This week on End Credits, we’re going to get out our singing voices. We’re tuning up another bio-pic, Oscar-nominated drama with a great central performance, and it’s called The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. Before that, we will dig into the latest in the collection of movie news from giant monsters, giant sequels, and giant disappointments(?).
This Wednesday, April 7, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
Monster Cache. This week, Godzilla Vs. Kong was released online and in theatres where they’re open (which is not Ontario), and it turns out that they weren’t just saving the world, they were saving the box office! The effect of that monster mash on the box office is among the news items this week, plus the success of the Snyder Cut, a brand new Space Jam trailer, and the end of the OG Space Jam website.
REVIEW: The United States Vs. Billie Holiday (2021). You had probably never heard about Andra Day before she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for this movie, but there’s no doubt that she owns as the legendary Miss Day in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. The movie sits at the intersection of social justice issues, the history of the War on Drugs, and the usual needs of a musical bio-pic around the life of Billie Holiday, so can director Lee Daniels possibly carry that weight and deliver a movie that’s as promising as its lead?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.