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.


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