Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – Movie Trailer

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are on the run after stealing a coveted orb. Guardians of the Galaxy is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro and directed by Peter Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy opens on August 1, 2014.

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Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Trailer

Wreck-It Ralph is an animated film where the bad-guy character in a classic game named Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade but brings trouble to his entire arcade after sneaking into a new first-person shooter game and unleashing a deadly enemy. Directed by Rich Moore and starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, Wreck-It Ralph opens on November 2, 2012.

Cedar Rapids (2011) Trailer

Cedar Rapids is a comedy film about a naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers. Directed by Miguel Arteta, Cedar Rapids stars Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche. The film opens on February 11, 2011.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009) – Movie Review

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is a fantasy adventure film adapted from the first three books of the book series The Saga of Darren Shan by author Darren Shan.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

John C. Reilly and Chris Massoglia in "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"
John C. Reilly and Chris Massoglia in "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant"

Darren (Chris Massoglia) is a bright 16-year-old student with decent grades and a perfect family and a perfect life. Meanwhile, his best friend, Steve (Josh Hutcherson) is a totally opposite character with broken family. One day they find an invite to a freak show and decide to pay a visit. Darren has a liking for spiders while Steven loves vampires. In the show, Steve recognizes one of the performers as a vampire from his vampire books.

When the police shuts down the show, Steve goes to the vampire Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) and convinces him to turn him into a vampire. Crepsley with his fellow vampire, Gavner Purl (Willem Dafoe), rejects Steve’s wish and Steve vows to kill him. Darren overhears the conversation and steals Madam Octa, a very poisonous spider.

The next day, Darren brings Madam Octa to school but accidentally releases it and it bites Steve who goes into coma. When Darren goes to Crepsley to ask for the antidote, Crepsley agrees under the condition that Darren must become his half-vampire assistant. In order to save his best friend, Darren did not hesitate despite having to leave his family. By doing so, he unknowingly breaks a 100-year-old truce between two warring factions of peaceful vampires and a group of stereotypical bloodsucking killers called the Vampaneze.

Overall, the movie is funny, hilarious despite the fact it is a half-vampire film. Vampires in this film are friendly, decent and peaceful creatures while the other-half of them, called Vampaneze are brutal killers. John C. Reilly gives an incredible performance as a vampire while the others miserably under perform. If not for John C. Reilly, the movie would have been lacked of creativity as the rest seems to just follow the script.

My ratings: 7 out of 10.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009) Trailer

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is a movie about a young boy named Darren Shan who meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire. Starring John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant opens on October 23, 2009.