It’s back to business as unusual on End Credits this week! As we took a couple of weeks off thanks to the magic of recording episodes in advanced, the movies still kept on coming, so we cleared the slate of movie news for this week in order to bring you two back-to-back reviews. One is an unusual tale about two cops, and the other is the unusual tale about a guy trying to go big by getting smaller.
This Thursday, January 11, at 10 am, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:
REVIEW: Bright (2017). Just another night on the mean streets of L.A. Two cops must overcome their mutual distrust and enmity, feelings built on decades of racial prejudice, in order to keep the people of their city safe from… a magic wand? Oh yeah, one of the cops is an orc! This is the world of Bright by David Ayers, which supposes a magically realistic world where humans and fairy tale creatures live and work side-by-side. Netflix enters the special effects-driven blockbuster game with a Will Smith vehicle that has many fans , but nearly as many detractors.
REVIEW: Downsizing (2017). Speaking of divisive, we’ll take a bite out of two such films this week, and the other is Alexander Payne’s new one, Downsizing. In a world where shrinking to the size of an action figure is an option, Matt Damon is the typical Payne midlife crisis suffering schlub from the Midwest that says, “Hey, why not?” Predictably though, life is not better when you’re small, in fact it’s pretty much the same. Payne’s incredible shrinking polemic becomes increasingly problematic as it goes along, but does any good come out of such a small world after all?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Thursday at 10 am.