End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday October 9, 2019

This week on End Credits we send in the clowns. Or rather one clown. This week we’re going to try and get past the controversy and craziness and review the new movie, Joker. We’re also going to start our series dedicated to 1999, and look at a couple of new trailers released this week, and we’re going to talk about everyone’s favourite topic, copyright law!

This Wednesday, October 9, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Copy, Right? In Hollywood, all the best laid plans for sequels and reboots lay at the feet of the most fickle of challenges, Trademark Law. The rights for Predator, Die Hard, Nightmare on Elm Street, and the works of Stephen King and David Mamet might all potentially end up back in the hands of their original creators, so is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Later, Trailers. What does a superhero spin-off, an action movie, and a based on a true story thriller have in common? They’re trailers for new movies coming soon! One is a DC movie featuring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, another is the latest Michael Bay explosion-fest, and the third is about the man wrongfully accused of the Olympic Park bombing in 1996.

25 for ’99, Part 1 of 5. It’s been 20 years since what’s been called “the best year in movies” came and went, 12 months of some of the most influential and innovative movies of the last few decades, and for the next couple of weeks, we’ll remember the best of the best. Each of our hosts will reveal their Top 5 favourites from 1999, starting with Tim.

REVIEW: Joker (2019). It’s hard to think of a movie that’s been more controversial than Joker, an ultra-serious, gritty and realistic take on the origins of Batman’s most well-known nemesis. Heavily inspired by the early works of Martin Scorsese, and featuring a dynamo performance by Joaquin Phoenix, the movie is primed to be one of the biggest hits of 2019, but is it worthy of all the hype, not to mention all the safety concerns?

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

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