Universal continues to go all-in on ways to revive their classic Universal Monsters. The latest: Little Monsters, an all-ages approach to the monsters coming from Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4. Plot details are slim, but the project is described as “a live-action hybrid monster feature” that’s also “a love letter to classic Hollywood and the history of filmmaking with a story that takes a multi-generational approach to the monsters.”
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Keith and Jess Wu Calder have been going strong for 15 years now. The producers behind Snoot Entertainment set out to never repeat themselves, and mission accomplished because they haven’t. Over the course of their producing careers, they’ve given the world Blindspotting, Anomalisa, The Guest, and more. They’re the sort of producers who make the types of movies they actually love, including their most recent film, Little Monsters (now on Hulu). Directed by Abe Forsythe, it’s a sweet horror-comedy with a lot of zombies, bloodshed, and Neil Diamond fandom.
Look no further than their body-of-work to know they’re producers with good intentions and taste, both willing to take chances. Their most recent productions include Corporate Animals and Blindspotting, and they’re now working with Starz on a TV show based on the latter. Recently, they told us about making the movies they love, experiences and lessons from their 15 years of running Snoot Entertainment, and the films that inspire them.
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Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Have you ever wanted to see Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o smash some zombie skulls with a shovel? Look no further than the trailer for Little Monsters, a new horror comedy in which she plays a kindergarten teacher who must fight to save her students when a zombie outbreak happens during a field trip. Hulu scooped up the movie after it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but read on to find out how you can see it in a theater for one day only before it lands on the streaming service.
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Lupita Nyong’o has to deal with zombies, children, and children who are zombies in Little Monsters, a horror-comedy that promises to have plenty of blood, gore, and jokes. I’ve heard mixed things about this film from the festival circuit, but I have to admit: it’s hard to resist a movie where Lupita Nyong’o runs around fighting flesh-hungry ghouls. Watch the red band Little Monsters trailer below and see for yourself.
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There’s an endless number of zombie movies out there. So if you’re going to tackle this particular horror subgenre, you better have something unique to bring to the table. Thankfully, Australian filmmaker Abe Forsythe has exactly that. This the heartwarming story of an irresponsible, immature, and profane uncle and his adorable, gluten-intolerant, tractor and Darth Vader-obsessed nephew. But it’s blended it with a 1980s-inspired zombie invasion, and the result is a bloody laugh riot called Little Monsters. Read More »
From black lights to best friends, Brooklyn’s Bottleneck Gallery is getting sentimental for their next pop culture art exhibit. It’s called I Love You, Man and is focused on friendships that are prevalent in film or television. Some examples: The Channel 4 News Team in Anchorman, the Ghostbusters, Ferris and Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bill and Ted, The Boondock Saints, The Three Amigos, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Donnie and the Rabbit in Donnie Darko. Obviously, it’s a theme the gallery allowed to be twisted ever so slightly, but if you’ve ever dreamt of an Encino Man print, this is the show for you.
“I Love You, Man” opens at 7 p.m. Friday May 10 and will remain on display through May 26 at the gallery, which is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Check out a nice, big sampling from the show below. Read More »