This week on End Credits, we’re finally going to get book smart, or rather Booksmart. We’ll review this new, and seemingly underrated, comedy, and we’ll talk about some other things too. The quality of bio-pics, the significance of Comic Con, when good movies go bad, and the 35th birthday of a pair of classics are all up for discussion.
This Wednesday, June 12, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:
Myopic About Bio-Pics? Rocketman, the new film about the life of Elton John, is currently getting good reviews from fans and critics alike. John had a hand in producing the film, just like Queen had an influence on Bohemian Rhapsody, which begs the question, should the artists be involved in making movies about themselves? Does that inspire good drama?
San Diego Shuffle. For years, San Diego Comic Con has been the preeminent destination for movies trying to build buzz with a certain audience. But perhaps times are changing. Warner Bros has opted to skip this year’s event even though they have two big franchises to promote, so we’ll ask again if the shine is coming off Comic Con?
Failed, But Safe. It’s summer movie season, and that means that Hollywood is placing a lot of big bets on big budget movies with the hopes for big pay offs. Of course, these things don’t always pay off, even when they should. That’s what we’ll talk about here. What movies, perhaps like our movie of the week, should have been bigger hits?
Ghost and Goblins. This week marks the 35th anniversary of the the release of both Ghostbusters and Gremlins. It seems weird today to think that two seminal movies, both with a similar style and tone, came out on the same weekend, but that’s what happened in 1984. So we’ll revisit these two projects, and wonder what they’re last legacy is, especially with another Ghostbusters coming soon…
REVIEW: Booksmart (2019). From Dazed and Confused to Superbad to Project X, there have been numerous movie comedies about how a party, especially on the last night of high school, can change your life for ever. But those are usually from the male perspective. Booksmart is directed by a woman, written by women, and starring two very talented actresses, but will it go down in movie history as another great entry in the annals of high school comedy?
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