This week on End Credits, we wrap up Halloween, and just in time. We will conclude our ongoing series of favourite Halloween movies, and we’ll cover some of the news from the past week including one rebooted franchise, and one pair of filmmaking twins who aren’t doing as well as they used to. All that, plus a movie review about some real life horrors!
This Wednesday, October 24, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:
Ploughed Atlas. The Wachowski Siblings were among the most celebrated filmmakers in Hollywood almost 20 years ago when The Matrix became an unexpected smashed hit, but it seems that they’ve fallen on hard times. Their Chicago production offices have been closed down and put up for sale, a symptom of their waning cinematic fortunes and no future projects in development. Is the end of the Wachowskis?
Parrot of the Caribbean. It was just last year that Disney released the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and now we’re talking about a reboot. Apparently, Deadpool and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been hired to put a new spin on a, ahem, classic, but they will do so, it seems, without Johnny Depp or his iconic character Jack Sparrow. Is Disney really this unimaginative, or do they really like money *that* much?
What Are Your Favourite Scary Movies? (The Adam Edition). Don’t lose your head, because it’s finally Adam’s turn to reveal his Top 5 picks favourite scary movie. (That was a hint by the way!) On the list are giant monsters, slasher killers, vampires, and yes, zombies. We wrap up October by finishing with the final five of our panelists’ most beloved spooky stories.
REVIEW: 22 July (2018). A timely film given the week we’ve had, and a real-life horror story just in time for Halloween, Paul Greengrass’ 22 July takes us to Norway, and the worst violence to happen there since World War II. On July 22, 2011, a white nationalist exploded a car bomb at Labour Party headquarters in Oslo, and then went to a summer retreat where he shot dozens including young political activists. All told, 70 people died, and hundreds more were affected, but can Greengrass capture the nuance and subtext for such a prescient movie?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.