Little Monsters leads the new cinema releases November 15th 2019

Little Monsters This week, there are FOUR new films out for you to choose from, led by Little Monsters. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Little Monsters
    Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans 66)
    The Report
    Last Christmas

Little Monsters centres around teacher Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o), washed-up musician Dave (Alexander England) and kids show personality Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad), to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

In this trailer, I like the way a lot of the characters actually react in the way you would in this bizarre situation – some are selfish, some try to put a brave face on things to spare the feelings of the children, and so on. I just hope it’s a damn sight better than the incredibly disappointing recent Jim Jarmusch movie, The Dead Don’t Die. In fact, even before I read the press release that mentions Shaun Of The Dead, I was thinking precisely of that film!

The film is out now, but is also on Sky Movies, and I’m really looking forward to this, based on the trailer. Please don’t let me down like JJ did!

Writer/Director: Abe Forsythe
Also stars: Stephen Peacocke, Kat Stewart, Nadia Townsend, Marshall Napier, Henry Nixon

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans ’66) centres around American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Based on a true story, the two leads and the supporting acts are good, so I’ll definitely check this out.

However, it’s so dumb that this film has two names. Apparently Americans don’t know the race is called Le Mans?

Director: James Mangold
Also stars: Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Ray McKinnon, Josh Lucas, JJ Field, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

The Report is a thriller based on actual events and centres around idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam DriverPaterson), whois tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11.

Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a shocking secret from the American public.

The Report is made by Amazon Studios, it looks superb and is in the cinema, before it goes to Amazon Prime.

Writer/Director: Scott Z Burns
Also stars: Corey Stoll, Evander Duck Jr, Jon Hamm, Linda Powell, Sandra Landers, John Rothman, Victor Slezak, Victor Slezak, Guy Boyd, Alexander Chaplin, Maura Tierney, Michael C Hall

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Last Christmas is a forthcoming (yes, closer to Xmas), romantic comedy from Paul Feig (who only redeemed himself slightly with A Simple Favour after his godawful 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters), and starring Emilia Clarke (Terminator Genisys) along with Crazy Rich AsiansHenry Golding and Michelle Yeoh.

Synopsis: Kate (Clarke) is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa’s elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom (Golding) there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

For me, though, this rom-com looks about as funny as an enema backfiring in public. Also, it’s shot in 2.00:1, so when it’s broadcast in the cinema on a 2.35:1-shaped screen, it’ll be presented within a 1.85:1 container, so will be windowboxed and look ridiculous. Either go with 1.85:1 or 2.35:1!

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!