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Kevin Smith: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Hunter

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by Matt Singer
June 26, 2012 11:14 AM
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"Spoilers."

This week on "Spoilers," filmmaker Kevin Smith (or former filmmaker Kevin Smith, as we learned last week on "Spoilers") and his recruited crew of moviegoers give "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" the most positive review it will likely ever receive, discuss "My Dinner With Andre" (not its vampire remake, "My Dinner of Andre") in the Criterion Lounge, and interview Smith's man-muse (not "His Man, Mewes," Jason Mewes), Jason Lee. We also learn what Smith considers the "highest praise" he can bestow upon a movie, in reference, yes, to "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." "This," he says "is worth leaving your house for and paying to see at a movie theater." Certainly that's higher praise than telling you to wait for Netflix or Hulu or basic cable. But what about "This movie deserves an Oscar" or even "This is worth seeing twice in the theater?"

Anyway, there seems to be a stronger View Askew vibe in this episode: Mewes makes a larger contribution than his usual silent cameo and, of course, Lee appeared in many of Smith's films. Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me there also seems to be a bit more variety in the demographics of the audience this week. Intentionally or otherwise, there looks to be a few more women, and especially more older women in the bunch, which might explain why "50 Shades of Gray" gets randomly introduced into a discussion of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

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