You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Inside Move: Critic taking no back seat

WDAF's Edwards won't stand for missed opportunity

Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat!

The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.”

Last year, in ads for “XXX,” Edwards fretted, “You’ll need a safety harness to stay in your seat.”

Reached for comment, Edwards says he’s sitting quite well, thank you very much. “Probably more than anything it’s a coincidence,” he says. “The writing style for my segments tries to appeal to a broad audience.”

In March 30 newspapers, Edwards also is quoted in ads for “DysFunktional Family” (“Hilarious! Totally off the hook!”) while ” ‘A Man Apart’ examines the human element behind the badge” — but apparently neither film put him on the edge of his seat.

More Film

  • Oscars: Netflix, Errol Morris Defy Convention

    Oscars: Netflix and Errol Morris Defy Convention With Hybrid Doc 'Wormwood'

    Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat! The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” Last year, in […]

  • It

    Movie Ticket Prices Edge Down Slightly to $8.93 for Third Quarter

    Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat! The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” Last year, in […]

  • Progression Image 3 of 3: Final

    Morelia: Toons Bookend the 15th Morelia Int’l Film Fest

    Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat! The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” Last year, in […]

  • "Chappaquiddick," "Logan's Syndrome" Headline Carmel Film

    "Chappaquiddick," "Logan's Syndrome" Headline Carmel Film Festival

    Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat! The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” Last year, in […]

  • Nicole Sexton

    Entertainment Industry Foundation Selects Nicole Sexton as President, CEO

    Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat! The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” Last year, in […]

  • Shape of Water

    Napa Valley Film Festival to Proceed as Planned in Aftermath of Fires

    Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat! The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” Last year, in […]

  • Trump Harvey Weinstein Same Person Illustration

    Are Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump the Same Person?

    Quick, somebody — get Shawn Edwards a bigger seat! The critic for WDAF in Kansas City is quoted in March 30 movie ads in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He liked “Dreamcatcher” and “The Core,” saying they are, respectively, “a first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller” and an “edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.” Last year, in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content