This week on End Credits, we’re getting ready to go on vacation. Before leaving though, we’ve got one more movie to review, and in order to do it, we have to go back to the movie theatre for the first time in a year. This week, we’re reviewing the new superhero flick The Suicide Squad, and we will wrap up our summer movie season revival by going back to 1995.
This Wednesday, August 11, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Summer Lovin’ Part 12: 1995. In the last part (for now) of our look back at summer movie seasons of the past, we go to the Summer of 1995, which was kind of a weird one. Batman came back with nipples, Clint Eastwood embraced romance, and the internet was the bad guy in no less than three movies. There was also a friendly ghost, a water world, and we died hard again but with a vengeance. Was there anything better than the Summer of ’95? I guess we’ll see.
REVIEW: The Suicide Squad (2021). A strange confluence of events in the universe sent the director of Guardians of the Galaxy to cross-town rival DC, and they gave James Gunn carte blanche to revamp an underperforming asset. This week, we go back to the movie theatre for The Suicide Squad, the bloodier, funnier, and more profane reboot/sequel to the 2016 David Ayer film of the same same (sans the “The”). If you’re familiar with Gunn’s pre-Marvel work then you’re likely to enjoy his take on DC’s supervillain team of reluctant heroes, but did we enjoy it? Tune in and find out.
Programming Note: End Credits is going on a brief summer break for the next two weeks. We’ll be back with new episodes on Wednesday September 1!
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.