Good Boys (2019) – What Ya Gonna Do?

Released: 19th September
Seen: 8th October

There’s this weird phenomenon in media where someone will take a known intellectual property and remake it with baby versions of the characters. This is a huge thing in animation with major shows like Muppet Babies, The Flintstone Kids and Tom And Jerry Kids all showing the infant or pre-school versions of the famous property. Well, now we’re seeing this idea slowly moving from the world of animation to live action. We’ve had the TV series Young Sheldon, before that we had things like Young Indiana Jones and Young Sherlock Holmes. Calling things Young *Marketable Brand Name* is seemingly good business. Hell, there is even (I swear this is real) a version of the John Waters movie Pink Flamingos that was rewritten and performed with children called Kiddie Flamingos. Versions of famous properties with children in the leads is apparently a thing we’re doing now. So, it was only a matter of time before someone said “What if we remade Superbad, but with 12 year olds?” and now that we have it, it’s kind of impressive how well it works.

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Wonder

Released 30th November (Australia)

Seen 25th November (Preview Screening)

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Directed by Steven Chbosky
Written by Steven Chbosky, Steven Conrad, Jack Thorne
Produced by Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media & Walden Media
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts

Every generation get’s a movie that could best be described as “Guy with facial deformity tries to assimilate into society”. Our grandparent’s got The Elephant Man, our parent’s got Mask… we get Wonder, because God has decided we are not worthy of the earlier two films.

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