Written & Directed by Abe Forsythe
Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, Alexander England
Release Date: November 15, 2019 (UK)
(All images courtesy Altitude Film Entertainment)
You’d think that the rom-rom-com-musical LITTLE MONSTERS, starring Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (US, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 12 Years a Slave), Broadway and feature film, and Disney voice actor veteran Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon, Frozen, Murder on the Orient Express) and a horde of zombies menacing a bus full of British schoolchildren wouldn’t have a problem finding room in the American multiplex after an acclaimed US debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
And you’d have to rethink that notion.
While filmgoers in the UK and Ireland get to see Little Monsters on the big screen starting November 15, US audiences, at least for now, have to wait for Hulu and distributor Neon to announce Stateside release plans. Which is a shame, since the premise sounds like a delightfully gory mix of songs and splatter in the vein of Anna and the Apocalypse .
Layabout slaker/musician Dave (Alexander England) finagles a gig chaperoning a kindergarden field trip, not out of familial love, but solely to worm his way closer to his nephew’s teacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). Two things stand in his way; popular children’s television host Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad), and a zombie apocalypse. As the press release so charmingly phrases it, “Will Dave rise to the occasion and have a chance at Miss Caroline’s heart, or will zombies get there first?”
For now, American Zom-Rom-Com Musical fans will have to content themselves with rewatching Anna, Warm Bodies, Shawn of the Dead – and the Little Monsters trailer below.
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Oldboy (2003) Directed by Park Chan-wook Screenplay by Park Chan-wook , Lim Joon-hyung, Hwang Jo-yun Based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi Starring Choi Min-sik, Kang Hye-jung, and Yu Ji-tae An Arrow Video limited theatrical release event (UK)
(All images courtesy Arrow Video)
First, a couple questions.
Do you live in England?
Do you love classics of the Asian Extreme school?
Congratulations! Come August 2, you’ll have a chance to go see OLDBOY the way it was meant to be seen; on the big screen with a theater of fellow fans.
Here’s the trailer for the limited release –
Next week, lucky movie fans in the UK have the chance to experience a classic of Asian Extreme cinema as Park Chan-wok’s 2003 revenge classic OLDBOY comes to UK theaters August 2 in a new 4K restoration, followed by digital download availability on August 26.To make US fans even more jealous, Arrow’s releasing this baby on Region B BlurayAugust 23.
Why should you see OLDBOY on the silver screen, snap up the download and/or bluray if you have the chance? Seeing a mainstream classic like GONE WITH THE WIND, THE WIZARD OF OZ, or CASABLANCA is a chance to recapture a bit of what movie audiences of each movie’s era felt; that excitement and wonder of a first run viewing.
Seeing a genre classic back on the big screen, be it a 70’s landmark like THE EXORCIST, or a more recent film like OLDBOY, gives you the chance to experience all the visceral thrills with an audience of fellow fans. Horror movies make for the best communal experience, and OLDBOY, (the middle movie in Park’s “Vengeance Trilogy“), is nothing if not horror-adjacent with its themes of loss, revenge, punishment, and tragedy.
I’ll have to content myself with my precious 2006 three disc DVD set from the late, lamented Tartan Video, and envy my fellow Asian Extreme fans across the pond.
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