End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday August 14, 2019

This week on End Credits, we say goodbye to summer a little early. All the big movies of the season have come and gone, but this week, we’ll look at a smaller, would-be franchise in the form of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. On top of that, we’ll discuss the latest Disney/Fox scuttlebutt, Nicolas Cage’s wild new interview, and we look to the movies of the fall. Did we mention summer’s over?

This Wednesday, August 14, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Vince Masson will discuss:

Franchise Potential. If you thought the behind the scenes drama of the Disney/Fox merger was over, think again. After a disappointing third-quarter loss worth $170 million, Disney is cleaning house of any Fox production not tied to a major franchise. So the worst has come true, and Disney has made Fox the house of limited ideas, but do we know what happens next?

Cage Match. Nicolas Cage is one of those actors whose persona is almost as big as his career, but lately, it’s seemed like his problems have been getting more publicity than his films. In a fascinating new interview with the New York Times, Cage highlights some interesting insights into his life, his craft, and his life philosophy, and we’ve just got to talk about it.

Legends of the Fall. We’re in the dog days of summer, which is to say we’re in that time of the season when all the big movies have been released, and there’s just the leftovers. But there’s always fall movies to look forward to. From strippers, to Jedis, to detectives, to imaginary Hitlers, and at least a couple of clowns, there just might be something this fall for everyone.

REVIEW: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019). The Alvin Schwartz series of horror stories take a new form thanks to the master of the macabre, Guillermo del Toro. In a small town in 1968, a group of kids discover a book in a haunted house that reveals a spooky conspiracy, and an even spookier fate. There’s ghosts, there’s monsters, and there’s the real-life spectre of Richard Nixon being elected president, but is it scary good fun at the movies?

Programming Note: End Credits is taking a couple of weeks off. We’ll be running repeats on August 21, August 28, and September 4, but we’ll be back with an all-new episode on September 11!

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

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