This week on End Credits things are going to get meta. What happens when you take the story of the world’s greatest superhero and make him a bad guy? We’ll find out when we watch Brightburn. Speaking of bad guys, we’ll talk about Hollywood’s battle against new abortion laws, and the lost meaning of Godzilla. Also, we’ll also discuss being Booksmart and what Harrison Ford is mad about now.
This Wednesday, June 5, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
Georgia on Our Minds. Many U.S. states have passed new, draconian bills aimed at eliminating abortion, and one of them is Georgia. Why does this matter? Well, this year 455 Hollywood movies and TV series will be shooting in that state, and the (mostly) liberal talent behind those films might decide they don’t want to work there anymore. So is Y’allywood in trouble?
Keep Away From This Jones. During an interview with the Today show, Harrison Ford said that when he dies, so does his most iconic character, Indiana Jones. No one can play the globetrotting archeologist but Ford, despite rumours to the contrary. But is this vanity, or is Ford drawing a line in the sand that there’s still a limit to how much you can franchise?
Monster Mash. Speaking of franchises, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now in theatres everywhere, the latest part of the so-called “Monsters-verse.” But in trying to turn Godzilla into an expanded universe, have we lost the original point of the monstrous character, who was created by Toho Studios as a response to the two atomic bombings of Japan in 1945?
Buy the Book. Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart has gotten rave reviews, but it only came in sixth place at the box office. Despite opening the same weekend as the juggernaut Aladdin, and behind other big movies like Avengers and John Wick, some critics see this as a failure, and proof that there’s no room for small films anymore at the multiplex. But is that true?
REVIEW: Brightburn (2019). You know the story: a kindly farm couple in Kansas find a spaceship from another world and its one passenger, a little boy they raise as their son. But what if that boy didn’t grow up to be the greatest superhero there ever was? What if Superman decided to give into temptation and use his powers to do very, very bad things? So yes, Brightburn is Superman gone bad, and their will definitely be gore.
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