This week on End Credits, we will try and lift spirits. How? Through the transformative power of song and dance, of course! We’re going to review the [theoretically] big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical In the Heights, and we will also talk about the movies from the summer of 1990, where there were hardly any musical numbers at all (save for a horrid Leonard Cohen cover.)
This Wednesday, June 23, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
Summer Lovin’ Part 7: 1990. As we proceed with our review of summer movies seasons of the past, we leave the 80s and we enter the 90s. As we discussed last week, 1989 changed the game with more emphasis on sequels and franchises, and 1990 tried to move that ball upfield, but there were some hiccups. So this week, we will talk about how Dick Tracy wasn’t Batman, the existence of RoboCop 2 and Another 48 Hrs., plus two movies with “Ghost” in the title.
REVIEW: In the Heights (2021). In 2015, Lin-Manual Miranda blew up when he launched a new musical Off-Broadway about American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. About a decade before that though, Miranda made his first Broadway splash with a musical about his New York City neighbourhood. It was called In the Heights, and after a stint in Development Hell and a release delay caused by COVID-19, the movie version directed by Crazy Rich Asians helmer Jon M. Chu is finally ready for release, but does this musical have what it takes to raise spirits?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.