Cinecast Episode 214 – I Hate that I Know That

We start things off simple. No Kurt. Just some Pirates and Priests. With unpleasantness out of the way, Kurt jumps in with both feet for a indie post-apocalyptic film out of Toronto, a re-evaluation of Inglorious Basterds and Tarantino’s career. Trains and Toni Collette keep the conversation chugging along and with Gamble here, “Game of Thrones” is sort of unavoidable. We all revel in the love for Rip Torn and South Korea before rounding everything out with a talk about sequels that are crazier than a rat in a tin shithouse (ala Caddyshack II and Gremilns II). Nobody dies.

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Vampire Schampire, This Trailer Sucks

The Vampire's Assistant Movie Still

The other day Mr. Gamble of Where the Long Tail Ends took a little jab at yours truly (it’s OK. I had a good cry and am feeling much better now, thanks for asking) when he shared the first poster for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. Directed by Paul Weitz the film is an adaptation of Darren Shan’s novel about a boy who meets a mysterious man at a freak show; a man who turns out to be a Vampire.

Bland. Bland. Bland. That’s what I get out of that story and even though the film includes the talents of Ken Watanabe, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Fugit and Ray Stevenson, the inclusion of John C. Reilly as the vampire may give you an idea of what you can expect from this film without even seeing the trailer.

The effects look like fun and I like the mythology of the vampire that Shan has created but this just isn’t for me. That said, I admit to being curious if only to check out this cast; I mean, Hayek as the Bearded Lady? That’s just awesome!

The Vampire’s Assistant opens October 23rd.

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