things that they messed up on in game five and game six were rotational things.” eXquire, however, thinks that the team “looks good” but is “not going to do anything revolutionary.” Huang picks the Clippers, saying that they “have the best combination of talent and coaching on the same league,” saying that the Houston Rockets have the most raw talent but subpar coaching.

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Nirvana drummer Chad Channing

NorthwestPrime talks to Chad Channing, original drummer for Nirvana. Channing played on the seminal grunge group’s classic debut Bleach before leaving due to creative differences.

They talk about Seattle’s musical history, “from the Sonics to Hendrix to Heart… I associate that with the atmosphere, the weather, there’s a lot of things that can create that atmosphere and energy to write music around here.” Channing says that there’s “a lot of good variety… there’s always been so many different kinds of music… if you dig deep you’ll find a whole spectrum of stuff.”

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Kristy Robinette of Restless Souls

America’s Most Haunted interviews Kristy Robinette, psychic and focus of Investigation Discovery’s new one-hour special Restless Souls. The special examines the 2004 murder of Ashley Howley and Robinette’s role in solving the case.

Robinette says that she ” spoke with the family… we sort of went forth whether it was a good thing or not, we certainly didn’t want to come across like we were trying to use Ashley.” It was important to Robinette that the focus of the special be Ashley herself, so that it did not come across as self-aggrandizing.

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