End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday May 22, 2019

This week on End Credits if you want peace, prepare for war. The war, of course, is not ours, but rather it’s the latest entry in the John Wick franchise. We’ll review Parabellum, and we’ll talk about the wonderfully eclectic career of its star Keanu Reeves. We’ll also talk about the return of James Gunn, the business dangers facing Netflix, and Game of Thrones anger.

This Wednesday, May 22, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:

Son of a Gunn. Nearly a year after he was fired from the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie by Disney for some off-colour tweets that resurfaced, James Gunn has broken his silence about the affair. Having since been rehired, Gunn seems to have taken his last rollercoaster year in stride, and we’ll discuss what the take away is from Disney’s actions and Gunn’s comments.

Binge Survey. Big changes are in store for the world of streaming video later this year. Disney+ will launch in the fall, and new streaming services from Apple, and Warner Media will follow, which might leave Netflix in a lurch as they lose popular entries like the Marvel movies and Friends to their competitors. Should Netflix be worried about the future?

Game Blight. The final season of Game of Thrones has been divisive to say the very least. Some fans have decided to not it lying down, and one million of them have signed a petition to demand that HBO remake the final season, which hardly seems likely, but begs the question: Are fans just unable to handle disappointment anymore?

Prince of Reeves. There aren’t many people in showbiz like Keanu Reeves. The Toronto-born actor isn’t necessarily one of the best when it comes to the craft, but you can’t argue that there are a lot of people in Hollywood who are as dedicated to the physical rigors of action-heavy roles, even at the age of 55. We’ll talk about the best of Keanu, and his many underappreciated talents.

REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. You know the name, and you can probably guess the game. Keanu Reeves returns as the eponymous retired hitman who must this time fight the entire New York underworld to get one shot at clearing his name. This series is known for its incredible stunt work, but does it have anything more to offer than gun fights, sword fights, car chases, motorcycle chases, chases on horseback, and fights in elaborate glass rooms?

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

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