The title “End Credits” takes on special significance this week, as a particular movie mogul seems to be seeing the end of his career. We’ll talk about the story that’s transcending the film world and forcing sober discussion on the pervasiveness of powerful men forcing themselves on women. In more pleasant news, we’ll then nerd out about the latest Star Wars trailer, and talk about the simple joys of Noah Baumbach’s newest film.
This Thursday, October 19, at 10 am, Adam A. Donaldson with Vince Masson will discuss:
1) Harvey. It’s a name that has apparently been haunting actress and other females working in and around the movie industry for years. After twin exposes in The New York Times and The New Yorker, Harvey Weinstein has been tossed out of his company, tossed out of the Motion Picture Academy, and tossed out of the Producers Guild because he’s been cast in the unflattering role as a sexual predator. So what does this mean? Is Weinstein himself through in Hollywood? And what about other powerful men in the Hollywood in the vain of Weinstein, is the hammer going to fall them too? In other words, has showbiz learned a lesson from all this?
2) The Last Reaction. In happier news, we’re drawing ever closer – less than two months now! – to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A new trailer for the film was released last week, and it seems to hint at some pretty spoilery developments as we diver deeper into the universe relaunched in 2015’s The Force Awakens. For instance, what’s the relationship between our villain Kylo Ren, and our heroine Rey? They both seem pretty strong with the Force, so what do they have in common, and why is Luke Skywalker so afraid of it? And on top of everything else, what the hell is a Porg? We will be one with the Force this week!
REVIEW: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Noah Baumbach’s newest movie is a Netflix joint, and it will surely please people that love Baumbach’s work especially his breakthrough film, The Squid and the Whale. Set in and around New York, the story follows retired artist Harold (Dustin Hoffman), and his three children Danny, Jean, and Matthew (Adam Sandler, Elizabeth Marvel, and Ben Stiller) who each struggle with their relationship with their difficult father. There’s some shouting, a lot of cross-talk, and ultimately, some loving as the characters come to terms with their relationship with each other. Prepare to believe that Sandler can act.
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Thursday at 10 am.