End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday May 15, 2019

It’s time for another End Credits, and this week we’re going where we’ve never gone before: in search of Pokémon. We’re going to be solving crimes in this episode with Detective Pikachu, and we’re going to be getting to the bottom of the latest news. On that account, we’ll talk about movie schedule musical chairs, a Furious producer, 10 years after Trek, and some new trailers.

This Wednesday, May 15, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:

Shell Shock Empire. The Disney and Fox merger continues to have some major consequences for movie execs and movie fans. The Avatar sequels have been rejiggered to fit in between the new Star Wars trilogy that was just announced, and the normal slate of a dozen films put out by Fox, has been cut in half. So are we the ones losing out from Disney’s gains?

Fast Today, Gone Tomorrow. Producer Neal Moritz has guided the Fast and Furious franchise from the beginning, but in a sudden twist of fate (of the furious) he’s been tossed off his own series as it’s about to enter potentially new heights of profitability. We’ll talk about the mysterious firing of Moritz, and what effect it might have on the billion dollar Furious franchise.

A Once Enterprising Beginning. It was 10 years ago that J.J. Abrams brought back the final frontier with his reboot of Star Trek. It remains the most profitable Star Trek film made, but unfortunately it’s been tough for the studio to capitalize on that success. So what is it about the first Abram’s movie that worked so well, and why did the reboot efforts fall so flat afterward?

“Farewell” Said the “Spider” to the Clown. We have a new batch of trailers this week including the highly anticipated return of the Losers Club in the very first look at IT: Chapter 2. Also, beware of spoilers because the new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home will ruin Avengers: Endgame. And speaking of difficult goodbyes, we’ll say “Hello” to The Farewell.

REVIEW: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019). The multimedia Pokémon phenomenon finally arrives in the form of a live-action movie, as Justice Smith heads to Ryne City, where Pokémon and humans live together side-by-side, to get to the bottom of the his father’s mysterious death. Cracking the case involves teaming up with a Pikachu with the voice of Ryan Reynolds, but can this unusual partnership collect all the clues and save the day?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.


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