This week on End Credits, it’s us, and it’s not us. Maybe it’s both. Who can say if we are who we say we are, or if we’re shadows of ourselves tethered to another reality? And if this preamble means nothing to you, then you weren’t part of the record breaking audience for Us this past weekend. We’ll review Jordan Peele’s latest, and talk about some other movie stuff, new films in production, and new trailers.
This Wednesday, March 27, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
In Production. If you don’t see anything you like in the theatre right now, then you can just wait a year because there’s some pretty cool stuff coming. Christopher Nolan is working on a new (mysterious) project, Denis Villeneuve’s new version of Dune is shooting, The Three Musketeers are being dusted off for Netflix, and Bill and Ted will finally Face the Music 30 years after their original Excellent Adventure. We’ll discuss these developments.
In Promotion. It was a busy week in trailers last week with studios offering a first look at a variety of high-profile projects. Your favourite toys are back for a new adventures as they try to save a spork. Quentin Tarantino offers a fascinating peak into this re-creation of 1960s Tinseltown. Fargo series creator Noah Hawley takes us into space with Natalie Portman. And the kids from Hawkins have to deal with puberty and new monsters from the Upside Down.
REVIEW: Us (2019). Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out has to be one of the most anticipated sophomore films in the history of cinema. Could Us possibly live up to the weight of expectation? Can it stand on its own apart from the award-winning, cultural legacy of Get Out? It turns out that it can. With Us, Peele proves that he has the innate talent to craft a deeply unsettling horror film with equal amounts of humour and terror, even if he’s not trying to change the game. With a variety of influences and messages though, where do we possibly begin?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.