End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday June 20, 2018

Things are going to be incredible on this week’s edition of End Credits. As you can probably infer from that set up, we’re going to be reviewing a certain record-breaking animated movie sequel this week, while dealing with news topics both serious and whimsical. We’ll have some new #MeToo allegations, new trailers to discuss, some business news, and we’ll talk briefly about the expansive work of a very experienced actor.

This Wednesday, June 20, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:

The Heardist. In the #MeToo movement, there are a lot of different sectors hit with repeated allegations, but the nerd movie news business has been a particular highlight. It was so again last week when the ex-girlfriend of Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick, Chloe Dykstra, posted a letter online making some serious allegations about a thinly-veiled Hardwick. The He-said/She-said is another test of the social movement; many of Hardwick’s fans have come to his defense, but how can you ignore Dykstra’s allegations?

Big Meets Bigger. It was a big week for news in the realm of the business end of “show business”. A federal judge in the U.S. approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, but his decision demonstrates that he really doesn’t understand what the modern media landscape looks like. In others news, Comcast made a play to take 21st Century Fox out from under Disney, which would mean trading one mega entertainment conglomerate for another. But in this discussion, are we missing the real danger of these mergers?

Big Ears, Bad Nuns, and the Grinch. It was another big week for trailers (though not as big as last week). The three contenders this time includes two family movies, and the latest entry in a terribly scary franchise. We’ll take a look at the previews for Tim Burton’s surprisingly friendly looking remake of Dumbo, the newest animated Grinch from the people behind Despicable Me, and The Conjuring’s next spin-off effort, The Nun. Which ones look cool, and which ones are very likely going to suck?

 Jackson on Jackson. The Undefeated website asked Samuel L. Jackson to chose his Top 20 movie roles. Not an easy chore for Jackson who presently has 178 acting credits on IMDb, but he did it anyway, and he made some very interesting choices indeed. A lot of the ones you expected are there from Mace Windu, to Mr. Glass, to Nick Fury, but there were also a lot of left field choices, like a quiet little Canadian film about a certain coloured musical instrument. So was Jackson right about himself and his work?

REVIEW: The Incredibles 2 (2018). The Parr family returns after 14 years in the latest Pixar film. Though superheroes are still illegal in this world, one high-minded industrialist is aiming to change that by sponsoring Elasta-girl to charm the public with heroism. Meanwhile, Mr. Incredible has to deal with domestic duties and the idea that stopping a runaway train is a lot easier than learning the “new” math. Sounds like fun, right? Well it won’t be so long as the evil Screenslaver has his say!

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

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