End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday May 24, 2023 (Episode #298)

This week on End Credits, we play to win. Completing the trifecta of recent brand origin stories at the cinema, we come around to the video game that made Game Boy and put Russia on the map as a video game maker. Yup, we’re reviewing Tetris, and in honour of that big action movie that came out this weekend, we’ve got to say something about the art of the car chase.

This Wednesday, May 24, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Coup de Chase. In honour of this past weekend’s release of Fast X, and also – interestingly enough – the climax of Tetris, we’re going to talk about car chases. The car chase is a well-worn staple of action cinema, when one-person chasing another on foot isn’t big enough, they hop into cars, onto motorcycles, and, in some rare cases, a subway train or flying vehicle. This week, we tick off a list of some of our favourite movie (mostly) car chases.

REVIEW: Tetris (2023). Joining the recent trend of brand origin stories is this film about the video game that made handheld gaming consoles, and ended the Cold War (?). Tetris follows a game programmer played by Taron Egerton who has to out hustle billionaires, middle men and the KGB to get the rights to the famous Russian game about lining up falling four-piece blocks. Complications ensue? You bet! There’s not doubt that there’s a lot of dramatic aggrandizement with Tetris, but can you still enjoy this embellished-from-a-true-story story?

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

Photo Courtesy of Apple Studios/Marv

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