This week on End Credits, we enter the terrifying realm of the killer dolls. It’s been kind of a theme this summer with two killer doll movies coming out within a week of each other, but this week, it’s all about Child’s Play. Also, we’re going to talk about the latest MeToo casualty, sequel ennui, the future of movies, and the Napoleon Bonaparte bio-pic we’ve never got (but might?).
This Wednesday, June 12, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
#MeToo the Max. Max Landis has become the latest takedown in the MeToo movement, but if you’ve been following along, it’s a takedown that’s been a long time in coming. Landis is well-known for some of his not-so-vaguely misogynistic comments, but a Daily Beast expose explored multiple allegations, and how Landis’ supposed auteur status revealed the age old problems with gender power dynamics, and just plain bullying.
Tomorrow Today. The New York Times brought together two dozen luminaries of film including J.J. Abrams, Octavia Spencer, Jason Blum, and Kumail Nanjiani to talk about the future of movies 10 years out. The answer is still unclear, but it’s an either an era of great opportunity, or a dire shift in the way we consume media. Which one is which though?
Cruel Summer. After weeks of sequels that failed to meet expectations – Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Men in Black: International, Shaft, and Dark Phoenix – people are once again asking why Hollywood is investing so much in sequels no one seems to care about. But doesn’t it seem like we’re asking that question every summer?
Napoleon Dynamite. Why hasn’t there ever been a good movie about Napoleon? We know, he was a conquerer, and an overall unpleasant person, but there have been a lot of Hollywood movies about unpleasant people, some of them have even won Oscars. Stanley Kubrick came close, but will we ever get the definitive Napoleon movie?
REVIEW: Child’s Play (2019). This weekend, a familiar story came back to theatres about a boy named Andy and his most beloved toy who literally has a life of his own, but this ain’t no *toy story*! Chucky is back, and this time he’s an A.I. that can taunt you from the cloud in lieu of the original story about a serial killer’s soul via voodoo getting stuck insider the doll. Can Chucky terminate Andy and strike a fatal blow in the war on toys?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.