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Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s AssistantDIRECTED BY: Paul WeitzSTARRING: John C Reilly, Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, Salma HayekCERT: 12AINTERESTING times in the Weitz family, where brothers Chris and Paul – best known for American Pie, American Dreamz and the excellent About A Boy – are both now releasing vampire flicks based on hugely popular books. Chris is the man at the helm of the upcoming second Twilight movie, New Moon, from Stephanie Meyer’s series of shockingly bad books. While Paul directs Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, based on the Darren Shan novels.The verdict on Twilight will have to wait but, on the evidence here, it looks like the boys have taken this new direction simply for a laugh – probably a bet to see which of them could make the biggest number of book fans really, really mad. Which is all well and good, but at least one of the siblings seems intent on making the average movie lover …

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