End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday December 11, 2019

This week on End Credits, we pick up another “For Your Consideration” entry for the annual awards race, and another hit in Netflix’s quest for total Hollywood hegemony. We’re reviewing Marriage Story, and we’re also talking about the real life struggles of one working actor, plus new trailers, the Snyder Cut, and when a TV show is the best movie of the decade.

This Wednesday, December 11, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and special guest co-host Chris Aitkins will discuss:

Arabian Slights. Mena Massoud was in one of the stars of one of the biggest hits of the year, Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. So why can’t he get an audition? It’s a major topic of discussion that Massoud hasn’t tried out for a part since Aladdin came out, especially since Disney’s making a new series out of a minor character from the film, but what about Aladdin himself?

TV on the Ratio. France’s most well-known film magazine is Cahiers du Cinéma, and they love to start a contentious conversation about modern cinema. So is that why they named the miniseries Twin Peaks: The Return as the best film of the decade? Others, meanwhile, have called O.J.: Made in America one of the greatest films of the decade even though it’s a 10-hour miniseries. Are we getting confused?

Snyder House Rules. It’s the topic that just won’t go away. This time it was Zack Snyder himself adding gasoline to the fire set by fans when he posted on social media a picture of film canisters supposedly containing the so-called “Snyder Cut” of Justice League. Still, the studio itself has indicated it’s worth the money to finish the film, so will fans ever stop tilting at this windmill?

Bond, Black, and Busters. As we get to the end of the year, and we get to a lot of very anticipated new movies, Hollywood is going to remind you that there’s always something new to look forward to. This week we’re looking at the new trailers for the next James Bond, the long-awaited Black Widow solo adventure, and the next attempt to bring back the Ghostbusters.

REVIEW: Marriage Story (2019). Noam Boumbach’s new film is called Marriage Story, but it’s really about a divorce. Scarlett Johnansson and Adam Driver played a couple on their way to leaving each other, and the film chronicles the sometimes funny and sometimes painful journey that one takes when dismantling a marriage. People are talking about the film and the performances as Oscar-worthy, but does Marriage Story hit you with the right feels?

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

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