This week on End Credits, why can’t we be friends? We will marinate on how opposites attract when it comes to action movies with this week’s review, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Along with that, we’ll be discussing how another action star is portrayed in another recent release, the fall of a legend, new trailers, and how TIFF has done the impossible and made the genders roughly equal.
This Wednesday, August 7, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
Bruce Alrighty. Since you can’t have a Quentin Tarantino movie without controversy, the director seems to have landed in it again with his latest film, Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood, and its depiction of Bruce Lee. Lee’s daughter and his protege don’t like, but Tarantino’s reverence for the martial arts icon is well known, so has something been lost in translation?
The Last Mogul. Robert Evans is a legend from the late-60s/early-70s era in Hollywood, and he was just fired. The man behind The Godfather, Rosemary’s Baby, and Chinatown just got his long-term contract with Paramount Pictures cancelled, but is this the sad last chapter for an influential producer, or is this a sign that Paramount’s starting a new chapter?
Equal Play. More announcements for this year’s schedule at the Toronto International Film Festival reveals that the organizers have kept their commitment to gender parity with the fest’s featured directors, but it also reveals a compelling number of films featuring stories from Indigenous people and people of colour. We’ll look at the latest released titles.
Something for Everyone… This week on trailers, there are so many interesting films coming up that we have four picks this week. First, it’s Romper Room meets Dawn of the Dead in Little Monsters, then we go to a spooky and strange Lighthouse, and then we de-age all your favourite actors in The Irishman, before going all the way back to World War I with Sam Mendes in 1917.
REVIEW: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). After eight films, The Fast and the Furious has finally spun-off two of its key characters into their own adventure. Don’t expect anything too outside the F&F wheelhouse though as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham become the latest, mismatched buddy cop duo in Hollywood as they team-up to beat super bad guy Idris Elba. But with all these he-men, is it a woman that ends up stealing the show?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.