The Highlight Reel Show Preview: 21st October Edition

It’s that time of the week again to preview what is happening on this week’s The Highlight Reel that airs on SineFm at 11PM Monday 21st October.

Yeah sorry guys, we kind of missed writing the preview before the airing of yesterday’s The Highlight Reel on SineFM. Whose fault is it? Well we’re taking the South Park creators approach and saying that there was a power outage (there wasn’t, we just forgot it was Monday, silly us).

Anyway, let us crack on shall we? In this week’s episode (that you can catch right here on SineFM) you’ll find our review of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, which we believe is the greatest show ever made by Marvel that has an apostrophe, the word ‘Agents’ and also an acronym which starts with the letter ‘S’ in the title. But who are we to judge.

We also take a look at Tom “Mr Hanky” Hanks (the South Park references keep on coming in this preview for some reason) fighting pirates in his new film Captain Phillips (spoilers: He has got a beard in this film).

And finally in this week’s feature we expose Matt to the wonders of Adventure Time, will he like it? Well you will have to listen to the show to find out, but trust us this week’s show is a good ‘un.


The Highlight Reel Preview: 7th October Edition

Well first an apology, this is my first post on this blog for a long time! While Chris has been pumping out posts quite regularly, I just took the lazy fool’s option of just not posting anything. I’ll be honest, I do not really have an excuse for not posting, it’s not as if I can blame being at work for not being able to make posts, because I don’t even have a job. I’m just lazy!

But anyway all that aside, I thought I’d make my return to this blog by giving y’all a quick preview of this week’s episode of The Highlight Reel that broadcasts on Sine FM tonight at one hour to midnight (a kooky way of saying 11PM, ain’t I so kooky? #Iamahipster).

So what have we got for you? Well apart from the usual mix of talk about TV and film. We have got a review of the freshly released film by the brothers of Warner, called Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Speaking of whom, Gyllenhaal, is someone I actually like to call Gee-Gee Haal as it is an apt nickname that I created for him, simply because one of the films he’s most famous for contains him riding bareback on a horse, which he does in the extremely big gay flick…Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (What? What did you think I was referencing?) Anyway, what’s the film about? Well basically Wolverine and Jarhead are chasing a naughty bloke who has nicked a kid. Trailer below:


And our feature this week, sees us taking a look at the brilliant Breaking Bad, which as I’m sure you are aware BB (Breaking Bad, not Big Brother), is perhaps one of the greatest things ever created and unfortunately it ended last week. Therefore in this week’s feature we take a special retrospective look at the thing that made Bryan Cranston, or BryCra as I like to call him (yes I am trying to fit as many homemade nicknames into this preview as I can #Iamahipsterx2), one of the most famous bald(…ish) men on the planet. It’s a tribute to Breaking Bad if you will, so join us tonight at 11pm or anytime over the week on Sine FM for our weekly radio show The Highlight Reel.

…Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand Scene.

The Highlight Reel Preview: 15th July Edition

It’s that time of the week again for a look at what is coming up in our latest episode of the The Highlight Reel that broadcasts every Monday at 11PM on Sine FM, or you can catch it anytime over the week if you press this shiny red link! (Do it!)

But anyway, what’s in the show? Well I’m glad you asked, (well I asked under the guise of you, but anyway) in this week’s show, we’re taking a look at a prequel to one of the greatest animated movies of all-time: The Lilo & Stitch prequel. Just Joking! We’re of course taking a look at Monsters University. We cast our eyes (or should that be eye) upon the return of the second most famous green testicle on legs, Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) as he and his future friend Sulley (John Goodman) go to University and learn how to be “scarers” (and just in case you are wondering why Mike is the second most famous green testicle, the most famous is of course Hitler’s loose one, but I can neither confirm or deny as to whether his testicle does have legs or not, so I’ll err on the side of caution and say that it probably does).

But is it a good film? Well you will have to listen to the show to see what we think. However, I do apologise if i used one too many genitalia jokes in the last paragraph and I take them all back, I also promise that you will not hear any more penis jokes in the rest of this preview. So why not take a look at the trailer of Monsters University and see how this one eyed monster is doing (…I’m so sorry):

We also have a review for the new American TV drama: Ray Donovan. It stars Liev Schreiber as a “fixer” called Ray Donovan who battles to fix the problems of the rich and famous while struggling to fix his own. Take a look at the trailer below:

And finally, this week’s feature sees us taking a look at one of the strangest genres that has ever came to the screen, these films are what we have called ‘Nanny movies’. They are the films where famous tough guys look after little kids in films like: The Pacifier, The Tooth Fairy and Kindergarten Cop, and we ask the question, “who are these films actually made for?”

