Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Movie Review: Best of 2022

This week on End Credits, we come to the end… of the year! That was a close one, but so was the race to the number one spot in our 2022 Top 5 lists. Yes, since it is the last show of 2022, we will all be joining you this week to talk about our picks of the best films of the year, why they’re the best, and why you should be checking them out over the new year!

Monday, December 19, 2022

Podcast Appearance: 100 Greatest Albums - Fleetwood Mac Rumours

A re-upload of a classic show that has been removed from the internet.

I got to talk about one of my favourite albums of all time, Rumours, with my friend Jasen.

On this episode, Candice Lepage joins me again for her first pick in this series. She chose Fleetwood Mac's masterpiece, Rumours. This album produced the hits, "Don't Stop", "Go Your Own Way", "The Chain", and more.

Listen to the episode here. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Podcast Appearance: 13 PODS of Horror - Black Christmas (all of them)

If you know me at all you know that Black Christmas 1974 is my favourite horror movie, my favourite Christmas movie and my favourite Canadian movie. So when my friend Troy Bowman asked if I wanted to join him for a conversation about the movie, and the two remakes, I jumped at the chance.

Greetings and welcome to the second episode of 13 PODS Of Horror where this month we will be exploring the creation known as Black Christmas from 1974 and a bunch of it's prodigy, Black X-Mas from 2006 and Black Christmas from 2019

Also joining us as a guest host, Candice Lepage spends some time with us as we discuss all 3 versions.

Be forewarned that there are SPOILERS ahead!

Time Code
Intro (0:40)
Black Christmas '74(19:42)
Black X-Mas '06(30:34)
Black Christmas '19(43:26)
Conversation with Candice Lepage(1:29:30)
Outro (1:32:59)

Monday, December 12, 2022

We Only Have Now

December took us by surprise. It snuck up so fast both Candice and Steph feel like they missed November. But with the long nights and darker days, everything is getting a bit more gothic and introspective.


Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture by Zeba Blay

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman  

Mind The Gap, Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan  

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris 

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker by Alice Walker 

A Celtic Temperament: Roberston Davies as Diarist by Robertson Davies 

Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction by Sheree Renee Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight - Movies

Movies and TV

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on Prime  - Youtube Trailer

Midnight Club by Christopher Pike and Mike Flanagan - Youtube Trailer


The Home For Good Campaign and The Bookshelf’s $20,000 donation -

Dolly Parton’s America -

Grammar Girl Podcast -

The Allusionist - 


0:00 Intro and Catchup Up

8:00 - The time for giving

13:00 - Slipping into the winter mood

18:30 - Winter reading plans

22:00 - Dolly Parton and Feminism

29:00 - Journals of authors and hosts

38:00 - Self Care

44:00 - Reading genre fiction & Grady Hendrix

49:00 - Midnight Club review

52:00 - Reading YA as an adult vs as a Young Adult


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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Movie Review: Spirited

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+.