End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday December 1, 2021 (Episode #225)

This week on End Credits, we’re in the mood for love. And Christmas. For a bit of fun, we will look at some of the best offerings from that holiday movie subgenre that combines love and Christmas in one delectable package. After that, we will talk about another feel good movie new to Netflix, a musical about the difficult process to make a musical.

This Wednesday, December 1, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:

Deck the Hallmark. The U.S. Hallmark Channel cranks out more Christmas movies in a year than all the movies released by all the major studio combined. Who can survive that much saccharine holiday sweetness? Why our own Candice Lepage, of course! This week, she will walk us through her top five Christmas Hallmark movies, from falling in love while designing Christmas window decor, to falling in love with the brother of your ex’s new girlfriend.

REVIEW: Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021). Before writing Rent, Jonathan Larson was a struggling composer and he wrote a one-man performance piece about trying to become a Broadway success before he’s 30. Tick, Tick… Boom! is the latest version of that story, brought to the screen by someone who knows something about being a Broadway success, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Andrew Garfield leads an impressive cast of young talent, plus an endless parade of cameos by theatre luminaries, but does the musical fun translate over your Netflix app?

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

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