This week on End Credits we journey to the darkest depths of the backyard and the hidden evils of where Ruffles and Mittens are laid to rest. Yes, we will journey to the remade Pet Semetary, and talk about the man behind it, and the movies base on his works. We’ll also talk about summer movies, the fate of Roman Polanski, and some local movie news one town over.
This Wednesday, April 24, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:
Roman Numeration. Academy Award winning director Roman Polanski was removed as a member of the Academy last year in the wake of the #MeToo movement along with Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, but Polanski is now making the case that he should get his membership back. What are Polanski’s odds, and will this controversy ever be resolved?
Noise of Summer. With the release of Avengers: Endgame this week, it’s safe to say that even if it doesn’t feel like it, summer is here! Now summer movies are often associated with sequels, franchises, remakes, and extended universes, but we’ll dig into the release calendar and find some movies that skewer a bit more to originality than the average summer movie.
Princess Furies. Waterloo’s original Princess Cinema, one of the oldest art house cinemas in Canada, is facing the likely possibility of having to close its doors at the end of May. Why? It seems that the landlord can make more money with another tenant, even as they claim that Princess owner John Tutt has been nothing but great. What does this say about the future fate of art house in Canada?
King of the Underworld. As evident by our review this week, there’s no denying Stephen King’s influence on horror, and horror films. Many of Kings books, novellas, and short stories have been adapted by many different filmmakers, but who gets it right, and who doesn’t? What makes a good Stephen King adaptation, and why do many adaptations miss the mark?
REVIEW: Pet Semetary (2019). Sometimes, dead is better. And sometimes it’s better not to bother with a remake, especially if it seems like you have nothing new to say. The remake of one of Stephen King’s most popular stories features a new, decidedly less campy spin on the novel than it’s 1989 predecessor, but it doesn’t exactly deliver the TKO that King fans want, or have come to expect after other recent King adaptations like IT. So was Pet Semetary resurrected for nothing?
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