End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday September 11, 2019

End Credits is back! Did you miss us? Of course, you did, so let’s talk about what we’re going to talk about. We’re reviewing the horror sequel IT, so hopefully that coulrophobia stuff is under control. We’re also going to discuss the summer that was at the movies, the year that was for women and people of colour, a couple of new trailers, and what’s new with some of your favourite stars.

This Wednesday, September 11, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:

Summer Lovin’. It was a tough summer at the box office unless your name was Walt Disney Studios, which had the Top 4 money-makers with a billion dollars each to their name. For everyone else – from Godzilla, to the Men in Black, to the animated Pets – things did not go the way they wanted. So who won the box office, and who had a cruel summer?

The Colour of Money. The year 2018 was a good year for blockbusters, but it was also a pretty good year to star in them if you were a woman or a member of an underrepresented minority. The number of movies with those people in leading or co-leading roles went up in a big way last year, but the question remains, was this a fluke, or the start of a trend?

Profiles in Flourish. It’s film festival and award season, so the magazines and papers are packed with profiles of some of the biggest players of the day. The New York Times had Brad Pitt, THR had Scarlett Johansson, and Variety had Robert Pattinson. We’ll talk about what insights were gleamed from these most high-profile actors.

Two of a Kind. Getting into fall, there’s going to be a lot of speculation about the best movies of the year. These will not be two of them. The Bad Boys are back 25 years after they first shot up Miami, and a Killer Sofa is going to kill all those wanting a good sit. You’ve heard the expression “read ’em and weep,” well this is the watching version.

REVIEW: IT Chapter 2 (2019). Two years ago (27 in movie time), the first chapter of IT became one of the highest grossing horror movies ever! Was it the kids? Was it the clown? Was the time finally right for a Stephen King renaissance with a deep appreciation for the master’s words? With an easy sequel ready to assemble, it seems right to think that this IT is going to go all the way to the bank again. So did this sequel deliver, or did it disappoint?

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

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