This week on End Credits, we accept our destiny to become the greatest movie show on community radio in Guelph! No mean feat to be sure. We’ll pull the sword from the stone and review the Arthurian-themed The Kid Who Would Be King. We’ll also talk about an award-filled week in the news including Oscars, Razzies, and Chainsaws, and some rather disgusting developments in terms of one of Hollywood’s top talents.
This Wednesday, January 30, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
Oscar the Grouse. The Academy Award nominations were announced, even if there has still yet to be a host named for this year’s ceremony. Roma and The Favourite were the two biggest nominees, and diversity still seems top of mind for Oscar voters, unless, of course, you’re looking for a female in the Best Director category. We’ll talk about who’s missing from the nominees presented, and which people made the cut that probably shouldn’t have.
Embolden Raspberries. If the Oscar nominations are out, then so are the nominations for the Golden Raspberries, the annual, uh, honouring of the Worst of the Year at the Cinema. But does something feel different this year? Do the Razzies feel more petty than usual? They are nominating low-hanging fruit like John Travolta for Gotti, archival footage of Donald Trump in documentaries about him, and Johnny Depp for voicing an animated gnome. Why bother?
Chainsaw Calibre. Fangoria magazine has published its annual list of nominees for the Chainsaw Awards, honouring the best of horror movies and TV in the last year. If you’re disappointed by the fact that there were no nominations for Halloween, A Quiet Place, and Hereditary, then these are the awards for you! Still, were our favourite horror people left off the official list of nominees? Probably!
Singer and the Pain. A new article in The Atlantic painted a disgusting picture of the years and years of accusations against X-Men director Bryan Singer, going all the way back to his second movie, Apt Pupil. People have long figured that it was only a matter of time before #MeToo got Bryan Singer, but they didn’t think it would take this long, especially since Singer is still getting movie projects, and a movie with his name on it (Bohemian Rhapsody) is an Academy Award-nominee . So is Singer finally done?
REVIEW: The Kid Who Would Be King (2019). A dangerous enemy, a country in peril, a leaderless people looking for someone to seize the day and lead them to a brave new future. Sound familiar? Yes, the tale of King Arthur has been told, and retold (and retold), but this time, it’s a quartet of middle schoolers in modern England who must form their own Round Table before the world ends. If you can’t be the coolest kid in school, you can at least lead your classmates in a fight against the walking dead and an ancient sorceress!
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