John Carpenter's The Ward and Zookeeper: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:26.1

Uncomfortably Numb: John Carpenter directs Amber Heard in THE WARD.
Uncomfortably Numb: John Carpenter directs Amber Heard in THE WARD.

How does a review show handle the situation where two, exciting, soon-to-be-classic films are released on the same weekend? We don’t know, but this weekend saw the release of JOHN CARPENTER’S THE WARD and the Kevin James comedy, ZOOKEEPER, so we decided to cover both of those instead. Granted, there’s not much of a correlation between a horror film in which a young woman (Amber Heard), having been involuntarily imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital, must protect herself and her fellow inmates from the malevolent force seeking their destruction, and an Adam-Sandler-backed laugher in which James is schooled in the ways of love by a clutch of chatty zoo animals, but Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons are game lot, and always ready for a challenge. At the very least, they consider whether John Carpenter’s long absence from the feature screen is one of the more regrettable flaws of the present film industry, and whether James might want to consider his own extended hiatus.
PRODUCTION NOTE: Larry was having some problems with his microphone, which we attempted to fix — not particularly seamlessly — in post. We hope to have this patched up by next week’s show.
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0 Replies to “John Carpenter's The Ward and Zookeeper: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:26.1”

  1. At first, I was surprised that you even covered Zookeeper, but then I guess it counts as fantasy. I mean, I believe more in the magic of Harry Potter than I do that Kevin James could be attractive to such women. And even more so, that Rosario Dawson pines for him?
    Fantasy.

  2. I believe more in the magic of Harry Potter than I do that Kevin James could be attractive to such women.

    Turns out women find the combined aromas of pepperoni pizza, zoo animals and desperation IRRESISTIBLE.

  3. Surprised? I’m surprised only that anyone would be surprised by our covering the film.
    Unless zoos really are filled with talking animals, and I’m the only one who doesn’t know it…

  4. Unless zoos really are filled with talking animals, and I’m the only one who doesn’t know it…

    Naaaah, that’s just silly. However, my neighbor’s dog IS telling me to murder lovers necking in the park…

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