At the Movies – “Little” and “Hellboy”


Last Week I described “Shazam” – now the number one movie in the country – as Tom Hanks In “Big” meets “Thor.” This week we get a “Big” remake. 

“Little” stars 14-year-old Marsai Martin, from TV’s “Blackish,” and get this: it was her idea. Yeah, a movie that came out over 25 years before she was born! Says she loves Tom Hanks. She pitched the idea at the age of ten, knew she wanted Regina Hall to play the grown up version of her, and here we are. 

There’s no fortune telling machine at a carnival that turns Martin into Hall. In fact, here it’s the reverse: grown up hall is a mean tech boss waking up in a child’s body. so Martin’s laughs come from her being a no-nonsense, gettin’ it done businesswoman in a little girl’s body, not an adult acting like a wide-eyed kid and dancing on a piano at FAO Schwartz.

 Martin is the youngest executive producer of a major studio film ever and has a deal in place for more movies. Maybe “Joe Versus The Volcano” next. More love for Hanks. 

Also on the remake front: “Hellboy.” Superhero meets supernatural. The hero is played by David Harbour now, Hopper from the Netflix hit “Stranger Things.” 

Born to the underworld, Hellboy is actually a good guy, and taking On A Sorceress In London. Director Neil Marshall Said He Was Watching “Stranger Things,” Saw Harbour and just knew he found his star. Wow – imagine if Ron Howard or Steven Spielberg see me here!?

“Little” is rated PG-13 and “Hellboy” R.   

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