This week on End Credits, we will make all your wishes come true. Hopefully, your wish is to hear us review the live-action remake of Aladdin, and also talk about some interesting movie news items from the last week. We’ve got new trailers, new Star Wars pics, a new Batman, and the last Game of Thrones discussion you’ll ever need.
This Wednesday, May 29, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Rey of Light. Vanity Fair has done its usual in-depth cover story and photo spread in advance of the next Star Wars movie, the ninth in the main saga, which is called The Rise of Skywalker. What new details might we gleam from the story and the photos? Can the film rebound from the contentious reaction to The Last Jedi, and close the series right?
A Batwing and a Prayer. If there’s ever been a greater example of contentious internet casting, it’s been Batman. Whether it’s Michael Keaton of Ben Affleck, fans freak when a new Dark Knight is revealed, and now it’s Robert Pattinson’s turn, even though his casting in Matt Reeves’ new Bat-film is still only just a rumour. Are fans holding Pattinson’s Twilight past against him?
Trailer Hitches. As Quentin Tarantino begged for everyone to keep the screening of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in Cannes spoiler free, the new trailer premiered everywhere else. Speaking of big returns, the original Sarah Connor is back in Terminator: Dark Fate, and The Babadook’s Jennifer Kent is also going back in time to for scares with her new film, The Nightingale.
Game and Went. HBO’s Game of Thrones did not have the most excellent of final seasons, but it came to an end just the same. With Thrones expert Peter in the house, we’ll look at the finale, and look back at the series to decide if it was really as bad as all that. We’re expectations too high? Do people not understand how drama works? Well, at least there’s always the books…
REVIEW: Aladdin (2019). It was only 27 years ago that Disney made the wish to create a modern classic and had it granted. But can Guy Ritchie directing an ethnically diverse live-action cast due anything to recapture the proverbial magic of the original Aladdin? Can Will Smith possibly stand alone in the curly-toed shoes of Robin Williams’ original Genie? Is there any end in sight to Disney’s bottomless recycling of their own heritage for money?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.