This week on End Credits, let’s fall in love. Once again recording from our mutual isolation, we will take a look at one of the last movies to come out in theatres before quarantine, the Jane Austen adaptation, Emma. Before that, with what is normally the summer movie season almost here, we will look at some of the past summer movies that should have been bigger hits.
This Wednesday, April 22, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Summer Re-Lovin’! A lot has been made about the disruption of the box office by COVID-19. So many of the biggest movies that were supposed to come out in 2020 have had to reschedule, and now the summer movie season is going to start at a time when it should be winding down. We’ll look at some of the past summer flicks that should have been hits, but they ended up being flops.
REVIEW: Emma (2020). In what is definitely one of Jane Austen’s top three novels, Emma Woodhouse is concerned about everyone else’s love life, but she doesn’t much care about the state of her own romantic affairs. The story has been re-adapted again by renowned photographer Autumn de Wilde, and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, but is there any joy to be had in this new interpretation or is this another case of been there/done that English Lit cinema?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.