End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday January 8, 2020

This week on End Credits, we’re back from the holiday break refreshed and ready to review new movies again, and this week it’s one of the most anticipated and one of the most, dare we say, controversial. We’ll review the latest Star Wars, plus we’ll talk about why no one’s liking Cats, the possible effects of toy company owning a studio, and some new trailers.

This Wednesday, January 8, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Cats-tastrophe. Cats, the adaptation of the popular stage musical, was supposed to be one of the biggest movie hits of the holiday season. It had an established brand name, familiar music, an Academy Award-winning director, and a very talented cast, in other words, it had everything a movie is supposed to need to become a hit, so what the heck happened?

Toy Stories. Hasbro owns most of the toys you’ve ever heard of including Transformers, Monopoly, and Dungeons & Dragons, and now they own a studio. The Toronto-based Entertainment One is now a subsidiary of Hasbro, so does that mean EOne is going to be more concerned about pumping out G.I. Joe movies as opposed to investing in Can-con?

Downhill to More Quiet is Tenet. The holidays brought many gifts, including some first looks at exciting new movies coming up in 2020. It looks like Christopher Nolan is defying the laws of time and physics again in Tenet, Emily Blunt has to hush up everyone to keep them alive in A Quiet Place Part II, and a European dramedy gets an American makeover in Downhill.

REVIEW: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). More than 42 years after it first hit theatres, the Star Wars saga has come to an end, or at least the Skywalker portion of it has. Like all Star Wars movies lately, The Rise of Skywalker has divided the audience; some think it’s too safe creatively, while others have welcomed a Star Wars that better meets there expectations. But is there a middle road? Can you have your Star Wars cake and critique it too?

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

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