So for all that and more, tune in tonight at 11PM, or anytime over the week on Sine Fm, to have a listen to our show The Highlight Reel where we take a look at the weird and wonderful about film and TV today. So why not give us a listen? Go on! You know you want to!

The Pacific Rim Trailer Will Make You Squeal


Hooooolyyyy… so, where do I start with this one? I needed a sit down and a cigarette after watching it, and I don’t even smoke. Yep, it’s the new Pacific Rim trailer, and Guillermo Del Toro’s latest is looking, quite frankly, breathtaking.


GDT has come a long, long way from his roots, telling creepy, atmospheric ghost stories in Mexico. This trailer positions Pacific Rim as THE blockbuster to check out this summer, above all else. Do I need to explain why? Just in case you haven’t watched the trailer (in which case, WHY HAVEN’T YOU WATCHED THE TRAILER?), it’s giant robots fighting giant Cthulhoid creatures from the ocean. After that, there’s really not much to say on this trailer, but what more needs to be said? It doesn’t really show you anything, apart from a few dimly-lit glimpses here and there, but it teases you with just enough to let you know what you’re in store for. That’s the genius of it. It’s as perfect a trailer as you could wish to see. It’s a triumph of show, don’t tell. You see the world in ruins. You see giant monsters. You see robots fighting the giant monsters. There’s the plot. There’s the action. What more could you want?


What’s that? You want to see the robots using giant oil tankers as weapons? Well, for those of you with that horrifyingly specific niche interest… just watch the trailer.


I need to sit down again.

Trailer Roundup

So, on the latest edition of The Highlight Reel (whoa there, it doesn’t actually broadcast until Monday on SineFM!) I talk about a couple of the new trailers that have been released recently. Here, I’ll show you what’s got me so excited about them, as well as a couple of other ones as well. Just because I’m nice that way.


The first trailer to find its way into my good books is for The Hangover Part III. Now, I was not hyped for this movie in any way, shape or form. The Hangover Part II was one of the laziest sequels in recent memory in that it didn’t just cash in on the inspired success of the first movie, it just ripped the entire plot from it and pretended it was a sequel. No, what you’ve done there, guys, is use the Ctrl+F command to find-replace some key words from the first script, and made the same movie again. The thought of doing that again sounded as much fun as counting rice. Despite all that, this trailer did a lot to win me round. For one, it actually looks different, so the talented cast aren’t shackled by deja vu and are free to, you know, be funny. They appear to have enough faith in the characters to make the movie about them, without reverting back to the same old memory-loss formula, although you never know what the final cut will bring so while I’m not eating humble pie just yet, I can smell it in the oven. While it doesn’t look as inspired as the first Hangover, it certainly looks like a worthwhile knockabout caper that will hopefully live up to everything the trailer promises. Yes, even the giraffe mutilation.



What looks like a far more interesting proposition is Now You See Me, a magical (pun very intended, as always) crime thriller from Transporter director Louis Leterrier about a troupe of magicians who use their skills to stage a variety of bank heists. While the silver screen has trouble capturing the magic of, er, magic – the tricks are less impressive when you know they’re being achieved through editing and CGI – the film does boast an incredible cast to make up for that rather obvious failing. Jesse Eisenberg (who looks like some actor ever since The Social Network pulled him out of his socially-awkward-but-lovable geek typecasting), Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Michael Freakin’ Caine all look on top form in this slick, sexy looking trailer. If this one lives up to its potential, one of the sleeper hits of the year could be right around the corner.



The next impressive trailer presents something of a quandary. Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell are routinely the best parts of any film that they’re in. So who’s the best when they’re both in a film together? One way to find out is to look at The Way, Way Back, a heartwarming coming-of-age romantic drama which, at first glance, looks set to be yet another navel-gazing, shuffling-and-awkward-guy-meets-hot-bubbly-girl type affair but which actually provides some genuine laughs. It revolves around an under-confident teenager who strikes up a friendship with the staff at a water park, and begins to use his new attitude to attract the fairer sex. Of course, time will tell if the film relies too heavily on the saccharine notes and not heavily enough on genuine emotion and laughs, and you can already tell how it ends just from watching the trailer, but the impressive cast and Oscar-winning screenwriting team which includes Jim Rash (surely that should be Deanwriting team?) certainly bode well.



That just about does it for this trailer roundup. However, we might as well leave on a high note, and it doesn’t look like there’ll be too many higher notes this year than Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi about a not-too-distant future where the upper classes live on a utopia known as Elysium, while the rest of us proles are forced to scavenge to survive on an overpopulated, barren Earth. There are no words than can adequately do justice to this trailer, so I’ll just instruct you to watch it and make your own mind up (you’ll think it’s awesome, though). Set for an August release, this film looks to combine a whole host of gorgeous sci-fi themes into one glorious whole. Why yes, I did say the same thing about Prometheus. What’s your point?