End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday May 12, 2021 (Episode #198)

This week on End Credits, we’re going to loosen up our thumbs and get out our controllers because we’re digging up the ghosts of video games past with the newly rebooted Mortal Kombat movie. That sounds like a summer flick, but since we have no summer movie releases of our own, we will once again be forced to dip into the past with another 80s recap!

This Wednesday, May 12, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:

Summer Lovin’ Part 2: 1984. In lieu of the latest summer movies, we again journey back to summer movie seasons of the past, and this week we will look back at the Summer of 1984. From baseball movies to Spock, from the return of the man with the hat to the receipt of both gremlins and ghosts on the same weekend, the Summer of ’84 had something for everyone, and we’ll remember it all. We may not have our summer movies, but we still have the 80s!

REVIEW: Mortal Kombat (2021). If you were a kid in the 90s, you probably spent hours at the arcade or in front of the TV playing a game featuring monsters and superhumans fighting for the fate of humanity in a martial arts tournament. That’s Mortal Kombat in a nutshell, and it’s already been realized well in what’s arguably the best video game adaptation every made, the 1995 Paul W.S. Anderson film. But 25 years later, can the je ne sais quoi of Mortal Kombat be updated for modern times? In other words, does the remake deliver a “Flawless Victory”?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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