This week on End Credits, we get a bit tied up with what’s come before, but that doesn’t mean we’re going be bound by nostalgia. If you liked these double entendres, then you’re going to love our review this week, Fifty Shades Freed. In the more PG realm of things, we talk about all those trailers that came out during, and after, the Super Bowl last week, why 1999 is still the best, and why you shouldn’t, maybe, get rid of those DVDs just yet.
This Thursday, February 15, at 10 am, Adam A. Donaldson and guest co-host Andrea Patehviri will discuss:
1) Game Day Trailers. The Super Bowl is the biggest day in sports, but it’s also the biggest day in advertising, and that includes new movie trailers. So many big movies released sneak peaks last week including Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Untitled Deadpool Sequel, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Quiet Place, Venom, Skyscraper, The Cloverfield Paradox, and Avengers: Infinity War. We’ll talk about some of our favourites from list, and whether the hype was successfully raised on these big projects.
2) Critique Like It’s 1999. In a recent article, The Globe & Mail supposed that 1999 was the last, great year in movies. Not only did it feature a once in a lifetime slate of groundbreaking movies like Fight Club, American Beauty, The Matrix, Office Space, The Sixth Sense, The Iron Giant and more, it was just before HBO, Netflix and franchise-building revolutionized how we watch movies. Is this a fair opinion, or is this the latest in a series of editorials lamenting the present state of the film business. Does nostalgia wear rose-coloured glasses?
3) All the Discs. Collider’s Matt Goldberg wrote about a problem he had: how do you watch a movie, when you want to watch it, when none of the streaming sites we’ve come to depend on carry it? In so much as tech specialists and movie fans have been watching for the pending death of physical media, it seems that the disc won’t die, and Goldberg’s case is one that people may not be considering: what movies do you have in your collection that can’t be found on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Crave or wherever? Are we cutting off our physical feet to spite our digital face?
REVIEW: Fifty Shades Freed (2018). Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we finally get an answer to the question: Can a petulant man-child with an unhealthy obsession for binding, tying, and punishing the women he sleeps with find happily ever after with a woman that’s just trying to live an old-fashioned modern life? Fifty Shades Freed is not going to win any points for progressive gender issues in modern romance, but they made a multi-million dollar trilogy based on some Twilight fan-fic about how no problem in a relationship can’t be solved with an awesome vacation, lots of money, and the most boring kinky sex you’ve ever seen.
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Thursday at 10 am.