This week on End Credits we will reveal the origin of the show’s name, how the entire crew came together, why we have our various affectations, and how we found the CFRU studios. Perhaps this metaphor gives you an idea of our opinion of the new Star Wars movie we’re reviewing this week. We’ll also talk about a new new Star Wars movie in the works, the next James Bond film, the next Michael Bay flick, and the next Jeffrey Tambor scandal.
This Wednesday, May 30, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
1) A Fett to Remember. On the eve of the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney and Lucasfilm set up its next great side story in the galaxy far, far away, and it belongs to Boba Fett. The bounty hunter who speaks no more than a dozen lines in the whole series is going to get his own stand alone adventure from Logan writer/director James Mangold, but is this the most creative use of Disney’s resources, especially after the disappointing returns of Solo?
2) Daniel and Danny. Another franchise officially announced it’s next chapter last week, and it’s the return of everyone’s favorite spy. MGM officially confirmed that Trainspotting director Danny Boyle will be the director of the as-yet untitled 25th James Bond movie. Daniel Craig will return for what is widely expected to be his final go as Bond, what about the rest of the details? Will Christoph Waltz return as Blofeld? Will Bond go out in a fiery blaze of glory?
3) Bay Maker. Michael Bay has set a new record: he is now the proud director of the most expensive movie Netflix has ever greenlighted. Six Underground will star Ryan Reynolds and features a script from the writers of Deadpool, but it will cost over $150 million to make. Here’s a question: how much money do you think Netflix makes from all its various TV shows and movies? Nobody knows, which makes you wonder, how much longer can they keep this up?
4) Arrested Deviant. Last fall, Jeffrey Tambor was one of a number of high-profile Hollywood celebrities that were hoisted on their own petard by the #MeToo movement. When asked about the fallout during a press interview for the new season of Arrested Development, it opened a whole other can of worms when in the midst of coming to Tambor’s defense, his co-stars weren’t aware there was someone in the room with them that had a new accusation of her own. How much more tin eared can some people in Hollywood be?
REVIEW: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). You even wonder how Han Solo got his name? Who his first love was? Who his mentor in smuggling was? How he met Chewie, and Lando, and accidentally led a robot rebellion? Neither did we, but we get these answers and more in the latest Star Wars spin-off Solo. Alden Ehrenreich steps into Harrison Ford’s boost and pilots the Millennium Falcon on a whole new adventure that’s really just another Star Wars prequel paradox. On the other hand, it’s Star Wars in the summer time, and that’s not a bad time at the movies!
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.