This week on End Credits, we’re going to slack off. There is a long weekend/national holiday coming up, so it seems like a good time to do nothing, or at least watch a movie about people sitting around doing nothing. This week, we’ll review the new Judd Apatow comedy The King of Staten Island, and look back at the summer that was two decades ago.
This Wednesday, June 24, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Summer of 2000. Twenty years ago it was the turn of the millennium, and everything seemed possible. Coming after what still might be the greatest year in movies, the year 2000 had a lot of great expectations, but were the movies able to meet them? And looking back 20 years later, what did those movies leave us, and what do we think of them now?
REVIEW: The King of Staten Island (2000). Loosely based on events from his own life, Pete Davidson stars in Judd Apatow’s new movie about a young slacker with a lot of issues just trying desperately not to grow up on everyone’s least favourite New York City burrow. The movie was supposed to one of summer’s big releases, but now it streams on VOD, which begs the question: Can Davidson overcome the pandemic conditions to reach Apatow-infused super-stardom?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.*
*Programming note: End Credits is moving to 3 pm on Wednesday until further notice.