This week on End Credits we’re haunted. The spectre of death casts a long shadow on this week’s show even as we review another Christmas movie, but since it’s the end of the year, we have to start taking stock. So we kick off the show with a remembrance of some of the people who aren’t with us anymore, and then we get right into Christmas with a review of Spirited on AppleTV+.
This Wednesday, December 7, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
Death Notes. It’s been a year, and December is a time to remember the things that happened during the previous 11 months. But what about the people? Well, to kick off this week’s show (which coincidentally includes a review of a movie about ghosts), we will look back at some of the famous and talented people who passed away this year, remember why they were so entertaining and influential, and why we will miss them.
REVIEW: Spirited (2022). You know the story: three ghosts showed a miserable old miser the true spirit of Christmas, but Ebenezer Scrooge wasn’t the first person to get the Christmas Carol treatment, and he wasn’t the last. Ryan Reynolds plays a professional mudslinger who’s lived a life of apathy and selfishness, he’s irredeemable, but Will Ferrell’s Ghost of Christmas Present accepts the challenge. A Christmas Carol plays out as a musical comedy with a twist, but can this team-up of Reynolds and Ferrell make things merry and bright this holiday?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.