End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday September 19, 2018

This week on End Credits, we go on the hunt… for a good movie to watch. Were we successful? Well, you should listen to our review of The Predator and find out. (Spoiler: we didn’t like it.) In the first half we talk about actual predator news, what the takeaways from TIFF are, more concerns about buying digital, and saying goodbye to a Superman (maybe?).

This Wednesday, September 19, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:

Tough TIFF. The Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped up for another year, and everyone wants to know which movie screened there will be the heir apparent to this year’s Oscar for Best Picture. Green Book won the coveted People’s Choice Award, but Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, and Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma also left the festival with a lot of buzz. We’ll talk about that, and the silly flag controversy from First Man.

DC Pee-ew. In some earth-shattering news last week, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Henry Cavill is out of the DC superhero movie series as Superman, the Man of Steel. It’s more bad news for a beleaguered franchise that already may be down one Batman with rumours that Ben Affleck has no plans for future appearances as the Dark Knight. What’s going on at Warner Bros, and are they losing grip on the movie series they have so much invested in?

They Took My Movies! A Twitter thread once again raise the question: Discs Versus Digital? Many have made the switch to ditch physical media, but the idea that iTunes can take away the movies you *bought* when they lose a license from a content provider has a lot of movie buffs sweating. Consider this though, what are the odds that studio is going to break into your house and take back the discs you bought? The complicated debate continues with this newest hiccup…

Olivia Vs Predator: Requiem. Casting a shadow on this week’s big release, was the revelation that Shane Black hired a friend, a convicted sex offender, to play a small role in The Predator, and the only person that seemed to have a problem with that was Olivia Munn, nearly the film’s only female cast member. Worse still, it looked like Munn was standing alone in terms of her objection, so how did such a blatant infraction happen in this #MeToo era?

REVIEW: The Predator (2018). Thirty years after Arnold Schwarzenegger walked out of the jungle having beaten the Predator in a primordial showdown, several movies featuring the dreadlocked aliens have come and gone, but none have cracked the code to create a compelling follow-up. Shane Black, who actually had a small role in the original Predator, aimed to change all that, but shrouded in controversy now (see above) can his Predator do what all the others failed to do: build a cool and profitable franchise?

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

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