This week on End Credits we will get into sports, or as we like to call it, “the final frontier.” (Film nerd joke.) We’re reviewing the new sports drama Hustle on this edition of the show, and of course we’re here for the acting, and not the ball throwing. And since we’re already here for the acting, we’re going to talk about comedic actors who can make you laugh, and make you cry.
This Wednesday, June 22, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
Why So Serious? This week’s movie features a normally comedic actor doing abnormally good dramatic acting. Adam Sandler has shown those acting chops on a couple of different occasions, most recently with the excellent Uncut Gems (also on Netflix), but he’s not the only funny man that has tried to show he can do more than deliver jokes. To kick things off, we will talk about some of the funny people that could do more than make us laugh.
REVIEW: Hustle (2022). What makes a good basketball player? Is it the ability to fling a ball at a hoop from mid-court? Is it the speed? Is it the shoes? Maybe it’s all in the eyes of the scout. Adam Sandler puts on a serious face, and a serious beard, to play a talent scout for the Philadelphia 76ers, and when he finds a street baller in Spain (played by real-life NBA player Juancho Hernangómez), no one else sees the raw talent that Sandler’s scout does. So Sandler gets serious in this straightforward sports movie, but does it work for him and us?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.