End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday February 12, 2020

This week End Credits is golden because we’re deconstructing Oscar night, which was full of surprises just not necessarily on the basis of who was going to win the awards. We’re also going to talk about some new trailers, and the passing of Kirk Douglas, and for our movie review this week, it’s a gloriously fun flick with a horribly long and exaggerated title.

This Wednesday, February 12, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:

Golden Bong. This past Sunday, Hollywood handed out the Oscars, and it was more or less an unsurprising affair in terms of the winners. The surprising part though was that the Bong Joon Ho movie Parasite took home Best Picture, the first international film to take that honour. So is this a sign that the Oscars are changing? And what about that pointedly diverse show they put on?

Ben Saw Minions. This week in new trailers sees quite the variety. Ben Affleck tries to heal himself by coaching basketball (or something), those little yellow pill guys return in the newest Minions entry, and Chris Rock teams up with Samuel L. Jackson for the latest entry in the [checks notes] Saw franchise?!

Douglas’ Streak. When Kirk Douglas passed away last week, he did so as one of the last actors from Hollywood’s golden era. His career was legendary, his mark on the business is indelible, but there were some shadows in his history too, which always makes conversations about the legacy of a figure like Douglas more dicey. So what will that legacy be?

REVIEW: Birds of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020). Margot Robbie may not have won an Oscar last weekend, but she did get her own comic book movie franchise. Birds of Prey kicks off with a great deal of flourish and panache as Robbie’s Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn gets spun off into her own adventure featuring four other Gotham City women who collectively know that they don’t need a Batman to come and save them.

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

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