End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday November 13, 2019

This week on End Credits we get into a holiday mood. Our review is the perhaps too early release of Last Christmas, a rom-com based on a George Michael song about death and stuff. Speaking of death, it’s no longer a barrier to casting, and at least one person is willing to call for an end to Disney. Plus, the best of the decade continues…

This Wednesday, November 13, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Dean Machine. It’s been 60 years since James Dean was last in a movie. It’s understandable why, he died in 1955, but the intrepid producers of Finding Jack are not letting death get in the way of hiring Dean to play the second lead. Is there a genuine artistic reason to resurrect James Dean, or are they violating Dean’s memory for empty self-promotion?

A Game of Monopoly. On the eve the release of Disney+, author Matt Stoller makes a point in his new book, Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly and Democracy, that Disney has become little more than a private equity firm squeezing every nickel out of partners, suppliers, and consumers. So can we have a conversation about breaking up Disney?

The Best of the Decade, Part 2 of 5. We’re coming up on the end of the year, but we’re also coming up on the end of the decade, so what else are we supposed to do but make a list of our favourite films of the last 10 years? This week Candice will run down her Top 5 of all the films released between January 1, 2010 and right this very moment!

REVIEW: Last Christmas (2019). ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and nothing says “jolly” like a little yule tide romance. Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding make a love match in time for Christmas, but things, per usual, get complicated as Clarke’s messy Kate gets a cosmic wake-up call from Golding’s free spirit. It’s a match made in heaven, so deck the halls for predictable rom-com tropes and a twist you’ll see coming from a mile away.

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

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