This week, End Credits does what ever a radio show about movies can. Spins a web, any-size, but by web we mean a yarn, as in a way to explain something. You can’t really set theme music to it, but that’s okay. To celebrate the particular release of a certain superhero’s new film, we’ll kick the show off by digging into a genre that some people think is awesome, and other people think is ruining Hollywood, and together we’ll find some gold.
This Thursday, July 13, at 10 am, Adam A. Donaldson, Vince Masson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
1) Tales to Astonish. To mark this week’s release, and our review of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the End Credits gang this week recount some of our favourite, most-beloved, and bestest comic book and graphic novel based movies. From outcast heroes, to frustrated curmudgeons, to dark anti-heroes, there’s actually lots out there for movie lovers of every taste as comic book movies keep stretching the genre in strange new directions, and it can probably be argued now that comic book movies are their own genre now. For the first half of the show, the gang will post their top three.
REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). In the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, young Peter Parker returns to his Queens high school after fighting side-by-side with the Avengers (as seen in Captain America: Civil War) only to find out that high school still sucks if you’re the Amazing Spider-Man. It’s John Hughes meets Richard Donner as Peter tries to prove himself to Iron Man, stop the fiendish Vulture from stealing high-tech weapons, and overcoming his nerves by asking his dream girl to the dance as Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man makes his highly anticipated big screen return.
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Thursday at 10 am.