End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday May 2, 2018

This week on End Credits, it’s time for war! And in these uncertain times, what’s more appropriate then an Infinity War? We’ll talk about the new movie featuring the biggest superhero team yet assembled, which may be cause for celebration, but first we must get to a week of disappointing news. We’ve got famous actors and dangerous cults, #MeToo perpetrators and new gigs, and not just one, and continued uncertainty about the next trek into the final frontier.

This Wednesday, May 2, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:

1) The Girl Nxivm Door. In case you thought crazy cults were a thing of the past, here comes Nxivm (pronounced “Nexium”), and the reason we care on this show is because of the higher up people who were helping to recruit sex slaves for leader, Keith Raniere. Yes, Smallville star Allison Mack was arrested by the FBI for sex trafficking on behalf of Raniere AKA: “The Vanguard”, which is a long hard fall for teenage Clark Kent’s girl Friday. We talk about the appeal of cults, and why we can’t help but be disappointed in another hero putting the “cult” in “cult TV”.

2) “He Who Must Not Be Named.” One of the lost stories of the #MeToo avalanche last fall was John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Lasseter quietly took a six-month “sabbatical” when revelations about inappropriate behaviour with female employees came to light, but his “sabbatical” is almost done, and he might be heading back to work. Lasseter isn’t the only one looking to make a comeback though; Matt Lauer’s poked his head out, and Louie CK is showing up at comedy clubs again. Where is #MeToo at six months later?

3) Boldly Go Again. Where have all the Star Treks gone? Back in 2009 with J.J. Abrams’ reboot, this was a franchise hungry for a comeback, but now we’ve barely heard a peep about a new Trek film since the release of Star Trek Beyond. At the Las Vegas meeting of the National Association of Theatre Owners last week, Paramount announced that there was not just one, but two Trek movies in development. One is the previously announced Quentin Tarantino project, but there is another,  some unknown project with director S.J. Clarkson, the first female film director in the franchise. So what’s going on with Star Trek now?

REVIEW: Avengers: Infinity War (2018). It’s all been leading to this! 10 years, 19 movies, and dozens of your favourite Marvel superheroes come together in this latest Avengers entry. All heroes must put aside their pasts, and sometimes mutual indemnity, to take on Thanos, an alien with a mad scheme to collect the powerful Infinity Gems to end half the life in the universe. Or something. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and many, many more, are here to save the day. Or do they…? Avengers 4 is already in the can, you know.

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.

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