October is here, and this week on End Credits we’re going to get into something scary. Yes, we’re going to start a weekly chat about our favourite scary movies, but the real terrifying bit this week is the real life horror of hate crimes and those that perpetrate them. Yes, we’re reviewing The BlacKkKlansman this week, and we’ll also be talking about Robert Redford’s maybe retirement, and the new Joker movie.
This Wednesday, October 3, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:
The Retirement Syndrome. Robert Redford’s new film, The Old Man and the Gun, was released last weekend, and it was supposed to be his final film before retirement. But with all the attention about his retirement, it seems as if Redford has had second thoughts. Despite that, Redford is still 82 years old, and retirement might not be a bad idea for a man with his illustrious career. Just in case he’s retiring, we’ll talk about Redford’s legacy on screen and off.
The Joker’s Riled. Currently filming in New York City is a film about the origins of the Joker, the Batman nemesis previously played on film by Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Jared Leto. But what seems like a typical Hollywood move to make money from a well known character by giving him an unasked for origin story may yet be salvaged. Reports and set photos show a film that may be taking its cue from classics like Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. Might there be hope for the Joker movie?
What Are Your Favourite Scary Movies? (The Vince Edition). For the month of October, the panelists of End Credits will answer the question: What are your favourite scary movies? Vince will reveal his list this week, and on it are tales of demons, zombies, and slashers. There are a couple of horror classics on there, a cult classic, and a Spanish horror that stands as one of the best in the found footage subgenre. So what are Vince’s choices? Listen and find out!
REVIEW: The BlacKkKlansman (2018). Speaking of scary people in costumes, we delve this week into a story too impossible to not be true. In the 1970s, the first black officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department somehow managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan by posing as a potential recruit on the phone, and with the help of his white partner, he was able to expose the local leaders of the racist movement. A tale that’s both timely, and intriguing, and one that’s tailor made for the inspirations of Spike Lee.
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.