End Credits Show Notes for Thursday March 1, 2018

This week on End Credits, we go to the upper end of mainstream, before coming back down to the helm of the discerning cinephile. Try not to get whiplash as we go along. First, we will take the glitz and glam out of the Oscars by talking about the base economics of winners and losers for the 90th annual awards, and then we will dive into an alien world right here on Earth, in the complex yet satisfying world of hard science fiction brought to you by the new film, Annihilation.

This Thursday, March 1, at 10 am, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:

1) Prophet Motive. This weekend, all anyone will be able to talk about is the Oscars. (Well, we’re sure people will talk about other stuff, but for our purposes, all we’re going to talk about on this week’s show is the Oscars.) For fun, and perhaps for profit if you have an Oscars pool among friends or co-workers, we break down who will win, and who should win, at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony in beautiful Hollywood, CA. Who will collect the glory, and what stunning act of disorganization and confusion will we be talking about on Monday morning?

REVIEW: Annihilation (2018). From Alex Garland, the man behind the much talked about Ex Machina, comes another startling sci-fi vision. Based on the popular novel of the same name, five female scientists enter a quarantined area called “The Shimmer” where something very alien is happening, and they must figure out the secret before they too are affected and are never heard from again. In what may be the most audacious act of gender equality in genre entertainment since The Decent, as Garland creates another provocative sci-fi opus for the thinking man and woman, but will audiences respond?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Thursday at 10 am.

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