Thoughts on Weirdsville

Saturday, October 30, 2010 6:18 PM By Simon

-Junkies Dexter (Scott Speedman) and Royce (Wes Bentley) find themselves chased by gangsters and satanists when their friend Mathilda (Taryn Manning) supposedly overdoses.

-This was cute. Sometimes funny, sometimes amusing, sometimes stupid, but it was always consistantly cute.

-Bentley is a funny, if not entirely original, stupid one of the pair. Speedman plays straightman/serious guy fine. Manning spends most of her time dead or unconscious. There's the funniest pack of devil-worshippers committed to cinema. Some medieval midgets. The director of Empire Records.

-Still. I refuse to believe people would be fighting so hard to get Canadian money. It looks like the stuff seven year olds make for their parent's birthday.

2 comments:

Marc Edward Heuck said...

Allan Moyle used to be a very vital director. I highly recommend you track down a copy of TIMES SQUARE, an early film he directed with Trini Alvarado (LITTLE WOMEN) and Tim Curry (ROCKY HORROR), and even a later film he made called EMPIRE RECORDS with Robin Tunney, Renee Zellweger, and Liv Tyler, which is not as good, but had I been 17 when I saw it, would have thought was excellent. He has good instincts, but hey, he's an old man like me now.

October 31, 2010 at 3:07 AM
Simon said...

Marc: I've already seen Empire Records, and yeah, it's not particularly good, but it's fun. I still think he's a a vital director, just more low-key. And Canadian.

October 31, 2010 at 8:14 AM