End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday July 10, 2019

Another week on End Credits means another superhero movie. At least that’s the way it seems sometimes, but this week it happens to be true with a review of Spider-Man: Far From Home. In other unsurprising developments, there’s casting controversy for a Disney remake, and Tarantino’s talking about retirement again. We’ve got some new trailers too, and we’re going to celebrate two-and-a-half decades of Gump! 

This Wednesday, July 10, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:

Open Seas-on. Disney announced that they’ve found their live-action Little Mermaid, and she’s a young actress named Halle Bailey. While she’s undoubtedly talented, and is an experienced singer/songwriter, the one thing she’s not is a Caucasian redhead, which has, predictably, brought out racist trolls online. Why are so many people so mad about who plays a mermaid?

Quentirement Plan. It’s been known for years that Quentin Tarantino was going to retire after 10 movies, but might he retire sooner? Technically, since Kill Bill was released as two movies, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would be Tarantino’s 10th film, but let’s ask the real question: Isn’t it just time for Tarantino to s**t or get off the pot with all this retirement talk?

Rabid Knives Out the Next Level. This week in new trailers, there’s a lot to get excited about. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson goes back to basics with the whodunit Knives Out, while the Twisted Twins remake one of their inspirations with the update Cronenberg classic Rabid. In the meantime, there’s a new Jumanji coming out because of money reasons.

Gump Up the Volume. This week marks 25 years since the release of Forrest Gump, the Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1994. It seems timely for a re-examination of the film, so is it a harmless stroll through Americana in the mid-20th century, or is it an overwrought tale of a white guy winning while everyone around him struggles?

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Fresh from a five-year break in existential nothingness following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man is ready for a vacation, but Nick Fury has other plans. This latest Spider-adventure is a chance to catch up and reset from the world-shattering consequences of Endgame, but you can’t catch your breath too long because your friendly neighbourhood hero from Queens has new bad guys to stop!

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

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